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05/18/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

From Charles and Barbara Olton’s house on the northern tip of Shelter Island, the sweeping view takes in Gardiners Bay to Orient. But when Charles gazes out, he also sees across several centuries.

The 18th century, to be exact, when the British fleet en route to attack New York in 1776, lay becalmed off Hay Beach Point, keeping their horses alive with hay harvested just below his living room windows. (more…)

04/10/15 1:08pm
COURTESY IMAGE

COURTESY IMAGE

Karen Brush, second vice president of the Garden Club of Shelter Island announced on April 8: “The Garden Club of Shelter Island has regretfully cancelled our Daffodil Show at the Ram’s Head on Saturday, April 18 due to the severity of the winter and dearth of flowers or even buds. We are exploring having a Daffodil Exhibition at a later date.

“The Garden Club welcomes new members interested in any or all aspects of gardening, conservation, horticulture and flower arranging and design. Come to a program and learn more. Our next public lecture will be on Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging  on Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. at St Mary’s Parish Hall. The program is free.”

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08/29/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

Eating fish can be complicated and no fish is more daunting than the blowfish.

Aren’t parts of it poisonous? Why does it look nothing like a fish? Is it even edible?

To those who hesitate to eat a creature that looks like a spiny piñata, I say, you eat pineapple, right? (more…)