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03/07/17 6:00am
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The 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cutchogue kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday. George Sullivan of Southold, who has served as the town’s receiver of taxes for more than two decades, will be this year’s grand marshal. (more…)

03/20/16 9:00am
03/20/2016 9:00 AM

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Many people use the term March Madness and I’m never sure whether they’re referring to the NCAA basketball tournament or the excitement brought forth by St. Patrick’s Day, with its parades and general good will. We were in Savannah and were amazed at the size of its parade. We soon learned that it’s the second biggest one in America. In Georgia. Who knew? READ

03/08/15 4:00pm
03/08/2015 4:00 PM
Ettore Pennachia, left, with son Brian, has been named Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

Ettore Pennachia, left, with son Brian in 2011, has been named Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

Ettore Pennachia never imagined he would someday be named grand marshal of the Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day parade.

“It was a total surprise,” Mr. Pennacchia said. “I’m as Italian as they get.” (more…)

01/11/15 11:00am
01/11/2015 11:00 AM
A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick's Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

A March pub crawl will raise money for the East end Emerald Society, which hosts the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Bust out your shamrock-adorned T-shirts and polyester red beards — a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl is coming to Riverhead.

Piggybacking on the success of the Santacon pub crawl in December, the event, dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns,” will raise money for the homeless outreach group Maureen’s Haven and the East End Emerald Society. The latter is raising funds to pay for pipe and drum bands in the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Read more about the event on northforker.com.

03/22/14 7:06pm
03/22/2014 7:06 PM
Jamesport hosted its first-ever St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Jamesport hosted its first-ever St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Three months ago, the idea of holding a St. Patrick’s Day in Jamesport was just that: only a thought.

But after weeks of hurried preparation, a series of rushed moves to raise funds and support from local politicians and businesses, hundreds lined along Main Road Saturday afternoon and watched the East End Emerald Society’s parade march by, the first St. Patrick’s parade in Jamesport.  (more…)

03/17/14 2:35pm
03/17/2014 2:35 PM
A ruben club at Digger's. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A reuben club at Digger’s. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today? Don’t forget a few Irish items that come straight from the North Fork.

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without corned beef and the North Fork’s only Irish pub Digger’s Ale’s & Eats in Riverhead has a fantastic reuben sandwich. Their massive Ruben is made to satisfy. The chef uses top round cuts of beef instead of traditional brisket, which makes for a thicker, juicier sandwich.

Read the rest of the items on northforker.com

03/15/14 5:18pm
03/15/2014 5:18 PM

Even some of the youngest ones in the crowd had no shortage of enthusiasm during Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Hundreds of pipers, scouts, local organizations and businesses made their way from Cox Lane all the way to Cutchogue Village while crowds lining Main Road cheered them on at Saturday’s Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

A huge crowd turned out for the festivities, which took place under plenty of sunshine.

See more photos from the parade at northforker.com.