To the Editor:
Elizabeth Pedersen fought and underwent treatment for one of the most deadly cancers for four years.
All of that time, she worked tirelessly with her husband, Bill, and her colleagues at the Shelter Island Historical Society to create a state-of-the-art facility for the safe preservation of treasures Islanders have donated, and for the education of generations to come in our Island’s history. Fortunately she lived, undoubtedly against all odds and with pain, just long enough to see the recent and stunning completion of her vision. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO “Housing is key,” says Bucks official Frank Emmett.
If three local men have anything to say about it, the Shelter Island Bucks will be back at Fiske Field this summer. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A lovely display of Montauk daisies, enjoying the cooler days of autumn.
How wonderful and what a treat this cooler weather! And it feels like it’s long overdue, although technically speaking it’s probably right on time. No matter! In any event, it’s so very welcome. And, of course, all the plants are perking up, just as grateful as we are, especially the annuals, more susceptible than the perennials to endless hot/damp days. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A selection of seasonal merchandise at Lynch’s Garden Center in Southampton.
‘Tis the season, gardeners all!
Time to be merry, happy and bright! In this, my last column until spring, I usually tell you about interesting flower shows where it’s warm or “Gifts for Gardeners.”
This year I’m going to tell you about a gift for each of you. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Those beautiful Montauk daisies in all their glory.
Farewell, perennials, as the first frost comes…
But in at least some ways, last can be best and the Montauk Daisy, which does not come from Montauk and is not a daisy, might just be an example of that notion. (more…)