10/24/16 6:13am
Touch of Venice's Figtini is served with a slice of real fig (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Touch of Venice’s Figtini is served with a slice of real fig (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The first few weeks of autumn may have some people reaching for a sweater or rake, but here on the North Fork we make autumn-inspired libations.  (more…)

10/20/16 5:21pm

Almost 2,500 oysters were consumed this past weekend at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s third annual Oyster Festival. About 250 guests filled up Haven’s Barn on Saturday night to enjoy live music, a raffle, wine and food.

“It’s just a lot of fun,” Nanette Lawrenson, the executive director of the historical society said. (more…)

10/19/16 6:02am
Sylvester Manor is allegedly haunted by some of Captain Kidd's murdered men. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Slylvester Manor is allegedly haunted by some of Captain Kidd’s murdered men. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky finds that, today, more people believe in ghosts than not.

“We are all at different stages in our journey and if it’s not your time to believe, it’s not your time,” she said.

A rather succinct answer for nonbelievers, but Flanagan Brosky is too busy investigating paranormal behavior and writing books about it to worry about skeptics. (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…)

07/12/16 7:52am
Marie Eiffel Market is now in Greenport (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

Shelter Island’s Marie Eiffel Market is now in Greenport (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

Her business empire already includes a women’s clothing store, a children’s clothing store, a catering business, as well as the popular eatery Marie Eiffel Market on Shelter Island.

Now Ms. Eiffel is expanding her reach to Greenport, opening a temporary café inside the Village Cinema on Front Street.

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