01/11/15 11:01am
01/11/2015 11:01 AM
A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick's Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Bust out your shamrock-adorned T-shirts and polyester red beards — a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl is coming to Riverhead.

Piggybacking on the success of the Santacon pub crawl in December, the event, dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns,” will raise money for the homeless outreach group Maureen’s Haven and the East End Emerald Society. The latter is raising funds to pay for pipe and drum bands in the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Read more about the event on northforker.com.

01/11/15 8:00am
Sue Condreras with her German shepherd Rocket, who will compete at the Westminster Dog Show next month. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Sue Condreras with her German shepherd Rocket, who will compete at the Westminster Dog Show next month. (Credit: courtesy photo)

A few weeks ago Sue Condreras spotted her German shepherd named Rocket playing outside with some kind of animal. She couldn’t tell at first what kind.

As she walked outside, she realized it was a groundhog.

“I was always told [groundhogs] were aggressive,” she said. “I see [Rocket] out there, down on his front paws, he’s nudging it and playing with it and running around in circles. It’s like he made friends with a groundhog.”  (more…)

01/10/15 4:00pm
01/10/2015 4:00 PM
From left: Friends Christopher Lull, Isabella "Izzy" DiPierro and Tyrek Highsmith were honored by Heidi's Helping Angels Saturday for their part in rescuing a man Dec. 29. (Credit: Rachel Young)

From left: Friends Christopher Lull, Isabella “Izzy” DiPierro and Tyrek Highsmith were honored by Heidi’s Helping Angels Saturday for their part in rescuing a man Dec. 29. (Credit: Rachel Young)

On Saturday morning, three local teenagers were honored by Heidi’s Helping Angels for their part in rescuing an unidentified Medford man who Riverhead police said fell into the Peconic River near McDermott Avenue Dec. 27.  (more…)

01/08/15 8:55am
Friends of the Library Photo Show chairwoman Thelma Booker in 2014. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Friends of the Library Photo Show chairwoman Thelma Booker in 2014. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Lots of people have drive and vision. What sets Thelma Booker apart from the rest is a better understanding of how the world works. At 80 years old, she knows how to get from point A to point B. And she’s willing to share that information with anyone.  (more…)