Shinn Estate is sold, NoFo playgrounds and the Hydrant Hotel: Week in Review

A bar of NoFo Sudsations soap. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bar of NoFo Sudsations soap. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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7. Want to know how to look for owls on the North Fork? Our outdoor columnist Chris Paparo has some great tips.

6. 8 signs of the season: North Fork Spring Watch 2017

5. Here’s a fun video we made. Check out “NoFo Sudsations: Making soap in Southold

4. This week’s North Fork Dream Home? A spacious, secluded property in Cutchogue.

3. Take look inside Hydrant Hotel in Riverhead. Another fun video we made. This one featuring dogs.

2. The 6 best playgrounds on the North Fork is always a good list to dust off when the weather gets nice.

1. And this was the biggest news of the week. Shinn Estate Vineyards was sold and Old Mill Inn will not re-open.