05/21/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and  baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday. Get on board and host a Buck for a special summer.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday. Get on board and host a Buck for a special summer.

With the Shelter Island Bucks season fast approaching, the team still lacks enough housing for the summer of 2015.

Host families provide a player with a room, bed, a place to launder their uniforms and room in the refrigerator for some food. The hosts are not required to provide meals, although many hosts do. With several players arriving with their own vehicles, there’s no need for host families to provide transportation. (more…)

05/12/15 10:00am
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR PHOTO These baby lettuce plants will grow to cover the exposed soil between them, providing shade and conserving moisture.

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR PHOTO
These baby lettuce plants will grow to cover the exposed soil between them, providing shade and conserving moisture.

Shortly after my arrival on the Island, I learned two important things: Food is very expensive and everybody is concerned about the levels of fresh water. Since I am a farmer, it seems that more folks should grow food and how they grow it needs to use as little of the Island’s freshwater resources as possible. (more…)