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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    To sparkle up your Winter wardrobe, or get a jump on Spring, Wilderside announces our new vintage jewelry shop.
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Making sure to share or donate your own jewelry, and trying to buy vintage rather than new, is a way to help the environment.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Wilderside Ltd presents its second eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ($2.99) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook;  and Smashwords independent EBook seller for $2.99, and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer. Next up...more platforms to come.

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Suffolk Theater opens in Riverhead: Ribbon Cutting photos

The Riverhead community celebrated the re-opening of the Suffolk Theater on Main Street. The building is from the 1930′s, and the celebration included a historical tip of the hat. There were folks young and old, politicians, a beauty queen with tiara and sash, live music (including a tuba), and lots of fun. Ian and I […]

The Wilders have moved (close by)

Ian and Kimberly Wilder have begun a new adventure. We have moved from our co-op apartment to a new home in Riverhead. If you have missed seeing us around town, that is why. It has taken a long while to find a good home for us, in a community we love. We look forward to […]

Comfort for the community of Newton, Connecticut

How are you handling the news about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut? It is upsetting me a lot, on a variety of levels. I am finding it difficult to blog about it, or to analyze causes, or to offer suggestions, because I still feel immobilized by the tragedy of it all. Today, I found […]

Columbus Day weekend adventure: Eastern Long Island

Columbus Day weekend adventure: Lawn signs, fun, and sunsets My husband Ian and I took a drive out east on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. We had the idea to capture signs of fall for the blog. Among our observations was a study on lawn signs and politics. The full set of photos is […]

Summer 2012 on Long Island

Hope everyone is enjoying the sudden, summer weather. (And, being careful for ozone alerts.) Wanna see the boats?

Poet Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st: Celebrate in Silence

Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a  [Thursday for 2012 and Friday for 2013] this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday […]

Julian Wilder: 1924-2002

On that day he decided to become a teacher when he returned to the US. He did. First teaching children, and then instilling the love of teaching in the children’s teachers.

Photos & Video: Spring in Port Jefferson

Ian and I spent the afternoon wandering around Port Jefferson. There were lots of wonderful signs of Spring on Long Island. Some photos below. Video at bottom.

Happy St. Pat’s Day: What’s green on Long Island?

Ian and I woke up early today. So, we have already gathered some images of green for this lovely, sunny, St. Patrick’s Day. Full set at Flickr: here and with story below. What’s Green on Long Island? The soccer fields: ___________________________ The soccer players: A girls soccer team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green hair. […]

Wilderside Is Six Years Old: Help keep us alive and growing

For six years, The Wilders have been posting news, celebrating political activism, and supporting poets and musicians here at onthewilderside. This website is our family project. We have invested a small amount of money in holding the URL names, and recently, in paying for server space. We have invested a lot of time in studying, […]

Happy Boxing Day!

  I think we were so busy visiting with our families, we kind of forgot to say this. So…

Make your best sign. Wave it at your local politicians!

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. Today is your today to make a miniature sign, and wave it at the politicos and elected officials in your neighborhood. You can do this by pulling levers or writing things on the ballot! If you must, you could even use the pencil provided to draw a picture on […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Hope you enjoy this day to visit the neighbors, and see all the children having fun! Below is a photo from our fall celebration: A trip out east to see the farm stands and water scenes of Long Island.

Long Island: Stories of the earthquake reaction (including video)

Today, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 there was an earthquake in Virginia. Though, the shaking was felt up and down the East Coast, including here on Long Island, New York.  The video above has some reactions from people in Smithtown who felt the earth shake. There is also video of musical instruments shaking after the tremors. […]