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06/22/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Janet Hanley with Coach Darryn Smith. Janet and her husband D.J. are hosting Darryn for the season at their home on Smith Street.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Janet Hanley with Coach Darryn Smith. Janet and her husband D.J. are hosting Darryn for the season at their home on Smith Street.

The first thing Hamptons Collegiate League Coach Darryn Smith did when he met with his new Shelter Island Bucks team was give every player a beaded key ring from his native South Africa. (more…)

06/22/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Homemade hummus is worth the effort. This one has thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil to top it off.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Homemade hummus is worth the effort. This one has thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil to top it off.

The one-m humus is a fertilizer, the two-m hummus is an appetizer. Both are a blend of organic ingredients and part of a healthy life style. Both can be bought at a store but are much better made at home. There, the similarities end.

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06/18/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.

It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)

Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)

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06/01/18 4:30pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

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Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

When Shelter Island High School senior Francesca Frasco and I sat down to talk at her family’s home on Wade Road, it was Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. She had just returned from a tea party. A real one with brewed tea in china cups, sweet snacks and conversation. (more…)