AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Corky Diefendorf at his West Neck Creek aquaculture operation.
Last Friday, Islander Kerry Kinney was picking up a new batch of “spat” — tiny oyster seeds — from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)’s waterfront site in Southold. She was taking the spat back to introduce them to Congdon Creek, where she will continue to cultivate them.
Ms. Kinney has been part of SPAT, or Southold Project in Aquaculture Training, which equips novice farmers to raise oysters, for three years. “It’s really great,” she said, despite the work that goes into their cultivation. “Yes, you do have to take them up and scrub them, spray them and count them, then put them back in.” (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.
It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)
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Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.
There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.
Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)