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North Fork Artist Kara Hoblin on Letting Go Through Chalk Art, her Taste the North Fork Art Show and Coming Together for the Environment through Art.

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Cover photo credit: Joe Foster, Dapp Studios; all others courtesy Kara Hoblin Q: How did you get to the North Fork? A: I’ve been visiting the North Fork since I was about 15 and moved out here about three and a half years ago. I had been living in Brooklyn after college, working at a photo and styling agency in the Soho Tribeca area. The moving process was traumatic. I made the mistake of packing my…

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North Fork beekeeper Laura Klahre with Coffee Pot Cellars and Osprey's Dominion wine maker Adam Suprenant (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Bee Rancher Laura Klahre of Blossom Meadow Farm Talks Honeybees, Native Bees, and Coffee Pot Cellars

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Photo credit: Monique Singh-Roy, Northforker.com Q: How did you come to the North Fork? A: I came to Long Island for graduate school. I have a masters in marine science from Stony Brook. After graduating, I went to work as an oceanographer for the Federal Government in DC for a year, but I didn’t like it so I came back and settled on the North Fork.  On Long Island, I’ve worked for the Peconic Estuary Program and The…

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George and Lisa Haase, of the Fig and Olive Bed and Breakfast, on Slowing Down to Innkeep

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The Fig and Olive is one of your beautiful options for the Taste the North Fork getaway weekend packages, April 7-9. Q: How did you come to the North Fork? George: My parents bought Orient By The Sea Restaurant & Marina in 1978. Lisa and I met in 1981 and we’ve been coming out here ever since.  We had a summer place in Southold, on Ashomamack Pond. The shift to full time happened because we…

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Meet Your Innkeepers for the Weekend Escape April 7-9

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The North Fork is blessed with beautiful, unique places to stay–no corporate cookie cutter hotels here. Our lodging is a destination in itself. Because of the role lodging plays in shaping your vacation, it is a key differentiating factor as you consider which getaway package to book for the April 7-9 weekend. To help you find your perfect fit–each is objectively great–click around each Innkeeper’s website to see their photos and enjoy reading the Go…

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Maureen Radigan of The Child’s Garden on her Waldorf inspired, nature and arts-based pre-school, aftercare, and summer camps.

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Q: What is the Child’s Garden? A: The Child’s Garden is a year round preschool, after care and summer camp for 2-12 year olds. (Preschool is age 2-6.) My mission is to connect children with nature, gardening, and to foster reverence for and stewardship of the land. We’re small. I work with 8-10 preschoolers during the year, and 7-10 after care kids. The summer camp is probably 20-25 kids a day for 10 weeks. We’re…

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North Fork native & bayman Josh Clauss of Harvest Moon Oysters on oysters, wine and sailing the Caribbean.

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Q: How did you get to the North Fork? A: I’m born and raised on the North Fork. My parents moved there in the 70s, are still married and living in the same house.  But when I was old enough I moved around quite a bit—I like to travel to surf, visit different oceans and cultures. I came back to the North Fork after college, and ended up staying a little by accident—a stroke of…

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Lauren Lombardi of Lombardi’s Love Lane Market on Celebrating the North Fork by Transplanting a bit of Italy

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Q: How did you get to the North Fork? A: I grew up coming out to the North Fork. My family was in the restaurant business, we were closed one day a week, and that was the day we would come to the North Fork. That’s what we would do as a family. Year round. Q: One day a week on the North Fork—your family’s only day off—year round. That’s cool. Did you have any…

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Meet Artist Peter Treiber, Jr., now Farm Manager of Treiber Farms, one of Southold’s Newest Farms

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Q: How did you come to the North Fork? A: I’ve been coming out here my whole life. I’m originally from Sea Cliff, on the North shore of Nassau County. My parents are from Nassau County too. My mothers’ parents moved to Southold in 1985, and my parents bought a place in Orient in 1996. I decided to move out here full time last May, so I have been here since then. Q: I’ve never…

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Kate Altman’s Path from Film & Interior Design to Needle Arts Shopkeeper

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Q: Altman’s Needlearts is such an unusual store, with so many yarns, tools, and finished products. There’s nothing like it for many miles. How did you get into needle arts? A: I got into needle arts when I was a tiny kid, because I always loved to make things, but that wasn’t how I made my living. I was a production designer in film and an interior designer. I had my own company for 35 years. My interior design specialty…

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Adam Lovett of aMano and A Lure on a Lifetime in the Restaurant Industry & Putting Down North Fork Roots

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Q: How did you come to the North Fork? A: Through a series of restaurants with Tom Schaudel. In 2006 I’d had a seasonal restaurant on Dune Road in West Hampton Beach with him, called Passion Fish. That was a relocation of his Woodbury restaurant of the same name. Our lease wasn’t renewed, so then I helped him out with the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, which was another project of his at that time. We stayed…

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