09/30/19 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Action from a previous Old Timer’s game, with Father Peter DeSanctis pulling a Chuck Kraus offering down the left field line.

The annual Old Timers Softball Game to benefit the Shelter Island Little League will be played at Fiske Field Sunday at 2 p.m., with warmups for players beginning at 1 p.m. (more…)

05/31/19 4:30pm

This week, I’m going to devote this space to beers, which have been welcome guests at Island barbecues and beach picnics over the past holiday weekend. There are times when a beer is the perfect drink, especially with grilled foods or cold seafood on a summer day. I knew for this topic I should not trust my limited knowledge, but turn to my brother-in-law Hank McManus, who has a more extensive batch of brain cells dedicated to brews than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, for several years Hank wrote his own column on beer, for the newspaper “AM New York.”


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05/10/19 4:30pm

Sharon and Richie Surozenski.

Richard (Richie) and Sharon Surozenski were getting ready to watch Jeopardy when the phone rang a few weeks back.

They were in Kissimmee, Florida for a two-week vacation, but their household routine down there is about the same as here. “Sharon was doing the dishes, and I was getting the ice cream ready,” Richie said. (more…)

02/26/19 4:30pm

All aboard! Jack Kiffer and the recently purchased van he hopes to use ferrying patrons to and from The Dory.

Call him a Jack-of-all-trades since he does practically everything at The Dory, from opening and closing each day, working the bar, organizing the in-season staff for dinners and drinks to planning special events such as the mid-summer jazz festival.

This season, owner Jack Kiffer is about to assume a new role — chauffeur. (more…)

12/20/18 8:00am

There are a few options for holiday meals on the Island.

If you’re thinking about a holiday meal at a restaurant on Shelter Island, better get your reservations in quickly for the few places that will be serving on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Otherwise, you face having to go off-Island.