08/13/14 7:00am
Last year's Polish Wedding at the Polish Town Fair and Festival in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Last year’s Polish Wedding at the Polish Town Fair and Festival in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

August weekends in Riverhead aren’t just about days at the beach, wineries and farmstands. There’s one weekend each year here that’s all about heritage … and having fun.

The 40th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival comes to Riverhead’s Polish Town this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17.

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05/30/14 2:06pm
Peter Van de Wetering in an undated photo. (Credit: Van de Wetering family)

Peter Van de Wetering in an undated photo. (Credit: Van de Wetering family)

Longtime Riverhead resident and owner of Van de Wetering greenhouses Peter Van de Wetering died May 28 at his home.

He was 82.

Mr. Van de Wetering, the  oldest of eight children, was born July 6, 1931, in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Catherine (Van Went) and Anton Van de Wetering. (more…)