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08/16/15 6:00am
08/16/2015 6:00 AM

They crammed into every square inch of the bar at Outerbanks Restaurant, singing, celebrating and cheering on a night that felt like New Year’s Eve combined with a jovial karaoke party. Some came to witness history, some to cheer a friend, others to support a cause.  READ

07/18/15 7:00am
07/18/2015 7:00 AM
Darren Stakey of Riverhead will attempt to sing and play piano nearly five straight days next month. (Credit: courtesy)

Darren Stakey of Riverhead will attempt to sing and play piano nearly five straight days next month. (Credit: courtesy)

Let’s get right to the first question.

In the 111 hours, 11 minutes and 11 consecutive seconds that Darren Stakey attempts to sing and play the piano, can he take a bathroom break?

“Obviously, it’s a big concern,” the 33-year-old Riverhead native said.  (more…)

12/08/13 2:30pm
12/08/2013 2:30 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Professional ice sculptor Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, uses a chainsaw to carve the image of Santa Claus at Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Professional ice sculptor Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, uses a chainsaw to carve the image of Santa Claus at Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.

Frost shavings were flying outside Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon, where Rich Daly took to the winery’s front lawn to carve a giant sculpture of Santa Claus made entirely of ice.

Dozens of spectators, many of them with cameras and wine glasses in hand, braved chilly outdoor conditions to watch Mr. Daly, a professional ice carver from Mastic Beach, transform 1,200 pounds of ice into the image of Old Saint Nick — a feat that took four hours to complete.

See the finished product on northforker.com.