Not surprisingly, great teachers have generally had great teachers of their own — those who inspired them to pursue a career in education. That’s the case for the Reporter’s Person of the Year, Janine Mahoney. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A new memorial rock in memory of Thomas Cutinella outside the Shoreham-Wading River football field.
I remember the day I became a registered organ donor. I was 23 years old and a few months removed from leaving the State of New York for sunny Southern California.
It was the day I received my new driver’s license, which so conveniently lists your weight in California, as if regular ol’ folks like myself who’d moved to Hollywood needed any added incentive to feel like outcasts. The license also featured a circle for organ donation, on which residents who chose to opt-in to that state’s registry placed a bright pink sticker. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The Shelter Island volleyball team at the Smithtown West tournament Saturday, October 24, watching other teams compete. Coach Cindy Belt said, “I like the personalities revealed by their stances.”
The postseason is here.
The Shelter Island School volleyball team had a non-league game and tournament this past week and will be playing a few scrimmages to keep sharp as we prepare for the Section XI Suffolk County championship on Monday, November 9. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.
BY PETER McCARTHY
Three Shelter Island girls, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak have all distinguished themselves at the high school varsity level, earning All-League, All-Conference and All-Tournament honors. But the last couple of years they’ve proved they can also play with the ‘big” girls at the more competitive Club Volleyball. This level of competition is where the best players from area schools join together to form All-Star teams to play in large regional tournaments. (more…)