01/10/17 6:00am

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A six-bedroom Georgian-style carriage house now on the market in Southold comes with a notable piece of local history.

Set on 1.1 acres of secluded perennial gardens, the $1.6 million property once comprised a section of Eastward, one of the North Fork’s first estates.

“It has quite an interesting story,” said Douglas Elliman real estate agent Victoria Germaise, who holds the listing with Thomas McCloskey. (more…)

12/20/16 6:00am
The back room of the opera house has a comfortable seating area. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The back room of the opera house has a comfortable seating area. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The Southold Opera Company hosted its first performance Sunday: a standing-room-only concert of holiday music in the former Southold United Methodist Church, which has undergone renovations since this past summer. The program featured the Southold Opera Choir, a local children’s choir and members of the French American Choir of New York.

Professional opera singer and teacher Anne-Julia Audray and her husband, Olivier Chazareix, purchased the church in July 2015 with plans to turn it into the opera company’s new home. When it came to redesigning the building, Audray said it was important for her to preserve much of the structure’s features.

“The original building was beautiful,” she said, adding that she was particularly drawn to the former church’s acoustics, which are perfect for opera performances. (more…)

12/06/16 6:10pm
Brady Rymer will perform a free concert at Mitchell Park in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brady Rymer will perform a free concert at Mitchell Park in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brady Rymer, Southold’s own Grammy nominee, has been nominated for the prestigious award for a third time.

Rymer and his band, the Little Band That Could, were nominated last Tuesday for Best Children’s Album for this year’s record, “Press Play.”

“You’re blown away,” Rymer said. “It’s excitement and it’s a nice, big honor.” (more…)

11/25/16 11:47pm
Southold Historical Society tree lighting

Scout Stanton, 9, of Southold enjoys the lights illuminating the giant tree. (Credit: Madison Fender)

The Southold Historical Society held its annual Candlelight Tour and tree lighting on the museum grounds in Southold Friday afternoon.

All museum buildings were open and visitors enjoyed demonstrations, decorations, and live music. Santa stopped by for a visit and at 5 p.m., the tree was lit for the season.

Check out photos from Friday night’s event. (more…)

11/21/16 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial

A glass of Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

We ate, we drank, we sparkled.

Sparkling Pointe vineyard held the fourth session in its annual “Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling” food and wine pairing series on Sunday. The event allows you to take a break from your holiday shopping with decadent treats served alongside a glass of bubbly.

This Sunday’s delectable combo featured bento boxes from Stirling Sake along with glasses of Sparkling Pointe’s Topaz Imperial and bossa nova music. Monday Michiru, a Japanese-American actress, singer and songwriter, and her band provided the tunes. (more…)