BEN SMITH PHOTO
We all know how long it takes to drive across Shelter Island from north to south on Route 114. Some of us know there are 21.5 miles of trails meandering in and around Mashomack Preserve.
But have you ever wondered how big Shelter Island really is?
Glenn Waddington certainly did, and it’s a question that he puzzled over for quite some time. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich
Loren Reich was a well-paid, internationally-traveling executive based in Manhattan, when she decided she was ready to move to the Island full-time in 2005, after years of coming out weekends. She saw an ad for an executive assistant position and when she got a call from the man doing the screening he had a warning. The position involved working at a laboratory run by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the study of animal diseases. (more…)
BARBARA WARREN PHOTO Dolphins swimming in Greenport Harbor this morning.
A rare and beautiful sight blessed travellers onboard a North Ferry boat bound for Shelter Island around 9 a.m. on June 17.
A school of dolphins rose to the surface and surfed the bay before diving and rhythmically rising again, over and over. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Alma Ryder’s earliest memory of Christmas is listening to the radio as her grandfather trimmed a Christmas tree. The 100-year-old Ms. Ryder was one of three sisters, but while her siblings lived with their mother, she was sent to live with her grandparents. (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…)