The fall sports season is upon us. College football games are well underway; the NFL commandeers the airwaves several nights a week. NHL skaters are already racing around on manufactured ice. The World Series and the NBA’s regular season both begin October 27.
Small wonder that Movies at the Library has also been seized by sports fever. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The mysteries of this year’s Day Planner will be revealed Friday.
Seventeen Island “notables” are featured in the Shelter Island Friends of the Library’s 2016 Day Planner.
Their identities, a closely guarded secret, will be revealed at Friday Night Dialogues at the Library on October 9 at 7 p.m. in the library’s lower level Community Room. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOCOURTESY PHOTO Greenport psychologist Nanette Yavel successfully defended her doctoral thesis just five weeks after she underwent a kidney transplant.
The prospect of defending a thesis to a panel of discerning advisers is enough to make any Ph.D. candidate sweat. Still, I’m willing to bet most of them haven’t done it from home, via Skype video software, just five weeks after receiving a kidney transplant. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO There are different varieties of solidago, otherwise known as goldenrod. I have several plants of a lovely arching type with tiny flowers but love the wild ones that are blooming everywhere now. Here they are, cut for the house.
Fall began last week. The evenings are wonderfully cool and the mornings are at least a little dry. Here and there leaves are beginning to turn and I have laid a fire in the fireplace, although I haven’t lit it yet.
But a glass of wine on the deck (with cat) ends earlier than it did. Sad? Not really. Every season lasts a little too long for me, which may be another way of saying I simply need to be less impatient. (more…)
(Cover credit: Jackie Maloney)
Would you like to try pan-seared venison or how about the whole roasted weakfish? And then there’s always the bay scallop and mango ceviche.
Are you hungry yet?
A new cookbook, “The Shelter Island 36, is a collection of dishes inspired by the Island and its neighboring regions. (more…)