03/28/15 3:18pm
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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. (more…)

03/28/15 12:41pm
Carly Unger and the lost baby fox. (Credit: Courtesy of Nicholle Donohue)

Carly Unger and the lost baby fox. (Credit: Courtesy of Nicholle Donohue)

Nicholle Donohue and her daughter Carly Unger were driving on Main Road in Jamesport on Wednesday when they spotted a fur baby trotting along the roadside.

Thinking it was a small feral cat fending for itself in the cold, they decided to stop the car and help.

“We thought we saw a kitten walking on the road,” said Donohue, who lives in Mattituck. “So we pulled over and my daughter, being the animal lover and [savior] she is, jumped out and went to save it.” (more…)

03/28/15 11:04am
Rita Winkler inside Vines and Branches new Front Street location on Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Rita Winkler inside Vines and Branches’ new Front Street location on Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Less means more for gourmet olive oil and vinegar boutique Vines & Branches.

It’s been one week since the shop opened in its new, smaller, storefront on Front Street in Greenport — and owner Rita Winkler said she’s expanded her product line to include several other specialty provisions customers have been craving. The new offerings include dips, spreads, seasonings and other types of oils such as avocado and pistachio. (more…)

03/28/15 7:00am
Grapes ripening at Clovis Point vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Grapes ripening at Clovis Point vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

As tough as this winter has been, between icicles and snowdrifts the East End’s wine and music fanciers have had numerous alluring opportunities to venture out to enjoy a wide variety of concerts staged by Winterfest: Live on the Vine. (more…)

03/27/15 12:21pm
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‘Sharing’ will film scenes at the Long Island Aquarium’s penguin exhibit. (Credit: Claire Leaden file photo)

Is McLovin’ coming to Riverhead?

Chicka-chicka…maybe.

We really have no idea who will be on scene on Monday when a new sitcom produced by Jimmy Fallon will film at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition in downtown Riverhead. But some of the cast and crew of the pilot “Sharing” will be in town to shoot a scene at the aquarium’s penguin exhibit, according to Long Island Aquarium executive director Bryan DeLuca. (more…)

03/27/15 11:33am
Credit: Vera Chinese file photo

Credit: Vera Chinese file photo

It will be a gala for gourmands, a fete for foodies and a bash for beer lovers in Riverhead next month.

Hotel Indigo East End is hosting an evening of local craft beer tastings, pickle and chocolate samplings, all the chili and corn chowder your belly can take and more for the first East End Craft Beer Festival. (more…)