CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Shelter Island Lions Club is
prepped for the 64th Annual Scallop Dinner at The Pridwin where the faithful will gather on Sunday.
It’s that time of year when scallop lovers can rejoice in the succulent tastes from the sea that were once almost extinct in Peconic Bay just a few years ago. These special shellfish are back to satisfy the taste buds of those who know that the scallops come from right here on the East End. The Shelter Island Lions Club is prepped for the 64th Annual Scallop Dinner at The Pridwin where the faithful will gather on Sunday, between 5 and 8 p.m. to enjoy this special meal.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Michael Mitchell. left, and Martin Hunt of the Public Works Department were hard at work Tuesday morning at the Tot Lot.
Could it be that the first group of children who played at the Tot Lot are now in their 20s? (more…)
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Now more than ever
To the Editor:
Congratulations to the members of the Town Board for recognizing that granting a variance for the building of the proposed structures at 6 Charlie’s Lane would be setting a dangerous precedent for future boards. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Caleb Springer tries out the new slide at the Tot Lot pizza party earlier this summer. Lions Club member Paul Mobius stands ready to catch him.
Calling all grandparents and friends, you’re invited to a Cocktail Party to benefit the revitalization of the Tot Lot playground on Friday, September 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tasting Room at SALT.
Located on School Street, the playground was established in 1995 through the efforts of parent volunteers and with private donations. Nearly 20 years later, with the help of moms, the Lions Club and others, the playground is being rebuilt for the next generation of toddlers. It’s a great location and great for kids.
Tickets cost $40 per person; $75 per couple and are available at the door or by calling Linda Springer at 749-0678 or Fran Walsh at 749-3084.
Make checks payable to the Shelter Island Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 760, Shelter Island 11964 and write “playground” in the memo. Donations are also most welcome and are 100 percent tax deductible.
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Elizabeth Weslek, 3, completing a full circuit of the brand new slide at the Tot Lot Monday afternoon.
Kids scrambling around a playground. Moms watching and occasionally calling out to some of the bolder boys to be careful. Pizza from the local restaurant. And a community pulling together to help the smallest among us have a safe and happy time on a sleepy summer afternoon.
The “Tot Lot,” the playground on School Street dedicated for small children, was back in action this week with a brand new slide, replacing one that was in such disrepair it had become dangerous. Besides the slide, more money was on the way to restore the park. And maybe most importantly, hope was in the air that the Tot Lot would be even better than before. (more…)