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Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to host a theme dinner party for cherished friends. With colorful cuisine, satisfying flavors, and a chocolaty dessert, this menu fills the bill for a fun party that will warm hearts any time of the year as well. Stuffed Red Pepper Boats Makes 4 servings Vibrant red pepper […]

Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

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On August 7, 1789, George Washington signed the National Lighthouse Act, placing all the new nation’s lighthouses, buoys, coastal beacons, and other navigational aids under the federal government’s control. Exactly 225 years later, a group of historians and mariners celebrated the unveiling of the National Lighthouse Museum, an institution on Staten Island dedicated to preserving […]

A NACK for Paddling

A NACK for Paddling

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From its beginning, the North Atlantic Canoe and Kayak (NACK) group has worked to help paddlers enhance safety and develop skills. Founded in 2005 and based on Long Island, they have programs that cover paddlesports throughout the northeastern United States. NACK’s mission statement is straightforward: “We believe that a strong commitment to training and assessment […]

Small Vessel, Big City

Small Vessel, Big City

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Seeing New York City from a kayak is a ritual for Bonnie Aldinger. Though the buildings look sky-high, and her kayak must look teeny from the top of the Statue of Liberty, Aldinger isn’t fazed. She’s an adventurous kayaker (and canoe paddler) who’s lived in NYC most of her adult life, blogging about her adventures […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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During all of my years on the water, I focused on power boating. My parents owned a 21-foot cuddy cabin when I was growing up, and I’ve owned boats of my own from 16 to 37 feet.  Before buying my current boat with twin engines, the boats I owned were single engine outboards and inboards. […]

A Fish Can Fly?

A Fish Can Fly?

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You know that airplanes and birds fly, but did you know there is a species of fish that can fly? In the book called The Amazing World of Flyingfish by Steve N.G. Howell, readers learn about flyingfish — what they are, how they fly, what they look like, and where to see one. If you […]

Bottoming Out

Bottoming Out

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            Unless you’re far offshore, shallow waters and narrow channels are a fact of life that may cause your vessel to go aground. Should it happen, do you know what to do when your bottom hits the bottom? Your first concern should always be for the safety of your crew. […]

Walking in Beauty

Walking in Beauty

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Long Island offers many ways to reconnect with our natural surroundings.  Nautical activities on the water are often restorative; on land, hiking near the shore is another great way to recharge. Calverton Ponds Preserve in Calverton and Pine Neck Sanctuary in East Quogue are two pristine woodlands that are part of the Central Pine Barrens, […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

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        If it’s September, it must be time for the annual Greenport Maritime Festival. Hosted by the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation and the Village of Greenport, this 25th anniversary festival promises a great time for all on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. You may wonder, what makes up […]

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Michael Griffin is a native New Yorker who has many fond memories of going deep-sea fishing in his youth. He lives near Long Island with his wife, son, and cat (who is sitting in his lap as he types this).

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Tab Hauser has loved boating through chartering.  In 2004, Tab and his wife Maureen purchased a used 35′ Carver 35 MY on eBay; they’ve now upgraded to a 46’ Viking Sport Cruiser.  Tab has written on travel and business in various publications and keeps an active travel site at www.tabhauser.com.

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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  Paul Knieste is an R.N. in psychiatry and a professional photographer. He is an avid boater and fisherman in the waters of East Rockaway Inlet and Montauk Point, and loves cooking.

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Beth Kutcher, a SUNY Geneseo graduate with a degree in Psychology and English-Creative Writing, works with adults with developmental disabilities and plans to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Melissa McMahon enjoys water sports and boating with her family. She spends most weekends on the water and enjoys writing about her activities. Visit her website: http://www.onthewaterwithmelissa.com

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Sam Mines is a graduate of Buffalo State College and a sports blogger for www.thescooppress.com and http://doublegsports.com. He’s actively seeking a career in sports media and welcomes any opportunity. He also aspires to acquire a huge boat.  

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

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Maureen Dolan Murphy is the Executive Programs Manager for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an active member of the Long Island Sound Study and the Chair of the South Shore Estuary Reserve Citizens Advisory Committee. She has worked on a variety of environmental issues for more than 10 years.