Apple Picking in Our Area!09/01/2020 - 1:00 AM
|Here's a list of orchards in our area that offer a variety of apples to snap right off the tree:
HANK'S PUMPKINTOWN, 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays through Oct. Varieties: McIntosh, Macoun, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Empire, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Mutsu, Suncrisp, Cortland, SnowSweet. Fee: About $25 for 10-pound bag, 4 person limit per bag. Local apple cider and hard cider for sale, too.
HARBES ORCHARD, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-369-1111 or 631-298-0700, harbesorchard.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and select weekdays through Oct., check website for more up-to-date info. Varieties: Honeycrisp, Jonagold, McIntosh, Fuji, Cameo, Aztec Rose Fuji, Suncrisp, Enterprise, Maslin Pink Lady, Gala and Shizuoka (golden, large, similar to a Mutsu) Fee: From $14 a person for ages 3 and older.
HAYDEN'S ORCHARD, 561 Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River, 631-929-1115. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. Varieties: Cortland, McIntosh, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala. Fee: $2 a pound.
LEWIN FARMS / BAITING HOLLOW NURSERIES, Fresh Pond Avenue, Calverton, 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and holidays early Sept. through mid-Oct. Varieties: Gala, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Rome, Macoun, Mutsu and Fuji. Fee: $2.25 a pound; $8 minimum per adult and $5 ages 5-12 minimum purchase required; 5 cents for bags, $4 for baskets to carry apples, or bring your own bags and baskets.
SEVEN PONDS ORCHARD, 65 Seven Ponds Rd., Water Mill, 631-726-8015, nwsdy.li/3iieYOC. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. Varieties: Ginger Gold, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Fuji, Granny Smith, SnowSweet and Jonagold. Fee: From $14 for 2 people for a half peck bag (5 pounds); $24 for four people for a 10-pound bag. Apple cider and roasted corn for sale, too.
THE MILK PAIL, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com. Hours 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and holidays through Oct. Varieties: McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Milk Pail 24, Milk Pail 49, Milk Pail 50, Idared, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Gold Rush and Pink Lady. Fee: $50 for a large bag (20 pounds), $14 for a small bag (5 pounds). Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider.
WICKHAM'S FRUIT FARM, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sundays. Varieties: Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Jonagold, Razor, Braeburn, Winesap, Cameo, Red Delicious, Empire, Snap Dragon, Ruby Frost. Fee: $20-$40. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider
WINDY ACRES FARM, 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-727-4554, nwsdy.li/2DulNOb. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Oct. Varieties: McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Mutsu and Granny Smith. Fee: $10 ages 2 and older includes 4 ½-pound bag; $30 15-pound box. Farm stand sells local apple cider.
WOODSIDE ORCHARDS, 729 Main Rd. (Route 25), Aquebogue, woodsideorchards.com, 631-722-5770. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thur.- Sun., 11:30-5:30 weekdays (closed Wed.) Labor Day thru Oct. Varieties 6, including Idared, Red Delicious, Gala, and Mutsu. Fee $17 for a 12-15-pound bag per group. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider, cider doughnuts, pies, apple breads and candy apples and offers hard cider tastings.
WOODSIDE ORCHARDS, 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport, 631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays, Sept. through Oct. Varieties Gala, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Braeburn, Cortland, Mutsu, Arkansas Black and Granny Smith. Fee $17 for a 12- to 15-pound bag per group. Farm stand sells fresh-pressed apple cider, cider doughnuts, pies, apple breads and candy apples and offers hard cider tastings.
Suffolk County Beaches That Remain Open!09/09/2020 - 1:00 AM
|After Labor Day, aka the unofficial end of summer, some area beaches are still open to visitors to enjoy lower parking fees, sun and surf. These beaches still have lifeguards on duty:
HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, Montauk; parks.ny.gov; 631-668-2554. Lifeguards: on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 20 Fee: $10 for parking until Sept. 13; free parking after Sept. 13
GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, Kings Park The beach is open sunrise to sunset daily, parks.ny.gov; 631-269-4333. Lifeguards: on duty daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Sept. 20 Fee: $10 for parking until Sept. 20; free on weekdays after Sept. 20; $8 weekends after Sept. 20 until mid-November
MAIN BEACH end of Ocean Avenue off Montauk Highway, East Hampton easthamptonvillage.org. Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 Fee: Resident or nonresident beach parking pass required through Sept. 15; Free on Sept. 19-20
INDIAN WELLS end of Indian Wells Highway, Amagansett ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417. Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 Fee: open to East Hampton town residents only
ATLANTIC AVENUE BEACH, end of Atlantic Avenue off Route 27, Amagansett ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417. Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 Fee: Must have East Hampton resident pass on your car to park at the beach. Nonresidents can walk in but can not park with resident pass on your car.
DITCH PLAINS, off Ditch Plains Road, Montauk ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417. Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 Fee: East Hampton residents only. Must have resident pass on your car to park at the beach.
KIRK PARK Beach, off Route 27, west of the village, Montauk ehamptonny.gov, 631-324-2417 Lifeguards: on duty 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 13 and Sept. 19-20 Fee: must have resident pass on your car to park at the beach; $35 to nonresidents.
WILDWOOD STATE PARK, Wading River The beach is set on the Long Island Sound. Open sunrise to sunset daily. Lifeguards: on duty weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Sept. 20; parks.ny.gov; 631-929-4314. Fee: Free on weekends; $10 weekends until Sept. 20; $8 on weekends after Sept. 20 until Oct. 12
MLHS Open House09/19/2020 - 1:00 AM
|Mattituck Laurel Historical Society & Museums
P.O. Box 766, Main Road (Route 25), Mattituck, NY 11952
mlhistoricalsociety.org • email@example.com
Open by Appointment or when Open Flag is out! (Special tours available)
Open House at 1790 School House
Eagle Scout Justin Garbarino has been working for some time with his Boy Scout Troop 39 to create a new exhibit in the 1790 School. He re-imagined the school house interior. Four farmhouse benches were built using reclaimed pine wood, based on a 1700s drawing he found during his research. School related artifacts annotated with historical documentation were distributed throughout the school house and he placed a donated Windsor chair in the schoolhouse. Finally, he draped a replica "76" flag from the 1976 Bicentennial across the back wall and installed a glass cabinet to display original and replica school items.
The work took place from fall of 2019 until May 2020. The schoolhouse had set unused for some time.
Garbarino's work has now been completed, and will be on public exhibit for the first time during an Open House on September 19. We will celebrate the newly curated exhibits on the grounds of the Historical Society on Saturday, September19, from 11 AM to 4PM. We plan to have Girl and Boy Scouts recreate the feeling of the late 18th Century on Long Island with a table for calligraphy and quill-writing, a station for outdoor cooking, butter churning, antique items, woodworking, a demo with milk paint, and more.
Refreshments will include homemade baked goods and a drink station. We will also provide tours of the buildings guided by docents in period dress. Towards the end of the Open House, we will have a brief ceremony to honor those who have contributed to the 1790s Schoolhouse project.
Admission will be FREE!
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, the MLHS will be using 'best practices' during this event, including:
• Attendee self-distancing (6 feet spacing)
• All attendees MUST wear a mask
for the safety and protection of all who attend. If you feel you cannot do so, please do not attend.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available to those who need them.
Southold American Legion Golf ClassicMonday, September 21st - 11:00 AM
Island's End Golf & Country Club
|The Southold American Legion Post 803 is holding their 27th Golf Classic on Monday, September 21st at Island's End Golf and Country Club in Greenport. The event will be in Honor of 1st Lt. George Sullivan. THE SULLIVAN SCRAMBLE.
The fee is $165.00 per player and includes Brunch at 11:00 AM, Cart, Range Balls Food & Beverages on the course. A shotgun start at 12:30 PM. Numerous prizes for closest to pin and line and longest drive. After golf there will be an open bar & Hors d'oeuvers and a Sliced Prime Rib Dinner.
Please contact Bob Bittner at (631) 680-6244 or Charles Sanders at (631) 702-3083 to make your arrangements.
Southampton Fire Department Blood DriveTuesday, September 29th - 12:00 PM
470 Hampton Road, Southampton
|The Southampton Fire Department is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, September 29th from Noon to 7:15pm at the Southampton Fire House on the corner of Hampton Road & Narrow Lane in Southampton.
Complimentary hot chowder will be available generously donated by Schmidt's. Drink lots of fluids before donating and please bring identification.
Call to make an appointment: (800) 933-2566