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02/10/19 3:00pm

Jay Ely Helme

Jay Ely Helme of Cape Coral, Florida and Middletown, Rhode Island, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on January 21, 2019 at 87 years of age. (more…)

10/05/16 4:30pm
beverlea walz photo Chuck Kraus and Ken Pysher at the 2015 Lions Club Scallop Dinner.

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Chuck Kraus and Ken Pysher serving it up at the 2015 Lions Club Scallop Dinner.

One of the longest running annual fall traditions on Shelter Island is the Scallop Dinner sponsored by the Lions Club.
Lovers of the delectable little shellfish will be glad to know the tradition returns this Saturday, October 8 when the Shelter Island Lions Club hosts its 61st Annual Scallop Dinner at the Pridwin Hotel. (more…)

04/05/15 11:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | 'Adults Only' took in the school play last weekend.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | ‘Adults Only’ took in the school play last weekend.

On Monday, I had a pleasant chat with longtime Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, who is the board liasion to the Senior Citizens Affairs Council. (more…)

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02/23/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO LUCAS at work on a dummy inside one of Shelter Island’s ambulances. The machine is able to apply steady chest compressions while EMTs attend to other lifesaving medical procedures. EMS director Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg (standing) and Mark Kanarvogel demostrated the automated CPR machine Friday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
LUCAS at work on a dummy inside one of Shelter Island’s ambulances. The machine is able to apply steady chest compressions while EMTs attend to other lifesaving medical procedures. EMS director Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg (standing) and Mark Kanarvogel demostrated the automated CPR machine Friday.

You’ve seen it on TV — an emergency medical technician jumping up on a gurney administering dramatic chest compressions to a passed out person.

Now Shelter Island Emergency Medical Technicians have a tool to more effectively and efficiently administer those compressions.
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01/14/14 3:41pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Members of the Shelter Island Ambulance Service display their new sign at their headquarters on Manwaring Road. Pictured (from left) are Catherine Brigham, Nicole Strauss, Sam Case, Mary Kanarvogel, Arthur Bloom, Phil Power, Debbie Brewer, Reeves Thompson, Tom McGriel, Tina Rando, Helen Rosenblum, Mark Kanarvogel, Judy Sherman and Anthony Rando.

The local ambulance service wants Islanders to know that contributions to support the volunteer service now should go to the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, not the Red Cross, since the town took over the operation in January 2012. (more…)