02/09/16 6:09am
Greenport singer/songwriter Julia King, whose new album ³The Morning After² was released in January, will perform at Lieb Cellars on Friday, February 12. (Credit: Madison Fender photo)

Greenport singer/songwriter Julia King, whose new album ³The Morning
After² was released in January, will perform at Lieb Cellars on Friday,
February 12. (Credit: Madison Fender photo)

The songs of North Fork singer/songwriter Julia King tell tales of both brief dalliances and long-lasting romance.

From the empty bottles of the evening to the strong cups of coffee the next day, the Greenport resident’s anthems are full of universal truths. At 28, she’s had her share of heartbreak, and has given herself permission to feel all the emotions that come along with it.

“The most important thing is to stop judging yourself for your desires or what you’ve done in the past,” King said. “Songwriting is like touching the hearts of other people. Through my suffering I can understand yours.”

And coffee may be the nectar for the local singer songwriter’s new folk rock album “The Morning After,” which was released in January. But wine is a close second. (more…)

02/08/16 6:02am
Dried Irish moss. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

Dried Irish moss. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

Winter is one of my favorite times of the year to visit the beach.

The once crowded beaches are now deserted leaving you to peacefully enjoy nature. As I discussed in last month’s column, there are many fascinating species of waterfowl that can be observed at no other time of year. After a winter storm event, you will be treated to spectacular tundra-like views of ice and snow.

Now granted, unless you are a member of the local Polar Bear Club, the idea of taking a swim is off the table. However, even without getting your feet wet, there is so much marine life to encounter on the winter beach. (more…)

02/07/16 10:37am
Isabelle inside the farm's greenhouse Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Isabelle inside the farm’s greenhouse Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Hal Goodale of Goodale Farms in Riverhead is anxiously awaiting the first kid of the season to be born at his farm.

Isabelle, pictured above, is two weeks overdue and the farm has been without goat’s milk for the past couple of weeks, he said.  (more…)