07/08/19 6:00am

Rob Europe at his Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Southold native Rob Europe has been playing guitar since he was 14, guided by local teacher Raymond Penney, who encouraged his unusually talented student to kindly mention his name when interviewed by guitar magazines. Though Rolling Stone has not yet come knocking, Europe has no doubt made his mark as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, since he began playing locally five years ago at the age of 23.

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07/06/19 6:00am

Artist Julia King at her Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Solo artist Julia King has built a solid following after performing rock and roll, rhythm and blues and folk Americana on the North Fork for three years. A lyricist first and foremost, her style is defined by her words with original music that ranges from sultry to playful to dark and heartbreaking, depending on the emotions she conveys through each verse. (more…)

06/27/19 6:00am

Local family band Points East is among the North Fork artists we profiled for our special music feature. (Credit: David Benthal)

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If back roads and rows of cornfields have you believing the North Fork music scene is all country covers in dim-lit honky-tonks, we’re happy to report it’s so much more than that. (more…)

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…)

06/19/19 5:55am

Village Blacksmith Thomas Barry. (Credit: David Benthal)

Next time you’re ambling down Front Street in Greenport, turn toward the water at the little red one-room schoolhouse from 1840 and step into the Village Blacksmith Shop — a true Old World feast for the senses. As your eyes take in the lovingly ramshackle space, feel the heat from the glowing 2,000-degree forge, smell the coal soot and singed metal and let your fingertips graze the wrought-iron hooks and gift items scattered about. The soundtrack? A metallic clank-clank-clank as blacksmith Thomas Barry hammers red-hot iron pieces into shape on his anvil. (more…)