REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Results from the Shelter Island election are in.
At the Shelter Island Library’s annual meeting on Saturday, January 17, four incumbents of the Board of Trustees were re-elected for three-year terms: Peter Farrar, Phyllis Gates, William Martens and Mary-Faith Westervelt. David Roggie was elected to the fifth seat on the board, filling the position left vacant by the late Gail Vielbig. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO |Eli Wallach and Jeff Baron
If you’re a frequent visitor to the Shelter Island Library, you may notice Jeff Baron typing on his computer. His inside-Hollywood young adult comic novels, “I Represent Sean Rosen” and “Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale,” may soon be joined by another in the series. Recently, he was a featured speaker at the National English Teachers convention in Washington, DC, discussing the Sean Rosen-inspired program he does as the artist-in-residence at Ardsley Middle School. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Look carefully. This is where you should be this winter when gardening thoughts come to mind. See you there.
All around me, I hear complaints about how early it gets dark and so I write the following in an attempt to convince you how wonderful the dark really is. When it’s dark, you can’t work outside — isn’t that lovely? (more…)
Friday Night Dialogues at the Library will host a slide show and talk by P.A.T. Hunt, Susannah and Christina Cahill and Neil Carragher on November 28 at 7 p.m. Come hear their tales and view the amazing photographs by Islanders who took what just might be the walk of a lifetime. (more…)
For several centuries, Hindu teaching encouraged Indian widows to immolate themselves on the funeral pyres of their husbands. It was considered an act of piety. The practice was called Sati or suttee. It was outlawed by the British Raj in 1829. But Sati, named for the Hindu goddess of marital happiness and longevity, persisted well into the 20th century. As many as several hundred women a year hurled themselves onto their dead husbands’ funeral pyres. Two hundred and fifty Sati temples glorified the practice.