Articles by

Barbaraellen Koch

01/22/15 1:54pm
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

A revered house that has stood on Jackson Street in the tiny hamlet of New Suffolk since 1936 faced the wrath of an excavator on Thursday, just weeks after disappointed locals found out it was going to be razed.

The Lyndon Tuthill-Floyd Houston House its on 2.6 acres of prime real estate in the waterfront community. (more…)

12/12/14 2:13pm
Former Cutchogue Fire Department chief and toy coordinator Tom Shalvey looks on as Capital One Bank branch manager Diane Biondi (far left), assistant manager Anjiolo Gonazlez and relationship banker Trinity Fleischman load a sleigh with $500 worth of toys Friday morning. The gifts will be donated to local charities. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Former Cutchogue Fire Department chief and toy coordinator Tom Shalvey looks on as Capital One Bank branch manager Diane Biondi (far left), assistant manager Anjiolo Gonazlez and relationship banker Trinity Fleischman load a sleigh with $500 worth of toys Friday morning. The gifts will be donated to local charities. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It looked like Santa Claus had paid an early visit to the Cutchogue Fire Department when local officials and Capital One Bank employees loaded an antique sleigh with more than $500 worth of toys Friday morning.  (more…)

11/20/14 6:00am
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From left, Caitlin Jacobs of Mattituck as Charlotte Hay; Max Cream of Farmingdale as George Hay; and Johnny Tumminello of Jamesport as Howard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The McGann-Mercy Theatre Company will present “Moon over Buffalo” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-22 in the school auditorium in Riverhead.

Set in the 1950s, the comedy tells the story of two aging actors waiting for their “big break” in Buffalo and the obstacles that threaten their dreams.

Tickets: $10, available at the door. 727-5900, ext. 310.

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08/09/14 10:11am
Musicians Corky Maul of New Suffolk and Jeannie Woelker of Cutchogue perform on East Main Street next to Barth's Drug Store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Musicians Corky Maul of New Suffolk and Jeannie Woelker of Cutchogue perform on East Main Street next to Barth’s Drug Store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It was a picture perfect summer evening Friday as several hundred people filled downtown Riverhead to see JumpstART artists unveil their work on the grounds of the East End Arts complex and various venues along East Main Street and Grangebel Park.  (more…)

08/09/14 8:00am
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(Credit: Barbarellen Koch)

When Tony Trubisz Jr. was a little boy, a North Fork summer meant wandering the fields and woods surrounding his family’s Sound Avenue homestead, traveling all the way to the Sound and exploring the 500 acres behind the property.

On Thursday, Mr. Trubisz — now 67 — returned from Richmond, Va. to the 19th century farmhouse of his youth, since relocated to the Hallockville Museum Farm property, to spruce up the old building which hasn’t had a paint job since its big move in 2010. (more…)

05/31/14 10:44am

Classic Car Night resumed down by the Peconic Riverfront in Riverhead on Thursday night, as about 20 classic car owners drove downtown to enjoy the sun.

The weekly gathering in the parking lot by the river is sponsored by the Business Improvement District, and runs through August.

Miss the cars this week? Head down there next week. Or in the meantime, check out these photos from Thursday night. (more…)

04/30/14 4:15pm
anielle Allen of Riverhead (center) as Aida in a scene with the other captured slaves. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Danielle Allen of Riverhead (center) as Aida in the “Dance of the Robe” as her people convince them to lead them. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Danielle Allen of Riverhead plays Aida in McGann-Mercy Theatre Company’s presentation of the Broadway show “Aida.”

Based on Verdi’s opera of the same name, the musical opens in the Eygptian wing of a modern day museum, where two strangers meet and a “transported” back to ancient Egypt. A love story between Aida of Nubia and Radames of Egypt, both of warring nations, evolves with a tragic ending.  (more…)

02/26/14 3:00pm

Patrick O’Brien of Riverhead as Biff (on floor), Danielle Allen of Riverhead as Linda, Ian Byrne of Baiting Hollow as Willy and Max Crean of Farmingville as Ben, Willy’s older brother. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

The McGann-Mercy Theater Company will present Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller beginning Thursday night in the school auditorium. The show runs through Saturday with start times of 7:30 p.m.  (more…)

11/16/13 10:00am

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | East End Arts gallery director helps customer Craig Rosenberg pick out a wool scarf for a friend Friday morning on the first day the boutique was open. Scarf is made by Elizabeth Palmer-Buchtman of Pawling New York.

Handmade ornaments, one-of-a-kind jewelry and unique knits and crafts will be among the gifts on display at the East End Arts’ Annual Holiday Gift Boutique. An opening reception will be held today from noon to 5 p.m. in the East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead.

The event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The gallery will feature a large selection of hand-crafted heirloom ornaments. There are art-ful gifts at a wide variety of prices. All the items in the boutqie are unique creations by East End Arts member-artists. This year, 45 local artists are participating.

Guests can meet the artists at today’s reception. The boutique runs through Dec. 22. For more information, click here.