05/12/18 6:00am

The three business partners —Lousia and Devin Hardman along side Kate McDowell — at the Kate’s Cheese Co. countertop. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Kate’s Cheese Company is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a selection of craft beer, local wine and 40 cheeses to sample.

Expect gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and an array of charcuterie boards on the menu along with cheese for purchase. (more…)

08/17/17 4:31pm

Artists Kelly Franké, Madison Fender and Kara Hoblin peer over instant photographs at the North Fork Art Collective in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

In the brand new North Fork Art Collective, seven local artists have banded together to make a working art space right in Greenport’s downtown. There the photographers, painters and collage makers will have a place to create, collaborate and present their work to the world.

East End artists Kara Hoblin, Madison Fender, Jeremy Garretson, Emma Ballou, Peter Treiber, Scott Bluedorn and Kelly Franké are the collective’s founding members.

“It gives us a space to come and create, as well as display our work,” said Hoblin, whose chalk work you’ve likely seen on the walls of local shops and restaurants. “The whole goal is to remind tourists and the town and the community that there are a lot of artists here. We’re here and we’re taking our art seriously.” (more…)