Fresh-pressed apple cider isn’t a luxury on the North Fork. In fact, those who shop at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue — which has been pressing its own juice for more than 50 years — might consider it a necessity.
At 112 years old, Wickham’s cider press is a few years older than the nearly century-old barn in which it resides. READ
If you’re going to use one word to describe the work done at Island’s End Woodcraft, Greenport’s new custom-made home furnishing, repair and vintage furniture store, it’s best to avoid “repurposing.”READ
“Hey, hey, we’re The Monkees. And people say we monkey around.”
If you’ve been anywhere near a television set in the past 50 years, you’ve probably heard the theme song from “The Monkees,” a series that first aired in the 1960s and enjoyed syndication for decades. READ
My teddy bear, Bjorn, was in a terrible accident 20 years ago.
Bjorn had been my mother’s childhood teddy bear before she gave him to me as a gift back in the 1980s. She had let me play with him when I was younger and I cherished him.
My promise to care for Bjorn was broken when my dog, Lucy, got hold of him.
Two of the bear’s paws and part of its muzzle were chewed away to reveal his sawdust stuffing.
From then on, each time I looked at Bjorn sitting on my shelf, I got a painful reminder of my irresponsibility. I’ve never had him repaired because he’s an antique and I couldn’t find a professional to take care of his wounds — until now. (more…)