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02/25/19 10:00am

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Maria Serano with her children, Daniel and Margaret at the Federal Courthouse in Central Islip on Valentine’s Day after she was sworn in as a newly minted U.S. citizen.

Islanders who remember when Maria Serano seemed to practically live at Maria’s Kitchen may have wondered where she’s been at times over the past year while others have been minding the store. (more…)

05/07/14 10:13am
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |Maria Schultheis balances motherhood with the demands of running her own restaurant, Maria’s Kitchen. Her children, Margaret and Daniel, wish mom had more time at home, but in Margaret’s words, ‘We get free food.’

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |Maria Schultheis balances motherhood with the demands of running her own restaurant, Maria’s Kitchen. Her children, Margaret and Daniel, wish mom had more time at home, but in Margaret’s words, ‘We get free food.’

When mothers come into Maria’s Kitchen, they can count on getting more than a good meal. Along with her burritos, chalupas and enchiladas, Maria Schultheis, 38, dishes out advice. (more…)

01/10/12 1:06pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO | No more organic lunches at Greeny’s Market that closed Friday with owner Jen diPretoro announcing it won’t reopen.

If you were Greeny’s Market regular, you might have learned from owner Jen diPretoro’s Facebook page Friday that you’ll have to find a lunch menu based on organic and locally-grown produce elsewhere.

Ms. diPretoro closed Greeny’s doors Friday for the final time after a long period of soul searching, she said. “The announcement may have seemed sudden but I’ve been considering it for a few months now,” she said in a phone interview.

“I’ll miss Greeny’s customers,” Ms. diPretoro said. “They were really lovely, loyal people. I’ll miss the little chats and the impromptu philosophical arguments that would break out among them,” she said. She described Greeny’s as “very much a little community” and said she will miss getting the everyday updates on what’s going on in her customers’ lives.

More details will be published in this week’s Shelter Island Reporter.

01/21/11 5:12pm

The Reporter’s winter dining guide mistakenly listed Greeny’s Natural Foods Market as closed on Sundays. It is most definitely open on Sundays, owner Jennifer diPretoro informed us, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days of the week from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Check the market’s Facebook page for daily specials and other news.