06/22/17 6:08am
dory shelter island

The Dory on Shelter Island. (Credit: JoAnn Kirkland)

Looking for a great lobster bake? How about a three-course meal for $25?

Dining out during the week is a great way to save a few pennies. But if you want to live it up on the weekends, these local eateries are also open on Saturdays and Sundays, sometimes with live music.

Check out these great deals below.

06/20/17 1:41pm

Sugar kelp, one of the most widely cultivated seaweeds in the world, could be a viable Long Island crop. (Credit: Courtesy)

It’s a nutritious and sustainable crop taken from our local waters, but you’ve likely never tasted it.

It’s kelp, and this ingredient will be featured at a tasting dinner prepared by chef Noah Schwartz at noah’s on Friday, June 23. A portion of proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. (more…)

06/18/17 8:34am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO They're off! The start of Saturday's38th annual Shelter Island 10K.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO They’re off! The start of Saturday’s 38th annual Shelter Island 10K.

The 38th annual Shelter Island 10K attracted nearly 2,000 athletes Saturday competing under overcast skies, temperatures in the mid-70s and thick, humid air, which took its toll on some runners over the 6.2-mile circuit of the Island. (more…)

06/16/17 4:11pm
Bootleggers Alley, Shelter Island

Town Landing at Bootleggers Alley. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)

In addition to all the attention Shelter Island has been receiving lately from the likes of Coastal Living and other magazines and blogs, now it looks like the Wall Street Journal has officially discovered it too, thanks to a piece that ran on June 15 entitled “Home Buyers flock to Shelter Island” (paywall).

The article begins by touting the fact it takes just five minutes to travel by ferry from the Hamptons to Shelter Island, which it bills as an 8,000 acre island offering “a rich history, scant traffic and gentler prices.” (more…)