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An early spring, and homeowners eager to celebrate it, has landscapers and their equipment out in force, waking the cicadas.  To better serve its citizens and preserve our …

On May 18, Rotary District 7255 held their annual Day of Service.   Each Rotary Club in the district picked a project that would benefit their community. The Rotary Clubs of The Moriches, …

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

Sue Wicks tackled 40-mile-an-hour winds straight out of the east with a cold, sleety rain while harvesting kelp on Moriches Bay, the day of her interview. Her kelp and oyster farm, 3 acres, is …

Wendy Moore had a hand in helping Sue Wicks develop her kelp farm. She is also doing it for others. “Last fall, I drafted a slide deck explaining the infrastructure needed for …

The Moriches Anglers will host their annual Shark Tournament on June 22 at 6 p.m. At the event, there will winners and raffles. This year, the club will be limiting the sharks to only threshers …

The Foundation for Wildlife and Sustainability recently announced summer camp programs for children aged 4 to 13 at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. Camp Zoom will run from July 1 through …

For more than 27 years, GP Landscape Design has been servicing the local community and beyond with custom tailored property care as well as unique design/ build installations.  Install work …

The sudden mid-January chill forced most living beings to seek shelter.  Few ventured out to Center Moriches’ main shopping areas.   What traffic there was moved quickly through …

Twelve-year-old Moriches farmer Matt Gartelman recently celebrated his season opener in late April. His farm stand is now open this May at 87 Bernstein Boulevard with an official schedule on his …

A rare New Jersey earthquake ranked 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale was reported on April 5 at 10:23 a.m. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the earthquake hit west of Manhattan and was felt …

“Blij dat je hier bent!” is Dutch for “Glad you are here!”   It’s a greeting you will hear at the 2024 Long Island Tulip Fest at Waterdrinker Farms.  …

“Every day I run and walk in our beautiful hamlet, but my heart sinks at the sight of garbage along our streets—everywhere!” said East Moriches resident Doug DeFeo. To combat …

It’s gonna cost you dearly if you illegally dump. On Feb. 29, Timothy Hughes of Shirley, who was charged with illegally dumping a 24-foot boat in the Pine Barrens in Manorville earlier in …

The Moriches Bay Garden Club currently has about 30 active members, with plans to expand. It’s not just about flowers, but also about fun and friendship—while also learning and growing, …

An approach to landscaping that’s taken root in Suffolk County has established a home at the Havens Homestead in Center Moriches. Its team of master gardeners work to recreate garden beds with …

Scott Maskin, of SUNation, partnered with the Marty Lyons Foundation to use solar to help fund wishes. Bentley, of Manorville, is battling bone cancer. At 11-years-old, Bentley got injured …

Last month, the weather forecast predicted more than 5 inches of snow across on the South Shore and up to 7 inches along the North Shore of Brookhaven Town. Pictured is a view of the water off Main …

All you need is your library card to start planting a variety of seeds, provided by your very own local Center Moriches Library. “The mission of our seed library is to provide information, …

Twelve-year-old Matt Gartelman moved to the Moriches in 2022 from Wantagh in Nassau County with his family, seeking a life with more outdoors and space. As a first-generation farm manager, he found …

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