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09/15/14 2:15pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Violinist Laura Frautschi and cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper with John Novacek on piano.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Violinist Laura Frautschi and cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper with John Novacek on piano.

What drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Shelter Island Friends of Music concert on Labor Day weekend? (more…)

09/15/14 12:00pm
HERMAN KNOCHE PHOTO | Alice Eastwood in 1927.

HERMAN KNOCHE PHOTO |
Alice Eastwood in 1927.

Alice Eastwood was a plantsman.

She was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. Her mother died when she was six and she was cared for in a convent for most of her childhood. In 1873, at the age of 14, she moved with her remaining family members to the United States. (more…)

09/05/14 10:00am
PHILIPP WEIGELL PHOTO | The Regal Lily in bloom.

PHILIPP WEIGELL PHOTO |
The Regal Lily in bloom.

Carl Linnaeus, often thought of as the father of modern botany, was born in 1707 and grew up in a small Swedish village. He was the son of the local pastor and from the age of eight, he was obsessed with making lists. (more…)

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09/04/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Local author Jason Shields will read from his  latest book and take questions Friday night at the Library

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Local author Jason Shields will read from his latest book and take questions Friday night at the Library

Friday Night Dialogues at the Library will present a talk and book signing by author Jason Shields on September 5 at 7 p.m. in the Shelter Island Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level. Come and hear some stories about a less-hectic Shelter Island. (more…)

09/02/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A 1964 production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Our columnist, as Titania, the queen of the fairies, is on the far right.

COURTESY PHOTO |
A 1964 production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Our columnist, as Titania, the queen of the fairies, is on the far right.

In 1964, my son was just two. Helen Lamont was putting on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  I had hoped to play Puck. Instead I was Titania, the queen of the fairies. (more…)