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Michelina Da Fonte

11/30/19 6:00am

Rock candy necklaces from Orenda in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Once again, we’ve scoured the North Fork to find inspired, practical gift suggestions for our readers. From stocking stuffers to unique handcrafted items and grand gestures, here’s a locally-focused guide to gifts that will make the special people in your life happy or round out your own personal wish list.

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11/13/19 6:00am

Our Zen state map, as it appeared in the November issue of northforker magazine. (Credit: Eric Hod/Design, Michelina Da Fonte/Information)

The holiday season is nearly upon us and while it can be a time for joy and family, it can also become a rather stressful time for planning and long-term projects. (more…)

10/16/19 6:00am

Credit: Farm Country Kitchen

As the seasons change and we begin to enter the cooler months there’s just one thing we’re not ready to give up: dining and imbibing al fresco.

Borrowed from Italians, the phrase “al fresco” means “in the cool air,” and while cool air can be refreshing, having a fire pit or outdoor fireplace nearby makes the outdoor experience all the cozier.

Here are our five picks for venues across the North Fork offering outdoor warmth. (more…)

10/13/19 6:00am

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There is something about the fall season that just feels special. It’s that changing of the leaves from green to gold and the feeling of the air turning cool and crisp. 

Fall inspires us to get out and explore, making it the perfect time for a weekend adventure.  (more…)