01/16/19 6:10am

Altman’s Needlearts on Love Lane is more than an art supply store, it is a place to come together. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

On Monday mornings, passionate crafters gather at Altman’s Needlearts on Love Lane. Their ages range from nine to 80-something with skill sets just as varied. They come together to create crafts of all kinds — knitting, crocheting, needlework — nothing is off the table, aside from any talk of politics or religion, which is strictly prohibited. (more…)

11/30/18 6:10am

Enjoying a drink at Noah’s during Shellabration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The days maybe colder and nights longer, but the North Fork is hardly sleepy. Yes, December is a month packed with holiday cheer — and plenty of festive events we rounded up in this recent post — but there are a number of other non-holiday related ways to fill your calendar and celebrate the start of winter on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

09/12/18 6:10am

Fall is arguably the best time of the year on the North Fork. There is an abundance of ways to welcome the season hallmarked by crisp air, colorful foliage and, yes, pumpkin spice.

Here are five fall and harvest-themed festivals to get you ready for autumn. (And as a bonus we threw in a South Fork winery option, as well.) (more…)

08/30/18 6:00am

Mattitaco gets in on the punny sign action. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

There is no denying the North Fork’s rising reputation as a serious regional producer of all things farm-to-table. From chefs that conjure creative dishes sourced from nearby farms practicing innovative sustainable growing practices to the bevy of 90-point wines that are defining Long Island as a heavy hitter in the viticulture industry.

Yes, there is no doubt that North Fork producers of all kinds take their crafts seriously, but not themselves. The North Fork is after all the un-Hamptons — more laid-back with air of accessibility our neighbors to the South Fork lack. (more…)

08/28/18 6:10am

Fuji apples at Breeze Hill Farms.

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September welcomes the unofficial end of summer. Tumbleweed Tuesday may be on the horizon — but there is no sign of slowing down on the North Fork. Fall is harvest season.  It’s a time for apple and pumpkin picking and leisurely hikes as we anticipate the changing of the leaves from crisp green to golden hues.

Here are 10 ways to celebrate the end of summer and the start of fall on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)