12/22/16 1:24pm
All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

While Shelter Island sits near the end of the North Fork, don’t ever lump them together.

The displays here on the ‘Rock’ are as unique as its residents. While much of the North Fork is decorated with bright lights and color, Shelter Island décor is more natural, rustic and individualistic.

Here’s a look at 10 Shelter Island holiday displays you don’t want to miss. (more…)

12/24/15 2:30pm
All of North Ferry's vessels are decorated with Christmas greenery (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

All of North Ferry’s vessels are decorated with Christmas greenery (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Christmas on Shelter Island is a quiet time of year.  The crowds are long gone and many shops, restaurants and hotels have shut for the season.

But left to celebrate are the year-round residents, business owners, town officials and public servants who have made the beautiful town looks festive and homey for the season. (more…)

08/25/15 2:36pm
Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Most people who have never visited Shelter Island assume they need a car to traverse the island. But that is not entirely true. (more…)

06/29/15 2:31pm
The North Ferry to Shelter Island. (Credit: File photo)

The North Ferry to Shelter Island. (Credit: File photo)

It’s past midnight on Shelter Island and you’ve just finished a night of dancing at The Dory or cocktails at Sunset Beach. You panic. Have I missed the ferry home? You rush from the bar to the dock only to find the last boat has just set off towards Greenport.

Don’t miss the boat. Here are your handy ferry schedule guides so you don’t find yourself scrambling for last minute accommodations on the Rock.

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06/28/15 2:48pm
Just another dusk off South Ferry. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

Just another dusk off South Ferry. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

Those of us who live on Shelter Island know that it’s a unique place and one reason is because if you live here you must use the ferry. (I am aware that many locals have access to the secret tunnel, but the last time I mentioned the tunnel I got in trouble, so let’s not go there. Literally.)

For Islanders, locals, visitors, those just crossing the Island to get somewhere else, rich, poor, young or old — and that covers just about everyone — these ferry boats are the common bond that unites us all. And oh, do we have stories. (more…)