06/09/18 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

On a gravel lane just off one of the busiest stretches of Route 114 in the Center, Cris DiOrio, a big, bearded man, was taking tools out of the bed of a pickup parked under a tree.

There was an occasional sound, a hush of traffic from the road. Town suddenly became country as Cris, 29, walked up to an acre of cultivated land to work, he said, on “some irrigation issues.” (more…)

03/31/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO |  Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

This spring, the Shelter Island Historical Society welcomes Cris DiOrio as the new manager of the Havens Farmers Market. After graduating from the Shelter Island School, Mr. DiOrio volunteered for AmeriCorps in New Orleans where he helped build a community garden. He later enrolled at Middlebury College in Vermont, and during his first year there helped develop a community group that built the Middlebury Area Community Garden (MACG).  (more…)