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10/09/19 12:00pm

Freshest food comes from the Havens Farmers Market.

There was one place on Shelter Island where parking was still tight every September Saturday morning; the Havens Farmers Market at the Shelter Island Historical Society. Now that it’s over, there’s a big hole in my weekend.  I’ll find another source for spicy salad greens, but how will I replace the chitchat? (more…)

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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07/10/19 4:30pm

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTOS
Cheesing with cheese. Reeve Andrew displays a wide variety of cheeses at the King Andrew cheese wagon.

The roadsides are blooming with summer’s bounty 

The farm stands of Shelter Island have sprung to life.

In the wake of a spring that seemed determined to hold back the summer season, with frequent and heavy rains curtailing outdoor human activities, they were also soaking into the ground, benefiting some crops while inhibiting others. By last weekend, the stalls at the Havens Farmers Market on the Shelter Island Historical Society’s grounds were filled with flowers and plump vegetables, in contrast to the sparse supplies when they opened on Memorial Day weekend.  (more…)

07/03/19 2:00pm

CAROL GALLIGAN
Self-guided tours of Revolutionary War Patriots’ gravestones at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Colonial Cemeteries will take place on July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

THIS WEEK

GRAVESTONE TOUR

Open gate self-guided tour of Revolutionary War Patriots’ gravestones at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Colonial Cemeteries, Rte. 114 on July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Honor those who helped secure the freedoms we enjoy today. Karen Kiaer, Shelter Island Daughters of the American Revolution Historian, and Joyce Bowditch-Bausman, Shelter Island Daughters of the American Revolution Honorary Regent will be available to answer questions. Karen Kiaer (631) 749-1853 or Joyce Bowditch-Bausman at (631) 749-1203.

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06/07/19 12:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Artist Kelly Carmody at work rendering the new Shelter Island Historical Society’s campus at the opening of the Havens Farmers Market in late May.

The Havens Farmers Market is now open every Saturday through September 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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