10/01/16 6:01am
Shelter Island Library. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter File Photo)

Shelter Island Library. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter File Photo)

Writers, are you looking to share and discuss your work and the work of others in a supportive, creative, non-competitive environment? The Shelter Island Library is now offering “Ferry Writers,” a new group facilitated by JoAnn Kirkland that will meet at the library twice a month on Thursdays. (more…)

09/30/16 6:01am
north fork yard sales tag sales

(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing, you’re in luck: Here are a few scheduled local yard and tag sales from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2.

Find a sale nearby as listed in the classifieds section of the September 29 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter and The Suffolk Times. (more…)

09/29/16 10:51am
Here are all the ingredients you need for making fire cider. (Credit: Sarah Shepherd)

Here are all the ingredients you need for making fire cider. (Credit: Sarah Shepherd)

When I think of fall traditions, I am immediately drawn to the garden. The aroma of the herbs are strong. Seeds of my favorite plants are blowing to their next destination in my space and beyond. I appreciate the flowers of the fall. They have waited a long time for their chance to shine. Roots are waiting to be dug and they want me to use them. It is empowering to know how to take a few of those roots, leaves and flowers into my kitchen and transform them into simple remedies for myself and my family. (more…)

09/28/16 6:01am
Credit: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm courtesy photo

Credit: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm courtesy photo

Lovers of locally sourced food have long enjoyed the bountiful produce that East End farms provide at this time of year. But this weekend, it’s also possible to bring home some locally raised lamb and pork as well — at bargain prices.

On Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sylvester Manor will be selling its farm-raised lamb and pork for 30 percent off regular prices at its Shelter Island Farmstand. (more…)

09/27/16 6:02am
At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (Credit: Annette Hinkel)

At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (Credit: Annette Hinkel)

The Old Fashioned. It’s a cocktail from another time …Think the 1960s and Don Draper in “Mad Men.”

But guess what? These days the Old Fashioned is, well, anything but.

At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (more…)

09/26/16 9:26am
Steve Gross & Susan Daley courtesy photo.

Steve Gross & Susan Daley courtesy photo.

A delicious Shelter Island tradition going back half a century is expanding.

The Pridwin Hotel’s Wednesday evening cookout, a festive barbecue held on the lawn above Crescent Beach with expansive views of Peconic Bay, had always closed shop at Labor Day.

This year, the all-you-can eat cookout is heading into new territory, breaking not only the tradition of Wednesday night feasting, but serving on Saturday, October 1. (more…)