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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History teacher Peter Miedema discusses differences between patriotism and nationalism with his students.
Teacher Peter Miedema told a class of Shelter Island seniors Tuesday morning that he will hunt them down and arrive angry if they’re ever interviewed on TV and fumble a question about American history. (more…)
Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.
Gift of Life
One of the Island’s great winter traditions mixing fun, community spirit and helping others in need is back this Saturday evening at the Ram’s Head Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)
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…)
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Wake up now
To the Editor:
Last Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library presented East End advocates for clean, renewable energy. They spoke about scientific elements involved with climate change, explaining how dependence on fossil fuels threatens life on earth. (more…)