08/18/19 11:00am

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Leaves and seedpods.

Latin Name: Ailanthus altissima

Locations: Tree of heaven thrives (too well) throughout the Island. One is tucked to the side of the library parking lot; a cluster of small trees flourish along the edge of Coecles Harbor at the intersection of Cobbetts Lane and Ram Island Road.  

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01/26/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO | Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art, but it is now a popular physical activity for senior citizens around the world.

STOCK PHOTO  Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art, but it is now a popular physical activity for senior citizens around the world.

Tai Chi classes are coming to the Senior Activity Center in March. Classes will meet twice weekly for one hour and will go on for eight weeks.

Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli tells me that classes are going to be taught by a certified instructor from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, free of charge. (more…)

09/10/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See's family.

COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See’s family.

Lisa See, whose latest novel is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” and Peter Lighte, Island resident, author, expert sinologist, and founding member of the international NGO OneSky, will come to the Shelter Island Library on Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. to present “Twenty Years in a Changing China.” They will speak about their work and their respective experiences in and with China and its culture. (more…)