03/30/17 6:00am
Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)

Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)

There was a time when the phrase “get lost” was an insult. These days, it’s therapy.

When the world becomes too much for you, Shelter Island — the pearl in the prongs of the North and South forks — has thousands of acres of wooded trails, quiet country roads, and deserted beaches where you can treat your short fuse with a long walk. (more…)

02/09/16 3:28pm
A sunflower at Biophilia Organic Farm in Jamesport. Spotted on June 28, 2015. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A sunflower at Biophilia Organic Farm in Jamesport spotted on June 28, 2015. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

There is quite a bit of white stuff on the ground and the forecast is calling for more snow tonight with a frigid weekend to follow.

But we’re turning our thoughts to lush grape vines, ripe tomatoes and outdoor concerts.

Here are 10 photos of summer on the North Fork to distract you from the cold outside this afternoon.

Remember, only 111 days until Memorial Day! (more…)