04/24/16 10:26am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos

Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos

The Long Island Antique Power Association held its annual tractor run to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County Sunday morning.

A convoy of tractors made its way along Sound Avenue east to Main Road and then headed back. Along the way they were greeted with waves and thumbs ups from folks walking or driving along the roadway. (more…)

04/22/16 6:04am
A parade of antique tractors makes it way down the North Road. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

A parade of antique tractors makes it way down Route 48 last spring. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

A caravan of old-timey tractors is about to make its way down Route 48.

Motorists who are in a rush might want to steer clear of Sound Avenue and Route 48 on Sunday, April 24, when the Long Island Antique Power Association hosts its second annual Tractor Run. There is a participatory donation of $20 and all proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. Additional donations are appreciated. (more…)

07/09/15 5:48am
Long Island Antique Power Association's Bill Pfeffer running the sawmill (Credit: Eric Shultz)

Long Island Antique Power Association’s Bill Pfeffer running the sawmill
(Credit: Eric Shultz)

Safely stored inside two large barns on Sound Avenue sit the remnants of Long Island’s agricultural and industrial past.

They house the relics owned by the Long Island Antique Power Association, a group of machinery enthusiasts who have spent the last three decades rescuing and restoring antique tractors, vintage construction cranes and other types of machinery from the scrap pile. From massive steam rollers to tiny working models, the collection — which includes items that date back to the late 1800’s — is carefully maintained by more than 100 club members who meet regularly to work on the machines and share their expertise.

Club members are especially proud of their latest acquisition, a 1928 Enterprise sawmill.

That sawmill will be one of the main attractions at LIAPA’s 23rd Annual Summer Show this weekend. (more…)

09/09/13 10:58am
fall festival hallockville farm riverhead

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Hallockville Museum Farm will hold its 33rd annual fall festival and craft show Sept. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 50 vendors will sell handcrafted items such as woodcarvings, soap, candles, jewelry, children’s books, ornaments, baskets, rugs and more. Fiber artists will also have handwoven and knitted items for sale. (more…)

07/09/13 12:00pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Joe Pancini pulls 3,000 pounds on his 1953 Ferguson tractor.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Joe Pancini pulls 3,000 pounds on his 1953 Ferguson tractor.

Nothing says North Fork like local farms, and nothing says farming like a good old-fashioned tractor pull. On July 13 and 14 the Long Island Antique Power Association is hosting its 21st Annual Summer Show, featuring, of course, some great traditional tractor pulls. (more…)