02/03/19 5:55am

The Farm Stand at the Children’s Museum of the East End. (Credit: Children’s Museum of the East End)

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When children receive their first library card they are often told it holds the key to numerous adventures, found in the pages of the books they will read. Today, that concept can be taken in a more literal sense.

A library card entitles cardholders to a lot of no-cost perks that go far beyond reading. (more…)

12/30/18 5:55am

The South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center offers hands on learning. (Credit: South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center)

Venture out this winter while spending quality time with your family at these brain-building, innovative museums that your children will want to visit more than once. (more…)

12/22/18 5:55am

A group of volunteers rescues a sea turtle in Mattituck. (Credit: Chris Paparo/ Fish Guy Photos)

This past weekend, I was exploring the wrack line at Mattituck Inlet looking for hidden treasures that could be potential story ideas for this month’s column. I was not having much luck finding any gold until I spotted a “rock” a couple hundred yards down the beach.  (more…)

08/09/18 6:10am

Artist Emma Ballou paints the east side of Grace & Grit in Southold. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

How do you beat this current heat wave on the North Fork? If you’re artist Emma Ballou, you don’t.

You may have noticed the Eastport artist’s mural work popping up in Southold, where she was commissioned to paint at North Fork Roasting Co. and Grace and Grit.  (more…)

07/26/18 6:03am

A scene from the 2015 Palmer Vineyards Harvest Kickoff party. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Whenever I hear a farm or winery I enjoy is for sale I hold my breathe as questions race through my head.

Will it stay in business? Would someone buy it just to do something else with the land?

That was certainly the case in recent years as Palmer Vineyards lingered on the market.  (more…)