Ready your duct tape!
The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront is setting sail again on Saturday, Aug. 11. The free event hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District attracts hundreds to the dock to cheer on the duct-taped vessels. READ
ANDREW LEPRE PHOTO Downtown Riverhead looking south.
The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s Management Association is planning to hire someone to help clean up downtown Riverhead.
At its meeting last Wednesday, the BIDMA voted to spend up to $2,000 to hire a part-time person to work seven days a week for 2.5 hours per day, according to BIDMA executive director Diane Tucci. Those hours could also be split between two part-timers. READ
Riverhead may soon have coffin races, like those held in a mountain town in Colorado.
“Alive on 25?” There’s an app for that! “Cardboard boat race?” There’s an app for that, too. READ
Alive on 25 turned a nearly $15,000 profit this summer and plans are already in the works to hold the event again next year, according to Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association president Steve Shauger.
Live music, fireworks and family fun took over the Peconic Riverfront during the Riverhead Business Improvement District’s Independence Day celebration. READ
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association will have a new leader, as longtime president Ray Pickersgill, who has held that post since April 2010, opted not to seek another term Wednesday.
The mighty Peconic River proved too much of a beast for a group of Scandinavian warriors searching for victory in Riverhead Sunday. Nearly a dozen men had to pull the remains of their sinking Viking vessel, Hammer of the Gods, from the water after it began to flounder. READ