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12/28/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of his season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of his season.

Shelter Island volleyball had a new look in 2017.

We lost seven players to graduation in June, leaving only three returning varsity players. Laura Mayo took over the reins of the junior varsity team from Jim Theinert, a three-year veteran of the position. On the books it looked like a rebuilding year, but the varsity matched its record from 2016, and the JV was stronger than the previous year. (more…)

09/21/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

“Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species.”

These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confirm what many of us may have already suspected.

We’re literally killing ourselves (and our fellow living beings) with garbage — much of it plastic, which we love as consumers because it is strong, durable and long-lasting, and hate as environmentalists for exactly the same reason. (more…)

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09/05/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Amelia Clark at the net for Shleter Island against Port Jefferson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Amelia Clark at the net for Shleter Island against Port Jefferson.

The first league match for the Shelter Island School volleyball teams was Friday, September 1.

A beautifully sunny and cool day, it felt like mid-September. Fans came to the morning game with signs, a couple of infants were there for their first match, and new athletes got to strut their stuff, all in advance of the first day of school. (more…)