12/13/15 6:01am
A horse wrapped in a blanket at Hedgewood Farms in Laurel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A horse wrapped in a blanket at Hedgewood Farms in Laurel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With temperature highs reaching the low 60s this week, we wondered why the horses at Hedgewood Farm in Laurel could be seen wrapped in blankets.

So we asked Dawn Hommel, who owns the 12 acre horse boarding facility with her mother Jeanette, why that is. (more…)

10/03/15 7:00am
17-year old Raven Janoski of Laurel with her masterpiece (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

17-year old Raven Janoski of Laurel with her masterpiece   (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

As the 2015 summer season began on the North Fork, Long Season Farms co-owner Laurie Cirillo was looking for a way to compete with larger farmstands who have huge vegetable displays and attractions.

So instead of expanding the size of her operation, Cirillo enlisted the help of her part-time worker and Laurel resident Raven Janoski, 17, who has a great interest and aptitude for art. Raven, a Mattituck High School senior, came up with the idea for a giant postcard with a “folk art rendition and a Long Island feeling,” referencing landmarks from all around the North Fork and making them her own. (more…)

12/12/13 12:14pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Christopher Junda of Junda's Pastry Crust and Crumbs.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Christopher Junda of Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs.

Believe it or not, Christmas is less than two weeks away. Between all the shopping and decorating, the thought of breaking out flour, sugar, pots and pans to bake goods for your celebration is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, there are several local spots to get your holiday treats on the table without the hassle. (more…)