07/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

House guest season is upon us and with it comes the need to have plenty of entertainment options up your sleeve for when the weather is bad or the pleasures of the outdoors start to fade.

As the house guest calendar starts to fill, check out the resources available at the library. It’s the place to send your tired, your bored and your huddled guests longing for high-speed Internet access. (more…)

07/25/14 10:00am
Reverend Sarah

COURTESY PHOTO | Reverend Sarah Segal McCaslin

The Reverend Sarah Segal McCaslin will be the guest preacher at the Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, July 27. at 10:30 a.m. Her sermon is entitled “Primal Fear, Primal Hope.”

Reverend McCaslin is a Presbyterian minister and served most recently as the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Mission at The First Presbyterian Church in New York City. (more…)

07/23/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at the Center firehouse last Friday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at the Center firehouse last Friday.

Fire Chief Will Anderson, above left, received a check Friday at the Center firehouse for $5,700 from Jolyon Fox Stern, CEO of Dewitt Stern Insurance.

The check was a grant from Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Chief Anderson said the money will go for public education, including literature and paying off equipment used in demonstrations for the public on fire safety.

At right is Lt. Warrren Baker, who was instrumental in acquiring the funds for the department

07/23/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.” (more…)

07/22/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The ceremonial launch of the 100-year-old Little Kittie on June 16.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The ceremonial launch of the 100-year-old Little Kittie on June 16.

Tucked amid stately yachts and towering cruisers anchored in Dering Harbor, is a wooden 12.5-foot dinghy named Little Kittie discreetly rocking back and forth. Unremarkable at first glance, this boat, which is now fully operational, was built in 1914 and has been restored by the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in celebration of the craft’s centennial year. (more…)