05/23/19 4:30pm

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By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane

The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.

Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)

12/13/18 4:30pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS
Cold didn’t dampen the spirit of the season at tree lighting.

Temperatures hovered in the 20s on December 5 when Islanders huddled together at Police Headquarters for the annual lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Thanks to a steady program of music and the spirit of joy of the season, no one seemed concerned about the cool air.

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05/24/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The brand-new Clark Gallery, opening May 24 in the Heights, features the work of Rory and Joel Gevis .

Islanders have waited patiently — or not so — for the start of summer. This weekend will mark another beginning, with a host of new businesses opening on the Island. (more…)