On Tumbleweed Tuesday, Northforker employees look back on their favorite moments from the summer of 2022 – Northforker | Dauktion

A Greenie Treasure Hunt (Credit: Michelina Da Fonte)

Do you remember the first day of school when your teacher asked you to get up and tell the class what you did over the summer?

Well, we didn’t embarrass anyone, but in the spirit of the ending summer, we asked the Northforker staff to share with us what they enjoyed in North Fork this summer.

From treasure hunts to nautical adventures, here’s what they had to say!

“I had the opportunity to spend a day on the water and learn to sail with Easterly Sailing in Greenport. Yes, it was technically a work assignment, but certainly not a bad way to spend an early summer day under the sparkling Peconic Bay sun. It was a new experience for me and definitely an unforgettable feeling of calm and peace but also of adventure and adrenaline. Thanks again to Capt. Paul Kreiling and First Mate James Lockley for the invitation!” – Tara Smith, senior author

“I’m new to the North Fork so this summer has been about exploring everything it has to offer. My favorite moments have been those spent with family and friends at wineries like Jamesport Vineyards, Bridge Lane and Croteaux. I also appreciate our proximity to the water and have often enjoyed the views of Peconic Bay while walking along the beach.” — Victoria Caruso, reporter

“One of our favorite things to do in North Fork is the Greenie Supply & Tackle Treasure Hunt. This summer we took a family visiting from the area. It was so much fun to see that not only the kids participated but also the adults. The map took us to the very end of the North Fork which gave us a magnificent panoramic view of the water – we were all in awe. Although I would consider myself very experienced when it comes to hunting, this particular edition of the Treasure Map was a tough nut to crack and took a lot of courage. Our unwavering determination, especially from my brother-in-law, paid off when we found the gold loot and declared it “the best adventure ever.” — Michelina Da Fonte, Associate Content Director

“My wife Vera and I got married in North Fork a decade ago and most years try to dine at a North Fork restaurant on our anniversary in July. In the years when we are super organized we make it to Brecknock Hall to take a picture with the kids on the same steps we got married on (obviously this is more difficult as the kids have gotten older!). 10 this year we decided to have a special occasion dinner, tried something new away from the kids and enjoyed the food and drink at Southold Social in Southold. That being said, the summer on North Fork was spent exploring well-known favorites. On a simple evening that stood out, we took the kids and the new puppy we adopted from the Southold Animal Shelter to the Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead, where they even have dog treats on the menu.” — Grant Parpan, Content Director

Photo credit: Alice Falcone Courtesy of the photo

Terra Vite Winery & Vineyard hosted a fabulous Pride event in June which I was able to attend with my partner and friends and it was a lovely afternoon of great food, wine and fellowship. It was really great to see other members of the North Fork LGBTQ community in such a beautiful setting. A little summer rain threatened to put a damper on the celebrations, but in the end the sun shone through, making for a memorable and beautiful day. — Lee Meyer, reporter

A lifelong friend I met in high school — circa 1980s — who now lives out of state, stopped by on a weekday in Long Island this summer, so I knew I’d take her to a vineyard after work had to take with me. I chose Lieb Cellars and it was an all round hit. It was just after a light rain and we were sitting outside on one of the wooden benches. Our view and what we ordered was delicious. She enjoyed a red, her Estate Teroldego-Lagrein, while I enjoyed a white, her Estate Riesling. We paired it with crackers topped with manchego and figs. A great memory was left on the North Fork. – Christine Kelly-Smimmo, Associate Artist

My #1 most relaxing evening of the year was spent swimming on my brother’s boat in the bay near Goose Creek and watching the Wednesday night sail races around Shelter Island. We enjoyed dinner and music on the boat and then caught a beautiful sunset on the way back to the dock! For me, summer is not complete without a trip on the water. — Cerria Orientale Torres, sales manager

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