03/09/17 6:01am

Artists often say the canvas decides what it wants to become.

For jewelry-maker Carolyn Wells, an avocado pit occasionally calls out to say it would rather be a smiling sloth.

The 25-year-old Greenport High School graduate uses dental tools and other carving implements to turn avocado stones, which she said start out with the consistency of cold butter, into tiny statues. The pits harden as they dry and, at that point, she coats them with linseed oil and polishes them with Renaissance Wax. The process can take anywhere from a day to two weeks.

“Every little pit is like a little mystery,” she said during a recent interview in her airy, plant-filled Southold studio. “You kind of know that this one wants to be a scarab or an octopus.” (more…)

02/09/17 6:01am

In a second-floor loft overlooking Main Street in Greenport, Alexa Suess creates magic with a blowtorch and a pair of pliers.

It’s there that the Greenport native, a graphic designer and silversmith, makes jewelry and other wearable pieces that infuse elements of nature with brass, silver and gold. (more…)

10/18/16 6:02am
Aaron Paul talking to a member of "The Path" production staff when he spots the Northforker camera.

Aaron Paul, talking to a member of “The Path” production staff, spotted Northforker’s camera. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy photos)

Hollywood came to Greenport on Monday when a crew from the Hulu series “The Path” shot several scenes in the village, including Front Street, Carpenter Street and even inside Claudio’s restaurant. (more…)

12/16/15 5:16am
Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Maybe you need to find a gift for someone who has everything. Or perhaps you’re tired of presenting gift cards to the mall year after year.

We hear you. That’s why we scoured the region for out-of-the-box crowd-pleasers for the 2015 holiday season.

The North Fork offers plenty of options for unique, artisanal items and memorable experiences for people of all ages. Here are 10 unique gifts to help you finish your list. (more…)

08/31/15 9:51am
The Times Vintage in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Times Vintage in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Walking into a one-of-a-kind shop, where the items have been collected and displayed with the same care as a museum director curating an exhibit, can be an inspiring and whimsical experience.

From Greenport to Aquebogue, there are many unique, handmade and vintage items to give your space (or your wardrobe) personality and flare.

Here are our five favorites on the North Fork. (more…)