10/02/16 11:23am
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill, have created a gnome tree on their property, which is located next to the bakery and farm stand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, reside next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North Fork farmhouse built in 1860.

After one heavy snowstorm last February, the top of a beautiful old maple tree — some 40 plus feet tall — was ripped off. While Wayne was trying to figure out how to cut the tree down, Marianne had other ideas.

She took to the internet and found some inspiration on Pinterest. (more…)

04/05/16 6:02am

1497-peconic-bay-blvd-image-9The perfect beach house is waiting for you on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Laurel.

Set on a private road and surrounded by nearly three quarters of an acre of land, this property offers plenty of quiet privacy and a beautiful beach.

“This house is going to go very quickly,” said real estate agent Kristy Naddell of Douglas Elliman. “We have had so much activity on it.” (more…)

12/13/15 6:01am
A horse wrapped in a blanket at Hedgewood Farms in Laurel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A horse wrapped in a blanket at Hedgewood Farms in Laurel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With temperature highs reaching the low 60s this week, we wondered why the horses at Hedgewood Farm in Laurel could be seen wrapped in blankets.

So we asked Dawn Hommel, who owns the 12 acre horse boarding facility with her mother Jeanette, why that is. (more…)