12/02/16 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Corwin Maxson

As her 70th birthday approaches, Jenifer Corwin Maxson’s new performance is her attempt to make sense out of the past seven decades, viewed through the lens of being one of the early Baby Boomers. It’s also about confronting the specter of “official old age” from someone who was taught not to trust anyone over 30. (more…)

10/03/16 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the 2017 DayPlanner published by Friends of the Shelter Island Library

COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the 2017 DayPlanner published by Friends of the Shelter Island Library

It’s that time of year when the Shelter Island Friends of the Library unveils its “Classics of Shelter Island” day planner that matches “classic” Shelter Island personalities with corresponding “classic” books.

On Friday, October 6, the Friends will identify those “classics” for 2017 with its annual “Reveal Party” at the Library at 7 p.m. (more…)

06/26/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Baby goats at Consider Bardwell Farm.

COURTESY PHOTO | Baby goats at Consider Bardwell Farm.

“Cheese — milk’s leap to immortality,” wrote Clifton Fadmian, the late American author, editor and radio host. If Mr. Fadiman had been around in 2016, he most certainly would have declared the cheeses from Consider Bardwell Farm a leap and a bound towards immortality.  (more…)

04/06/16 8:00am
MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO  |  Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field. September, 2015.

MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO | Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field. September, 2015.

What is a seed library? The Shelter Island Seed Library will allow anyone with a Shelter Island Library card to check out a variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds. At the end of the growing season, borrowers are encouraged to save seeds and donate them back to the library. (more…)