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09/18/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Bill Dickerson, with his certificate from the Firemen's Association of New York honoring him for his decades of service to Shelter Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Bill Dickerson, with his certificate from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York honoring him for his decades of service to Shelter Island.

At 95, Bill Dickerson remembers the good times and the hard times.

He persevered through the latter, and for his dedication to his fellow Isalnders, has been honored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York for 70 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. (more…)

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08/31/18 4:30pm
CHARTIY ROBEY PHOTO Bennett Karnis.

CHARTIY ROBEY PHOTO
Bennett Karnis.

Labor Day is game time for short order cook Bennett Karnis and the grill at the Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy is his field of play. Speed, accuracy and skill will deliver the melted cheese and hash browns he is famous for.

“I’ve got to lace up, tape up and put my game face on,” he said.

Bennett, who has been cooking breakfast and lunch at the Pharmacy counter since 1994, is at the heart of one of the Island’s best experiences, a meal eaten with casual acquaintances at an L-shaped counter, while seated on a rotating stool. (more…)

07/28/18 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Katie, a two-and-a-half year-old mini Labradoodle who’s been certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Katie, a two-and-a-half year-old mini Labradoodle who’s been certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

I had a delightful time at the Senior Center last Wednesday.

Director Laurie Fanelli asked me to come over to see the visiting therapy dog who was coming to the Silver Circle. I told Laurie that I had an appointment in Sag Harbor (I was on the track of a new computer) and I also had the grandkids in tow. I had also promised them lunch at Panera Bread.

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07/26/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

When Kirstin Elizabeth Zabel was born in December 1986, her parents, Donald and Claudia, brought her home to Cartwright Road on Shelter Island. Thirty-one years later she was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)