COURTESY of PETER WALDNER ‘Chequit in Winter’ one of the paintings featured in Peter Waldner’s new book, ‘Painting the Island’
In the mid-1960s, Peter Waldner created his first oil painting of Shelter Island. It was painted from the balcony of his parents’ home in the Heights and was an image of the steeple of the little church on Wesley Avenue.
Mr. Waldner was 10 years old at the time … and he hasn’t stopped painting since. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO At home on the Island. Michael Mundy at his parents home last week.
At 24, Islander Michael Mundy has spent time in some of the more remote areas of the globe, such as Okinawa and Mongolia.
He also spent eight months in one of the most dangerous places in the world, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The experimental Fermi 1 reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit had a partial meltdown when its cooling system failed. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.
When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.
In an effort to ensure all segments of the population are aware of efforts to provide affordable, community housing rentals on the Island, the Community Housing Board (CHB) began an outreach to seniors last week. (more…)