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Susan Carey Dempsey

04/17/19 2:00pm

Ms. Dempsey explores sparkling wines of the North Fork.

When traveling with my gallant groom, we enjoy sampling the local cuisine, but we also make a point of asking the natives where they like to eat. So it was that we found ourselves, while in Dublin last week, visiting a wine bar called “The French Paradox.”

The name refers to the concept that the French seem able to enjoy a diet rich in cheeses and foie gras, supposedly offset by the healthy effect of wine.

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03/22/19 8:00am

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The cast of ‘The Addams Family’ creeping around on stage earlier this week.

High School’s production of ‘The Addams Family’ opens April 4. 

They’re creepy and they’re kooky — and they’re coming soon to a theater very near you. 

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03/06/19 2:00pm

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This week, Ms. Dempsey, reports on local whites from the front lines of the vineyards.

One of the best treats in these winter months is a visit to one of the many wineries that dot the north and south forks. This time of year, many of them are still open, and not busy with the tours and wedding parties of the summer. The staff can take the time to explain as much or as little as you’d like to know about the wine-making process while providing the opportunity to sample their wines.

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03/04/19 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A happy — and generous— crowd of revelers attended the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration at the Ram’s Head Saturday night.

Like a bright candle, the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration drew Islanders out of hibernation on Saturday, March 2, to help this worthy cause. Music, drinks and light fare were served up at the Ram’s Head Inn, where folks caught up with neighbors they hadn’t seen for a while. (more…)