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Deer hunting season on the Island is now open.
I noted with interest that the gun season for deer is happening now. It was good to see this paper print the locations that might have hunters with firearms looking for deer. Particularly for those who like to hike in the woods. Hunters are generally a safe crowd but it’s best to stay out of the woods during hunting season.
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS
Cold didn’t dampen the spirit of the season at tree lighting.
Temperatures hovered in the 20s on December 5 when Islanders huddled together at Police Headquarters for the annual lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Thanks to a steady program of music and the spirit of joy of the season, no one seemed concerned about the cool air.
50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in volleyball, Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
DON D’AMATO PHOTO From left: Bill Seeberg, treasurer, the Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island (SCF), Barbara Silverstone, president, SCF, Judy Brandenstein, Loretta Faneelli, senior activity director, Karin Bennett, senior program manager, Judy Daniels, SCF board of directors and Richard Lomuscio, SCF board of directors and Reporter columnist.
At Town Hall Tuesday, the Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island (SCF) presented a $36,000 check to Judy Brandenstein, who had given the town a steep discount on a wheel-chair accommodating van she had designed for her late husband, Howard. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Peter Reich
In our last edition of 2015, the first of its kind in Reporter history to look back on major events and issues of a year, the most striking occurrences were the decisions to retire by two public officials — Peter Reich and Ed Brown.
Both farewells were unexpected, in part because of the energy and focus both men brought to their work on the Town Board; they hadn’t slowed down and they hadn’t become disengaged. (more…)