10/03/18 3:06pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS Roasting squash in a sheet pan is fast and you get a nice crust.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS
Roasting squash in a sheet pan is fast and you get a nice crust.

Because I have tried to operate a motor vehicle on the North Fork during a weekend in October, I fear the pumpkin. The influx of visitors looking for parking generated by pumpkin-picking opportunities combined with the wanton use of pumpkin spices in everything from coffee to dog biscuits (yes, really) are why I see pumpkins as potentially dangerous.

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09/28/18 4:30pm
SHELTER ISLAND PILATES & BARRE PHOTO Suzette Smith

SHELTER ISLAND PILATES & BARRE PHOTO
Suzette Smith

Suzette Smith, owner of Shelter Island Pilates & Barre has helped quite a few Islanders feel better about their bodies, and for this she has devoted and grateful fans. But as a child, she was an unlikely candidate for careers in dance and fitness.

“I was really clumsy and lanky and my parents were worried about me,” she said. (more…)

09/27/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

Rebekah and Abraham met and fell in love on Shelter Island and worked together at Vine Street Café during the summers of their courtship. Their wedding on the first day of fall was warm and sunny, but more to the point, marine conditions were perfect, since the bride arrived in an Island-made boat that was borrowed and blue.

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09/12/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO The week after Labor Day, and the only lack of parking spaces is at the school bike rack.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO The week after Labor Day, and the only lack of parking spaces on Shelter Island is at the school bike rack.

When I ask people to name the best day of the year on Shelter Island, most of them don’t miss a beat. It’s the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Upon reflection, some say they’d trade in Tumbleweed Tuesday for a perfect fall day a little later in the season. (more…)