03/26/19 6:05am

A sneak preview of our April cover. (Photo by David Benthal)

Dear readers:

Next week will be April, a month for new beginnings. It’s a time to shed the extra layers of clothing, to start working in the yard again and to breathe fresh North Fork air.

In this same space last year, I called April one big giant to-do list. While errands can be so daunting in the cold winter months, they begin to feel good again this time of year.

This idea of new beginnings is resonant in the April issue of our magazine, which will begin hitting newsstands this week. (more…)

03/25/19 6:06am

The view from Southold Town Beach is beautiful in the spring.

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This is a magical time of year on the North Fork. The first fresh produce of the season is being stocked at local farm stands (hello, asparagus!) and nature trails are coming into bloom. There is also still a slight crispiness in the air, and these events give every opportunity to spring forward. (more…)

03/21/19 5:47am

Underground Training owner Katie Peters enjoys a hot drink at the Orient Country Store. (Credit: David Benthal)

Our readers’ enthusiastic response to the March women’s issue of Northforker magazine has been overwhelming. The eight women featured are all community builders — even if that’s not exactly what they set out to be or what we aimed to capture in their profiles. (more…)

03/17/19 6:00am

The historic grounds at the Sands Point Preserve. (Courtesy: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

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Hustle, bustle and traffic can feel like they define life for Long Islanders — especially for those who commute to New York City during the week. It’s nice to slowdown, stop and smell the roses. As the weather warms, explore Long Island by foot. From harbors and shorelines to gardens and Gold Coast mansions, these are Long Island’s greatest walks. (more…)

03/14/19 5:00am

Katie Peters photographed at The Orient Country Store by David Benthal.

Katie Peters has always led an active lifestyle. Growing up in Orient, she said, it sometimes felt like being outside was the only thing to do. 

“We felt like we were locked at the end of the world, but looking back it was pretty good,” she recalled.

She loved to run, jump and climb with her two brothers and two sisters — she’s the middle child — and she fell in love with soccer at an early age.  (more…)

03/12/19 6:02am

Up look in the Library Room at Shinn and you’ll see a barrel-inspired ceiling concept with distinctive lighting. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Winter is a picturesque season on the North Fork.

There is a quiet calm in the air that can be truly appreciated from the comfort of the tasting rooms at Shinn Estates Vineyards in Mattituck. Enjoy a glass of their red blend while looking out onto a snow-blanketed vineyard to experience a personal slice of North Fork paradise. (more…)