06/23/19 5:59am

The fireworks in Orient last year. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

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Long Island will be lighting up the sky in honor of the red, white and blue as people celebrate Independence Day at firework shows.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate this year as Fourth of July falls on a Thursday, giving us two weeks worth of festivities between June 29 and July 13. (more…)

06/11/19 6:00am

Southold’s Matt Larsen feeds a strawberry to his neighbor’s son, Wyatt Rebentisch.

Hulling Night, a strawberry shortcake eating contest and the crowning of the Strawberry Queen only means one thing: the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival is returning to Mattituck. Now in it’s 65th  year, the annual Father’s Day weekend festival kicks off Thursday with Hulling Night followed by three days of fun focused on its namesake summertime berry. (more…)

04/09/19 6:00am

The cover of the September issue photographed by David Benthal.

For the second straight year, the September issue of northforker was awarded Best Magazine in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

The special “Working Waterfront” issue paid tribute to the North Fork and Shelter Island fishermen, boat captains and others who rise early each morning to make their living on The Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay. (more…)

03/28/19 6:01am

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Garden of Eve in Riverhead reopens for the 2019 season on April 12. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It may have been a mild winter, but that no way dulls the anticipation of spring. The warmer weather is returning and so are North Fork businesses. Here are a handful of signs that spring has arrived with the planned opening of some of your favorite places.

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02/25/19 6:10am

Longer days and warmer temperatures are heading our way. March 20 is the official start of spring, but before buds break at local wineries and chickens hatch at area farms, these North Fork locales are offering plenty to do to get us through the last push of winter.

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