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…)
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…)
Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a large part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live, work and visit. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Fans and athletes of all ages were at the 19th annual Shelter Island 5K race, which raises money for research to fight cancers that affect women.
If you were running or walking in the1 9th annual Shelter Island 5K on October 20 it was a perfect weather day as early morning rain stopped well before the race began. The sun even peaked through, making it, perhaps, a bit too warm at moments for the traditional Island event that raises money for research to end breast cancer and other women’s cancers. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Warming up in the Sunset Beach Hotel parking lot in advance of Saturday’s 5k.
For today’s Shelter Island 5k Run/Walk, it was perfect weather — skies that cleared before race time with sun peaking through clouds as 356 runners, 175 walkers and 1 wheelchair participant finished the course, according to race timers Elite Feats. But 653 people had pre-registered with another 82 registering on site Saturday morning. (more…)