12/09/16 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A selection of seasonal merchandise at Lynch’s Garden Center in Southampton.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A selection of seasonal merchandise at Lynch’s Garden Center in Southampton.

‘Tis the season, gardeners all!

Time to be merry, happy and bright! In this, my last column until spring, I usually tell you about interesting flower shows where it’s warm or “Gifts for Gardeners.”

This year I’m going to tell you about a gift for each of you.  (more…)

12/08/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Victorian carolers at the 2015 tree lighting at The Chequit.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Victorian carolers at the 2015 tree lighting at The Chequit.

TREE LIGHTING

On Saturday, December 10, the second annual Tree Lighting Benefit for the Shelter Island Historical Society will be held at The Chequit. The event includes Victorian carolers and a bake sale and runs from 4 to 6 p.m. (more…)

12/08/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Lego Club, 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Third annual Decorate Your Door, Store or More, a contest sponsored by the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce. Vote online for your favorite through December 18. shelterislandchamber.org. (more…)

12/05/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Larkin Bliss Morehead visits with Santa.

COURTESY PHOTO | Larkin Bliss Morehead visits with Santa.

Santa was in the house last Sunday, December 4…. Well, actually the barn!

The big man’s visit came in conjunction with the annual “Holiday Open House & Santa’s Workshop” in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn. Attendees were asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need. In addition to an art show by students and faculty at Shelter Island School, there were refreshments, workshops to make holiday decorations, ornaments and note cards, live music by the group Island Folk (with sing-along) and, of course, pictures with Santa.

Among those who had a chance to meet Santa was Larkin Bliss Morehead (above). We’re not sure what she wants for Christmas, but you can bet Santa does!

12/02/16 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Corwin Maxson

As her 70th birthday approaches, Jenifer Corwin Maxson’s new performance is her attempt to make sense out of the past seven decades, viewed through the lens of being one of the early Baby Boomers. It’s also about confronting the specter of “official old age” from someone who was taught not to trust anyone over 30. (more…)