04/13/19 5:55am
Jules Bond cooking in his kitchen in Shelter Island. (Courtesy of Tom Morgan)

For nearly two decades, Jules Bond wrote a popular food column for The Suffolk Times. His writing and recipes, which also appeared in The New York Times and Newsday, were highly regarded by food lovers, particularly those on the North Fork who appreciated that he worked with and prepared recipes using local bounty. 

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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…)

09/11/18 6:05am

Sawyer Clark pound traps on the Peconic Bay off of Shelter Island. On this day he brought in serval pounds of porgies, weakfisk, blowfish, and bunkers. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

When Sawyer Clark turned 16, he bought a boat and went into the family business: fishing. In the four years since, he has graduated from high school, given college a try and returned to the profession he was born for, despite having a pretty good idea of how dangerous and unpredictable the life of a bayman is. 

“I tried to stay out, but I fell in love with it,” he said.  (more…)

08/31/18 6:05am

Jimmy Hayward of Commander Cody’s on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

As the sun rises, Jimmy Hayward is already on his boat, checking his pots.

The fisherman goes out three or four times a week, leaving the metal baskets in the water and returning to see what he caught. At 83, Mr. Hayward, owner of Commander Cody’s Fish Market on Shelter Island, still baits for porgies, weakfish, bluefish, blackfish and sea bass. 

But he’s not limited to catching just those species. (more…)

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…)