12/22/13 11:48am
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | If you get a kick out of retro advertising, you’ll love this Colgate-carting cardboard Santa Claus, which recently sold for $40 at Consignment Galore in Riverhead.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | If you get a kick out of retro advertising, you’ll love this Colgate-carting cardboard Santa Claus, which recently sold for $40 at Consignment Galore in Riverhead.

Nostalgia is a common theme come Christmastime, but there’s no need to resign yourself to fond memories of celebrations long past. With an array of vintage decorations for sale at shops across the North Fork, it’s easy to create an old-fashioned Christmas. From a giant 1950s-themed Santa Claus cutout in Riverhead to a leg lamp from “A Christmas Story” in Southold, we tracked down the very best in retro holiday finds.

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12/21/13 12:00pm
crooked ladder brewing company

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Believe it or not there are only four shopping days left until Christmas. If you haven’t quite checked everyone off your list, there is no need to panic. Most North Fork restaurants, wineries and other hot spots offer gift certificates that are sure to please just about anyone, but if your looking for something a little more personal, several local business are offering special holiday gifts.  (more…)

12/13/13 10:44am
Photo by Carrie Miller

Photo by Carrie Miller

Jamesport Vineyards is planning on keeping the winter months groovin’ with a “Hometown Music Hour” every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting this Sunday, Dec. 15., a featured artist will perform before opening up the mic to local area performs to take over.  (more…)