04/15/14 8:00am

 

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

Don Bindler photographed these snowy owls late last week on Shell Beach, writing to us: “The seasons seem to be mixed up. First time I’ve ever shot a snowy owl while wearing a T-shirt. This mature bird is way past its usual time in these parts. Presumably it’s on its way north.” (more…)

04/14/14 4:33pm
COURTESY PHOTO | 'King of Masks' will the featured Movies at the Library

COURTESY PHOTO | ‘King of Masks’ will the featured film at Movies at the Library on Tuesday, April 15..

Movies at the Library had planned to screen “King of Masks” in January; winter weather intervened. But it’s so gentle and charming a film that we wanted to treat our viewers to another chance. “King of Masks” is now scheduled to be shown on the lower level of the library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. (more…)

04/09/14 2:33pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

The first thing we need is a sturdy wheelbarrow, and if it’s in a bright cheery color, so much the better. (more…)

Featured Story
04/08/14 4:50pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

COURTESY PHOTO |
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

David Davlianidze was in the middle of the ocean somewhere in the middle of a three-day storm. Waves as high as three-story buildings were tossing his boat as if it had already been smashed to floating debris. He knew, as did the other 15 onboard, that their lives were literally hanging by threads — the tethers tying them to the deck. (more…)