07/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Rita Braver.

COURTESY PHOTO | Rita Braver.

For decades, Rita Braver has covered the news — quite a bit of it. She started out in the trenches, working as a beat correspondent for CBS News back in 1972 and moved on to covering stories about law, politics and the White House as her regular bread and butter. (more…)

07/07/17 11:35pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Jim Hurst Trio

COURTESY PHOTO The Jim Hurst Trio

JIM HURST TRIO CREEKSIDE 

Sylvester Manor welcomes back guitar veteran and “house concert alum” Jim Hurst to kick off the 2017 Creekside Concerts this Sunday along with bassist Erik Alvar and fiddler/mandolinist Nate Lee. Jim Hurst Trio performs at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Kids under 10 are free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For details visit sylvestermanor.org or call (631) 749-0626. (more…)

07/07/17 10:00am
MARK GUTMAN PHOTO | Dr. Robert Dell'Amore presenting the Power of Food.

MARK GUTMAN PHOTO | Dr. Robert Dell’Amore presenting the Power of Food.

In recent decades, the incidence of childhood obesity in America has increased dramatically. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the percentage of children with obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s with about one-third of U.S. kids currently being either overweight or obese. (more…)

06/21/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out in its finery and ready for the 2016 benefit.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out and ready for the 2016 benefit.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm began its life as a working plantation. Though it may have a lot of history behind it, this is definitely not a museum. Rather, it’s a living, breathing, working farm that functions according to the seasons, the demands of the land and the livestock and, most importantly the vision of those who work and care for this unique place.

On Saturday, when guests come to the Manor for the sixth annual “Farm to Table Dinner,” what they will see, taste and smell are the actual fruits of the labor that go on year round — right down to what’s on their plate. (more…)