05/11/17 6:00am
Shelter Island's The Chequit. (Credit: The Chequit)

Shelter Island’s The Chequit. (Credit: The Chequit)

In 2015 when Salt Hotels opened the doors of The Chequit, the newly refurbished and reborn grand dame of Shelter Island quickly became a favorite for those seeking a stylish retreat.

This season, those who have come to love The Chequit will be pleased to know a few new offerings have been added to the lineup for summer ‘17.

Under the heading of “what’s new” is an expanded selection of fresh baked goods at the inn’s White Hill Café, a new selection of merchandise across the street at Salt Supply (the property’s lifestyle retail shop) and tasty new menu items at Red Maple, the bar and restaurant which operates on the lower level of The Chequit.

Here’s a little more detail on the offerings: (more…)

04/26/17 6:01am
The piece will be on display during 'John Graham: A Modern Maverick' at the Parrish Art Museum.

The piece will be on display during ‘John Graham: Maverick Modernist’ at the Parrish Art Museum.

An upcoming exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum — “John Graham: Maverick Modernist” — will be the first comprehensive retrospective in 30 years of the provocative artist’s work. The show will be on view from May 7 through July 30 and will feature 60 paintings as well as a selection of important works on paper from Graham’s influential four-decade career. (more…)

02/22/17 9:41am
Like father, like daughter. Marcus and Johanna Kaasik, 9, clamming at a local creek on Sunday. (Credit: Eda Kaasik, courtesy)

Like father, like daughter. Marcus and Johanna Kaasik, 9, clamming at a local creek on Sunday. (Credit: Eda Kaasik, courtesy)

Marcus Kaasik sent us a note, a photo and a reminder that clamming is one of Shelter Island’s great winter activities that the whole family can enjoy, while experiencing a tradition that has to be learned to pass along to the next generation. (more…)