01/22/17 5:55am
Alexandra Bussi Lauen Parker

Alexandra Bussi, store manager at Taste the East End, behind the counter at the Riverhead store. (Credit: Lauren Parker)

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01/20/17 6:03am
Long Island Wine Council president and Wolffer Estate Vineyard winemaker Roman Roth. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Long Island Wine Council president and Wolffer Estate Vineyard winemaker Roman Roth. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Dear Visitors and Friends,

The long and seemingly never-ending winter season is upon us with all its highs and lows. It’s a wonderful time to be cozy in front of a fireplace (with your favorite Long Island wine at arm’s length). (more…)

01/20/17 6:00am
Credit: Sherry Pickerell courtesy

Guests pose in a photo booth this summer, thanks to Sherry Pickerell’s new business, North Fork Photobooth Company. (Credit: Sherry Pickerell courtesy)

From a guest’s perspective, one of the best aspects of a wedding is crowding as many friends and relatives as possible into a photo booth and snapping a few pictures with various silly props. But given the size of most machines, it’s difficult to involve more than three or four people.

That’s where Sherry Pickerell, who launched North Fork Photobooth Company in September, comes in. Instead of using a standard booth, the Southold resident simply uses a backdrop and props to create instant photo booth-style pictures.

“I enjoy seeing the happiness on people’s faces,” she said. “I like that I can provide people with happy memories that they can leave with physically in their hands.” (more…)

01/19/17 6:00am

Elizabeth Sweigart spends her days surrounded by hundreds of items, each with its own story to tell. The 26-year-old said she’s always been drawn to old things, whether it be a vinyl record or antique piece of clothing.

It still shocks her, she said, that nearly four years ago she opened her own vintage shop in Greenport selling many of those items.

“It was pretty spontaneous,” Sweigart said. (more…)