09/14/17 2:00pm
This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a clean-up event and an autumn outing for children.

COURTESY PHOTO  |  This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a Saturday beach cleanup event followed on Wednesday by an after school autumn outing for children.

BEACH CLEANUP DAY

You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on local beaches. On Saturday, September 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Mashomack Preserve hosts “Beach Clean Up Day.” Come help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying the coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available for students. Visit [email protected] or call (631) 749-4219 for information. (more…)

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09/08/17 4:30pm
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

When food historian Linda Civitello, author of “Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People,” tells the story of baking powder, as she did at a recent Friday Night Dialogue at the library, she starts by describing the state of bread baking in this country before baking powder existed. An America unrecognizable to this reporter; a place without chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. (more…)

08/29/17 2:00pm
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Dawn redwood on the grounds of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Dawn redwood on the grounds of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

Latin Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Locations: Dawn redwood is a rare tree on our Island. There’s one on the Havens House grounds and another in the Sylvester Manor garden. Others may be found in private gardens. If you know of other public locations, let me know.  (more…)