Ms. Dempsey explores sparkling wines of the North Fork.
When traveling with my gallant groom, we enjoy sampling the local cuisine, but we also make a point of asking the natives where they like to eat. So it was that we found ourselves, while in Dublin last week, visiting a wine bar called “The French Paradox.”
The name refers to the concept that the French seem able to enjoy a diet rich in cheeses and foie gras, supposedly offset by the healthy effect of wine.
SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL PHOTOS
The school’s DECA students traveled to Rochester for a competition.
Three of Shelter Island School’s 25 DECA Club students competed in a state level competition in Rochester in early March.
BILL ZITEK PHOTO
Hungry chicks with mouths agape wait for parents to return to the nest with food.
Throughout the winter, hikers at Mashomack Preserve have come back to the Visitor Center exclaiming, “Could I have seen a bluebird out in the fields?”
The answer is yes! A few of New York’s state birds do stick around during the cold weather, eating fruits and berries instead of the normal insect diet of the warmer months.
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
White Cedar cone and green needles (appropriate for Sunday).
Latin Name: Thuja occidentalis
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO From left, Donnamarie Barnes of Sylvester Manor, Henry Maxwell Letcher II, Shane Weeks, Karl Schwarz and Georgette Grier-Key during the 2018 panel discussion at Bay Street Theater in honor of Black History Month.
Panelists will discuss slavery on the East End at the Bay Street Theater on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.