BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Lupo signs up for a possible job at Shelter Island Hardware bringing smiles to the faces of Camryn (center) and Meredith Page.
Shelter Island students mobbed the school gymnasium Monday afternoon — some in search of summer jobs that would put money in their pockets.
Others were looking for opportunities to volunteer to rack up community service hours that could win them accolades when they graduate and help them stand out from the crowd of college applications. (more…)
With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?
Squire Frederick Chase — the namesake of Chase Avenue — created an ambitious development plan in 1836 for Shelter Island, mainly in the Heights. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Trash, and remnants of a fire, on Hay Beach.
Too much to ask?
To the Editor:
It saddens me when we go for a walk on Hay Beach to find piles of beer and soda cans, many blackened by fire, and empty bottles, some broken, near an often still- warm campfire.
I appreciate that people of all ages enjoy the camaraderie of friends around an open campfire on a beautiful evening at the beach. Most of us who grew up in the vicinity of a beach have fond memories of such experiences. It just puzzles us that there is a need to leave everything there. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.
His dream of serving his community as a firefighter had its beginning when he was a boy living by South Ferry, seeing lights in the sky from flames consuming the Prospect Hotel.
But Maurice “Tut” Tuttle’s commitment to service was solidified later, when his friend, Tom Young, inspired him to join the Shelter Island Fire Department.
Harry Truman was president, the average price of a new house was $9,000, a new car cost $1,500 and putting gas in it cost 19 cents a gallon. It was 1951 and Mr. Tuttle was an 18-year-old high school senior. (more…)