12/13/15 3:00pm
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COURTESY PHOTO

I’m a big fan of tipping. I feel it’s one small way to give back to folks who could really use the money — and the best way to get better service.

I am, however, a bit confused by gratuities lately. Who should be tipped? How much should they get? The line on tipping seems more blurred than ever before. (more…)

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10/02/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

The teaser in the Reporter classified ads early last month was: “Much more than a yard sale!” And the address, 45 Burns Road, should have been the tip off.

For three decades, ending in 1985, 45 Burns Road was Harbor Inn. Owned by Jack and Beverly Cahill for much of that time, the tavern remains embedded in the collective memory of Shelter Islanders over the age of 40. If you lived here prior to 1985, you not only remember Harbor Inn, you probably have a story or two to tell about it. (more…)

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05/15/15 2:00pm
DR. LOUIS ZARCHIN

DR. LAWRENCE E. ZARCHIN

Evyne House Tehan
Evyne House Tehan was born on August 14, 1933 in Tarrytown, New York. She was the daughter of Jane Rathbun and Everett Taylor House.

Evyne attended the Spence School in Manhattan and graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Both of her parents served in the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in Europe, which meant she had the opportunity to travel extensively in her younger years. She spent time on Shelter Island as a young girl in the 1930s and 1940s, staying at her grandmother’s house on Divinity Hill. (more…)

04/05/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

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Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.

In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)