04/24/17 2:45pm
04/24/2017 2:45 PM

While many people might be wrestling with this weed in their garden right now, the dandelion was celebrated at KK’s The Farm this weekend.

A Dandelion Festival, now in its second year, was held at the Southold farm on Sunday, April 23. The festival featured lectures, dandelion food products, a wreath-making station and more.

The event was intended to “raise people’s awareness about the benefits of the dandelion as food medicine and herb,” said farm owner and event organizer Ira Haspel. He said he’d like to see people think twice before applying harmful pesticides to the ground to kill the flower. READ

04/23/17 6:21am

Contorting her long, slender frame through the brush at Clark’s Beach in Greenport, village resident Mindy Ryan was reminded of an old game she used to play.

“Remember Twister?” she asked the handful of volunteers within earshot.

Ms. Ryan was one of about a dozen local residents who twisted their way through thorn bushes and other hazards to clean up as much trash as they could in three hours Saturday morning.  READ

04/20/17 6:05am
04/20/2017 6:05 AM

Greenport has nearly two dozen restaurants to keep tourists coming back summer after summer and a handful that keep locals fed year round. But only one, Salamander’s on Front, is known specifically for its famous fried chicken.

2017 marks 25 years of business in the harborfront village for Salamander’s owner Claudia Helinski. She has operated three different businesses under the Salamander’s name since 1992, with the current incarnation located at 38 Front St.

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04/13/17 6:00am
04/13/2017 6:00 AM

For 20-year-old Reese Dunne of Southold, a hobby that began as a stress-relieving activity has made her one of the North Fork’s youngest entrepreneurs.

Dunne, a 2014 Southold High School graduate, recently started selling her handmade soaps — some infused with locally grown ingredients like lavender from Lavender by the Bay in East Marion — under the brand NoFo Sudsations.

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