12/21/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

If cold days and long nights put you in the mood for treating yourself to meal out, you can get a taste of holiday cheer without boarding a ferry. (more…)

12/14/17 8:00am

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With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)

11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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09/08/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Department members at the 9/11 memorial on the Center firehouse grounds, September 11, 2016 Sunday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Department members at the 9/11 memorial on the Center firehouse grounds, September 11, 2016.

Our country was changed forever on September 11, 2001, and in the aftermath of the terrible events of that day there has been nothing glorious — except the inspiring deeds of individuals in service to others. (more…)

08/10/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

One morning in April, Pepe Martinez, co-owner of STARS Café in the Heights, was sworn in as an American citizen along with 152 other people from 38 countries in the federal courthouse in Central Islip (“All American,” April 13).

Officiating at the ceremony was United States District Court Judge Joseph Bianco.

After those to be naturalized took the Oath Of Allegiance to the United States, Judge Bianco spoke about the promise of America, telling a story about his grandfather, who arrived as a young man from Italy in the 1920s, “with nothing, nothing, and becoming an American, and living an American life. What would he say, if when he arrived, he would be told his grandson would be a federal judge?” (more…)