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Last chance of the season to experience North Fork Designer Showcase

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For the past few years the twelve-room manse of Cutchogue Presbyterian Church has been taken over by designers and converted into a showcase called the North Fork Designer Show House. This season the house was redecorated by a new roster of interior designers and the house’s neighbor to the west, Jessica Lee, has allowed them to use her large red 19th century barn, covered outdoor seating area, hoop house and primitive potting shed. Four designers who participated in both of the 2014 shows will be decorating these spaces along with several new designers. The large garden in back of the house, connecting to the Lee residence, will be outfitted with decorative vignettes. The beneficiaries of the showcase are local charities, … Continue reading

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Romantic Lighthouse Tours in the Heart of Wine Country?

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Nothing evokes the romance of the past like a lighthouse. Most people who have visited the North Fork of Long Island have seen pictures of the Long Beach Bar lighthouse, also known as the “Bug Light,” but are unaware that thanks to the East End Seaport Museum (the organization was instrumental in funding the rebuilding of the lighthouse after it was destroyed by arsonists in 1963), you can visit this lighthouse. And what better way to wrap up a romantic mid-week stay to any one of the beautiful NFBBA North Fork wine country bed and breakfasts than a lighthouse tour. The lighthouse, off the western tip of Orient Beach State Park, at the entrance to Orient Harbor, was originally built … Continue reading

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