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…)
It was October 30, 1991 and just off the Atlantic coast a hurricane, a high pressure ridge, and a trough of low pressure were coalescing into a nor’easter of epic proportions that meteorologists were calling the storm of the century.
Here on the East End, the weather was clear and breezy. John Spillane was a pararescueman (known as a P.J.) of the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing stationed at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. That morning, he took part in a local helicopter search for a fisherman who had been swept off a rock near Point Judith, Rhode Island. (more…)
Shelter Island was recently named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast by Coastal Living magazine. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)
Well, it’s official! Shelter Island has been named one of the top 20 places to live by the coast.
The title was bestowed upon our little corner of the universe by the esteemed editors at Coastal Living magazine, and Shelter Island shares the honor with 19 other enjoyable seaside destinations, both in the United States and abroad. (more…)
COURTESY of PETER WALDNER ‘Chequit in Winter’ one of the paintings featured in Peter Waldner’s new book, ‘Painting the Island’
In the mid-1960s, Peter Waldner created his first oil painting of Shelter Island. It was painted from the balcony of his parents’ home in the Heights and was an image of the steeple of the little church on Wesley Avenue.
Waldner was 10 years old at the time … and he hasn’t stopped painting since. (more…)