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07/28/14 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO |  Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Many Islanders know Richard Baron, a regular in the Memorial Day Parade, as a member of that “Greatest Generation” of Americans, a man who fought from North Africa to Anzio and on into Germany, where he was captured and spent the last four months of World War II as a prisoner of war.

His military record, from his wounding in Italy to his capture in Germany, makes for a fascinating tale, part of which is told in a book he co-authored in 1981 called “Raid,” about General George S. Patton’s disastrous attempt to free his son-in-law from the camp where Richard was a prisoner. (more…)

07/26/14 8:00am
PETER WALDNER PHOTO

PETER WALDNER PHOTO

Acclaimed Shelter Island artist Bob Markell, or a reasonable facsimile, last seen on a  boat going off-Island, is shown here enthralling — or maybe puzzling — a group of Camp Quinipet kids this week.

Watch this spot in coming weeks, as we track Bob’s progress through the Island, all leading to the annual ArtSI Studio tour coming up August 16 and 17.

For more information, visit artsi.info.

07/25/14 2:07pm
PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Chia pudding with banana and mango.

PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Chia pudding with banana and mango.

Over the past 16 months, I have attempted to replace lifelong food staples in my diet, including wheat, sugar and animal dairy. Overall, it has been successful, although finding appetizing alternatives for favorites has been a challenge.

For years at breakfast I ate yogurt or cottage cheese. I tried coconut milk yogurt but didn’t enjoy the texture, and trying to find plain coconut yogurt was not easy. (more…)

07/23/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.” (more…)

07/22/14 2:31pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

When I had a garden that was in full sun, I always gave a party on the third weekend in July, because that was when everything was in full bloom. I was a weekender in those days and so I could enjoy roses and peonies, but only to bring back to the city. When school was over, that was a different matter. Most of my space was indeed given to those flowers that bloom in July. (more…)