BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | News-Review reporters Cyndi Murray (left) and Carrie Miller compete in the fourth annual Cardboard Boat Race Saturday.
Long Islanders gathered Saturday in downtown Riverhead to watch paddlers compete against each other in the fourth annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront.
The popular event was organized by the Riverhead Business Improvement District and hundreds of people lined the riverfront, enjoying a day of fun, food and friendly competition.
Riverhead News-Review reporters Carrie Miller and Cyndi Murray competed in the Grand National Regatta race. With a video camera strapped to the front of their boat, the duo recorded their race as they tried navigating through the water among more than a dozen boats.
Click on the video below for a first-person view of the race.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | From left, Riverhead school board candidates Christopher Dorr, Amelia Lantz and Jeff Falisi met Wednesday night in Calverton.
Riverhead school board candidates introduced themselves to the community Wednesday at the Greater Calverton Civic Association’s meeting and answered questions.
Challenger Christopher Dorr of Baiting Hollow will face incumbents Jeff Falisi of Calverton and Amelia Lantz of Riverhead. There are two seats carrying three-year terms up for grabs on the seven-member board.
Residents will go to the polls to vote on the budget and school board election May 21.
Pick up the May 16 issue of the Riverhead News-Review for full coverage.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Patricia Monzon, a nurse a PBMC Health, demonstrates CPR compressions during Nurses Week’s Community Health Fair on Wednesday.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is celebrating National Nurses Week, taking time to thank the nurses who make up much of their healthcare services staff.
In honor of Nurses Week, PBMC Health is holding a Community Health Fair, free to all. It is being held in the hospital’s front lobby. Staff nurses will be on hand giving out information on medicine safety, community CPR, and a stroke awareness and blood pressure monitoring.
The Suffolk County Sheriffs Department will also be present to provide a car seat safety check.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | The male bumblebee (center) just watch as the workers buzz about.
Master beekeeper Chris Kelly of The Plantage in Mattituck has been teaching aspiring beekeepers the dos and don’ts of caring for bees for 10 years. And with over 40 years experience, he offers a lot of guidance.
The past several years have been tough on bees, and their keepers. Colony collapse, parasites and even pesticides are causing harmful effects, culminating in what some North Fork beekeepers said was just the toughest season to date.
Luckily, raised awareness of the bees’ recent difficulties has resulted in more people interested in becoming beekeepers.
But you don’t have to become a beekeeper to help these little pollinators.
A view toward the end of a time-lapse video that condensed 13 hours of footage into under five minutes.
Reader Matthew Graziano of Riverhead created this time-lapse video of the blizzard from Friday night into Saturday. Every five seconds a picture was taken. It added up to 13 hours of video condensed to just under five minutes.
By the end of the blizzard, Mr. Graziano — a 2006 Riverhead graduate — said there was 21 inches of snow.
It was the first time-lapse video he created, he said.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Martha Clara Vineyards hosts a Vines and Canines event where people can bring their dogs along for a tour.
Martha Clara Vineyards is beginning its third year of Vines and Canines, a dog friendly day where guests can bring their canine along as they explore the vineyard on an informative tour. The vineyard hosts the walk roughly twice a month and it lasts about 45 minutes, giving pets an opportunity to play with other dogs, said Kelly Tuthill, tour guide and event assistant for Martha Clara.
The Riverhead vineyard asks that participants bring a dog food item to donate to local shelters in need. After superstorm Sandy, all donations were given to a shelter in New Jersey.
“We try to do them as often as we can,” Ms. Tuthill said. “It is always great to help.”
The next Vines and Canines event will be 11 a.m. Jan. 27. To find future dates you can visit the Martha Clara website.