07/21/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The legendary Freddy Cole performs as part of JazzFest at the Dory.

COURTESY PHOTO | The legendary Freddy Cole performs as part of JazzFest at the Dory.

THIRD ANNUAL JAZZFEST

The third annual Shelter Island JazzFest kicks off on Saturday, July 23, with Joe Lauro and the HooDoo Loungers performing a 6 p.m. concert in the gazebo at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. Admission is by donation and benefits the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation. Bluesman Jake Lear follows the Loungers with a performance on the Dory deck at 9:30 p.m. (more…)

07/11/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

British Motor Corporation and Jaguar Cars announced merger plans to become British Motor Holdings.

Actor Matthew Fox, best known for roles in the Fox Network’s “Party of Five” and “Lost” was born in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Mass murderer Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses in their Chicago dormitory and was arrested two days after the killings.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to broker peace talks to end the Vietnam war, but his suggestions were rejected by Soviet Union leaders.

“Half A Sixpence,” a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel , “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” closed at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 512 performances and a Tony win the year before.

And on Shelter Island …
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07/09/16 3:00pm
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO Earth medicine in the author’s garden. Harvest of bee balm, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, basil and lavender.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO Earth medicine in the author’s garden. Harvest of bee balm, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, basil and lavender.

Being in my garden is ritual. Witnessing the daily changes and needs that it has reminds me of the relationship that we are in. Planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting are all done with rhythmic intentions that make me proud to be an herbalist and gardener. (more…)