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…)

05/11/17 12:37pm
Lauren and Bill Tancredi

Laura and Bill Tancredi inside their new store, Sprout Natural Parenting. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

There are many reasons for progressive-minded parents to stop into the all new Sprout Natural Parenting store, which is located just off Greenport’s Front Street and opens today.

But if you have a toddler who has shown resistance to potty training, these two words might just be your saving grace — tiny toilet. (more…)