ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.
With Memorial Day weekend typically marking the beginning of the summer season on Shelter Island, 2016 is less about new businesses than returning businesses. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Rendering of proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s (SIHS) ambitious $1.7 million building project is expected to receive a special permit by the Town Board May 3 to proceed. (more…)
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…)