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Life is ever changing. And the Island is changing — in some ways for the better, but in other ways, long-time residents would be quick to say, for the worse.
Ride along Route 114 heading south from North Ferry, and while the initial impression is positive, as you head up past Piccozzi’s gas station and continue south, it’s not long before you encounter views that Supervisor Gary Gerth and his predecessor, Jim Dougherty, have characterized as less than appealing. Mr. Dougherty, when he was in office, said the main thoroughfare of the Island had become “an eyesore.” (more…)
Margaret Carroll of Dallas, Texas and formerly Shelter Island Heights, died November 19, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer, her family said. She was 95.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Bill of 53 years and is survived by her children, Laure Carroll of Los Angeles, Liam Carroll of New York City and Shelter Island, and Kerry Radford of Texas; she is also survived by four grandchildren.
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A recent painting Ms. Shatken created by pouring watercolors.
Two Island artists, June Shatken and Katherine Hammond, will open their studios to the public on Saturday, December 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. They invite art lovers to visit their studios where their art will be on exhibit and for sale.
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Union Chapel in the Grove.
Historic Union Chapel will celebrate the 146th anniversary of the Chapel and Shelter Island Heights at a homecoming service this Sunday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. The Chapel bell will toll for members of the Shelter Island Heights community and Chapel trustees who passed away over the last year including: Ray Adams, Nancy Purtell Edwards, Howard Hamm, Jay Lewis, Dan Reich, Kenneth Reilly and Lois Weir. Tim Purtell, Chair of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation, will read the names.
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION
Shelter Island’s Memorial Day events and ceremonies honor those who died while serving in America’s armed forces.
On Sunday, May 27, flags will be placed on all veteran grave sites throughout the Island. (more…)