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Rachel Young and Vera Chinese

10/14/15 6:27am
A trio of dried gourds. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A trio of dried gourds. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

For the artistically inclined, fall is a fantastic time to make something decorative. That’s because the materials traditionally associated with autumnal crafts — think corn, hay bales, pumpkins and mums — are inexpensive and plentiful on the North Fork. Best of all, they don’t require a lot of know-how.

“At this time of year, there’s a lot of natural stuff available,” agreed Vicki Normandin of Riverhead, who’s been a member of Cutchogue’s Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild for the past six years. “The colors are absolutely beautiful. They’re so rich and vibrant.”

Eager to get started? The following ideas from local crafters are sure to help channel your inner Martha Stewart. (more…)

01/10/15 10:45am
Claudio's in Greenport. (Credit: Tina Volinski)

Claudio’s in Greenport. (Credit: Tina Volinski)

Claudio’s restaurant, the Greenport treasure that has served North Forkers since the village’s days as a whaling town through Prohibition and into modern times, has hit the market.

The two-acre property that houses Claudio’s along with Crabby Jerry’s and Claudio’s Clam Bar and Wharf has been listed without an asking price, co-owner Bill Claudio told northforker on Saturday.

“I’m 76 years old and I think it may be time to retire,” he said. “If it happens, it happens.”  (more…)