05/02/19 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
In early April, the New York Press Association awarded Ms. Walz an honorable mention in the category of Feature Photography for this iconic image of three girls doing handstands on a picnic table at Crescent Beach. The judges summed up her photograph simply and perfectly: ‘Pure joy!’

With a three-month long school break on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to look into summer fun for the kids. Shelter Island Recreation youth summer programs are now open for registration.

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07/21/18 11:00am
STOCK PHOTO The Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament returns on Saturday, August 18.

STOCK PHOTO
The Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament returns on Saturday, August 18.

 Summer and tennis for this region means the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow Park. But for Shelter Island, it’s about to mean the first Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament since 2005 on Saturday, August 18. (more…)

09/18/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class in the park.

COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class in the park.

Traditionally, we think of exercise as something we do to improve our cardiovascular health, strengthen our muscles and maybe help us shed a few pounds. Although all of these are just a few of the many life-extending benefits of exercise, some of the most important and recently discovered benefits are for the brain. I’ve often contended that if employers knew about the increased productivity associated with exercise not only would they provide the time and space for fitness — they would mandate it. And if schools were aware of the improved memories, problem solving skills and test scores of students who participate in fitness classes, there would be fewer cuts to school gym programs.  (more…)