08/24/19 8:00am

The Rev. Galen Guengerich of All Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan.

Union Chapel will celebrate Harvest Sunday and Sylvester Manor this Sunday, Aug. 25. Reverend Galen Guengerich of All Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan will preach about “The Honorable Harvest.” Special music will be performed by the staff of Sylvester Manor.


01/03/19 4:30pm

Past farm apprentices lovin’ farm life.

Sylvester Manor is accepting applications for the 2019 farm season for both full-season farm apprentices and long-term opportunities for those from World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF).

Apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of vegetable production, including working with over 100 hens in a laying operation. Other livestock opportunities are possible based on interest and experience level.


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

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.


04/11/15 8:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

It’s my guess that no other region of Manhattan has more professional dog-walkers than the Upper East Side.

They are very common sights in our neighborhood, virtually all young men, chaperoning their clients, usually in groups of three to six. All breeds, mixtures and sizes are represented and, to me, the most notable feature of these assortments of canines is their obvious camaraderie. I imagine these jaunts are something akin to human pub crawls with the city’s groaning banquet table of interesting smells substituting for beers. (more…)

03/20/15 10:00am


Two poets, Islander Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh of Rocky Point, will read from their book, “Neuron Mirror,” at Friday Night Dialogues at the Library on March 20 at 7 p.m.

The book is dedicated to the memory of people who died from pancreatic cancer: Ms. Walker’s mother, Helen Shields, and four poets known to the authors — Diana Chang, Robert Long, Siv Cedering and Antje Katcher. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Lustgarten Foundation, an organization that promotes pancreatic cancer research. (more…)