After nearly 3,700 votes were cast over six days, the first round of voting in northforker.com’s Game of Hamlets concluded Tuesday afternoon.
The field of 16 was trimmed to eight as the quarterfinals will now run until next week.
To find out which hamlets are still alive, click here to see the bracket at northforker.com.
Be sure to promote your favorite hamlet on Facebook and Twitter.
If you Google “New York hamlet,” among the top responses that pops up is “what the hell is the diff. between city, town, village and hamlet …”
I didn’t write that. Though when I moved here fi ve years ago, I thought something pretty close to it. (more…)
There are nearly two dozen open houses scheduled for the North Fork this weekend.
Get a sneak peek at the listings on northforker.com.
Hal Goodale shows off a soft-ripped cheese brined in Long Ireland’s Black Friday Imperial Stout beer. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Pairing cheese with alcohol is nothing new. But at Goodale Farms in Riverhead, they’re getting creative with the classic coupling. Instead of sipping wine with cheese, they are brining it with Long Ireland Brewing Company beer for a flavoring like no other.
See northforker.com for more.
Searching for a new house? Just curious to see what the market looks like? Check out northforker.com for the latest listings. Today’s featured market: Aquebogue.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Chef Rosa Ross will hold a special cooking class at Scrimshaw in Greenport on Saturday as part of the Taste North Fork promotion.
A 2011 study completed by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council concluded that one of three critical issues facing the region’s natural assets is “expanding infrastructure for ecotourism and tourism.”
According to that study, one hurdle in reaching the goal of using those natural assets fully is “limited public access to some notable natural areas.” Recognizing that problem, this weekend’s Taste North Fork will serve as a pilot program to identify some pros and cons of offering free shuttle bus service to the public from hamlet to hamlet, all the way from Riverhead to Orient Point.
Taste North Fork was funded as part of a $335,000 grant funneled through the Long Island Regional Development Council, and tourism businesses from wineries to bed-and-breakfasts will offer discounts. It’s often said that studies sit on the shelves long after they’re completed, so it’s nice to see the area getting funds back from Albany to inject some late-fall life into the economy.
So get out and Taste the North Fork this weekend.
Read about Taste the North Fork events on northforker.com
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | On a beautiful warm afternoon Saturday, a big crowd turned out for the Pour the Core hard cider festival.
Apple season has never tasted so good on the North Fork. The second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival drew more than 2,000 people to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue Saturday.
To see more photos from the festival, check out Northforker.com.
GRANT PARPAN PHOTOS | A couple rides a tandem bicycle up Hulse Landing Road in Wading River.
On the first day of relief from a heat wave that blistered the North Fork this week, folks left their air conditioned homes and headed for a day out on the North Fork Sunday from Orient to Wading River.
Here’s some of the moments we captured.For more photos from the day follow northforker1 on instagram.
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