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11/29/14 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Look carefully. This is where you should be this winter when gardening thoughts come to mind. See you there.

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…)

11/27/14 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

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…)

11/20/14 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

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.

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11/10/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Public Library is asking the community for nominations to its Board of Trustees.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Public Library is asking the community for nominations to its Board of Trustees.

Shelter Island Library President Jo-Ann Robotti has announced that five seats on the library’s Board of Trustees will be up for election by the membership at the January 17 annual meeting. The deadline for candidates to file applications is Friday, December 19. (more…)