To the Editor:
Elizabeth Pedersen fought and underwent treatment for one of the most deadly cancers for four years.
All of that time, she worked tirelessly with her husband, Bill, and her colleagues at the Shelter Island Historical Society to create a state-of-the-art facility for the safe preservation of treasures Islanders have donated, and for the education of generations to come in our Island’s history. Fortunately she lived, undoubtedly against all odds and with pain, just long enough to see the recent and stunning completion of her vision. (more…)
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…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Lou Mondi at Piesano’s on Route 114.
When Lou Mondi opened Piesano’s last July on Route 114 near Smith Street, it was his fifth pizza restaurant.
His first was Village Pizza in Riverhead 30 years ago. Anyone who can remember the pizza they served will be nostalgic when tasting Piesano’s sauce, made with the same cherished recipe. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Piesano’s opened its doors Saturday at the site previously occupied by Bella Vita.
If you’ve driven past or walked by the former Bella Vita on Route 114 and Congdon Road, you’ve no doubt wondered about the sign that reads “Piesano’s — A Little Taste of Italy.” (more…)