It’s that time of year again. Kick off your holiday shopping at Old Steeple Church’s annual Christmas Fair Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Christmas crafts and cookies for sale, a quilt raffle and a chinese auction. Also, there will be food for sale including gingerbread houses, homemade candy, breads, muffins, pickles and jellies. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Items include soup, chili, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, soda, bottled water, coffee and tea. (more…)
A helicopter crash-landed in an Aquebogue field Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A helicopter pilot was taken to a local hospital after he crash-landed a Mosquito Ultra Light Helicopter on an Aquebogue sod farm on Sunday, authorities said. (more…)
I can’t believe it’s November already. North Fork in the fall is the best! Here’s another reminder of the events in and around Jamesport and Aquebogue. Enjoy!
Paolo Bartolani, Italian virtuoso concert pianist, will open the Jamesport Meeting House’s fall season with a program of solo works on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance at jamesportmeetinghouse.org and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. (more…)
Witch’s Hat restoration project manager Cliff Baldwin (left), Save Main Road ‘s Larry Simms and Richard Wines, chairman of Riverhead’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Near the top of a two-page flier handed out at “The Witch’s Hat” on Main Road in Aquebogue Saturday was a statement attributed to the volunteers who have spent the past year renovating the local landmark.
“It’s such a small structure; how hard could it be?” reads the quote.
While that question was certainly rhetorical, the task turned out to be somewhat more involved than originally imagined. The volunteers were rewarded for their sizable efforts when they celebrated the completion of the renovation project Saturday.
Read more about the project and see more photos from the renovation on northforker.com
An Aquebogue gas station was robbed at gunpoint last night, according to Riverhead Police.
Police said a clerk reported that a man — only described as tall — wearing a ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt entered Empire Gas Station on Main Road just after 10 p.m. and forcibly removed cash from him. The clerk said the man cut him across the face with a razor blade during the robbery, and then proceeded to flee on foot.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Riverhead Police at 727-4500, ext. 633.
Congratulations to Aquebogue resident Dylan Douglas , a cross-country runner from Riverhead High School. Dylan ran the Tunnel to Towers Race in New York City Sept. 28. Great job, Dylan! (more…)
Vivian Bell, right, with her daughter, Catherine Smith, at Ms. Bell’s 100th birthday party in 2012. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)
At her 100th birthday party outside Living Water Church in Aquebogue in August 2012, Vivian Bell was the liveliest person in the tent.
She sang. She danced. She hugged. She kissed.
“She’s the happiest person I’ve ever met in my life,” said Ms. Bell’s great-grandson, Ty Wilson, 25, of Wyandanch. “She has the energy of a much younger person.”
Ms. Bell, who was born Vivian Lenore Richardson, exhibited that exuberance right up until the end. She died Sunday afternoon at the age of 102. (more…)
Our Redeemer Lutheran and Old Steeple churches in Aquebogue, as well as First Parish Church in Northville, all offer shelter and food for Maureen’s Haven. (more…)