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Category Archives: March 2016

Stony Brook Village

As Stony Brook Village celebrated its 75th anniversary this past January, Gloria Rocchio, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) reflected on Ward Melville’s original vision for the village. “This really is a living Williamsburg,” she says. Preserving Melville’s vision, Rocchio explains, “is absolutely critical.”

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Aloha Spring

Winter is on its way out, and a warm breeze is blowing this way! The spring collections have us looking forward to sunny days and sultry nights, with tropical colors that pack a punch and sandy neutrals that calm the soul.

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Floral Artistry

Whether you are planning a milestone celebration or casual dinner gathering – fresh flowers, with their willowy stems and brilliant hues help bring life to any event.

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Lorraine Bracco

There’s no looking back wistfully at the good ol’ days for  veteran actor Lorraine Bracco. At 61, Bracco, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and the hit HBO series, The Sopranos, is in a good place. “I’m in great shape,” Bracco says. “I’ve never been happier. I look good.”

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Restorative Waters

A babbling brook. Waves pounding the surf.  A stream gently cascading over rocks. No matter which mental image you conjure up, these water sources share a universal trait: They promote a sense of calm and peacefulness like no other. And in today’s homes, that same feeling can be translated to the outdoors to create a setting that invites tranquility through water design.

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How to Create a Joyful Home

Joy Mangano’s sprawling—14 bedroom, 13 bath—St. James estate is even more spectacular than one would imagine the home of an HSN superstar and inventor of the Miracle Mop, whose life story inspired the movie Joy, would be. In all of its grandeur, what struck me most about the pristine, 42,000 sq. ft. mansion, is that it has the welcoming warmth of a cozy cottage. I could immediately imagine Mangano cooking a pot of Sunday sauce with her family gathered around the kitchen.

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Alfa is Back

From grand operas to Michelangelo’s David to a goblet of fine Brunello, nearly everything Italian stirs the human soul. And that goes double for the cars, especially Alfa Romeo. For over a century, this storied marque has thrilled drivers, riders and spectators on street and track with raw power, spirited handling and a motoring sensuality that’s hard to put into words.

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New Island Fare

There’s a plethora of restaurants to choose from on the Island. Yet, in this ultra competitive marketplace, there are a few notable newcomers to add to the mix.

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Lee Woodruff

A wake-up call. That’s what Lee Woodruff thought she was getting when her hotel phone rang at 7am. It was the last day of a long weekend in Disney World and the mother of four kids had plans to tour Epcot. Instead of a hotel operator waking her up, on the other end of the phone was the president of ABC News telling Woodruff that her husband, Bob Woodruff, co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, along with his cameraman, had been hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. The news broke quickly that Bob was nearly killed and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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