10/02/16 11:23am
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill, have created a gnome tree on their property, which is located next to the bakery and farm stand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, reside next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North Fork farmhouse built in 1860.

After one heavy snowstorm last February, the top of a beautiful old maple tree — some 40 plus feet tall — was ripped off. While Wayne was trying to figure out how to cut the tree down, Marianne had other ideas.

She took to the internet and found some inspiration on Pinterest. (more…)

04/24/16 9:57am
Hedgewood Farm horse

Nancy Mullady of Southold grooms her horse Chelsea  earlier this week. “She is pretty much my whole life — my gym, my therapy, all in one,” she said. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Hedgewood Farm co-owner and riding teacher Dawn Hommel sat on the side of the instruction ring in the warm sunlight Thursday afternoon softly commenting to Elle O’Neill, 7, of Peconic as the young student rode on a pony named ‘Pebbles’.

“Good girl. Keep smiling. Good old lady (the horse). Relax. Enjoy it. Have fun. That was awesome today kiddo,” she said. (more…)

04/18/16 6:10am
lavender by the bay

Lavender By the Bay in East Marion

The march into spring continues on the North Fork as more restaurants, farms and farm stands open for the season. Here are some businesses that will reopen soon. (more…)

04/05/16 6:02am

1497-peconic-bay-blvd-image-9The perfect beach house is waiting for you on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Laurel.

Set on a private road and surrounded by nearly three quarters of an acre of land, this property offers plenty of quiet privacy and a beautiful beach.

“This house is going to go very quickly,” said real estate agent Kristy Naddell of Douglas Elliman. “We have had so much activity on it.” (more…)

03/15/16 9:37am
Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With the vernal equinox less then a week away, more North Fork farms, markets and shops are springing to life and getting ready to open. (more…)

12/23/15 6:25am

New Suffolk Ave
You’ve longed for them, you’ve wished for them and you’ve dreamt about these homes, which are some of the North Fork’s most desireable real estate.

Each week we feature one North Fork home that is on the market for more than $1,000,000 as our “North Fork Dream Home.” These were our five favorite dream homes of the year. (more…)