SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO
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.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Looking for a family pet? ARF presents Tailgating, a cat and dog adoption event at the police station on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured is Hercules, with brothers Isaac and Ilan Pescowitz.
ART & ISLAND LIFE
The Shelter Island History Center presents an Alan Shields Exhibit “Where Art Life Met Island Life,” open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 21. 631-749-0025.
Over 75 people were at the Senior Citizen Center’s fundraiser at the Osprey Lounge last Friday to raise funds to purchase a new bus.
More than 75 people showed up to support the Senior Citizen Center’s fundraiser at the Osprey Lounge last Friday. The Center is raising money for a new bus to replace the existing one, which breaks down frequently, according to director Laurie Fanelli.
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The Reporter’s wine columnist prepares us for warn summer days with rosé.
Just saying the word “rosé” brings a smile to the lips, for it embodies the essence of summertime. These light, fruity but dry wines call to mind fresh, cool meals on a porch or picnic blanket. Although the wine is traditionally imported from the Provence section of France, the East End has come to the fore in producing delicious rosés.