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10/23/17 8:11am
BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

Maybe Kal Lewis should run every race feeling a bit under the weather.

On Saturday, the 15-year-old Shelter Island High School sophomore woke up with a sore throat, and several hours later broke the record for his hometown’s 5K race. (more…)

10/08/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | During their visit to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida last spring, Poppy Johnson, her grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law came across a familiar name in an unexpected place.

COURTESY PHOTO | During their visit to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida last spring, Poppy Johnson, her grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law came across a familiar name in an unexpected place.

I thought I’d let my readers know that I sent the receipt (proving that I took the “safe driving class” I described last week) to my insurance company, and I received a check representing 10 percent of my premium for liability and collision coverage.

Pretty fast work. I am delighted. So sign up for the next class set for December 5. Just call Laurie at (631) 749-1059 to register.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d pass on some information I gathered from a piece in Newsday last Sunday called “When Generations Travel Together.” It’s by Treva Lind and originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. (more…)

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05/22/17 2:00pm
Danny Peskowitz

Danny Peskowitz

Danny Peskowitz died at his Penny’s Path home on May 5, 2017, surrounded by loved ones.

Danny moved to the Island in 1998, having summered here for many years. He was a Wednesday afternoon volunteer at Mashomack. Until his last years, he was a late-afternoon regular at Menhaden Lane beach and loved concerts at the Perlman Music Program, his family said. (more…)

02/24/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island School’s 5th graders gathered around Patrick Mullooly as he showed them a video made by students from another school district. They’ll be sharing their own work through the ‘Kidsday’ program.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island School’s 5th graders gathered around Patrick Mullooly as he showed them a video made by students from another school district. They’ll be sharing their own work through the ‘Kidsday’ program.

The Pied Piper, aka Patrick Mullooly, hit town last week to mesmerize a class of Shelter Island fifth graders.

The Island was just one of many stops on Mr. Mullooly’s circuit of schools. As the “Kidsday” editor, he travels from classroom to classroom, charming and challenging young minds. (more…)