10/18/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Towny Montant took home the award for gathering the largest team at the 2017 and 2018 5k Run/Walk for Breast Cancer. Presenting the award was race director M.E. Adipietro with Dr. Frank Adipietro behind the pair.

Rain or shine, hundreds of runners and walkers will show up on the Island to participate in the 20th Annual 5k race to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels. (more…)

06/23/19 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

When I do the Shelter Island 5K I always learn something new.

It’s a chance to experience a big chunk of Shelter Island on foot, in the company of others, with water provided every mile or so. At last weekend’s event, I learned that about 60 people, from all over France, make their way to the Island every year to participate in the 10K and 5K. I was informed of this by a woman whose English is probably better than mine, although her native tongue is French.

I was impressed. (more…)

12/22/18 8:00am

JULIE LANE PHOTO Codger triumphant after the Shelter Island 5K.

Cranking up for the approach of Christmas and the New Year, which sometimes can seem like an onrushing caravan of desperate cheer, Codger has been replaying the joyful buzz of a terrific Thanksgiving — 16 people! Five days! Youngest grandchild wins a Turkey Plunge prize in a squid costume! — until a pit bull squeezed under a fence and attacked Cur II. (more…)