07/07/17 6:15am

Charles Cardona was too young to become a member when he first visited the Custer Observatory in the late 1970s, but he fell in love with the opportunity for exploration the facility provides.

Eager to spend more time at the Southold astronomy landmark, which was just a few miles from his home, young Mr. Cardona got a job sweeping floors there. He was paid $5 per week, but it was worth much more than that to him. READ

12/11/13 10:30am

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Looking past Christmas, it’s time to plan our partying for New Year’s Eve. There are plenty of North Fork venues hosting bashes and offering specials. Here is a list of some of the best to ring in 2014. Check back as the big day approaches and we’ll add more events as they are announced. (Venues, email your event info to events@northforker.com.) (more…)

11/25/13 12:37pm
Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Enya Gray, left, and Lillian Jenkins of Southold admire the Christmas tree at the village gazebo in Southold.

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Enya Gray, left, and Lillian Jenkins of Southold admire the Christmas tree at the village gazebo in Southold.

The North Fork isn’t a special place only in the midst of a balmy summer. The crisp autumn air and winter snow provide the perfect environment to connect with others and bask in holiday warmth and cheer. Christmas tree and menorah lightings, visits from Santa, holiday shopping, New Year’s Eve parties and even great community service opportunities offer resident and visiting North Forkers an array of holiday opportunities. With these events, you’re likely to shake off your humbug and find reason to toast the good life.  (more…)

10/24/13 8:00am
Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira

Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira

Custer Institute invites astronomy fans to unite at their 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree this Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27. Different events will take place each day as well as a celebratory dinner at Digger’s on Saturday. (more…)

08/10/13 2:00pm
Courtesy Photo: Custer Institute in Souhold is a great place to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Courtesy Photo: Custer Institute in Souhold is a great place to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The cosmos will be putting on quite a show in the night skies this weekend, and there are plenty of seats in the house.

The Perseid Meteor Shower is a prolific meteor shower that is visible around mid-July each year, with the peak activity this year between August 9 and 14. Sunday night after midnight into Monday morning will provide the most action. (more…)