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Some baseball players showed up at the Island Boatyard Sunday, venue for Saturday’s Charity Cricket match, for a lesson. From left, David Shillingford behind son Digby, Charlie Binder, Matt BeltCappellino, Spencer Gibbs, Peter Miedema and kneeling, Basil Shillingford.
There’s a bat. A ball. Innings. Runs.
And that’s about it for similarities shared by baseball and cricket.
Oh, there’s also humor, the same whenever athletes of any sport get together.
Example: David Shillingford, English born, resident of the Island and one of the organizers of Saturday’s third annual Shelter Island Cricket Club Charity Match, was asked by someone the meaning of “a sticky wicket.”
Before he could answer, Peter Miedema, Shelter Island High School teacher and baseball coach, immediately said, “I got a shot of penicillin for that one time.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Sylvia Ann Hewitt will be speaking about her newly-released book, “Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success at Friday Night Dialogues this Friday.
International economist, author and public policy specialist Sylvia Ann Hewlett will be the featured speaker at the July 25 Friday Night Dialogues at the Library starting at 7 p.m.
Long before Sheryl Sandberg was telling women to “lean in,” Ms. Hewlett, an economist with 20 years of experience in global talent management, was focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by women, minorities and other previously excluded groups. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trevor Freeman sliding safely into second against the Riverhead Tomcats Sunday at Fiske Field.
With a chance to move into first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Sunday evening at Fiske Field, the Shelter Island Bucks came up just short of the opportunity. In front of a packed house in their second to last regular season home game of the season, the Bucks fell 3-2 to the Riverhead Tomcats. (more…)
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To the Editor:
As someone who grew up on the Island and who is looking to move back, the fresh water situation is a huge concern. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |Peggy and Walter Johnson in front of their house. Behind their property, beyond the trees, PSEG has proposed building an electrical substation.
Peggy and Walter Johnson first walked up the narrow lane 30 years ago and knew immediately that near the top of a steep rise, they’d found their home.
The little road off Route 114 rises quickly once past the south side of the Haven’s House, built in 1743 and now the home of the Shelter Island Historical Society. Like many places on Shelter Island, when you walk or drive up to the Johnson’s house, you feel as if you’ve entered a hidden world. (more…)