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St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport reported to police that someone broke into a garage and spray painted graffiti, including an anti-Semitic statement and the number 3,

• A malfunctioning generator caused in a fire on Oregon Road in Cutchogue that destroyed a shed Sunday afternoon. There were no injuries. As Cutchogue Fire Department volunteers fought the blaze, Mattituck firefighters manned the Cutchogue firehouse.

• Cutchogue firefighters also responded to a call about a downed pole over Touch of Venice restaurant on Route 25 at 4:40 a.m. Sunday and found sparking wires that needed to be moved to prevent a fire.

Police handled a steady stream of calls about power outages during the storm, according to Chief Martin Flatley. Those that involved sparking wires had to be attended to by firefighters until the arrival of Long Island Power Authority workers, but most simply required informing LIPA of where outages were occurring.

• A North Road, Greenport resident reported to police that jewelry and precious metals were taken from his home between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

• Someone removed a LIPA meter box from the rear of the BP gas station on Route 25 in Mattituck between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Police found the destroyed meter tossed down a hill behind the station.

• Two cars parked on Marratooka Lane in Mattituck were broken into between 9 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. GPS units were stolen from a 2008 Toyota Camry and a 1979 Mercedes-Benz. An iPod in the Toyota was also taken. Police said fallen limbs had been used to break passenger side windows in both vehicles.

• A garage on Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck was broken into sometime between 8 p.m. last Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday. The owner told police that items stored in the garage and an attic had been opened and moved around, but he hadn’t yet determined what might be missing.

People named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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Suffolk Community College Culinary School

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Kellyann Zito, 25, of Riverhead, in the Baker's Workshop kitchen earlier this summer. She was working on a 'Baking and Pastries Certificate' to improve her skills for her job at 'Sweet Jenni's Bakery' in Center Moriches.

It could be crusty loaves of semolina one week and slices of apple-pecan layer cake the next — and after that, a variety of hand-decorated sugar cookies.

Those are among baked goods that could pop up on the shelves of The Baker’s Workshop on East Main Street in Riverhead, depending on what culinary arts students at Suffolk County Community College are learning that week.

The bakery, set to open Tuesday is a transformation of the former Baker’s Workshop Café and Bistro. It will be a bakery only and will be run almost entirely by students.

Students previously contributed cooking to the café, but now they’ll take the reins on all aspects of food preparation and management.

“This will give them a good opportunity to see what it’s like working at a bakery,” said Christina DeLustro, professor and manager of The Baker’s Workshop.

Dave Bergen, associate dean of the culinary arts and hospitality center, said portions of the former café’s operations were curriculum-driven, but school officials wanted to focus on baking only, infusing education into every aspect.

That means no more sandwiches or burgers. But it does mean sweets — and lots of them.

The bakery won’t have a regular menu, as offerings will coincide with a changing curriculum. But treats likely to make appearances include scones, muffins, cupcakes, mousses, cakes and puff pastries.

Each culinary arts student must complete an internship, and working at the bakery will fill that requirement, Ms. DeLustro said. In addition to gaining management and customer service experience, students will learn a variety of baking techniques, including glazing, decorating, folding, creaming and mixing.

“We want to make sure they’re capable of making cookies, cakes and other staples in the industry,” Ms. DeLustro said.

Prices have not yet been set, but Ms. DeLustro said they’ll be comparable to those of other area bakeries. The bakery will operate as a nonprofit, as did the former café, and she expects it to break even.

The shop will offer much more than scones and muffins during October and November. That’s when students will serve “fine dining” dinners and lunches offering multiple courses that connected to the curriculum. But college officials say they don’t see The Baker’s Workshop as competition for other downtown eateries, since it won’t offer hot food most of the time.

“We think it’s going to be well-received by other eating establishments in downtown Riverhead,” Ms. DeLustro said.

The Baker’s Workshop will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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08/31/11 12:28pm

Long Island’s now 190,000 powerless residents might not have seen many Long Island Power Authority trucks this week, but workers are out there doing their jobs, said LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey at a press conference in Hicksville today.

Mr. Hervey said while fixing what has been the third-worst power outages a Long Island utility company has sustained since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, workers must rebuild lines from the power source, which would explain why trucks weren’t seen all over the roads right after the storm.

“We have to rebuild the circuit from its source,” Mr. Hervey said. “It’s a very systematic effort.”

About 400,000 customers were effected by power outages after Tropical Storm Irene downed trees and utility poles across the Island Sunday.

A timeline has not yet been set for specific communities, but 90,000 customers have been restored in the past 24 hours, Mr. Hervey said, adding that some 90 percent of LIPA customers should have power by midnight Friday, a prediction LIPA officials first made Monday.

Roughly 600,000 customers were without power at the peak of outages Sunday.

Mr. Hervey said LIPA walk-in customer services have been closed since the storm but “on the web, we’re still open for business.”

Customers service representatives can also be reached at 1-800-490-0075.

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Eastern Long Island Hospital is expected to get the okay to expand its ambulatory surgical unit at the Village Planning Board’s Sept. 1 meeting.

Hospital officials said technological advances in medicine have enabled many more procedures to be done on an outpatient basis. Ambulatory surgery is the hospital’s fastest growing unit and more space is needed to accommodate procedures, ELIH president and CEO Paul Connor III told Village Board members last spring.

The addition is planned as a single-story structure, but could accommodate a second floor in the future. That’s not in the current plans, Mr. Connor said.

In other business, the board is looking for additional information before giving the nod for a larger than previously approved gasoline island canopy at Mr. Robert’s convenience store owner.

Owner Ali Sahin had obtained a ZBA variance permitting a canopy with sides dipping down two feet from the top. His representative, former mayor Dave Kapell, returned to the Planning Board on Aug. 25 and said the company that makes the canopy can’t properly enclose “unsightly” wiring that would be exposed unless the sides drop down three feet.

Planners want to know whether less than a full foot could be added and still enclose the wiring.

It will still fall to the ZBA to permit the larger canopy, but the Planning Board was asked for its opinion.

The board is also considering an application from Silda Rosales to open an Herbalife office in Bootleg Alley, off Front Street. The space would be used to meet with potential product distributors, not for retail sales, she told the board.

Landlord Anthony Graziano spoke in favor of the application, which will be the subject of a public hearing at the board’s Sept. 29 work session.

After two years of waiting, Amy Martin, who owns the Winter Harbor Gallery at 211 Main St., is expected to get Planning Board approval for an overhanging sign. As a Planning Board member, she recused herself from the discussion. The Village Board recently lifted the prohibition on such signs.

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At the wineries  

diliberto winery, Jamesport

Summer Nights on the Patio, Friday, Sept. 2, until 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 3, until 9 p.m. Picnics welcome.

Summer in Italy Fest, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, 2-5 p.m., with music. Adults only.

Jason’s vineyard, Jamesport

Live Music: Joe Hampton Trio, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2-6 p.m.; Sweaty Betty, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-6 p.m.

Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead

Live Music: Rare Groove Band, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2-5 p.m.; To be announced, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-5 p.m.

Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue

Open Mic Night with emcee Rocky Divello, Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Live Music: Gene Casey, Friday, Sept. 2, until 9 p.m.; Groundswell, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1-5 p.m.; Highway 49, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1-5 p.m.

LENZ WINERY, peconic

Farmers & Artisans Market, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. A celebration of local agricultural community, featuring wine tasting, local artisans, micro-farmers and live music.

Live Music: Jon Divello vs. Homegroan with Billy Walters, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1-6 p.m.; Southold Slim, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1-4 p.m.; Barry Waller, Monday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m.

Castello di Borghese Vineyard,

Winemaker’s Walk, Thursday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m. Fee $20. RSVP.

Sangria and Friday Night Flights: Live music, Friday, Sept. 2, 5-7:30 p.m.

Duck Walk Vineyards, Southold

Live Music on the Patio, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Osprey’s Dominion, Peconic

Live Music: East End Trio, Friday, Sept. 2, 6-9 p.m.; Lone Sharks, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1:30-5:30 p.m.; Southbound, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Barbecue grills available.

Clovis Point, Jamesport

Live Music: Bob Blatchley, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2-5 p.m.; The Baxter Miller Band, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

LIEB CELLARS, mattituck

Fromage Friday: Complimentary wine and cheese pairing. Friday, Sept. 2.

Sparkling Saturday: Complimentary sparkling wine tasting. Saturday, Sept. 3.

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic

Live Music: Saturday, Sept. 3, 1-5 p.m.

Sherwood House, Jamesport

Live Music: Paul Helbig, Friday, Sept. 2, 4-8 p.m.; Sultans of Swat, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2-6 p.m.; Robert Bruey, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-6 p.m.

Sparkling Pointe Vineyards, Southold

Bossa Nova Fridays: Live Music with Ludmilla Brazil, Friday, Sept. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Shinn Estate Vineyards, Mattituck

Vineyard walk with Barbara Shinn, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, 1:30 p.m. $12.50. RSVP.

Wine experience conversation with David Page, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, hourly 1-4 p.m. $25. RSVP.

East End Wine & Food Celebration

The 2011 HARVEST Wine Auction and Celebration of Long Island’s East End, presented by Food & Wine and organized by the L.I. Merlot Alliance and the Long Island Wine Council, is a series of “Wine Salons,” informative talks about local wines and cuisine, often featuring tastings of local fare to illustrate presentations. The talks will take place at various East End locations at various times throughout three consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10 and 17. For information, visit harvesteastend.com/winesalon/ or call 477-6207.

classes and workshops

‘Party Pots’ talk with plant specialist Nanette True, Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m-3 p.m. at Sang Lee Farms, Peconic. Free. RSVP.


Complimentary tasting, of organic root vegetables and dips. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, 11-3 p.m. at Sang Lee Farms, Peconic.

FARM & Market

Greenport Farmers Market, the North Fork’s only weekly farmers market, open Saturdays, through Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-noon, in the parking lot at First and Adams streets. Visit GreenportFarmersMarket.com or facebook.com/GreenportFarmersMarket.

Farm Fresh Food Market, open Saturdays through Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., David W. Crohan Community Center, Flanders. 287-5745.


Live at the Indigo, Thursday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., at Bistro 72, Riverhead. $10 includes a drink, $1 donated to East End Arts.

These are events that do not meet Times/Review Newspapers’ requirements for calendar listings.

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 The Arts

2nd annual North Fork Chamber of Commerce Art Show, Saturday, Sept. 10. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Mitchell Park, Greenport. Sponsored in part by Suffolk County National Bank. 734-8545.

Opening reception for ‘Remnants,’ photo essay by John Dispenza, Saturday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. On view through Oct. 30. 477-0660.

Call for artists, design competition for East End Arts’ Harvest Gospel Concert Series in November. Submit original artwork that reflects joy and soul of gospel music. Winning design will adorn 25th Anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts’ program book, poster, and commemorative hand fan. Select submitted images showcased at Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts event on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Riverhead, soul food dinner party and screening of newly released gospel music documentary “Rejoice & Shout.” Drop off entries Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at EEA gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, by Friday, Sept. 9. All submissions clearly labeled with artist’s name and contact information. 727-0900.

Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest; application and contest rules at welcome desk. All entries must be brought to library’s art gallery Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contest reception Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at library. 727-3228.

9/11 Memorial Sculpture Display, Friday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, presented in collaboration with Riverhead Free Library. 727-28814.


26th annual Beach Blast A Go-Go! Saturday Sept. 10, 3 p.m.-midnight at Shelter Island’s Wades Beach. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, Winston Irie, The Who Dat Loungers, The Realm, New Dawn, Human Error and Big Suga! Also burlesque Go Go dancing World Famous Teenie Wahinis. Barbecue available. Benefit for Shelter Island’s Gift of Life Foundation. Bring blankets, chairs and sweaters. Admission $10, collected at beach; free parking. For foul weather info call 749-0390 day of event. www.sibeachblast.com, 466-2768.

St. Isidore Church hosts Polish Night, Friday, Sept. 9, 6-11 p.m. at St. Isidore School auditorium, 515 Marcy Ave., Riverhead to benefit its food pantry. Music, dinner of various Polish foods, dancing, raffles, and live entertainment by the Kolbe Dancers of Riverhead. Tickets on sale after every Mass, Sept. 3-4. Tickets will not be sold after Sept. 7. Tables set up as requested. Tickets $26 or $50/couple. Call Diane at 727-2114.

Applebee’s in Riverhead hosts Flapjack Breakfast fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. for Michael Hubbard, who is in Stony Brook hospital recovering from injuries he suffered in May to help with costs and anything Michael may need now and in future. Tickets $10, includes flapjacks, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage. No tickets sold at door. Call his aunt Fran at 369-9076 for ticket.

Benefit Barbecue, Friday, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. at Founders Landing in Southold to help Chad and Jen Menard whose baby daughter Olivia has perioximal biogenisis disease, Zellewegers Syndrome. Tickets $30, free for children 10 and under. Karenann Volinski of Mattituck is accepting donation checks, made out to Chad and Jen Menard, at 805 Theresa Drive, Mattituck, NY 11952. Information/tickets, call Christina Smith at 734-8304, Karenann Volinski at 516-658-7247, Holly Cavalier at 553-5755 or Peggy Dickerson at 734-2619.


Call for local artists and craftspeople for Fine Art and Craft show, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 16-17 at Church of the Holy Trinity on Main Street in Greenport. $25 per 10’ x 10’ space. Call Laura Wilson at 724-953-3382 or email: [email protected]

Vendors wanted for Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Art and Crafts Show, Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 734-6382 or oldtownguild.com.

Vendors wanted for Southold Indian Museum’s annual Craft and Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Space $25; call 765-5777. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 25.


Town of Riverhead Recreation Department’s Movies on the Beach, rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10: “Shark Tale” begins 7 p.m. followed by “Jaws 2,” at 9 p.m. at South Jamesport Beach in Jamesport. Open to all residents; shown on 14’x 26’ outdoor screen. 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 for updated information.

Food and Drink

North Fork Reform Synagogue’s 5th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., one-day self-guided tour includes talks and demonstrations at tour headquarters, as well as a peek at inner workings of the sustainable ways local farms, wineries, bakeries, and confectionery shops produce fresh, homegrown foods and delectables. Among tour’s key motivations is to get residents to appreciate the origins of their food and to support local food production. Maps and tickets day of tour at Peconic Land Trust Ag Center, 3005 Youngs Ave., Southold or order ticket online from synagogue’s website. Tickets $25, children under 12 free. northforkreformsynagogue.org or send check payable to NFRS, PO Box 1625, Southold, NY 11971. Local stores selling tickets: Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead and Mattituck, Gallery M in Greenport, Complement the Chef in Southold. Phone 722-5712 for information.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council’s Old Fashioned Lobster Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. on Cutchogue Village Green. Tickets $50; none sold at gate, available at the Carriage House, Braun’s Fish Market or members of the Historical Council. Information: 734-7122.

Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue. Adults, $8, children $4. 734-7338.

Seed Saving Workshop and Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4-7 p.m. at Peconic Land Trust’s Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold. Stephanie Gaylor of Invincible Summer Farms covers importance of seed saving, differences in classes of seeds like hybrids, heirlooms and land races, and historical context of well-loved varieties, plus brief introduction to seed saving techniques. Potluck dinner begins 6 p.m.; please bring dish to share for 6-8 people. Fee $5. Reservations requested, call 283.-3195 or email to [email protected] Rain or shine.

Home Canning…for all ages, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Mark Vosburgh presents informative and interactive program for anyone interested in home canning. Free; register at Circulation Desk. 298-4134.

For Bargain Hunters

Vendors wanted for yard sale/flea market at American Legion Post 273 in Riverhead, Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date Sept. 18. Space $20; call 727-6348.

Fall yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, Sound Avenue. Lots of vendors, baked food table, hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase. 258-8881.

For Children

Mommy & Me programs at Long Island Science Center, September sessions feature “My Favorite Dinosaur Fun with Floating Your 5 Senses.” Call for schedule: 208-8000.

For History Buffs

Southold Historical Society opens fall exhibition ‘The Versatile Reverend–The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley,’ Saturday, Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. featuring several dozen examples of photographs by Rowley, little known photographer who served as minister at East Marion Baptist Church while also working as professional photographer. southoldhistoricalsociety.org.

Volunteers needed for 3rd annual Historic Jamesport House Tour, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring 12 houses from late 1700’s to early 1900’s, including sea captains’ homes, bayfront cottages, farmhouses, quaint bungalows and former school houses, none visited in previous tours. Volunteers get half-price ticket $20 and work 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Last year’s tour raised over $12,000 for Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. Contact Cathie Flanagan at [email protected] or 722-2279.

In the Garden

Riverhead Garden Club hosts Small Standard Placement Flower Show, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1-5 p.m. at home of Nancy and Walter Binger, 470 Main Road, Aquebogue. Show includes flower design, horticulture, stroll through gardens, light refreshments. Donation $5.

Lectures and Seminars

Sunday Lectures at Southold Indian Museum, Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m., “Hiram Bingham and the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Machu Picchu,” with Dr. George Monahan, professor of history at Suffolk County Community College, who recently returned from a research trip to South America. Minimum requested donation $5 adults and children 14 and over; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments; Free for members. 765-5577.

Third Thursdays series at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport, Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. features “Remember, Honor and Hope” with Terry Falquero & Caroline Waloski. Free. Hosted by East End Arts. 727-0900.

The Natural World

The Biology and Ecology of North American Birds of Prey, Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at North Fork Audubon Society’s Red House Nature Center, 65275 Route 48, Greenport. Slide presentation by zoologist and falconer Peter Capainolo explores diversity and natural history of selected species of eagles, hawks, falcons vultures and owls of North America. Birds of prey defined, adaptations for survival discussed and their current taxonomic positions explored, as is history of unique relationship human beings have with these birds throughout history. For info call Diana 917-623-5373 or email [email protected]

Sports and Recreation

Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. at Jamesport Town Beach. Fee $20 per player, six players per team. to benefit Heart Health at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. 548-6371,6217, 6219.

5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, Sunday, Sept. 25, sponsored by Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Opening ceremony 8:45 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. Pre-register by Friday, Sept. 9: 208-8889, northforkbreasthealth.org.

14th Annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 99 McDermott Ave., Riverhead, along Town Dock, hosted by Town of Riverhead to benefit the Riverhead Summer Scholarship Program. Adult and Junior divisions (less than 16 years). Chinese auction follows tournament with prizes donated by various local businesses and individuals. Information: adventuresinfishing.com, 727-5744 or email [email protected]


‘How’s Your Heart?’ dinner/theater, Friday, Sept. 9, dinner 6-7 p.m., play begins 7:30 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, Mattituck. Adults $12, children 10 and under $6. Call for tickets: 871-5084, 283-0205.

Tours and Trips

Lighthouse Cruise, Saturday, Sept. 10, depart 9 a.m. from Greenport, return 9 p.m. Cruise along Gardiner’s Bay and Long Island Sound to see famous lighthouses of the North Fork, including Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, Latimer Reef and North Dumpling. Lighthouse trips include maritime history and lighthouse stories by local expert. Cruise vessel stops next to each lighthouse for photo ops. Fee $95 per person, $60 for teens/children. Price includes box lunch and complimentary glass of L.I. wine or bottle of water. Registration/information: eastendseaport.org, email [email protected], 477-2100. Groups welcome.

The Written Word

Southold Mothers’ Club book club, Monday, Sept. 12, “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana de Rosnay, 7 p.m. Contact Mara at [email protected], 940-3609 for location information.

Book reading/signing, Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport. Ellen Williams “We’re In This Together,” 40 World War II memories of local people. 477-0660.

Ongoing Events are listed here as space permits.

The Arts

Sculpture Garden at Brecknock Hall, One Brecknock Road, Greenport. On view through November. 477-3800.

Exhibit of photographs by Howard Stevens at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. On view through Sept. 10. 727-3200.

Photography exhibit by Patrick Haggerty “Heads Up,” through October at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.

East End Arts members Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller exhibit series of paintings depicting North Fork landscape at Rosalie Dimon Gallery at Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport. On view through Nov. 2. 727-0900.

Brain Games

Duplicate bridge with Kathy Fibkins, Tuesdays, noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Open to all; 734-8096.

Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge, Riverside Drive, Riverhead. Gaming begins 7:30 p.m. 727-6667, 779-2694.

Mah-jongg, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. 298-4134.

Food and Drink

Community supper, free soup kitchen for all in need, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Agnes R.C. Church parish hall, Sixth Street, Greenport. 765-2981.

Free lunch, Almuerzo Gratis for ages 6-18, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 130 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. 727-3338.

For Children

Playdates with the Southold Mothers’ Club: Wednesdays at Cutchogue/New Suffolk Library, Pre-school Playgroup (19 months-5 years), 9:30-11:00 a.m. [email protected] Wee little Ones Playgroup (birth-18 months), 11:00-noon, [email protected] Weekend Toddler Playdate, for times and locations contact [email protected]

Crafts for Kids at Southold Indian Museum, Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1080 Main Bayview Road. Fee: $5 per child per craft; must be accompanied by adult. Registration appreciated but not required. 765-5577.

Health and Fitness

Free beginner’s Hatha Yoga classes, Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. at Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Bring non-skid, body-length mat. 765-3005.


Sail the Seven Seas, new exhibit at East End Seaport Museum, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport. Meticulously hand crafted ship models replicating famous seagoing vessels of the last four centuries. Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Group tours available. 477-2100.

The Sciences

Every Saturday, dusk to midnight: Stargazing at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 765-2626. To arrange group visits, e-mail [email protected]

The Written Word

The Yellow Barn at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. open for book purchases Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 727-3228, ext. 0.

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SPORTS WRITING: Lipsyte to speak in Greenport Legendary sports writer and former New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte will speak at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport on Sunday at 3 p.m. Lipsyte will discuss his recently published memoir, “An Accidental Sportswriter,” which Sports Illustrated called “irresistibly readable.”

“An Accidental Sportswriter” includes Lipsyte’s brutally honest and controversial memories of Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Billy Jean King and Lance Armstrong, as well as accounts of his encounters with the Beatles, Howard Cosell, Bob Costas and other sports figures.

Lipsyte, who never set out to be a sportswriter and never considered himself a fan, is an outspoken critic of what he calls “jock culture” and its impact on American society. The Associated Press wrote: “Jock Culture glorifies the young, the strong and the beautiful, and Lipsyte, the would-be Chekhov, gets the tragic implications. That’s why his columns, and this marvelous memoir, ‘An Accidental Sportswriter,’ are so affecting.”

In addition to his work as an award-winning sports columnist, Lipsyte was the Emmy-winning host of the nightly PBS public affairs show “The Eleventh Hour,” as well as a reporter for CBS and NBC. He is also the author of 12 acclaimed novels for young adults. Lipsyte lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island.

Lipsyte will be interviewed by television producer and writer Ron Fried. The two worked together on “Life” (Part 2), a PBS series about aging baby boomers. Following the event, Lipsyte will sign copies of “An Accidental Sportswriter,” with proceeds going to Floyd Memorial Library.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL: Aerial Fitness wraps up year with win Jane van den Thoorn (two runs batted in), Laurie McBride (three RBI) and Libby Tarleton had four hits each for Aerial Fitness, which wrapped up the North Fork Women’s Softball League season with a 12-3 defeat of Allstate at the Polo Grounds in Greenport. Olga Turner added three hits and two RBI, and Laura Hunsberger singled three times.

AUTO RACING: Irene forces early cancellation Hurricane Irene forced Riverhead Raceway to cancel Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series card. It was the first time in at least five decades that a Riverhead Raceway show was called off one day before it was scheduled.

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This Italianate Victorian home on two private acres has been featured in print media and on TV and offers a 50-foot in-ground pool, 2,000-square-foot garage with loft, family room, four working fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, double-size living room with hand-painted fresco ceilings, four bedrooms, four baths, wine cellar, gym and gardens.

Location: Peconic
Price: Owners will entertain offers from $1.4 million
Broker: Beninati Associates, Southold, 631-765-5333

08/31/11 11:20am

Matthew Lindsay and Christina Gehring

Honore Gehring of Cutchogue and Philip Gehring of Miami, Fla., have announced the engagement of their daughter Christina to Matthew Lindsay, son of Frances and William Lindsay of Mattituck.

Both Christina and Matthew graduated from Mattituck High School in 2004.

The wedding will take place in July 2012.