Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert at last year’s AFTEE concert. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
All for the East End officials were surprised to learn Thursday of an August music festival similar — yet unrelated — to last year’s AFTEE concert event at Martha Clara Vineyards, said Claudia Pilato, an executive board member for the nonprofit group.
“The executive board of AFTEE was surprised and totally unaware of this new effort being put in place for this year,” said Ms. Pilato, a vice president of marketing for Bridgehampton National Bank. (more…)
Montauk Captain Bruce Bethwith is one of about 35 fishermen working with Dock to Dish initiative, whose founders have announced a new pickup location on the North Fork. (Credit: Dock to Dish, courtesy)
Once focused on the farm-to-table movement, community-supported agriculture has evolved into a model aimed at benefiting the East End’s long-struggling commercial fishing industry by making it possible to bring a harvester’s fresh catch directly from the dock to the dinner plate.
The Long Island Aquarium announced its April lineup, which is filled with family-friendly events. Check it out on northforker.com.
GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Applicants fill out paperwork at a job fair held at the County Center in Riverhead.
The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and Suffolk County Community College are pairing up to get a better gauge on the temperature of the East End workforce.
The organizations have asked small business employers across the region to take a survey asking them a number of questions — nine questions to be asked — which help them “develop a symposium designed for your employees and the general public seeking to learn new skills.”
Questions are centered around topics such as educational skills needed in the workforce, gaps in “soft skills” such as leadership and problem solving, and the theme sought for this year’s symposium.
Click here to take the poll.
Hal Goodale shows off a soft-ripped cheese brined in Long Ireland’s Black Friday Imperial Stout beer. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Pairing cheese with alcohol is nothing new. But at Goodale Farms in Riverhead, they’re getting creative with the classic coupling. Instead of sipping wine with cheese, they are brining it with Long Ireland Brewing Company beer for a flavoring like no other.
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Su Kim of Hicksville, left, with friend Sue Stella of Albertson.
The Suffolk Theater celebrated its one year anniversary Saturday night with a Roaring 20′s themed gala. See the photos at northforker.com
Shoppers at the Nike store in Tanger 2 Saturday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Tanger Outlet’s Nike Factory Store is planning on closing temporarily later this month as it renovates its store from March 17 through 19.
The company said it plans on updating dressing rooms and adding easier-to-read signage.
A grand re-opening will follow the temp closing from Tuesday, March 20, through Sunday, March 23.
From March 20 through March 23, the company will be hosting gift giveaways — granting free gifts to the first 200 first shoppers each day — as well as offering the chance to win a $500 gift card.
(Photo by Paul Squire)
The Crazy Fork is back.
The Mattituck seafood restaurant reopened from its winter hiatus at 1 p.m. Friday with new entrees, an altered interior and a set of new specials to go along with their updated hours.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company worker Enfivfo Cruz cleans windows that line the former Lucas Ford showroom on Main Road in Peconic. The building and an adjoining one are being renovated to house a restaurant and the beer company’s second brewing facility. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It was almost five years ago that home beer brewers Rich Vandenburgh and John Liegey opened Greenport Harbor Brewing Company on Carpenter Street.
In terms of intoxicating beverages, the North Fork was known at that time almost exclusively as a wine region, with about 50 well-established vineyards and wineries. There were no breweries when the doors of Greenport Harbor’s tasting room opened in summer 2009 — but once they did, an emerging market for Long Island craft beers makers quickly developed. There are now four breweries from Riverhead to Greenport, and the industry is growing.
Read more about Greenport Habor Brewing Company’s expansion plan on northforker.com.
Ultra Motion owner Sean Rodger prepares an actuator for a test rig last week at the company’s headquarters in Cutchogue. (Photo by Rachel Young)
In a modestly sized office at the intersection of Route 48 and Cox Lane in Cutchogue, seven men are helping to advance the way in which deep-sea robots and space aircraft do their jobs.