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Joseph Pinciaro

05/11/15 6:01am
Jack Weiskott, owner of Ornamental Plantings in Southold, said he’s noticed an increase in interest for deer-resistant plants over roughly the past decade. He’s holding the deer-resistant shrub Spiraea japonica. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Jack Weiskott, owner of Ornamental Plantings in Southold, said he’s noticed an increase in interest for deer-resistant
plants over roughly the past decade. He’s holding the deer-resistant shrub Spiraea japonica. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

“No plants are completely deer-proof,” according to literature published by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. “Hungry deer will consume plants that have little nutritional value.” (more…)

05/06/15 6:06am
Kyle Chandler launched Subtle Tea in December. Pictured, he makes a drop off to Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Kyle Chandler launched Subtle Tea in December. Pictured, he makes a drop off to Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In “A History of the World in 6 Glasses,” Tom Standege has this to say about tea: “The story of tea is the story of imperialism, industrialization, and world domination, one cup at a time.”

For Kyle Chandler, tea is a little simpler.

Or rather, subtle.

“I’m a grown-up with an iced tea stand,” jokes the 33-year-old, whose launched his tea company, Subtle Tea, in December. (more…)

05/05/15 1:26pm
An expansion at Lucharito's is expected to open up to the public on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

An expansion at Lucharito’s is expected to open up to the public on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

For Lucharito’s, ocho will be the new cinco.

For non-Spanish-speakers, that means that “eight will be the new five.” To further elaborate, that means that instead of re-opening on Cinco de Mayo, the Greenport “Baja-style” eatery which has been closed for renovations since mid-March will in fact be opening a few days later than expected — on May 8.

So instead of a Cinco de Mayo party, Lucharito’s will celebrate on Ocho de Mayo.

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03/26/15 1:59pm
The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center will host its biggest act yet when 10,000 Maniacs comes to town this weekend. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center will host its biggest act yet when 10,000 Maniacs comes to town this weekend. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

When the Suffolk Theater reopened in March 2013 after three years of renovations, the revitalized art deco performing arts center featured Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, a 1920s and ’30s-style swing band known for its black tie affairs. (more…)

03/12/15 7:00am
Carl Gabrielsen holding a head of hydroponically grown lettuce which he sells to the grocery chain Best Yet on Long Island. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Carl Gabrielsen holding a head of hydroponically grown lettuce which he sells to the grocery chain Best Yet on Long Island. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Roots run deep in many North Fork farming families. But for one such family dating back to the 19th century, those roots aren’t necessarily anchored in soil.

Gabrielsen Farms in Aquebogue began selling hydroponically grown lettuce in early December, marking its foray into the field of growing crops entirely in water instead of dirt. (more…)

02/06/15 1:09pm
Credit: Jon Schusteritsch (www.jschusteritsch.com)

Credit: Jon Schusteritsch (www.jschusteritsch.com)

For the most part, it’s been a rather gloomy past two weeks. Snow. Rain. Cold. More snow. Repeat.

And sure, we can’t wait for the summer to come.

But let us not forget: the North Fork still remains a beautiful place, even among the cold, snow and ice. In fact, sometimes all that makes the area even more pretty. And luckily, we have Instagram and Flickr to prove it.

Check out these beautiful skylines taken from across the North Fork over the past couple of months.  (more…)