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Donna King, at home on Shelter Island.
Every year, Donna King looks forward to opening day of scallop season, when she goes fishing with her husband Wayne.
Her expertise in the culling, opening, cooking and freezing of our local bay scallops is so deep, you’d never know she grew up landlocked in the Midwest, and had never seen a scallop until 2009, when her kids were grown, her parents gone, and she was remarried. It was Wayne who brought her to Shelter Island, and she took to it. (more…)
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A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.
Imagine living on a beautiful island with lovely beaches, but never being able to enter the water — or even sit on the sand — on a hot day.
That’s been the plight of Joe Napolitano who, until this summer, couldn’t access the waters around Shelter Island because he’s a person who uses a wheelchair. (more…)