08/09/17 6:04am

Room 41 by Holly Hunt is included in the “Abandoned Beauties” show at Clovis Point.

Photographer Holly Hunt first entered the world of the deserted four years ago, when she crawled into a hole in the ground four and “ended up in a basement somewhere.”

She was on a mission to capture images and, camera in hand, she’s been shooting abandoned prisons, hospitals, factories and residences ever since.

Now Hunt is presenting her first solo show, “Abandoned Beauties,” at Clovis Point in Jamesport. It includes close-ups of discarded dolls and toy trucks, images from a closed psychiatric facility, photos of defunct and debris-ridden factories and more. (more…)

04/04/16 6:01am
Symmetry (Credit: James Furey )

Symmetry (Credit: James Furey )

His color photographs are exuberant celebrations of beauty and symmetry, while many of his black and white photos are studies of line, design and texture.

Now photographer James Furey is getting ready to show some of his pictures later this month at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport. The exhibit opens on April 14.

“I don’t really have a theme,” he said. “I do a lot of landscapes, but the show will be a variety of things.” (more…)

12/15/15 6:05am
Bridget Micieli-Martinez in the Clovis Point tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Bridget Micieli-Martinez in the Clovis Point tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Making her way from the Big Easy to Long Island Wine Country wasn’t always the plan for Bridget Micieli-Martinez, but it’s the place where the New Orleans native has cultivated a love and appreciation of wine and laid down her roots.

Now nearly 15 years into her career in the local wine industry, she was recently named the new general manager at Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery in Jamesport. She began the role in September and said she’s looking forward to helping shape the winery’s trajectory and future.

“It’s a serious title. It’s about being able to be a participating voice in the track of a business that excites me,” she said. “What I’d like to bring to the table is a focus on hospitality. As a native New Orleanian, it’s in our blood.” (more…)

09/12/14 11:00am
Local winemakers said that Long Island wines compare favorably to those produced in Bordeaux. (Credit: Jane Starwood file photo)

Local winemakers were quoted as saying that Long Island wines compare favorably to those produced in Bordeaux. (Credit: Jane Starwood file photo)

Our local wineries “are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux,” reporter Leslie Gevirtz states in an article published by Reuters this week.

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06/21/14 9:00am
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Yoga in the Vines at Palmer Vineyards. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

As a meditative technique that allows you to develop flexibility, strength and balance, there is no doubt that yoga is a great summertime activity. And there are more options than just purchasing a gym or yoga studio membership. Plenty of local hubs offer weekly or monthly yoga routines so you can experience the physical activity at your own leisure. (more…)