06/19/17 11:22am
1951 Willys Jeep

A 1951 Willys Jeep parked outside The Ranch in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Driving along Main Road in Aquebogue, one can’t help but notice the green 1951 Willys Jeep sitting along the side of the road.

Rusting along the top with a faded Mobil logo painted on the side doors, the antique car gives passersby a glimpse as to what’s happening at the establishment behind it.

The Jeep, along with a 1962 Rambler that is currently on it’s way to the Aquebogue antique shop from California, is owner Robert Walsh’s favorite piece inside The Ranch, the antique shop and art gallery he opened last month.

“People come in every day asking about it,” Walsh said of the Jeep. (more…)

06/05/17 6:02am

Tom Hug and his wife, Jennifer DiVello, spent the days leading up to Memorial Day preparing for a flood of tourists and locals out celebrating the holiday weekend.

While the three-day weekend marks the start of the busy season for so many local shop owners, it was particularly special to Hug and DiVello, owners of Revel North Fork in Cutchogue, because it marked their first anniversary in business.

“It’s been an amazing first year,” Hug said. “The outpouring of support and appreciation was overwhelming and humbling.” (more…)

05/30/17 6:01am

Michael McPolin inside his new store Birch & Main Candle Co., located at The Shoppes at East Wind complex in Wading River. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It all started when Michael McPolin and his partner, Ken Martin, spotted little black smudges on the ceiling of their former Mastic home.

Thinking it was leaking oil, they had a technician inspect their heating system in hopes of solving the problem.

It turned out to be soot from all the candles McPolin liked to burn. (more…)

05/19/17 6:00am

There are many vintage finds waiting to be discovered on the North Fork. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Here are a few scheduled North Fork yard and tag sales for Friday, May 19, Saturday, May, 20 and Sunday, May 21.

Find a sale nearby as listed in the classifieds section of the May 18 edition of the Riverhead News-Review and The Suffolk Times. (more…)