02/23/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Hikers like these will have to wait a week to set out for Mashomack Point.

COURTESY PHOTO | Hikers like these will have a chance to take the annual guided walk to Mashomack Point on February 25.

 

MASHOMACK POINT WALK

Dedicated to a farsighted and generous nature lover, Mashomack Point is open for a guided walk just once a year. On Saturday, February 25, Mashomack Preserve will lead a tour of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge from 1 to 4 p.m. This hike will allow participants to explore woodlands, kettles and fields, culminating with a breathtaking view of Northwest Harbor. Dress warmly.

Raindate is Sunday, February 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (631) 749-4219 to register. (more…)

02/21/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Like father, like daughter. Marcus and Johanna Kaasik clamming at a local creek on Sunday.

EDA KAASIK PHOTO Like father, like daughter. Marcus and Johanna Kaasik, 9, clamming at a local creek on Sunday.

Marcus Kaasik sent us a note, a photo and a reminder that clamming is one of Shelter Island’s great winter activities that the whole family can enjoy, while experiencing a tradition that has to be learned to pass along to the next generation.

Marcus and daughter Johanna, 9, had a ball Sunday and good luck  digging out the bivalves. (more…)

02/19/17 3:00pm
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Aromatic herbs and flowers can help cheer the heart.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Aromatic herbs and flowers can help cheer the heart.

In this busy age of constant communication and high speed movement, our bodies are constantly being stimulated and it may be difficult to find a pause in our day for a simple moment of relaxation. In different times we may have retreated to a garden — in a little aromatic corner, finding time for reflection and admiration for the beautiful things in life. Taking time, like the old saying goes, “to stop and smell the roses.” (more…)