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06/08/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happy summer!

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happy summer!

Okay visitors — and year-rounders with faulty memories — here’s the skinny for those in bikinis. (more…)

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05/30/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Itzhak Perlman leads student musicians in PMP’s Chamber Music Workshop.

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Itzhak Perlman leads student musicians in PMP’s Chamber Music Workshop.

If it’s summer (or close to it) it must be time for the return of the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) young musicians to Shelter Island. The PMP season begins Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. when the Chamber Music Workshop kicks off its 15th year with a “Musical Soiree from the Age of Enlightenment,” featuring 46 young participants ages 18 to 30 performing chamber music for strings and piano by Haydn and Mozart. (more…)

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05/05/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

COURTESY PHOTO Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

When I entered my first triathlon over 20 years ago, it came with a hefty entry fee. Since I’m a pretty frugal person, I knew this would help motivate me to follow through on my commitment to train and compete because I wanted my money’s worth. (more…)

03/24/18 3:00pm
CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Moroccan Carrot Salad spices up a cold day in early spring

CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Moroccan Carrot Salad spices up a cold day in early spring

I’ll never forget the gastronomic jolt I experienced when I first tried Moroccan food. I was 17-years-old and spending a semester at the American School of Tangier. On the very first day, a classmate and I wandered off campus and had lunch at a tiny café full of men smoking hookahs and drinking hot mint tea. I remember having couscous and being completely surprised by the complex flavors of mint, cumin and other spices that to this day I can’t identify. (more…)