04/19/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Easter eggs in season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Easter eggs in season.

What a fine day Easter Sunday was! The high temperatures and sunny skies seemed to elevate the spirits of everyone with whom I came in contact.

It was an Easter Sunday like those I remember when I was a kid. It was always warm and sunny when we wore our new clothes and visited relatives. And the day was made extra special with the knowledge that the next week school was closed. Time to have adventures with friends after a Sunday of family activities. I remember ham or lamb was the usual entree. (more…)

04/18/17 2:00pm
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DAVID LAPHAM PHOTO | Steak salad with tangy carrot-ginger dressing.

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition of going to Benihana (yes, the Japanese steakhouse chain restaurant) right around New Year’s Eve. And I always loved the carrot-ginger dressing they put on their salads. In fact, I’d ask the waiter for an extra amount on the side, which ended up over all my food (to the delight of the knife-flipping chef). So when I became a chef, I started to wonder about making the dressing myself.  (more…)

04/18/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting a family at Fiske Field last summer. He'll be on hand this summer

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting a family at Fiske Field last summer. He’ll be on hand this summer

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like hosting a Shelter Island Buck (or two!) for the baseball season? Maybe you’ve heard there’s a shortage of host families this year and you’ve been toying with the idea.

Do it! Just do it. (more…)

04/17/17 4:30pm
Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography | Easter-colored beans.

Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography | Easter-colored beans.

BY CARA LORIZ

Spring on Shelter Island is a time when buds bulge and bloom, warming soils imbue the air with their potency and tiny sprouts unfurl en masse, transforming our landscape. All of this beauty and magic starts with seeds, an integral part of what we celebrate each spring — Earth Day and the environment, Easter and rebirth, Arbor Day and planting for the future. (more…)

04/15/17 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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