05/18/17 6:03am

This Mattituck home is listed for $1,195,000. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Here are 10 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $305,000 to $1,150,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order.

As always, visit realestate.northforker.com to see more listings. (more…)

05/17/17 6:10am
Best restaurants on the North Fork

Clockwise from top left: Noah’s; The Frisky Oyster; Petulant Wino and Jamesport Manor Inn.

One of my favorite experiences reading The New York Times is stumbling across a review of a North Fork restaurant. Whether it’s a food critic’s take on one of my favorite places to eat or a dining spot I’ve never tried, it’s always a welcome sight to see a local place critiqued in the section.

Unfortunately, the Paper of Record decided to stop covering the Long Island dining scene last year.

Last summer, I set out to see just how many restaurants in our coverage area — from Wading River to Orient, including a ferry ride to Shelter Island — The Gray Lady has visited over the years. It was a fascinating trip through local dining history.  (more…)

05/12/17 6:00am
It's Long Island Craft Beer Week. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

It’s Long Island Craft Beer Week. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

It’s that time of year again. I’m not talking about gypsy moth caterpillars or the mass influx of Manhattanites surging east — I mean Long Island Craft Beer Week. Every spring, restaurants, pubs, breweries and tasting rooms celebrate the incredible boom of locally produced craft beer.  (more…)

05/11/17 6:01am
This Mattituck home is on the market for $1,175,000. (Credit: NoFo Real Estate Inc., courtesy)

This Mattituck home is on the market for $1,175,000. (Credit: NoFo Real Estate Inc., courtesy)

Here are 10 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $319,999 to $1,175,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order.

As always, visit realestate.northforker.com to see more listings. (more…)

05/09/17 6:00am
Chris Paparo gives a juvenile snapping turtle a hand in crossing the road. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

Chris Paparo gives a juvenile snapping turtle a hand in crossing the road. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

Just as our favorite North Fork past times change with the seasons, so do the activities of its local wildlife.

March marks the homecoming of osprey from their wintering areas in South America. Our freshwater rivers and streams come alive in April with the schools of alewife that have returned from a treacherous journey from the sea to spawn. As we enter May, another group of animals becomes active and often needs a little helping hand from us from time to time.

Emerging from their underground burrows, our local turtles are waking from their long winter hibernation and will quickly seek out the warmth of the sun for a “recharge.” (more…)