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08/14/17 2:00pm
RACHEL SIFORD PHOTO Jack Van de Wetering, owner of Ivy Acres in Calverton, credits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for helping his business.

RACHEL SIFORD PHOTO Jack Van de Wetering, owner of Ivy Acres in Calverton, credits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for helping his business.

BY RACHEL SIFORD

What started as an agricultural agency in 1917 has grown to encompass that and much more. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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12/15/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Peconic Bay scallops with potatoes and onions.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Peconic Bay scallops with potatoes and onions.

Unlike last fall, Peconic bay scallops are not plentiful this year, and they are not cheap. I’m just grateful that we can get them. Think of those poor deprived scallop-eaters in Gotham City, a mere 100 miles away. Last week I saw Nantucket bay scallops on offer at an NYC seafood store for $50 a pound. (more…)

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04/07/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jim Hull creating the recipe for a new porter, as yet unnamed, featuring vanilla bean, bourbon and Island honey at Shelter Island Craft Brewery on North Ferry Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jim Hull creating the recipe for a new porter, as yet unnamed, featuring vanilla bean, bourbon and Island honey at Shelter Island Craft Brewery on North Ferry Road.

In the early 1970s, Jim Hull was one of the 3,600 ironworkers who built the World Trade Center.

He lived in Queens but he loved to get to the site early in the morning, sit on a bench with a cup of coffee and listen to the city come to life.

“Total silence, then the fans started up on top of the buildings, then the traffic started and the horns and by 9 o’clock the jack hammers were going and the beast was alive,” Jim said. “It was just beautiful.” (more…)

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11/07/14 4:30pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO  Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise on Monday.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise on Monday.

There’s a day in November when families on Shelter Island gather at their dinner tables and eat the same meal as their neighbors.

Not turkey, that’s later. For fishermen, their families and friends, on the first Monday in November, the menu is Peconic Bay scallops. (more…)