05/26/17 2:05pm
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…)

05/25/17 6:02am

Chef Seth Nathan of the soon-to-open Isola restaurant on Shelter Island. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Brad Kitkowski , owner of Isola, the new restaurant opening this season in the former Sweet Tomato’s space on Grand Avenue in Shelter Island Heights, has announced that Seth Nathan will be assuming the role of Executive Chef at the establishment, which will offer New Italian cuisine.

Chef Nathan brings 17 years of cooking experience to the position, having most recently held Executive Chef positions at Mad & Vin at The Landsby hotel, and the Santa Ynez Inn, both located in Santa Barbara Wine Country in California.

“We are very excited to have Seth carry out our culinary vision for Isola, sure to please year-round residents and Island visitors alike,” said Kitkowski. “We plan to offer seasonal dishes featuring the freshest ingredients the East End has to offer, giving guests a true taste of Shelter Island living.” (more…)

05/24/17 6:00am

Haul a seine at Mashomack preserve this weekend. (Credit: Bob Muller Flickr/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobx-nc/)

As the weather warms, the waters are coming alive. On Saturday, May 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., come to Mashomack Preserve for a little family fun and lend a hand pulling in a 300-foot haul seine to get a close up look at the creatures and plants that live under the sea. (more…)

05/23/17 6:02am
Hallockville Barn Dance

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file photo

Historically speaking, contra dancing, a New England style of square dancing, was how settlers in the region socialized in those long ago days before Tweets and Facebook.

And though it’s decidedly low tech, it’s still a great way to get to know your neighbor and swing your partner.

You’ll have the opportunity to do just that on Saturday, May 27 when Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, in cooperation with Shelter Island Town Recreation Department, presents a lively evening of barn dancing at the Shelter Island Youth Center. (more…)