11/01/13 3:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trick or treating on Smith Street.

A stormy Halloween didn’t dampen the spirits of the ghouls, princesses, cowboys, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their friends who paraded through Center, ate hot dogs and macaroni and cheese at the firehouse, then went trick or treating on Smith Street.

The two youngest members of the gang slept through the whole event. There was shaving cream and silly string and glow lights. And lots of candy.

Photos by JoAnn Kirkland and Beverlea Walz

09/23/13 9:11am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO

East End Seaport Museum and the Village of Greenport hosted the 24th annual Maritime Festival this weekend.

The festival featured ship tours, artisan craft vendors, live music, pirate shows, boat races, children’s storytelling, contests, demonstrations and exhibits. Lighthouse tours to ‘Bug’ Light will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

New events this year, both in Mitchell Park, included the children’s Little Merfolk contest and an oyster shucking demonstration and exhibit.

09/21/13 4:56pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The 24th annual Greenport Maritime Festival parade was held Saturday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The 24th annual Greenport Maritime Festival parade was held Saturday.

The East End Seaport & Maritime Foundation and the Village of Greenport hosted the 24th annual Maritime Festival Saturday under sometimes cloudy, sometimes sunny skies.

Thousands flocked to the Village to enjoy antique boat displays, craft vendors and the traditional parade. Local restaurants offered up food and drink, and pirates roamed the streets.

Over two dozen mermaids and mermen took part in a Little Merfolk costume contest which was won by seven-year-old Kaitlyn Heath of Southold.

The festival continues with fireworks at 9 p.m. tonight and a full day of activities on Sunday.

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09/19/13 5:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The crowd of pink poses last Saturday at Crescent Beach.

Real men wore pink.

And so did the women, kids and dogs. Pink was everywhere on Crescent Beach last Saturday when more than 200 people came together on a beautiful afternoon for the annual ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ photo shoot. The event was ‘not so much about raising money as it was about raising awareness,’ according to organizer Towny Montant, who started the event to honor his late wife, Teresa, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2011.

Island businesses donated appetizers, served by members of the Shelter Island School National Honor Society. There was also a raffle and a bean bag toss for kids and adults, and a chance to sign up for “Team Flamingo,” which will participate in the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk that takes place on Saturday, October 19. All proceeds go to the local breast cancer beneficiaries of the 5K.

A committee of seven Islanders including Towny, Debbie Speeches, Ann Marie and Vinnie Seddio, Louise Clark and Anne and Bob DeStefano organized the event. Ann Marie and JoAnn Pushkin, both breast cancer survivors, spoke about the need for routine mammograms and the push for legislation for doctors to inform women if they have dense breast tissue.

Most of all it was a chance to greet friends and offer support for a good cause.

08/11/13 8:59am

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Corso family’s home in Cutchogue was the host for the ELIH fundraising gala Saturday.

Eastern Long Island Hospital held its annual North Fork Bounty fundraising gala at the Corso Family residence in Cutchogue Saturday.

Local restaurants and vineyards were the culinary sponsors for the event and offered some of the finest food the North Fork has to offer.

A luxury raffle and silent auction was held after guests finished dinner.