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08/10/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A sign on Route 114 marks the entrance to the Friends outdoor meeting place.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
A sign on Route 114 marks the entrance to the Friends outdoor meeting place.

It was 38 minutes into the one-hour Quaker meeting before anyone said a word.

Gathered on the grounds of Sylvester Manor, seated on a jumble of rough-hewn logs fashioned into long benches in a wooded glade, there were six at the meeting, seven if you count the small white dog on Shelter Islander Jim Pugh’s lap. (more…)

06/18/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.

It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)

Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)

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03/23/18 4:30pm

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As the hot August night wore on in the attic of the old house, she decided she couldn’t take it anymore.

It was growing more stifling by the minute and in the claustrophobic space made of rough boards, there was a squeaking sound of scurrying mice somewhere in the dark corners and moving across the floor. (more…)

06/17/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jules Feiffer (left) prior to a Q&A with Robert Lipsyte at the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon June 10 at The Pridwin.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jules Feiffer (left) prior to a Q&A with Codger at the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon June 10 at The Pridwin.

With a flailing government in Washington, a furtive puppet in our congressional district and at least three first-time candidates announced for the upcoming Shelter Island elections, Codger tunes in a time when chaos seemed daunting but not overwhelming, when the barbarians were at the gates, not yet inside. (more…)