12/19/14 2:00pm
12/19/2014 2:00 PM
Joan Bischoff, kneeling in the center, at a North Fork Promotion Council event at Town Hall. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Joan Bischoff, kneeling and wearing red pants, outside Town Hall in May. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

The North Fork Promotion Council is looking for a new president in 2015.

Joan Bischoff announced plans to step aside in the New Year after serving four years as the group’s president, a volunteer role. (more…)

12/15/14 1:12pm
12/15/2014 1:12 PM
Mike Burkowski in his Peconic shop last week. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Mike Borkowski in his Peconic shop last week. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Mike Borkowski is the owner of East End Auto, affectionately known as Mike’s. It’s a full-service car shop where customers have been known to drop by to enjoy coffee and conversation — even if their car didn’t need fixing.

Now, after 30 years of fixing cars on the North Fork, the Cutchogue native is saying his good-byes and heading to North Carolina to spend more time with his two daughters and brothers.  (more…)

12/11/14 2:57pm
12/11/2014 2:57 PM
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. chef Brian Russell, co-owner Rich Vandenburgh and brewer's assistant Asa Davis prepare kegs of Flat Iron Ale, a colloboration between GHB and 212 Brewing. Co., for distribution. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. chef Brian Russell, co-owner Rich Vandenburgh and brewer’s assistant Asa Davis prepare kegs of Flat Iron Ale, a colloboration between GHB and 212 Brewing. Co., for distribution. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The rise of the craft beer industry in the past few years has been well documented by the national media.

In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Budweiser is shifting its marketing strategy to combat the proliferation of microbreweries — and even smaller nanobreweries — and enhance its appeal to a younger audience as loyal Bud fans age and a new generation of beer lovers gravitates toward specialty brews. (more…)

12/07/14 2:00pm
12/07/2014 2:00 PM

HelpWanted (1)

Looking for work, or know someone who is?

Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week about 25 positions are available from a child care worker, to a medical assistant, to a laborer.

And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email: classifieds@timesreview.com.

Check out the listings below: (more…)

12/05/14 10:00am
Phil Manino, the former owner of O’Mally’s in Southold. (Credit: Northforker.com, file)

Phil Mannino at O’Mally’s in August 2013. (Credit: Northforker.com, file)

Thirteen years ago, Phil Mannino and his family came to the North Fork. They were looking for something different than the restaurants they owned on the bustling South Fork in Bridgehampton and elsewhere.

“I got a pretty good taste of the North Fork and the taste I got, I liked,” he said last month, just days after that long meal finally ended with the Manninos handing over control of O’Mally’s in Southold to new ownership. (more…)

12/01/14 5:17pm
12/01/2014 5:17 PM
New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Two men at a tag sale that attracted hundreds of people to the Chequit Inn Saturday morning had more than a passing interest.

David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, who own two inns on Cape Cod and now hold the keys to the Chequit, chose the sale as their meet-and-greet with Shelter Islanders. (more…)