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06/26/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth Morgan on the Shelter Island course Saturday, June 17.

COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth Morgan on the Shelter Island course Saturday, June 17.

Elizabeth Morgan’s nickname since girlhood has been “Bitsy,” she says, as in “Itsy Bitsy.”

On Saturday, June 17, at the Shelter Island 10K, Bitsy came up big as the first woman registered from Shelter Island to cross the finish line. (more…)

05/29/17 10:30am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island FIT Center.

With the Shelter Island 10K coming up next month, many are thinking about exercise and whether they’ve been keeping up with the standards they set for themselves for the new year.

Many seniors are always participants in this race that was started over 35 years ago. Last year’s 10K had  975 participants  and 116 of those were over 55. While the 5K drew 564 competitors  with 103 over 55.

One wheelchair competitor was over 55. Not bad! (more…)

05/20/17 11:00am


Walker or runner, the trick for turtles and hares is putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line.

At that point, your instincts will be your guide. Although years ago, our Island 5K did make a logistics screwup. The bountiful food that is provided at all our races was improperly located. The grills for hot dogs and hamburgers were on Crescent Beach’s sand. (more…)

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05/15/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


The wheels of justice turn slowly but in May 1967 the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.

Andy Clyde, who portrayed the Hopalong Cassidy movie and radio sidekick California Carlson, died in Los Angeles at the age of 75.

Americans were listening to “Groovin’” by The Young Rascals.

“Barefoot in the Park” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda was drawing crowds to movie theaters.

Thornton Wilder’s “The Eighth Day” was among the most popular books, considered an American epic dealing with how two families involved in a murder mystery are torn apart.

And on Shelter Island . . .