07/23/17 9:31am
Andrew Porzio started growing food in his backyard when he was a kid. He’s scaled up a bit.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Andrew Porzio started growing food in his backyard when he was a kid. He’s scaled up a bit.

When Andrew Porzio came to Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in the spring of 2016 as a farm apprentice, he’d already been growing food for a decade.

At 13, he walked into the backyard of his family’s home near Buffalo, picked a spot and started fencing it in with sticks. He was undeterred when his dad said his garden site was, “a little shady.” (more…)

07/19/17 6:00am

Dering Farm. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

If you’re one of those types who love getting a peek inside other people’s houses, you’ll definitely want to check out Shelter Island Historical Society’s biennial house tour “Living with History/Making Choices.”

The tour will be offered on Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on view will be five fabulous Island houses which present “choices” made, ranging from the minor to the radical. (more…)

07/17/17 4:48pm

We love seeing Shelter Island through your lens.

Here are some of our favorite Instagram photos from around the Island from New Year’s weekend. And like us, some of you felt the best way to celebrate the coming of 2017 was with a stroll along the shore or a hike in Mashomack Preserve.

Follow @northforker1 on Twitter and @The_northforker on Instagram, and use #shelterislander to share your photos with us. (more…)