07/10/17 1:11pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Mother Nature sets the stage for the show at Crescent Beach Saturday evening.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Mother Nature sets the stage for the show at Crescent Beach Saturday evening.

On the warm evening of Saturday, July 8, families and friends met on Crescent Beach, fighting a strong breeze as they spread out blankets and opened up chairs for the 60th Annual Shelter Island Fireworks. Kids kicked off shoes and ran up and down the beach, playing in the dwindling sunlight. (more…)

08/17/16 2:14pm
The crowd at Sunset Beach Restaurant on Shelter Island. (Credit: Amanda Lubin)

The crowd at Sunset Beach Restaurant on Shelter Island. (Credit: Amanda Lubin)

Editor’s Note: My First Summer on the North Fork was an eight-week series of columns written by a young teacher taking the summer off and staying on the North Fork for the first time. She visited Shelter Island for her final installment.  (more…)

05/17/16 6:10am
Best restaurants on the North Fork

Clockwise from top left: Noah’s; The Frisky Oyster; Petulant Wino and Jamesport Manor Inn.

One of my favorite experiences reading The New York Times is stumbling across a review of a local restaurant. Whether it’s a food critic’s take on one of my favorite places to eat or a dining spot I’ve never tried, it’s always a welcome sight to see a local place critiqued in the section.

Recently, I set out to see just how many restaurants in our coverage area — from Wading River to Orient, including a ferry ride to Shelter Island — The Gray Lady has visited over the years. It was a fascinating trip through local dining history.  (more…)

08/12/15 11:01am
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The Chequit. (Credit: Skye Gillispie)

Sailing, shoreline walks and cocktails at Sunset Beach.

A Shelter Island getaway is one of the finest ways to spend your time away from home and the office. But those among us not lucky enough to have friends who own property with a guest cottage and dock rights are going to need a place to stay.

Luckily the inns and boutique hotels of Shelter Island provide attractive and homey accommodations.

From the recently reopened Shelter Island House to The Chequit, the Island’s hottest new inn, you can’t go wrong with a stay at these six properties. (more…)