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Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.
Mary Dwyer believes children are born unfettered by restrictions on what they can achieve.
That’s why Ms. Dwyer wants to bring them into the “2Rs4Fun” program before anyone can impose limits on them.
After 25 years of teaching elementary school, mostly in the East Williston School District, Ms. Dwyer retired to Shelter Island and launched the program designed to inspire young students to read, write and stretch their imaginations. Starting in the fall of 2008, she motivated a group of adult mentors to latch onto her vision and work one-on-one with 3rd and 4th grade students at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)
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Never say die. Superfans Bob DeStefano, left, and Father Peter DeSanctis at the Bucks’ last game of the season .
The 2017 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball (HCBL) League regular season ended July 25 for the Shelter Island Bucks as they bowed to the playoff-bound Long Island Road Warriors. (more…)
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To the Editor:
I am one of the 15 homes — and Legion Hall — directly abutting Fiske Field. In this regard, I am highly concerned by the potential well contamination that would result from spraying such a large area with tickicide. (more…)
Cover of the fall 2016 edition of 2Rs4fun, which features young writers’ work.
“Children need to be free, I think, or they won’t get to their soul as writers.”
Islander Mary Dwyer spoke those words that gave rise in 2008 inspired a program — 2Rs4fun — that she founded, affording young writers in the 3rd and 4th grades an opportunity to see their works in print.
A former teacher, Ms. Dwyer, has been successful in attracting adult mentors to work with the children one-on-one. The young writers have just issued their fall 2016 compilation of writings. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around from the Bucks at a game last year at Fiske Field.
Heads up, Islanders, spring is here and we’re set for new season for the Shelter Island Bucks.
This year’s team — the defending Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League champions — will soon be arriving with the 2015 HCBL trophy and a bat signed by each member of last year’s team.
Fiske Field has been rolled and the grass is a brilliant green thanks to all those rainy spring days. There are new dugouts ready and waiting and the players are expected to be on the Island the first day of June. The first two games, both at home, will be played that week.
That’s the good news. Now we have to take a short look at the bad news and come together to solve a problem. (more…)