07/27/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | This 'brother' to the Havens House is among the homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society's biennie House Tour on August 5, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | This ‘brother’ to the Havens House is among the five homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s bienniel House Tour on August 5, 2017. The tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is based on the theme “Living with History/Making Choices.

This week

CLASS FUNDRAISER

On Saturday, July 29, the Shelter Island classes of 2022 and 2023 will hold a multi-family yard sale, bake sale and car wash on the school grounds. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…)

07/15/16 2:00pm
Summer treats in store

Summer treats in store

I was so happy last week to have my first corn of the season — tender, sweet and delicious! I decided to use it as a base for this recipe, adding local ingredients to make a succotash.

When helpmate saw that I was using beans and zucchini she said, “Why don’t you call it three sisters?” (more…)

11/26/15 9:00am

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Thanksgiving is rightly praised for being a unique American holiday. Canadians, as North Americans, have one, so we count them, even if they insist on having their day of thanks in October. Our day also has the virtue of not being associated with religious or patriotic rites.

This year the meaning of the day has become more important than in previous years. Reactionaries like the loud-mouthed Donald Trump and his softer-voiced colleague Ben Carson are retailing fear for good polling numbers. Other candidates for president are calling for religious litmus tests for people fleeing for their lives, seeking refuge from murderous thugs who are motivated by their religious beliefs. (more…)

11/27/14 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO This march of the turkeys — with a deer bringing up the rear — was spotted in an Island backyard this week.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
This march of the turkeys — with a deer bringing up the rear — was spotted in an Island backyard Monday.

The stories handed down from generation to generation — whether facts have been lost, obscured or tempered by time — reinforce what families and nations believe about the best part of themselves. (more…)

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02/25/14 10:42am

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm's methods.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm’s methods.

The Irrigation Committee got a lesson at its February 20 meeting on how Sylvester Manor’s farm operation employs irrigation to limit water consumption while providing for the needs of its crop. (more…)