07/26/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTOS
Kerry Kearney.

Slide blues guitar master Kerry Kearney and the Unsung Heroes kick off Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s 2019 concert series with the first of two summer shows down by Gardiners Creek on Sunday, July 28, at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. WPKN’s Bill Nolan cites Kearney’s guitar and dobro playing as one of the contributing factors to global warming, and Bonnie Grice says “With the blues, Kerry Kearney promises and delivers everything from the slow burn to the high wire.”

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08/17/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Kerry Kearney.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Kerry Kearney.

On August 19, renowned blues musicians Kerry Kearney and Jack Licitra will perform at the Dering Harbor Inn for a pro-bono “Blues Afternoon” concert in honor of longtime Island resident Beau Gage, who died in April of 2017.

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05/06/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Karl Schwarz, Gregory Morgan and David A. Barnes are the New Moon Blues Band.

COURTESY PHOTO | Karl Schwarz, Gregory Morgan and David A. Barnes are the New Moon Blues Band.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly presents New Moon Blues Band in concert at the Manor House Music Room on Saturday, May 12 with shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Featuring Karl Schwarz, Gregory Morgan and David A. Barnes, the New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues and spiritual tunes.  (more…)

10/09/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.

COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.

The last three weeks have brought us the wildest kind of weather that we’ve seen in many years.

Fishing had just started to pick up again and fishermen were doing O.K. on false albacore, striped bass and bluefish using bait, casting lures and flies. Some even scored  “Grand Slams,” which means that you had to catch a blue, a striper and an albacore on the same trip. I even extended that string one day to a “Super Grand Slam” by catching a porgy to add to the list. (more…)