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Wow! Weddings on the Water

Wow! Weddings on the Water

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Though you’re in love and everything seems sunny, planning a wedding can become a stressful and anxiety-provoking time. Couples find that they have each spent a lifetime dreaming about this special day in differing, and perhaps even conflicting, ways. Mix in friends and families’ expectations (and suggestions), and storm clouds quickly gather. As […]

Hot Summer Reads

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

My idea of a relaxing summer day includes time to kick back, stretch out, and dive into an engrossing book. Many of this magazine’s readers feel the same; we’re pleased to include their recommendations in our annual list of good summer boating reads. One of my real favorites is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. […]

All Aboard to Rebuild Long Island!

All Aboard to Rebuild Long Island!

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nina Anastasio visited the offices of Boating Times Long Island to receive her “Boatload of Books” prize. Novelist Alison Caiola was on hand to present Nina with over 40 signed books! Alison donated her book, The Seeds of a Daisy, as did many other generous local, national, and international authors. Writer after writer sent us […]

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Be Mine Necklace is a sterling candy heart charm with faceted garnet on a sterling chain designed by Sueanne Shirzay for $75 http://sueanneshirzay.etsy.com (15% off for readers through March 31, 2013 by using code BOAT15). . . PhoneFetcher keeps her heart from racing since she’s not frantically digging through a purse for a ringing phone, […]

The Three of Us

The Three of Us

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One simple question signals that a family vacation may be about to falter. “Are we almost there yet?” makes every parent want to duck and cover, just to avoid what comes next. There’s the eye rolling coupled with a whiny, “I’m soooo bored.  When is this gonna get fun?” On its heels is the bickering […]

Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It had always been my dream to one day raise my headsail, stare straight into the eye of the wind, and let it sweep me away. I imagined myself at the helm (ten pounds thinner, of course), jibing, tacking, and coming about in perfect harmony. All I had to do was finally pass my twice-failed sailing test (my salty instructor growled that I had the chops, but lacked the confidence).