04/16/15 11:37am
JULIE LANE PHOTO New name, but contrary to anxious worries about town, the old Redding’s is now the Marie Eiffel Market — still under Ms. Eiffel’s management as it has been since she purchased the business in March 2013. The same cooks, bakers and other staffers will still be there to meet your culinary needs.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
New name, but contrary to anxious worries about town, the old Redding’s is now the Marie Eiffel Market — still under Ms. Eiffel’s management as it has been since she purchased the business in March 2013. The same cooks, bakers and other staffers will still be there to meet your culinary needs.

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04/13/15 8:00am
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS | A street in Paharganj, New Delhi.

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS |
A street in Paharganj, New Delhi.

You can look, but never see.

The smiling Marie Eiffel who greets customers at Reddings and her clothing store and home decor shop on Shelter Island learned that piece of wisdom five years ago soon after arriving in New Delhi, India.

She had gone to the subcontinent to help a friend who was manufacturing clothing and jewelry, some of which Ms. Eiffel thought could be marketed in the United States. When she arrived, her friend was gone due to a medical emergency and Ms. Eiffel was at a loss about what to do, feeling like a waif on her own in a strange land. She returned to her hotel in Paharganj, one of the city’s poorest areas, and sat in the lobby, a lump in her throat, tears welling in her eyes. (more…)

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04/02/15 4:30pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO  Cornucopia owner Mary Lou Eichhorn showed off the many Easter-themed gifts available at her shop.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Cornucopia owner Mary Lou Eichhorn showed off the many Easter-themed gifts available at her shop.

It must be spring, weather notwithstanding, since Islanders who want a holiday meal at a restaurant this weekend won’t have to take a ferry to find several choices for Easter dinner. (more…)

12/18/14 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.

Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)