07/23/15 4:39pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS ‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS
‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

I’ll continue with what’s in bloom now, and it’s almost everything, but first is a favorite of mine among the full-summer perennials — coreopsis or “Moonbeam.” This is really a wonderful plant, easy to grow in full sun.

There are over 100 different species of coreopsis, many with larger and brighter flowers than Moonbeam, but none with that degree of profusion, and it’s the sense of profusion that is the species’ charm. The grandifloras hold their flowers on taller, upright stems, much like bright yellow daisies, and have an altogether different appearance. If you cut Moonbeam back carefully after its first bloom, you will get another. It also comes in pink, coreopsis rosea. (more…)

07/23/15 3:12pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

For all the sports fans on the Island, there’s a new kind of player in town. This week on the Island, your best bet for a fun time is the Shelter Island Cricket Club’s fourth annual cricket match on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)

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07/21/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Detail of a stained glass window, the work of Walter Brigham, at Union Chapel.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Detail of a stained glass window, the work of Walter Brigham, at Union Chapel.

BY ELIZABETH AUMAN | Contributor

Shelter Island trivia: Which of the following is the work of Island artist Walter Cole Brigham (1870 -1941)?

a) Impressionist painting of an osprey nest

b) “Marine mosaic” stained glass window (Union Chapel)

c) Pulp magazine covers

d) Comic books

Answer: All of the above (more…)

07/19/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Reed Farrel Coleman signed a copy of his book for book lovers at the Mystery Authors Panel on July 6 under the tent at the Shelter Island Library.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Reed Farrel Coleman signed a copy of his book for book lovers at the Mystery Authors Panel on July 6 under the tent at the Shelter Island Library.

On July 6, I attended the Mystery Authors Panel under the tent at the Shelter Island Library. I was reminded of the writers conference I attended at Southampton College in the summer of 1978. Two weeks of authors speaking about their craft. (more…)

07/15/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

A new facility at Peconic Bay Medical Center Health’s Manorville campus is working to provide comprehensive care and educational materials to locals who have been bitten by deer ticks or already have Lyme disease. (more…)