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…)

08/01/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

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Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

“A Taste of the Island,” the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) annual summer benefit, took place at the waterfront campus on Friday, July 27.

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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…)