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08/10/18 10:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO Catch of the Day. The Pridwin’s Chef Swainson Brown in the kitchen with a freshly-caught striped bass.

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Catch of the Day. The Pridwin’s Chef Swainson Brown in the kitchen with a freshly-caught striped bass.

At 3 p.m. on a Monday, The Pridwin Hotel’s kitchen is a place of good spirits, wit, jokes and energy, as the staff prepares for the dinner shift. A sign by the dishwashing station reads, “Please DO NOT put sharp knives in this water, Duja is very fond of his fingers.”

So far the sign is working, with Duja’s digits intact. (more…)

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08/09/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

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Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

This past year, Island resident Karen Kiaer undertook what she describes as a “labor of love.”

The result is “Ancestors Through My Eyes,” a nonfiction book describing her journey unearthing stories of her Ingersoll ancestors, following 10 generations of family members as they traveled through Massachusetts, Michigan and New York. (more…)

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08/08/18 2:00pm

Island Bookshelf

Whether it’s something in the water, the opportunity for peace and quiet or the inspiration of our own local characters, Shelter Island has no shortage of gifted writers. This column will highlight current books by Island authors, beginning this week with a memoir, “All Happy Families,” by Jeanne McCulloch.

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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…)