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12/24/14 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Santa Claus making his annual appearance at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Santa Claus making his annual appearance at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House.

Santa Claus is good at asking personal questions, like “Have you been a good boy?” and “What would you like for Christmas?”

It was his turn to answer questions when, fresh from his duties at the Shelter Island Historical Society Holiday Open House, we caught up with him. Santa agreed to an interview with the Reporter about his work, his life and his unique perspective on Shelter Island. (more…)

10/17/14 12:00pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | The front of Black Cat Books on North Ferry Road.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | The front of Black Cat Books on North Ferry Road.

 

Do you love secondhand bookstores, but hate that most of them look like a bomb went off a few minutes before you arrived?

And you look forward to happily killing time browsing in the stacks, but begin choking immediately on the dust of the ages floating in the air?

Then head for Black Cat Books, where the air is fresh, the shelves and stacks organized and it’s filled with light. (more…)

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10/07/14 12:00pm
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from a time when Shelter Island was a key player in the shell fish industry of the East Coast.

What do oysters have to do with history?

Everything — if you’re talking about the East End of Long Island. (more…)