12/18/14 4:30pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.

Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)

12/04/14 2:00pm

Credit: Cyndi Murray CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO Scott Raulsome, the new owner of Burton’s Books in Greenport.

In the day and age where it seems bookstores are going the way of flip phones and 8-track tapes, quitting your job to operate one of your own could be perceived as questionable decision. But that is not so, according to Scott Raulsome, who recently purchased Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. (more…)

09/12/14 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

They’re not all ready to embrace the possibility that the national economy is showing long-term signs of recovery, but most Shelter Island business owners are boasting about a remarkable summer season. (more…)

05/23/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Kimberly Auth of Table of Content, which is featuring a new spot serving coffee and pastries outside.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Kimberly Auth of Table of Content, which is featuring a new spot serving coffee and pastries outside.

Buy an Island-made baby gift. Enjoy a cappuccino sitting in the sunshine or a big-screen movie in your backyard. Craving sushi? You won’t have to leave the Island.

These are just a few of the new businesses that Shelter Islanders and visitors alike will be able to enjoy during the summer of 2014. (more…)

04/18/14 3:03pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

Perhaps a furious and prolonged winter has taken its toll on Shelter Island restaurant owners. Just a few of them are planning to open for Easter dinner. But enough will be operating to give you choices if you want to avoid staying home and doing the cooking yourself. (more…)