12/12/16 2:04pm
Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour

The decor inside Cindy Schmidt’s home was a standout during the Oysterponds Historical Society 2016 Holiday House Tour. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A handful of Orient and East Marion residents opened their homes Saturday for Oysterponds Historical Society’s 31st annual holiday house tour.

The self-guided event featured new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. It included six houses in Orient and two in East Marion, as well as four historic buildings.

More than 150 people attended, with all proceeds benefiting Oysterponds Historical Society. (more…)

12/09/16 6:00am
Santa arrives via helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

See Santa arrive via helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork? Northforker has you covered.

Here are nine events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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12/07/16 12:05pm
Orient Holiday House Tour

The East Marion home of Cindy Schmidt was on the Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour in 2012. The home is not included on the tour this year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Step inside the holiday-themed and decorated homes of East Marion and Orient residents to celebrate the season and help a good cause.

Oysterponds Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday House Tour this Saturday, December 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. (more…)

11/29/16 3:02pm
Old Point Schoolhouse

The Old Point Schoolhouse in Orient. (Credit: Oysterponds Historical Society Facebook)

The Beach Plum Shop in Orient, which is as unique as the local gifts that fill it, is a must-add for your list of holiday shopping destinations.

The Oysterponds Historical Society opened the store, located at the Old Point Schoolhouse, last weekend. It will open again  Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, as well as Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m.  (more…)

10/12/16 9:20am
The costume parade returns for Riverhead's Halloween Fest (Courtesy Katharine Schroeder)

There will be a costume parade during Riverhead’s Halloween Fest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder , file photo)

Ready or not, here comes Halloween. From haunted houses to ghostly corn mazes to costume parties, there is something for everyone on the North Fork and Shelter Island this spooky season.

Here are 13 Halloween happenings. (more…)

05/18/16 6:00am
Sunset Beach

The Sunset Beach Hotel reopens Friday on Shelter Island. (Credit: Sunset Beach, Facebook)

With June right around the corner, the North Fork and Shelter Island are continuing to come alive for the summer season. Here are two destinations reopening soon.

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05/13/16 6:24am
Oysterponds Historical Society's headquarters in Orient. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Oysterponds Historical Society’s headquarters in Orient. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Come meet people, exchange recipes and enjoy the day in Orient at Oysterponds Historical Society’s first-ever Cookbook Swap set for later this month.

Here’s the idea: Participants bring one or more cookbooks they no longer use and are willing to give away. They drop them off and leave with a new cookbook, free of charge.

“We wanted to bring in more people to the historical society who might not know about us,” said Karen Haley, an administrative assistant for the historical society. (more…)