SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTOS
Cheesing with cheese. Reeve Andrew displays a wide variety of cheeses at the King Andrew cheese wagon.
The roadsides are blooming with summer’s bounty
The farm stands of Shelter Island have sprung to life.
In the wake of a spring that seemed determined to hold back the summer season, with frequent and heavy rains curtailing outdoor human activities, they were also soaking into the ground, benefiting some crops while inhibiting others. By last weekend, the stalls at the Havens Farmers Market on the Shelter Island Historical Society’s grounds were filled with flowers and plump vegetables, in contrast to the sparse supplies when they opened on Memorial Day weekend. (more…)
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…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A ‘bike route’ but no ‘bike lanes.’
Sharing the road
To the Editor:
I read with interest the story “Safer biking?” in the July 5 Reporter.
It contained a thorough discussion of a number of options, and not ones I was entirely aware were pending. Some years ago I participated as Town Engineer in a survey at the county/state level in which thoughts were solicited concerning bicycling strategies here, but I was unaware that options had progressed this far. (more…)
Friends and family are invited to a memorial on Saturday, September 9 from noon on at Bob’s Fish Market at 87 North Ferry Road, to celebrate the life of Bob Reiter.
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is following national trends
If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.
With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.
In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)