02/04/17 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Father Peter at the annaul Old Timers game last summer.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Father Peter DeSanctis at the annual Old Timers softball game last summer.

As I learn more about senior citizen affairs here on this Island, I see how big a role the different churches play in watching out for seniors’ welfare.

And it appears to be done in a very ecumenical spirit with good works being given to all Islanders regardless of religious affiliation. So I decided to speak with the rectors of the Island’s large churches to see what I could learn.   (more…)

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08/23/15 3:00pm
PHILLIP MANCINE

PHILLIP MANCINE

Philip Mancine of Shelter Island died at Stony Brook University Hospital on August 17, 2015. He was 58 years old.

Phil was born on February 27, 1957 in the Bronx. He graduated from high school and attended continuing education classes at Hyde Park Culinary School while working his way up in the restaurant industry. He worked as a chef on Fire Island, St. Thomas, Vail, Colorado and Vermont where he made many friends. (more…)

07/08/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  New Pastor Stephen Fearing (center) will take the pulpit at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for the first time July 20 and will be ordained there the following Sunday. During a recent visit to Shelter Island, he lunched with the Rev. Ronald Wickey of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (left) and the Father Peter DeSanctis of Our Lady of the Island Church.

COURTESY PHOTO |
New Pastor Stephen Fearing (center) will take the pulpit at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for the first time July 20 and will be ordained there the following Sunday. During a recent visit to Shelter Island, he lunched with the Rev. Ronald Wickey of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (left) and the Father Peter DeSanctis of Our Lady of the Island Church.

For the first time in its more than 270-year history, Shelter Island Presbyterian Church prepares to welcome a minister not yet ordained. But not for long — Reverend Stephen Fearing will be ordained at the church on July 27. (more…)