01/12/17 5:06pm
The entranceway to The Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

The entranceway to The Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

The Great River-based hospitality firm Lessings has taken over operations at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue.

Lessings, which operates a dozen catering halls and several restaurants across Long Island, entered a “long-term lease” with the property owners effective Jan. 3, according to COO Michael Lessings. (more…)

12/15/16 6:00am

As the judges for our third annual Deck the Halls holiday-decorating contest approached the Perivolaris home at the northern end of Love Lane, a small SUV trailed us.

The vehicle parked for a moment to allow its passengers to gaze at the lights so perfectly displayed at the waterfront Mattituck property. Then it turned around and drove away.

“We get that all the time,” homeowner Mike Perivolaris told us. “People want to stop and admire the decorations. We love it.” (more…)

12/01/16 6:02am
Ugly sweater party

Krista and Rob Wicklund of Hampton Bays at last year’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. (Credit: Madison Fender)

It’s time to pull out that ugly holiday sweater from the back of your closet and wear it with pride!

Maureen’s Haven will host its 2nd annual ugly Christmas sweater party at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic next Friday, December 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more…)

12/01/16 6:01am
Spirit's Promise holiday wonderland

A scene from last year’s Spirit of the Holidays weekend. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Santa, the elves and his magical reindeer are back for a second Spirit of the Holidays weekend on the North Fork.

Once again Hilton Garden Inn and Spirits Promise Equine Rescue Program are teaming up to host a magical holiday weekend for children. (more…)

11/30/16 6:01am
Rierhead Holiday bonfire

A scene from the 2015 Riverhead holiday bonfire. The annual event is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The 17th annual downtown Riverhead bonfire is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Bring your family (along with a thermos and chair) to the Peconic Riverfront for a celebration that includes hot cocoa, candy canes and holiday music. Then get toasty by the 30-foot blaze and watch as Santa lights the town Christmas tree. (more…)