12/01/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

Thanksgiving weekend on Shelter Island, like many American places, provides space for a special time, when people celebrate with their families by either travelling to or hosting loved ones.

This sense of having a place to share happy memories is, if we’re lucky, one of the benefits of the long weekend. But we’re doubly fortunate that many Islanders remember more than just family gatherings from the past, but provide all of us with reminders of the community values of sharing and contributing that make our home better.

Plus, we have fun doing it. (more…)

11/21/16 2:11pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Billy Boeklen going up for a short jumper at last year's  Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund’s 6th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Billy Boeklen going up for a short jumper at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund’s 6th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

BY MELISSA MUNDY

The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund will hold their annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this Saturday, tipping off at 2 p.m. at the Shelter Island School gymnasium. (more…)

11/23/15 1:58pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island Ace Hardware team, a fan favorite, at a past 3-on 3 tournament. This Saturday the annual holiday tournament reconvenes at the Shelter Island School gym.

COURTESY PHOTO |  The Shelter Island Ace Hardware team, a fan favorite, at a past 3-on 3 tournament. This Saturday the annual holiday tournament reconvenes at the Shelter Island School gym.

MELISSA MUNDY | CONTRIBUTOR

The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund will hold its annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, November 28 at 1 p.m. at the Shelter Island School gymnasium.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joe Theinert made the ultimate sacrifice on June 4, 2010 while serving his country during Operation Enduring Freedom. The inaugural tournament was held in November of that year thanks to the efforts of event co-founders and coordinators Carla Cadzin and Ian Kanarvogel, who were both schoolmates of Joe’s. After a summer of solemn remembrance ceremonies, Carla and Ian wanted to host a celebratory event that would bring together all those who knew Joe best. (more…)

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11/05/15 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Alex Mallory, center, directing Bob Rattcliff, left, and Dave Clark at a rehearsal for ‘The Telling Project,’ to be performed on Shelter Island this weekend.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Alex Mallory, center, directing Bob Rattcliff, left, and Dave Clark at a rehearsal for ‘The Telling Project,’ to be performed on Shelter Island this weekend.

On Saturday, November 7, a group of local veterans and military family members will stand before an audience and share their raw, sometimes funny and often heartbreaking stories of service and sacrifice in the U.S. military.

Called “The Telling Project,” and just in time for Veterans Day, it’s much more than the sum of its seven parts. (more…)

11/19/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The competition was fierce between the Wounded Warriors and Islanders, two teams competing at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Wounded Warriors and their friends are from the left: Chris Doyle, Manny Jimenez, Tomas Rodriguez, Maggie Reilly, Mary Larsen and Michael Bartomioli. Peter Miedema was the ref.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The competition was fierce between the Wounded Warriors and Islanders, two teams competing at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Wounded Warriors and their friends are from the left: Chris Doyle, Manny Jimenez, Tomas Rodriguez, Maggie Reilly, Mary Larsen and Michael Bartomioli. Peter Miedema was the ref.

Sign up now for the fifth annual 1LT Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, November 29, starting at 1 p.m. in the Shelter Island School gym. (more…)