GRAHAM MOORE PHOTO
Knowing when to hold ‘em. Around the weekly Senior Center’s poker table, from left, Henrietta Roberts, Andy Holm, Ed Mangiarotti, Alfred Roberts, John Babinski and Bob Springsteen.
Dealers choice. A $2 buy-in. One man stares over his cards across the table, a faded U.S. Navy tattoo on his weathered forearm.
One rule to live a successful life is never to play cards with a man named “Doc.” It might also include never playing with an old timer with a steely stare and a military tattoo named John Babinski. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A cake for Codger.
This is a big week for birthdays, including Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin, Al Capone, Muhammad Ali, Edgar Allan Poe, Janis Joplin and last and certainly least, Codger, who will have to blow out the candles for all of them. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO| Winding down, Henrietta Roberts will end her long career as coordinator of senior services on March 11. There will be a brief hiatus for the Silver Circle program that will return by mid-April.
Silver Circle participants on Shelter Island aren’t losing the program they value.
That’s the word from Councilwoman Chris Lewis, who is liaison to the Senior Activity Center. (more…)