10/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  Close play at first with Tom Bliss legging it out while Bob Marcello goes for the scoop.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Close play at first with Tom Bliss legging it out while Bob Marcello goes for the scoop.

BY MARK FOARD | CONTRIBUTOR

The Tavern, helmed by Chuck Krauss, defeated the SALT team, led by Ed Brown, 14-4 in the fourth annual Jack Cahill Memorial Over-The-Hill Softball Game, Sunday afternoon at Fiske Field. (more…)

06/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June  was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett and Assistant GM Dave Gurney were in high spirits before the team’s opener at Fiske Field last Friday afternoon even though the day had delivered just enough precipitation to keep the crowds at bay.

But soon the evening turned warm and clear, getting better with every run the Bucks racked up to beat the Sag Harbor Whalers, 12-2. (more…)

03/31/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The bell tower of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The bell tower of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

One day last week I decided to ring some church bells.

I’ve had this feeling before. The last time was more than 10 years ago when I asked if I could ring the bells of Orient United Methodist Church, and the sextant obliged me. Call me crazy.

Church bells have always stopped me. Literally, if I’m walking and hear them in the distance. Or if I’m driving and hear their  music on the breeze, they stop my thoughts. The solemn beauty of the bells, sounds giving texture to the air, always call me back to something that doesn’t allow for expression, because I can’t quite connect the feeling to words. (more…)

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03/16/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

“Our story as Christians begins with the refugee story,” Father Charles McCarron said, telling the saga of two adults traveling a great distance where their baby was born, and then soon after fleeing to a foreign country to escape tyranny.

The refugees to whom the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church priest was referring were, of course, Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem for the birth of the baby Jesus and then their fight into Egypt. (more…)