07/24/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The subject is ticks and the diseases they bring, tonight at the Shelter Island Public Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The subject is ticks and the diseases they bring, tonight at the Shelter Island Public Library.

BY PETER FARRAR | CONTRIBUTOR
Get straight talk from an information source on the East End. The Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues tonight, July 24 at 6:30 p.m., will host Dr. George Dempsey, a member of the Physician Panel of the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Southampton Hospital. (more…)

07/23/15 4:39pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS ‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS
‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

I’ll continue with what’s in bloom now, and it’s almost everything, but first is a favorite of mine among the full-summer perennials — coreopsis or “Moonbeam.” This is really a wonderful plant, easy to grow in full sun.

There are over 100 different species of coreopsis, many with larger and brighter flowers than Moonbeam, but none with that degree of profusion, and it’s the sense of profusion that is the species’ charm. The grandifloras hold their flowers on taller, upright stems, much like bright yellow daisies, and have an altogether different appearance. If you cut Moonbeam back carefully after its first bloom, you will get another. It also comes in pink, coreopsis rosea. (more…)

07/23/15 3:12pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

For all the sports fans on the Island, there’s a new kind of player in town. This week on the Island, your best bet for a fun time is the Shelter Island Cricket Club’s fourth annual cricket match on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)

07/19/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO 2015 Gardiner’s Bay Country Club Senior Club Champion Bobby Feinstein driving off the 10th hole.

COURTESY PHOTO
2015 Gardiner’s Bay Country Club Senior Club Champion Bobby Feinstein driving off the 10th hole.

Gardiner’s Bay Country Club Champion Jake Card III has been touting his talent throughout Long Island and farther afield. Jake returned a very solid performance at last month’s prestigious MGA Ike Championship at the fantastic Friar’s Head in Riverhead. Jake shot scores of 69, 74, 79 for a T18th finish, an impressive result in a very talented field of players. (more…)