11/15/17 6:01am
Ann Currie-Bell

Lori Guyer inside the Ann Currie-Bell house. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

While visiting a furniture sale held by the Southold Historical Society this past summer, an antique wooden cabinet caught the eye of interior designer Lori Guyer.

When Guyer, the owner of White Flower Farmhouse in Southold, inquired about the price of the cabinet, she was told she could have it for free on one condition: She had to agree to decorate the Ann Currie-Bell House for the historical society’s first Home for the Holidays Show House fundraiser.

“We have always decorated the house for the candlelight tour the day after Thanksgiving,” explained Karen Lund-Rooney, executive director of Southold Historical Society. “We thought this year — since Lori is decorating it for the very first time and she’s well known for her good eye for decorating — we would open it up as a show house for the general public and have an opportunity for people to see the decorations and hear a little bit about the history of the house.” (more…)

11/14/17 6:03am

Matthew Forrest wants to spread his philosophy on health and wellness to the Riverhead community

The Riverhead resident opened Feelin O2 Good, a Riverside oxygen bar and wellness center, at the beginning of October with the hope of helping anyone who walks through its doors live a healthier, happier life.

“The four pillars of wellness I primarily focus on through this venue are alkalinity, oxygenation, supplementation and detoxification,” Forrest said. “[With] these four pillars incorporated into somebody’s personal life, you’re guaranteed to have a degree of wellness.” (more…)

11/14/17 6:00am

This Cutchogue home is listed for $2,100,000. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty courtesy photo)

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This shingle-style home in Cutchogue offers all the benefits of waterfront living, without the worry that comes along with it.

The Fleetwood Road home features a dock, which can accommodate a boat of up to 30 feet. The house is also located 12 to 15 feet above water, which mitigates flood risk.

Nestled on East Creek, residents are treated to views of Haywaters Cove and out toward Nassau Point and Cutchogue Harbor.

“It’s really all about the views and the dockage and the proximity to the bay,” said listing agent Matthew Gillies, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Real Estate. “The owner is an avid fisherman and sportsman and it’s the perfect setup.” (more…)

11/13/17 10:51am

We love seeing the North Fork “Through Your Lens.”

It took long enough, but it finally feels like fall on the NoFo. And your Instagram photos from this weekend capture that perfectly.

Use #northforker to be featured on this page or in an upcoming issue of northforker magazine. And be sure to follow us on Instagram, @the_northforker. (more…)

11/13/17 6:06am

Turkeys at Miloski’s Poultry Farm in Calverton. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

When it comes to turkey, fresh, frozen and kosher are the three mainstream choices consumers face today. That said, certified organic, free-range and heritage breed (sustainably raised old-fashioned breeds that were once common on American farms) are increasingly available. You’ll pay top dollar for them, but typically they will reward you with great flavor.

And don’t feel beholden to the American standard-bearer of birds. Long Island offers a wealth of diversity and the North Fork’s sprawling farms offer everything from duck to guinea hen. Here are five poultry farms you should consider for your holiday feasts. (more…)

11/13/17 6:01am
Christmas Cutchogue helicopter

Santa arrives by helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

As the holidays approach, the North Fork offers no shortage of events to get into the festive spirit.

Here are 27 holiday happenings — from Santa arriving by helicopter in Cutchogue to a shellfish celebration in Greenport to a Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot  — to keep you busy through December.

Events are still being planned, so if you know of any great ones that we missed, tell us in the comment section below. (more…)