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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The Real Life Romeo & Juliet

The 1980s were defined by a rock-and-roll voice so profound, so powerful, that women today still define love as a battlefield. Lindenhurst [Long Island] native and four-time Grammy Award winner, Pat Benatar’s songs of female empowerment, both tragic and hopeful, have transcended decades. Benatar and her husband and guitarist, Neil Giraldo, aka “Spyder,” have a

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Planting A Future

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Imagine planting an idea. Dig deep, lay the foundation, and watch as it takes form. With enough practice, patience, and knowledge, that single idea can grow over a lifetime into a movement. It can change a person’s way of living. That

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Submerge in Sound

It was 9 AM on a Saturday, also known as my busiest day of the week. I was mentally clenched, preparing for all the event coverage ahead in the Hamptons and somehow lacking my routine cup of morning caffeine, before submerging in my first Sound Bath experience at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen studio in Sag

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Mindfulness

(This article first appeared in the December 13, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Sag Harbor resident and educator, Kristen Dehler recently completed her five-week course initiative, Beginning Mindfulness for Kids, a program at The John Jermain Memorial Library. Through the help of two middle school volunteers, Lyra and Ava, 13 children from Sag

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Lulu Kitchen & Bar Review

(This article first appeared in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   It’s a Thursday night in Sag Harbor and the scent of crisp air and cozy fireplace smoke blankets me — an emblematic combination for fall. Neighborhood fireplaces aren’t the source of the delicious fragrance; it’s the wood-fired oven at Lulu

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Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix in Sag Harbor

(This article first appeared in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   After eight months of rebuilding from a fire that devastated Sag Harbor in December 2016, SagTown reopened its doors on August 5 with a new wave of business. “I finished the construction that Friday night at midnight and we opened

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Daily Fitness: Flyboarding, Horizon is the Limit

(This article first appeared in the August 2, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) Flyboarding. Like something out of an aquatic sci-fi film. Boosters on your feet as you soar toward to the sky with nothing but water beneath you. Marty McFly couldn’t have even imagined this, but the Riva brothers did. Brothers Dane Riva

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de Kooning & Friends: A Tribute to the Past

(This article first appeared in the May 3, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Mary Montes, a rural New Jersey native, grew up enamored with the New York art scene with countless memories visiting with her uncle. A New York artist during the mid-late 20th century, her uncle would paint a visual image, detailing

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Daily Fitness: A Practice For Everyone

(This article first appeared in the April 12, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   My typical response to participating in a yoga class is “Namaste out of it.” However, it’s hard to argue yoga’s multitude of benefits, such as increased flexibility, muscle strength, circulatory health, and injury protection (among many others) that come with

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Sag Harbor: A Hopeful Future

(This article first appeared in the January 11, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   When the massive fire broke out in the historic village of Sag Harbor on the frigid morning of December 16, businesses, homes and memories all fell victim to the roaring flames that ripped through Main Street. One of those businesses,

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