Grain Surfboards/Stick + Stone in the red barn on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett is usually a gathering place for those who share a passion for surfboards, hand tools, and Zen. On Sunday, December 16, Aynsley and Brian Schopfer invited about a dozen of their favorite fellow East End artisans to share their own handcrafted creations of jewelry, ceramics, leather, fiber arts, photography, art, apparel, woodwork, soaps, lotions, fresh wreaths and more, at their one-day Artisan Holiday Market.
The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the “United for Kindness” award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22.The Riverhead Peacemakers are a fourth grade student-led anti-bullying movement started by Morgan Dunn, now in ninth grade, when she was at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. The Peacemakers in both schools meet with Shannon Kutner, Riverhead Community Awareness Program’s elementary school social worker, during recess to discuss ways to prevent and reduce bullying in their schools. In January, the students assisted their schools by organizing student and staff participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, as well as other activities.