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…)

02/18/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

How many of you are over 50, your kids don’t need you, your job identity is gone, and maybe your spouse is no longer with you and you’re alone? You’re depressed and feel there’s no more purpose to your life.

At the Shelter Island Woman’s Community Club meeting held on Tuesday, February 7, Laurie Fanelli, R.N., M.A., psychiatric nurse practitioner and director of our Senior Center, told the ladies of the club, “you’re ready for your second adulthood.” (more…)

01/29/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Come on, Leo, you're getting blessed.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

You may recall that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to walk every day. Well I have been doing that except when we had our snowfall — but I did get exercise shoveling.

Most of my walks have been fun because I have had company for them — a little black pooch named “Bear.” (more…)