08/07/17 6:10am

About 700 oenophiles gathered at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead Saturday to sip wine, slurp oysters and celebrate the late men and women who have contributed to the Long Island Wine Industry.

The event, Harvest East End, is the Long Island Wine Council‘s biggest annual party and this year’s gala, dubbed “Back to Our Roots,” was a departure from past years in several ways. (more…)

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08/04/17 5:20am
08/04/2017 5:20 AM

A visit to the Riverhead Town Animal Shelter in 2011 motivated Denise Lucas to get involved in creating a better shelter for the town’s homeless dogs.

“I was disappointed with what I saw and I realized something needed to be done,” she said at the time.

What she did was spearhead the establishment of a nonprofit group called Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter, which went on to hold more than 50 fundraisers for the cause.