COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR PHOTO
These baby lettuce plants will grow to cover the exposed soil between them, providing shade and conserving moisture.
Shortly after my arrival on the Island, I learned two important things: Food is very expensive and everybody is concerned about the levels of fresh water. Since I am a farmer, it seems that more folks should grow food and how they grow it needs to use as little of the Island’s freshwater resources as possible. (more…)
Arthur John Elsley’s ‘Mother’s Treasures,’ original print on paper, 1912.
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. with “Mother’s Treasures,” honoring mothers past and present. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The route of the 5k fun walk that was instituted in 2005 to encourage wider participation in Shelter Island’s 10k event.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The first U.S. Army combat troops — 3,500 men from the 173rd Airborne Brigade — arrived in Vietnam. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty delivering the 8th annual State of the Town address at the Rams Head In Sunday, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island.
The state of the Town of Shelter Island is “good.”
That was Supervisor Jim Dougherty’s assessment, speaking at the eighth annual “State of the Town” address Sunday, a luncheon at the Rams Head Inn hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTOS
Bluegrass guitarist Jim Hurst mesmerized the audience at both of his house concerts on March 28 at Sylvester Manor. (more…)