12/31/18 6:09am

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Let’s face it, January isn’t exactly welcomed with open arms in a destination better known for its beaches and seasonal farm stands than skiing.

Bulky jackets and clunky boots make it seem as if we’re suiting up for a battle with the weather, but gray days aren’t so bad when you consider the fun events planned throughout the month.

Here are 10 things to look forward to in January on the North Fork. (more…)

12/30/18 6:05am

Skate and shop at the Tanger Outlets Ice Skating Rink in Deer Park. (Credit: Tanger Outlets Ice Skating Rink in Deer Park)

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Winter gets a bad wrap for being a season where there’s little to do but hibernate on the couch.

But there is plenty to look forward to when the chilly temps set in. Ice skating is perhaps at the top of the list.

These rinks in Suffolk County give good reason to embrace the cold and explore the island.  (more…)

12/29/18 6:00am

Guests marveled at the updated building with its wood ceiling and soft skating surface. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 reopened for its first public skating session in more than a decade in March. Nearly 150 community members returned to the Third Street building for its opening day.  (more…)