02/14/19 4:30pm

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One possible origin of Valentine’s Day says Saint Valentine was a Roman priest who married soldiers and their wives in secret.

So today is Valentine’s Day. A day that our culture has told us is about love and hearts and Cupid and chocolates and other gifts for those we love.

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09/13/18 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LaBROZZI PHOTO Women secret agents of WWII will be the topic at Havens Barn on Saturday, September 15

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Women secret agents of WWII will be the topic at Havens Barn on Saturday, September 15

A weekly round-up of events and activities on Shelter Island.

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05/03/18 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 3

Tres de Mayo, young adults celebrate Cinco de Mayo a couple days early with homemade quesadillas. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

National Day of Prayer 2018, 7 p.m. Youth Center, American Legion Hall. This year’s theme is “Unity.” All welcome, light refreshments. (more…)

03/23/18 2:00pm
A lunch at The Islander. (Photo courtesy of The Islander's Facebook page).

A lunch at The Islander. (Photo courtesy of The Islander’s Facebook page).

I mentioned in a column a few weeks ago that March is National Nutrition Month and gave some tips on how we seniors can get meals that are really beneficial for our aging selves.

Senior Center director Laurie Fanelli passed on some interesting and enlightening comments on Island places to eat during the winter months. (more…)

03/21/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS  |  Doing the cooking honors in the kitchen (above) were, from left, Fred Ogar, Western Bascome, Mr. Ogar’s son-in-law Henry Jacobs and Father Peter DeSanctis, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Church.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Doing the cooking honors in the kitchen (above) were, from left, Fred Ogar, Western Bascome, Mr. Ogar’s son-in-law Henry Jacobs and Father Peter DeSanctis, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Church.

It’s a time-honored St. Patrick’s Day tradition here on Shelter Island — the annual corned beef and cabbage dinner — and this year was no exception. Sponsored by members of the American Legion and Our Lady of the Isle Church, there were two seatings at the Legion Hall on March 16 for those who couldn’t get enough of the traditional Irish fare (and beverages). (more…)