08/09/18 6:10am

Artist Emma Ballou paints the east side of Grace & Grit in Southold. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

How do you beat this current heat wave on the North Fork? If you’re artist Emma Ballou, you don’t.

You may have noticed the Eastport artist’s mural work popping up in Southold, where she was commissioned to paint at North Fork Roasting Co. and Grace and Grit.  (more…)

07/26/18 6:03am

A scene from the 2015 Palmer Vineyards Harvest Kickoff party. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Whenever I hear a farm or winery I enjoy is for sale I hold my breathe as questions race through my head.

Will it stay in business? Would someone buy it just to do something else with the land?

That was certainly the case in recent years as Palmer Vineyards lingered on the market.  (more…)

07/19/18 6:10am

Each summer we put together a list of the restaurants that opened in the past year on the North Fork.

For the first time in at least three years, we actually saw a dip in the number of eateries that opened their doors. In 2016, we counted about 15 new spots and the number grew to more than 20 a year ago. This year the number is closer to 10. (more…)

06/28/18 6:00am

There are a lot of art galleries to check out as you walk the streets of Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Northforker has a monthly roundup of 10 can’t-miss events. I took over writing it in the dead of winter when 80-degree days — let alone temps that crept above freezing — seemed as if they’d never return.

Back in March, must-do events were hard to come by. (Shout out to the local businesses that give us something to look forward to even when it’s -2 degrees outside.)

This time of year, there are so many worthy events and activities to highlight that even some of the best do not get deserved recognition. (more…)

06/21/18 6:10am

The view from the 13th crossing at Shinnecock Hills. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Coming up on 40 years old next year, I’m starting to think a lot about my bucket list.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly planning to kick it any time soon, but that pending birthday has made me think about things I haven’t gotten around to doing yet and places I’ve always wanted to see. This mostly involves going to sporting events and seeing new cities.  (more…)