CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Esther Hunt
From the floor-to-ceiling windows, in every room of Esther Hird Hunt’s home, the view of Dering Harbor is breathtaking. But the first thing that catches the eye is a 9-foot-tall avocado tree growing in a large pot.
“My mother planted that avocado from a pit,” Esther said. “I took it over in the late 1960s and kept it going since. It must be more than 70 years old.”
Esther is the 95-year-old matriarch of a family that doesn’t part with things, whether avocados or islands. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The remains of the Artemus Ward boathouse that was destroyed by amateur fireworks in July 1995.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission was established. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Adam Ross Abel and Elizabeth Berni Schrott at their favorite beach.
Dr. Jonathan and Susan Schrott have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Berni Schrott, to Adam Ross Abel, son of Dr. Bruce and Marjorie Abel of West Hartford, Connecticut. (more…)