08/16/14 12:25pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Hooked for life. Four-year-old William Birch beams as he shows off the first snappers he has ever caught while fishing off his family’s dock on Little Ram Island last week.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Hooked for life. Four-year-old William Birch beams as he shows off the first snappers he has ever caught while fishing off his family’s dock on Little Ram Island last week.

The sport fishing season is halfway over and it is no secret that it hasn’t been a good one.

Things started well enough with striped bass of all sizes and mid-sized bluefish chasing schools of mossbunkers around Shelter Island through most of May. Anglers casting from our beaches or fishing from boats nearby were able to score with catches of stripers up to 25 pounds and blues of 5 to 6 pounds without too much trouble. (more…)

08/14/14 12:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |  Statuary at Marika’s on South Ferry Road.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |
Statuary at Marika’s on South Ferry Road.

Depending on how you feel about art inside the house, those same views should determine how you feel about art in the garden.

Any bed in the garden is the same as a room in the house and any tree can fill in for a wall — it won’t mind if you nail something to it. (The only thing a tree really cares about isn’t being punctured, it’s being strangled. If you tie something around it tight and it has to grow against it, eventually its circulation will be cut off and it will indeed come to an end.) (more…)

08/09/14 8:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

This pertains to a trip to Fenway Park, so Yankee fans are strongly urged to turn to the legal ads further back in the paper. There might be some nuggets in the columns of fine print more interesting than pondering how your season is going, slogging along hoping for the second wild-card spot. (more…)