01/06/14 4:25pm


The Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, in cooperation with the Shelter Island Town Recreation Department, will present an evening of contemporary country fusion with the Grammy-nominated SteelDrivers, from Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School auditorium. (more…)

11/26/13 12:30pm
Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Holidays on “The Rock” include some of our favorite events and activities of the entire year. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, our quiet island revs up. Come on over for festive fun and maybe even some snow. (more…)

08/02/13 2:00pm

The Pridwin features live music at their Wednesday Night Cookout.

The Rock (AKA Shelter Island) will be rocking this weekend (August 3-4) and well into next week (August 6-7). In case you missed it, check out our live music calendar for North Fork bars and restaurants, as well as live music at North Fork wineries(more…)

07/16/13 8:00am
composed salad recipe

Photo by Charity Robey | Tomatoes from Wickham’s, basil from Sylvester Manor and mozzarella from Goodale Farms are the basis of this simple salad.

Every year around this time, I think a lot about when the tomatoes are coming. The weeks prior to their arrival at the Farmers’ Market are anxious ones for me. Just as my hound obsessively checks every inch of the floor under our dining room table, so do I sniff around the offerings at the stores and markets. Are they from a greenhouse? Worse yet, did they arrive by truck, from far away? (more…)

06/24/13 8:00am

sesame noodles recipe

The Shelter Island Farmers Market is now in operation every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Historical Society, and what a boon to those who love to eat. Which is everyone I know.

On a recent Saturday, I decided to organize my visit to the market around a modest goal — the creation of a large bowl of sesame noodles that I could serve to my menfolk and myself. (more…)