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Homeside Florist

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An Active Adult Community for Eastern Long Island

Over the years Riverhead has expanded, building up and out. There’s a lot to see and do on a daily basis. From shopping to farm stands, here’s what you will find within a five-mile radius of Glenwood Village; an active adult community.

Fresh Fruits, Veggies, & Of Course, Pumpkins!

Anderson's Farmstand

Anderson’s Farmstand

Anderson’s Farm Stand is right on County Road 58 in Riverhead. Currently they are selling fall vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, and squash, along with different fruits including watermelons. Of course, as with many North Fork farm stands, you will find pumpkins and gourds on bales of hay!

North Fork Wine Trail

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The beginning of the growing North Fork Wine Trail is right on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is closest to Glenwood Village, and is fun to enjoy all year round. Whether it be sampling wines in the tasting house or visiting the rescue horses, this vineyard has a lot to offer. It’s the first stop heading east and the perfect place to start a day of touring the vineyards.

Family Fun & Dining

Smitty's American Grill

Smitty’s American Grill

There are many attractions for families to enjoy in Riverhead. In summer Splish Splash is a great way to cool off, while the Long Island Aquarium has fun exhibitions year round. A newcomer to the scene is The All Star bowling alley and arcade. When the fun has been had for the day, families can visit the sister establishment, Smitty’s All American Grill. This new eatery is right within the bowling alley, and players can enjoy a family meal before or after a few games.

Flowers & More Flowers

Homeside Florist

Homeside Florist

Fall may be here but there is still plenty of gardening to be done. There are many local shops, in addition to larger supply stores, that offer a variety of plants and tools for your horticultural needs. Farms like Garden of Eve and Homeside Florist & Greenhouses offer flowers by the bunch along with potted types like mums. Chains such as Talmage Farm Agway are also within close distance.

Big Box Stores

Best Buy - Big Box Store

Best Buy – Big Box Store

Our area offers a number of wonderful local businesses, but there are some things you just have to pick up from one of the big box stores. Best Buy for example has a huge selection of music and DVDs for entertainment, as well as the systems to enjoy these items. If you need large home items such as a new mattress, there is the Sleepy’s full retail store and also an outlet a little further down the street.

Now that you know what’s near, go shop, tour and explore these great local places in Riverhead! Want to see what else is nearby? Check out other places they suggest here (http://www.glenwoodvillage.com/suggested_websites.html). When you are in the neighborhood stop by for a home preview at Glenwood Village.

02/11/12 5:00pm
02/11/2012 5:00 PM

BARBARAELLEN PHOTO | Vicki DeRosa of Wading River gives out tastings of red mulled wine.

Nearly 300 people turned out at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Saturday for one of the first shows of Winterfest 2012.

Richard Rubin, the winery’s CEO, said this year’s kickoff was more successful than last year despite the light snow that covered the North Fork earlier in the day.

“Bad weather tends to put a lot of fear in people, but we’re very thrilled with the turnout,” he said. “It just shows that Winterfest is a really popular event that people look forward to.”

There are 71 concerts set for this year’s Jazz on the Vine series, the most in the annual event’s five-year history.

Some 6,000 people in total flocked to East End for last year’s concerts, and Winterfest organizers expect that number to grow this year. Tickets to all Winterfest concerts are $15 and include a glass of wine.

In addition to the Winterfest activities, the Baiting Hollow Vineyard offered barrel tastings of its 2010 Red Velvet wine, which will be available for sale this summer. The tastings were paired with mini Red Velvet cupcakes.

Denise and Nate Brauner, a married couple from Brooklyn who learned about Winterfest through a Groupon offer, described the Red Velvet wine as “stunning.”

“Everything has been perfect,” Ms. Braunner said. “We’re having a great time. The wine, music and atmosphere is fantastic.”

The Christine Spero Group, a music group from the Catskills area, had its first Winterfest experience this Saturday at the Sound Avenue vineyard.

The group’s leader, Elliot Spero, described the event’s turnout as “wonderful.”

“This is a great crowd,” Mr. Spero said during an intermission. “It took us four hours to get here because of the weather, but it was worth it.

“The snow made it into a true Winterfest.”

jennifer@timesreview.com

Check back at suffolktimes.com for more Winterfest photos.