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01/13/12 7:00am
01/13/2012 7:00 AM

East End Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. It kicks off the celebration with a brunch Sunday.

It may be winter, but there is still plenty to do in Riverhead this weekend. And the Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

• Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport Saturday. There will be an introduction to Chinese culture and Chinese history with a brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, literature, classical Chinese dance (Shen Yun) and Chinese musical instruments. The event, which kicks off at 2 p.m., is free. Call 477-0660 for more info.

• For nature lovers, a hike led by Barbara Terranova will be held at Dam Pond Maritime Preserve in East Marion from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday. Hikers should meet in the preserve parking lot. The distance is 1 1/2 to 3 miles so pack a snack and drink, bring a camera and binoculars. Dress for the weather, and footwear with traction is recommended. This event, for ages 9 and up, is hosted by Town of Southold Recreation Department. The fee is $5 and registration is required. Call 765-5182 for more info.

• East End Arts will kick off its 40th anniversary with a Birthday Party Brunch at the East Main Street gallery at 1 p.m. Sunday. The celebration continues through 2012. There will be champagne, birthday cake, party favors, entertainment. Tickets are $50. Call 727-0900 to reserve. All proceeds support EEA programs and services. Visit eastendarts.org/events/40thBirthday.html. If you miss it, don’t worry. The News-Review will be there taking photos to capture the fun.

• The Riverhead Free Library will host its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Frances L. Brisbane, professor and dean at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. Living Temple Ministry Choir will perform. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The program is presented by East End Voters Coalition of Riverhead. Call 727-3228, 284-3069 or 369-4642 for more info. (And don’t forget, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Jan. 16.)

12/17/11 7:00am
12/17/2011 7:00 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Dhonna Goodale's Flanders home decorated for the season.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

• With the holidays fast approaching, why not extend some cheer to our four-legged friends? Kent Animal Shelter will host a Holiday Pet Boutique and Open House from 10 am. until 4p.m. at the Calverton shelter Saturday. There will be handmade gifts, refreshments, treats, and toys to benefit homeless animals at Kent Animal Shelter. Volunteers will accept donations of pet food, treats, toys, and clean bedding for shelter animals. The fun continues Sunday from 10 am.-4p.m. Call 727-5731 for more information.

• The Riverhead Middle School Concert will be held at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead at 11 a.m. Saturday. The show choir, chamber orchestra and jazz band will perform. The event is free.

• There will be a party and stargazing at Custer Institute for the annual Geminid Meteor Shower from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday. Suggested donations are $5 for nonmembers, $3 for children and free for members. Call 765-2626for more info. A Wading River resident thought one had fallen in her backyard, but that was not the case.

• Though not technically a public event, on Sunday 6 pm Jude Petrowski of Two Bears Estates off Middle Road will host his annual neighborhood Christmas Party. He has an antique sleigh, which he loads with presents, his brother dresses as Santa and he pulls the sleigh with a tractor around the neighborhood to deliver gifts to children. We will be there to snap a few photos of this true community event.

• ‘A Gift to the Community,’ the 27th annual Christmas Concert will be performed at First Baptist Church of Riverhead at 6 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature special guests the Riverhead High School Chamber Choir. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Call 727-3446 for more information.

11/18/11 9:37am
11/18/2011 9:37 AM

COURTESY PHOTO | The work of Beatles animator Ron Campbell will be featured at the EHM Rock Art Show.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

Want to see works of art by Jerry Garcia, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix? Then visit the “EHM Rock Art Show” at Jedediah Hawkins Inn on South Jamesport Avenue in Jamesport this weekend. The show, sponsored by WEHM, will include pieces by rock stars, rock photographers and features the work of renowned Beatles animator Ron Campbell. Mr. Campbell will also make a special appearance. The show is free and is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday. All works will be available for sale.

The Southold Dog Park will host ‘Superbone Football,’ from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The park, located behind the town recreation center, has been hosting free monthly themed gatherings for town residents and their dogs. Rain date is Sunday.  Call 765-5182 for more information.

A fall bird walk will be held at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead Saturday morning. Naturalist and birding expert Mary Laura Lamont will lead the tour through woods and fields and Hallock State Park Preserve. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon and registration required. Call 298-5292 to register; fee is $6, $5 for members. Bring your binoculars, wear appropriate apparel and sturdy footwear. Heavy rain will cancel this event. All fees support Hallockville’s educational mission.

Several Holiday fairs are set for this weekend. Here is a list of some North Fork bazaars:

The Annual Christmas fair at Orient Congregational Church will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be ornaments, decorations, a lunch counter, and unique gifts. Proceeds benefit the church’s mission, including John’s Place Homeless Shelter.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead will host its Holiday Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 546 St. John’s Place, Riverhead.

An annual Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in fellowship hall at Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street Main Street. There will be baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and a white elephant table. Soup and sandwich lunch available for purchase at 11 a.m. Call 727-2327.

A church sale will be held at First Universalist Church parsonage in Southold this weekend. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be gently used items, jewelry, holiday décor and collectibles. Call 765-3494 for more information.

The Women of the Moose will host a breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at the Riverhead Moose Lodge on Madison St. Call 779-2694 for more information.

11/04/11 8:00am
11/04/2011 8:00 AM

The Northeast Stage, members of which are pictured above performing in Greenport, will perform "Shakespeare: In the Company of Players" at Jamesport Meeting House Friday and Saturday.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? This week’s Riverhead News-Review weekend guide is full of fun events that also benefit others. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar, listed under the community tab on our homepage.

‘Tis almost the season for thanks, which also means the season to give back. Read on for a few ways in which you can help.

• East End Shakespeare and Northeast Stage will present “Shakespeare: In the Company of Players” at 7 p.m. at Jamesport Meeting House on Friday and Saturday. Organizers describe the show as a “celebration of actor, audience, creative process and human spirit.” Admission is $18, or $12 for students with ID. Admission includes wine and cheese reception. The play will benefit Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust and Northeast Stage’s free Shakespeare in the Park productions, two worthy causes. Call 208-6933 for more info.

• The second annual Southold Athletic Association 5K Fun Run starts 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration is $25 on the day of the event starting at 7 a.m. in the elementary school gym. A PTA Health & Wellness Fair will follow with vendors, interactive booths, Zumba, yoga and more. Proceeds will benefit SAA and North Fork Parish Outreach food pantry. Also, donations of nonperishable food items welcome. Visit southoldufsd.net.

• After recuperating from the run, head to the concert to benefit Maureen’s Haven at Riverhead United Methodist Church on Main Street Saturday night. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will feature The Glorification Singers, Stan Saas and United Methodist Choir. Maureen’s Haven is a non-profit that provides shelter for the homeless. Donations are encouraged. Bring nonperishable food item. Call 727-2327.

• Bring your appetite Sunday morning as the Riverhead Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast will be held at Polish Hall from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be activities for kids and a 50/50 drawing and raffle for wine tasting. Tickers are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for kids, and under 3 is free. Proceeds support scholarships, backpack program and community charities. get your tickets from Riverhead Rotarians or at the door. Call 566-5457 or visit riverheadrotary.org.

• This sounds cool. “The Ghosts of Long Island: Pirates and Shipwrecks,” an interactive multimedia presentation by the Paranormal Adventurers, will be held at Southold Free Library Sunday. The event, which starts at 2 p.m., is free. Call 765-2077.

• A Soup Supper will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. at Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue Sunday. There will be a variety of soups, breads, beverages and desserts. Adults are $12, under 12 is $9. Call 722-3580.

10/14/11 9:00am
10/14/2011 9:00 AM

BOB LIEPA FILE PHOTO | Christina De Rosa was the first woman to win the Sound to Bay race in 2009.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

• The annual Jamesport Fire Department’s 10K Sound to Bay race begins 9 a.m. at Iron Pier Saturday. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Jamesport Town Beach. The entry fee is $25 day of race. Visit jfd10krun.com or email [email protected] for more information. The race was originally set for August27, but was rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Irene.

• And if after the 10k you still have some energy left, head on across the Peconic Bay to the 12th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Crescent Beach at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital and the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. There will be a raffle to benefit Lucia’s Room, a new comfort and caring room at Southampton Hospital. Race day registration is $30 and children 14 and under are $10. There will be free T-shirts and medals for first 500 registrants, stretch clinic, therapeutic massages, chili and barbecue. Call 774-9499 for more information.

• North Fork Community Theatre will present ‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase, winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for drama. An opening weekend reception to celebrate the Building on Tradition campaign to buy the Old Sound Avenue building in Mattituck will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday with performances to follow at 8 p.m. A reception will also be held at 1:30 a.m. Sunday with a reception at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at nfct.com or by calling298-NFCT.

• A “Halloween Costume Party” will be held at the Southold Town dog park from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free. If you miss it, we will have a slide show on our website later in the day.

• North Fork Audubon hosts “Enchanted Trails” at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport form 11 a.m. until 4p.m. Saturday.

Times/Review reporter Jennifer Gustavson will be there covering all the fun. There will be gnome homes, hobbit habitats and fairy houses, during this “magical weekend of creation and exploration.” The fee is $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds benefit NFAS. Call 477-6456 or 917-623-5373 for more info.

09/30/11 9:42am
09/30/2011 9:42 AM

COURTESY PHOTO | Deacon Jeff Sykes, aided by altar servers, blesses News-Review columnist Eileen Benthal's dogs Taffy, Lorenz and Madias at a previous recent blessing of the animals at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

• If you’re looking to get your pet blessed, this is the weekend to do it. Three “blessing of the animals” ceremonies are planned for the North Fork this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, a blessing and celebration of the animals will be held at Old Steeple Church at 656 Main Road, Aquebogue at 11 a.m. Optional donations will be given to a local animal shelter. A blessing will also be held Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 71305 Main Road in Greenport at 4 p.m. On Sunday, a blessing will be held on the front lawn of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church on Main Road in Mattituck at 1:30 p.m.

• This Sunday also marks the 13th annual Antique Automobile Show at Hallockville Museum Farm. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is sponsored by Peconic Bay Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Show car registration is $20 day of show, spectator admission is $5  and children under 12 are free with an adult.

• Riverhead Fire Department’s annual open house will be held at the Roanoke Avenue firehouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Activities include live fire and rescue operations, a fire prevention trailer, and a poster contest.

• New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will hold its Artsy-Crafty, Fun-Key Festival this weekend. The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m until 4 p.m. There will be unique items created by artisans near and far. Entrance is $5 and kids under 12 free. Visit newsuffolkwaterfront.org for more information.

• A ‘creating a memory book’ workshop with book artist Mare Dianora will be held at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead Saturday at 11 a.m. The special program is presented by the SCHS in connection with its 9/11 Memorial Exhibit. Materials are $20 and preregistration is required. Call 727-2881, ext. 100.

09/16/11 9:11am
09/16/2011 9:11 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Hallockville Museum Farm's 1939 Ford sits in front of the 1938 Naugles Barn which was built by Polish-Lithuanian immigrants. Farmer Stan Cichanowicz farmed the land there and owned a similar truck.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

Hallockville Museum Farm will host its 31st annual Fall Festival and Craft Show Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Sound Avenue farm. There will be over 50 vendors of handmade crafts, tractor pulls, antique automobile displays, food, live music, hayrides, tours of historic buildings, and children’s games. Local artisans will demonstrate traditional crafts such as basket weaving, woodcarving, and spinning, on-site farmers market provides local produce and wine for sale. The East End Livestock and Horsemen’s Association will also have a animal display. Adults are $7, seniors/children under 12 are $5 and a family of 4 is $18. Rain or shine. The event is a fundraiser for the museum farm and its educational programming and mission. Call 298-5292 for more information or email [email protected]

Long Ireland Brewery will celebrate its grand opening with a Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Saturday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Pulaski Street brewery. There will be live music From Bangers & Mash! Bagpipes, Roller Derby Players & food available from Mapletree Barbeque. Call 403-4303 for more information.

• The 14th Annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 99 McDermott Ave., Riverhead, along Town Dock. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The event is to benefit the Riverhead Summer Scholarship Program. Adult and Junior (under 16) divisions. A Chinese auction will follow, with prizes donated by local businesses/individuals. For more information visit adventuresinfishing.com, call 727-5744 or email [email protected]

• Rockin’ for the Homeless Summer Fest will be held 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday at Community Christian Fellowship Church on Wickham Avenue in Mattituck. The event benefits John’s Place Homeless Outreach in Mattituck. There will be live music by The Front, vendors, food, games for kids, prizes, horse and buggy rides. Tickets are $5, at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead and Mattituck. Call 298-4145 for more details.

• Suffolk County Historical Society will host its 4th annual Let’s Make History: Half-Century Bicycle Ride (rain or shine) at 8:30 am Sunday. Riders have two round-trip route options of either 50 miles (half century) or 25 miles. Both offer riders scenic routes along Long Island’s North Fork, through farms, vineyards and quaint villages. Food and beverages will be provided at all stops. Free commemorative ride T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants. All proceeds will benefit SCHS. Registration is $30 advance or $35 day of event (cash only). Riders will meet at the municipal parking lot at intersection of Osborn Avenue and Court Street in downtown Riverhead, directly behind SCHS building. Children under 15 ride free. Riders under 18 must be with an adult. Call 727-2881, ext. 104 or email [email protected] for more info.

09/09/11 10:44am
09/09/2011 10:44 AM

SHANNON REIDY FILE PHOTO | Shannon Reidy, a 1997 Mattituck High School graduate, captured this photo of the burning towers from the Brooklyn Bridge as she ran from lower Manhattan on Sept. 11.

Want to know what’s happening in Riverhead this weekend? The News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our list of events below, or visit our calendar under the community tab on our homepage.

Remembering September 11

• An opening reception for a 9/11 Memorial Sculpture Display will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. The display is presented in collaboration with Riverhead Free Library and explores the history of the Twin Towers with rarely seen photographs of their construction, and features interpretive artworks in range of mediums.

• Riverhead Town’s 9/11 Memorial Parade begins 1 p.m. at Riley Avenue School in Calverton and concludes with memorial service at World Trade Center Memorial, at the corner of Riley and Edwards avenues. Fire departments, civic groups and scout troops will participate.

• The Kellys and other residents of the Reeves Park area in Riverhead will keep the memory of Tom Kelly and others who died on Sept. 11 alive Sunday with a candlelight vigil march up Park Road, which was also named in honor of Tom Kelly several years ago. A memorial in Tom Kelly’s honor stands at the corner of Sound Avenue and Park Road/Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive. Taking place the second year in a row, the vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. People holding candles will walk down Park Road from Marine Street, where Tom Kelly lived, to the memorial in his honor.

• Flanders Fire District will unveil a new addition to Firemen’s Memorial Park Sunday morning, when they hold a memorial for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center twin towers in New York. A piece of steel from the wreckage has been incorporated into a new memorial at the park, off Flanders Road. The district’s memorial ceremony will begin Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m.

• There will be a service at First Parish Church on Sound Avenue in Riverhead titled “9/11 Plus 10 — Between Memory & Hope,” Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Elizabeth Rather Fordham will share her firsthand remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Other Events

• On Saturday, the Riverhead Town Recreation Department’s will host its outdoor Movies on the Beach series with “Shark Tale” begininng at 7 p.m. followed by “Jaws 2,” at 9 p.m. The event will take place at South Jamesport Beach in Jamesport. Open to all residents; children under 18 should be accompanied by adult. Bring chairs or blankets. 727-5744. In the case of inclement weather call 727-5744, ext. 30.

• A fall yard sale will be held at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church on Sound Avenue Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 50 vendors, antiques, clothing, housewares, baked food table, hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase. Call 258-8881 for more information.

• Riverhead Applebee’s will host a Flapjack Breakfast fundraiser Sunday for 15-year-old  Michael Hubbard of Riverhead, who is recovering from injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital after a gel candle accident in May. Tickets are $10 and include flapjacks, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage. No tickets will be sold at door. The event starts at 8 a.m. Call Fran at 369-9076 for tickets.