04/27/16 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is the log I’m working on. The holes still have about half or maybe three quarters of an inch more to go.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is the log I’m working on. The holes still have about half
or maybe three quarters of an inch more to go.

Onward with succulents…

So many surprises!  First — and perhaps best — the discovery that Stephanie Needham Sareyani, with whom I have been joined at the garden hip for several decades, was an enthusiast and, as usual, knowledgeable. (more…)

04/01/16 10:00am
Succulents displayed on the author's shelves.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Succulents displayed on the author’s shelves.

Last fall, I spent a lot of time composing that farewell letter to all of you, my fellow gardeners. Now you see I can’t be trusted. I’ll be writing a column every fourth week for the season, which means we can’t do the same old, same old, in which I harry, instruct, insist and otherwise make a nuisance of myself telling you what to do and when. We’ll have to do something different. (more…)

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02/10/16 8:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | New Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett, left, greets new Assistant Coach Peter Baron at the Islander last week.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | New Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett, left, greets new Assistant Coach Peter Baron at the Islander last week.

The stars were aligned this past month when players and events came together and the Shelter Island Bucks — the defending champions of the Hampton’s Collegiate Baseball League — found their assistant coach for the coming season. (more…)

01/08/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | If you think you're getting scammed, call the police.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | If you think you’re getting scammed, call the police.

I’m Ishmael again, here with more cautionary tales and warnings, although still no whales sighted, white or otherwise.

Instead, I bring you government alarms sent out by the attorney general of the State of New York, trying to protect us all against certain scams. These warnings are especially addressed to the elderly, a word I hate, by the way. The “other grandmother” in our family claims she would rather be referred to as “an old coot” than “an elderly woman” and I totally agree. But we can settle on “older Americans” and there are a lot of us here on this Island. So heads up and pay attention! (more…)

01/03/16 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | New year dawning for telephone scams.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New year dawning for telephone scams.

I’m Ishmael again, here with more cautionary tales and warnings, although still no whales sighted, white or otherwise.

Instead, I bring you government alarms sent out by the attorney general of the State of New York, trying to protect us all against certain scams. These warnings are especially addressed to the elderly, a word I hate, by the way. (more…)