03/02/18 6:20am
The Spa at East Wind

The Spa and Salon at East Wind offers many services under one roof. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

Between dry skin, cracked heels, stubborn holiday weight gain and a deep-set sense of malaise, late winter can take a toll on our mental and physical health. That’s why March is an opportune month to hit the “reset” button on your personal wellness by getting a deep-tissue massage, taking a yoga class or breaking a sweat in a sauna. (more…)

01/20/18 6:20am

A juvenile bald eagle. (Credit: Chris Paparo/fishguyphotos)

One of the most recognizable and majestic birds of the North Fork is the bald eagle. This symbol of our great nation is a year-round resident, but its population soars during the winter months, especially after the deep freeze we have been experiencing lately.  (more…)

01/04/18 6:05am

Jane Kosovsky of Southold joined Rick Kedenburg to count birds on 60 acres of farmland near Southold on Saturday. The Orient Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition dating back 114 years. (Credit: Charity Robey)

Exactly 114 years ago, farmer and amateur naturalist Roy Latham counted the birds he could see on his property in Orient from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a 16-degree day with heavy snow in a strong northeast wind. It was the first Orient Christmas Bird Count. Last Saturday, in weather only slightly less daunting than what Latham endured, the Orient bird count took place again, as it has every year; an annual holiday tradition that’s nearly as old as Santa Claus — and requires a similar outfit.  (more…)