Here’s a photo of freshly caught bluefish right before the cooking (photo by Myla, the author’s granddaughter).
I made a decision last week to get rid of my Jeep Wrangler. I had just returned from a trip to New Jersey (where my second child has bought a house) and was completely beat.
The upper level to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was closed. Everyone was being funneled from the Belt Parkway onto the lower level. About one hour of stop and go, and doing a tap dance with the clutch and accelerator.
I said to myself, “Self, you’re too old for this. Get an automatic transmission.” (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Watch out for phone scammers!
“Hang up! Hang up! Hang up!”
Shelter Island Chief of Police James Read could not have been more emphatic when I asked for his advice last week for seniors who feel they’re getting scammer calls. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
I remember how important it was for me as a teenager to get a driver’s license. I appeared at the motor vehicle bureau on my 16th birthday, birth certificate in hand, to get my junior license learner’s permit.
Now, more than a half-century later, I find myself looking at those signs that tell us it’s time to stop driving. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Easter eggs in season.
What a fine day Easter Sunday was! The high temperatures and sunny skies seemed to elevate the spirits of everyone with whom I came in contact.
It was an Easter Sunday like those I remember when I was a kid. It was always warm and sunny when we wore our new clothes and visited relatives. And the day was made extra special with the knowledge that the next week school was closed. Time to have adventures with friends after a Sunday of family activities. I remember ham or lamb was the usual entree. (more…)
FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Town Hall — where so many political opinions are shared.
We hear the stories and we read the reports of the Town Board meetings where short-term rentals are discussed. There seems to be a great deal of acrimony present on both sides of the topic. Strong arguments are given for both sides of the subject. (more…)