ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is following national trends
If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.
With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.
In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Catbird will perform at Volunteer Park on August 13.
The Shelter Island Jazzfest wraps up this week with three more great bands: The Grand Street Stompers, the HooDoo Loungers and vocalist Vanessa Trouble. (more…)
The legendary Freddy Cole is scheduled to perform next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12, at the Dory.
Home in Atlanta after a week’s West Coast swing, Freddy Cole spoke about the dilemma facing professional musicians.
“Sometimes when I’m home I want to be out and sometimes when I’m on the road I want to be home,” the pianist and vocalist said. “But this is what I love. I’m in the people business, so the road is what I do.” (more…)
The Dory Bar & Restaurant
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
“I’ve been doing this for about eight years and it wasn’t really an organized thing, now it’s organized.”
What Jack Kiffer, owner of Shelter Island’s The Dory bar and restaurant is refering to is the Second Annual Shelter Island Jazz Fest beginning next week. The landmark waterfront restaurant is bringing a week’s worth of live jazz music to the island.
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KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.
Lunch at The Dory on the Island has been brightened for my wife and me by the sight of swans gliding on Chase Creek. If the the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has its way, that sight might be a thing of the past. (more…)