12/08/18 3:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Richard Surozenski, left, and Bill Cummings erected the floating Chase Creek Christmas tree.

Why did Richard Surozenski and Bill Cummings spend the better part of last Saturday in a yellow rowboat, hauling a fully-decorated Christmas tree to the middle of Chase Creek? (more…)

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12/07/18 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Lou Mondi at Piesano’s on Route 114.

When Lou Mondi opened Piesano’s last July on Route 114 near Smith Street, it was his fifth pizza restaurant.

His first was Village Pizza in Riverhead 30 years ago. Anyone who can remember the pizza they served will be nostalgic when tasting Piesano’s sauce, made with the same cherished recipe. (more…)

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12/03/18 10:00am

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.

One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)

11/21/18 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Thanksgiving Shelter Island style: scallops and Brussels sprouts.

If pilgrims and Native Americans actually had a feast of Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they probably ate bay scallops, and probably did not eat turkey. Certainly, the Butterball had not yet been invented.

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11/08/18 4:30pm

COURTESY PHOTO U.S. Army First Lt. Joseph Theinert

In March 2010, Army First Lt. Joseph Theinert, 24, went to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, serving his country, which was his life’s goal. He died June 4 of that year disabling the second of two IEDs that threatened his unit. Just before the explosion that killed him, he ordered the 20 men under his command out of the area to safety. (more…)