09/22/17 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.

Cur is ailing.

The canine cardiologist has confirmed the vet’s diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may be slowed but can’t be reversed or cured. Cur may have a year. (more…)

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08/28/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.

The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.

The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.

The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/04/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.

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Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.

Saturday, July 29 brought small craft warnings with the wind gusting up to 32 knots around Shelter Island.

On Sunday morning the winds were still blowing around 10 knots. At 2 p.m., kickoff time for the fifth series of Sunfish races this year hosted by the Menantic Yacht Club (MYC), the wind was practically nonexistent — zero to 1 knot. Boats were drifting aimlessly, waiting for the Race Committee to make a decision about racing. Fortunately for those sailors who arrived late, the racing did not begin until almost 3 p.m. due to lack of wind. (more…)

07/21/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Shelter Island Friends of Fighting Chance hosted a charity cocktail reception on July 15 at the Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler. The crowd enjoyed a fine summer day with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the lawn. Friends of Fighting Chance include, from left, Barbara Groves, Nancy Greenberg, Julie Karpeh, Dr. Marty Karpeh, Karrie Robinson, Duncan Darrow (chair and founder of Fighting Chance), Laura Grenning, Kirk Ressler (host) and Susan Scanlon.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Shelter Island Friends of Fighting Chance hosted a charity cocktail reception on July 15 at the Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler. The crowd enjoyed a fine summer day with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the lawn. Friends of Fighting Chance include, from left, Barbara Groves, Nancy Greenberg, Julie Karpeh, Dr. Marty Karpeh, Karrie Robinson, Duncan Darrow (chair and founder of Fighting Chance), Laura Grenning, Kirk Ressler (host) and Susan Scanlon.

The Shelter Island Educational Foundation’s 8th annual Porch Party took place on July 16 at the Ram Island home of Margaret and David Doyle, who are shown above with their guests.

The Shelter Island Educational Foundation’s 8th annual Porch Party took place on July 16 at the Ram Island home of Margaret and David Doyle, who are shown above with their guests.

Hay Beach Property Owners Association hosted its 2017 Summer Cocktail Party on July 15 at the home Kathryn and Tom Speechley who are shown above with Fred Bonocore (center), president of the association.

Hay Beach Property Owners Association hosted its 2017 Summer Cocktail Party on July 15 at the home Kathryn and Tom Speechley who are shown above with Fred Bonocore (center), president of the association.

 

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06/28/17 8:00am
Reel Point

Reel Point

As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.

Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”

He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)