03/24/19 3:00pm

Hungry chicks with mouths agape wait for parents to return to the nest with food.

Throughout the winter, hikers at Mashomack Preserve have come back to the Visitor Center exclaiming, “Could I have seen a bluebird out in the fields?” 

The answer is yes! A few of New York’s state birds do stick around during the cold weather, eating fruits and berries instead of the normal insect diet of the warmer months.


03/22/19 2:00pm

Islanders enjoying dinner at the Legion Hall.

was treated to a very special dinner at the Legion Hall last Monday. A few people from the Senior Center were going and Director Laurie Fanelli asked if I would like to go along.

I was not expecting much, having spent most of my working life eating institutional food at boarding schools. Boy, was I surprised!


03/22/19 8:00am

The cast of ‘The Addams Family’ creeping around on stage earlier this week.

High School’s production of ‘The Addams Family’ opens April 4. 

They’re creepy and they’re kooky — and they’re coming soon to a theater very near you. 


03/07/19 2:00pm

Los Hacheros will play at Sylvester Manor’s upcoming fundraiser at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


03/01/19 2:00pm

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”- Jimmy Dean.

Pierce Senken is on an adventure of a lifetime. A 3rd Year Midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Pierce is the son of Gregory and Jane Senken of Shelter Island and Garden City.