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The Island has been bursting with the colors of spring and summer thanks to forsythia.
The hands of the Great Powers have painted the Island yellow, with a dash of pink here and there and a lovely sheen overhead of bright spring green. I have to try hard to watch the road, keeping my car in one piece, everything is so lovely to look at. I know it will fade eventually but this first flush of color after the boring sameness of winter feels like a gift.
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The Shelter Island Seed Library is stocked with heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.
Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future. – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Shelter Island Seed Library sprang to life for its fourth season last week with a presentation by farmer and educator Scott Chaskey and Layton Guenther, farm manager at Amagansett’s Quail Hill Farm about the work they do and the importance of saving and sharing heirloom seeds. It’s a joint project of the Shelter Island Library (SIL)and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the brainchild of reference librarian Jocelyn Ozolins and Maggie Higby, formerly of Sylvester Manor.
Shelter Island School students put the gardens ‘to bed’ last fall.
Students get lesson in community gardening
Draw an orange chard. A what? Shelter Island School’s 4th graders, like most of the adults in the room at Shelter Island Library, had no idea what an orange chard might look like. But the intrepid 4th graders used their imagination and came up with everything from a pumpkin to a carrot and lots of interpretations beyond expectation.
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Daffodils make April worth waiting for.
And so, my fellow Islanders, we find ourselves together once again, in another spring and another year. And although it’s still quite cold, there’s warmth in the sun and the daffodils are indeed up at least six or seven inches as I write, some of the early ones even more. And I did see a robin.
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The Shelter Island High School Drama Club presents ‘The Addams Family’ on April 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Activities and events on Shelter Island.