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03/15/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jocelyn Clapp Ozolins

Shortly after she graduated from the University of Michigan, Jocelyn Clapp Ozolins, the head reference librarian at the Shelter Island Public library, interviewed at Borders, the bookstore chain that got its start in Ann Arbor. (more…)

01/25/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO
Among blood donors last week at the Emergency Medical Services building were members of the Lions Club newly formed Leo Club, who call themselves Simbas. With their teacher and Lions Club member Peter Miedema (back left) are (standing) Owen Gibbs, Jaime Lenzer, Abby Kotula and Stephen Cummings, and (seated) Lydia Shepherd and Jonas Kinsey.

Teaching by example is perhaps the best method to get lessons to sink into young hearts and minds.

The Shelter Island Lions Club does that in many ways, with its most recent venture to encourage school youngsters to give back the induction of a “Leo Club,” the student affiliate of the Lions Clubs. (more…)

12/30/18 11:00am

RICHARD LOMUSCIO

In Richard’s Almanac, Richard closely follows the Island’s senior scene and reports from the inside on issues, trends, challenges and health matters that are important to seniors. For his last column of the year, Richard recounts the accomplishments and successes for Island seniors over the year. (more…)

11/24/18 3:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month.

“Who’s taking care of the caregiver while the caregiver’s busy giving care?”

November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. I learned this from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli who told me that it’s a time to recognize all who sacrifice every day to help those in need.

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