12/02/16 10:15am
Christmas Cutchogue helicopter

Santa arrives by helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

It may be the busiest time of year for Santa Claus, but he has managed to schedule some visits on the North Fork this holiday season. Get your wish list ready and head out to these locations to meet St. Nick!

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12/02/16 6:02am
Harbes Vineyard Syrah

Harbes Vineyard 2014 Syrah. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Red blend.

That’s the reality of most local red wine, and while a lot of it is good, even the most die-hard Long Island wine lover wants something a little different — at least occasionally. There’s other stuff out here, but a lot of it isn’t particularly interesting.

It won’t be released until spring, but Harbes Vineyard 2014 Syrah is a nice change for folks suffering from typically Long Island red fatigue. (more…)

12/02/16 5:59am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The crowd at Noah's on Front Street Sunday.

The crowd at The Frisky Oyster during Shellabration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork? Northforker has you covered.

Here are eight events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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12/01/16 9:49am

For Rachel Johnson, home is where the beach is.

It’s a major reason the Mattituck native has never left Long Island: No matter where you head, the water is always nearby.

Now, the 35-year-old mother of three has parlayed that love into her business, North Fork Sea and Sky, by making jewelry using sea glass she finds at local beaches.

“[Sea glass is] something that’s jaded and garbage, but turns into something that’s really pretty and awesome,” she said during a recent interview at her Aquebogue home. (more…)

12/01/16 6:02am
Ugly sweater party

Krista and Rob Wicklund of Hampton Bays at last year’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. (Credit: Madison Fender)

It’s time to pull out that ugly holiday sweater from the back of your closet and wear it with pride!

Maureen’s Haven will host its 2nd annual ugly Christmas sweater party at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic next Friday, December 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more…)