COURTESY PHOTO | A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.
Shortly after the writers Nik Cohn and Michaela Muntean bought Harbor Inn from Jack and Beverly Cahill in 1985, they began renovations that were part home improvement and part archeology.
“Like a museum of the history of glue,” Ms. Muntean said about layers of linoleum stuck together with a white adhesive, used during the Depression and made with cow’s milk. The insulation was made of horsehair and newspapers. “The place had great vibes,” she said. “If it was full of ghosts, it was ghosts of a really good time.” (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.
The teaser in the Reporter classified ads early last month was: “Much more than a yard sale!” And the address, 45 Burns Road, should have been the tip off.
For three decades, ending in 1985, 45 Burns Road was Harbor Inn. Owned by Jack and Beverly Cahill for much of that time, the tavern remains embedded in the collective memory of Shelter Islanders over the age of 40. If you lived here prior to 1985, you not only remember Harbor Inn, you probably have a story or two to tell about it. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Last year’s “World Series Lineup” start to the Over the Hill Softball Game.
One of the most popular community sports events, the “Over the Hill Softball Game,” is making its return. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Action from last year’s Old Timer’s game, with Father Peter DeSanctis driving a Chuck Kraus offering up the middle.
One of the most popular community sports events, the “over the hill softball game,” is making its return next month. (more…)
The “over the hill” softball game is returning on Sunday, Sept. 29.
This year the fun event will be called The Jack Cahill Memorial “ Over the Hill” Softball Game and will benefit the Shelter Island High School’s new booster club. The game will be played at 2 p.m. at Fiske Field with no rain date yet determined.
Jack Cahill, who ran the Harbor Inn for many years, began an annual rivalry game between the Dory and his “over the hill gang” with proceeds helping out the Shelter Island Little League.
Charlie Beckwith and Ben Jones will serve as honorary team captains.
Players 40 years or older are invited to participate and are to call Chuck Kraus 749-0924 or Ed Brown 749-0964 in advance to be put on a team roster.
This event will be fun for all.
SALT and Sweet Tomato’s have generously agreed to sponsor this annual event.