07/12/14 10:00am
07/12/2014 10:00 AM
Imported Italian porcelain tile installed last winter by farmer Paul Reeve at Bayview Farm Market in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Imported Italian porcelain tile installed last winter by farmer Paul Reeve at Bayview Farm Market in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The mere mention of imitation wood or stonework are enough to make some people cringe.

With memories still fresh of 1970s and ’80s-era linoleum floors, peel-and-stick “brick” and faux wood wall paneling, you can’t blame people for wanting to install only real wood and stone when designing their own homes today.  (more…)

07/05/14 3:08pm
07/05/2014 3:08 PM
The James Benjamin Homestead, circa 1782, is believed to be the oldest house in Flanders. It's on th eNational Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The James Benjamin Homestead, circa 1782, is believed to be the oldest house in Flanders. It’s on th eNational Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Did you know that the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders was once the site of a roller rink known as Ben’s Roller Dome? Or that the long-shuttered Bayview Market at the corner of Longneck Boulevard and Flanders Road was built in 1910 and was used as a meeting room for the Flanders Fire Department when it first formed in 1948?  (more…)

06/22/14 8:00am
06/22/2014 8:00 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO

In late April, developer Steven Dubb closed on a deal to purchase the 14 remaining lots at the 42-acre Highlands Club at Aquebogue on Sound Avenue.

Now, after reconfiguring and meticulously staging the site’s two model homes, the rest of the lots are ready to be sold. (more…)

05/31/14 10:04am
05/31/2014 10:04 AM
Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

For 58 years, Library Hall in Mattituck was a hub of activity, a beacon that drew the community and held great personal significance for the scores of residents who spent time there. (more…)

04/27/14 10:00am
04/27/2014 10:00 AM
Tonya Witczak (left) and her daughter Julianna planting with Missy Weiss. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Tonya Witczak (left) and her daughter Julianna planting with Missy Weiss. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Build a rain garden, help the environment, get a reward.

It’s a simple as that.

The federal Peconic Estuary Program, which was created 20 years ago to improve water quality in the Peconics, will offer rewards of up to $500 to residents in Southold’s Hashamomuck Pond watershed area and the Reeves Bay watershed in Flanders who work to combat groundwater pollution by installing rain gardens, rain barrels or other forms of “conservation landscaping” on their properties.  (more…)