11/20/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A typical holiday gift basket fromTable of Content where two local women will now be managing the shop.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A typical holiday gift basket fromTable of Content where two local women will now be managing the shop.

It has been more than two years since the specialty store Table of Content opened its door on North Ferry Road in the Center. Now, it’s adding a couple of local flavors to its bill of fare.

The store, still owned by Kimberly Auth, will be managed by two long-time Islanders well known to their neighbors — Mary Boeklen and Laurie Eckhardt. (more…)

10/01/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Island’s bounce-back following national trends

ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is  following national trends

If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.

With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.

In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)

08/05/15 1:43pm
Snug Booths line an entire wall of the restaurant (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Snug Booths line an entire wall of the restaurant.
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A roaring fireplace on a cold night might be the furthest thing from your mind while enjoying a fruity cocktail in August, but a new Shelter Island restaurant is aiming to be a go-to spot for both the flip-flop and wool sock seasons.

“The design was to create a space that was light and airy through summer, then had a warm and cozy feel for winter as Red Maple will be open year round,” said David Bowd, who co-owns the Chequit Inn, which recently unveiled its new restaurant, Red Maple. (more…)