Articles by

Tara Smith and JoAnn Kirkland

08/03/13 10:00am
shelter island bliss dept store

Photo by JoAnn Kirkland

While on Shelter Island, be sure to stop at Bliss’ Department Store on Bridge Street in the Heights. Bliss is known as “the store with a little bit of everything,” and is still run the old-fashioned way. For the past 40 years, the Bliss family has owned and operated the store. Only one other family has run a business in the building, which has been in use since 1927. (more…)

07/27/13 12:00pm
dinner at kyle's shelter island

Photo by Allison Katz

Kyle’s on Shelter Island is trying something new this summer. Weekend evenings, Kyle’s will be open for dinner. This new venture is the result of husband and wife team Fritz Beckmann and Allison Katz, who are excited to be joining the Shelter Island community. The couple has entertained the idea of a restaurant business on the East End for some time now, and says this opportunity came “at the perfect time.” (more…)

07/26/13 8:00am
Photo by Giles Clarke |  David Shillingford, center, presents a random cookie tray as a trophy to Marcus Rickard of the UK team for winning Saturday's cricket fundraiser for the ambulance corps. David's son Digby provides support.

Photo by Giles Clarke | David Shillingford, center, presents a random cookie tray as a trophy to Marcus Rickard of the UK team for winning Saturday’s cricket fundraiser for the ambulance corps. David’s son Digby provides support.

The great English game is coming to Shelter Island

And no, it isn’t in honor of the birth of the royal baby.

This Saturday, July 27, the Shelter Island Cricket Club (SICC) will play its second annual cricket match to raise money for the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps. (more…)