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08/30/14 6:00am
Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of 'Outhouse 2014' by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of ‘Outhouse 2014′ by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

• Artist Michael Combs, whose roots run deep on the North Fork, has recreated a full-size outhouse that can be seen through Sept. 28 on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. It’s part of the Parrish Road Show presented by Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill that features temporary installations by East End artists.  (more…)

08/29/14 6:00am
08/29/2014 6:00 AM

Johnathan Muller & Monika Achtziger were married Aug. 15 in a beautiful ceremony on a Stony Brook beach by a justice of the peace. The day started with an overcast sky, but the sun shone just before the ceremony began. Best man Brian Grattan and maid of honor Malinda Bolton were witnesses to this special moment. Sheila Muller (mother of the groom), Carol and Ron Achtziger (the bride’s parents), brother Ronnie, grandmother Margaret and other family members enjoyed the special ambiance of the occasion.

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08/28/14 5:00am
08/28/2014 5:00 AM

Labor Day is this weekend, college is back in session and classes at local schools begin next week. The summer went by extremely fast. It probably seemed a lot faster  to me, since my baby girl left for her freshman year at SUNY/Oneonta last weekend. I’m so proud of her. I brag about her all the time, but my heart aches not having her here. I know it’s selfish and I know she’s where she’s supposed to be — yes, Dave McKillop, I know and totally agree — but I miss her terribly and can’t wait for her first visit home. I wish everyone a great academic year.  (more…)

08/27/14 7:00am
08/27/2014 7:00 AM

The eighth annual Foodie Tour will be presented by North Fork Reform Synagogue Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a self-guided tour of North Fork locations where guests can meet the “extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to producing local foods,” according to a press release.

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08/25/14 10:00am
08/25/2014 10:00 AM
Aela works with her ballet instructor, Cheryl Kiel, at Mo Chuisle Moya Strast School of Dance in Mattituck last week. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Aela works with her ballet instructor, Cheryl Kiel, at Mo Chuisle Moya Strast School of Dance in Mattituck last week. (Credit: Rachel Young)

For more than two centuries, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow has nurtured some of the world’s most illustrious dancers.

Nine-year-old Aela Bailey of Jamesport hopes to become one of them.  (more…)

08/23/14 4:00pm
08/23/2014 4:00 PM
Walkers along the Peconic Riverfront Saturday morning at the third annual Alzheimer's Walk in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Walkers along the Peconic Riverfront Saturday morning at the third annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

As the ALS Challenge sweeps across the nation on social media, nearly 100 people took to the streets around downtown Riverhead Saturday morning to raise money for another deadly disease: Alzheimer’s.  (more…)