05/21/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

As part of its Friday Night Dialogues series, the Shelter Island Library will show the 2014 film, “The Monuments Men,” on May 22 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room on the lower level. (more…)

05/20/15 10:56am

 

COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Don’t sit too close to the TV or you’ll need glasses. Put down that spicy chili dog or you’ll give yourself an ulcer. These are health claims so pervasive that it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. What should you believe? We asked local medical professionals to weigh in on some of the most popular myths. (more…)

05/19/15 2:00pm
KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation just can’t let go of its outrageous plan to go after the 2,200 mute swans in the state. Most of these beautiful and graceful birds, some 1,600, are here on Long Island. (more…)

05/17/15 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Tim Dalton with his prize-winning photo.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Tim Dalton with his prize-winning photo.

My son is a scuba diver, and one day last week I was looking at one of his diving magazines called “Beneath the Sea.”

I came upon a picture that won first prize in an underwater photography contest, of a scalloped hammerhead shark taken just as the shark was turning, about three feet from the photographer. The photographer was Tim Dalton, a long-time Islander who has lived here since he was five years old. (more…)

05/16/15 3:00pm
RICHARD DENNING

RICHARD DENNING

With due credit to Cliff Clark, our 10K/5K course is spectacular.

As a walker, runner or biker, you should always make sure to enjoy scenic beauty and a variety of terrains. From the view of Tut’s Hill to the shoreline of Dering Harbor, you will not be bored. This week’s article offers you an appetizer of the race for both our 5K and 10K audiences. We are about six weeks out from Race Day. Yes, you can still be there with some effort. (more…)