They were eaten by tigers and crocodiles, murdered by unfriendly locals, slept alone in jungles and were often racked by fevers of unknown origin.
The plant hunters of bygone centuries all suffered from the same disease. They called it “botanomania.” They risked their lives in the search for the unknown plant, which was apparently an irresistible attraction. (more…)
Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We welcome our returning partner, Peconic Landing Community Connections and their Indie Movie Club. (more…)
School has just started but high school sports are already into the throes of pre-season, having started practices at the end of August.
The Shelter Island volleyball team has 18 athletes, and has already shown both enthusiasm and skill during the first week of practice. (more…)
Catherine Becker has lived at the top of the hill on Little Ram Island for the past 55 years.
Born in 1917, Catherine is a living witness to much of 20th century history. From her vantage in a modest home on that high point of land on Shelter Island, she’s spread her unforgettable brand of humor, warmth and serene confidence. The poet Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Catherine has the rare gift of making the people around her feel good. (more…)