REPORTER FILE PHOTO | JO ANN KIRKLAND
The professional moving men smiled as they wheeled the upright piano down the ramp of the moving truck and up my driveway. All three were still smiling and whistling as they devised a ramp to get it up the three short steps to the porch. Then the whistling stopped. (more…)
(Credit: National Weather Service radar)
It’s not going to be a white Thanksgiving after all. (more…)
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Hands off CPF
To the Editor:
My congratulations to and thanks to Craig Wood for taking the time to address the Town Board (“Resident: Don’t mess with CPF,” November 20) on the issue of diverting money away from the 2-percent Community Preservation Fund to help with water problems. He speaks for many of us on Shelter Island and the East End. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
A wary wild turkey making its way around the Island this week.
If you’ve ever been close to a wild turkey (and what Islander hasn’t), the first impression is how magnificently ugly they are, with the heads of space aliens and those dangling red wattles.
These comedians of the avian world look clumsy, but they can fly, and when they take wing they’re as graceful as any bird, sometimes reaching speeds up to 50 miles an hour. But they’re most content being earthbound, strutting around with the could-care-less attitude of bored aristocrats. (more…)
I grew up in the South with a Methodist father and a Jewish mother. My husband, Steve, grew up Jewish in the Bronx.
Before we married, I came to Thanksgiving with Steve’s family, bearing my Kentucky Grandmother Ruby’s traditional sweet potato marshmallow side dish, generously flavored with bourbon. (more…)