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Photos: CAST’s Annual Have-A-Heart Dinner

Winter is a difficult time for many people struggling on the North Fork, and Community Action Southold Town has been working for more than 50 years to help neighbors in need, particularly during the


Rev. Enoch Thomas of St. John's Baptist Church in Hempstead at Southold's 2018 Martin Luther King Day celebration.

Southolders Wonder on the Future of Dr. King’s Dream

One year into a national administration that’s put our civil rights into question from the start, the mood at the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force’s annual Martin Luther King Day celebration Sunday afternoon was


Dawn at the Montauk light.

Into the New Year: Traditions from the East to the East End

by Jinsoo Henry Oh Perhaps it’s a nice five-course meal planned out with close friends and a plan to stay up and out to watch the ball drop. Or maybe there’s champagne ready to pop


Manager Mindy Ryan at the Greenport American Legion's skating rink.

Skating into the New Year

The roller skating rink in Greenport’s American Legion Hall, long a place where Porters cultivated great adolescent memories, will reopen New Year’s Eve with a great big bash. While there will be no skating that


Southampton Town representatives and members of the Southampton Business Alliance at the Monday morning groundbreaking.

Southampton Breaks Ground on Tuckahoe Housing

The Southampton Business Alliance and representatives from Southampton Town had a ceremonial groundbreaking Dec. 18 for two new workforce housing units in Tuckahoe. The property on Moses Lane, now called Tuckahoe Woods, had been purchased


Honorees at North Fork Audubon's holiday party Dec. 3.

North Fork Audubon Honors Bird Protectors

The North Fork Audubon Society honored Robin Simmen and Dr. William Zitek for their commitment to wildlife, particularly the avian kind, at their holiday party Dec. 3 at Case’s Place in New Suffolk. Dr. William


Taking the Plunge

Photos: The Shelter Island Library’s Turkey Plunge

Hundreds flocked to the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday morning. Dressed in costumes ranging from Santa “Claws” to “Lady Library” to the Shelter Island Box


Leah Oppenheimer | CMEE photo

Season of the Sol: Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE

Bearing Witness to Leah Oppenheimer’s Magic at CMEE by Dave Davis Though it’s not always convenient to the general public for such an incredibly cool place for kids to be closed one day a week for


At Kyle and Melissa Lohr's new house Wednesday morning.

A New Habitat House Moves Into East Quogue

Newlyweds Kyle and Melissa Lohr have been living in Melissa’s childhood bedroom in Hampton Bays with six relatives and their pets, but this week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, they’re beginning work


Officers of the Mattituck American Legion at this year's Veterans Day service.

After Long Hiatus, Mattituck Legion Honors Local Veterans

It’s been years since the Mattituck American Legion had enough active members to hold a Veterans Day service, but this Veterans Day, after a call for new members this past summer reinvigorated the post,


Butterfly Effect founder Tijuana Fulford and JABS owner Jill Schroeder in their new Riverhead space.

JABS and The Butterfly Effect: A Shared Vision of Empowerment

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the work being done by The Butterfly Effect Project, Tijuana Fulford’s program to help empower girls, which has been growing by leaps and bounds in Riverhead


A first chance to play with the new equipment.

Riverside Head Start Gets a Boost From Community

Community organizations throughout Riverside, Flanders and Riverhead came together over the past few weeks to provide the kids at Southampton Head Start in Riverside with play equipment and art supplies. Spearheaded by Riverside Rediscovered, the


Award winners at SEPA Mujer's gala Thursday evening.

A Night of Community for SEPA Mujer

The Islandia-based Latina advocacy group SEPA Mujer has been working for 24 years to help give Long Island women a voice, but over the past couple years, their presence has become much more pronounced


The Princess Diner in Southampton.

SEPA Mujer: Princess Diner Wage Theft Case Should Encourage Immigrants to Report Abuse

With the assistance of Latina justice advocate groups, the owner and manager of the Princess Diner in Southampton have been arrested and indicted on charges by the New York State Attorney General that they


Maritime

Maritime Festival is Upon Us

For the past 28 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport has celebrated the nautical history of the East End with its Maritime Festival, which continues this year on the


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