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Sarah Phillips First & South Greenport NY restaurant

Q&A With Sarah Phillips of First & South

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Q: How did you come to the North Fork? A: Originally, via Jeddidah Hawkins Inn, G.Love and Roasted Pig. They were hosting a Fourth of July bbq that I attended with friends—I was living in the city, missing Long Island terribly and fell in love with their property and the idea of how special it was out here. There’s land, space to breathe, things to raise & this amazing concert held for us next to…

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Ed Harbes Harbes Family Farm Mattituck NY

Q&A With Ed Harbes III of Harbes Family Farm

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Ed Harbes III with his family, L to R: David, Lisa, Ed III, Monica, Jessica, Shannon, and Ed IV at the Mattituck farm stand. Children not pictured: Jason, Evelyn Martinez and Daniel.    Photo Credit: Carrie Miller Q: When did you come to the North Fork? A:  My family had a farm in Huntington; when they built the LIE in the 1960’s it  cut the farm in half. Shortly after that that my grandfather bought the farm in Mattituck where we…

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Q&A with Joe Corso, ‘Mayor’ of Cutchogue and the Peconic Retreat

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Q: Have you always been on the North Fork? A:  I’ve been coming out to the North Fork since I was a kid. I was a Nassau County guy and just kept moving east. We were summer people out here for many years, eventually buying a beach house in Greenport 25 years ago. We bought the Peconic Retreat a few years later—I had been in the medical device manufacturing industry prior to that, but the…

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Bob Kuhne North Fork Artist

Q&A with Bob Kuhne, North Fork Artist & Old Town Arts Guild President

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Q: Did you grow up on the North Fork? A: I moved here 30 years ago. I was born in Brooklyn, moved to Nassau County—near Levittown. After I graduated I moved to Suffolk County. My wife and I always used to come out East to the farm stands; we moved here 30 years ago and love it. Everywhere else got really developed and this area was one of the last hold- outs. Not knowing anyone…

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donna of Ruby's Cove Greenport

Q&A with Donna, the Keeper of the Cove at Ruby’s Cove Bed & Breakfast

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Q: Have you always been on the North Fork? A: No.  I was living in Santa Cruz CA, and had  been traveling for the five years prior to visiting Greenport. I came into town to meet an old friend’s new finance and for an event for my godson. So I was just coming for a few days. I fell in love with the north fork area and three days easily became three weeks.  I started…

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Pat Moriarty, Bauer's Love Lane Gift Shoppe, Mattituck NY

Q&A with Pat Moriarty, Owner of Bauer’s Love Lane Shoppe

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Q: Did you grow up on the North Fork? A: Not year round; I was what they call one of those ‘summer people’ for 60 years. When I was a little girl we rented out in Greenport in place called Breezy Shores. We used to have a little song that my uncle penned; it was ‘Beautiful Bountiful Breezy Shores/ There’s gnats at night but that’s alright/At beautiful bountiful Breezy Shores. “ Little unheated cottages that…

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Roz Dimon, Digital Artist

Q&A talks art and Shelter Island with artist Roz Dimon

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“I’ve got a pixel in my heart”   Q: Have you always been an artist? A: Yes. I was born an artist. That came from both of my grandmothers. But I became serious about myself as an artist when I was in college, my first year. I went to the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and did a program in Cortona, Italy. That year when I came home to Atlanta,…

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Q&A With Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste of the North Fork

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Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste The North Fork. Q: Have you always been on the North Fork? I’ve been on the North Fork almost 30 years; I’ve always been on long island, not just always on the East End. We’ve got family out here and we moved out here when my husband retired. Q: Why do you stay? I love living out here; it’s the combination of the land, the farmland, the water, and the people….

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Old Field Vineyards

Q&A With Ros Baiz of The Old Field Vineyards

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(From left to right, the Baiz family: Chris, Ros, Rozzy, Ryan, Perry, Zak. Check out The Old Field here.) Q: How did you get to the North Fork? A: I married Chris. Chris’s great grandmother bought The Old Field in 1918. They came here during the great flu epidemic to get out in the fresh air. It had been known as Mrs. Kreutzer’s Park Hotel & tavern. The buildings are all 1850s and 40s–pre-civil war;…

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Q & A with Mike Acebo, General Manager Brewer’s Greenport Marinas

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(Brewer’s Greenport Marinas = Brewer’s Yacht Yard & Brewer’s Sterling Harbor Marina) Q: Have you always been in the boat and marina business? A: No. I got into boats and marinas when I decided to settle down, get married. Q: What were you up to before that? A: I was a mountaineering instructor in Colorado. I worked for Outward Bound. I was a back country ski instructor, ran rafts in the Grand Canyon, anything else…

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