05/23/19 4:30pm

Courtesy Image

By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane

The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.

Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)

05/09/19 8:00am

MARIE EIFFEL PHOTO
Marie Eiffel’s Market will be offering endive reset pastries as an alternative to flowers on Mother’s Day.

Lots of Island restaurants and shops will be open in time for Mother’s Day. Here’s a selection of special features being planned to honor Mom on her day. Restaurant reservations are advisable. 

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04/19/19 12:00pm

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO
A burst of light and color along a wood fence on Route 114 in the Center.

A campaign has been underway by Supervisor Gary Gerth to assist owners of properties along Route 114 in sprucing up the Island’s main thoroughfare, which has some boarded-up stores and businesses that are operational but less than attractive. (more…)

10/04/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island's Black Cat Books.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island’s Black Cat Books.

I was at Black Cat Books on North Ferry Road one morning last week when it was raining hammers and nails outside, the torrent thudding against the door that has a sign listing opening and closing hours and, at the bottom, “Other times by chance or appointment.” (more…)