07/09/14 2:00pm
07/09/2014 2:00 PM

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Area codes. What began as the replacement for human telephone operators quickly turned into a disclosure of geographical locations, along with — in at least some instances — an indication of social status.

The glamour of Manhattan’s “212” area code even spawned a website where one can spend over $500 to purchase a number with the three special digits.

As they say, all good things must come to an end.  (more…)

07/06/14 8:00am
07/06/2014 8:00 AM
Thelma Stanza has been busy alphabetizing the books inside the tiny Baiting Hollow Library. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Thelma Stanza has been busy alphabetizing the books inside the tiny Baiting Hollow Library. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The walkway to Baiting Hollow Free Library connects directly with Warner Drive: no parking lot, no parking spots. The 110-year-old library still requires patrons to complete sign-out sheets for books, instead of using its single public-access computer, and opens its doors just two days a week for six hours a day.

And new librarian Thelma Stanza of Calverton plans on keeping that old-time charm.  (more…)

07/05/14 6:00am
07/05/2014 6:00 AM
(Credit: Danielle Malmet Rodger)

‘Sanctuary,” canvas works by Greenport artist Danielle Malmet Rodger will be on display at Greenport Harbor Brewery this summer. (Credit: Danielle Malmet Rodger courtesy)

Auction donations sought: Art, antiques, goods and services are sought for a July 26 auction hosted by Peconic Green Growth.  (more…)

07/04/14 12:01pm
07/04/2014 12:01 PM
Shelter Island Fireworks

Fireworks over Shelter Island. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

Looking to celebrate the nation’s birthday on the North Fork this year? The northforker Independence Day guide has got you covered.

The North Fork will be festooned with red, white and blue this weekend as people celebrate Independence Day with music, fireworks and parades.
For a roundup of planned festivities read the full post on northforker.com.
07/04/14 6:00am
Grangebel Park.

Grangebel Park.

What a whirlwind weekend we had. My daughter graduated from Riverhead High School on Saturday and we held a party for her that evening. Thanks to everyone who helped out, especially my brothers, Frank, Danny and Mike, and my sister-in-law Kim. Thanks also to those who brought a dish and everyone who attended, and thanks to God for the perfect weather. Congratulations to the Class of 2014. Best wishes for a prosperous future!  (more…)

07/03/14 5:00am
07/03/2014 5:00 AM

 

Members of the Riverhead Garden Club learned a lot about table design recently. Guest speaker Susan Strauss set up three card tables and an eight-foot table with china and glassware in various colors and designed floral pieces to best fit different occasions. Susan is a Federated Garden Club of New York State master judge, an accredited FGCNYS 2nd district speaker and an antique dealer. She has also given lectures and done design programs for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

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06/30/14 4:00pm
06/30/2014 4:00 PM

Sunday marked Riverhead’s Fifth Annual Cardboard Boat Race downtown in the Peconic River. And while we were on site to tell the story of one nine-member boat team, and which town supervisor won the annual Riverhead-Southampton matchup, what we weren’t able to do is get 25 to 50 feet up in the sky to take our own photos.

But one photographer, operating a mechanical, 4-winged camera, sure was.

Check out some aerial pictures from the races here, courtesy of Global Aerial Media.

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media