With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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Fast friends: First Islanders of their gender across the line, from left, Justine Karen, Emma Gallagher and Lindsey Gallagher.
Starting line: Saturday, before the start of the Shelter Island 5K, I stood in a huddle of my teammates, with Emma Martinez Majdisova on my right who was still shaking with adrenaline from singing the national anthem. Our male teammates stood in front of us. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Island volunteers and staff of ‘Kids Need MoRE’s’ Camp Adventure (held each summer at Camp Quinipet) gathered for a ‘thank you’ party at the American Legion hall.
Holly Lanzetta’s 6-year-old son Sam has cancer. As a single parent of two young boys, the Southold mother has long struggled to care for her sons — including providing the medical care Sam has needed throughout the years. Ms. Lanzetta has also had to find a balance that allows her to pay her bills while working between her son’s treatments to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family. (more…)
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During the fall, the Camp Adventure “family” gathered for its annual CampsGiving weekend at Quinipet. Campers and staff descend on Shelter Island Saturday for a week-long respite from cancer treatments to turn their attention to fun with friends.
Dinosaurs roamed the earth thousands of years ago and their remains have been uncovered by archeologists, but were they on Shelter Island? (more…)