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from the PubLisher If you haven’t had time to make plans for a quick getaway this summer, we’ve done all of the legwork for you. Alex Karcev’s cover story “Choose Your Own Adventure” lays out four fool-proof itineraries at some of Long Island’s most beautiful locales: the North Shore, Shelter Island, North Fork and Long Beach. Each one is a recipe for a perfect mini-vacation. All of the ingredients are included, times, locations, things to do while you’re there, just add your own personal touch and away you go! There were so many images to share for this story that we uploaded more at MilieuLI.com/Adventure. While you’re on the site, be sure to sign up for a free home subscription to Milieu! With the huge impact Sandy has had on Long Island, a massive amount of debris removal, damage assessment and reconstruction had to be completed in a record amount of time. The entire Island came together in a heroic effort to get our beaches ready for the busy summer season. On special assignment for Milieu, the latest installment of Anna Dinger’s “Beach Patrol” on p. 36 is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of our shores that you will find anywhere. While our cover model Rachel Delacalzada looks like she is posing in a Hawaiian paradise, photographer Jon Vater actually took the photos on location at a stunning North Shore estate. Delacalzada lives and works in Huntington, reiterating our commitment to feature only Long Island women on the cover of Milieu. For more unique things to do in July, our “Trendy 10” on p. 12 is full of great ideas. Check out “The Shopping List” Beach Chic styles on p. 16, followed by “Style Spotlight.” Were those pictures taken on Oahu or The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville? Flip to p. 26 to find out.

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July is... national cell Phone courtesy month

Cell phone users are called upon to be courteous of others in July, by refraining from simple annoyances like talking loudly while shopping and keeping the ringer on during meetings, to more serious offenses like texting while driving.

Women’s News

ny addresses Pay equity, harassment, trafficking

national ice cream month onth

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan called for all Americans to observe “appropriate ceremonies and activities” in celebration of this sweet treat every July and we are happy to oblige. On National Ice Cream Day—July 21—establishments like Carvel, Cold Stone Creamery and Baskin Robbins, usually offer sweet specials to celebrate.

this day in JuLy

events On the Fourth of July, America will celebrate her 237th birthday with a little help from the Grucci Family, right here on Long Island. In 1870, the Gruccis brought their pyrotechnic artistry from Italy to Elmont. Since then, Fireworks by Grucci has become world renowned, producing shows worldwide from presidential inaugurations to the Olympics. this July 4th, experience their legendary show after sundown at Umbrella Beach, Montauk; Morgan Park, Glen Cove; and Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip.

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JuLy 2, 1937—

Amelia Earhart disappears in flight.

JuLy 4, 2004—the

Freedom tower cornerstone is laid.

JuLy 7, 1981—Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman nominated for Supreme Court Justice.

JuLy 11, 1960—to Kill a Mockingbird is published. JuLy 16, 1999—John F. Kennedy, Jr. dies in a plane crash.

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JuLy 19, 1976—Gymnast Nadia Comaneci scores the first perfect “10” at the Olympics. saturday, JuLy 20

JuLy 20, 1969—Neil Armstrong & Buzz

Backyard Games

Get in the game! teams of six will compete in games like tug of War and Ladder Golf to Cornhole and Kan Jam, at the Backyard Games tournament for locals ages 21 and over. Brush up on your skills with some of the games we’ve spotlighted on p. 42. After all, the winning team will walk away $500 richer! (Declan quinn’s, Bay Shore. 12 p.m., LIBackyardGames.com)

JuLy movie Premiere

Aldrin walk on the moon.

JuLy 23, 1999—Eileen M. Collins becomes the first woman to command a space shuttle. friday, JuLy 12

Melissa Etheridge @ NYCB theatre at Westbury, 8 pm

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Hot Chelle Rae @ tanger Outlets at the Arches, 6 pm (Free)

JuLy 23, 2011—Amy Winehouse dies from alcohol poisoning. JuLy 24, 1990—the Gulf War begins. JuLy 29, 1981—

Prince Charles and Diana wed.

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation in June to end discrimination and inequality based on gender. If enacted by the Legislature, the Women’s Equality Act would achieve pay equity, stop sexual harassment, prevent pregnancy discrimination, strengthen human trafficking laws and protect a woman’s freedom of choice. “In 1848, the women’s suffrage movement began in America at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls,” said Cuomo. “Since then, New York has been at the forefront of important social and legal movements that have advanced the equal treatment of all people. Over the years, however, New York has fallen behind in its role as a progressive leader on women’s rights.” The new law would ban sexual harassment in every workplace, regardless of the number of employees. Right now, NY State law only prohibits sexual harassment in workplaces with four or more employees. More than 60 percent of NY State employers have less than four employees, so this bill would have a significant impact. In 2011, women accounted for 75 percent of all sexual harassment complaints filed with the NYS Division of Human Rights and 83 percent of those filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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binge drinking on the rise

1 in 8 women binge drink. Binge Drink = to have at least 4 drinks in one sitting, 3x per month). White college grads in their 20s with a household income of $75K or more drink the most, according to the CDC.

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Sugar Ray & Smashmouth @ the Paramount, 8 pm

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FARMSTAND APP Enjoy more locally grown fresh food with this app that helps locate local farmers’ markets, which tend to change schedules from season to season. Whether you’re at home or away for the weekend, see what’s for sale nearby and share photos of your delicious puchases, then share your posts on Facebook and twitter. the best part is about the app is that it’s user updated and you can add and/or update market details if you’re the first to discover them. (Free, Available on itunes.com)

the long-awaited home of the Blizzard has finally opened its doors on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa to an island that has been tortured by Dairy queen commercials for years. the LI flagship franchise owned by Laura Maier opened in June and is doling out the famous Dq soft-serve treats mixed with everything from Oreos and cookie dough to cheesecake and poundcake. Dq also carries delicious meals like the Iron Grilled Cheese and Flamethrower Chicken Sandwich, comfort foods we once had to travel hours to enjoy. Yum! (5366 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa, LongIslandDq.com)

DINOSAuR SAFARI OPENS AT WCS’S BRONx ZOO take a trip back to the Mesozoic Era with Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari, an exhibit that includes more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs like the famous t-Rex—that’s 40 feet long and snarls and spits—and the giraffe-like herbivore Brachiosaurus. the re-creation of the exhibit isn’t just the dinosaurs., even the plants and trees reflect the time period. “the Dinosaur Safari experience is a total immersive experience,” says Jim Breheny, WCS Executive vice President, General Director WCS Zoos and Aquarium and Bronx Zoo Director. “the dinosaurs are realistic and through the entire safari visitors are surrounded by thick jungle foliage, which really adds to the experience and helps you imagine that you have traveled back in time to see these amazing creatures.” the engagement will run through September 8th and will be included in the total Experience ticket. ($6 in addition to general admission; $16.95 for adults and $12.95 for children, BronxZoo.com/Dino)

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the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead has launched a new Shark Keeper program, just in time for Shark Week in August. visitors experience a unique up-close, hour-long experience with these slippery aquatic predators in the aquarium’s largest exhibit. At the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit visitors can actually feed sand tiger sharks (with a pole of course). Guests can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of animal care work areas. ($75 per person, LongIslandAquarium.com/ Photo Credit: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center)

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FRESH A variety of healthy comfort food options can be found at Fresh, a restaurant that recently opened in Bridgehampton. Relying on the bounty of local farmstands and fishermen, the restaurant offers menu items from vegan entrées and salads to juicy steaks to satisfy everyone’s palate. “the menu at Fresh is abundant with organic, raw, gluten-free and vegetarian options,” says Chef-Owner todd Jacobs. “My menus are always driven by what’s local. From fish locally caught in the wild using sustainable practices to antibiotic- and growthhormone-free meats from small farms, all ingredients embody my belief in organic and local food.” (203 Sag Harbor tpke., Bridgehampton, FreshHamptons.com)

THE LEIBER COLLECTION Judith Leiber is a favorite of First Ladies since 1953, nearly all of whom have carried her crystal-encrusted clutches to fabulous affairs. Celebrities like Barbara Walters and Mary tyler Moore have aksi taken a liking to her tiny pieces of award-winning artwork and have been seen carrying them on the red carpet. to celebrate the designer’s 50 years in business, the Leiber Collection exhibit has opened to the public in East Hampton, showcasing nearly 500 of her most famous handbags created from 1962 to 2004. (Free, Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 p.m., 446 Old Stone Hwy., East Hampton, LeiberCollection.org)

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6 KONTOKOSTA WINERY this Greenport winery offers wine connoisseurs a tasting room, wine library, winemaking facility and cellar on its 62 acres, including more than a quarter-mile of waterfront views. Registered with the U.S. Green Building Council under the LEED New Construction 2009 rating system, Kontokosta is the first LEED gold-certified winery on the North Fork. “From its inception, our wind-powered winery was designed to provide our guests panoramic views of both the Long Island Sound to the north and our sustainably farmed vineyards to the south,” says Michael Kontokosta., Proprietor & vineyard Manager. “Our wines reflect our vineyard’s proximity to the sea— especially our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc. It is beautiful and has a racy crispness with a hint of salt air on the nose.” (Open daily, KontokostaWinery.com) *Learn more about Kontokosta Winery in our cover story! (p. 29)

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RAIN ROOM AT MOMA

If June didn’t dump enough rain on you, head over to Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art, which is now featuring Rain Room, a component of the museum’s exhibit EXPO 1: New York, a festival exploring ecological challenges. Rain Room will be open through late July, offering visitors a unique experience: a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, ultimately allowing visitors the chance to control the rain. While humans will likely avoid getting drenched, MoMA does warn that it’s possible you may get slightly wet. Either way, leave your umbrella at home because this is one rainy day you won’t want to miss! ($25, Moma.org)

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toms classic slip-onn

Lightweight, nature-infused, burlap slip-ons are easy on your feet. ($54, Jildor, Jildor.com)

sarong

A colorful summer pattern flows over this woven sarong. ($12.95, H&M, HM.com)

kkushcush ushcush one-Piece Lovey Jumper Cute, striped one-piece ties at the waist. ($165, Anthropologie, Anthropologie.com)

Lovebirds bangle

Brightly decorated bangle features magnetic hinge. ($58, Ann taylor, Anntaylor.com)

milly collection Patent Wicker clutch

Wicker with leather trim. ($120, Banana Republic, BananaRepublic.Gap.com)

topshop map Print bandeau bikini

Bandeau top and side-tie bottoms can be worn anywhere on Earth. ($64, Nordstrom, Garden City, Nordstrom.com)

Lolli Peplum one-Piece swimsuit this vintage-inspired swimsuit by Lolli has an underwire top with a feminine peplum waist. ($100, Urban Outfitters, UrbanOutfitters.com)

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turtle Long necklace there’s a surprise inside this turtle— glass pearls and a turquoise-tone starfish. ($65, Betsey Johnson, BetseyJohnson. com)

Waviators

Unsinkable floating sunglasses in an array of bold colors are a must-have for the beach. ($30, Waviators, WavesGear.com)

SPLuRGE PLuRGE vS�STEAL TEAL nina sunhat

A vibrant-orange polyester sunhat. ($39.50, Banana Republic, BananaRepublic. Gap.com)

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sandless beach towel

Enjoy the beach virtually sandfree thanks to military technology. ($59.95, Hammacher Schlemmer, Hammacher.com)

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tommy hilfiger towel

Bright kelly green towel with hipster shades. ($19.99, Macy’s, Macys.com)

Women’s americana graphic tank

kate spade Popsicle studs

Mini pink popsicles on 14-karat gold-filled posts. ($48, Kate Spade, KateSpade.com)

tiffany seasider tote

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Lilly Pulitzer maxi dress

Colorful coral print on bright blue. ($69, Second time Around, Huntington, SecondtimeAround.net)

eileen fisher two-tone ocean flatform Be cute and comfy on the sand. ($108.50, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, LastCall.com)

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Patriotic graphics are 50 States of Awesome. ($12.94, Old Navy, OldNavy.com)

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housewives beach necklace

Featuring Swarovski crystal encrusted starfish and vibrant bead detailing. ($68, HousewivesJewelry.com)

stubbs & Wootton star navy slipper

Needlepoint slipper with a patriotic punk-rock print. ($400, StubbsAndWootton.com)

alexis ombre caftan

Ruby-red coloring and superlightweight feel give this caftan the ultimate beach appeal. ($129, Intermix, IntermixOnline.com)

maslin & co. Jaguar hide beach towel & Leather holster

Je-kai Linen skirt

One size, with comfortable elastic waistband takes you from beach to boardwalk in style. ($62, Ooh La La Boutiques, OohLaLaBoutiques.com)

Lilly Pulitzer starboard skinny bangles

A plush and reversible, spotted jaguar hide-shaped beach towel. ($225, Saks Fifth Avenue, Huntington, SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Seashells, fish and bright beads cover these beautiful bangles. ($68, Lilly Pulitzer, LillyPulitzer.com)

Wanted cypress ypress flat sandal andal

cinda b. Weekender ii

A mid-sized duffle bag perfect for a short escape. ($95, CindaB.com)

thong hong sandal with jewel encrusted seahorse design, metallic straps and adjustable buckle. ($36.99, the he Shoes I Love, Oceanside, theShoesILove.com) heShoesILove.com)

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Keep things simple with this exotic clutch. ($175, Kate Spade Outlet, tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park, tangerOutlet.com/DeerPark)

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Shot on location at The Crescent Beach Club, Bayville theCrescentBeachClub.com

Beach Totes: (from left to right) White Sequin Tote ($49, Fox’s) Kate Spade Popsicle Coin Purses ($78 each, Bloomingdale’s) Tory Burch Straw Tote ($265, Bloomingdale’s) Tory Burch Rattan Tote ($450, Bloomingdale’s) Madame Beaded Tote ($80, Ooh La La) Muche et Muchette Blue Tote ($28, Lonny’s)

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Thing Accessorize Your Summer Look with Brilliant Beach Bags, Sandals & Jewelry

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Stand Out Sandals Clockwise from top: Wanted Juno Sandal ($36.99, the Shoes I Love); Boutique 9 Coral Sandal ($99, Last Call by Neiman Marcus); Extreme Snake Sandal ($29.99, the Shoes I Love); In Touch Beaded Back Sandal ($38, Ooh La La); Lola Cruz Champagne Sandal ($245, Jildor); Bamboo Pumpkin Flat Sandal ($21.99, the Shoes I Love); Cape Robbin Malia Sandal ($29.99, the Shoes I Love); B Brian Atwood Callas Sandals ($175, Jildor)

Stores: The Shoes I Love (Multiple Locations, theShoesILove.com) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (Deer Park, tangerOutlet.com/DeerPark) Ooh La La Boutiques (Multiple Locations, OohLaLaBoutiques.com) Jildor (Multiple Locations, JildorShoes.com)

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Beachy Beads THE SHOPPING LIST

JuJu Bracelet ($80, Lonny’s) Yellow Beaded Bracelet ($40, Lonny’s) Alex & Ani Thin White Bracelet ($32, Periwinkle Blue) Alex & Ani Souk Wrap Mosaic ($38, Bloomingdale’s) Alex & Ani White Wrap Bracelet ($48, Periwinkle Blue) Asha Leo Ring ($285, Periwinkle Blue) Asha Cancer Ring ($285, Periwinkle Blue)

Stores: Bloomingdale’s (Garden City & Huntington, Bloomingdales.com) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (Deer Park, tangerOutlet.com/DeerPark) Lonny’s (Multiple Locations, Lonnys.com) Periwinkle Boutique (Multiple Locations, PeriwinkleBoutique.com) Zachary’s Fine Jewelry (Huntington, ZacharysFineJewelry.com)

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Roni Blanshay Three Bars Turquoise Bracelet ($155, Periwinkle Blue) Roni Blanshay Red Buddha Turquoise Bracelet ($350, Periwinkle Blue) Roni Blanshay Two Bars Large Beaded Turquoise Bracelet ($265, Periwinkle Blue) Roni Blanshay Buddha Turquoise Bracelet ($340, Periwinkle Blue)

Ruby Key Charm on Coral Beaded Bracelet ($379, Zachary’s) White Beaded Bracelet with Colored Stone Charms ($379, Zachary’s) Starfish Charm Bracelet ($449, Zachary’s) Beige Beaded Bracelet ($74, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) White Beaded Bracelet ($83, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Plum Beaded Bracelet ($51, Last Call by Neiman Marcus) Aqua Beaded Bracelet ($619, Zachary’s) Pearl & Ruby Cord Bracelet ($807, Zachary’s) Turquoise Beaded Bracelet ($875, Zachary’s)

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StyLe SPotLigHt

Hot Property Living in Luxury Photographed at a Lloyd Neck Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International listing on Sea Crest Drive.

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Above: Turquoise Dress (POR, Runway Couture) Bangles ($58 for small, $74 for large, Last Call by Neiman Marcus), Lauren Merkin Clutch ($155, Last Call by Neiman Marcus), Belle by Sigerson Morrison Alice Sandal ($275, Nahla & Co.) Right: Gold Multi-Strand Necklace ($35, Last Call by Neiman Marcus), Dweck Turquoise Clip On Earrings ($350, Last Call by Neiman Marcus), Ralph Lauren Jersey Dress ($798, Marshs, Huntington), Nancy Gonzalez Clutch ($995, Marshs, Huntington)

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Below: Brown Bikini ($83 per piece), Gray Bikini ($50 for top, $30 for bottom), Fringe Necklace ($160), Indah Top & Bottom (Maya Indah Bra $37, Berry Panty $24 and Mika Shorts $63), Wings Hawaii Rings (from $125) Bottom: Pink Flower Halo ($35), Red Dress ($154), Multi-Colored Scarf ($48), Red Bikini ($88 for bottom, $79 for top), Black & White Scarf Sarong ($59), White Bikini ($114 for bottom, $79 for top), Shell Necklace ($160) the above products are all available at Hanalei and Kula’s.

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Choose Your Own Adventure THE NORTH FORK LONG BEACH THE NORTH SHORE SHELTER ISLAND

By Alex Karcev Where can you go for a quick three-day weekend to escape the everyday and feel like you’ve gotten away from it all? Where can you dine, drink, shop, chill and enjoy the outdoors for just a few days? Check out the following travel itineraries and you may just discover a new favorite summer adventure right in your own backyard. MilieuLI.com/Adventure

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The North Fork

While the South Fork of Long Island is a chic magnet for the fashionable, the North Fork is a foodie’s haven. Local is the law of the land, and menus abound with options using ingredients culled from the neighborhood. It’s the heart of Long Island’s Wine Country with charming farm stands, quaint villages, country roads, lush parks, endless beaches and historical lighthouses. Nourish your soul and your stomach, all in one spot.

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opened his namesake restaurant two years ago, he yearned for an afterwork hangout. Now, Noah’s has an extended bar featuring local beer and late-night menu with inventive dishes like beer- and bacon-glazed spiced almonds, red crab tacos and Crescent Farms’ duck BBq.

9 a.m. Go where the locals go: Score a great cup of coffee and some breakfast at Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck. “We are ready for a busy summer and are really excited about our new Love Lane Lounge outdoor dining area,” owner Carolyn Iannone says. Daily specials change with the abundance of local ingredients available on the North Fork, she says, “like hand-picked organic strawberries from Sang Lee Farms, mint from our backyard herb garden and eggs from neighboring farmers. So delicious and always made with love!”

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10 a.m. Fall in love with Love Lane, a road of charming merchants. Find a beach read at indie bookstore BookHampton and mark your calendar for the annual Love Lane Street Fair.

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11 a.m. Pick up one of Rachel Ray’s “official snacks of the day.” North Fork Potato Chips are made in Mattituck using field-fresh potatoes grown in North Fork soil.

7 a.m. visit a vintage American diner. The Cutchogue Diner is right on Cutchogue’s Main Road and is a landmark in the community. Housed inside a retro Kullman dining car, this cool eatery serves old-school diner fare. Photo by Michael Fannon

Noon Have a toast at Liv vodka in Baiting Hollow. An alternative to the North Fork’s famous wineries, this distillery and tasting room, located on 5000 acres of potato farms, houses the only vodka made on the Island. 2 p.m. Check into Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. “Jedediah is that rare blend of upscale luxury delivered in a relaxed and warm environment,” says Executive Chef Lia Fallon. “Because we only have six rooms there is a definite intimate atmosphere at the Inn, but the restaurant and bar draw people from far and wide so there’s a buzz about the place. Guests receive a complimentary wine tasting surrounded by 22 acres of fragrant gardens and farmlands. 7 p.m. treat yourself to a fine-dining experience featuring local bounty at Jedediah Hawkins Restaurant. this summer season, the restaurant has introduced “Dine With Your Canine.” “Diners will be seated outside at tables along the porch or patio of the landmark property and will be able to order from the full menu or simply have a drink and a snack from the casual Speakeasy menu,” says Fallon. Dogs will get free run of the pet-friendly grounds and a homemade dog biscuit.

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9 a.m. East End Lighthouse Tours hosts 6-hour excursions to a variety of local lighthouses. You can disembark for a tour of the iconic Long Beach Bar (Bug Light) Lighthouse. If you’ve missed the boat, the Bug Light is also visible from Orient Beach State Park where bicycles, canoes and kayaks can be rented. 4 p.m. Make your way over to Mitchell Park and on the waterfront, you’ll encounter the 1920s-vintage carousel. Afterwards, explore the streets of Greenport village� Lido Boutique showcases one-of-a-kind treasures from around the world. Or step into Wm� J� Mills & Co� and invest in a hand-crafted canvas bag from this five-generation family of sail makers. 7 p.m. Spend the night at Noah’s in Greenport. When Owner and Executive Chef Noah Schwarz

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10 a.m. Follow the North Fork Wine Trail— Route 25 for the Main Road wineries or Route 48 for the Sound Avenue wineries. Both paths lead to atmospheric scenery and awardwinning wines. Stop by Kontokosta Winery, which overlooks the bluff of the Sound. Sip a glass of bubbly born from 29 acres of vineyards at Sparkling Pointe Winery. Revel in red merlot at Lenz Winery, which boasts some of the most mature vineyards in the region.

3 p.m. Refuel with a stop at The Lunch Truck in Southold. An offshoot of the North Fork table & Inn, this food truck features hot dogs served on Blue Dutch bakery rolls, McCall Ranch grass-fed beef and more. Open daily in the summer,11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. visit one of the many farm stands on the North Fork to stock up on local produce. Briermere Farms in Riverhead is known for their legendary homemade pies. “Stay out of the supermarkets and go to the farm stands!” says North Fork native and president of North Fork Weddings Judy McCleery. “I’m always looking for in season produce.”

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Long Beach

For the aptly named “City by the Sea,” life revolves around the relaxing days and spectacular nights spent on the sand. Hurricane Sandy may have decimated the 76-year-old iconic boardwalk, but the city is rebuilding, and you can still surf, sun, drink and dine outdoors, bike, take a walk and pursue the good life in Long Beach.

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Shred some waves at the Skudin Surf School

luxury oceanfront hotel, where Manhattan meets the Hamptons. It’s definitely a must-visit!” the hotel features 143 rooms, an upscale restaurant, private beach access and a rooftop pool deck with mesmerizing views. 6 p.m. Refresh yourself with sunset cocktails at Jack’s On The Rocks Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Allegria Hotel with floor-to-ceiling glass mosaic columns, a 36-foot Cognac Onyx Bar and access to the rooftop terrace.

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10 a.m. It all begins at Beach Park. Pick up a day pass at the Gazebo on Bay Drive for $12 or buy the LIRR’s Long Beach Package which includes a beach pass and round-trip ticket. Beach entrances are located at both Nevada Avenue and Pacific Boulevard. 1 p.m. Feast at The Shoregasboard, a bevy of food trucks stationed at Riverside Boulevard beach showcasing local eats from Sugo Café, the Beach House, Lido Kosher Deli, Long Beach Wellness, Swingbellys, tutti Frutti, villaggio and the Whale’s tale. Open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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8 a.m. Skudin Surf School is operated by the Skudin family. Dave, Beth and their sons are passionate about teaching others how to master the sport through private and group instruction. the school also offers SUP lessons over on the bay. Start the day riding the ocean waves and end it with a standup sunset salute. Noon Feed your hunger, not your waistline, at the Bungalow. Grab a fruit smoothie or a protein shake and other nutritious basics like wraps and salads. they also deliver, even right to your beach towel!

4 p.m. Keep cool at the ultimate hot spot The Allegria Hotel, located just steps away from the bars, beach and shops of this iconic surfing town. “the Allegria Hotel is truly a hidden gem,” says Allegria’s general manager, Nasser Samman. “Located in the heart of Long Beach, the Allegria is Long Island’s only

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7 a.m. Get physical. Gary Scott, vP of ECA World Fitness and longtime Long Beach resident, misses his boardwalk bike rides for sure, but he still gets his daily workout in. For yoga lovers, Scott recommends Bikram Yoga Long Beach� “It’s a beautiful studio with great instructors,” he says. “the 90-minute original Bikram hot yoga class renews the body, makes one more limber and increases stamina.” Scott also frequents the Long Beach Tennis Center on the bay, which has been completely renovated since Superstorm Sandy, and where there’s year-round tennis on air-conditioned indoor courts. “For budget-conscious fitness enthusiasts, the Long Beach Rec Center is great,” he says. the newly renovated cardio and weight rooms are now open seven days a week with a daily fee of $7 for use by non-members. Kwick Fit boot camp classes take place every Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. on the Rec Center boardwalk for those who want to get bikini ready quick. Noon Chow down at the ultimate Sunday Brunch. there’s a fixed fee of $57 per person at The Atlantica Restaurant in the Allegria Hotel. You’ll get unlimited champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys plus the neverending food stations ranging from createyour-own omelets to super-fresh seafood. Count on the breathtaking oceanfront ambience to make the organically sourced gourmet cuisine taste extra delish.

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2 p.m. Explore Park Avenue. unsound Surf is a surfer’s surf shop. Custom-made and in-stock surfboards line one wall, while the rest of the store offers an array of accessories. Enthusiastic employees—many of them surfers themselves—are a plethora of knowledge. For a Boho-chic vibe, step into Ooh La La Boutique for stylish maxi dresses, simple rompers and denim shorts.

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7 p.m. Curb the munchies at Sugo Cafe� Owner Alan Adams calls the food served at his restaurant “schizophrenic yummy.” Locals consider this the coolest, most eclectic eatery in town. From his kitchen, Master Chef Merlin dispatches magical Italian-style dishes with an urban edge.

2 p.m. Lounge at the Allegria Hotel rooftop pool. Soak up the rays in one of the oversized daybeds situated around the Infinity-edge, saline water-filled pool. Sip on organic juices and clever cocktails while nibbling on tapas fare. 5 p.m. Finish off with a bite at La Bottega. La Bottega has a menu of deliciousdishes plus an extensive gluten-free menu of offerings. there’s also an entire salad menu devoted to things grown out of the ground. Mangia!

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The North Shore Referred to as the “Gold Coast of Long Island,” the North Shore has a reputation as the playground of the wealthy underscored by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel the Great Gatsby. today, it remains naturally beautiful with waterside restaurants, tree-lined roads and charming main streets.

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9 a.m. Behind the gated walls of West Gate Drive, you’ll find Oheka Castle. Named after Otto Hermann Kahn (O-He-Ka), the Frenchstyle chateau was built in 1914 and was the site of many lavish parties in the Gilded Age of the 1920s. “In the spirit of the recent remake of the movie the Great Gatsby, Oheka is offering a special two-night, Gold Coast Mansions Gatsby Package,” says Nancy Melius, Oheka’s director of marketing and design. “Guests can feel as though they’ve been transported back in time to the decadent Roaring ’20s.” 11 a.m. take a guided tour of Oheka’s 23-acre private estate and gardens. “If you get a sense of déjà vu, it may be because Oheka has been the backdrop for countless photo shoots, commercials, celebrity weddings, movies and television shows including Royal Pains,” says Melius. 1 p.m. Improve your game at Cold Spring Country Club. there you’ll find an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and dining facilities. In 1919, Otto Kahn hired golf architect Seth Raynor to design the course and, rumor has it, had traps built where he knew others’ shots frequently landed.

while watching the sun set over Huntington Harbor. We watch movies on Monday nights and we rejoice at the end of the week with mojitos by the water, listening to an acoustic trio on Friday evenings.”

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10 a.m. Begin with breakfast at Toast And Co� in Huntington village. Brunch is also served every day at this local eatery where you can choose to make your own omelet, nosh on a protein wrap or finish off a stack of pancakes.

Noon visit the vanderbilt Museum for a Living History tour of the spectacular 24room waterfront mansion built in 1910 for William K. vanderbilt II. Stand in the footsteps of fashion designer Coco Chanel, who stayed here in 1932 to open a show of her first jewelry designs. 3 p.m. Stroll the historic Huntington village, a hub of activity from shopping and food to cool events. the vintage and pre-owned merchandise at My Inheritance is a must-visit if you’re in the market for an exceptional piece of jewelry, a memorable designer handbag or a one-of-a-kind dress. 5 p.m. Check out Sparkboom�org, a website listing area events that foster local creative talent and artsy events like art in the street, poetry readings and music performances.

8 a.m. Head into Cold Spring Harbor for some coffee and baked goods at Sweetie Pies on Main, with its charming outdoor space and local edibles on the menu.

Photo by Michael Fannon

10 a.m. trek through the 1500-acre Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve and its bridle paths and hiking trails with remarkable views of the Long Island Sound, where remnants of the former English-style estate can be seen. 4 p.m. Drink natural spring water from the Cold Spring Harbor Spring on Shore Road� Naturally cool water flows 24/7, hence the hamlet’s name. Bring a container to fill up.

7 p.m. Enjoy live music while watching the sun set over Huntington Harbor at Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, the hot spot of the summer on the North Shore. “We celebrate the summer months,” says Prime co-owner Michael Bohlsen. “We dine dockside under the warm sun as the boats pull in. We listen to Reggae on Sunday afternoons by the Cabana Bar. We enjoy prime steaks

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Prime: An Am erican kitche Photo by Jim n & Bar Lennon

5 p.m. Indulge in a classic cocktail from the Prohibition Drink Menu at Oheka’s bar and lounge before dinner. Grand gourmet dining comes next and it all ends with a glorious treat from Oheka’s executive pastry chef.

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Shelter Island

Removed from the hustle of the Hamptons and sandwiched between the North and South forks of Long Island, Shelter Island truly comes to life in the summer season with its natural beauty and local pleasures.

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9 a.m. Catch the ferry from North Haven for a 5-minute trip to Shelter Island’s south shore. Operating for more than 100 years, the South Ferry Company is the longest continuously family-run ferry company in America. there’s a boat every 15 minutes. Board on foot, bike or in your vehicle from 5:40 a.m. to 1:45 a.m., daily.

5 p.m. Play pétanque followed by dinner at La Maison Blanche. this charming boutique hotel has an area for partaking in the French game. then find a seat inside or outdoors in the garden for dinner and cool cocktails. No other place on the Island offers a lamb burger. Also popular are the fresh pastries sold mornings at the on-site bistro bakery.

Top Deck Dining at Sunset Beach

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10 a.m. Check into the popular beach-side resort Sunset Beach and feel like you’ve escaped to the south of France.  “Sunset Beach is unique in that it is so close to Manhattan, yet it feels so very far away,” Steven Jauffrineau, general manager of Sunset Beach, says. “As visitors near the island, the stress begins to melt away.” the stylish hotel is home to a Parisianstyle restaurant, chic boutique and trendy ping pong tables. Each of the 20 rooms has a private terrace, bay views and Kiehl’s products. the staff will help to accommodate all types of sunny activities from biking to sailing. 11 a.m. Score a sweet spot on Crescent Beach where staff will set up an umbrella, secure chairs and bring over a drink to sip on. there is typically a surge of people on the weekends, so enjoy the tranquility on a Friday. 2 p.m. venture out onto the water on a stand-up paddle board from venture Out Shelter Island. “Sometimes people who visit never leave one spot,” says Manager Matty Stromberg. “So we offer free transportation to anywhere on the island as well as free drop off and pick up of your paddle board rental.” You’ll get an on-beach mini lesson with a normal rental. Sunset paddles are

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8 a.m. Wake up to the Sunset Breakfast at Sunset Beach. Make your way to the intimate street-level café and splurge on coffee, croissants and fruit preserves. 10 a.m. Grab a bike and ride to Black Cat Books. Dawn Hedberg, the woman behind the business, is forever seeking out new and collectible books including rare collectibles and first editions from more than 20,000 titles.

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9 a.m. Drop in for some local flavor at the Shelter Island Pharmacy where simple pleasures include an old-school soda fountain counter, local newspapers and souvenir treats. 11 a.m. Get a history lesson at Sylvester Manor, an estate, organic farm, historic plantation and lively arts and education center. “the site has centered on the culture of food for most of its 360-year history and is considered the most intact historic plantation north of virginia,” explains Executive Director Cara Loriz. “Enjoy Saturday mornings at our farm stand all summer—a beehive of farming and social gathering featuring worksongs, chef demos, tastings and more.” tour the Manor House and 243-acre grounds on Open House days.

Noon Hike the pristine, protected land of the Mashomack Preserve, comprising nearly onethird of Shelter Island. “the preserve is a secluded haven from all the hustle and bustle of the Northeast, offering visitors a truly unique opportunity to connect with nature,” says Kara Jackson, Mashomack’s director of communications. Select one of four nature trails that vary in distance from 1.5 miles to 10 miles roundtrip and offer gorgeous views of forests, ponds, open fields, freshwater marshes and shorelines. UPick at

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4 p.m. Stock up on good eats for the drive home. Reddings Market has shelves stocked with standard grocery finds, local produce, fish and grassfed meats plus made-to-order cotton candy flavors, simple pizzas and inventive sandwiches. Reportedly, the Margherita Pizza is a fave of designer Jonathan Adler.

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By Anna Dinger

A brand-new retaining wall is being built on the south side of the new boardwalk in Long Beach to provide protection for it during future storms. the entire boardwalk is expected to be completed by November. All photos by Anna Dinger, unless otherwise noted

Long Island’s beaches have undergone a lot of changes since Milieu’s last Beach Patrol. Municipalities had to kick it into high gear to prepare for the busy beach season. While there is still much that needs to be done to return things to the state we were inprior to Sandy, we’re happy to report that major repairs have been completed or are underway and most beaches are open to the public.

LoNg BeAch The first section of the Long Beach Boardwalk is

scheduled to be finished by July 23rd. “The first milestone is the 100-day mark, which is the middle of July, and by that time we will have five blocks or half a mile of the boardwalk up and running, that’s 20 percent,” says Gordon Tepper, director of communications in Long Beach. “It’s important to note that as sections become available they will become open to the public,” says Tepper. “So, we’re not waiting for the whole 2.2 miles. Every time something is completed and ready to go we’re going to open it up.” The entire boardwalk is expected to be completed by November. Other work is being done on the beach to ensure it is in good shape to accommodate beach-goers. “All the sand that’s been put back on the beach has been cleaned and tested and our beaches are fantastic,” he says. “Already we’ve seen thousands of people coming and enjoying it and we anticipate many, many thousands all summer long.” And for the first time ever, there will be a local food truck market called the ‘Shoregasboard.’ “We asked our local residents what it is that they would like to see going forward with the beach, one request that just kept coming back was, they wanted more food options,” says Tepper. “And this helps provide that.” The ‘Shoregasboard’ offers a variety of food choices 36 MILIEU Exclusively for Long Island Women

like burgers, kosher deli food, barbeque and more. It also helps local businesses that had to close for repairs after the storm to get up and running again. One local restaurant, Swingbellys, which was damaged severely during Sandy, has since reopened. “In the wake of the storm, when their restaurant was damaged they helped the city, they provided a lot of food for people when we didn’t have any food,” says Tepper. “This is sort of a way to give back to our local businesses.” The city is planning a wide array of activities from arts & crafts festivals to its annual International Film Festival in August. The city will also host a free summer concert series on the beach three nights a week beginning July 1st. “We’re going to have a truly wonderful summer,” says Tepper. “All of the things that everybody has come to know and love about this city are coming back, and more.” For the most up-to-date news on various rebuilding projects in Long Beach visit LongBeachNY.gov.

FIRe ISLAND Many parts of Fire Island are operational, includ-

ing the Fire Island Lighthouse, but there is still work to be done. “Through July, at least, we’re not able to offer tower tours until the construction work taking place

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WATeR QUALITY Water quality has been tested and has proven to be clean and safe for swimming. “Everything is fine,” Gorman says. “Our lifeguards scanned the sand at the bottom of the swimming areas to make sure that they were safe.” All of the beaches, including Robert Moses, Jones Beach, Hither Hills, and the beaches at Sunken Meadow all tested within the normal limits for safe water quality.

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Fire Island: the visitor centers at Watch Hill and Sailor’s Haven are both reopened, but they will be closed on Mondays and tuesdays due to budget cuts. Photo by Sabrina Greaves

“When you’re in the bay you can look down and see your feet, which people haven’t seen for decades.” —Paula valentine, Fire Island National Seashore

up inside the tower [is finished],” says Paula Valentine, public affairs specialist at Fire Island National Seashore. The boardwalk to the Fire Island Lighthouse, which suffered extensive damage, has also not yet been repaired. Although funding is in place, the construction is not likely to begin until late summer. “So, in the interim, people have to walk down the beach,” says Valentine. “Which is a little bit harder than walking on the boardwalk from Field 5 to the lighthouse.”

Valentine says. “One of the things that people have commented on is that when you’re in the bay you can look down and see your feet, which people haven’t seen for decades.” The breach can be inconvenient at times, however. “There’s still that negative impact for access,” says Valentine. “All of our back-country campers have to go through Watch Hill to get to the wilderness area camping zones and in the past they would have been able to go right from the Wilderness Visitor Center, there at the end of William Floyd Parkway right down to the district camping zone, which is about two miles away.” Now, because of the breach, campers need to take a ferry trip from Patchogue to Watch Hill and hike a distance of three to five miles to get to the camping zones. “I think things are getting back to a more normal operation,” Valentine says. “There will be little reminders as you’re out and about that things have changed, whether it’s unexpected debris up on the dunes or behind the dunes or in odd places or you may stumble across a boardwalk that’s not repaired yet and be a little inconvenienced by that if you’re used to exploring around.”

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The boardwalk at Jones Beach was finished in time for Memorial Day, and concert season, kicked off by the Rascal Flatts and Ke$ha/Pitbull, is already underway at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. “Both concerts were either sell-outs or near sell-outs, so that was a great opening,” says NYS Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman. “Everything worked out great.” During the remainder of the summer season the theater will see names like Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Continued on page 38

While the Jones Beach boardwalk is complete, there is still a bit more work to be done in the Jones Beach area, though not all of the work is Sandy-related.

The dock that allows water taxis access to the lighthouse area is still awaiting repair. “That means that anyone from the community who would normally take the water taxi down to the Fire Island Lighthouse is not going to be able to do that,” says Valentine. “They’re going to have to go to Kismet and walk down the beach to get to the lighthouse.” The funding is also in place for these repairs; however, it is uncertain if a contract for construction has gone out yet. The visitor centers at Watch Hill and Sailor’s Haven are both reopened, but they will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays due to budget cuts. “At Sailor’s Haven, in particular, everything is pretty much back to normal,” says Valentine. “Part of the Sunken Forest Nature Trail is still blocked off. The marina is open, its 45 slips are available, but there is still a debris pile in the easternmost picnic area.” Budget cuts also mean there will be no lifeguards on Barrett Beach this year. The trail between Sailor’s Haven and Cherry Grove remains difficult to negotiate as well. “While the trail is still walkable at lower tide levels, it isn’t passable during very high tides,” says Valentine. “And it’s not an easy walk where the concrete path has been left uneven.” New boardwalks and stairs have been added throughout the Island, including the walks at Sailor’s Haven and Watch Hill; however, many do not have accessible ramps. The breach at Old Inlet remains open and continues to be monitored, according to Valentine, who says, “The folks who are monitoring it do believe it has the potential to gradually fill in on its own, but measures are being taken to proceed with the process of filling it mechanically. Additional measurements will be taken of the breach later this month and that will help the managers with the decision of what should be done, or if anything should be done.” Meanwhile, many people are visiting the breach while it remains open. “A lot of people are very impressed with the water quality,” j u ly  2 0 1 3  

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oRIeNT BeAch Orient Beach was closed when we last visited, but has since

reopened to the public. The park had undergone a great deal of repairs after the storm and appears to be operating normally.

SUNkeN MeADoW STATe PARk

Sunken Meadow State Park is in the midst of preparing for a cross-country running season that begins in late summer at many Long Island high schools. “At Sunken Meadow State Park, where the creek basically overflowed, there is a new bridge that’s being built, or going to be constructed,” says Gorman. “We’re hoping to have that complete prior to the end of August.”

MoNTAUk The outer beach is currently open. Ditch Plains was severely eroded during Sandy and remains closed for swimming and surfing due to a hazardous rock- and concrete-laden shore.

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Captree State Park is open and operating.

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Heckscher State Park has most of its fields open and accessible, but experienced a significant amount of flooding after some recent storms, namely in the picnic area. The Islip Arts Council plans to hold a free concert on July 13 featuring the Atlantic Wind Symphony and the Swingtime Big Band, with proceeds benefitting Sandy victims.

SMITh PoINT & cUPSogUe BeAch

Smith Point County Park has completed most of its cement construction and has built a number of new boardwalks down to the beach, including the boardwalk leading from the Beach Hut to the main public beach. There is limited outer beach access to two miles and will only be permitting about 700 vehicles on the beach. This is due to a combination of damages from Sandy and the expected hatching of piping plovers, an endangered species of bird. There will be no camping on the outer beach and access to the inlet remains closed due to erosion, which has made some areas impassable. The Outer Beach at Cupsogue is currently open for camping and allows about 20 campers at a time. Parking-lot camping is also available to an additional 10 campers.

PecoNIc DUNeS Peconic Dunes, which was in very good shape when we last

visited, has made some minor improvements and is in full swing for summer camp season.

oTheR PARkS Most of the other parks on the Island have also seen minor

repairs and will continue to improve things further. “We’re not impacting the public on anything, but they will see the ongoing work at various state parks,” says Gorman. “We had all the major work done, but we have to finish up.” Any inconveniences that may occur due to continued work will be accommodated by alternate routes of travel as well as other measures to minimize disruption.

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Dave Matthews Band, One Direction, Phish, Blake Shelton, Imagine Dragons, Bob Dylan, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20, John Mayer and more. There is still a bit more work to be done in the Jones Beach area, though not all of the work is Sandy-related. There’s also renovation occurring at the West Bathhouse itself, including the filtration system of the pool, the pool deck and the front brickwork of the building. As far as Sandy-related damage, the only area that is still being worked on is the East Softball Field at Field 2, which is still without electricity—and light for night games— but is expected to be fully functioning within the next couple of weeks. The bandshell at the central mall has also undergone renovations and new bleachers will be installed in mid-July. “We’re still having the bandshell in operation, we’re still having entertainment there, but we’re going to be encouraging people to bring lawn chairs or folding chairs to enjoy it,” says Gorman. Three of the four Jones Beach fishing piers have also been reconstructed, leaving one pier unfinished in the west end area. The boat basin has opened in the main area, but they’re still working at that location, as well as on the outside area, Gorman says. Some changes have been put into place in the Jones Beach and Robert Moses areas in order to accommodate higher numbers of visitors. “We have expanded hours a little bit so that we can accommodate more of the public, specifically at field four of Robert Moses and then over at Jones Beach at fields one and two,” Gorman says of the fields cut several years ago during the Patterson administration that have remained closed ever since. These fields are open only on weekends and holidays.” The Ocean Parkway dunes have been replanted and there is going to be a sand-replenishing project. Robert Moses is currently hiring new lifeguards. “Although we have a larger beach and a new beach at field five, at fields three and four we have thinner beaches, so that means we have more sand where people can put blankets,” says Gorman. “We’re going to spread them out longer, that means we’ll have to spread our lifeguards out longer. That means we need additional lifeguards for the summer.” j u ly  2 0 1 3


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Décor a la Maison beach house

Rope Table Lamp Artsy and a bit whimsical, this lamp’s twisted loops of rope are topped with a textured burlap shade. ($150, Pottery Barn, PotteryBarn.com)

Pelican Weathervane

the Pelican Weathervane evokes the wise old bird of the sea. Nothing conjures up the feeling of seaside living better than the pelican. ($299, Brookstone, Brookstone.com)

Ethnic Reclaimed Wood Paddles

this set of two intricate hand-carved geometric pieces recall the symbolic artwork of ancient, seafaring civilizations. ($129, Pottery Barn, PotteryBarn.com)

Aqua Octopus Door Mat

Fun, bright beach design and colors great for welcoming guests to your cottage by the sea. ($42.99, Carons BeachHouse.com)

Sea Life Melamine Dinnerware

Dinnerware by thomas Paul takes casual tableware in a fantastic new direction. A fun mix of deep-sea designs and modern color, this durable collection adds a nice touch to an alfresco party, and is stylish enough to use indoors as well. ($24.50$49.50, Frontgate.com)

Jeweled Appliqué Pillow Cover Sealife Teapot

this dishwasher and microwave-safe set is practical, yet delicately detailed. ($16-$48, Anthropologie, Anthropologie.com)

Aqua Sea Life Canisters

Pretty aqua-colored glass with detailed aluminum sea life toppers: seahorse, nautilus shell and starfish. Use them to display a shell collection or for storing seaside bath items. ($120, CaronsBeachHouse.com)

Whale Tale Door Knocker in Oiled Bronze

Appliqués are hand embroidered and accented with beads and sequins to create the look of sparkling seaside finds.($49.50, Pottery Barn, PotteryBarn.com)

the Whale tale Door Knocker by Michael Healy makes a unique first impression for your nautical décor. ($110, BlueBarnacles.com)

Beach house

Tufted Ayora Rug

the intricate coral and sea life details in this wool-and-cotton rug will surely add a pop of coastal elegance to any room in your beach house! ($498, Anthropologie, Anthropologie.com)

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OutdOOr Games Décor special eDition

Quest Premium Level Croquet Set

($119.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DicksSportingGoods.com)

St� Pierre Tournament Bocce Set in Wood Box

($124.98, Walmart, Walmart.com)

Wilson Tournament Badminton Set

($49.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DicksSportingGoods.com)

Franklin Fold-N-Go Magnetic Dart Toss ($39.99, Sports Authority, SportsAuthority.com)

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Horseshoe Set

($69, L.L. Bean, LLBean.com)

48" Tie Dye Best Flyer ($29.99, M.J.Beanz, Plainview)

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Wild Sports xL Tailgate Bean Bag Toss ($139.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DicksSportingGoods.com)

Kan Jam

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Portable Ladder Golf

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GuysWho Get It C

hances are, if you’re out on the water this summer, you’re going to cruise by Phil Caroleo. You may have even seen him on TV giving water safety pointers to correspondent Megan Alexander on Inside Edition. Growing up surrounded by asphalt in Queens was a far cry from a future that would find him on the water as much as on dry land. Now, the owner of New York Boating Safety, Caroleo spends his days keeping Long Islanders safe on the water. With so many personal watercraft (Jet-Ski) accidents occuring due to inexperienced or reckless operators, Caroleo stresses the importance of education and prevention. Did you know before venturing out on a Jet-Ski you should make sure you have a whistle attached to your life jacket, a distressed signal flag—and even a fire extinguisher? Caroleo not only teaches responsibility and preparation, but also crash prevention tactics so people are ready to handle any emergency situation that arises away from the shore. When he’s not on the water, Caroleo, who resides in Freeport, is a supervisor— and has been for the past 32 years—for the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. “About 15 years ago, I bought a house on the water in Freeport and became a member of the Keystone Yacht Club,” he says. “A friend of mine that I’d met there suggested that we go check out a meeting at the Coast Guard Auxiliary. I was hooked.” Although his friend never joined, from that point on, the Coast Guard Auxiliary became a big part of Caroleo’s life, landing him in the water even more, an aspect that appealed to him right away. When volunteering with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the level of involvement depends on your time and inclination. For Caroleo, he’s in pretty deep. “The first thing I became qualified for was a vessel examiner, inspecting boats for safety, I made sure they had their required 44 MILIEU Exclusively for Long Island Women

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safety equipment,” he says. “I still maintain that qualification and I became a crew member where I go out on the Auxiliary boats and do safety patrols out of the station in Jones Beach. I do safety patrols on JetSkis as well.” He’s also a qualified instructor for the Auxiliary, teaching its safe boating course. During 9/11, just after Caroleo joined, it was the job of the Auxiliary to replace the Coast Guard as they rushed to the scene and aided Manhattan. Caroleo volunteered his time at the Coast Guard station for security patrol, and in the evenings spent his time at the substation in Mineola, communicating via VHF radios, essentially picking up the posts that were left behind as they helped to assess the tragedy, and filling the void where he could. Superstorm Sandy affected the coastal parts of Long Island in a particularly harsh way, and Caroleo saw devastation all around

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his Freeport home. Six years ago, under a FEMA program for houses in flood zones, Caroleo had his house raised and only faced minor damage from the storm. “It was terrible to drive down my block and see all of the devastation,” he says. “I felt guilty driving up my driveway.” Although the Auxiliary didn’t have an official leadership role in Sandy’s aftermath, Caroleo did what he could to help, which has always been a priority, and what led him off dry land in the first place. “I liked the idea of getting out on the water and the social aspect of it,” he says. “And being able to help people.” —Jaime Franchi

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What’sYourPleasure? Like you, cocktails have personalities all their own� From carefree and adventurous yo classic and sophisticated, what you pour in your glass says a lot about you� So sit back, pinky fingers out if you’d like, and let our quiz be a guide to your favorite cocktail!

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kayak

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milk root beer shake float

sunken meadow

vanilla chocolate

on the rocks

surfing

coconut

stand-up Paddle board

mint

Honu

monokini

frozen yogurt

sunning swimming

Lemon

Lime

Besito

Prime

Coconut Martini

Besito Patron Margarita

Patron Reposado, Licor 43, Strawberry Purée

Cruzan Coconut, Pineapple Rum, Pineapple Juice, toasted Coconut

Patron Reposado, Cointreau, Pomegranate, tangerine Juice, Fresh Squeeze of Lime

vanillaberry Margarita

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Summer

By Harl an Friedman

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT Harlan is president of the Harlan Group, a LI-based marketing and special event company. Follow @HarlanF on twitter!

It’s the summer of 2013 and whether you are looking to meet a few of your former sorority sisters for a libation-filled night relaxing by the water or seeking your dream guy decked out in the newest Robert Graham shirt and Prada loafers, check out my hot list of places to go this summer.

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Body english Tuesday Chateau Briand 440 Old Country Rd�, Carle Place�

48 Deer Park Ave�, Babylon� 8 p�m� the Bohlson Group Monday-night party continues to be a favorite for the in-crowd, like our own version of NYC’s Buddakan.Besides dancing the night away, make sure to sample their menu.

9 p�m� Welcome to Season 5 of this smash event, the biggest club night of the week! the creation of Richard Bedrosian and his team, Body English lasts as long as the summer and keeps getting better every year.

Girls Weeknights Out 388, Chris & Tony’s

388 Willis Ave�, Roslyn Heights 352 Jericho Tpke�, Syosset You know what a pain it can be when it’s time to split the bill. these two restaurants have made your night out stress-free and fun! For exactly $50 per person (includes tax, tip and a warm welcome when you walk through the door) you and your friends can enjoy a delicious, four-course Italian dinner with unlimited house red & white wine Monday through thursday, every week.

Thursday Soirée The Carltun Eisenhower Park, East Meadow� 8 p�m�

Wonderous Stories Wednesday maliblue Oyster Bar 1500 Lido Blvd�, Lido Beach� 8 p�m� Long Beach is back and stronger than ever. Many of you danced till dawn back in the day at the original Malibu to the sounds of WLIR. Now the black eyeliner and Doc Martens have been replaced with flip flops, delicious cuisine and great entertainment. Cover band Wonderous Stories rocks out every Wednesday night with the sounds of the Who, the Beatles, Billy Joel, the Doors and many more.

Thursday Wining & dining Hendrick’s Tavern 1305 Old Northern Blvd�, Roslyn

Nightlife impresarios Richard Markowitz and Rich Alino have brought the South Beach vibe to Eisenhower Park. Party under the stars at one of the area’s hottest nightspots.

Another Poll Brother success (Bryant & Cooper, toku, Cipollini, Bar Frites & Major’s) boasts a great bar scene, with just as many Bentley’s parked out front as there are bottles on the wine list. Note: they have quite a robust wine collection.

Boat-Friendly Friday Beach Party

Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill

15 Railroad Pl�, Island Park Long Island’s original beach party rolls on. Don’t want to take your car? there are 43 docking slips available for boats.

Friday Street dining & Cocktails Saint ambroeus 30 Main St�, Southampton

the center of Main Street in celebrity-soaked Southampton—how could you go wrong? Sneak out of your friend’s share house or come right from the beach. Eat with friends in the more formal dining room or in the Firenze-style street-dining area. For dinner, may we suggest the Carpaccio di Manzo and Branzino alla Griglia by Chef de cuisine Fabio Gutierrez? If you’re just looking to grab a cocktail and maybe a little dessert, you’ll love one of the island’s only authentic gelato bars. Mangia!

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Speakeasy Saturday Jedediah Hawkins inn 400 S� Jamesport Ave�, Jamesport

the Speakeasy is the perfect place to stop after a for a day of shopping at tanger Outlets in Riverhead, rummaging through the discounted treasures at theory, Barney’s or perhaps the newly opened vince outlet, or maybe after hitting several of the North Fork vineyards. the Speakeasy is an offshoot of the Inn’s Luce Hawkins dining experience upstairs. An unbelievable specialty cocktail menu makes this treasure one of the North Fork’s best places to kick back and have some fun.

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Sweet Summer Saturday Sugar 246 voice Rd�, Carle Place� 10 p�m� this is a Brian Rosenberg production, so you are sure to have the best staff, DJs and crowd around you. Sugar is a great place for a mix of all kinds of music. Saturday’s

Sunday Brunch Cipollini Trattoria & Bar 2110 Northern Blvd�, Manhasset

If you like the vibe of Downtown Cipriani (West Broadway, NYC) there is no better place to brunch than this Miracle Mile favorite. An outdoor table is a must, as is one of their wood-burning oven pizzas. If you have nightmares about carbs, try the grilled baby octopus.

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Casual affairs call for invitations, too. From cute crabs to lovely lobsters, Hampton Paper Designs specializes in custom invites and can design clambake invites to your liking! “Nothing says summer at the beach like a clambake,” says Kristin Mika, of Hampton Paper Designs. “Make a sun-splashed event casually chic with a stylish invitation. Guests will love seeing all the little details hosts add to make a traditional get-together special.” (10 for $40, HamptonPaperDesigns.com)

Lilly Pulitzer Beverage Bucket

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BPA- and Phthalate-free, this adorable bucket bag comes with an attached bottle opener and can be easily carried right onto the beach. ($29.99, Martin viette Nurseries, East Norwich & Manhasset, Martinviette.com)

Décor to Adore

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The H� Potter 18-inch Traditional Black Tabletop Citronella torch is the perfect tabletop accessory for a clambake. Not only does it provide nice lighting for an outdoor affair, it also fights off those pesky bugs that can ruin a fun night out. ($124, Lowes. com)

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Splash-N-Swim Beach Pails make fun and easy centerpieces, perfect for a clambake. Just throw condiments and utensils inside and you’ve got the perfectly organized beachy table piece. Send guests home with them at the end of the day! ($1 per pail, Dollartree.com)

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Fornetto Wood Fired Smoker & Oven “It’s a baker, roaster, smoker

and pizza oven all in one. You could bake clams or any other type of seafood in it. this his would be the perfect option for those who either don’t live near the beach for a traditional clambake or want to create a clambake-like atmosphere at home,” explains Karen Musgrave of Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. ($1,499.99, available in red or black, HicksNurseries.com)

Don’t Forget Bibs!

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Be the Host You can be the hostess with the “most-ess” at the new 360º East at Monday Downs in Montauk. this elegant summer venue offers a special clambake package ($90 pp) that includes starters like guacamole, chips and salsa and shrimp cocktail. Abuffet of clams and mussels served with sliced baguette, steamed potatoes, corn on the cob, Caesar salad and a 1.25-pound lobster with drawn butter will surely “wow” your guests. Indulge in a beautiful waterview as you dine on delicious desserts like watermelon and key lime tarts! “We are excited to expand the depth and breadth of our catering arm and stretch further out east into the Hamptons,” says Michael Lessing, COO of Lessing’s. (50 S. Fairview Ave., Montauk)

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1� NEW ENGLAND CLAM BOIL FOR TWO Ingredients: 1 Lobster, 6 Littleneck Clams, 6 PEI Mussels, 1 Ear Fresh Sweet Corn (Shucked & Halved), 4 Red Potatoes, 1 Halved Chorizo Sausage (Cut in 1-inch Pieces), 1 Bottle Beer, 1 Onion (quartered), 4 Ribs, Celery (quartered), 6 Cloves Garlic, 1 Bay Leaf, 1 Lemon (Halved), 1⁄2 Cup Drawn Butter, Salt & Pepper to taste, 4 Pieces Crusty Bread

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*Recipes courtesy of Rich League & Dana Lamel of The Crescent Beach Club & the newly renovated Ocean Restaurant.

• Arrange potatoes, corn, onions, garlic, celery and bay leaf in a steamer bucket and place into a 6-quart pot. • Pour beer and water into pot, cover, and steam for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. While vegetables are steaming, wash clams and mussels. • When potatoes are tender, add lobster, clams and sausage and steam 10 minutes or until clams begin to open. • Remove lobsters to cut and clean and add mussels to pot until they open. Season with salt and pepper as desired. • Serve with drawn butter, lemon and good, crusty bread. Enjoy!

2� SHAvED ASPARAGuS & HEARTS OF PALM SALAD Ingredients: 20 Jumbo Asparagus (Bottoms trimmed & Peeled with vegetable Peeler), 1 Can Hearts of Palm (Sliced thin), 1 Granny Smith Apple (Sliced thin), 1 Orange (Segmented), 1/4 cup toasted Pine Nuts, 1/4 cup Extra virgin Olive Oil, 1 tbsp. Fresh Black Summer truffle Peelings (Chopped), 2 tbsp. Champagne vinegar, 1 Shallot (Minced), Salt & Pepper, to taste • In a small bowl, combine truffles, vinegar and shallot. • Slowly drizzle oil and whisk together. • toss remaining ingredients except oranges into bowl and mix gently so that you don’t break up the hearts of palm. • Place salad in the center of the plate, garnish with orange segments and serve with love! j u ly  2 0 1 3   j u ly  2 0 1 3  

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A House Divided Who gets the vacation home?

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By Robert B. Pollack, Esq. Although it might be presumed that a “house is a house,” when comparing the marital residence to a vacation home in the context of a NY divorce, that presumption might be incorrect. the general rule is that a house purchased during a couple’s marriage is considered “marital property” and subject to “equitable distribution” upon their divorce, separation or annulment. However, the marital residence and the vacation home may be treated quite differently by the court at trial. Houses qualifying as marital property are often sold by order of the matrimonial court in order to liquidate and divide the equity between the couple, or to satisfy and/or reduce mortgage or payment obligations for one or both parties, among other reasons. this is where the distinction between the primary marital residence and the vacation home may become important. When determining what to do with a house, the matrimonial court considers the value of the property, when it was purchased, whether either or both parties contributed “separate” or “premarital” funds to its acquisition or upkeep and other factors. If the house is the primary home of the couple and they have school age children, then the argument is often made to the court that the sale of the home should be delayed because of the overriding importance of the children’s stability, continuation in their school, relationships with their friends and existing involvement in extracurricular activities. this “child centered” impact on the disposition of the marital residence is almost never the case with “vacation” homes, which are most often treated in a matter-of-fact manner by the court, generally closer to division of a bank account. If a vacation home is determined to be a marital asset, most often the court will consider its value (established by a court-selected appraiser), and separate property claims, and then will likely order its sale, with the proceeds credited between the parties in percentages determined by the court at trial. the percentages are based on individual facts and circumstances, other assets, debts and legal factors the court may consider in its equitable distribution decision.

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Before any trial in a matrimonial action, there are many opportunities for the couple to fashion a settlement and usually, since they are in a better position to decide how they wish to live post-divorce than to have a stranger, meaning a Supreme Court Justice, decide their fates, the disposition of the marital residence and a vacation home can be determined by the parties with assistance of counsel. In settlement discussions it may come out that neither party wishes to retain the vacation home and would sell it and divide the proceeds. Or, one party might want to buy-out the other person’s interest. If the value of that person’s interest in marital residence is close to the value of the other person’s interest in the vacation home, it may be possible to “swap” interests. One party walks away owning the marital residence and one will own the vacation home. Although this is a simplified example, many settlement scenarios exist and are dependent on the unique facts and circumstances of each case. However, even in settlement negotiations, the marital residence and the vacation home will need to be looked at differently, especially when children are involved, even though both are intrinsically “just houses.” Robert B� Pollack, Esq�, of The Law Offices of Robert B� Pollack, PC, a boutique matrimonial and family law firm based in Jericho, covers a wide variety of legal issues concerning divorce and other family law matters as well as providing insight on those issues. Mr. Pollack’s achievements have been published in the New York Law Journal, New York times, NY Daily News, Newsday, NY Post and reported on CNN, Fox News and other media outlets. You can reach the firm at 516-938-3330. DISCLAIMER: this article provides general information only and is not to be considered legal advice or counsel. One should seek the assistance of experienced matrimonial counsel to assist in explaining the law, options and before making important decisions in any matrimonial matter. j u ly  2 0 1 3


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Fosters With Fur a famiLy bonding exPerience By Licia Avelar

“It didn’t even look like a dog; it looked like a matted Clear straps have lights inside that mess,” says a teary-eyed flash with each step! ($19.95, Heidi Walker, founder of Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com) Deer Park’s Yorkie 911 Rescue, of her first rescue. “I drove two hours home with the window open because the smell was so bad.” “I cleaned her up, Just like a gingerbread house, Titan is a 15-month-old puppy and over the next four kids can decorate this amazing who is in need of a home for weeks watched her go princess castle that looks like a few weeks. this gorgeous it came straight out of a Disney from a frightened little little guy would love to lounge movie. Adults do the baking and thing to a happy, friendly, lapside with a human family! set up the frame, then let the kids adoptable dog. There’s visit SaveAPetLI.org for more select the decorating supplies and no greater feeling than information. get to work! knowing you helped create that.” Ingredients: 8-inch round yellow You may not have the time Walker does or the nerve cake, 9-inch square yellow cake, Indulge your senses with the to walk into a puppy mill and save a puppy from certain 24 oz. whipped vanilla frosting, 12 enhanced sounds of nature, raised death with your own hands. You may have a toddler running oz. vanilla wafers, 6 flat-bottomed flower beds for close-up vision, touch cones, 6 sugar cones, graham around the house and a 5-year-old that is just about to start and smell, herbaceous plants, shrubs, cracker sticks, miscellaneous kindergarten and you just can’t take on another responsibility and interactive touch pool of the new candy (for decoration) for the long term—right now, at least. But you can still sensory garden at Planting Fields help save an animal’s life by becoming a foster family. The Arboretum in Oyster Bay. this garden Directions: Cut a 5.5-inch & rewarding experience can be unlike any other and will not places your family right in the middle 3.5-inch circle from square cake, only benefit the animal in need but also your family. of nature and is accessible to people stack all three pieces, spread “Fostering a pet teaches children compassion, empathy of all abilities. PlantingFields.org frosting between layers. Frost the and the incredible responsibility that fostering or owning stack. Coat cake with crumbled a pet requires,” explains Dori wafers. Frost bottom of ice-cream cups, then set around cake. Scofield, founder of Save-A-Pet Carefully trim 1.5” off the top of Rescue, based in Port Jefferson. FUN FACT: Babies who are in close contact two flat-bottomed & two sugar Not surprisingly, many with dogs or cats during the first year of life cones. Set all six sugar cones local shelters are on the constant into flat-bottomed cones to make hunt for foster families. have better health and are less likely to suffer turrets. Press two graham cracker“Foster homes are the stick doors into middle cake layer from respiratory infections compared to their lifeline for these animals,” and rim the rest of the cake with pet-less counterparts, according to researchers explains Whitney Knowlton of graham cracker-stick halves. Chance Animal Rescue in Sprinkle remaining crumbs around from Finland’s Kuopio University Hospital in a Last base. Let the kids decorate with Southampton. “The foster is colored icing, candy and sprinkles! the frontline hero that gives an report featured in the Journal of Pediatrics. Serves 12. (Source: Spoonful.com) animal who has ‘run out of time’ a place to go besides heaven.” Milena Apath is vice president and rescue coordinator of Forgotten Friends of Long Island, a rescue based in Plainview that relies on a network of foster families to care Firecrackers are dangerous, but not this for the organization’s adoptable animals. kind, made with paper, foil and glue. “You’re making space for another,” she says. “There’s Start with an empty toilet-paper or space for another one to be seen and find a home, too.” paper-towel roll. Glue different colors Fostering a pet requires a short and sweet and shapes of paper to cover the roll. commitment: simply sharing a home and some love for a Add stickers of your choice. Glue colored paper to tin foil. When dry, few weeks up to a few months or more. cut into long, thin strips. Stick strips “We usually give the family dibs on the dog since inside top of roll. tape in place from they’re already acclimated,” explains Apath. bottom. Add stickers, sparkles and Scofield’s favorite foster story is of a kitten she other decorations to the tips of the strips rescued from a boarding house. and have a blast! (Source: Usborne’s the “The foster mom bottle-fed him and got him big and Big Book of Playtime Activities)

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LEAGUE FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION April is three years old and has captivating green eyes. She’s a friendly feline just looking for a family to call her own. She lives at Forgotten Friends of Long Island’s Kitty Korner adoption center. For more information check out ForgottenFriendsOfLongIsland.org.

Lenny, a Yorkie, daschund mix who is also known as t-Rex, was a “stray” that was turned into the shelter. He’s a very special, sweet boy that has a lot of love to give. this cutie is awaiting a foster family at Yorkie911, for more information visit Yorkie911Rescue.com. Winter is a beautiful white kitten. He’s just 8 weeks old and in desperate need for a foster family. He and his two siblings are all awaiting a place to call home at Last Chance Animal Rescue. For more information contact Anna Pancaldo at Adoptions@LCARescue.org.

Lily is a Chihuahua mix that was recently rescued from a local shelter. the sweet little lapdog is looking for a family who she can spend time with this summer. She’s waiting for a foster family at Huntington’s Little Shelter Rescue. visit LittleShelter.com for info.

healthy,” she says. “At 8 weeks old she brought him back to me to put up for adoption. After she left, I took him out of the carrier and he was hissing and spitting at me and just plain miserable and just wouldn’t calm down. This, after she told me how sweet and wonderful he was. So, I called her and asked what happened. She told me, ‘I’ll be right there.’ Two minutes later she was back and Christopher Columbus (he was born on Columbus Day) immediately jumped in her arms kissing and purring. With tears streaming down her eyes, she said, ‘I’m so happy he was a brat, I wanted to keep him anyway!’ And as the story goes... they lived happily ever after.” While many foster families become adopters, David Ceely of Little Shelter Animal Rescue in Huntington stresses the importance of continuing to foster. He says even though it may seem sad giving foster pets up at first, the most rewarding part of the whole experience is seeing the animal in his or her new home. “One little dog that I was fostering, I was devastated when I had to give her up for adoption but I knew it was time,” says Ceely. “The adopter said she wanted to bring the dog back to see me. She pulls up and the dog is sitting in the back of a brand new Cadillac romping around and all my sadness went away.” The process to become a foster pet parent is similar to adopting a pet and fairly short. In most cases, potential pet parents must first fill out an application followed by a vet check (if you have a pet already), reference check and home visit conducted by rescue organizers. As soon as everything is processed, if there’s a dog or cat available for fostering, it can leave with a family that very day and ultimately the whole experience won’t cost you much more than your time and love. Most rescue organizations cover medical care, basic needs and a crate though a foster family does have some responsibilities like possibly taking them to a vet appointment or bringing them to an adoption event to find a prospective forever home. “Helping them become dogs again,” Walker says is the most important responsibility as a foster family. “They’re socialized simply by being held, getting love and affection from the family. It’s something they wouldn’t get sitting in a crate somewhere.” j u ly  2 0 1 3  

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Angelina Jolie Opts for Double Mastectomy after Positive BRCA Results Last month, Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried the BRCA1 gene, which drastically increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie, whose mother died of breast cancer at age 56, was told by doctors that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer. While only a fraction of breast cancers result from a gene mutation, those with a BRCA1 defect have about a 65-percent chance of developing breast cancer, although the specific risk varies for each woman. Jolie bravely opted for a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, which she described in a New York Times Op-Ed piece. “I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” she said. “But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.” Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology offers the BRCA Genetic test for women at risk of mutations in two breast cancer susceptibility genes— BRCA1 and BRCA2.

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It’s In The Genes hereditary breast cancer— shouLd you be tested? ested? By Jaime Franchi With Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had an elective double mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation comes a question many women are now asking themselves: Should I get tested for the BRCA gene mutation? Testing for the BRCA gene is expensive, costing about $3,000. Surely, Jolie could afford expensive tests and remedies, including reconstructive surgery, but what about the average Long Island woman? Before making the decision to test—or not to test, here are some things you should know: “Women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation are at significant risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancer,” says Dr. Jeffrey Vacirca, board-certified physician in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology at North Shore Hemotology Oncology Associates. “The risk of breast cancer in a woman with one of these mutations is between 50 and 85 percent, and the risk of ovarian cancer is between 15 percent and 40 percent during their lifetime.” BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that exist in the body that help repair damaged DNA and destroy the DNA that can’t be fixed. They are what Dr. Avner Hershlag, Chief of the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore-LIJ, calls “tumor suppressor genes,” which actively fight and prevent breast and ovarian cancers.

“the risk of breast cancer in a Woman With one of these mutations is betWeen 50 and 85 Percent.”

Although it is not common, if a BRCA gene is mutated, it cannot make necessary repairs, allowing damaged cells to reproduce, potentially leading to breast and ovarian cancers. BRCA testing can pinpoint a mutant BRCA gene within a person’s genetic code (the DNA spiral) and therefore can determine the likelihood of that person’s contracting the disease. This knowledge empowers women to take preventative measures, as Jolie did. In a less drastic measure, a person can schedule regular checkups to make sure that any cancer is diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Lineage can provide certain clues about your health. Certain cancers are related and travel through families, including colon and prostate cancer, along with breast and ovarian. If there is a strong family history of these types of cancer, you should speak with your doctor about getting genetic testing. Hershlag, who in addition to being one of the foremost experts on women’s infertility, is also the father of actress Natalie Portman. Dr. Hershlag suggests testing for anyone under 40 or even 50 years old who has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or anyone with a first-degree relative who has had early diagnoses. If there is a male in your family with breast cancer, there is an increased Continued on page 60

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“We noW have the technoLogy to detect disease in a tiny LittLe embryo that is the size of a dot of dust.” Continued From page 58

chance that he carries the BRCA mutation. Long Island has one of the highest populations of Ashkenazi Jews, who, in general, tend to have more abnormal genes. The BRCA gene mutation tends to be commonly found within this ethnic group. Since Utah-based company Myriad Genetics owns the patent on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, effectively holding a monopoly on this particular gene-finding technology, there has been no competition in the marketplace to bring the cost down. That will soon change. On June 13, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes cannot be patented. “I hope that this ruling will lead to more women at risk of breast cancer being able to get access to gene testing and to take control of their lives, not just in the U.S. but around the world—whatever their means and whatever their background,” Jolie said in a statement following the ruling. So, what happens if you have the test and the results show you have a gene mutation? Hershlag suggests the following course of action: Tell your family, especially your siblings. If you carry the gene, chances are they do, too. Consult with your physician. There are always options. Your doctor might recommend a mastectomy and reconstruction to prevent breast cancer, or removal of the ovaries to prevent ovarian cancer. As an alternative, you and your doctor might decide to have regular screenings including frequent (every six months) MRIs and ultrasounds. If you opt to have your ovaries removed, effectively removing the chance that you will experience genetically induced ovarian cancer, and you haven’t completed having children, you have options as well. At the Center for Human Reproduction (part of the North Shore—LIJ health system), Hersh60 MILIEU Exclusively for Long Island Women

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lag can freeze eggs or embryos to be implanted at a time when you are ready. He calls this “reproductive insurance.” If you are ready to have children, Hershlag will work with you. “Let’s say you want to have children and you or your husband are carriers of the BRCA gene,” says Hershlag. “We can actually test the embryos for the BRCA gene. With a procedure called PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis), we can screen embryos and implant one that is free of this dreadful gene so that the next generation will be free of genetic cancer.” Even if a woman elects to remove her ovaries, a relatively simple laparoscopic surgery, with this technology she can conceive and carry healthy and BRCA mutation-free children. As Obamacare is unfolding. The Family Act bill (part of the Affordable Healthcare Act) covers some reproductive health care, but not all, and Hershlag plans to go to Washington, D.C. to speak to legislators about covering PGD, which he maintains will pay off in the long run. “We should fight for it,” he says. “We should fight for preventing genetic diseases. It will pay off in the long run even from a financial point of view because genetic illnesses and cancer are a huge burden on the health system.” “The BRCA gene is the tip of the iceberg in the understanding of the genetics of cancer,” Hershlag continues. “For example, they have already discovered a gene for hereditary colon cancer. There is some work on prostate cancer, and a lot of work on pancreatic cancer. All of these developments go hand in hand with our field of fertility,” he continues. “We now have the technology to detect disease in a tiny little embryo that is the size of a dot of dust and prevent genetic disease in the next generation. If that’s not preventative medicine, then you tell me what is.” j u ly  2 0 1 3


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cancer June 21 to July 22

The 7 of Cups—You have decisions to make regarding an BY PSYCHICDEB emotional situation. Many options need careful thought. Your imagination is working overtime but nothing will come of your hopes unless you work hard to bring them to fruition.

Leo July 23 to August 22

The 5 of Swords—This card represents the need to accept the reality of things. Don’t try to force your partner to make a decision right now. It will only backfire. The forces you are up against are stronger than you are.

virgo August 23 to September 22

The 4 of Wands—You are ready to express your creativity and innate talents. There is much to celebrate and you feel a great sense of achievement. A plateau is reached now but soon you will be asked to get ready for the next climb ahead.

Libra September 23 to October 22

The Queen of Pentacles—You need to adopt a more practical approach to material matters in order to secure a more comfortable way of life. Be more involved in the day to day running of your financial affairs and ready to immerse yourself in the good things of life by sharing your luck with others.

scorPio October 23 to November 21

The Chariot—You now have the energy to pursue a desired goal and fight for what is important to you. If you are locked in a struggle or a conflict of interest that cannot be easily resolved, remember: You have the confidence and belief in yourself to find potential solutions and have the skill to succeed.

sagittarius November 22 to December 21

The 8 of Wands—This card warns you against becoming too rigid in your outlook. You may feel hemmed in by circumstances even though they may be self-created and not as restrictive as you think. Try to think rationally to free yourself.

caPricorn December 22 to January 19

The Queen of Wands—You are about to enter a more passionate and creative phase in your life. Now is the time to wonder whether you are ready to embody any of these qualities in yourself. Bask in the love and admiration of friends and family and feel the power and strength burning through you.

aquarius January 20 to February 18

The 9 of Swords—This card suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by inner doubts that have no bearing on reality. Your situation will feel less frightening as you let go of your obsessive thoughts. Once you’ve done that you can open your eyes to fresh opportunities and heal any health issues.

Pisces February 19 to March 20

The 4 of Pentacles—This card warns of the dangers of being too possessive of your finances and emotions. Share what you have or you may become stifled. Your long-term financial outlook is good provided you become more flexible.

aries March 21 to April 19

The 4 of Cups—You have been disenchanted with the status quo in spite of the fact that you have a lot to be grateful for. Life has become dull and you feel the need for some variety.

taurus April 20 to May 20

The Ace of Pentacles—You can expect an increase in salary or promotion in the next few months. Material circumstances are becoming better and you are feeling content. Be ready to enjoy the good things in life and indulge in your physical senses.

gemini May 21 to June 20

Judgment—It is time to make sense of how far you have come and what you have achieved. You have the opportunity to make a fresh start by coming to terms with your past. A time of harvest is heralded and the promise of a new lease on life. You will reap what you sow.

Psychicdeb uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. She is also an Astrologer and Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org

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A FEW OF OuR FAvORITE BEACH TOYS

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STYLE EDITOR KILLER WHALE SuBMARINE

Breach just like Free Willy, or try porpoising and skyhopping just like black-and-white giants of the sea. this Orca-inspired sub fits two people under its acrylic canopy and allows the duo to dive and roll just like the real thing. the stealthy swimmer can hydroplane up to 50 MPH over the water and 25 MPH submerged while providing live video in the cockpit streaming from the dorsal fin’s builtin camera. ($100,000, Hammacher.com)

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MANAGING EDITOR PORTABLE uSB SOLAR CHARGER this portable solar panel

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ASSOCIATE PuBLISHER HYPERLITE JADE WAKEBOARD From a beginner to a shredder, the fins can be swapped out for a more traditional configuration allowing you and your skills to grow all on the same board. Pair it with the Hyperlite Syn boots and you are good to go for the summer! (Hyperlite Jade for $340 and Hyperlite Syn Boots for $325, HyperLite.com)

charger will come in handy at the beach, whether you use an iPhone, Samsung, Windows Phone, iPad or any other gadget that can be hooked up by USB. Just plug in your device and let the sun do all the work. ($28.49, MiniIntheBox.com)

Beverly Fortune

Pure luxury, unadulterated pleasure...a yacht with its own private beach. YachtIslandDesign.com

PRODuCTION DIRECTOR ALL-TERRAIN BIKE

Cruise down the block, onto the boardwalk and…the beach? thank you, science. From the innovative minds of Surly comes “the Pugsley,” created to go where other bikes only dream with 4-inch-wide tires on 26-inch rims. Uncharted land? Unrideable terrain? Swiftly strike those from your summer vocabulary. ($1,549.99 LongBeachBicycleNY.com)

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the sand at the beach or the grass in the park, these cups hold a beer bottle, soda can or water bottle. this lightweight holder will keep the sand off your drink, keeping you happy at the beach. ($12.99 set of four, HappeHolder.com)

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Ten days of the best in new independent films

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