05/31/19 4:30pm

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This week, I’m going to devote this space to beers, which have been welcome guests at Island barbecues and beach picnics over the past holiday weekend. There are times when a beer is the perfect drink, especially with grilled foods or cold seafood on a summer day. I knew for this topic I should not trust my limited knowledge, but turn to my brother-in-law Hank McManus, who has a more extensive batch of brain cells dedicated to brews than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, for several years Hank wrote his own column on beer, for the newspaper “AM New York.”

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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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05/08/19 2:00pm

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Melanie Cordnetz and Bruce Miller won best hat on Derby Day.

Melanie Coronetz and Bruce Miller were the winners of the $50 Flying Goat Gift Certificate during Derby day at the Flying Goat. Her hat had horses hang down all the way around it and also on top of the brim.