05/11/17 1:10pm
Lauren and Bill Tancredi

Lauren and Bill Tancredi inside their new store, Sprout Natural Parenting. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

There are many reasons for progressive-minded parents to stop into the all new Sprout Natural Parenting store, which is located just off Greenport’s Front Street and opens today.

But if you have a toddler who has shown resistance to potty training, these two words might just be your saving grace — tiny toilet. (more…)

05/09/17 11:52am
Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

North Fork visitors are used to tastings of merlot, cabernet franc and chardonnay.

But how about a flight of pecan caramels, marshmallow squares and toffee bark with almond and dark chocolate?

Hampton Chocolate Factory, which opened a Westhampton Beach storefront one year ago, is expanding to Greenport this summer. The new shop will be located at 117 Main Street, right next to Claudio’s.  (more…)

03/27/17 5:20pm
The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The event began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The Taylor’s Island Foundation held a vintage wine tasting fundraiser Saturday at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport.

The event, which was held on Greek Independence Day, began with a Champagne toast honoring the life and legacy of S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares). He bequeathed Taylor’s Island to Shelter Island Town.

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02/14/17 6:00am
Credit: Courtesy photo

There will be a silent auction for these wooden fish at the event. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin which was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).

In 1937, S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares) expanded the cabin by adding a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, foyer and landmark tower with a catwalk to the original Taylor’s Island cabin. In 2007, the cabin was added to the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Greek Independence Day, the Taylor’s Island Foundation is celebrating S. Gregory Taylor at Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling Street, Greenport. The celebration includes two events — an open house in the afternoon followed by a wine tasting in the evening. (more…)