10/04/19 4:15pm

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It’s time for hot, and chilled, apple cider on the East End.

At this time of year, I determinedly avert my eyes from the growing collections of orange orbs beckoning from nearby farms. Just days into October, I’m not ready to surrender to the call of the pumpkin.

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09/29/19 3:00pm

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It’s time to put the garden bed to bed.

I write this in the midst of a burst of summer, not fall, weather. It’s true that it gets darker earlier, but that really is little help to a plant trying to go dormant. That plant needs cooling breezes and there aren’t any. And none due for a week or more. Global warming seems to have arrived.

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01/11/19 12:00pm

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Medical researchers are now recommending that muscle mass be regarded as a vital sign.

lot of us traditionally make resolutions at the first of the year that have to do with diet and exercise. This year let’s resolve not to make resolutions but rather commit to the life-long pursuit of a healthier life, including many things of which exercise and nutritious food are just a part.

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01/10/19 10:00am

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Activities and events on Shelter Island.

EVERY WEEK

50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in volleyball, Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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01/06/19 11:00am

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The Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy took the prize in the category of “Whimsical.”

Shelter Island got in the holiday spirit with the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Decorate Your Door Contest.

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