08/26/16 6:02am
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 yard, garage and tag sales from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28.

Find a sale nearby as listed in the classifieds section of the August 25 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter and The Suffolk Times. (more…)

08/26/16 6:01am
Up top is Michael Reiter and left to right is Win Bascome, Paul Davis, Linda Zavatto, Laura Zavatto, Punch Johnston, George Goodleaf and Andy Brady, With with  Vivian Ganter and Amy Zavatto kneeling.

Up top is Michael Reiter and left to right is Win Bascome, Paul Davis, Linda Zavatto, Laura Zavatto, Punch Johnston, George Goodleaf and Andy Brady, With with Vivian Ganter and Amy Zavatto kneeling.

More than 2,200 birds were roasted and served up for the annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue.

The event was held on Saturday, August 20, at Fireman’s Field, at Burns and North Cartwright roads, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

See our photos below. (more…)

08/25/16 10:52am
COURTESY PHOTO Actor Gianni Russo, who was in “The Godfather” movies, will be on Shelter Island Saturday as “the ambassador” for Don Corleone Vodka.

COURTESY PHOTO
Actor Gianni Russo, who was in “The Godfather” movies, will be on Shelter Island Saturday as “the ambassador” for Don Corleone Vodka.

Actor and singer Gianni Russo will be on Shelter Island Saturday promoting Don Corleone Vodka.

He chose to bring the Don Corleone Vodka to the Island because of long standing relationships with Billy Schmidt and Townsend Montant of Shelter Island Wines and Spirits on Bridge Street. (more…)

08/25/16 9:56am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A slide set up for kids last year at last year's Country Fair was a popular attraction.

SHELTER ISLAND REPORTER FILE PHOTO A slide set up for kids at last year’s Country Fair.

Head over to the center of  Shelter Island on Saturday, August 27  for loads of family friendly fun. Local non-profits are simultaneously running fairs, foodfests and fundraisers within a couple of blocks along Route 114. Free parking is available at the Shelter Island School at North Ferry Road and School Street. (more…)

08/23/16 2:02pm
(Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

Store staffer Billy Brennen sits outside the shop. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

The Sylvester Manor Gatehouse, a new pop-up shop, opened this weekend stocking farm-themed home, gift and food items made or grown on Shelter Island or the East End. The rustic shop opposite the Manor’s gates at the corner of North Ferry and Manwaring roads, will remain open through November. (more…)

08/22/16 6:01am
The crowd at Dan's Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

The crowd at Dan’s Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

The crowd was dense and the wine flowed freely at the 7th annual Dan’s Harvest East End Saturday night at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue.

Food and wine lovers came together at this annual celebration to sample the best of the North and South forks. More than two dozen wineries were on hand to pour their wines, while over 30 of the region’s best chefs and food purveyors served up samples of their specialities.

The party was once again organized by Dan’s Papers and the Long Island Wine Council and the Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian served as host for the second year in a row. (more…)