05/23/19 4:30pm

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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…)

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01/20/19 1:53pm

COURTESY PHOTO Breakfast and lunch are ready and waiting at Elli’s Country Store on South Ferry Road.

In Thursday’s paper listing eateries that are open during the winter months, we neglected to include Elli’s Country Store at 35 South Ferry Road.

Elli’s is open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has an extensive take-out menu as well as a convenience store.

07/25/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS A picturesque Shelter Island sunset from the ferry Joseph Thienert Jr.

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A picturesque Shelter Island sunset from the ferry Lt. Joe Theinert.

The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund Annual Benefit raised over $14,000 on Thursday, July 19 at the South Ferry East Landing. Over 200 people attended the lawn party and southern boil, while more than 100 stayed for the ferry cruise.

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12/21/17 4:30pm
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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…)

11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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