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The roller rink at Greenport’s Burton Potter Post 185 American Legion has reopened for public skating for the first time in over 10 years. The rink shut down operations in 2007 and although renovations began four years later, they were halted after Hurricane Sandy damaged the building.

The rink offers various themed skate sessions which can be found on the legion’s website, including private skate parties, 21-and-over skate night, teen skate, family skate, and public skate. Visit for the schedule. The legion is located at 131 Third Street in Greenport.

Caci opens on Shelter Island

What was formerly The Tavern on Shelter Island will reopen as an Italian restaurant Caci Shelter Island in May 2018, the owners announced via their website.

The restaurant will receive an ambience change, from al fresco to fireside, complementing the refreshed chic décor. According to the webpage, Caci will feature seasonally driven menus and utilize local produce and fish. Like its sister restaurant in Southold, Caci Shelter Island will offer northern Italian cuisine, but it is currently unknown if Caci head chef Marco Pellegrini will lead both restaurants.

Southold leaf and brush cleanup

The Town of Southold is offering its “Spring Leaf & Brush Cleanup Program,” servicing residents from Laurel to Orient Point.

Beginning Monday, April 16, yard debris and branches residents would like removed are to be placed in orderly piles near the street for easy removal by highway crews.

Stumps and trees will not be removed, and branches must not exceed eight feet. Call the Southold Town Highway Department at 631-765-3140 for more information.

Work for the jitney

The Hampton Jitney is holding an employment open house on Wednesday, April 4 from 11 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturday, April 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Positions available include motor coach drivers (with CDL or permit), mechanics, customer service representatives, hosts, and reservation agents. Benefits include overtime and holiday pay, medical, 401k with employer match, vacation, flexible hours, and night and weekend shifts. Those interested can apply online at or call 631-283-4600, ext. 314 for more information. The open house will be at 253 Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

Lunch & Learn

The Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead offers a “Healthy Lunch & Learn” program on the first Wednesday of every month. On April 4, community members can attend a “Diabetes Prevention” class, from noon to 1 PM. The class will cover various ways to prevent the disease and educate attendees on healthy life choices they can make.

Classes offered in the following months include “Reducing Risk of Stroke Through Nutrition” in May, and “Super Foods and Cancer Prevention” in June. The hospital is located at 1300 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead and the classes take place in Conference Room A and B on the second floor.

Kids Week

It’s “Kids’ Week” at Riverhead’s Suffolk County Historical Society, which offers a children’s museum experience from April 4 to 7 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. All museum signage is temporarily reinterpreted for children, touch-table educational play stations have been created for hands-on experiences. Free admission for children and $5 per adult. For more information, call 631-727-2881.

The society is offering an exhibit called “Collective Identity: Photographs & Tintype Images Celebrating African and Native American Diversity in 19th-Century Eastville.” It will be on display at its Gish Gallery through May 23.

“Over Here, Over There: Long Island & the Great War,” an exhibit commemorating the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War is available for view in the society’s Grand Staas Gallery until April 28.

The historical society is also offering “Spotlight Series: The Paintings. Highlights from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibit is on display in its Weathervane Galley until June 16.

Veterans day wedding giveback

Brecknock Hall at Peconic Landing in Greenport is currently seeking applicants for the eighth annual “Veterans Day Wedding Giveback.” The community project provides one service couple with the wedding of their dreams at no cost, thanks to local businesses and area volunteers.

The contest is open to current and veteran service members. At least one partner must have served or be serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Applicants can visit to enter. The application deadline is Friday, April 20.

Compiled by Jade Eckardt