06/19/18 9:52am

Nick MacAskill gathers sage leaves during the foraging at Sylvester Manor Saturday. (Credit: Charity Robey)

On Saturday afternoon at Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor Farm, herbalist Dawn Petter knelt before a fuzzy-leaved plant and asked permission to pull off a leaf.

Permission from the plant.

“Plants are our spiritual allies,” she said. “We should treat them with respect.”  (more…)

05/01/18 5:55am

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This turnkey escape spans nearly four-and-a-half acres in the heart of Shelter Island.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is perfectly tucked away from ferry traffic and immersed in nature.

“Its unique setting makes it standout,” said listing agent Ed Brown of Corcoran. “It’s only a mile away from town, but set back from the road. It’s a place of peace and quiet.” (more…)