07/02/19 4:30pm

GRAHAM MOORE PHOTO
An Island institution continues. Anita and Louis Cicero, left, outside the barbershop on Grand Avenue, with Mary Boeklen.

Dwight Eisenhower was president. The average cost of a new house was $12,400 and Hawaii became the 50th state in the union.

That same year, 1959, 60 years ago last month, Louis “Louie the Clip” Cicero started working as a barber on Shelter Island. A haircut cost $1.75. (more…)

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PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Listening to Mary Boeklen’s answering machine’s message, you’d likely conclude she’s a person without a care in the world.

That’s what faith can do, said South Ferry co-owner Cliff Clark, commenting on the strength that has carried Ms. Boeklen through the painful months since her husband, Bill, a much loved-South Ferry captain, died last summer, just 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)