11/15/17 6:37am

The North Fork Box will arrive in a white box featuring the subscription service’s logo. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Now you can have a piece of the North Fork delivered to your doorstep, wherever you are in the world.

The North Fork Box, a new subscription service offering North Fork-produced goods, recently began taking pre-orders through its website, thenorthforkbox.com. The service, which will ship four times per year, expects to send out its first box in December in time for the holidays. The inaugural package will feature products from Lavender By The Bay in East Marion, dog treats from The Harbor Pet in Greenport, a copy of N is For North Fork by local photographer Katelyn Knapp and more.

The service is aimed at people who have a connection to the North Fork — whether they own a second home, once lived here or have only visited— but live elsewhere, said business co-founder Maria Vizzi.

“People want to keep the North Fork in their experience way after they’ve left it,” Vizzi said. (more…)

11/15/17 6:01am
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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 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…)