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…)

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06/08/18 12:00pm
MARY ELLEN McGAHEY 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 held at The Pridwin on Thursday evening. Flanking Ms. Rasmussen is EMS Director Jack Thilberg, left, and Chief Phil Power.

At the annual Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services gala Awards Dinner at The Pridwin Thursday night, Co-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year. (more…)

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06/01/18 4:30pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

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Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

When Shelter Island High School senior Francesca Frasco and I sat down to talk at her family’s home on Wade Road, it was Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. She had just returned from a tea party. A real one with brewed tea in china cups, sweet snacks and conversation. (more…)

05/24/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

Islanders have waited patiently — or not so — for the start of summer. This weekend will mark another beginning, with a host of new businesses opening on the Island. (more…)