05/23/19 4:30pm

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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…)

07/14/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTOS Team work making the dream work at Crescent Beach.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Team work making the dream work at Crescent Beach.

The sands of Crescent Beach, nudged constantly by the rolling waves of Peconic Bay and pounded by the feet of sun worshippers, responded compliantly to the creative forces of local artisans in the First Annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday. Shaped into spiky towers, sturdy forts and even a giant turtle, the entries reflected the imaginations and skills of the teams building them. (more…)

05/24/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

Islanders have waited patiently — or not so — for the start of summer. This weekend will mark another beginning, with a host of new businesses opening on the Island. (more…)

05/25/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)

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05/28/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Still drawing fun lovers seeking a game of miniature golf is this course at the Whale’s Tale that was revitalized with a nautical theme 20 years ago.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Still drawing fun lovers seeking a game of miniature golf is this course at the Whale’s Tale that was revitalized with a nautical theme 20 years ago.

50 YEARS AGO
Health Department warns of Spotted Fever

In May 1964, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services reported a single case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease then commissioner Dr. George Leone said was a rarity in this area. (more…)