03/15/18 6:10am

A collection of Long Ireland pours at the brewery’s Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: David Benthal)

Bust out your kilts and tune your bagpipes, St. Patrick’s Day is nigh!

This feast was originally created to honor Saint Patrick, a priest credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Occurring during Lent, alcohol and food restrictions were happily lifted in observance of the day. (more…)

03/14/18 6:10am

The storefront at Marika’s Eclectic Boutique on Shelter Island. (Credit: David Benthal)

More than 30 years ago, Marika Kaasik and her sister Marion decided to open a store on a remote island reachable only by ferry. In those days, Shelter Island was inhabited by 2,000 people for 40 weeks of the year, and most of them already had plenty of furniture.   (more…)