01/31/19 8:00am

Author Louise Penny has just released the latest novel in her Inspector Gamache series.

Kingdom of the Blind

Louise Penny

Minotaur Books

At this time of year, many Islanders head south in search of warmth and more than the occasional glimpse of sun.


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03/13/18 4:21pm


Late this afternoon Shelter Island Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said the nor’easter was beginning to wind down after dropping what he estimated was 10 inches of snow on the Island. He had heard a report of a lager amount of snow, noting that these were anecdotal reports. (more…)

03/30/15 2:01pm
CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO | Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

Want the adventure of a lifetime? Travel with your grandchild! You will get to places you never thought possible and really enjoy them.

The easiest way to do this is with intergenerational travels through Road Scholar; I was given this gem by Marcia Byington. There is a program in every state and a program for every interest. What makes these programs special is that they are geared to grandparents and grandchildren in different age groups (For example, 8 to 10 years old). Therefore, younger children are not in a group with teenagers. The programs start at about age 8, which is an age most children can bear to be away from home. (more…)