05/25/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | ‘Tis the season for burgers ... so get grilling!

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | ‘Tis the season for burgers … so get grilling!

Play ball!

Memorial Day is the opening pitch of the summer grilling season, time for me to step outside, heft the spatula and connect with an orb of ground beef.

If I’m doing it right, there will be smoke. Like playing baseball and spray painting wicker porch furniture, cooking hamburgers is an activity best done outdoors. (more…)

01/15/18 4:30pm
PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

A quintet of talented musicians traveled to Shelter Island from Massachussets last weekend to perform in Sylvester Manor’s annual bluegrass concert. The January concert is a long-standing Island tradition and it takes place each year in the school auditorium. Tom Hashagen, who organizes the concerts for Sylvester Manor, has developed a knack for finding the hottest young bluegrass bands on the circuit today — and Saturday’s concert was no exception.
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03/15/17 8:00am

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Max William Verwymeren was born on Sunday, March 12 to parents Sara (nee Hashagen) and Nicholas Verwymeren of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Max joins siblings Lucy, 5 ,and Sam, 3.  Proud grandparents are Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen of Shelter Island and Paul and Trish Verwymeren of Winnipeg.

Extra-proud great grandmothers are Cora Verwymeren and Beth Kathler, also of Winnipeg.

06/21/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | With local blue claw crabs readily available, why not turn them into crab cakes?

COURTESY PHOTO | With local blue claw crabs readily available, why not turn them into crab cakes?

One of the best things about summers on Shelter Island is the increasing number of places where you can get terrific, locally sourced food. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are several excellent restaurants that serve delicious dishes, using the absolute best ingredients they can find. If, though, you’ve got the time, inclination and just a little skill, you can put out a fine meal with almost everything obtained right here!   (more…)