COURTESY PHOTO Jake Card
Last Thursday morning, most of the golf world was busy paying attention to the Masters golf tournament.
And why not — history was being made in Augusta, Georgia with Tiger Woods making his move to be the undisputed greatest golfer ever. Tiger was going for his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship. By now, you all know the outcome.
At the same time, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III was making news in other parts of the golf world with some unbelievable scores. (more…)
Riley Willumsen in action during a rodeo competition.
When Riley Willumsen graduated from Shelter Island High School in 2014, I did a story on the direction he was taking his life. The reason I wrote about Riley was because he had picked a different path for his life’s journey from all the other kids. (more…)
Christmas doesn’t come around without bringing us an assortment of diverse feelings. As I get older, I’m amazed at how these moods change every year. I enjoy this cheerful season for different reasons. I’ve been lucky to have had a mother and then a wife who loved everything about Christmas. (more…)
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Russell and Jenny Smith at the December 1 Shelter Island Home Care Christmas party.
Last Saturday afternoon I was planning on attending a home basketball game. I told my son that I’d be a little late since I was invited to a party before the game. (more…)
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Greg Ofrias and Suzanne Fujita.
Yesterday I was going into the Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy for more of those little pills that seem to be keeping me alive. I thought about how the pharmacy was when I first came to the Island and how it is now. (more…)