07/02/15 6:00am
07/02/2015 6:00 AM

Summer activities on the Village Green are warm and inviting, from library programs to Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild events and Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council’s free guided tours and Carriage House Gift Shop, which is open Friday through Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. Take a stroll through our hamlet and enjoy Americana. Here’s to our town’s 375th anniversary and the years to come.

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07/01/15 6:00am
An American flag aboard one of the featured Tall Ships in Greenport's 2012 festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

An American flag aboard one of the featured Tall Ships in Greenport’s 2012 festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Tall Ships of America tour will make a stop in Greenport Harbor this Independence Day weekend, where six vessels from around the world will dock for the Greenport Village Tall Ships Challenge 2015.  (more…)

06/30/15 1:00am

From left, the Rev. Nathaniel Heyward and Valerie Shelby of the Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church in Greenport at Monday’s vigil. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo video and photos)

As Valerie Shelby looked at a crowd of about 200 people in Greenport Monday night, she asked the group to name flowers.

After several different flowers were called out, Ms. Shelby started listing each color.

“Don’t you see?” she asked. “Together, they make a beautiful bouquet. We have to stop fighting each other.”

Ms. Shelby and Loretta Hatzel-Geraci, both of the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force, organized Monday’s candlelight vigil to express solidarity with the nine black victims killed by a white gunman June 17 at a church in Charleston, S.C.  (more…)

06/28/15 2:00pm
06/28/2015 2:00 PM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

These bowls were carved from a fallen elm tree by Greenport resident George Agnew. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the center of Greenport’s Third Street Park sits a roughly waist-high stump that is several feet wide. A historic elm tree used to stand there before it was torn down by storms over the course of several years and ultimately cut down by the village due to safety concerns in 2012.

A plan to use the wood from the tree for artwork has been “on the back burner” for years, said former mayor David Nyce, who serves on the village’s tree committee.

Now, that long-overdue art project is up and running again. (more…)

06/28/15 5:00am
Scholarship winners with members of the chamber board. Back row (L-R): Oliver Orr, Caralee Stephens, Christopher Sledjeski, Courtney Murphy, Terry McShane, Martin Finnegan. Front row (L-R): Donielle Cardinale, Brooke Dailey, Danielle Lascala and Kelly Fogarty. Courtesy photo.

Scholarship winners with members of the chamber board. Back row (L-R): Oliver Orr, Caralee Stephens, Christopher Sledjeski, Courtney Murphy, Terry McShane, Martin Finnegan. Front row (L-R): Donielle Cardinale, Brooke Dailey, Danielle Lascala and Kelly Fogarty. Courtesy photo.

The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce — and even moreso, one local student — got a pleasant surprise this week before its annual scholarship awards dinner. (more…)

06/27/15 6:00am
06/27/2015 6:00 AM
"Green Leaves" by Karen Bell.

“Green Leaves” by Karen Bell.

• “Translucent,” photographs by Karen Bell and Ennid Berger, will be on view June 27 to Aug. 9 at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. An artists’ reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Ms. Bell’s use of “natural curiosities” in “combined photographic images on airy layers of vellum over paper” will be shown alongside “delicate images from chance encounters found with greenery fragments and petals afloat in still waters,” according to a press release.  (more…)