Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)
It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.
Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too! READ
Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing, you’re in luck. Here are a few scheduled North Fork yard and tag sales on Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. (more…)
The Fork and Anchor crispy chicken sandwich. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Earlier this week, I dropped by East Marion’s Fork and Anchor, which is hands down one of my favorite stops for grab-and-go sandwiches.
As usual, I opted for an email receipt. The proof of purchase was detailed: crispy chicken with Sriracha mayo on sourdough with lettuce, tomato and American cheese.
Our executive editor, Grant Parpan, who has been forwarded all my emails since before I embarked on 12 weeks of maternity leave in May (and who also happens to be my husband), received the receipt, too. His response consisted of just one word:
Paddle boarding instructor Evelyn O’Doherty gives the group some pointers during the Tuesday night community meet-up. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
If the North Fork stand-up paddle boarding community could be considered a tribe, then Chris Dowling is its chief.
Dowling, who along with his wife, Blake, owns One Love Beach surf shop on Main Street in Greenport, started a weekly community meet-up in 2013 for enthusiasts and as a way to introduce beginners to the sport.
If you’re not familiar with this water sport, stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a sort cross between surfing and kayaking. Participants stand on a sturdy board and use a long oar to steer through the water.
So while the waves off the South Shore might beckon surfers to the beaches of Montauk, the mirror-like flat water of Peconic Bay on a calm day is better suited for paddlers (the same can be said for Long Island Sound in favorable conditions.)(more…)
The new Wickham-Prince Bed & Breakfast in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Just steps from Southold’s business district sits a pale green 19th-century Victorian house that has been lovingly restored and is now open for business as a bed and breakfast.
Owners Susan and Doug Looze bought the property last year and now operate it as the Wickham-Prince Bed & Breakfast. The couple, originally from Amherst, Mass., wanted to open the business as a source of income for their later years. A stay at a B&B in Calistoga, Calif., in the Napa Valley — along with the North Fork’s proximity to Susan’s family in Hampton Bays — solidified their decision.
“We’ve stayed in bed and breakfasts before,” said Looze, a physical therapist. “We enjoy them. They seem more homey than going to a hotel.”(more…)
Here are 26 open houses scheduled on the North Fork this weekend, ranging in price from $389,900 to $1.995 million. The property prices are listed in ascending order. Get a sneak peek at the listings here. (more…)