03/23/18 2:00pm
A lunch at The Islander. (Photo courtesy of The Islander's Facebook page).

A lunch at The Islander. (Photo courtesy of The Islander’s Facebook page).

I mentioned in a column a few weeks ago that March is National Nutrition Month and gave some tips on how we seniors can get meals that are really beneficial for our aging selves.

Senior Center director Laurie Fanelli passed on some interesting and enlightening comments on Island places to eat during the winter months. (more…)

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03/16/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Justine Karen at the Islander.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Justine Karen at the Islander.

A very articulate 16-year old is sitting in a corner booth at The Islander talking about her life. It’s the height of lunch hour and just about everyone in the busy dining room knows who she is, where she lives, who her parents are, who she is eating lunch with, and why.

What’s weird is that Justine Karen is totally O.K. with it. (more…)

01/25/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO When a wall of ice made Mabel’s usual route to the ferry impassible, she had to bushwhack.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO When a wall of ice made Mabel’s usual route to the ferry impassible, she had to bushwhack.

When I step out of the house with my three-year old hound for her afternoon constitutional, she makes a beeline for the North Ferry, a half-mile distant. What makes Mabel run?

Mabel’s impulse is the same as the one that creates a traffic jam at the arriving ferries in summer — to greet the other members of her pack. (more…)

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…)

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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