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Palmer Vineyards tasting room manager Bridget Micielli-Martinez pours merlot cuvée for guests Saturday afternoon, when the Aquebogue vineyard hosted the Tim Siciliano Trio for Winterfest Jazz on the Vine. Winterfest, a project of East End Arts Council, Long Island Wine Council and Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, continues at local wineries through March 20. Visit for the schedule of performances.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Palmer Vineyards tasting room manager Bridget Micielli-Martinez pours merlot cuvée for guests Saturday afternoon, when the Aquebogue vineyard hosted the Tim Siciliano Trio for Winterfest Jazz on the Vine.

Thursday, March 10
Teen Art Club, 4-6 p.m. in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]

Winter Film Fest features ‘No Impact Man’ (2009), directed by Laura Gabbert, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

Shamrock Shrinky Dinks, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for grades 3-6 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Free. Register: 734-6360.

Simulcast of the 92nd Street Y Live from NYC, 8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Featuring columnist and author Fareed Zakaria. Tickets $10 at door. Reservations/information: 477-3800.

North Fork Community Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m., Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, directed by Ken Rowland; produced by Margaret Motto; musical director Brian Dornicik; choreographer Michael Disher. Tickets $20; 298-6328,

Friday, March 11
Long Island Native Plant Symposium, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead. Information/registration: 727-2315, ext. 3.

Movie ‘Children of Heaven,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Tender, moving story of an impoverished brother and sister who choose to solve a difficult problem in their own unique way, without telling their parents. (PG). Free. 298-4134.

Junior High Drop By for grades 7-8, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

Teen Art Show and Reception, 5-7 p.m. in Elizabeth Fox Overton Gallery at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. On view through March, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 727-3288, ext. 119.

‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Spirituality in the Garden, Preparedness for the Future” given by John Macfarland, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, Sound Avenue at Church Lane, Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected],

‘Evan Almighty,’ 7 p.m. at the Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church on Main Road. Family film starring Morgan Freeman and Steve Carell; refreshments served. Donations appreciated. 765-5667.

Shoreham-Wading River Community Band presents ‘March Out of Winter’ concert, 7:30 p.m. in SWR High School auditorium, 250A Route 25A, Shoreham. Admission free. 821-8116.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Saturday, March 12
North Fork Audubon Society: Orient Point County Park with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. 734-7144, [email protected]

Safari Adventure, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., for ages 3-10, hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Meet at playground location, 1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead. Registration required. 734-6360.

Digital photography workshop, 11 a.m., with Richard Mizdal at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport.  Register in advance: 477-0660.

Riley Avenue Elementary School presents ‘Cinderella,’ 2 p.m., at Riverhead High School, Harrison St. Produced by Jim Schaeffer. Tickets $7, advance only. 369-6723.

Save the Piping Plovers, 2 p.m. presented by North Fork Audubon Society at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck, in conjunction with Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit in gallery. Free. 298-4134.

Seventh annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2 p.m., hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Cutchogue Fire Department. To participate call Joe Corso at 734-5959.

Spoken Music Workshop, 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport, features “The Geographical Fugue.” All ages and voice ranges welcome. Register in advance: 477-0660. Information: 477-8211, [email protected]

Artist’s reception, 2-4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck, features Judy McCleery’s photo exhibit “The North Fork: A Natural Beauty” in gallery. 298-4134.

‘Medicine on the High Seas: The Tribulations of East End Sailors, 1700-1900’ with Robert T. Bramson, 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society. 477-3800.

Friends of Bill Smith benefit, 5-9 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Tickets $50; students $20; includes light buffet, music, raffles and chinese auction. Tickets at JET’s Dream and Brewer Yacht Club in Greenport; Jeni’s Main Street Grill, Southold Pharmacy and The Giving Room in Southold. 477-9594, 765-1710.

Seventh annual Chili Cook-Off, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 51900 Main Road, Southold, to benefit Maureen’s Haven. Fee $7, includes tasting menu of 10 chili recipes and cornbread. Soda and beer available. Questions or to volunteer: 734-8401.

Chinese auction, 6 p.m., hosted by Shoreham-Wading River junior class, 250A Route 25A, Shoreham. Doors open 5 p.m. 821-8140, ext. 1023, [email protected] or 312-2085, [email protected]

Spaghetti and meatball dinner, 6-9 p.m. hosted by Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad at fire station #1 on Third Street. Tickets $15; take out available. Reserve at 477-2047, or purchase at door.

St. Patrick’s Party, 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Family-style dinner, cash bar, music by Sahara. Tickets $25, available at Country Time Cycle, Mattituck. 298-8700.

Annual Principal’s Dinner, 6 p.m. at Giorgio’s, Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, hosted by McGann-Mercy High School, Riverhead. Event honors Kevin O’Connor, president of Bridgehampton National Bank, who will receive the Principal’s Award; Father Henry Leuthardt; and Dr. Steven Cheeseman. Proceeds benefit McGann-Mercy tuition assistance fund. Tickets $125: 727-5900, ext. 21.

Eleventh annual Oceans of Hope fundraiser, 7 p.m. at Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, honoring Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group. Tickets $150; sponsorships available $500-$10,000.  Dining, cocktails, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to Riverhead Foundation’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Call 369-9840.

Doug Wald (left), who founded the Sing East End Karaoke night, is joined by friend Mark Stark in a tune at last year's inaugural event at Vail-Leavitt Music  Hall. This year's event, a fundraiser for East End Hospice, is scheduled for Saturday, March 12.

Doug Wald (left), who founded the Sing East End Karaoke night, is joined by friend Mark Stark in a tune at last year's inaugural event at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall. This year's event, a fundraiser for East End Hospice, is scheduled for Saturday, March 12.

Sing East End 2011 Open Karaoke to benefit East End Hospice, 7-11 p.m. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead, features 40+ singers ages 7-70. Advance $25; at door $30. Food, chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Tickets available at CK’s Deli and Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead, and 664-0983, [email protected]

Rockin’ 50s Party, 7-9:30 p.m. at Riverhead Human Resource/Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane, Aquebogue. Blast from the past for all ages. Pre-registration: $5, family of 4 $15; at door: $10, family of 4 $30. 727-5744. CANCELLED

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Sunday, March 13
‘Historic Shipwrecks: Exploring Long Island’s Underwater Treasures,’ 2 p.m. in community room at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue, presented by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. Bill Pfeiffer offers glimpse into world of undersea archeology. Refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 734-7122.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 2:30 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

Soup Supper, 5-7 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, 656 Main Road, Aquebogue. Soups, bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $10; children under 12 $7. Tickets: 722-3580.

Monday, March 14
Dora’s Chicks, 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Craft and snack. Free. Register: 734-6360.

Breaking into TV and Film, 6:30-8 p.m. for grades 6+ at Southold Free Library, Main Road, with Rona Madri. Snow date Monday, March 21. 765-2077.

Fiber Arts Workshop, 6:30 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead, features needle felting with Irene Heckle-Volpe; 3 classes. Information/registration: 298-5292, [email protected] Proceeds support education programs at museum.

Tuesday, March 15
North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays with Tom: Arshamomaque Preserve, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. Dress for warmth, wear waterproof footwear. Register: 275-3202, [email protected]

Toys, Tots & Tales, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages up to 36 months at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Song and story. Free. Register: 734-6360.

SMC Book Club: ‘Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen,’ by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Visit [email protected] for time and location information.

Tickets, $50, for Mattituck PTSA Fashion Show at Vineyard Caterers on sale in high school lobby, Main Road, through Thursday, March 17.

Wednesday, March 16
Annual Spaghetti Dinner, lunch noon-2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m., hosted by the Rotary Club of Riverhead at Polish Hall, Marcy Avenue. Take out available. Lunch tickets $10; seniors $8; ages 3-12 $6; dinner tickets $12; seniors $10; children $8. All proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets available from any Rotarian or at door. 208-9571.

Southold Mothers’ Club goes to Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, at noon. No RSVP. [email protected]

East End Lions Club’s 57th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Advance $18; at door $20. Available at Hart’s Hardware and Robert’s Jewelers in Southold, Peconic Liquors in Cutchogue or call 734-7136 or 734-6742.

‘Cast It’ for grades 4-6, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Make cast of hand using plaster gauze. Register: 298-4134.

Pajama Storytime ‘See Green,’ 9:30-10:30 a.m. 6-7 p.m. for ages 3-8 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Song, snack and story. Bring pajamas and stuffed animal. Free. Register: 734-6360.

Evening of Traditional Irish Music,  8 p.m. at Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, featuring Aileen O’Connell, Eamonn O’Rourke and Irish step dancers. 477-3800.

Thursday, March 17
Book discussion ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout, 10-11 a.m.-at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. 734-6360.

East End Lions Club’s 57th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant. See Wednesday.

March Madness for kids 18 months-age 5, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Jump Brunch. Register: 298-4134.

Winter Film Fest features ‘Mildred Pierce’ (1945), starring Joan Crawford, 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Free. 477-0660.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ 8 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre. See Thursday.

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25 Comment


    Many of these VIOLATIONS appear to be insignificant technicalities.
    We need to be safe, but do we need to be sterile?

    The Suffolk Times did the right thing publishing this news story.
    But, why not include a link to the report?
    Otherwise, it is only hearsay!

    About the Report:

    *Search the inspection records:

    Also noteworthy is: Suffolk County Department of Health Services Food Manager’s Class
    is available FREE Online with the Final Witten Exam in Yaphank

    A valid Suffolk County Food Manager’s Certificate is required to be posted and the person who is certified as a Food Manager is required to be in each food service establishment during all hours of operation

  • So wait, they were cited because the roast beef was warm (it had just been roasted in the oven) and the pizza was hot (again, because it was cooked in that pesky oven thingy). Come on, give me a break! REALLY??

  • Looks like there’s a link you can follow — the Peconic Landing comments from the Health Department were interesting.

  • I would like to start off by saying that the Times Review had poor judgment when deciding to print the article by Vera Chinese. It wasn’t about the topic of restaurants having violations, but the decision to allow only SOME of the establishment’s names to be printed. Of all the restaurants/ pizzerias’/ deli’s/ markets…etc from Orient to Mt. Sinai, there were only a handful of names listed. I’m sure that the owners of these businesses feel attacked and disappointed. It is public knowledge that one can go online and research places to eat and find out if they had any health violations. It’s a great idea! It gives patrons and idea of where they are going and it gives business owners a way to strive for a better establishment. But with that being said, to point the fingers at only a few establishments was wrong. Either you print ALL the names or NONE.
    Vera Chinese was only doing her “job” of writing an article for the “people”, but what about the people that you hurt? The North Fork is made up of many small towns and when you decide to target family establishments, you are not only hurting the owner, but their family, friends, and the newspaper that they USED TO advertise in. There is a more tasteful way of writing such an article which does not put specific establishments in harm’s way. She could have easily have written the statistics and percentages of restaurant violations followed by the link to the county Department of Health Services website so that people can take a look for themselves. There was absolutely no reason for naming the business that she did. What gives her the right to decide which businesses to name?
    I would also like to add that if you take a look at the county Department of Health Services website and search each of these establishments listed, you will find that some of their last inspections were almost a year ago! I cannot speak for all businesses, but I know for a fact that issues/violations reported from one establishment in particular have been corrected and therefore are a null point in this article.
    Now, even though the information stated in Ms. Chinese’s article was correct, and defamation cannot legally be pursued, there is a thin line that she and the Suffolk Times have crossed. In my mind, they have given those establishments an unfair negative image. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the owners who were named when I say, please have better judgment on what you print in the future, and think of everyone who you may be hurting.

  • couldnt have said it better!

  • This guy is just plain nuts…

  • Anyone for miniature golf ? If I had money to burn it wouldn’t be dedicated to making the gateway to wine country a horrific EYESORE…

  • Yeah, wondered if they moved out of their previous home in Mattituck because the Town of Southold would have never let this happen!

  • The Town gives Home owners a hard time for the smallest thing but they give permits to this…

  • There must be a better way to spend the Obama stimulus money.


  • It’s nice to read that members of our community and staff will be able to participate in the selection processs. OH WAIT!! Nothing was stated or organized by the board president and vice president about community being involved with interviews. The initial meetings with the consultant firm was to “satisfy” public outcry to be involved. Now “daddy and mommy” are the only grownups allowed at the table. Where is the community input that Costas and Lindell said they wanted?

  • oh right…like the community members are capable of an intelligent thought.
    have you seen the characters that speak at the board sessions? lets be thankful we have little involvement in the selection.

  • The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education has just completed the first round of candidate interviews for Superintendent of Schools. I would like to thank all those who contributed and participated in the focus groups and responded to the district survey which helped shape the specifications and interview questions for Superintendent.

    The 6 members of the board who participated in the interviews (Mr. Robert Alcorn, Mr. Jack Costas, Mr. Mike Fucito, Ms. Marie Lindell, Mr. Bill McGrath and I) were greatly impressed with the caliber of the top 5 candidates.

    Shoreham-Wading River is faced with many challenges including inequitable State Aid, poor voter turnout, a looming tax cap, etc. but we are certainly not the only school district faced with these. The candidates we have met with have all dealt with issues like these and many more, and have had success in overcoming them.

    I think it is very important that we put to rest a few incorrect rumors, by stating the following FACTS:

    Fact 1 – SWR received over 30 applicants for the Superintendent position, which is in line with all the other openings for Superintendent handled by School Leadership.
    Fact 2 – There are a sizeable number of candidates who are clearly qualified to run the Shoreham-Wading River School District. There are many candidates who have been faced with similar challenges that we are faced with who have achieved great success.
    Fact 3 – Shoreham-Wading River has proven to be an attractive district and qualified candidates expressed a strong desire to become part of our team and community and lead us into the future.

    I am happy to report this to the community as it is extremely good news that should be available to all and provide some level of comfort and truth to counter the small, yet vocal group in our community, who has attempted to convey something other than these facts.

    There is also a mis-perception that the SWR Board is “divided”. There are only 2 decisions that I can recall of any significance this year where there was a split among the board. Both of these issues had very polarizing views within the community and did in fact result in a less than 7-0 vote. It is important to note that the individual trustess did not all vote with the same bloc on both of these issues. It is also important to recognize that individual board members represent various constituencies within the community, and it was clear from discussions at Board Meetings that the community itself was divided on both of these issues…so it is not surprising that the board members decisions have followed the split within the community. It is interesting that a perception exists that the community can be divided, yet the board must agree? I am a firm believer that the Board is a team and we are best served through differences of opinion, dialogue and compromise, as no single person will have the correct answer on every issue. The process of getting to a consensus, where all parties involved recognize the pros and cons of decisions is immensely valuable, and once that consensus is reached, it becomes time to act and deliver.

    I felt great pride in working with the Board members who were present in an immensely collaborative fashion these past 2 weeks. There was a great sharing of ideas and points of view, and a considerable amount of camaraderie was displayed, and appreciated by all.

    During these sessions the Board acted with a common purpose, with direction, partnership and a clear path to the future…a future that looks to achieve the best for both our students and our community.

    As for the Superintendent search process, it is clear that the Board understands the road ahead. While we are progressing on this process, there is still work to be done, but we are working together and I am confident that we will come to agreement and the district will be led effectively by both the board of education and a NEW and extremely qualified and capable Superintendent, who is ready and able to tackle the challenges that lay ahead.

    I encourage all community members to attend board meetings or reach out to the Board of Education via the board email address ([email protected]) or individually via phone or email. Your opinion is of the utmost importance to us.

    Thank you
    Richard Pluschau
    [email protected]

  • Did you consider that many of the candidates for the position may be currently employed and disclosing their identity would compromise their employment? I would imagine that once the finalists are selected the community will enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the evaluation. If this response gets in the way of your agenda, I apologize for my input. Nikko