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08/16/19 4:30pm

Martin Mayer died at age 91 on Aug. 1 at his home on Shelter Island.

Martin was a prolific author, journalist and critic. Effortlessly able to balance work and so many other aspects of his life, he took an interest in nearly everything around him and found a way to write about it. (more…)

08/16/19 10:00am

ARTSI celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

The Artists of Shelter Island group celebrates its 10-year anniversary with its annual open studio tour on Aug. 17 and 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Sixteen local artists of various disciplines and styles will welcome visitors to their studios and show their latest works.


08/16/19 8:00am


I was 11 when my father parked a brand-new Pontiac in our driveway. He named her Yvonne because he liked the way Yvonne LeMans rolled off his tongue.

On our first ride I sat on the back seat with my two sisters, bound for outer space. The motor sounded like the roar of a lightly-sedated tiger; the upholstery was clean and smooth. We rode around the block with my dad at the wheel, and my mother in the passenger seat. (more…)