10/02/16 9:52am
Participants in the donut eating contest.

Participants in the doughnut eating contest. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Gray skies didn’t keep the cider lovers away for the fifth annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Long Island Sports Park in Calverton on Saturday.

Locally, Woodside Orchards of Aquebogue and Furnace Spicy Hard Cider of Sag Harbor poured their cider, while newcomer Riverhead Ciderhouse of Calverton made its debut.

The event also featured the inaugural doughnut eating contest, although at press time, the winner of the competition was not clear.

See photos by contributing northforker photographer Elizabeth Wagner below. (more…)

04/28/16 6:02am
Spencer Bentley (center) takes a shot at the 21-inch wide cup in a game of FootGolf with friends Brooke Del Prete (from left), Ethan Faralan and Cole Del Prete at Long Island Sports Wednesday morning in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Spencer Bentley (center) takes a shot at the 21-inch wide cup in a game of FootGolf with friends Brooke Del Prete (from left), Ethan Faralan and Cole Del Prete at Long Island Sports Park in Calverton Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A hybrid soccer golf game called FootGolf, zombie-infested 5K races, concerts and more are coming to the former Calverton Links golf course, which abruptly closed Oct. 30, 2013, and has only been used for special events ever since.

Now under new leadership, the facility has been re-dubbed Long Island Sports Park and features a nine-hole FootGolf course, recently refurbished mini-golf course and catering hall. It opens to the public this Saturday. (more…)