CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Martha Clara Vineyards hosts a Vines and Canines event where people can bring their dogs along for a tour.
Martha Clara Vineyards is beginning its third year of Vines and Canines, a dog friendly day where guests can bring their canine along as they explore the vineyard on an informative tour. The vineyard hosts the walk roughly twice a month and it lasts about 45 minutes, giving pets an opportunity to play with other dogs, said Kelly Tuthill, tour guide and event assistant for Martha Clara.
The Riverhead vineyard asks that participants bring a dog food item to donate to local shelters in need. After superstorm Sandy, all donations were given to a shelter in New Jersey.
“We try to do them as often as we can,” Ms. Tuthill said. “It is always great to help.”
The next Vines and Canines event will be 11 a.m. Jan. 27. To find future dates you can visit the Martha Clara website.
ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | T.J. Fabian of Shoreham-Wading River competes in a match last season. On Saturday he won the 126-pound title at the Eastern States Classic.
In high school wrestling, few tournaments can compare to the Eastern States Classic, held annually at Sullivan Community College. The stakes may not be as high as the state championship, but the competition is just as fierce — if not tougher, since there is no separation between Division I and II wrestlers.
As a fourth-place finisher in the state last year, Shoreham-Wading River senior T.J. Fabian came into this season with lofty goals. On Saturday, he served notice as one of the favorites to win the 126-pound title this year when he won first place at Eastern States.
Fabian, the No. 3 seed, defeated top-seeded Dylan Realbuto 3-2 in the finals. Click below to watch the full match.
Realbuto, a senior from Somers (Section 1), is the defending state champion at 113 pounds. He was second in the state two years ago at 96.
We thought it might be fun for those of you who couldn’t test drive a new car at Riverhead Raceway this weekend to see what it’s like sitting in the passenger seat as a Chevy Corvette whips around the race track.
Here’s a one-minute video that puts you in the passenger’s seat:
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Michael Lucki of ARC Test Drive, which organized this weekend’s event.