07/19/19 4:30pm

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My dog Mabel is a canine archaeologist.

She’ll dig in the yard, stick her snout as far into her test-hole as she can shove it, snort violently, and then dig even more furiously. I think she’s on to something, because the archaeologists who dug up the yard at Sylvester Manor (“Uncovering the enduring past,” July 4) a couple of weeks ago were also having the time of their lives, and were as proud of the ring, spoon, pipe stem and miscellaneous other artifacts they found as Mabel is of that sharp brownish thing she had in her mouth. (more…)

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07/19/19 2:00pm

JUDY CARD PHOTOS Tom Cronin coming in to Wades Beach Wednesday afternoon after his record-breaking journey from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back.

One storm “put the fear of God in me,” Tom Cronin said Friday, safe at home on Shelter Island.

The retired Shelter Island Police officer was 22 miles offshore on his jet ski when he was in the middle of 5-foot waves and lightning strikes. Unable to get to land, he had to ride out the storm for about two hours. (more…)

07/19/19 12:00pm


There were glitches and hitches at Saturday night’s 62nd annual Shelter Island fireworks show.

But the organizers powered through them and put on a spectacular evening of pyrotechnic entertainment for Islanders and visitors of all ages. (more…)

07/19/19 10:00am

Live music on Shelter Island.

TGIF! At Isola Bar & Restaurant, Sara Mundy plays live music every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Kick back with a cocktail and a taste of modern Italian cuisine.

The Ram’s Head Inn presents Sunday Jazz through Columbus Day Weekend from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening features live jazz in the lounge, cocktails al fresco and farm-to-table dining.