09/23/16 8:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS Stones of Stenness, the  Orkney Islands at the August full moon.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS
Stones of Stenness, the Orkney Islands at the August full moon.

Late last week, as the harvest moon rose clear and bright in the southern sky, I was at the beach in East Hampton with my daughter and I snapped pictures of her silhouetted against the shining waves illuminated by its brightness.

The scene immediately took me back to last month’s full moon, which I witnessed from the distant and remote shores of the Orkney Islands off Scotland. (more…)

09/21/16 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

COURTESY PHOTO | T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, according to experts on avoiding financial fraud. The Shelter Island Library will present a talk Friday by T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, as part of the New York Attorney General’s Office initiative to help seniors recognize dishonest financial schemes. (more…)

09/20/16 2:00pm
How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?

How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?

George Fox Lane doesn’t look like much when you drive past it along Ram Island Road. In fact, you might even miss it altogether, thinking it’s just a forgotten dirt path.

But the name behind the lane comes with some pretty weighty material. (more…)

09/18/16 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These window boxes will be closed soon. The ivy plants were actually planted in their pots, since they’re the same plants I keep inside in winter. The tuberous begonias may come in but they rarely make the transition well. Or maybe I’ve never figured them out. I then cover the boxes with pine boughs which look better than dirt.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These window boxes will be closed soon. The ivy plants were actually planted in their pots, since they’re the same plants I keep inside in winter. The tuberous begonias may come in but they rarely make the transition well. Or maybe I’ve never figured them out. I then cover the boxes with pine boughs which look better than dirt.

Some time ago, in the gym, a fellow gardener (and actually a much better gardener than I am), said to me, “I always read your column, Carol and it’s very useful.”

Then she added, “I always know all about the content,” as she surely would, of course.

“But what’s really helpful? It keeps me on my toes.”  (more…)

09/18/16 11:00am
A double header catch of false albacores by Mike McConnell, left, and our columnist

COURTESY PHOTO A double header catch of false albacores by Mike McConnell, left, and our columnist.

After Hermine finally cleared the area, I got an email from a friend and Montauk fishing guide, Ernie French. He suddenly had cancellations on his calendar from folks who thought the ocean would be too rough to fish for a while. He gave me the available dates, with a parting shot of, “Oh, by the way, the albies are in.” (more…)