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…)

05/09/19 8:00am

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Marie Eiffel’s Market will be offering endive reset pastries as an alternative to flowers on Mother’s Day.

Lots of Island restaurants and shops will be open in time for Mother’s Day. Here’s a selection of special features being planned to honor Mom on her day. Restaurant reservations are advisable. 

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12/14/18 10:00am

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Making us proud
To the Editor:
“This trip changed my life.” (more…)

09/14/18 12:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

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Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

I stopped at Cornucopia on West Neck Road last week looking for a card.

While looking through the selection I began talking with proprietor Mary Lou Eichhorn about this Island gift shop that she keeps open every day. (more…)

12/22/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Presents under the tree.

COURTESY PHOTO | Presents under the tree.

“Why can’t every day be like Christmas?”

I was listening to Elvis singing that song last week while my grandchildren decorated my Christmas tree. They had a great time. And when they were finished, we went to Bella Vita and picked up a pizza. While they placed the ornaments in the best locations, they sipped hot chocolate I bought earlier at the Eagle Deli.  (more…)