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Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel Moby-Dick comes to mind, do you wonder what might have inspired him to write the tale? If so, Owen Chase’s memoir is a must read, especially in its newest version, Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition: The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman […]

Changes Are Coming to Life Jackets

Changes Are Coming to Life Jackets

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The way life jackets are categorized is changing. The code of I – V has been used for years to label and differentiate life jacket types, but new designs are in the works. Type code labels, unique to the United States, will no longer be used. According to BoatUS, type coding confuses boaters and […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One beautiful summer day, back in 2011, I went kayaking with a friend on the North Fork. Both of us were inexperienced, but it was a beautiful morning and we were ready to go! We put on our lifejackets, hopped into our double-seated kayak, and pushed ourselves off the shore. That’s all there is to […]

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Diamondback terrapins are a turtle species native to Long Island. You can find them wherever there are salt marshes. Russell Burke, a biology professor at Hofstra University, says diamondback terrapins do not travel as far as other turtle species. Diamondback terrapins live their whole life within a couple of miles of where they […]

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Dogs love to sunbathe during the warm summer months, lying on their backs, soaking in the sun, with their feet up in the air. Despite their furry appearance, dogs are at risk of sunburn and skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, just like humans. And just like humans, they should wear sunscreen, says veterinarian […]

Swim lessons for All

Swim lessons for All

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Think swim lessons are only for infants being taught how to float on their backs or toddlers splashing into a pool with the guidance of a swim instructor?  If you’re an adult who cannot swim, it’s an important water safety and life-saving skill. Danny Kurinskas, aquatic supervisor at the Sid Jacobson Y JCC (sjjcc.org), cautions, […]

Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many […]

Montauk Music Festival

Montauk Music Festival

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  The 6th Annual Montauk Music Festival takes place throughout the village of Montauk from Thursday, May 14, through Sunday, May 17. Tap your feet and dance to the beat of original music performed live by the artists at over 200 live shows at 40 venues. You’ll be treated to musical acts including alternative, rock, […]