03/17/17 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick's Day at the Presbyterian Church.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick’s Day at the Presbyterian Church.

A man took a seat at The Dory on Bridge Street the other evening and asked Jack for a Jameson’s. The man on the stool next to him said, “You like the Irish, same as me,” pointing to his drink.

“I do,” the newcomer said, and noting the man’s accent, added, “Whereabouts did you call home over there?” (more…)

03/09/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

When March rolls around, lovers of all things Irish start making plans for corned beef dinners and Celtic inspired cultural programs to satisfy their annual need for the green.

Fortunately for Islanders, there will be a bit of both coming up in the days ahead.

On Friday, March 11, Shelter Island Library welcomes Jim Hawkins and his “Stories and Songs From the Irish Tradition.” His presentations offer different themes in Irish history, culture and tradition. (more…)

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10/12/15 3:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

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

Shortly after the writers Nik Cohn and Michaela Muntean bought Harbor Inn from Jack and Beverly Cahill in 1985, they began renovations that were part home improvement and part archeology.

“Like a museum of the history of glue,” Ms. Muntean said about layers of linoleum stuck together with a white adhesive, used during the Depression and made with cow’s milk. The insulation was made of horsehair and newspapers. “The place had great vibes,” she said. “If it was full of ghosts, it was ghosts of a really good time.” (more…)