Eastport Community Notes, January 30

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“Live on the Vine” is a six-week mid-winter music festival that takes place on the North Fork beginning on Saturday, February 8, and runs through Sunday, March 16. This year marks the seventh annual festival, which features music and other events at wineries and local businesses.“Live on the Vine” is a collaborative effort involving the East End Arts Council, the Long Island Wine Council and the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. It’s quickly becoming a popular way to not only boost the local economy during the cold winter months but also is a great way to discover what the North Fork has to offer in the way of music, food, wine and even hard cider!

Music from rock to jazz to country to blue grass to concert piano recitals will be offered on weekends over the next six weeks. Wineries such as the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Bedell Cellars, Clovis Point, Diliberto Winery, Duck Walk, Jamesport Vineyard, Martha Clara and others will offer warm tasting rooms and live music for everyone to enjoy. A relatively new establishment called Woodside Orchards offers several different types of hard cider. They are located on Route 25 in Jamesport and will be open all winter.

For all information on “Live on the Vine,” check out www.liwinterfest.com.

The cold weather has brought life to the local ponds and I so enjoy seeing people ice skating and playing hockey on a skating rink that Mother Nature made! And speaking of ice, there is an icicle over 6 feet long hanging off my roof!

“Quiz Night” is back! Put on your thinking caps and bring a team of your friends for a night of trivia fun. Sponsored by and benefiting the Moriches Community Center, the next Quiz Night will take place on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m., at the Sea Cove Restaurant located at 361 Main Street in Center Moriches.

The cost is $10 per player (in advance) or $12 at the door. Teams of up to six people are eligible to compete for prizes. There will be a cash bar, raffles and more. Call (631) 878-3267 for more information.

Congratulations to Karlin McIntyre of Eastport who was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Roger Williams University. Karlin is majoring in elementary education. Roger Williams University is located in Bristol, Rhode Island.

The next meeting of the Eastport South Manor Music Boosters will take place on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:15 p.m. All parents of music students are encouraged to attend. An upcoming fundraiser to help defray the cost for the kids to perform at Carnegie Hall will take place in the form of a pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 8, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Applebee’s in Shirley.

Tickets are $10 each. Call (631) 878-3393 for more information. “Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.”

Have a good week, everyone!

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