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09/11/19 12:00pm

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It’s the fall sports season, and the Shelter Island gym is alive with the squeak of sneakers and the smack of volleyballs being served and hit. (more…)

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07/29/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Lydia Martinez Majdišová outside Stars, the café that she and her husband, Pepe Martinez have run for 13 years.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Lydia Martinez Majdišová outside Stars, the café that she and her husband, Pepe Martinez have run for 13 years.

For 13 years, Lydia Martinez Majdišová and her husband, Pepe Martinez, have run STARs Café in the Heights, an Island institution.

With warming soups in the winter, sandwiches in the summer and consistently great coffee every day, their café is an important part of Island life; a place where people gather to catch up, to gossip and to meet new friends.

Lydia’s parents and two siblings live in Slovakia. When Lydia’s parents learned that she would be raising her children, Emma and Sebastian, on an island off the coast of North America, they issued a directive: “Make sure our grandchildren are fluent in Slovak.” (more…)