05/01/14 12:00pm
From left:  Erin Elizabeth of Wading River, Jody Hampton of Manhattan, Deb Rothaug of Baiting Hollow, Joann Kobylenski Vollmer of New Hampshire, and Cate Clifford of Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

From left: Erin Elizabeth of Wading River, Jody Hampton of Manhattan, Deb Rothaug of Baiting Hollow, Joann Kobylenski Vollmer of New Hampshire, and Cate Clifford of Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some are based on history; others are constructed from personal histories.

Some are fictionalized versions of histories and the rest are just pure fiction.

They are the 22 stories tied together in the “Apron Strings Project,” an original production by four East End women that was inspired by a collection of vintage aprons displayed in 2012 at Suffolk County Historical Society. The show runs this weekend, May 2-4, at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead — and many of those antique aprons will also appear on stage.  (more…)

03/09/14 7:00am
Cindy Clifford (from left), Diane Tucci, Debbie Slevin and Megan Heckman sharing a piece of apple crumble pie at the Riverhead Diner and Grill before ordering their breakfast Monday morning. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

Cindy Clifford (from left) and Diane Tucci of Riverhead, Debbie Slevin of Hampton Bays and Megan Heckman of Eastport came up with the idea for the Apron Strings Project while having breakfast one morning in Riverhead. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

The team of East End women behind the very unique Apron Strings Project will host auditions for the production March 21-22 in Riverhead. (more…)

10/25/13 1:41pm
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Works by Cloud 9 painters will be on view at Clovis Point thru Jan. 15.

• An artists’ reception for Cloud 9 painters will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Clovis Point Wines in Jamesport. The show, on view through Jan. 15, will feature landscapes by Joan Curran, Adelaide Amend, Dolores Castrucci, Fran Reichert, BL Moyle, Annie Dilworth, Jada Rowland and Ann McCaughey. (more…)