01/03/19 4:30pm

Past farm apprentices lovin’ farm life.

Sylvester Manor is accepting applications for the 2019 farm season for both full-season farm apprentices and long-term opportunities for those from World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF).

Apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of vegetable production, including working with over 100 hens in a laying operation. Other livestock opportunities are possible based on interest and experience level.


12/06/18 8:00am

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO  An Island sunset.

You may remember that I devoted this space a few weeks ago to caregiving and the help it provides to those who need it. I also spoke about the toll it can take on the one giving the care.


11/03/18 3:00pm

Jennifer Anne Dantuono and Daniel Joseph Ritzler were married on April 8, 2018.

Jennifer Anne Dantuono and Daniel Joseph Ritzler were married on April 8, 2018 at The Watermill in Smithtown, with a reception following the ceremony. They honeymooned in the Dominican Republic and currently reside on Shelter Island.


11/03/18 8:00am

Ms. Dimon with ‘Kalashnikov’ at the exhibit opening at Carter Burden Gallery.

Island artist Roz Dimon’s work is featured in a new exhibit at the Carter Burden Gallery called  “GUNS!……LOCKS!……CHAINS!” along with fellow artists Scott Geyer and Jay Moss. The exhibit opened in October and is on display at the New York City gallery through Thursday, November 8. (more…)

03/14/18 2:00pm
Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet,’ acrylic, iridescent pigment on canvas.

Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet.’

The work of Shelter Island artist Janet Culbertson is included in a new climate-themed group show on view at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York. Human influence on the planet is so profound that scientists have coined our time on Earth the Anthropocene — the age of humans. The exhibit, entitled “Anthropocene,” features work by 24 eco artists. (more…)