08/19/14 8:00am
08/19/2014 8:00 AM
The Southold Historical Society's youth education committee chairperson Peggy Murphy, Board of Trustees president Herb Adler, and volunteer Jill Wilson in front of the old schoolhouse. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

The Southold Historical Society’s youth education committee chairperson Peggy Murphy, Board of Trustees president Herb Adler, and volunteer Jill Wilson in front of the old schoolhouse. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

Last week, the Southold Historical Society hosted an evening barbecue on its grounds to recognize the volunteer work of the members who’ve been helping the organization with its efforts to educate area youth about local history. (more…)

08/18/14 7:00am
08/18/2014 7:00 AM
Dean Yaxa of Southold shucks clams and oysters.

Dean Yaxa of Southold shucks clams and oysters at Sunday’s ‘Cluck and Muck’ fundraiser in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos).

Southold Indian Museum hosted a “Cluck and Muck” fundraiser Sunday night at McCall Wines in Cutchogue.

Fried chicken, steamers, clams, mussels and lobster were all on the menu along with a selection of local wines and beer.

The event also featured live music by Points East and a silent auction of artwork and gift packages.

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08/17/14 11:07am
08/17/2014 11:07 AM
Marco and Ann Borghese. (Credit: Jane Starwood file photo)

Marco and Ann Borghese. (Credit: Jane Starwood file photo)

Marco Borghese might have been a prince in his native Italy, but those who knew him here remembered him as a man with an approachability that belied his noble roots.

“He never needed the spotlight,” his son Fernando told a crowd of mourners at Our Lady Of Ostrabrama Church in Cutchogue. “He was always more concerned about everybody else around him.”

Read more from the service on northforker.com

08/17/14 5:00am
Crab cakes from Orient by the Sea. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Crab cakes from Orient by the Sea. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It seems I’ve failed. During past weeks, I’ve spent so much time searching for something that appears not to exist. And all because of a great big sign I saw outside Modern Snack Bar on Main Road in Aquebogue.

The sign read “The Best Crabs Are Here.” Now I know our North Fork has the best of many things. From beaches to bays, to warm summer days, we are blessed. But crabs? I knew I’d have to investigate.  (more…)

08/15/14 5:00am
08/15/2014 5:00 AM
The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck rehearses this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer” in July.  (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck rehearses this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer” in July. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Making the most of the summer always means attending the youth production at North Fork Community Theatre. “The Wedding Singer” was an entertaining evening and it was so much fun seeing so many Mattituck students on stage. Although I loved the entire cast, Ryan Zlatniski owned his role! Great job!  (more…)