09/26/17 6:03am

At Bedell Cellars, every cellar employee has a hand — or more specifically, a flower petal, leaf or sea shell — in making the wines each harvest.

That’s because winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich has started a tradition that increases the types of natural yeast used in the fermentation process by incorporating North Fork plants and minerals foraged by the staff. (more…)

08/08/17 6:01am

JABS fitness center is expanding to Riverhead. From left: Jason Leonard, Nicollette Gebhardt, Cindy MacLeod, Jill Schroeder and Michelle Fevola. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

To get ahead in business you have to take chances.

That’s something Jill Schroeder learned at just 27 years old, when she opened her first JABS fitness center.

Now, nearly seven years later, Schroeder is taking yet another leap of faith by expanding her business into Riverhead with a new JABS on Route 58. (more…)

06/22/17 6:03am

Artist renderings of the proposed units at the Harvest Pointe condominium complex in Cutchogue. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

A 124-unit condo complex is preparing to break ground in Cutchogue with the first units expected to be move-in ready by this time next year.

Harvest Pointe, which will occupy 46 acres near the intersection of School House Lane and Griffing Street, opened a nearby sales office earlier this month. On display there are artist renderings of the proposed units, layout plans and countertop samples for the 55-and-over community, previously known as Heritage at Cutchogue.

“We’re building a first-class condominium project,” said Robert Morrow of Kenilworth Equities, which is building the units along with Jeffrey Rimland of Rimland Development. “It’s something that hasn’t been done on the North Fork in 20 years.” (more…)