When Edwin Tuccio, owner of North Quarter Farm and Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, both in Riverhead, first realized one of his bison had given birth to a black calf in 2009, he was shocked. At the time, Tuccio was president of the National Bison Foundation. After making a handful of calls to other bison raisers, he realized how rare it was for a calf to be black.
Now those rarities have become almost a yearly occurrence at the farm.
“I don’t know how it happens; it just happens,” said Tuccio, who now has three newborn black calves on the farm. Two of the newest black bison were born the first week in May and a third was born Monday. “For some reason my herd throw off these very rare black bison.”(more…)
Jonathan Weiskopf inside his new Greenport gallery, VSOP Projects. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A new space that is part contemporary art gallery, part lifestyle store and in part a location for community-driven art initiatives is coming to Greenport Village.
VSOP Projects, which will be a multi-use contemporary art space, a year-round exhibition program and a boutique, is expected to open on Front Street later this month. It is owned by artist Jonathan Weiskopf.(more…)
Artist Kara Hoblin (from left), Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein and poet Vivian Eyre hold up Hoblin’s painting “Whale,” which was presented at last year’s event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
For the 11th year, local artists and poets will team up to raise money for the historic Poquatuck Hall in Orient.