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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing
I met last week with the Reverend Stephen M. Fearing, the young pastor at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Stephen, as he likes to be called, comes from Georgia, and was installed as pastor in July of 2014. He’s 29 years old and holds two masters degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Seniors, age 60 and up, can arrange for free rides to and from Shelter Island Library events.
The Senior Center was pretty busy last week with an outing to The Islander for a brunch. Then it was back to the center for dessert and a Valentine’s day party with stories provided by Mollie Numark.
I was notified of a change in activity scheduling. The art classes won’t begin until March 21 and run for six weeks. This is due to an extension in the Computer Class. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.
I spent last Friday getting to know the Reverend Charles McCarron, the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church here on the Island.
Father McCarron has been here for two years and is actively involved with his parish and the community. He is also the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. (more…)