02/22/15 8:00am
KAREN KAIER PHOTO ‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

KAREN KAIER PHOTO
‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

This is the first column of an occasional series, courtesy of the Shelter Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, updating Islanders on who’s who in the Presbyterian Church cemetery and why it’s such an essential place. Careful readers will also find out how to win a prize. (more…)

02/21/15 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Baby, it's cold outside. But there are ways to say warm and enjoy the winter.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Baby, it’s cold outside. But there are ways to say warm and enjoy the winter.

How can we stay warm in this brutal winter without going broke and without looking like a fugitive from Vermont?

There is no simple solution, but there are better ways than layering to the point of immobility and dropping the thermostat to 58 degrees. Yes, I know people who do that! (more…)

02/21/15 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

The film we have chosen for Wednesday, February 25 is “Return To Me,” a sweet story of true love. Bob Rueland (David Duchovny), a construction contractor, is building a natural habitat for the gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo. His wife, Elizabeth (played by Joely Richardson), is a zoologist and taught the gorilla to use sign language. (more…)