06/05/17 6:02am

Tom Hug and his wife, Jennifer DiVello, spent the days leading up to Memorial Day preparing for a flood of tourists and locals out celebrating the holiday weekend.

While the three-day weekend marks the start of the busy season for so many local shop owners, it was particularly special to Hug and DiVello, owners of Revel North Fork in Cutchogue, because it marked their first anniversary in business.

“It’s been an amazing first year,” Hug said. “The outpouring of support and appreciation was overwhelming and humbling.” (more…)

06/02/17 6:00am

Driving along Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, you might notice kinetic sculptures made from recycled shovels turning with the wind.

They’re among several metal creations that dot the landscape outside Giles Nursery.

What you might not realize is that they’re the handcrafted work of nursery owner Eric Giles, whose home and workshop are also located on the property.

Every one of his sculptures is made from recycled materials. (more…)

05/25/17 6:03am

Korean BBQ baby back ribs, one of the dishes that will be offered at Jennie’s at Drossos. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Jennie Werts remembers her family’s Sunday routine at their second home in East Marion. The day would usually start with a trip to get coffee. Then they’d head to the waterfront and watch the boats.

Many of those days also featured a round of miniature golf at Drossos in Greenport.

Now, Werts will have a new weekend routine involving the iconic Greenport motel. The 32-year-old chef will be serving up surprising cuisine as part of a seasonal new pop-up restaurant called Jennie’s at Drossos.

“I always wanted to open a place out there,” Werts said. (more…)