08/23/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Friday is National Women's Day.

COURTESY PHOTO Friday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day.

Because this Friday, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, it might be the ideal time to look back on a piece of American history that, surprisingly enough, is not mentioned in any of the excellent films about the Women’s Suffrage movement (“Iron Jawed Angels,” Suffragists,” for example) but deserves closer scrutiny. Why? Because it just might tell us something, not about political truth, but about personal truth and how men come to see women. (more…)

06/26/16 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | The end of my log. How long will this project take? No idea. If I need the dining room table, my log can move to the garage. That’s why I have a Shelter Island Buck in the house!

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | The end of my log. How long will this project take? No idea. If I need the dining room table, my log can move to the garage. That’s why I have a Shelter Island Buck in the house!

When last we met, if you recall, I was contemplating a fallen log, and wondering if I’d gone round the bend, but really, really wanting it for my sofa table shelf, planted of course with succulents. (more…)

05/09/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around from the Bucks at a game last year at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around from the Bucks at a game last year at Fiske Field.

Heads up, Islanders, spring is here and we’re set for new season for the Shelter Island Bucks.

This year’s team — the defending Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League champions — will soon be arriving with the 2015 HCBL trophy and a bat signed by each member of last year’s team.

Fiske Field has been rolled and the grass is a brilliant green thanks to all those rainy spring days. There are new dugouts ready and waiting and the players are expected to be on the Island the first day of June. The first two games, both at home, will be played that week.

That’s the good news. Now we have to take a short look at the bad news and come together to solve a problem. (more…)

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05/06/16 12:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO World-renowned Egyptologist, and Island resident, Jack Josephson.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO World-renowned Egyptologist, and Shelter Island resident, Jack Josephson.

Hard to believe but true: Shelter Island is not only the home of one Egyptologist, but two, and both of them have had front row seats at one of the most interesting, still-developing archeological stories of the decade.

Like all good stories, it’s filled with questions to keep you interested. Is there a chamber full of untold treasure? Has a centuries-old mystery been solved? Has a scientist, derided by some, been proven right? (more…)