With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.
It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)
DONA BERGIN PHOTO Christmas Island
You won’t find many restaurants open for Christmas Eve or Day, although the pickings get a bit better for New Year’s Eve. But with only two days left before Christmas, you still have a lot of choices here for those last minute gifts. (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.
With Memorial Day weekend typically marking the beginning of the summer season on Shelter Island, 2016 is less about new businesses than returning businesses. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Elizabeth Toth outside the Center Post Office on Wednesday. Ms. Toth and many other residents whose Zip code is 11964 are fed up, they say, with poor service.
“I don’t want this to be a life’s campaign,” said Shelter Island resident Elizabeth Toth. “I just want my mail in a timely fashion.”
Ms. Toth has launched an online petition asking other residents to join her campaign to demand much needed improvements at the Center Post Office. She has found support from many Islanders who depend on the staff there that they say has been letting them down for months. (more…)