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Valentine’s Day And The Ferris Wheel Enjoy Those North Fork Fairs? Well Your’e Not Gonna Believe This Coney Island never saw anything like that. Today, February 14, is also International Ferris Wheel Day. So move over, Cupid. If it’s true we’re all kids at heart, then fairs, a circus, amusement parks, delight us. Let’s see what giddy, gaudy memories North Forkers have of rides and clowns and cotton candy on this February day, Ferris Wheel Day. The North Fork has its share of fairs – in Greenport, Mattituck, Jamesport and Riverhead to name a few. And of course Greenport is home to that glorious yearround carousel. How special is that! According to Deidre Hawkins, who works in Riverhead, that town’s autumn Country Fair is tops. Deidre is candid enough to say her cooking is only adequate (she does make a good macaroni and cheese taco). So Deidre confesses she goes to the fair mainly for the food. You know, the usual hot dogs and hamburgers, plus jams, breads, funnel cake, donuts, sausage and kielbasa. Some vendors concentrate on foreign food – Italian, Spanish, Polish, Mexican, the list goes on. So Deidre has to make some delicious decisions. Often Mark, Deidre’s husband, accompanies her along with Deidre’s cousins. Of course, always with her is Ryan, Deidre’s not-quite-kindergarten son. Ryan checks out the kiddy rides and then gives full attention to big-people rides. All those fire trucks on display. From little Ryan, we move on to a big guy. He’s Walter Berry of Southold. You may know him as a

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super plumber. Walter’s an integral part of Peconic Plumbing, but he does take time off occasionally, and always on the days of the Greenport Maritime Festival. That festival, a September tradition drawing over 20,000 visitors each year, is Walter’s favorite. Walter’s wife and three children, Brittney, Samantha and Noah, are festival fans, too. What do they like most about the festival? The tall ships, of course. They come from all over the East Coast. And the harbor has fishing contests, live music, arts and crafts demonstrations. It’s a sure bet two-yearold Noah loves the Greenport Pirates. In costume, the pirate troupe sails into Greenport and then roams the town – causing all kinds of mischief. Don’t forget the carousel. Noah likes lots of rides on that. And Daddy Walter? He likes the festival’s chowder contests and eating the baked clams. Walter, a modest fellow usually, was quick to reveal he’s a chowdermaker and serves up his own baked clams. “You’ll never have a better one,” says Walter. That’s it. The sights, sounds, tastes, smells of a fairground. Young and old enjoy it all, especially that big wheel Mr. Ferris gave us back in 1893. Let’s face it. You don’t see Eiffel Towers all over the place. Whereas a Ferris Wheel is always spinning somewhere in this happy world. Even good old Vienna boasts a giant wheel in its Prater amusement park. So the North Fork toasts George Washington Ferris on this February 14. Oh, yes, and Cupid, too.

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By Phyllis Lombardi February 14 is for lovers. That’s what they say. Those who sell Valentine cards, flowers, candy, jewelry. Now I like all that, especially the jewelry, most especially when the jewelry is earrings. If, however, you are without a lover, or perhaps even worse, without candy, take heart. February 14 celebrates something else. I discovered it recently and in a rather roundabout way. In what turned out to be one great book, Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, I learned much about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The planning, the cost, the difficulties faced by Chicago’s movers and shakers. The bitter winter wind off Lake Michigan, the spring mud, the heat of summer. And the names connected with the fair – Frederick Law Olmstead, Buffalo Bill Cody, Daniel Burnham, Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller and H.H. Holmes. That last guy has the distinction of being the first acknowledged serial killer in the United States. Also introduced at the fair were Quaker Oats, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and the Ferris Wheel. I know enough about oatmeal and pancakes, I guess, but I knew nothing about the Ferris Wheel. That’s why today, February 14, is important. It’s the birthday of George Washington Ferris. Born in Pennsylvania, Ferris met the Chicago World’s Fair challenge. To design and build something more exciting and dramatic than France’s Eiffel Tower, introduced to the world only a year before the Chicago fair opened. Build it he did. George’s wheel was big indeed. Every car suspended from it held 60 people. Sixty!

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Dan's Papers Feb. 8, 2008  
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