JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island’s own Aterahme Lawrence is a finalist in the Miss New York competition, in which the winner will move forward to the Miss USA pageant.
Aterahme Lawrence, who not so long ago was an outstanding volleyball player for Shelter Island High School, has finished college and aims to bring more glory to the town she loves as a finalist in the Miss New York pageant. (more…)
PHOTO BY CHRISTINE GALLAGHER | Left to right: Melissa, Frasco, Nicolette Frasco, Will Garrison, Jack Lang, Olivia Garrison, Janine Mahoney (adviser), Lindsey Gallagher, Francesca Frasco, Emily Strauss, Luke Gilpin, Issie Sherman, Madi Hallman, Liz Larsen, Bianca Evangelista, Sydney Clark, Julia Labrozzi, Sarah Lewis, Lily Garrison, Ms. Weir (chaperone), and in front: Sophia Strauss. Missing from photo: Owen Gibbs and Leah Weir.
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries, Relay is a team event where members take turns walking around a track or on a designated path throughout a single night. (more…)
Not surprisingly, great teachers have generally had great teachers of their own — those who inspired them to pursue a career in education. That’s the case for the Reporter’s Person of the Year, Janine Mahoney. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island National Honor Society members new and old are (l-r) Sophia Strauss, Isabella Sherman, Julia Labrozzi, Will Garrison, Olivia Yeaman, Sydney Clark, Nicolette Frasco. Elizabeth Larson, Sara Lewis, Luke Gilpin, Madison Hallman, Francesca Frasco, Melissa Frasco, Bianca Evangelista, Lindsey Gallagher and Emily Strauss.
Excitement written on their faces and surrounded by relatives who came to share in their golden moment, eight students were inducted.
Tuesday night into the Shelter Island Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Eight others, already in the honor society, participated in a re-induction ceremony. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Janine Mahoney in her classroom at the Shelter Island School.
When Janine Mahoney was a fifth grader in Shoreham, she acquired a pen pal named Christine Hibbert who lived in Mansfield, England and had brown hair, blue eyes and glasses, just like 11-year-old Janine.
Over the four decades that Janine and Christine have exchanged letters, both have married, had daughters and led rich, rewarding lives. But the two women have never actually spoken to each other. (more…)