07/22/16 6:30am
A view of Dering Harbor. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A view of Dering Harbor. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Shelter Island is a rocky, hilly, 8,000-acre parcel of land located between the North and South forks of Long Island that is accessible by train, bus, or car, followed by a 10- to 15-minute ferry ride. Route 114, a country road that runs between the North and South ferries, bisects the island.  (more…)

07/22/16 6:10am
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Find a great deal on Shelter Island or the North Fork. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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 yard and tag sales from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24.

Find a sale nearby as listed in the classifieds section of the July 21 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter and The Suffolk Times. (more…)

07/21/16 11:52am
Drew Foster (Courtesy Photo)

Drew Foster (Courtesy Photo)

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.”

So wrote William Shakespeare in “As You Like It.” And if all the world is, indeed, a stage, then the grounds of Sylvester Manor are certainly fair game.  (more…)

07/20/16 4:30pm
James Lecesne performs in 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.' (Courtesy photo)

James Lecesne performs in ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.’ (Courtesy photo)

Being different isn’t always easy, especially when you’re 14. But when well-meaning people encourage kids to suppress who they are in order to conform to societal expectations, do they risk extinguishing the very thing that makes someone special?

That’s the heart of the message in “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a one-man show by playwright James Lecesne running now through July 24 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.  (more…)

07/20/16 8:05am
Chef John Ross places  potatoes, carrots and onions in the oven to roast. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Chef John Ross places potatoes, carrots and onions in the oven to roast. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork culinary icon John Ross has been a professional chef since 1965. He was an early advocate of the farm to table movement at his Ross’ North Fork Restaurant in Southold, which he owned for 27 years. In fact, he didn’t have a freezer in his restaurant and ignored the trend toward convenience food. He baked his own bread from scratch and made all stuffed pastas in-house. (more…)