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Shining a Light on Summer Skin

Shining a Light on Summer Skin

June 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The arrival of summer is hotly anticipated; we eagerly embrace water sports, relaxing beach getaways, and long boat rides. Our enthusiasm for outdoor activities must also renew our awareness about the dangers of sun exposure and the host of problems sunlight can cause, including burns, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Summertime’s sun rays actually hit the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a sunny and clear June day unfolded without a discernable wind and any perceptible humidity, my mother would remark on the “absence of weather.” In other words, focus on something else, because what are you going to complain about when the skies are blue and the temperature is pleasant? My mom’s observation sums up […]

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

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

What Kind of Powerboat is Right for Me?

What Kind of Powerboat is Right for Me?

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe you were on a friend’s boat and had a great time, and saw how much fun your kids had as well. Maybe you spent time on boats growing up or see others enjoying themselves out on the water and want to be a part of the fun. Whatever the reasons, the lure of boating […]

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A boater’s goal is to spend as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. However, there are known and hidden environmental concerns that may cause illness for some. Awareness and eliminating —or avoiding— certain triggers may enhance overall health and well being. Environmental illness can affect our daily lives and curtail activities. According […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It must truly be autumn if boaters are heading to the Montauk Fall Festival. This year’s event, hosted by the Montauk Chamber, will be held at the Village Green on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If there’s a chill in the air, it’s understandable that visitors to […]

The Tastes of Autumn

The Tastes of Autumn

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Autumn is the perfect time for purchasing gorgeous fresh picked produce at your local farmers market. I love the various varieties of seasonal squash, abundant leafy greens, and colorful, crisp apples that grace the stands. It’s this abundance that inspired me to devote an entire episode of the new season of Jazzy Vegetarian, my public […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I must have blinked once or twice in mid-summer, giving September an opportunity to sneak onto the calendar. If you’re anything like me, your Summer 2014 To-Do List is still quite long. Sure, I thoroughly enjoyed being on the boat, but I want additional sunny days and balmy nights aboard. Yes, I went to fun […]

Cleaning Our Beaches Together

Cleaning Our Beaches Together

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

    Boaters and beach goers value our shorelines and waterways, and want to see the removal of the garbage and debris littering our beaches and washing into the water. One group urging boaters to get involved in cleaning up our beaches and protecting the maritime environment is The Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral […]

Bottoming Out

Bottoming Out

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

            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. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Your boat is vibrating, running slower, and using more fuel to go to the typical places you’ve visited all summer.  These symptoms point to growth on your boat’s hull. Your pre-season prep with even the best bottom paint may not impede the growth that accumulates on a boat’s bottom by this point in the season. So […]

Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Fisherman’s Wharf, only one attraction appealed to her — a little tour boat, maybe a little over 19 feet. Its only seats were benches and the two-man crew sneaked sips and tokes in the bit of a cabin in the back (stealth was not their suit). My father’s eyes rolled. As the crew listed […]

September’s South Shore Events

September’s South Shore Events

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

South Shore boaters will enjoy fun events this September. The Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon through 4:30 pm at Captree State Park. There will be live music and arts and crafts exhibitors, and a variety of activities including touch tanks, marine biology, renewable energy, paddleboard lessons, […]

Flynn’s

Flynn’s

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island 631-531-5000 www.flynnsfireislandny.com Flynn’s is a waterfront gem located in Ocean Bay Park, offering fresh seafood, live music, and amazing ocean views. Established in 1937, Flynn’s is the perfect locale to have drinks or a meal by the water while enjoying the island’s breeze. The drinks menu […]

Back to School, On to Boating

Back to School, On to Boating

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Kids may generally not embrace the beginning of school, but you’ll spot more than a few parents dancing and singing the chorus of “Happy” while waving goodbye at the bus stop. Most of those parents promptly return to their normal routines, though some of them race to get to their boats. We asked readers a […]