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End of Summer – Things to do this week

Calendar days tick forward toward the end of the summer. Unofficially, Labor Day weekend are the last days of summer on the East End. The switch to fall seems quick, but with even more to do as the weather begins to cool, the North Fork does not slow down. But for now, temperatures are still high, the waters surrounding the island are warm, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy all the North Fork has to offer. Enjoy a favorite water activity while doing some good for the marine environment. Visit your favorite restaurants before they close for the season. Swim, fish, and hike to make the most of the outdoors. There is even a little real estate news as marketing and management pro takes on a bigger role at the firm she knows and loves. Here’s what is on deck this week…

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Meetup to Cleanup

One Love Beach, which recently opened a second boutique-style location in Southold at Port of Egypt Marina, is making an impact with one of their paddle meetup events. This Tuesday, August 27 at 5 p.m. the paddle shop is teaming up with Group for the East End for Meetup to Cleanup. Paddlers and beachgoers alike will meet at Goldsmiths Inlet in Southold for a paddle and beach cleanup. Attendees will paddle around the inlet to collect trash to keep the waterway clean and beautiful. Don’t own a kayak or paddleboard? No problem, you can join and clean the beach by foot. People are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Christine Tylee at [email protected].

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Valerie White is Douglas Elliman’s New North Fork Branch Manager

Douglas Elliman licensed associate real estate broker Valerie White recently became the branch manager for the North Fork offices. Her career with the firm began while she was completing her marketing and management degrees at Hofstra University. A combination of her love for the real estate business and acquired skills from both her education in the classroom and in business have made her an ideal fit for this next venture as she leads her fellow agents to success. 

“I’ve worked in many areas within the real estate industry including sales, investments and property management,” White shares. “The position I’ve gotten the most fulfillment out of is management. To help an agent and watch them succeed is most rewarding to me. As manager, my job is to help the agents grow their business by introducing smart systems and using social media platforms. Thanks to the tools and resources provided by Douglas Elliman, we continue to grow our footprint and commitment.”

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Labor Day Weekend on the North Fork

Labor Day weekend is often embraced as the last summer weekend on the East End. Lucky for us, the season seems to extend itself a bit further each year and there is a smooth transition with no shortage of things to do into fall. As this holiday weekend approaches, here are a few of our suggestions for making the most of these final summer days…

Hit the beach! The waters are even warmer now, making it a great time to swim, kayak, paddle, and more off North Fork beaches. Boaters can make use of these waters, too, visiting favorited destinations and waterfront restaurants before they ready to close their doors for the season. Sit on the dock at Barba Bianca in Greenport to enjoy wine, cocktails, and fresh Italian dishes or Claudio’s for casual seafood fare. Dock at Strong’s Marine in Mattituck and dine at Pace’s Dockside. It’s tomato season, so be sure to visit local farm stands for this delicious produce to add to your own menus at home. Sang Lee, KK’s The Farm, Sep’s, and Krupski Farms are good places to visit. Don’t forget to pick up local wine if you’re hosting this weekend. Got a big group? Get a keg from Bridge Lane Wine. If you want to spend time outdoors, hit the trails at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Happy weekend!