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…)

06/15/18 6:10am

Save your calories for Shelter Island this summer. Pound for pound, the small village suspended in the waters between Greenport and Sag Harbor packs just as much culinary punch as its mainland counterparts on the North Fork and the Hamptons.

Top-notch chefs preparing fresh seafood and farm-to-table fare have taken the dining scene to new heights with seemingly more options to choose from than any season before. (more…)

05/31/18 5:32pm
BEVER;EA WA;Z | Chef Andrea Cinus Napolitano on the deck at The Dory with some of his new dishes.

Chef Andrea Cinus Napolitano on the deck at The Dory with some of his new dishes. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

On a rainy Wednesday in late April, though The Dory was technically closed, Andrea Cinus Napolitano could be seen bustling all over the place, giving orders to the staff to clean this, remove that, paint this.

Meanwhile, two food purveyors from up Island sat waiting patiently at a table near the bar until Mr. Napolitano could find a minute to sit down with them. (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…)