08/25/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Sophie, Lochlan and Jess Eden enjoy watermelon for dessert.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Sophie, Lochlan and Jess Eden enjoy watermelon for dessert.

The masses descended on Fireman’s Field on August 19 for the 54th annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue. Department volunteers prepared 1,800 chicken halves, 70 bushels of corn and 450 pounds of potato salad. Some 1,440 tickets were sold for this year’s event, which brought in $36,000 to help pay for department equipment beyond what the Board of Fire Commissioners provides in its annual budget. (more…)

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08/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at the Shelter Island Fire Department's  Chicken Barbecue last year.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue last year.

What! You haven’t purchased your tickets yet for the 54th Annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue?

You better hurry. This year, for the first time, only 2,000 tickets will be sold, according to barbecue committee chairman Brian Lechmanski. (more…)

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04/17/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS And they're off! Kids on a mad dash across Fireman's Field Saturday to hunt for Easter eggs.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS And they’re off! Kids on a mad dash across Fireman’s Field Saturday to hunt for Easter eggs.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, took  place on Saturday.

The hunt was at Fireman’s Field and kids ages 1 through 8  had a fun-filled afternoon continuing one of the community’s cherished traditions.

Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz captured the fun. (more…)