04/19/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Helping hand cleaning Brinley Sylvester’s ‘table,’ the most elaborate gravestone.

COURTESY PHOTO
Helping hand cleaning Brinley Sylvester’s ‘table,’ the most elaborate gravestone.

Part 2 of an occasional series, courtesy of the Shelter Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, updating Islanders on who’s who in the Presbyterian Church cemetery and why it’s such an important place. You will also find out, if you read through to the last paragraph, how to win a prize. And who won the last one.

Heads up, Islanders. Let’s see how well you know your history. (more…)

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04/08/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO These are not daffodils but hyacinthoides, a wonderful spring bulb, cousin to the hyacinth but looser and more graceful, with the same range of colors. They’re also quite indestructible.

COURTESY PHOTO
These are not daffodils but hyacinthoides, a wonderful spring bulb, cousin to the hyacinth but looser and more graceful, with the same range of colors. They’re also quite indestructible.

Let’s begin with the first five most important things you need to garden. The second and third most important things are two shovels, one with a straight edge and one with a pointed edge and you really do need both of them. (more…)