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02/11/19 4:30pm

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Have an hour a week to spare and want to spend it in a creative way getting to know your neighbors?

Senior Services Director Laurie Fanelli and Shelter Island Presbyterian Church member Marilynn Pysher are hoping you will join a corps of volunteers for training and then be matched with one of the town’s elderly residents who share your interests. (more…)

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01/30/19 2:00pm

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While Shelter Island is expecting no more than an inch of snow overnight, already cold temperatures are expected to plummet, and gale force winds will make temperatures as low as 8 degrees feel much colder.

That’s the word from the National Weather Service, which has been tracking a storm moving this way from the Midwest. (more…)

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10/27/17 2:43pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli

The Senior Smarts Program called Perspectives and Dealing with Approaches to Maintaining Shelter Island’s Environmental Health, will be held at the Senior Center at 44 North Ferry Road on Thursday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m.

In the October 26 Reporter, the program was incorrectly listed as occurring at the library.

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02/04/17 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Father Peter at the annaul Old Timers game last summer.

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Father Peter DeSanctis at the annual Old Timers softball game last summer.

As I learn more about senior citizen affairs here on this Island, I see how big a role the different churches play in watching out for seniors’ welfare.

And it appears to be done in a very ecumenical spirit with good works being given to all Islanders regardless of religious affiliation. So I decided to speak with the rectors of the Island’s large churches to see what I could learn.   (more…)

06/02/16 6:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Russell and Jenny Smith, owners of Shelter Island Homecare.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Russell and Jenny Smith, owners of Shelter Island Homecare.

I really did not know much about Shelter Island Homecare.

They call themselves the “concierge caregivers on the East End” in their ad in the Shelter Island phone book published by the Reporter.

I decided to give them a call so I could find out more about their operation. (more…)