04/17/19 2:00pm

Ms. Dempsey explores sparkling wines of the North Fork.

When traveling with my gallant groom, we enjoy sampling the local cuisine, but we also make a point of asking the natives where they like to eat. So it was that we found ourselves, while in Dublin last week, visiting a wine bar called “The French Paradox.”

The name refers to the concept that the French seem able to enjoy a diet rich in cheeses and foie gras, supposedly offset by the healthy effect of wine.

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04/14/19 3:00pm

Tim purtell PHOTOS
Beautiful flowers of the Japanese pieris.

Japanese pieris

Latin Name: Pieris japonica

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04/14/19 8:00am

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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04/12/19 10:00am

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Guests at the Senior Center got crafty during a silk scarf making workshop.

silk scarf workshop was held at the Senior Activity Center recently. Some 15 seniors participated. The workshop guided seniors through the process of creating their own scarves. Some now have their own hand-painted articles of clothing. A variety of different techniques with examples was provided by the instructor, Lorraine Pepper.

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04/11/19 4:30pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS
Gomez Addams (Owen Gibbs) and daughter Wednesday (Francis Regan) contemplate love.

Electrical chairs, crossbow hunting in Central Park and falling in love with the moon were just some of the antics that were front and center in “The Addams Family,” the Shelter Island School Drama Club’s spring musical presented at the school April 4 to 7.

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