09/14/18 12:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

I stopped at Cornucopia on West Neck Road last week looking for a card.

While looking through the selection I began talking with proprietor Mary Lou Eichhorn about this Island gift shop that she keeps open every day. (more…)

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07/27/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO John Pagliaro’s works explore masculine and feminine imagery. This is one of his large sculptural works, and includes an element he calls ‘the white spike.’

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
John Pagliaro’s works explore masculine and feminine imagery. This is one of his large sculptural works, and includes an element he calls ‘the white spike.’

John Pagliaro spends about 300 days a year on the waters around Shelter Island, so he wasn’t all that surprised when his phone rang while he was kayaking in icy conditions between the Island and Southold. A friend on the other end asked if he was O.K. (more…)

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07/26/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

When Kirstin Elizabeth Zabel was born in December 1986, her parents, Donald and Claudia, brought her home to Cartwright Road on Shelter Island. Thirty-one years later she was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)

06/18/18 10:00am
MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

In a famous text from the Talmud, the importance of helping others is spelled out simply and beautifully, by saying that a person who saves a single life has saved the whole world.

On Shelter Island we have many of these lifesavers among us, volunteering for the Fire Department and the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services. (more…)

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06/15/18 12:00pm
MARY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner Thursday event held at The Pridwin.

MARY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner June 7 held at The Pridwin.

“I had no idea,” said Cathy Rasmussen, co-lieutenant of the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS), on being awarded EMT of the Year for 2017 by her fellow volunteers. (more…)