04/21/17 6:00am

James Hull, owner of the Shelter Island Craft Brewery, likes to say that when people visits his brewery they are “tasting Shelter Island.”

By that he means every beer on tap is created from ingredients grown on the island, each with a different taste to offer.

The brewery is now entering its third summer and Hull said he’s excited about the progress he’s made, continuing to build his business and do what he loves.

“I’m not really a beer drinker myself,” he admitted. “But I was blessed with a very good palate.” (more…)

03/30/17 6:00am
Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)

Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)

There was a time when the phrase “get lost” was an insult. These days, it’s therapy.

When the world becomes too much for you, Shelter Island — the pearl in the prongs of the North and South forks — has thousands of acres of wooded trails, quiet country roads, and deserted beaches where you can treat your short fuse with a long walk. (more…)

12/06/16 6:00am

20 Sunshine Rd

This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath traditional on Shelter Island is anything but.

Set on just under an acre, it offers everything you need for a lifetime of outdoor living and entertaining.

“It has a beautiful patio, pool, cabana and outdoor fireplace,” said listing agent and realtor Debra Von Brook Binder of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “This would appeal to the majority of people who are coming out here.” (more…)

12/02/16 10:15am
Christmas Cutchogue helicopter

Santa arrives by helicopter in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

It may be the busiest time of year for Santa Claus, but he has managed to schedule some visits on the North Fork this holiday season. Get your wish list ready and head out to these locations to meet St. Nick!

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11/15/16 6:01am
Stay at the Ram's head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

Stay at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is gone and the off-season is officially upon us.

Many hotels offer special deals to entice visitors to the North Fork during the fall. Here are three of them. (more…)

11/03/16 4:41pm
Horton Point Lighthouse

A view up the staircase inside the Horton Point Lighthouse. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

For centuries lighthouses have thrilled and fascinated people with their sense of mystery, sea lore and romance.

Author Eric Jay Dolin writes about these beacons of light, including some on Long Island, in his new book, “Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse.”

He comes to the North Fork this weekend to discuss America’s lighthouses and sign copies of his book. (more…)