11/09/18 5:41am

A sea star is perhaps the most recognizable echinoderm. (Credit: Chris Paparo/Fish Guy Photos)

The terms fish, crustacean, mollusk, and even cephalopod are marine terms that most people are familiar with, as they are often the “centerpiece” of many dinner feasts.

The word echinoderm on the other hand, is one that is rarely discussed around the dinner table. Translated from the Greek language, the term echinoderm means “spiny skinned.” It is a phylum (group) containing roughly six thousand organisms that are only found living in marine environments.  (more…)

11/05/18 6:04am

Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island is a great hiking spot not too far off the North Fork. (Credit: David Benthal)

With so many North Fork destinations based on the North and South roads, it’s easy to miss some of the more scenic and relaxing drives the area has to offer.

And if you stop only at the beaches and vineyards for fresh air, you’ll miss the zen of our trails.  (more…)

11/04/18 7:00pm

Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”  

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork.  (more…)