08/13/14 7:00am
08/13/2014 7:00 AM
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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08/11/14 4:04pm
08/11/2014 4:04 PM
Swimmers switched in the relay by giving one another a mandatory high-five. (Credit: Courtesy)

Swimmers switched in the relay by giving one another a mandatory high-five. (Credit: Courtesy)

While many opt to celebrate their birthday on the water, no one does it quite like Laurie Olinder of Riverhead.

For the past five years around her birthday, she and husband Bill Morrison have joined family members taking turns to swim the more than 20-mile distance from Mattituck Inlet to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Connecticut.

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08/09/14 4:00pm
08/09/2014 4:00 PM
Luke Murphy, 19 months, of Babylon clutched a rubber duck keychain and a chocolate chip cookie as he watched the second annual Rubber Duck Race in Flanders Saturday. (Rachel Young photos)

Luke Murphy, 19 months, of Babylon clutched a rubber duck keychain and a chocolate chip cookie as he watched the second annual Rubber Duck Race in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

In a sea — wait, make that bay — of 220 rubber ducks, only one emerged as victor at Flanders’ second annual Rubber Duck Race, held Saturday afternoon on the Big Duck property. (more…)

08/09/14 10:09am
Mixed media artist Charles Manfredi of East Islip (far left) is interviewed next to his diorama of his figures "Baldies Visit Riverhead" by the Suffolk Theater Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mixed media artist Charles Manfredi of East Islip (far left) is interviewed next to his diorama of his figures “Baldies Visit Riverhead” by the Suffolk Theater Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It was a picture perfect summer evening Friday as several hundred people filled downtown Riverhead to see JumpstART artists unveil their work on the grounds of the East End Arts complex and various venues along East Main Street and Grangebel Park.  (more…)