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Katharine Schroeder

12/01/13 3:27pm
See below for more photos from Katharine Schroeder.

See below for more photos from Katharine Schroeder.

The Riverhead Lions Club held its annual Christmas parade on Sunday in downtown Riverhead. Hundreds of people lined Main Street as the marchers made their way from Osborn Avenue to the Peconic riverfront.

Riverhead VFW members, local scout troops and the Riverhead High School band led the way, followed by dozens of firetrucks, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Clause with Mrs. Claus.

Following tradition, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter presented Santa with a key to Riverhead.

The key allows Santa Christmas Eve access to houses without fireplaces.

12/01/13 10:30am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Members of Temple Israel celebrate the menorah lighting at the Peconic Riverfront.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Members of Temple Israel celebrate the menorah lighting at the Peconic Riverfront.

Congregants from Riverhead’s Temple Israel, led by Rabbi William Siemers, gathered at the riverfront Saturday night for the annual menorah lighting in observance of Hanukkah, which started on Thursday.

In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.

Nine-year-old Rebecca Siemers had the honor of flipping the switch.

10/13/13 3:46pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOS | The 38th Annual Riverhead Country Fair was held on the Peconic Riverfront Sunday morning.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOS | The 38th Annual Riverhead Country Fair was held on the Peconic Riverfront Sunday morning.

Despite overcast skies and chilly breezes, the 38th annual Riverhead Country Fair drew thousands of people to the downtown area on Sunday.

One of the largest festivals in New York State, the fair celebrates Riverhead’s agricultural heritage and features displays and competitions, live music, vendors and family-friendly entertainment.

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09/29/13 9:58am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Massoud family at the 30th anniversary celebration of Paumanok Vineyards Saturday night.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Massoud family at the 30th anniversary celebration of Paumanok Vineyards Saturday night.

Paumanok Vineyards celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday night with a gala party to thank local chefs for their years of support. The Massoud family, owners of the Aquebogue vineyard, will donate all proceeds from the event to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT AT NORTHFORKER.COM

Several hundred guests gathered under a festive white tent at the edge of the vineyard and were treated to tastings from some of Long Island’s most celebrated chefs, including many from the North Fork.

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Master of Ceremonies Doug Geed, anchorman for News 12 and host of The East End, spoke of his affection for the North Fork and for the Massoud family, whom he has known for over 25 years.

Peconic Bay Medical Center president and CEO Andrew Mitchell gave a short and sometimes funny history of the Massoud family’s journey and of winemaking on Long Island.

Suffolk County legislator Al Krupski presented the Massouds with a proclamation and brought the entire family up to the stage to receive it.

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09/28/13 6:27pm

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Grand Marshal Michael DeNicolo, left, during Saturday’s parade.

Flanders Fire Department commemorated its 65th anniversary with a parade and party Saturday afternoon.

Dozens of fire departments from as far away as New Jersey joined in the celebratory parade, which made its way up Flanders Road from Longneck Boulevard to the Big Duck Ranch.

Two longtime members of the Flanders Fire Department were honored at the parade. Michael DeNicolo, who has 65 years with the department, and David Fox, who has been with the department for 48 years, both acted as Grand Marshals.