Friday, December 09
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quaint boutiques, and local stores are filled with items ranging from chic clothing, accessories and leather goods to unique jewelry and crafts, children’s toys, luxury pet apparel, local wines, gourmet cheeses, and fine chocolates.
Harvest time on the North Fork typically occurs from mid-September through late October, when the grapes are ripened and plucked from the vines, pumpkins are ready for Halloween, and apples are crisp and delicious as they are picked from the trees.
Orient, originally named Poquatuck, after the Native American tribe that resided in the area, is located at the easternmost tip of the North Fork of Long Island. It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound on the North and Gardiners Bay on the South.
Marking its 175th anniversary as an incorporated village in 1838, Greenport, was settled in 1682, and was originally a major fishing and whaling port. Located near the easternmost tip of Long Island’s North Fork, Greenport borders Long Island Sound on the north and the Peconic Bay on the south.
“Greenport’s downtown waterfront is the gem of our Village with The Mitchell Park Marina and Carousel welcoming visitors and residents year round. Greenport is a walking Village that offers many shops, restaurants and art galleries. As a long time resident and recently elected Village Trustee,  I have a deep love for this Village.
The family-owned farm is thriving on the North Fork. With its diversity of local and organic vegetables, fruits, pies, goat cheese, and fun activities for the kids, North Fork farmstands are a gourmet’s delight. Here is a variety.
Eastern Long Island, known for its beautiful beaches is also home to wine country. With its maritime climate, warm summers, cool breezes, unique soils, and long growing season, it has 3,000 acres of vineyards, 51 wine producing. The North Fork has 47, while the South Fork has four. Here is just a sampling.
Exciting news for North Fork boaters and lovers of the waterside lifestyle! Strong’s Marine, a well-known and respected name in the marine business for four generations, acquired the historic Matt-a-Mar marina location this spring – with plans to offer one of the finest boating destinations on Long Island Sound.
Originally built by the architect R. Thomas Short in Art Deco style, it opened in 1933 during the Great Depression and flourished until 1987 when the rise of the multiplex cinemas forced it to close its doors, but not for good. In 1994, the Town of Riverhead purchased it and then in 2005, Dianne and Bob Castaldi, whose firm Castle Restoration and Construction, Inc. specializing in historical renovations, purchased the theater with an eye to both restoring it to its grand glory and reinventing it into a new state-of-the-art performing arts center.