06/13/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis in action in a spin class.

COURTESY PHOTO
Maggie Davis in action in a spin class.

A question that usually arises when I am speaking with people who exercise on a regular basis is: “Can an older person safely begin an exercise program and reap benefits?”

I decided to speak with fitness instructor Maggie Davis. She started working out to keep herself in shape and has been a certified trainer for the past 25 years. (more…)

05/26/15 4:58pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO |  'Say Something,' a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

COURTESY PHOTO |
‘Say Something,’ a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

 

Times have certainly changed. One thing that has remained constant over the past several decades is our struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

The motivation behind the documentary, “Say Something,” is to promote an honest dialogue about this issue. It asks questions without pretending to have all the answers. Through interviews with students, parents, professionals and recovering addicts, it addresses these questions with a matter-of-fact approach. Hopefully it will spark that conversation and just maybe impact kids enough to make positive choices and avoid the very real consequences of substance abuse. (more…)

05/22/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Young ‘architects’ in Michael Cox’s fifth grade class show off their projects that demonstrated not only creativity, but the mathematics they learned to successfully complete their models. They are (from left) Jerry Card, Riley Renault, Emmett Cummings and Olivia Overstreet. Parents will get to view the projects and hear from the students on Friday between 1:15 and 2:30.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Young ‘architects’ in Michael Cox’s fifth grade class show off their projects that demonstrated not only creativity, but mathematics. They are (from left) Jerry Card, Riley Renault, Emmett Cummings and Olivia Overstreet. Parents view the projects and hear from the today  between 1:15 and 2:30.

You can memorize times tables and various mathematical formulas, but fourth and fifth grade math and science teacher Michael Cox thought there must be a better way. (more…)