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…)

01/18/17 9:15am
Little Creek Oysters hosts 'Vinyl Night' on Thursdays this winter. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy photo)

Little Creek Oysters hosts ‘Vinyl Night’ on Thursdays this winter. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy photo)

It’s a record pop-up shop that also serves oysters and beer.

Little Creek Oyster Farm and Market is hosting “Vinyl Night” from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays this winter.

Here’s how it works: Dust off your favorite old (or contemporary!) records and bring them down to the Bootleg Alley shop. If you’re feeling brave, you’re free to put them on the turntable and introduce fellow customers to your tunes. (more…)

12/22/16 6:00am

If you’ve ever spent time in the Village of Greenport, chances are you’ve heard of Aldo Maiorana. And if you don’t know him personally, you’ve probably spotted his curly silver hair through the window of his eponymous Front Street shop, where he roasts coffee each morning.

Those who get their fix at Aldo’s Coffee Company every day recognize him as a smiling barista who greets their children and friends.

But while Maiorana has operated in Greenport for almost 30 years, a coffee shop wasn’t always his plan. (more…)

12/06/16 11:44am
Estefany Molina Dances in the Park

This photo from photographer Estefany Molina’s will be featured in her upcoming show at First and South restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

For the past seven years, photographer Estefany Molina has attended Greenport Village’s annual Dances in the Park, camera in hand to snap photos that bear witness to the spectators’ lives. She’s now sharing these moments in “Monday Night Dances,” a new art show at First and South restaurant.

Molina, who is based in Greenport, began photographing the weekly Mitchell Park events in 2009, gravitating first to the music and then to the people. She had always been interested in live music and the dances presented an opportunity to practice her craft. (more…)