JADE ECKARDT PHOTO
The annual Kids’ Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.
A round-up of Shelter Island events and activities for the week of August 30, 2018.
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…)
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.
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…)
Ryah Diresta, formerly Ryah Price Waldner, passed away on May 8, 2018. She was 43 years old. (more…)