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10/28/18 8:00am

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It would seem that author Ariel Levy has conquered virtually every goal she ever set for herself, becoming an award winning writer and well-known author at New York and The New Yorker magazines. (more…)

08/18/18 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Author Jeanne McCulloch and her book, ‘All Happy Families.’

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Author Jeanne McCulloch signing her book, ‘All Happy Families ’ for a fan.

On August 11, a large group gathered at Finley’s Fiction to congratulate Island resident and author Jeanne McCulloch on the publication of her memoir, “All Happy Families,” recently published by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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12/09/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO David Browne of New York and Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
David Browne of New York and Shelter Island.

When David Browne panned Rod Stewart’s 1975 album, “Footloose and Fancy Free,” saving special derision for the first song, “Hot Legs,” he was a student at a New Jersey high school. It was his first record review.

“People noticed,” David said. “They were either angry at me or agreed with me. That was one of my first indications of the power of the written word.” (more…)

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08/31/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tim Purtell in the pollinator garden that surrounds his home in the Heights.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Tim Purtell in the pollinator garden that surrounds his home in the Heights.

The garden around Tim Purtell’s Shelter Island home is a hopping place. And that’s just the way he likes it.

During the course of a couple of hours spent talking with him about his life, his work on the Green Options Committee and childhood memories of Shelter Island in the 1950s and 1960s, we were interrupted constantly. (more…)

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02/27/15 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Maggie Murphy and her daughter, Maeve, at the family’s Shelter Island home.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Maggie Murphy and her daughter, Maeve, at the family’s Shelter Island home.

Maggie Murphy was enjoying the quiet beauty and significant snow cover of a February Shelter Island weekend with her husband David, daughter Maeve, and a nine-month-old Goldendoodle named Ellie, when two visitors broke trail through a foot of ice and snow, tramped into their home and left dripping boots in a mound by the front door.

“Would somebody throw my pants up to me?” Maggie yelled. David wadded up a pair of jeans and fired them upstairs. (more…)