08/09/17 6:04am

Room 41 by Holly Hunt is included in the “Abandoned Beauties” show at Clovis Point.

Photographer Holly Hunt first entered the world of the deserted four years ago, when she crawled into a hole in the ground four and “ended up in a basement somewhere.”

She was on a mission to capture images and, camera in hand, she’s been shooting abandoned prisons, hospitals, factories and residences ever since.

Now Hunt is presenting her first solo show, “Abandoned Beauties,” at Clovis Point in Jamesport. It includes close-ups of discarded dolls and toy trucks, images from a closed psychiatric facility, photos of defunct and debris-ridden factories and more. (more…)

07/24/17 10:12am

The corn eating contest at the annual Harbes Sweet Corn Festival. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Harbes Family Farm held its annual Sweet Corn Festival in Mattituck on Saturday and Sunday.

The family has been growing sweet corn for over 30 years and celebrates with a festival that includes live music, a corn eating contest, family activities and a pig race.

We sent local photographer Madison Fender on Sunday to capture the fun.

See the photos below. (more…)

05/22/17 9:51am
The Garden Conservancy Open Days

A scene from the Cutchogue garden of Arnold and Karen Blair. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Several years ago, Arnold and Karen Blair purchased a wooded lot adjacent to their Cutchogue home looking to ensure the peace and privacy on their waterfront property.

Today, it’s home to a sloping, meandering trail enhanced by lush perennials planted under towering oak trees.

“Once we had it, we said, ‘well, what are we going to do with it,'” Mr. Blair recalled. “Now it’s like a little park.” (more…)

05/11/17 6:01am

When Edwin Tuccio, owner of North Quarter Farm and Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, both in Riverhead, first realized one of his bison had given birth to a black calf in 2009, he was shocked. At the time, Tuccio was president of the National Bison Foundation. After making a handful of calls to other bison raisers, he realized how rare it was for a calf to be black.

Now those rarities have become almost a yearly occurrence at the farm.

“I don’t know how it happens; it just happens,” said Tuccio, who now has three newborn black calves on the farm. Two of the newest black bison were born the first week in May and a third was born Monday. “For some reason my herd throw off these very rare black bison.” (more…)

05/03/17 6:02am
VSOP Projects

Jonathan Weiskopf inside his new Greenport gallery, VSOP Projects. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A new space that is part contemporary art gallery, part lifestyle store and in part a location for community-driven art initiatives is coming to Greenport Village.

VSOP Projects, which will be a multi-use contemporary art space, a year-round exhibition program and a boutique, is expected to open on Front Street later this month. It is owned by artist Jonathan Weiskopf. (more…)

04/25/17 6:03am
Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Some of the images on display in the show. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

It’s part art exhibit and part call to action.

A new show focused on building a community committed to protecting our marine environment is coming to the East End.

Sea Something, Save Something will open at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 29. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)

04/21/17 6:01am
Credit: Madison Fender

A man on a bike in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Greenport photographer and northforker contributor Madison Fender will show off photographs from her recent trek through Southeast Asia in an exhibit at Industry Standard this month.

There will be a kickoff party at the restaurant on Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The photos will remain on display for one month. The party is open to the public and is free to attend. (more…)