Olivia Yeaman echoing ‘Taps’ on the trumpet with Julia Labrozzi holding the umbrella, standing on Piccozzi’s bluff overlooking Dering Harbor Marina on Memorial Day.
Tanya Schmid played ‘Taps’ below as a wreath was laid upon the water to remember those who have died at sea.
I remember vividly my first Christmas spent on Shelter Island. It was 1974.
My young and growing family (my wife and two of our children, age 16 months, 6 months and one on the way), decided to take a break from upstate New York living and have Christmas in our recently acquired Island bungalow. It was supposed to be for the summer and that meant no insulation or central heat. (more…)
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…)