03/12/18 10:53am

The American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 opened for the first public skate Sunday with nearly 150 skaters showing up. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On the morning of her 62nd birthday, Dottie Stevens’ family asked how she’d like to celebrate.

The longtime Greenport resident thought for a moment before recalling the day offered a long lost opportunity in her community.

“I want to go roller skating,” she told them.

She wasn’t alone.

The Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 reopened for its first public skating session in more than a decade Sunday and nearly 150 community members returned to the Third Street building. For some, it was the first time they’d ever laced up skates. For others, it was an afternoon of memories flooding back.  (more…)

03/06/18 6:19am
PawPaw pop-up Greenport

Guests at the Jan. 13 8:30 p.m. seating of a PawPaw pop-up at Bruce & Son Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

About an hour before the start of a recent PawPaw pop-up, I pulled up a stool at a Greenport bar and confessed to a friend the anxiety I was feeling.

Far from a picky eater, I knew I was about to consume a meal I’d surely savor. As the time grew closer, however, the idea that I was about to eat a nine-course tasting menu prepared by a chef known for experimentation, with absolutely no say over what I’d be eating, was starting to scare me a bit. (more…)

02/22/18 6:02am

Elaine Schwartz paddles a kayak in Antarctica. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Elaine Schwartz sits in her apartment at Peconic Landing in Greenport surrounded by enlarged photographs she’s taken in countries like Afghanistan and Indonesia, festive masks from Tibet or Colombia and artwork from exotic locales like India. She’s delighted to tell you a story about each and every one of these souvenirs.  (more…)