REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Medical researchers are now recommending that muscle mass be regarded as a vital sign.
A lot of us traditionally make resolutions at the first of the year that have to do with diet and exercise. This year let’s resolve not to make resolutions but rather commit to the life-long pursuit of a healthier life, including many things of which exercise and nutritious food are just a part.
Activities and events on Shelter Island.
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.
SHELTER ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHOTOS
The Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy took the prize in the category of “Whimsical.”
Shelter Island got in the holiday spirit with the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Decorate Your Door Contest.
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO
Mr. and Mrs. Claus lit up the night on Wednesday.
Temperatures hovered in the 20s on Wednesday night 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 for the season, no one seemed concerned about the cool air.
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
The Harvest Moon on September 24 signaled the end of the gardening season.
And so, my fellow gardeners, the season comes to a close after all that dreadful heat and humidity. At least we have cooler temperatures to sustain ourselves as we do the last chores of the season. And let’s talk about them now.