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09/25/17 4:30pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO Bug Lighthouse on the night of the "Super Moon" in December 2015

DON BINDLER PHOTO Bug Lighthouse on the night of the “Super Moon” in December 2015

There is perhaps no symbol more synonymous with Long Island and New England maritime history than that of the lighthouse.

Today it’s largely GPS and satellites that warn sailors of dangers ahead, but these beautiful beacons are a connection to our nautical past and are still commonly used as reference points. (more…)

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09/24/17 3:00pm
PETER WALDNER PHOTO Rockwell the dog, created by Peter Waldner to promote the ArSi studio tour this past summer.

PETER WALDNER PHOTO Rockwell the dog, created by Peter Waldner to promote the ArSi studio tour this past summer.

You see his cartoons every week in the Reporter and on line and you wonder … where does he get all these ideas? (more…)

09/15/17 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Just like the baseball playoffs, the East End’s giant peaches are an end-of-summer treat (and bigger than a baseball).

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Just like the baseball playoffs, the East End’s giant peaches are an end-of-summer treat (and bigger than a baseball).

It gives me great satisfaction to roast something large. The pride of the Thanksgiving turkey, the suckling pig, the rack of lamb placed on the table in triumph, the dish that practically yells, “There is plenty, have some more.”  (more…)

09/10/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See's family.

COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See’s family.

Lisa See, whose latest novel is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” and Peter Lighte, Island resident, author, expert sinologist, and founding member of the international NGO OneSky, will come to the Shelter Island Library on Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. to present “Twenty Years in a Changing China.” They will speak about their work and their respective experiences in and with China and its culture. (more…)

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09/08/17 4:30pm
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

When food historian Linda Civitello, author of “Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People,” tells the story of baking powder, as she did at a recent Friday Night Dialogue at the library, she starts by describing the state of bread baking in this country before baking powder existed. An America unrecognizable to this reporter; a place without chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. (more…)