This is the second in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.
Since 1907, Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church has functioned as a spiritual family center that prides itself on its commitment to lending a helping hand, not only to members of the congregation, but to the Shelter Island community at large.
The history of Catholicism on Shelter Island dates back to the early 19th century. Though a large number of Catholics lived on the Island at the time, they had no local priest or church to minister to them. Those who wished to practice their faith had to migrate to St. Agnes in Greenport every Sunday, a trip that, in those pre-ferry times, was exhausting and often dangerous, especially in the dead of winter. (more…)
Bette Ann Davis DiOrio
Bette Ann Davis DiOrio, 88, of Shelter Island, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, passed away at San Simeon by the Sound, on February 26, 2018. (more…)
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Youth yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays. American Legion/Youth Center. Children are accompanied from school to the Youth Center by a recreation aide. $5 per class. (631) 749-0309. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Our Lady of the Isle Church.
RELIEF DRIVE FOR PUERTO RICO
Our Lady of the Isle Church is hosting a relief drive for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Island residents are being asked to help by donating non-perishable food items or supplies. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.
One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”
But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)