02/22/15 8:00am
KAREN KAIER PHOTO ‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

KAREN KAIER PHOTO
‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

This is the first column 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 essential place. Careful readers will also find out how to win a prize. (more…)

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11/29/14 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Look carefully. This is where you should be this winter when gardening thoughts come to mind. See you there.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Look carefully. This is where you should be this winter when gardening thoughts come to mind. See you there.

All around me, I hear complaints about how early it gets dark and so I write the following in an attempt to convince you how wonderful the dark really is. When it’s dark, you can’t work outside — isn’t that lovely? (more…)

11/06/14 4:30pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Here’s a white kalanchoe. White plants mix well, enhancing other shades.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Here’s a white kalanchoe. White plants mix well, enhancing other shades.

Still no frost!

We’re two weeks past the average date. The roses opposite St. Agnes Catholic Church in Greenport are still blooming their little heads off. Here on the Island, I’ve closed my beds and emptied my window boxes, so I’m definitely feeling fall-ish. And enjoying every minute of it. (more…)