09/07/19 11:00am

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO
Thomas Spotteck.

The Shelter Island Historical Society gave Islanders a taste of recent history with a presentation on Aug. 25 by winemaker Tom Spotteck, reviewing the history of Long Island wines. Although Long Island has supported strong farming traditions for centuries, the winemaking culture has flourished here only within the last few decades. Mr. Spotteck is the winemaker and oenologist at Lenz, owned by Peter and Deborah Carroll.

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06/22/19 11:00am

COURTESY PHOTO | On Sunday, June 23, Reverend Marjory J. Roth will preach at the historic Union Chapel in the Grove.

On Sunday, June 23, Reverend Marjory J. Roth will preach at the historic Union Chapel in the Grove. Her sermon is titled, “Finding Hope.”

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06/14/19 12:00pm

DONNAMARIE BARNES PHOTO | Sylvester Manor house.

There’s a lot going on at Sylvester Manor this summer including an archeological excavation, wigwam construction and a new exhibit.

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06/14/19 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Runners hit the pavement during the 2018 Shelter Island 10k.

The race begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

As of early this week, there were 1,450 runners and walkers signed up to participate in Saturday’s 40th Annual Shelter Island 10k Run/5k Run/Walk with many more expected to register before the race is started.

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04/17/19 2:00pm

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.

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