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11/25/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Library Director Denise DiPaolo, right, at the circulation desk, with Alice Roggie, Laura Dickerson, Arleen West and Katherine Garrison.

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Library Director Denise DiPaolo, right, at the circulation desk, with Alice Roggie, Laura Dickerson, Arleen West and Katherine Garrison.

The summer Denise DiPaolo was four years old she was ushered into an enchanted place.

It was love at first sight. And love at first smell, too.

Enrolled in a summer reading program at the Commack Branch of the Smithtown Public Library, she fell in love with the library staff and “all the books, the smell of the books and the staircase to the children’s department.” (more…)

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11/21/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Staffer Anna Belle and owner Marie Eiffel of Reddings are more than ready for Thanksgiving.

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Staffer Anna Belle and owner Marie Eiffel of Reddings are more than ready for Thanksgiving.

There are a number of chefs on the Island willing to cook your Thanksgiving dinner or provide side dishes and desserts. But only one — Ram’s Head Inn — is ready to welcome you to its dining room for that special holiday meal. (more…)

11/18/14 4:20pm
COURTESY PHOTO Mike Zisser’s artwork from the Shelter Island Poetry Project’s ‘Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall and Beyond.’

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Mike Zisser’s artwork from the Shelter Island Poetry Project’s ‘Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall and Beyond.’

Six veterans of the Shelter Island Poetry Project — Forrest Compton, Carol Galligan, Stephen Gessner, Georgia Griffis, Kathleen Minder and Maryann Moderelli — will be at the Shelter Island Library on Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. with readings that usher out the Project’s sixth season: “Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall … and Beyond.” (more…)