09/11/17 8:00am
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Roz Dimon’s “Pale Male”

Imagine an artist at work. What would you see? Most likely you’d conjure up a painter in a smock, standing at an easel, paint brush in hand with jars of paint ready to be applied to the canvas.

But that is not what Roz Dimon looks like when she makes art. No smock, easel or paint brush for her. Instead, Ms. Dimon sits at a computer screen.  “My brush is digital,” she says almost defiantly.  (more…)

08/29/17 2:00pm
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Dawn redwood on the grounds of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Dawn redwood on the grounds of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

Latin Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Locations: Dawn redwood is a rare tree on our Island. There’s one on the Havens House grounds and another in the Sylvester Manor garden. Others may be found in private gardens. If you know of other public locations, let me know.  (more…)

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08/14/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

China downed two U.S. Navy bombers that had strayed into its airspace following a raid on North Vietnam and the only survivor was held by China until 1973.

Muhammad Ali, at age 25, married his second wife, Belinda Boyd, then 17, and she converted to Islam taking the name Khalilah Ali and bore four children before the couple divorced in 1977.

Judy Garland was on Broadway in “At Home in the Palace” that played a limited engagement of 24 performances at the Palace Theater.

“The Trip,” a psychedelic movie written by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda and Susan Strasberg, was pulling in audiences throughout the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/12/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.

In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.

Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/02/17 10:00am
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TIM PURTELL PHOTO  The flower of the tulip tree.

Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

Locations: A large, old tulip tree reigns close to Route 114 on the Havens House grounds. On Ram Island, a handsome specimen, donated by the Tuthill Drive Neighbors, grows at the entrance to Tuthill Drive. Three other trees — one between Chase Bank and Justice Hall, a second on Manhanset Road near Cobbetts, and a third on Burro Hall Lane across from the Recycling Center — were planted by Friends of Trees. (more…)