CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Here comes the bride, fresh cauliflower
A fresh cauliflower looks like a bridal bouquet, and by some earthy brides, is used as one. In fact, cauliflower is actually a huge, dense cluster of underdeveloped blossoms. Commercially-grown cauliflower, by the time it is picked, cut out of its nest of broad green leaves, shrink-wrapped and shipped to the grocery store, is a homely wedge of beige — one of the least-likely looking vegetables in the beauty pageant of fall crops. Fortunately for us, at local farm stands you can buy one you can hardly lift, steps away from where it was grown. (more…)
Shelter Island’s proposed short-term rental law is not ready for prime time.
That’s what the Town Board decided at its work session Tuesday after reviewing a draft of the law Tuesday. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Season of the oyster
Oysters, oysters and more oysters! Seems like everywhere you go and nearly in every publication, there’s an increasing interest in these delectable bivalves. Many people are cultivating them and there are now dozens of different varieties on local and metro area menus. Seeding programs, such as the Billion Oyster Project in New York, abound, with an eye to improving the overall quality of our local waters while providing the ingredients for excellent dishes everywhere. (more…)
Janet Culbertson’s ‘The Warming 2,’ oil, iridescent pigments, collage on rag paper (29” x 41”)
Several environmental-themed paintings by Island resident Janet Culbertson are being exhibited this fall in three different group shows in the area. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO |
This November, voters in the five East End towns will have the unique opportunity to vote on a ballot measure that could generate $20 million annually to reduce nitrogen in our waterways.
In one of the more no-brainer propositions you’ll ever see, each of the towns has added to its ballot an extension of the Community Preservation Fund, which, if approved, would also allow the towns, for the first time, to allocate up to 20 percent of the revenues generated by the 2 percent real estate transfer tax toward water quality initiatives. (more…)