03/29/15 6:00am
03/29/2015 6:00 AM

Although the highway department did a magnificent job clearing the roads during and after the “snow challenge,” I found that getting around town was still a job. And as an added bonus I got stuck, twice. Yup, twice!

I drove a friend home, pulled into her driveway and smack into a snowdrift. Her neighbors came to my aid, but nada! Finally, a guy driving a truck carrying Porta-Potties pulled up and got me out. I don’t make this stuff up!  (more…)

03/28/15 3:51pm
03/28/2015 3:51 PM

Credit: Katharine Schroeder Photos

A freak spring snowstorm intensified just as the East End Emerald Society held its second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jamesport on Saturday.

Despite the weather, hundreds of happy parade-goers gathered along Main Road as local fire departments, pipers, and other groups marched through the wind and snow.

See more photos on northforker.com.

03/28/15 6:00am

‘Mood Indigo: A Salute to the Blues in Song and Poem’ will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport.

The “musical journey” will be performed by Jere Jacob, Dee Labeglia, Mel Mendelssohn and Rebekah White. The program will feature the music of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, “Fats” Waller, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, along with the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.  (more…)

03/27/15 8:00am
03/27/2015 8:00 AM
Mattituck library director Kay Zegel. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Mattituck library director Kay Zegel is retiring at the end of April. (Credit: Rachel Young)

For the past 24 years, Mattituck-Laurel Library director Kay Zegel has been guided by the philosophy that the institution first and foremost belongs to the community. She and her staff are merely its keepers.

“Libraries have a reputation for holding things close and making people jump through hurdles to get stuff, which seems crazy,” said Ms. Zegel, 63, who is retiring at the end of April and moving to Belfast, Maine, with her husband, Dan Faraone.  (more…)

03/26/15 7:00am
03/26/2015 7:00 AM

Long Island has one of the largest Italian-American populations in the country and, while North Fork Community Theatre’s current production of “Over the River and Through the Woods” speaks right to Italian-Americans, the subject matter is relatable to just about anyone.  (more…)

03/26/15 6:00am

The day after the first snowstorm in January, my Floridian father asked me if the snow had melted. I told him it would be at least six weeks before we saw the ground again. Turned out it was eight weeks! Then, just when I was getting used to the warmth, Mother Nature came back with one more mild storm for a fond farewell (I hope) to winter.  (more…)