05/11/17 1:10pm
Lauren and Bill Tancredi

Lauren and Bill Tancredi inside their new store, Sprout Natural Parenting. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

There are many reasons for progressive-minded parents to stop into the all new Sprout Natural Parenting store, which is located just off Greenport’s Front Street and opens today.

But if you have a toddler who has shown resistance to potty training, these two words might just be your saving grace — tiny toilet. (more…)

05/10/17 6:01am
A scene from the Shelter Island Histroical Society Farmers Market. (Credit: Shelter Island Historical Society, courtesy)

A scene from the Shelter Island Historical Society Farmers Market. (Credit: Shelter Island Historical Society, courtesy)

It’s back! Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the popular Farmers Market at Shelter Island Historical Society returns for the 2017 summer season. Opening day is Saturday, May 27 and the market will operate from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday through September 2 at the Historical Society’s headquarters on Route 114. (more…)

12/01/16 2:33pm
Shelter Island holiday

Stars Cafe welcomes hungry customers with a decorated entranceway (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

In this day and age, events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday with their endless “door busters” and cut-throat stampede consumerism may be a blood sport for some shoppers, but for many of us, that sort of thing is hardly an effective way to evoke the holiday spirit.

What ever happened to good old-fashioned civilized shopping? The kind where you didn’t have to jump in your car, sit in traffic and fight for a space in a jam-packed parking lot (to say nothing of engaging in fist-fights over the last reindeer sweater on the rack).

Personally, we prefer strolling along picturesque lanes beautifully adorned for the holidays as we pop in and out of mom and pop shops in search of just the right gift — be it the magical, unexpected or delightfully original. Along the way, we relish the opportunity to catch up with shopkeepers by finding out more about the products they sell or offering our best wishes for the year ahead. (more…)

11/08/16 5:59am
north fork yard sales tag sales

(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing, you’re in luck: Here are a few scheduled yard and tag sales from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

Find a sale nearby as listed in the classifieds section of the November 10 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter and The Suffolk Times. (more…)