10/06/18 11:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO The Harvest Moon on September 24 signaled the end of the gardening season.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
The Harvest Moon on September 24 signaled the end of the gardening season.

And so, my fellow gardeners, the season comes to a close after all that dreadful heat and humidity. At least we have cooler temperatures to sustain ourselves as we do the last chores of the season. And let’s talk about them now.

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05/04/18 10:00am
STOCK IMAGE

Old memories of old boats. (Stock image).

Spring has certainly been a long time coming. I remember leaving for the South in February and figuring I’d be gone for the worst weather.

I was wrong.

I am still getting large heating bills even though they’re for April. I do have electric heat but it’s never been this bad. Let’s hope that May is warm. (more…)

03/31/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO |  Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

This spring, the Shelter Island Historical Society welcomes Cris DiOrio as the new manager of the Havens Farmers Market. After graduating from the Shelter Island School, Mr. DiOrio volunteered for AmeriCorps in New Orleans where he helped build a community garden. He later enrolled at Middlebury College in Vermont, and during his first year there helped develop a community group that built the Middlebury Area Community Garden (MACG).  (more…)