11/09/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Cell phones for soldiers, in honor of Veterans Day drop off used cell phones at FIT Center for program that recycles them and provides pre-paid calling cards for soldiers. Open 6 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Day bus trip, to Long Island Aquarium for students in grades K-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Bring a bag lunch. $30 ($33 non-residents). (631) 749-0309. (more…)

11/02/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | The annual Mysteries of the Manor celebration at Sylvester Manor made for a fiendishly fun afternoon for the entire family on October 28. In addition to ghoulish games, creepy crafts, a freaky photobooth, refreshments, face painting, and farm animals to visit, there were plenty of great costumes and fun: Dorothy (Ruby Fisher) and Toto nibbled from the donut tree.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Princess Blake McLoughlin nibbled from the donut tree.

The annual Mysteries of the Manor celebration at Sylvester Manor made for a fiendishly fun afternoon for the entire family on October 28. In addition to ghoulish games, creepy crafts, a freaky photobooth, refreshments, face painting, and farm animals to visit, there were plenty of great costumes and fun.

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10/28/17 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO

KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO

“On a clear day, you can see the future,” is the heading of a full-page Citibank ad that’s been running in major magazines featuring a color photo of the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

Two weeks ago I visited this facility, which is 37 miles east of Shelter Island off Block Island. The trip was organized by its builder, Deepwater Wind, and Renewable Energy Long Island, a group that has long urged the utilization of the wind that blows off our shores. (more…)

10/15/17 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | The land bridge in the background of a photo with Cornelia Horsford in the early 1900s.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Sylvester Manor land bridge in the background of a photo with Cornelia Horsford in the early 1900s.

At the rear of the Sylvester Manor property, behind the manor house and near the creek, there is a small land bridge that leads to an area the Sylvesters called the North Peninsula. It’s a protected spit of land graced with fresh water springs where the Manhansetts once fished and farmed. (more…)