09/29/16 4:30pm
Augustus Johnson was born in Sag Harbor in 1872. The Johnson family lived on Hampton Street in Eastville in a house called ‘The Ivy Cottage.’ Part of the tintype collection was found in the cottage nailed to the floor boards in the late 1970s. Augustus worked as a handyman and he lost his arm in a work accident. The portrait is a type of photograph called a cabinet card. (Courtesy: Eastville Community Historical Society).

Augustus Johnson (aboveO was born in Sag Harbor in 1872. The Johnson family lived on Hampton Street in Eastville in a house called ‘The Ivy Cottage.’ Part of the tintype collection was found in the cottage nailed to the floor boards in the late 1970s. Augustus worked as a handyman and he lost his arm in a work accident. The portrait is a type of photograph called a cabinet card and was taken by photographer William G. Howard in his Sag Harbor studio. (Courtesy: Eastville Community Historical Society).

Back in the 1970s, Sag Harbor’s Greg Therriault was refinishing the floor of a small house he owned on Hampton Road called “The Ivy Cottage” when he discovered a series of small, metal rectangular objects nailed to the floorboards. (more…)

09/28/16 11:58am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO From left, Skip Tuttle, the late Ben Jones and Charlie Beckwith, "discussing" the rules at last year's old timers softball game. "The Over the Hill Gang" will be back at Fiske Field this Sunday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO From left, Skip Tuttle, the late Ben Jones and Charlie Beckwith, “discussing” the rules at last year’s old timers softball game. “The Over the Hill Gang” will be back at Fiske Field this Sunday.

Back in the 1970s, a group of Island residents got together to start an annual old timers’ softball game. It was a friendly competition of the “over-35” crowd who played on teams sponsored by two well-known establishments — the Dory and the Harbor Inn. (more…)

09/24/16 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Hoot Sherman and Mary-Faith Westervelt, Shelter Island Community Housing committee members, stopped by the Presbyterian Church on September 16 to talk to seniors about housing opportunities on the Island.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Hoot Sherman and Mary-Faith Westervelt, Shelter Island Community Housing committee members, stopped by the Presbyterian Church on September 16 to talk to seniors about housing opportunities on the Island.

While having a very nutritious lunch at the Presbyterian Church last  Friday, I had the opportunity to speak with Shelter Island Community Housing committee members former Town Supervisor Hoot Sherman and Town Justice Mary-Faith Westervelt. (more…)