11/24/18 3:00pm

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November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month.

“Who’s taking care of the caregiver while the caregiver’s busy giving care?”

November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. I learned this from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli who told me that it’s a time to recognize all who sacrifice every day to help those in need.

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08/16/18 10:00am
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM On Saturday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s Windmill Field, the second annual Cocktail Party at the Windmill will take place.

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM
On Saturday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s Windmill Field, the second annual Cocktail Party at the Windmill will take place.

Shelter Island events and activities.

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05/23/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The ribbon was cut by Supervisor Gary Gerth to open the a pavilion at Wades Beach Tuesday, a gift from the Shelter Island Lions Club Foundation. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Mr. Gerth, Councilman Paul shepherd, Councilman Albert Dickson and Lions Club member Don D’Amato.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The ribbon was cut by Supervisor Gary Gerth to open the a pavilion at Wades Beach Tuesday, a gift from the Shelter Island Lions Club Foundation. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Mr. Gerth, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilman Albert Dickson and Lions Club member Don D’Amato.

A handsome addition to the Island’s shoreline that will bring summer’s fun to senior citizens and people with disabilities was opened just in time for Memorial Day.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at Wades Beach, attended by town officials and members of the community, an open-air pavilion measuring 20 feet by 14 feet, and a curving concrete pathway to the nearby bathhouse, was presented to the community. (more…)

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05/18/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

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Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

Thanks for the help, but we need more.

That was the message Robert Lipsyte, a director of the non-profit Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island brought to Tuesday’s Town board work session. (more…)

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08/31/16 10:01am
DON D'AMATO PHOTO From left, rom left: Bill Seeberg, treasurer, the Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island (SCF), Barbara Silverstone, president, SCF, Judy Brandenstein, Loretta Fanelli, senior activity center director, Karin Bennett, senior program manager, Judy Daniels, SCF board of directors and Richard Lomuscio, SCF board of directors and Reporter columnist.

DON D’AMATO PHOTO From left: Bill Seeberg, treasurer, the Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island (SCF), Barbara Silverstone, president, SCF, Judy Brandenstein, Loretta Faneelli, senior activity director, Karin Bennett, senior program manager,  Judy Daniels, SCF board of directors and Richard Lomuscio, SCF board of directors and Reporter columnist.

At Town Hall Tuesday, the Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island (SCF) presented a $36,000 check to Judy Brandenstein, who had given the town a steep discount on a wheel-chair accommodating van she had designed for her late husband, Howard. (more…)