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07/05/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle. Mr. Griffin is retiring after 36 years on the job.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.  Mr. Griffin is retiring after 36 years on the job.

Shelter Island is welcoming a new face to town government. Bethany Ortmann will be succeeding Garth Griffin as the town’s recreation director, a position Mr. Griffin served in for 36 years. (more…)

05/19/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

Codger usually emerges in high spirits from the tunnel of winter and early spring, looking forward to the perks of balmy weather, the return of the Bucks, plump buttered bodies on Sunset Beach, the tick ambush, the undocumented two-day vacationers draining the aquifer, the … uh, oh, there he goes again. Codger might as well still be in his dark, chilly tunnel. (more…)

06/18/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.

Two years ago a town resident declared the FIT Center as “dying a slow death.”

Less than 20 months later, the town’s gym is thriving. The renewal is due to new equipment, but more importantly, improved sanitary conditions, attracting a large number of Shelter Island residents who exercise there regularly, according to its director, Garth Griffin. (more…)