10/30/18 5:55am

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Even the most discerning of buyers would take notice of this Shelter Island estate. Its elegance and grandeur make it fit for the Hamptons, but it also boasts of a tranquility that can only be found on Shelter Island.

“It is a remarkable property,” said listing agent Wayne Marciano of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is a peaceful Shelter Island retreat that offers the perfect expression of stately, seaside elegance.” (more…)

08/22/18 12:43pm

Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m.: Piano virtuoso Fei-Fei in concert at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. Presented by Shelter Island Friends of Music. Featuring music by Mozart, Schumann, Liebermann, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Post-concert reception. Free; donations appreciated. shelterislandfriendsofmusic.org; facebook.com/SIFMconcerts.

07/10/18 6:00am

A North Ferry boat makes the approach to Shelter Island. (Credit: David Benthal)

A short ferry ride from Greenport, Shelter Island feels like a different place and time. Visitors can sit at the Shelter Island Pharmacy counter and the staff will cook them breakfast, find serenity hiking the tranquil coastline and unwind at cozy inns full of understated sophistication. (more…)

06/22/18 6:10am

Okay visitors — and year rounders with faulty memories — here’s the skinny for those in bikinis.

Shelter Island has some 20 miles of coastline that ranges from sandy beaches with shallow waters and lifeguards to rustic spots that offer beauty and seclusion but with a little less polish. If you’re “just visiting” you may feel that beach access is a treat to be enjoyed only by residents but that is not the case here.

Whether you’re visiting for the summer or just a day, here’s a guide to the ins and outs, do’s and don’ts of Shelter Island Town’s beaches. (more…)

06/19/18 9:52am

Nick MacAskill gathers sage leaves during the foraging at Sylvester Manor Saturday. (Credit: Charity Robey)

On Saturday afternoon at Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor Farm, herbalist Dawn Petter knelt before a fuzzy-leaved plant and asked permission to pull off a leaf.

Permission from the plant.

“Plants are our spiritual allies,” she said. “We should treat them with respect.”  (more…)

05/01/18 5:55am

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This turnkey escape spans nearly four-and-a-half acres in the heart of Shelter Island.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is perfectly tucked away from ferry traffic and immersed in nature.

“Its unique setting makes it standout,” said listing agent Ed Brown of Corcoran. “It’s only a mile away from town, but set back from the road. It’s a place of peace and quiet.” (more…)