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08/10/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

Best deal no deal?
To the Editor:
Here are some observations on the proposed Novak property land purchase (“Fight over public funds for Fresh Pond,” August 2).

1. The intended purchase is for a .5-acre land parcel on Fresh Pond. (more…)

08/08/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Big Red, a Newfoundland, surveys the scene.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Big Red, a Newfoundland, surveys the scene.

“You made the pets we welcome in/ They’re wondrous blessings too./ With paws and whiskers, wings and fins,/ They offer praise to you.”

This is a verse from “O God Your Creatures Fill the Earth,” a hymn sung on Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Episcopal’s annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. Over 40 pet-loving friends of the church gathered to celebrate their companion animals and Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, who believed that nature itself was the mirror of God.

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07/16/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

This is the first in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.

Every Sunday, members of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church community gather to sing, pray, catch up with each other and hear the pastor, Father Charles McCarron, reconcile Jesus’s teachings with modern life on the Island — a uniquely Episcopalian approach to faith that he calls “the middle way,” where “newness is held in tension with tradition.” (more…)

05/31/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Duplicate bridge resumes at St. Mary’s Church. Plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. to help set up. Play from 1 to 4 p.m. Community friendly game. All levels welcome. Every Thursday. (631) 749-2321.

Ice painting, an after-school workshop for kids to create vibrant pictures with ice. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)