ROBERT LEWIS HARRIS
At 6 feet, 7 inches, Bob Harris was easy to notice.
He always cut a dashing figure — with his signature tasseled loafers, a brocaded silk vest in summer, a crimson plaid Christmas jacket or some other elegant, attention-getting attire whenever the occasion called for it. Unless his work as an attorney for the Landegger family’s pulp and paper concerns required his presence in Europe or another far-flung part of the globe, Bob rarely missed a weekend on Shelter Island, where he bought his house on Cartwright Road in 1976. (more…)
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Peter Reich at home in a garage-like room that is equal parts office, boatyard, maritime museum and man-cave.
When Peter Reich was 23 years old in 1980, he had an experience that usually lands a person on the morning talk shows.
Sailing his family’s 33-foot yacht Polar Bear, Peter and his friend Andy Reeve ran into a vicious storm. En route to Bermuda, the boat sank 750 miles off Montauk and left the two men floating in a tiny inflated raft for five days with eight slices of cheese, some ginger ale and a few signal flares. (more…)
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Nurse Mary Kanarvogel at the door of her office in the school.
Just about everybody who lives, works or has raised a family on Shelter Island knows Nurse Mary Kanarvogel. She’s been the school nurse for 12 years and her office on the second floor is a magnet for anyone with anything on their minds.
Boyfriend troubles? Cold coming on? Need glasses but there’s no money for them right now? Toothache? Want to play baseball but you don’t have a mitt?
Nurse Mary is the conduit through which the Lions Club as well as individual donors learn what the children of hard-working Island families need. (more…)