04/20/18 2:00pm
CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Served hot or cold (and here with scallops) leeks and potatoes are a winning combination.

CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Served hot or cold (and here with scallops) leeks and potatoes are a winning combination.

Sometimes in the kitchen, it’s all about time-tested combinations. Dill and cucumbers. Basil and tomato. Lamb and mint. When deciding what to cook, I use this guideline and frequently refer back to some of the most classic pairings in French cooking. (more…)

04/20/18 8:00am
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | The view from the hallway at Sylvester Manor.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | The view from the hallway at Sylvester Manor.

The Boston-based trio Cold Chocolate brought their unique blend of bluegrass, folk, swing and rock to Sylvester Manor on April 14. The band packed the house, literally, by performing two shows in the cozy confines of the living room. Next up at Sylvester Manor will be the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band performing on May 12.  (more…)

04/19/18 4:30pm
1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

The board room at Shelter Island Town Hall is often dominated by discussions pertaining to pressing issues that will affect Islanders in the future. But right now, at least one wall of the room is dominated by a pictorial slice of Shelter Island’s past. (more…)

04/19/18 2:00pm
DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO  |  Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

ON PIANO, DREW PETERSEN

The Shelter Island Friends of Music Concert Series for 2018 is proud to present “A Season of Prizewinning Virtuosos” and a performance by piano virtuoso Drew Petersen. According to composer Lukas Foss, Mr. Petersen “… feels the music, he can make it come alive again, make you touched by it… That’s what is unusual. … He is not just a child prodigy but is a brilliant musician.”   (more…)