PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli
A resident addressed the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to alert members of a “looming crisis,” but one that has a remedy. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a Saturday beach cleanup event followed on Wednesday by an after school autumn outing for children.
BEACH CLEANUP DAY
You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on local beaches. On Saturday, September 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Mashomack Preserve hosts “Beach Clean Up Day.” Come help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying the coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available for students. Visit [email protected] or call (631) 749-4219 for information. (more…)
I had a conversation last week with Sy Weissman, the current head of the Senior Citizens Foundation. He is the current president because at the last meeting of the Foundation, Sy stepped down after many years of leadership. He cited health reasons and the desire to get new blood into the organization. A new president was elected. (more…)
I was at the library last week when I was approached by a well-known Island senior citizen and asked why the paper does not print more information that is vital for the very large senior population on the Island.
I immediately became defensive and listed all the programs available to Island seniors that I have written about in this column. But if it’s not getting across, I’ll have to start letting everyone know what’s available. (more…)