06/14/13 10:22am

gaga_600Some of the biggest names in film, music and modeling have been hitting the streets of downtown Riverhead and were spotted elsewhere on the East End this week, according to social media photos and postings.

The diminutve singer-songwriter superstar Lady GaGa posed for at least one photo at Jerry and the Mermaid restaurant on East Main Street Thursday. That shot was posted on Instagram, a photo-sharing social site. The poster wrote Lady Gaga was at Jerry’s with Sports Illustrated model-turned-actress Kate Upton and actresses Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, whose husband, Judd Appatow, is executive producer and writer for the HBO hit show, “Girls.”

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03/01/13 1:27am
Read all about Suffolk Theater in Riverhead

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Newsies Nicholas Inzerillo and Shane Westphelan, both of Manorville, hand out theater programs.

More than 100 people turned out Friday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at downtown Riverhead’s newly renovated Suffolk Theater.

The area of East Main Street outside the theater had been shut to traffic for most of the morning, as crowds gathered to listen to period music from Bob Barta and the Sunnyland Jazz Band, which performed on a red carpet under the theater’s digital marquis — as bubbles rained from the sky.

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07/11/12 6:56pm

Wine Press editor Grant Parpan tastes Long Island Spirits’ LiV Vodka on the back deck of the distillery’s tasting room.

Three writers were given a day to tour the North Fork in three very different ways:

1 a trip from NYC

2 a guys’ day out

3 a family outing

Here’s part two of our series:

There we were, three men on the Peconic waterfront, all alone with a big plate of moo-oink balls in front of us.

Nothing says male cuisine like meatballs wrapped in bacon, courtesy of Cody’s BBQ on East Main Street in Riverhead.

The spirit of maleness on the North Fork is exactly what myself and my two friends were trying to experience on our journey across the north and south roads. I viewed my assignment with only one question in mind: Given eight hours of freedom from work and women, what do guys do for fun on the North Fork? (more…)