08/24/17 12:51pm


Clawdia, with her red shell and large three and a half pound body, surely stands out among the lobsters at Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport. That’s because she is the rare red lobster who is still kicking — or rather clawing — as her pigment is likely due to genes rather than a pot of boiling water.

She came in from a shipment from Canada earlier this week and easily distinguished herself from the crowd of brown/black live lobsters. So instead of going on diner’s plate, she was given a name and taken off the menu.

“We get several hundreds pounds every week during the summer. In the middle of the shipment, instead of finding lobsters that are the normal coloration, we found one that was cooked,” said co-owner Bill Claudio. “Or it looked like it was cooked.”
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Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.

Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too!  READ