08/30/19 12:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS
Basil leaves steeping in beach plum sorbet, just before it goes into the freezer.

Although I did not pull a 10-hour shift waiting tables even once, or mow and trim overgrown lawns all day, all summer, I’m still ready to raise a glass to the end of the season. It’s called a Shelter Island Sunset, so called because Terry Lucas (library director and gifted cocktail-namer) commented via Facebook that it reminded her of the gorgeous sunsets Shelter Island has enjoyed this summer.

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03/13/19 4:30pm

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Sara Mundy has been named assistant to Laurie Fanelli, director of Senior Services at the Senior Center, and started her new post last week.

It won’t be long before the Shelter Island Senior Center has an online presence — thanks to Laurie Fanelli’s new assistant. Sara Mundy has been named Assistant to the Director of Senior Services and started her new post last week.

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05/12/17 10:00am
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Bees and their queen on the move in May.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Bees and their queen on the move in May.

I have learned that there is no hiding when Mother Nature has something for you to experience. There are moments to witness and lessons to learn within each and every season.  If you are willing to be present, you will find that nature is full of surprises.

I have been quietly working in my garden, the May morning is warm and clear. Birds are singing, and the essence of spring is awake with every flower unfolding.  (more…)

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08/24/16 12:35pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus a new poll on short term rentals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus a new poll on short term rentals.

The Shelter Island Association (SIA) presented a survey Tuesday to the Town Board on short term-rentals it conducted this month.

One of the most revealing statistics from the survey, which employed the online tool survey monkey.com, is that 63 percent of those responding believe unregulated short-term rentals are not beneficial for Shelter Island. About 20 percent said lack of regulations was a good thing and 18 percent were neutral on the issue. (more…)