BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Kayaks lining Wades Beach before the third annual Great Peconic Race Saturday.
Two years ago, when I turned 60, I decided I would kayak around Shelter Island as a personal challenge. With very little training, I set out one morning in a plastic sit-on-top 12-foot boat I’d bought for my wife. Seven hours later I finished and a bucket list item was checked off.
Later that summer I discovered after the running of the first Great Peconic Race (GPR) in 2014 that circumnavigating the Island in a kayak wasn’t exactly an original idea. When I saw the times posted by paddlers, I realized I had a lot of work to do. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at Saturday’s Shelter Island Fire Department’s 53d annual Chicken Barbecue
The old saying, “No rest for the weary,” should be, “Little rest for the bravest,” when it comes to putting together one of summer’s greatest traditions for our community, the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue. (more…)
SHARON DONNO PHOTO
The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus Monday.
It’s”Shark Week” at Camp Adventure, where more than 150 campers and as many staffers have gathered to celebrate a respite from doctors, hospitals and medical tests that has informed the young campers’ lives since they were diagnosed with cancer. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO What’s that smell?
A few summers back, Bond No. 9, a luxury fragrance brand, made a bold announcement. They released their newest scent called “Shelter Island,” declaring, “The East End is now fully perfumed.” (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Organizers of the 37th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run – 5K Run/Walk are optimistic about the forecast for tomorrow’s race, with the weather gods on their side.
Last year was the first in the history of the race when the skies opened and it poured rain all day, but that didn’t stop the determined runners, walkers and Islanders who cheered them on. (more…)