12/15/17 6:04am

Jingle shells discovered by northforker nature columnist Chris Paparo. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

We have been fortunate this autumn with above-average temperatures and exceptional weather that has allowed us to continue visiting the shore long after Labor Day has passed. As I sit here writing this article, however, we are in the midst of our first snow storm and an extended weather forecast that looks like “Old Man Winter” will finally be waking up and making his presence known. For many, this will put an end to visiting the beach. For those who are brave enough to endure the cold, the beach is full of treasures just waiting to be found.  (more…)

08/13/17 6:48am

Sparkling Pointe has been named New York’s Winery of the Year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.  (more…)

11/16/16 6:00am

The first Monday in November is a date that gets every seafood lover’s mouth salivating.

It is opening day of bay scallop season.

These delicious morsels are only available during the winter months and the demand is always high for them. In the days leading up to the opener, scallopers ready their dredges, dig out their viewing boxes, and service their dive gear. (more…)

11/03/16 4:41pm
Horton Point Lighthouse

A view up the staircase inside the Horton Point Lighthouse. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

For centuries lighthouses have thrilled and fascinated people with their sense of mystery, sea lore and romance.

Author Eric Jay Dolin writes about these beacons of light, including some on Long Island, in his new book, “Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse.”

He comes to the North Fork this weekend to discuss America’s lighthouses and sign copies of his book. (more…)

10/31/16 6:00am
Old burying grounds like this one in Cuthogue are located on the North Fork. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Old burying grounds like this one in Cutchogue are located on the North Fork. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

In the midst of carving pumpkins and picking out Halloween costumes, the fall season’s brisk weather is also ideal for strolling through the North Fork’s oldest and most historic cemeteries.

Here’s a roundup of a few recommended sites and some notable headstones to look out for during your visit.

Click on the tabs below for details about Old Burying Ground in Cutchogue (2); Southold Presbyterian Cemetery (3); Old Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck (4); East Marion Cemetery (5); and more (6).