03/03/18 5:57am

Columnist Lenn Thompson, second from right, at a panel at the USBevX 2018 conference.

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you might remember that one of my wine-related resolutions for 2018 was to do more speaking gigs to help spread the gospel of East Coast and, specifically, Long Island wine. Well, a couple weeks ago my family and I traveled to Washington, D.C., during the winter break. While most of our time was spent doing the typical touristy things — the memorials, the museums and the zoo — I spent half a day at USBevX 2018, a conference dedicated to “helping drive the quality reputation for Eastern and Midwest wine and beverage producers.”


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…)

03/02/18 6:05am

The first six northforker magazine covers.

When we began discussing the possibility of northforker.com back in 2012, the big question was always: “Who is going to do all this work?”

We had no doubt that with the North Fork’s changing demographics — fewer natives and more newcomers — a website aimed at reaching second-home owners and visitors to the North Fork was something we needed to pursue. We recognized the stories published in our Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island newspapers, while exceptional, were no longer enough to reach everyone interested in our communities.  (more…)

02/25/18 5:25am

Lisa Kaytis of Southold stands near a pile of scallops at Southold Fish Market in 2015. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.  (more…)