12/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Rabbi Berel Lerman, assisted by Alan Sive, lighting the first candles for Hanukkah in front of Shelter Island police headquarters in 2015.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Rabbi Berel Lerman, assisted by Alan Sive, lighting the first candles for Hanukkah in front of Shelter Island police headquarters in 2015.

The 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police Department on Sunday, December, 17 at 6:30 p.m. Town elected officials will be in attendance and all residents are invited as well. (more…)

12/14/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will perform a Christmas concert in Sag Harbor on Sunday, December 17.

COURTESY PHOTO | Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will perform a Christmas concert in Sag Harbor on Sunday, December 17.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will kick off its 2018 Concert Series in style with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium.  (more…)

12/11/17 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Long Island turnip served mashed with a whole roasted fish and caramelized onions.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Long Island turnip served mashed with a whole roasted fish and caramelized onions.

When 91-year-old Wanda Wittmeier passed away in May of 2014, she went out at the top of her game. The Modern Snack Bar, a diner she founded in 1950 in Aquebogue, managed by her sons John and Otto, had just been named one of the country’s 10 best, and her lemon meringue pie garnered similar honors.

Of all the dishes served by the Wittmeier family at their venerable restaurant on the Main Road, the old-school take on mashed turnips connects most directly to the food and the culture of Long Island. (more…)