My dog Mabel is a canine archaeologist.
She’ll dig in the yard, stick her snout as far into her test-hole as she can shove it, snort violently, and then dig even more furiously. I think she’s on to something, because the archaeologists who dug up the yard at Sylvester Manor (“Uncovering the enduring past,” July 4) a couple of weeks ago were also having the time of their lives, and were as proud of the ring, spoon, pipe stem and miscellaneous other artifacts they found as Mabel is of that sharp brownish thing she had in her mouth. (more…)
At 95, Bill Dickerson remembers the good times and the hard times.
He persevered through the latter, and for his dedication to his fellow Isalnders, has been honored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York for 70 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. (more…)
Brian Caputo of Commack recently emailed us a photo of this postcard. He said, “I collect old vintage postcards from Shelter Island because it’s my favorite place.
“I recently bought this one but cannot place where it was taken. It’s postmarked ‘1909 Greenport.’ Seems to be in a creek and the building is obviously not the Prospect or Manhanset.”
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All summer and into the fall, I’ve been taking my daily walk around the Heights near dusk.
Sometimes, I hear the Yacht Club’s cannon booming, announcing sunset; every day it gets a little earlier. Most nights, darkness comes on as I walk. (more…)