Floyd Memorial Library Podcast The Floyd Memorial Library Podcast is dedicated to gathering and preserving the history of the people on the North Fork.Disclaimer: The views expressed in the interviews are solely those of the individuals providing them and do not reflect the opinions of The Floyd Memorial Library or its employees.
Floyd Memorial Library Podcast

Floyd Memorial Library Podcast

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The Floyd Memorial Library Podcast is dedicated to gathering and preserving the history of the people on the North Fork.Disclaimer: The views expressed in the interviews are solely those of the individuals providing them and do not reflect the opinions of The Floyd Memorial Library or its employees.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 55 with Mary Latham, Founder of More Good Today

In this interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mary Latham, the inspiring force behind the "More Good" project. Mary's journey began as a heartfelt response to the overwhelming negativity in the world, sparked by the tragic events of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and deeply influenced by the passing of her beloved mother. Following her mother's advice to focus on positive stories and acts of kindness, Mary set out on a mission to find and share these stories across America. We discussed the origins of her mission, her experiences traveling to all 50 states in her mother's old Subaru, and the remarkable tales of good deeds she encountered along the way. Mary shared insights into the transformative power of focusing on positivity, the incredible hospitality she received from strangers, and her plans to compile these stories into a book. Our conversation delved into the impact her project has had on communities and individuals, the lessons she learned from her travels, and her ongoing efforts to spread the message of "More Good". https://www.moregood.today/

Episode 54 with Louisa Hargrave, The Pioneer of Long Island Wine

We talk to Louisa Hargrave about her ancestry and her time in college, as well as how she decided to move to the North Fork of Long Island, where she and her husband started the first vineyard on Long Island. We also discuss some of the initial challenges they faced and how the area developed over time. Additionally, we explore her thoughts on the area today and her hopes for the future of the North Fork and its wine region.

Episode 53 with Beth Young, Editor and Publisher of the East End Beacon

We speak with Beth Young, the Editor and Publisher of the East End Beacon, about her ancestry and her childhood on the North Fork. We delve into her journey into journalism, including her experiences working for the Sag Harbor Express and the East Hampton Press, and her time at Columbia University, where she earned her master's degree in journalism. Beth also shares her story of returning to the North Fork to work for the Suffolk Times before founding her own newspaper, the East End Beacon. We discuss the challenges and changes in journalism and her hopes for the future of the North Fork.

Episode 52 with David Abatelli, Former Greenport Village Administrator

We speak with David Abatelli, the former Greenport Village administrator, about his ancestry and childhood in Queens. He shares stories of his time in the Navy and his journey to the East End of Long Island, initially settling in Hampton Bays before moving to Greenport, where he became actively involved in the community. David discusses the challenges the village faced and the improvements made during his tenure. Additionally, he shares his hopes for the future of the North Fork.

Episode 51 with John Ross, Veteran Chef of the North Fork, Former Owner of Ross' North For...

We spoke with Chef John Ross about his ancestry and childhood in Canada and the suburbs of Detroit. Our conversation delved into how he developed an interest in cooking, his journey through various jobs, and his eventual move to the East Coast. From there, he made his way to the South Fork before settling on the North Fork, where he opened his own restaurant in Southold. We also discussed the future of the area.

Episode 51 with John Ross, Veteran Chef of the North Fork, Former Owner of Ross' North For...

Episode 50 with Carrie Mullins, Author of The Book of Mothers: How Literature Can Help Us ...

We sit down with Carrie Mullins to discuss her ancestry and childhood in Greenwich Village. Our conversation explores her early passion for history and writing, as well as her tenure as the former National Editor at the James Beard Award–winning website Serious Eats. We delve into the inspiration behind her new book, "The Book of Mothers: How Literature Can Help Us Reinvent Modern Motherhood," and her vision for the future of motherhood. Additionally, we touch on her journey to the North Fork.

Episode 50 with Carrie Mullins, Author of The Book of Mothers: How Literature Can Help Us ...

Episode 49 with Thomas Halaczinsky, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer and Author.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Thomas Halaczinsky, a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and author, about his fascinating journey. He shared insights into his ancestry and childhood in Germany and how his early passion for art and writing began. We also discussed his decision to move to New York City, his immersion in the vibrant art scene. Thomas elaborated on his recent work involving Plum Island and his ongoing documentary project. He also provided details about his current exhibition, "Manhattan to Plum Island: Mysteries of the New York Archipelago." Lastly, he shared his hopes for the future of Plum Island and the North Fork region.

Episode 49 with Thomas Halaczinsky, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer and Author.

Episode 48 with Hector deCordova, Artist and Owner of deCordova Studio & Gallery

We talk to Hector deCordova about his ancestry and his childhood growing up in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan. He shares how he developed an interest in the arts, which led him to attend Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Hector also reflects on living on his own in New York City at an early age. Our conversation covers his time in the Navy and his studies in interior design at Parsons. Eventually, we discuss his journey to the East End, starting on the South Fork and later moving to the North Fork, where he opened his own gallery.

Episode 48 with Hector deCordova, Artist and Owner of deCordova Studio & Gallery

Episode 47 with David Nyce, Former Mayor of Greenport

We talked to David Nyce, one of the former mayors of Greenport, about his ancestry and childhood. He shared how he decided to move out west to Los Angeles and the reasons behind his decision to return to New York City. He then explained how he eventually chose to settle in Greenport, get involved in the community, and run for mayor. Finally, we discussed his thoughts on the area today.

Episode 46 with George Giannaris, Chef/Owner of Hellenic Restaurant

We talk to George Giannaris, chef and owner of Hellenic Restaurant. We discuss his ancestry, his childhood growing up in Queens, and how his family eventually moved to the North Fork. We also cover how the restaurant got started, how it has evolved over the years, some new features of the restaurant, and what he thinks of the North Fork today.