12/14/17 8:00am

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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…)

12/21/16 4:30pm
DONA BERGIN PHOTO Christmas Island

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…)

05/27/16 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.

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…)

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12/23/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Vladena Noskova is working at Stars until she leaves for Slovakia in February. She’ll be back for the summer of 2016.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Vladena Noskova is working at Stars until she leaves for Slovakia in February. She’ll be back for the summer of 2016.

It’s about to get very quiet around here.

Winter on Shelter Island means an end to lawn care, boats come out of the water and tourism slows to a trickle. For the people who sell food, lodging and entertainment, as well as those who filet the fluke and service the yachts, the months of January and February are slow. Many folks figure it’s time to go away. Some head to Florida, with Key West particularly popular with Islanders. (more…)