02/08/19 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTOS
Back row: Audrey Wood, Emma Gallagher, Jonas Kinsey, Abby Kotula, Michael Payano, Lyng Coyne, Lucas Quigley-Dunning. Front row: Dan Martin, Nick Mamisashvili, Junior Gil, Lauren Gurney, Jane Richards, Amelia Clark and Walter Richards.

This past fall, students who are part of Shelter Island School’s National Honor Society and friends raised over $1,200 to earn their build day with Habitat For Humanity, a non-profit organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for families in need. Additionally, a generous $1,000 grant from the Presbyterian Church allowed the team to shop at Home Depot and bring supplies along for the build site.

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05/02/18 2:00pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | The crew, from left, back row: Janine Mahoney (NHS adviser), Audrey Wood, Amelia Clark, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Owen Gibbs, Dan Martin, Lindsey Gallagher, Luke Gilpin, Emily Strauss, Isabelle Topliff, Jess Nardi (teacher volunteer) Front row: Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, Sarah Lewis, Isabella Sherman, Colleen Finn, Christine Finn (volunteer superintendent).

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | The crew, from left, back row: Janine Mahoney (NHS adviser), Audrey Wood, Amelia Clark, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Owen Gibbs, Dan Martin, Lindsey Gallagher, Luke Gilpin, Emily Strauss, Isabelle Topliff, Jess Nardi (teacher volunteer) Front row: Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, Sarah Lewis, Isabella Sherman, Colleen Finn, Christine Finn (volunteer superintendent).

Last fall, more than a dozen Shelter Island High School students slept outside in cardboard boxes to raise money and awareness for the housing crisis of the working poor. Recently a crew of 15, including National Honor Society members and friends, traveled to Bay Shore in a neighborhood where Habitat for Humanity is building four new homes on land donated by the town, revitalizing the neighborhood. (more…)

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02/16/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tracy McCarthy at home on Fred’s Lane.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tracy McCarthy at home on Fred’s Lane.

Tracy McCarthy was 40 when she moved permanently to Shelter Island. But in all the ways that count, she lived here all her life.

Her recurring childhood ear infections? Doctor Grunwaldt treated them. First job? Bussing tables at the Ram’s Head Inn. Name a milestone — first boyfriend, learning to parallel park, the moment she spotted her future husband. She can tell you exactly where on this Island it happened. (more…)

11/16/17 4:30pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Thinking about young people, it’s hard not to conclude that they’re materialistic, in love with luxury, have atrocious manners, no respect for others and are obsessed with chatter via texting. (more…)