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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…)

08/17/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Fridays, beginners meeting, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church. Open discussion Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. St. Mary’s; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. (more…)

08/10/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVERY WEEK
Alcoholics Anonymous, Fridays, beginners meeting, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church. Open discussion Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. St. Mary’s; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon, Saturdays, 10 a.m., library, St. Mary’s. (more…)

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08/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

“The food’s good and it’s fun,” Brad Kitkowski said about his recently opened Isola — Italian for Island — in the space once occupied by Sweet Tomato’s space in the Heights. “If you’re having fun, people sense it,” he said. (more…)