05/23/16 6:05am
Cheewing holds a plate of butternut squash ravioli. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Cheewing holds a plate of butternut squash ravioli. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Wine Spectator is encouraging readers to enjoy a meal while getting away from it all this summer at The Red Maple at the Chequit Inn on Shelter Island and Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor. Both restaurants are featured in the Travel section of the magazine’s June 2016 issue.

In a story on page 23, Samantha Falewée says The Red Maple, which opened inside the Chequit last year, is “hitting its stride.” This summer, she said, guests can expect fare like Montauk fluke cooked with white wine.

“On the porch, guests can dine under the restaurant’s namesake 50-year-old maple tree,” Falewée continues. “The renovated lobby offers breakfast that changes daily, then converts to a guests-only wine bar in the afternoon.”

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05/22/16 4:44am
Roz Dimon in her studio with a wall of images from ‘Love Letter For Sumire.’ (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Roz Dimon in her studio with a wall of images from ‘Love Letter For Sumire.’ (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

After the World Trade Center towers came down on September 11, 2001, like many New Yorkers, artist Roz Dimon had a huge amount of grief to process.

She and her husband, James Dawson, were living in Soho at the time, but they had recently bought a home on Shelter Island. This is where they came in the aftermath of the tragedy. The Island took them in, both physically and symbolically, and it became the safe haven the couple needed at that time in their lives.

Today, Ms. Dimon’s husband is back working in New York City, but Ms. Dimon has chosen to stay on Shelter Island. This is where she makes her digital pieces using a unique registered art making process called a DIMONscape, including “Pale Male: A Pilgrimage,” a work that embodies her emotions about the pain of 9/11 and finding home when all feels lost.

“9/11 was a pivotal time for me,” Ms. Dimon said in an interview at her home. “This piece came out of that and was made on Shelter Island.”

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