03/31/18 6:15pm
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The Tyre Chapter #62 Order of Eastern Star hosted its fifth annual easter egg hunt at its lodge in Flanders Saturday morning. Children dashed around searching for colorful eggs filled with candy, but they had their eyes peeled especially the golden eggs, which each held a cash prize.

Colorful eggs dotted the Tyre Chapter #62 Order of Eastern Star lodge’s lawn before children quickly scooped them into their baskets. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Children darted in every direction the moment the egg hunt kicked off. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Liam Gill, 2, of Riverhead finds his first egg of the morning. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Where’s the golden egg? (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Mecca Dozier, 8, of Calverton found a golden egg. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

DJ McCoy, 4, of Riverhead on the hunt. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Andrew and Briana Arredondo, ages 9 and 7, count their eggs. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Some participants found well over 40 eggs. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

The sunny Saturday brought out a large crowd to the Tyre Lodge. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Top photo caption: Audreyona McKay-Love, 6, of Riverhead hits the jackpot and found a handful of eggs hidden in a car tire. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

04/05/15 8:00am
04/05/2015 8:00 AM
At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

Three minutes. That was about how long it took for the 40 or so children who attended Saturday’s Easter Egg hunt at the Big Duck Ranch in Flanders to scoop up 500 candy-filled eggs.  (See more photos below.) (more…)

04/20/14 9:27am
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The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

Easter egg hunts and special masses were held in the Riverhead area Saturday as part of the holiday weekend. Here are a handful of photos taken at these special events. (more…)

03/31/13 6:00am
03/31/2013 6:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A basket of eggs at Saturday’s Blessing of the Food Baskets at St. Isidore Church in Riverhead.

St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead held its annual Blessing of the Food Baskets Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday.

Worshipers from across Long Island came to take part in the tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Food items ranging from hard-cooked eggs and bread to horseradish and bottles of wines in baskets were to be blessed by the priest. Many of the baskets were lined with hand-sewn or crocheted napkins.