🌱 North Fork Daily: New Strawberry Fest Talent Show Wow + Fun Run

Hello, North Fork. Last night’s very first talent show at the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival brought out the best in this amazing community. Competitors ranging in age from 7 to 101 took part, showcasing not only their talents but also their true showmanship, as well as their dedication to their hometown, adult winners, the Peconic Landing Ukelele Club, donating their proceeds to help others.

In a world where we have been isolated for so long during COVID-19, this was exactly what this community needed: a chance to come together and encourage each other. Watching familiar faces like Lynn McCaffery, who performed her very first stand-up series on this stage, brought us all together. And that’s what we need now more than ever.

Hoping that this wonderful show continues next year.

A thunderstorm in the afternoon; hotter. High: 82 Low: 64.

Here are the top stories on North Fork today:

  1. The contestants for the first-ever Wow Crowd Strawberry Festival talent show: The crowd cheered for a delightful display of talent from contestants aged 7 to 101. (North Fork Patch)
  2. Run for fun on Shelter Island this weekend: See full details here. (Hamptons.com)
  3. Podcast: Make It A Strawberry Weekend on North Fork: Who picks this weekend? (Northforker)
  4. Splish Splash is hosting the Flat Belly Contest for Father’s Day: A fun event for dads everywhere. (News 12 Bronx)
  5. Sag Harbor keeps an eye out for seaplanes: The controversial issue was discussed at a recent village meeting. (East Hampton Star)

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Today on North Fork:

  • Greenhill Kitchen first annual summer launch event (7:00 p.m.)
  • Flower mandalas in the roundels – Session 1 (8h30)
  • In-Person Summer Chair Yoga (11:00 a.m.)
  • Fundraiser for Shelter Island Fireworks at Sunset Beach (6:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The North Fork Animal Welfare League: “One hundred and fifty days. Arabella, Cannoli, Sailor and Pup Tart have been waiting for their forever families for almost six months, and no staff member can understand why.” (The North Fork Animal Welfare League via Facebook)
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library: “Join Chef Rob for an in-person cooking class on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing is on the menu. See details below.” (Mattituck-Laurel Library via Facebook)
  • North Fork now: “Repost from @browdersbirds • Visit the farm! Open daily 9am-5pm. Fresh, organic chicken and all cuts of chicken available Thursday-Sunday. Also @westhamptonbeachfarmersmarket Saturday 9am-1am.” (North Fork now via Facebook)
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Lisa Finn

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