03/17/17 6:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Celtic fiddler Katie McNally

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist and mandolin player Neil Pearlman and Celtic fiddler Katie McNally.

Musically speaking, this will be an active weekend on Shelter Island with the Presbyterian Church slated to host not one, not two, but three very different concerts in the days ahead.

First up on Friday, March 17 is a good dose of folk music with fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman who play traditional tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and is presented by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. (more…)

02/20/17 3:13pm
The Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island.
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island has announced that Matt Murphy will assume Executive Chef duties for the upcoming 2017 season. He takes over the duties from former Executive Chef Joe Smith who worked for many years at the Ram’s Head Inn. Owners James and Linda Eklund wish Smith the very best as he embarks on a new venture. (more…)

02/14/17 6:00am
Credit: Courtesy photo

There will be a silent auction for these wooden fish at the event. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin which was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).

In 1937, S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares) expanded the cabin by adding a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, foyer and landmark tower with a catwalk to the original Taylor’s Island cabin. In 2007, the cabin was added to the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Greek Independence Day, the Taylor’s Island Foundation is celebrating S. Gregory Taylor at Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling Street, Greenport. The celebration includes two events — an open house in the afternoon followed by a wine tasting in the evening. (more…)