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They were the poorest of the poor, starving, whole families running for their lives, crossing an ocean, trying to escape a catastrophe that eventually killed more than a million souls. Two million made it out alive to waiting ships, but then many died on the journey to a find a safe harbor.
Overall, they were reviled when they landed as not quite human, described by one observer as “brutal, base … creatures that crawl and eat dirt and poison every community they infest.” (more…)
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Learn about Irish ancestry and food at the Library on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m.
Activities and events on Shelter Island.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Doing the cooking honors in the kitchen (above) were, from left, Fred Ogar, Western Bascome, Mr. Ogar’s son-in-law Henry Jacobs and Father Peter DeSanctis, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Church.
It’s a time-honored St. Patrick’s Day tradition here on Shelter Island — the annual corned beef and cabbage dinner — and this year was no exception. Sponsored by members of the American Legion and Our Lady of the Isle Church, there were two seatings at the Legion Hall on March 16 for those who couldn’t get enough of the traditional Irish fare (and beverages). (more…)
PETER WALDNER CARTOON
From the mind and pen of Peter Waldner, the Reporter’s award-winning cartoonist.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Youth yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays. American Legion/Youth Center. Children are accompanied from school to the Youth Center by a recreation aide. $5 per class. (631) 749-0309. (more…)