09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

09/20/17 6:01am

A “spontaneous create” on display at The Ranch antique shop in Aquebogue. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Over the summer, curious creatures have popped up on the North Fork, seemingly overnight, in front of businesses and a few homes. Some of the colorful, often spotted, figures appear alone, while others stand in groups like visitors from another world.

Since about 2011, they’ve been fixtures on the South Fork, spotted on telephone poles by passersby, and they are now catching eyes along Main Road.

They are the work of Michael Zotos, 59, of Holtsville, who says there are currently 33 pieces across the East End. (more…)

09/19/17 6:03am

Jess Dunne at KK’s The Farm in Southold. (Credit: Madison Fender, courtesy photo)

Jess Dunne believes in the power of visualization.

The 27-year-old co-owner of Southold’s North Fork Roasting Co. recalled watching Food Network’s Chopped when she was 15 years old and remarking to her father that she had what it takes to compete on the series. It was a dream she harbored while studying pastry making at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program and later while working as a chef at the roastery and for Grace and Grit caterers.

Tonight, that vision becomes reality when she appears on the competitive cooking show screened before an audience of her family and friends — as well as the rest of America. (more…)

09/19/17 6:00am

This East Marion home is listed for $1,100,000. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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This East Marion ranch offers its future owner a private oasis to return home to.

Nestled in front of 10 acres of protected woodland, the home on the 3.5-acre property, which is also across the street from preserved land, isn’t visible to neighbors. (more…)

09/18/17 10:04am

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We love seeing the North Fork through your lens.

Here we have some of our favorite Instagram shots from a beautiful late summer North Fork weekend. One of the reasons we love this time of year is because you will find colorful gourds AND ripe tomatoes at our local farm stands. Also, the weather is just perfect in September.

Follow @northforker1 on Twitter and @The_northforker on Instagram, and use #northforker to share your photos with us. (more…)