04/22/16 10:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Bill Lieblein in front of Port of Egypt.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Bill Lieblein in front of Port of Egypt.

How strange that you can wave and say hello to someone just about every day for 20 years and yet know very little about them.

That’s the relationship I had with my neighbor, Bill Lieblein, until just a few days ago. I knew he was a fisherman and owned the popular Port of Egypt marina in Southold. Armed with those two facts, I asked him to tell me his story. (more…)

04/08/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  Brian Feinstein, and his father, Bob, last weekend at Augusta National Golf Club.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Brian Feinstein, and his father, Bob, last weekend at Augusta National Golf Club.

It’s April, and in the world of golf that means the Masters.

The annual Masters Golf Tournament is easily the most prestigious tournament on the Professional Golf Association (PGA) schedule. This invitation-only event played at Augusta National Golf Club every year since it was established in 1934, started Thursday, April 7, 2016.

What’s special for all Islanders this year is that one of our own, Brian Feinstein, competed on the hallowed Augusta National course. (more…)

03/12/16 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Leigh Notley hitting a shot off the third tee with a club that was popular 120 years ago.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Leigh Notley hitting a shot off the third tee with a club that was popular 120 years ago.

There’s a lake in northwest England called Windermere that is more than 10 miles long, the largest natural  lake in the country.

Just one mile to the east, at the top of a steep hill, is the town of Windermere, population 8,400. Here is where Leigh Notley was born, raised, educated and as a boy played many sports, such as cricket, rugby and football (soccer to you Yanks). (more…)

02/12/16 4:30pm

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Bailey waiting at the door to greet arrivals.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Bailey waiting at the door to greet arrivals.

This is the story of a dog, our dog, but it’s really a love story. Although I’m late to this game of man’s best friend, I must admit I never witnessed what a certain kind of true love is until I inherited a dog.

When I was a boy, a dog bit my mother. Because of that, she always had a dislike for them and we children were never allowed to have a puppy. She would tell us, “Dogs will bite you for just about anything.” (more…)