Category: Long Island

Meet Your Winemaker: Long Island Wines

The following is a collection of articles I pitched & published to The Independent Newspaper in May of 2018.  Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here ANTHONY NAPPA: RAPHAEL WINERY Long Island Wine Country’s North Fork is a magical, six-mile viticultural area. Unlike several famed wine regions throughout the world, the aquatic surroundings of the North Fork

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Fare Pairs

The following is a collection of articles I pitched & published in The Independent Newspaper in April of 2018. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here ALMOND Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton hosted a Spring Chicken N’ Beer Dinner, in collaboration with Iacono Farms and Port Jefferson Brewing Co. The six-course meal was be prepared by Executive Chef

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Train Like A Navy SEAL

I did it on my own, but I wasn’t alone. I completed the challenge to prove I could. I did it to inspire others. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Long Island debut of Bonefrog, the world’s only obstacle course race owned and operated by the United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land

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Hill Street Boxing

I’ve got a new addiction. It’s Hill Street Boxing. If you’ve driven down Route 27 in Southampton, in a parking lot across from the Blackman building you’ve likely seen a forever parked Hill Street Boxing van, but the actual studio is next to the village movie theater. Walking in once to Avery Crocker’s Boxing Bootcamp

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Daily Fitness: Hamptons Float

Floatation Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, are typically perceived one of two ways: a blissful escape or a claustrophobic nightmare. Immersing oneself into an 8 x 4 foot space of salt water, with the option of no light or sound? It can sound jarring at first. However, despite how you choose to mentally

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Hanging Out In The Shed

Long Island is spreading its culinary wings with Huntington’s new go-to dining spot, The Shed Restaurant. Talk a walk down New Street in the village and you’ll find yourself stumbling across Instagrammable street art, opened wings begging for a photograph, as a greeting to the deliciousness of what’s ahead.   The location, that is a

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Daily Fitness: Eco FOODFitness

The article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Renee McCormack is a local East Hampton resident who, like myself, prides her lifestyle on the ability to balance fitness and food, inspiring her company, FOODfitness. Upon meeting at a local Starbucks, we instantly connected. Trying samples of peanut butter, Nutella, protein balls was otherworldly. Who

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Sweet Treats: Blossom Meadow Farm

This article first appeared in the February 7, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Bee keeper Laura Klahre has been creating a buzz with her two-acre organic farm in Southold. She has more than 20 years of experience in the unique profession. Blossom Meadow Farm originally began harvesting honey. There are 100 hives throughout

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North Fork Candles Get Lit

This article first appeared in the January 31, 2018  issue of The Independent Newspaper   Sip the wine, savor the local produce, and inhale the signature scents of the North Fork by candlelight. More than any other of the senses, our olfactory senses are the strongest at triggering emotions and memories. Suddenly a candle is

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Daily Fitness: Catching Some Snow

This article first appeared in the January 10, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   The Bomb Cyclone of 2018 showed us Northeasters just how tough we really are. All that snow had me thinking one thing, getting my butt on a mountain. As a beginner skier, I couldn’t tell you the last time I

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