One hundred years ago, a woman in Spokane, Washington named Sonora Smart Dodd decided to honor her father, a man who raised her and five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. With Dodd in the lead, Father’s Day spread across the country, and the rest of the U.S. joined her in a celebration of paternity, held ever since on the third Sunday in June.
In observance of Father’s Day, and the tool-wielding, ball-throwing, booboo-kissing men who make it happen, quite a few Shelter Islanders were ready to talk about what their fathers did for them. (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…)
There are a few options for holiday meals on the Island.
If you’re thinking about a holiday meal at a restaurant on Shelter Island, better get your reservations in quickly for the few places that will be serving on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Otherwise, you face having to go off-Island.
If cold days and long nights put you in the mood for treating yourself to meal out, you can get a taste of holiday cheer without boarding a ferry. (more…)
With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)