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“grand dames,” and after an extensive rejuvenation last year, it’s also one of the ‘Port’s chicest resorts. The rooms at the Tides have a soothing seaside ambiance, mixed with surprising and whimsical contemporary touches. This same eclectic mix extends to the common areas, where traditional white wing back chairs and lamps made from sea shells sit side-by-side with “invisible” bar stools and modern art. The Tides has a fun, energetic bar, and also offers dining. Savor an after dinner cocktail while rocking on the expansive front porch, or dine outside on the patio, surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea. Escape to the beach this summer…without the Hamptons traffic! A CLASSIC...ENHANCED Located in the heart of Kennebunkport’s lively Dock Square, the Kennebunkport Inn has always been a favorite because of its great location, outstanding service, and award-winning restaurant, One Dock. After a just-completed renovation, though, it’s gotten even better. Highlights of the renovation include a new lobby and common area, a sun terrace with outdoor fireplace and cozy deck chaises overlooking the Kennebunk River, and a new bar at One Dock. The changes also extend to One Dock’s menu, with a greater emphasis on small plates that showcase Maine’s abundant local seafood and produce. The Kennebunkport Inn is also a great place to stop by for cocktails, especially

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Selena Gomez’s song, “Love you Like a Love Song,” might be the perfect title for describing America’s top radio host, Elvis Duran. Elvis, who is intimately aware of Selena’s song, would probably agree equate him to a Top 40 song. After all, he is the arbitrator and tastemaker of pop songs for a whole generation of Americans. Based here in New York, in the AT&T building in Tribeca, he is the immensely successful host of Elvis Duran and The

Morning Show on Z100 (100.3 on the dial). Elvis sat down with us (our longest interview to date) to discuss what it means to be a New Yorker, his charitable work, the radio business and what makes him tick.

was nothing but gracious, honest, charming and, best fervent hope you enjoy enjoyed interviewing him, or more.

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New York Resident (NYR): I know you’re originally from Texas, but tell us what it means to be a New Yorker. Elvis Duran (ED): Well, I feel like I’m a New Yorker because I’ve lived here are not originally from here either. But moving from Texas to New York is quite a learning experience. You learn about different cultures that you would never ever have the opportunity to be exposed to. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. When you’re a New Yorker, you know everything. You are at the center of the world. Everything happens here, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. There is New a New Yorker and they would have the same attitude. I’d be like, “I don’t think so. You need to get out of New York.” But I truly believe it. That’s what being a New Yorker is about. NYR: What section of the city do you live in? ED: I live downtown, in Tribeca. NYR: And what do you like about Tribeca? ED: Tribeca and everything below Fourteenth Street is what I’m all about. I’ll use all the clichés: I need a passport, I get a nose bleed, everything. I found that everything below Fourteenth Street is just easier. It’s easier to navigate, it is a Staten Island during rush hour than to get to Thirtieth Street. The restaurants here are my favorite; the people that live here are a little bit more chilled and relaxed, less uptight in my opinion. I love it down here. NYR: Since you mentioned restaurants, what’s your favorite restaurant, place in the city, and thing to do? ED: I’ve got a thousand restaurants… I don’t even know where to start! NYR: ED: Oh, God. Isn’t it funny because it’s hard to remember them all? I love Walker’s. Walker’s is a great example of being a true Tribeca gem. It’s a pub at the corner of North Moore and Varick. I’m a regular, and go at least twice a week. I’m great friends with the people who run it. It’s a neighborhood place. Everyone knows your name. It’s fabulous. Then there are places that I don’t go to as much, like The Odeon. The original Tribeca restaurant, however, is Tribeca Grill. It was the big restaurant in Tribeca before anyone else moved to Tribeca. I still love to walk around the corner and go to dinner there.

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NYR: How do you give back to New York? ED: Robin Hood Foundation, which is all about taking care of the poor in New York City. Robin Hood was started by a bunch of very wealthy guys, mainly from the hedge fund industry. They decided to take from the rich and give to the poor, so naming it the Robin Hood Foundation was perfect. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to the foundation with no administration cost. Every year they have a huge Robin Hood dinner. Last year Lady Gaga performed. This year Rihanna performed. We raised seventy million dollars in one night. Robin Hood Foundation is one of those large foundations in New York that isn’t talked about enough. I believe in what they do. They hand pick the best charities in New York that help people.

We also work with The Rosie’s Theater Kids. The program takes kids to a Broadway show every year. Now we have our own after-school facilities where kids will come and we help them with their studies, teach them about theater arts. They learn from actors and actresses, they learn how to dance and sing. It’s an amazing program. It’s very New York centric. There is a new one that I’m on the board called Rock and Rawhide, started by some friends of mine who found a kitten but they couldn’t keep it, so they took the kitten to a New York City shelter. They found the decibel level was so high that it made all the animals agitated to a point that they are not adoptable. So their theory is let’s raise money and buy chew toys and blankets for the animals to play with. It will quiet down the shelter sound and they will be adopted. These are kill shelters. So now we’re raising money and it’s great fun. NYR: What do you like to do in the city? ED: I like to walk around and watch people. New York City is a museum. You just sit there and watch the exhibit. I love just watching people walking along the Hudson River, the park. They are renovating the pier, and you

can go out there and play miniature golf. I love the Highland. Everyone’s enjoying it instead of tearing it down. I think it’s fantastic. NYR: Tell us about how you got started. Why did you get into radio? ED: As a little boy, I was sort of a loner. And I always turned to the radio for company. Not only would I hear these happy disc jockeys talking about singers and artists, I just loved how they painted pictures with words. And then I got into music. It started when I was fourteen years old, at a dull suburban radio station that no one listened to. I did the around the world DJ tour through Texas and Atlanta, from Atlanta to Philadelphia, then to New York. I never planned on moving to New York in my career. Radio just kind of led me. You just went to where the jobs were. But now I’m here. I can’t imagine doing radio anywhere else. NYR: What does it mean to have a radio voice? Do I have one? ED: You do have a radio voice because I don’t think people can identify and connect with a perfectly polished sounding announcer’s voice, because it isn’t real. I think (…) as long as what’s coming out of your mouth - what you’re saying - connects, that’s where it matters. I’ve got a stuttering problem; every once in a while I just start stuttering over my words, but I’m not going connect with someone, you just be you. NYR: Do you think your radio personality is your real life personality? ED: Yes. Well, from 6 to 10 a.m., I’m given license to go further than I would after 10, as far as giving my opinion and loudly screaming it. We sometimes pump up the volume just to make it interesting, but it’s honest. NYR: How did you come up with phone tap? ED: The phone tap is nothing new. We didn’t invent that; we just perfected it. The process is we who they feel is gullible; who believes in anything and will go to the end of the Earth to prove they are correct, while not hanging up the phone. And so the phone tap gives us a view of someone losing it on the phone. And sometimes we get permission to play it. Some of the best phones tap we have, we don’t have permission to play. A lot of the times people recognize their voices and a lot of times they will say it’s funny, but they won’t allow us to run it.

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NYR: Do you have a favorite celebrity? ED: I’m in love with Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna is always a great interview. But you never want to interview your idols. You’ll be disappointed every time. I love Madonna, but when we interviewed her, she was just not there and it was a terrible time. NYR: And tell us about your cast members. How do you come about them? ED: Well, I’ve said this, I’ve said it in several interviews: I’m sort of like Dorothy skipping down the yellow brick road; I just keep collecting all these characters. We have a lot of people in this cast. Danielle Monaro and Greg T, and Skeery, the producer, these three have been with us since we started the morning show. They started as interns; they never worked anywhere else. They never want to work anywhere else. Caroline Bermudez moved from Miami and joined us about eight years ago. She’s a huge name on the show. The list goes on and on. We got tons of people on the show. NYR: What do you see as the future of radio? Are you concerned about it? ED: traditional radio station or on the Internet, which is where it’s going. We’re on two different streaming channels everyday. NYR: I saw you on your Internet channel and you were actually physically doing the instrumentation. I was so surprised! ED: You know what? That’s the old school radio guy in me. In the old days you ran your own board, you played your own songs, played your own commercial, you picked up the phone and you hung up the phone. I’m still in need of being in control of that. I really am. Because in my mind I know where we’re going and when we need to move. It’s probably a matter of time until they make me stop.

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NYR: Tell me more about Staten Island and your association with the zoo there? ED: I fell in love with the zoo. It just happened. It’s all Staten Island. And through my association with the zoo I came to love Staten Island. I have a lot of friends there. My partner is from Staten Island.

building. It’s a cylinder. It’s great to be able to work, live, and play downtown in Tribeca. The energy just being in the city is so needed.

The Staten Island Zoo is such a New York City Treasure. It’s set in this beautiful New York City Park and has been there since the early 1900s. They have beautiful exhibits, fantastic gardens. We’re always

allow him to be honest on the air. He fought the management and told them to trust him, let him use his gut, and go on there and be honest. Howard Stern, in my opinion, was the originator of honesty in radio.

around the country from time to time to help them choose and adopt animals. It truly is a beautiful place to visit. NYR: Tell us about the building that Z100 is in. ED: For a moment, when I was studying architecture in Texas, I did a paper on this building. I came to New York and actually met with the building management. They took me on tour. That was back in the 1980s. Here it is twenty some years later: I’m working in it. It’s a beautiful

NYR: Who’s the personality that you respect most in the industry? ED: I’ll tell you, Howard Stern. Howard

NYR: On a personal note, how was it to be gay and make it into the business? ED: I think it’s always important for me to be honest with the audience about who I am and what I’m all about. But I’ve never wanted the show to be the Elvis’ gay show. We’re a collection of different personalities from different walks of life. I happen to be gay, I happen to be in a relationship. But I was a single gay for a while. I talked about what it’s like dating.

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Getting off the plane on a steamy morning in Santiago, our cold January day back in New York suddenly seemed eons ago. And it was going to get even hotter, as we were headed north, to explore Chile’s desert regions that stretch toward Peru. But we weren’t going to leave without at least a couple of days in Chile’s capital. As our kick-off base, we chose The RitzCarlton, Santiago. Located in the heart of a prestigious neighborhood staying in a hotel within a hotel, with a separate lounge offering services of a dedicated concierge and complimentary treats throughout the day – from breakfast and hors d’ oeuvres to sweets and drinks. Leaving Santiago a few days later, we drove up north for our six-week road trip adventure that would take in Chile’s northern stretches. The late Nobel Prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral. Infused by poetry, this gorgeous valley is full of pretty villages, eco inns, hilltop observatories for taking in star-sprinkled night skies and artisanal distilleries of the potent with canvas ceilings you can actually open up to the skies. We slept with nothing between us and the night skies. Further up north awaited the verdant oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, a storied playground for adventure seekers. The choice of activities here, in the world’s driest desert, is as dizzying as the altitude – treks, cycling jaunts, high-mountain climbs, stargazing sessions and sandboarding. Lodging choices are wide and varied, so we decided to sample a pair of properties.

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“Hello,” “Good bye” and “Thank you.”

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You’re probably wondering where “Papiamento” comes from. It’s a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and African dialects. The island changed hands quite a few times over the course of history as various European explorers claimed to “discover” it, and it’s location made it prime real estate for the Atlantic Slave Trade until slavery was abolished in the 1860’s. It’s a grim history that most people in Curacao seem to acknowledge as a part of their past but would rather focus on the present and the positive. Perfect example: In Curacao’s capital city, Willemstad, there is a massive stone prison that was built along the coast to hold all the slaves as they were shipped in and traded out. When you see the old prison from the street, it’s a haunting sight; thick, wrought iron gates and rusty chains scarring each entryway. But as you walk in, you see a slice of paradise awaits you on the other side; one continuous boardwalk of outdoor restaurants and tiki bars that serve frozen fruity concoctions and fresh seafood along the water. The prison itself now houses the kitchens, coolers, and purposed instead of torn down as if to say, on behalf of Curacaoans, the suffering that happened here cannot be undone, and out of respect, should not be forgotten, but as we move forward, let’s enjoy what’s ahead. The people of Curacao are lovers of life and apparently part of this philosophy means prioritizing things like sweethearts and kisses. Fostering romance is a value held in high esteem. Hyatt executives must have caught on to this powerful local sentiment because every inch of the Hyatt Regency Curacao is built around this central theme. It’s no wonder the resort has become a magnet for couples around the world who are planning destination time wedding planner on staff. A bride’s

only dilemma is deciding where to walk down the aisle. The options are endless. To name a few, there’s Shaman Beach, for those who want to leave footprints in the sand and have the bright blue backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Brides craving more of a formal event can book one of the elegant ballrooms on site. For couples looking for something in between, the picturesque Caneye Pavilion sits near the water’s edge and has it’s own extended catwalk, giving it distance from the rest of the resort and the feeling of being almost on it’s own island altogether. A place where so many people are deciding to hold one of the most monumental occasions of their life was a place I had to experience for myself, so I checked in. Turns out, what ended up impressing me the most was not the number of couples getting married or booking their honeymoons there. I was astounded by the number of couples I met who had been married for many years and found themselves falling Phase” at the resort. I witnessed it over and over again; the transformation in their gazing and their arms uncrossing to reach out and hold their spouse’s hand. It was as if they were being hypnotized, but by whom or what? One word: sunchi. You know that feeling of being kissed all over? That is what it felt like in Curacao every day, all day. The island is constantly kissing you with sunshine interrupted only by the occasional, quick, wet smooch of a refreshing sun shower. It’s white sand beaches playfully blow you kisses throughout the day in the form of warm breezes carrying the harmony of chirping birds. Inside the resort, you are kissed over and over again with the warm smiles of the staff. Resident

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And the food at the Hyatt Regency Curacao is one long slow kiss after another, tantalizing your tongue with every bite. Tangine Chicken Flatbread, Pizza Margherita, and Moroccan Spiced Skirt Steak are highlights on the menu at Medi, the Hyatt’s casual Mediterranean Restaurant, but my favorite was the Lemon Oil Poached Tuna served with squid ink pasta, fennel, asparagus and asparagus and creamy purple pasta kept to the last. Master Chef Norbert Roesch designed the resort’s menus around food that is locally grown, raised and harvested on the island, adding a sense of story and identity to each dish. myself drawn to the beds-by-the-pool. I know, they’re called “cabanas,” but I call them beds-by-the-pool, because what could be more luxurious than being in bed by the pool? You’re lying down on a cushion the size of a king mattress, a pillow beneath your head, four bedposts at each corner and every time you look up, you realize the sky is your canopy, your blanket is the warm, steady sea breeze enveloping you and your décor is a sparkling pool. Why cloud that image with an obscure word like cabana? Not me. I’m calling it a bed-by-the-pool and enjoying the warm it. Little by little, I was falling deeper and deeper into a trance, but what sealed me into a dream-like state was the Atabei Spa. Their treatments are inspired by

inhabitants, the Arawak Indians, whose rituals focused on the heat of the sun, the rhythm of the water, the goodness of the earth and the pull of the moon. Open the door and you are greeted with the soft with soft candlelight and an arrangement of sweet pastries and fruits. Your masseuse meets you, asks you which areas she should focus on and leads you to a room that opens up to a private veranda where you lounge luxuriously after your massage to fully savor it. Absolutely hypnotic. I was fully transformed just like everyone a honeymooner. Now a believer, I asked the lady at the front desk to refresh my memory on how to say “kiss” and “my sweetheart” in Papiamento so I could really learn the words this time. As she pronounced them for me, a big, knowing smile spread across her face. At that moment, I realized my eagerness to learn sunchi and mi dushi showed my appreciation for Curacao more than the phrase “thank you” ever could. The tour guide knew it all along.

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Just name what interests you, and you’re likely to find it in Zurich – a city of immense variety, so much that it even became famous as the “metropolis of experiences.” And if you’re looking for a destination with excellent rail and air connections to virtually any location in Europe, there’s no better place than Zurich Airport. American Airlines operates daily, non-stop, roundtrip service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Zurich, using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. This means an easy flight to a center of art and culture, in an aircraft that seats 28 passengers in business class and 167 in coach, all with great assistance and comfort. The airport has direct connections to over 150 destinations, and it is just a short tenminute train ride to the center of the city, where you’ll also find Zurich’s Main Railway Station, known as the European railroad hub. But Zurich is much more than just a connection place to other cities in Europe: it has a lot to offer in art, architecture, shopping, outdoors adventures, festivals, and nightlife.

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Start your journey through the historical streets of Old Town, where old and new come together: medieval churches, art galleries, antiques, book shops, and boutiques. Arrive at Grossmunster, the Romanesque Protestant church built between 1100 and 1200, and inhale the history and the stories that revolve around the church. Legend says that Charlemagne, king of the Franks and emperor of the Romans from 768 to 814, had started building Grossmunster upon discovering the graves of the city’s martyrs Felix and Regula. Stories apart, it is fact that Grossmunster was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation in the 16th century, making it a mark of Swiss history. Another historical mark you can’t miss is Fraumunster, an old Gothic church also located in Old Town. Fraumunster was founded in 853 by King Louis the German, and it used to be a convent inhabited by women from the European aristocracy. Its architecture is pretty impressive, and the highlight (among many other incredible features) is the stained glass windows, created by Augusto Giacometti (in the north transept) and Marc Chagall (in the south transept). Before you leave Old Town, don’t forget to go Resident June 2012

to Bahnhofstrasse, the shopping precint, and Augustinergasse, one of the most beautiful streets of Zurich. Augustinergasse is an old, narrow street, full of colorfully painted oriel windows. It used to be the home of medieval artisans, but nowadays it is full of touristic shops, coffeehouses and restaurants. Being that you already are on Augustinergasse, you might as well visit Bahnhofstrasse, a nearby street of shops and boutiques. Here there are two places you can’t miss since you’re in the land of chocolate and watches: Chocomotion and Beyer Watches and Jewelry. Chocomotion is a chocolate store, and their chocolate is prepared by the most creative chocolatiers in Europe. This is heaven for chocolate lovers! The other place, Beyer Watches and Jewelry, is the oldest watch shop in Switzerland, and they have an amazing clock and watch museum in the lower level of the store. The Clock and Watch Museum Beyer Zurich displays around 500 exhibits, with clocks and watches from 1400 B.C. to present day. Literally a place where you can get lost in time. The stores and boutiques continue throughout Bahnhofstrasse and, as you stroll

along the street toward Lake Zurich, you’ll notice that the shops start to become more exclusive, presenting international fashion labels, jewelry and other luxury watch stores. Now that you’ve drenched yourself in history and some shopping, cross Lake Zurich and visit Kunsthaus Zurich – the Museum of Fine Arts, and let the masters of Modern Art sweep you off your feet with the amazing exhibitions Kunsthaus holds. The museum is worldwide renowned for its permanent collection as well as its temporary exhibitions, and is one of the most important Edvard Munch, Vicent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Alberto Giacometti, and Marc Chagall, among other great names. After taking in so much culture and history, outdoors, Zurich is your place. The city has so much to offer it can accommodate all tastes, from park strollers to adrenaline seekers. One good place to start is the China Garden, located right by Lake Zurich. This small and beautiful garden was a gift from the Chinese city of Kunming, and it’s a good place to sit and relax overlooking the lake. As you are near Lake Zurich, why not take

on a cruise? There are options of short and long round trips, and also special cruises such as the Cheese Fondue Cruise, Brunch Cruise, BBQ Cruise,Salsa Cruise, and Rhythm and Swing Cruise. The outdoor options don’t end there, though.Another thing you can do in Zurich is biking. Zurich on Wheels, a city program that offers free bike rentals, is available seven days a week,from May through October. All you have to do is go to a bike station, present your ID, pay a deposit of 20 Swiss Franks, and start biking through this beautiful and environmentally friendly city. You can also bike to Uetliberg Mountain, where you have a panoramic view of the city, the lake, and the Alps. If you don’t feel in the mood to bike there, you can hike to the mountain, which is another very popular way of getting to Uetliberg. Another thing to check out are the many festivals in the city. Throughout the year, Zurich offers different festivals that cater to all tastes. For instance, if you go to Zurich a combo of operas, concerts, drama, dance and open-air theatre. Now, for those who love the nightlife, Zurich

clubs and bars, and the parties only start after 11 p.m., going on until morning. Some house music club, and Mascotte, the oldest club in the city, which plays the greatest hits from the eighties. Finally, as you are in the railroad hub of Europe, you might want to take advantage of the easiness of transportation in this city. From the train station in Zurich, you can reach the highly cultural city of Basel in one hour and 16 minutes; you can reach Lucerne, famous for its Lake Lucerne and its mountain excursions to Pilatus and Titlis, in just 30 minutes; and you can get to Geneva, the United Nations most important international center outside New York City, train. Zurich is also great for those who want to ski because it’s the most frequent air connection to Austria’s skiing slopes. Zurich is really a metropolis of experiences, offering a wide range of multicultural activities, and it’s a given that you’ll have the time of your life there. Be sure to use American Airlines, who services this outstanding and elegant city. We know you won’t be disappointed with either the Airline

Congratuations to our Grand Prize Winner, Emily Morales from Manhatan, for naming Zurich, as the correct answer to our Guess The Mystery Destination Contest and giving the best reason why she loves it. Emily wins two (2) round trip International tickets from American Airlines Zurich: Zurich has always been a magnet for artists, authors and great thinkers. The city has inspired people down through the generations who have found freedom of speech and peace in this beautiful city. These influential people wrote history and their stories still fascinate and motivate people today. I’d love to visit and be inspired as well! -Emily Morales Resident

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ach August the streets and parks of small town Bethlehem, Pennsylvania come alive with some of the biggest names in music during the annual musical extravaganza, Musikfest®! A tradition for nearly three decades, the festival has grown into one of the largest music events in the nation, attracting up to one million people each year. And while many of these guests come to see the stars, it’s the many musical surprises they discover at the festival that keep them coming back year after year. At Musikfest, you’ll find every musical style imaginable – everything from Bach to bluegrass and rock to reggae - with more than 500 performances on 15 stages over 10 days. Two-hundred year old churches, historic parks, performing arts centers and even the town’s former Bethlehem Steel plant all host performances that attract people from near and far. Walk the historic district, beautiful Johnston Park or the brand-new SteelStacks™ arts campus and you’ll find stage after stage teeming with singer-songwriters, bands and even

orchestras. The best part? It’s all available at everybody’s favorite price – FREE! That’s right, while main stage concerts require a ticket, there’s no charge to enjoy more than 500 other performances! If nonstop live music isn’t enough to entice you to visit this slice of musical heaven, consider this - Musikfest also features 60 different vendors showcasing a world of great eats, everything from mouth-watering wursts and delicious, local ethnic dishes to decadent desserts like bread pudding in bourbon crème sauce and luscious Belgian waffles piled high with your favorite toppings. There’s also demonstrating artists, art exhibitions and children’s activities galore, plus shopping on historic Main Street, where you’ll find quaint shops, five-star restaurants and plenty of smiling faces. This summer, we invite you to make the 90-minute trip to Musikfest in nearby Bethlehem. It’s only a short drive away to a whole, new world of music just waiting to be explored!

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Not all that many years ago New York’s cruise piers along the Hudson River were a shambles of worn out, outdated wooden structures that required passengers to climb long gangways to reach an entry hatch. On the pier itself longshoremen sold phony “Boarding Passes” to guests accompanying departing passengers. The experience, from embarkation to debarkation, was something far less that pleasurable. Times have changed. New York today boasts one of the best cruise pier complexes in the country, rivaling Florida for East Coast departures: if not in numbers, then in style. That the West side of Manhattan has become a cruise

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Mecca was reinforced recently with the addition of the Carnival Miracle’s yearround sailing itinerary. Carnival has come along even further than the complex here. Beginning in the early 1970s with the Carnival Mardi Gras, a ship that had seen better days and with thrust aimed at a hard partying crowd, it is today one of the more appealing cruise options for cruisers of all ages. That doesn’t mean Carnival has gone sedate. Not by a long shot. Comedian George Lopez has worked with the line shows in the Punchliner Comedy Club.

Lopez has been given the title of “Curator of Comedy.” While three shows, performed later at night, will be “R” rated, two will be family fun fare for all ages. Both established comics and those on the rise will perform. One of those, Smiley Joe Wiley, gave a sample of his performance for a private VIP audience at lunch aboard the Miracle. Wiley faced a tough audience used to top notch entertainment. He more than held his laughter.

Each cruise schedule offers plenty of time beaches of the Caribbean along with time for sightseeing and, of course, shopping. St. Thomas is arguably the best shopping port in the Caribbean with the opportunity to buy liquor, watches and jewelry, camera, clothing and souvenirs. There is a caveat, however, If you are directly after debarkation in New York,

In addition Lopez has recorded a number of fun, light hearted greetings that will be shown on Carnival Miracle’s in-cabin televisions and played during introductions of comedy club performances.

agents at the security checkpoints. If you plan a liquor purchase, inquire if the shop has a shipping option and then see if that is still a bargain compared to what you can buy in Manhattan.

Entertainment on board isn’t reserved for the evening shows. For those who enjoy laughing their way through breakfast, Carnival Miracle’s innovative “Punchliner Comedy Brunch” will regale diners along with a sumptuous brunch. This is a free dining

In addition to all these opportunities to spend and assist the local economy, the passengers can avail themselves of some culture by visiting island historical site, many of which may have been important in the growth of our own nation. There are attractions such as Coral World on St. Thomas and some old forts in the Bahamas.

performances each hour by the comedians. Carnival’s newest casual dining option, The Taste Bar, is being introduced on The

There is also ample opportunity for beach

by summer of 2013. The Taste Bar features complimentary bite-sized offerings inspired by the newest and most popular “Fun Ship 2.0” dining venues along with a signature cocktail tied to that eatery’s particular theme

providers will not afford you the opportunity

Some sample offerings at The Taste Bar range from roast pork tacos, Nonna’s meatballs and grilled ham to short rib croquettes (absolutely Lopez’s Hispanic heritage. Taste Bar cuisine will be offered on a rotating

well as a host of water sports. Cabins are nicely appointed and both roomy and comfortable with wide passageways throughout the ship. Carnival Miracle will sail from New York until March 2013 when it will reposition to the West Coast for the line’s Alaska, Hawaii replaced by the Carnival Splendor for the

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Berkeley Street and Piccadilly. Perhaps the stand out choice of café is Henry’s café and bar, opposite the Ritz and overlooking Hyde Park. To discover more of the multi-cultural side of London, it would be worth stopping by Noura Arabic restaurant on nearby Curzan Street, adjacent to the historic of the middle-east and smoke shisha (your ‘hookah’). Of course there is much more to Mayfair than eating, and arguably its most famous aspect is its nightlife. For the highrollers, there is the Palm Beach Casino, while for the young and the young-at-heart there is an abundance of choice of nightclubs and bars; the most famous of which being Mahiki nightclub in Green Park, which is owned and often frequented by Prince Harry. Funky Buddha is another exclusive spot and just a Mayfair’s location, in the center of London, makes it ideal for sight seers, culture fanatics, party people, and families. But even in the heart of, in my opinion, Europe’s greatest city, it is still possible to unwind and relax; what better than taking a moonlit stroll by Serpentine lake in Hyde Park to release any stress or tension? As a New Yorker, you expect quality and, as a Londoner, I

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Chic, cosy and tranquil, The Egerton House Hotel offers a serene retreat in the lively setting of fashionable Kensington. The mixture of subtle greenery and elegant architecture makes for a pleasant area for families and partners alike, with enough nearby landmarks to keep the avid sight-seer more than The spectacular Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are just a stone’s throw away, while the world-renowned Harrods is just around the corner and the famous Royal Albert Hall is a short journey away, one that could be made with a London black taxi. Of course, the city has much more to show, and with both Knightsbridge and South Kensington station in close proximity, the whole of London is accessible with minimum effort. Or, if you prefer, you can simply hop on the tour bus that stops across the road. If visiting between August and May, why not stop by Chelsea or Fulham football club? Both football (‘soccer’) teams are in the Premiership, England’s highest football league, and tickets are not beyond the reach of the general public. Experiencing the English approach to the nation’s most popular sport is just a ten minute taxi ride away! As the name suggests, you would be forgiven for mistaking an ‘antique’ feel to it as it has kept its Victorian charm, yet it retains a sense of modernity in its deluxe amenities; it is old and new at the same time. Each room is unique and individual by design, with handcrafted furniture and an original layout of art, which will make you feel at home in a genuine and heartfelt atmosphere. For a city that never sleeps you have a hotel that never sleeps, with round the clock food and drink available either in the bar or the lounge. If you choose the Egerton House hotel, you will be staying in one of the most prestigious, high-class, and historical locales of London. Dating as far back as the eleventh century, Kensington was even seen worth by William the Conqueror to provide as a gift to one of his closest advisors, Geoffery de Montbray. Being a Royal Borough, Kensington has been home to monarchs such as William III and Queen Victoria, who both resided at Kensington Palace, and, with the service on off at this hotel,

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whole of the water park.You can soak up the rays without much work. Another exciting attraction is the WipeOut Racer at Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beachclub. Here, children (and adults) can race to their hearts’ content. The concept, water slides with mats, is immense fun. These rides just continue the tradition of the boardwalk being a great family vacation spot. According to the Morey brothers, the mission of Morey’s Piers is to: “Provide a spectacular family recreation experience in an exceptionally safe, clean, friendly and unique environment.” Jack Morey, one of the two brothers who heads up the company, believes so strongly that the attractions are for families and not doing this for Wall Street. Every quarter, every year, we’re not looking to make the numbers. It really is about creating a powerful brand, not only something that we can be proud of, but also something that can represent our entire region.” Another element that makes Morey’s Piers stand out is their scrumptious dining options, perfect for every taste bud. One of their newest and most popular restaurants is Joe’s Fish Co., a contemporary boardwalk family restaurant. The menu emphasizes local and

of non-seafood items to please everyone. It features brick-oven pizzas, hearty salads, sharable appetizers and their famous “Curley Fries”. Jumbo’s Seafood & Pizza Eatery is another favorite of Morey’s. If you are looking for good food at a great price, this is the place for you. Jumbo’s offers a variety of food, from fresh seafood, pizza, grilled or cold sandwiches to hot platters, and a whole lot more. Be sure to bring your appetite because they don’t call it Jumbo’s for nothing! All of the portions are huge or, as Morey’s Piers calls it, Jumbo-sized! Whether it’s their engaging and fun rides, great and delectable food, or personable and knowledgably staff, Morey’s Piers is the total package. Perfect for a day in the sun or a whole weeklong extravaganza, Morey’s will these piers are the essence of the Wildwoods, and the Morey family wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Revel, pronounced like “level” but with an R (not “revel,” like I thought before my trip), is a new resort in Atlantic City. I believe strongly that it’s a game-changer for that town. At the least, it is a sparkling temple to haute living and adult pastimes. Let me be clear, this is no place to bring children. Everything about it is geared to the adult: casino, nightclub, pools, spas, restaurants and impressed by the immaculate service, delicious food, great card games and quality of facilities. Taking a journey down to Atlantic City is as easy as baking a cake – okay, not that easy, but pretty close. Within three hours drive from The City, this New Jersey resort town has seen many ups and downs. Revel is certainly one of its greatest and proudest accomplishments. With a budget the size of some small countries and currently employing over ten thousand workers, it must be one of the biggest, if not the biggest employers in all of South Jersey. And that’s a good thing. Walking onto the premises is like wrapping oneself in a cocoon of luxury. Only you don’t turn into a of glass doors that separates the entrance to the rooms from the resort and, in fact, casino guests are not allowed up to the resort. In total, the complex is 6.3 million cubic feet in size, all put to good use. My room had a lovely view of the ocean, large shower and ample space to spread one’s wings. But you don’t really care about that, do you? You want to know about the casino, restaurants, and nightlife. In a word: amazing. By the time I left, more than contented. The food alone is worth the drive back. Lugo Café, American Cut from Marc Forgione, Azure by Alain Allegretti and Jose Garces’ Amada are all present and are worthy of praise. The Italian delicacies on display at Lugo were beyond reproach. Wood-oven pizza, antipasta, mozzarella and handmade pastas were just

some of the treats. At Amada, tapas ruled with selections that varied from braised octopus to paella. I am certain that whatever you choose, you Moving onto the nightlife, options abound. There is a burlesque show brought to you by the king of the art form, Ivan Kane. Royal Jelly is both sensual and sophisticated and it takes burlesque to whole new heights. In addition, there is also The Social, which is an entertainment venue at the center of Revelry, their aptly named entertainment section. Here you can pull up to the bar, choose friends. With two levels and three bars, The Social has room for everyone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to experience their most impressive venue. HQ Nightclub, a creation by Angel Management Group and Revel, will feature four levels, each exuding different experiences that will transform the party scene in the Northeast. The space will include the best elements in nightlife to create an electrifying atmosphere that will ignite the senses. It is slated to open shortly and I know that this alone will attract huge crowds that are exactly the type that Atlantic City desperately needs – young, hip, trendsetters with disposable income. Mention should, of course, be made of the casino. Located discretely on the lowest level (here you also access their 5,500 theater Ovation Hall, and most of the restaurants and nightclubs), it offers every variety of game imaginable. I was particular drawn to Texas Hold ‘em, which has its own section and was staffed by consummate professionals. It is my contention that Revel’s size, newness, style and luxurious atmosphere will win it many fans. but it never felt crowded, which is testament to its excellent design. Revel is a great destination, good for Atlantic City and the perfect spot for a romantic getaway with a loved one. I urge all New Yorkers to go; be ahead of the curve and see what Revel has to offer!

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The late day sun was shining brightly as I hit the homestretch of leisurely jog along the Los Penasquitos Canyon at The Grand Del Mar resort, located about a half hour north of downtown San Diego. I’d already conquered the steep uphill sections of the four-mile trail and was now headed downhill, surrounded by a few errant lizards. The view from this stretch of the trail was truly grand. Rolling wildlife made for an exhilarating way to end my run as I approached the main entrance to the resort. Now I could end the story right here and be happy, but a leisurely jog was not what I was here for. I was here to embark on a golf journey this

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spring; a break from the winter’s chill in NY, albeit a mild winter’s chill this year. I’d been complacent about my game over the winter, and needed to jumpstart things for the upcoming season. It’s tough to be a three-season golfer in NY. In the spring, it’s the reverberating pain I feel when my 5 iron hits a still-frozen fairway. In the summer, it’s the three H’s, making for an uncomfortable and sweaty 18 holes before the t-storms roll in. And in the fall? Fugghetaboutit, it’s just more fun watching football. So it’s no wonder that many New Yorkers like me regularly pack their bags and head to more comfortable locales to hone their golf game. There are

from, so to narrow down the list, it always helps to have a personalized checklist of must-haves. Most include great weather, easy access to top courses, and a family friendly, luxury resort. Submitted for your consideration is The Grand Del Mar resort. The resort is nestled between the Southern California coastal gem towns of Del Mar and La Jolla, and the upscale town of Rancho Santa Fe, best known for its multi-million dollar horse farms and ranches. The area here is also well known to savvy , high-end travelers. Being in a part of the country that receives 267 days of sun and average temps throughout the year in the 70’s, the region is undeniably well suited for travelers looking for a Sept –May warm weather break that doesn’t require heading to Florida, the Caribbean or Mexico.

The property boasts 249 rooms and center and an Equestrian Center. For families, special attention is given, with the separate family pool and the Explorers kids club manned by a great staff that keeps the kids busy all day. The property also is within easy access to some of Southern California’s top family attractions, including Legoland, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the world-class beaches of San Diego. Beyond the stats, The Grand Del Mar delivers a level of opulence on the scale of Ritz Carlton, St Regis and Four Seasons properties. fountain in the circular driveway provides visual clues that this place is all about by the helicopter landing pad in a meadow nearby for VIP’s. A remarkable array of unique art and antiques can

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Once in Watkins Glen, there is one thing you mustn’t miss –wine tasting! Known for the high-class quality of its various wine products, the area is home to over 50 wineries. With a climate similar to that of Germany’s (very warm during daytime and cools down just enough at night to retain the sugar), Watkins Glen is proud of its hardy native grapes and premium hybrids, as well as more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

The charm of Mother Nature in Watkins Glen is incomparable. The famous Gorge at the Watkins Glen State Park is formed by glaciers cutting away the soft sedimentary rock. This on-going process started a million

There are many wine trails along the lake and visitors can always hold on to a glass during the trip! Discounts are also available.

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Curious Jane share a same goal and passion – to inspire young girls and empower them For the team (staff), working with young girls is more than just a task or responsibility. Teachers said that the experience is also exhausting but rewarding work,” said owner Samantha. Curious Jane is planning to double again this year. The camp is already serving local communities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, Bryn Mawr, Philly and Florida. A new campsite in New Orleans has also started to blossom since the beginning of this year. connection,” said Samantha **. She said from Curious Jane moved to another city, they spread the word and that’s when a partnership with the family can be formed.

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Tessa Souter once wrote a book entitled, “Anything I Can Do, You Can Do Better” (2006). The title is a bit of a stretch because when it comes to jazz singing, you can’t do better than the author. She also happens to be a talented songwriter and her new album displays not only her vocal expertise but also her lyric writing. “Beyond the Blue” (on Motéma Music) is unusual in that all the music is by classical composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Chopin. Three of the songs are familiar pop standards: “The Lamp Is Low” (Ravel), “My Reverie” (Debussy), and “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” (Borodin). For the other tunes, Souter supplied her own words, often dealing with romance. The album’s title track is drawn from Chopin’s Prelude in E Carlos Jobim’s “How Insensitive”). Fauré’s Elegy is reimagined as “Brand New Day,” which Souter wrote for Japan after the tsunami of March 2011. The core group is comprised of pianist Steve Kuhn and his excellent trio (David Finck, bass, and Billy Drummond, drums), augmented on certain tracks by tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and Gary Versace on accordion in addition to Locke. On June 4th, Souter will perform songs from “Beyond the Blue” at the Blue Note club with Kenny Werner, p; Joel Frahm, ts; Will Holhouser, acc; Sean Smith, b; Billy Drummond, d).

Meshell Ndegeocello is another standout singer-songwriter (also a bass player) and her new album, “Weather” (produced by Joe Henry, on Naive) deals with love but mostly in a subdued manner. If Souter’s voice leaps out of the speaker, Ndegeocello often sings in a husky whisper that occasionally breaks into spoken lines. On “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”, she sings “Tragically longing for the past / I think about you every day / While I loiter on your doorstep.” Potent as her own songs are, the highpoint of the CD is Ndegeocello’s performance of Leonard Cohen’s haunting “Chelsea Hotel.” On June 28th, Meshell Ndegeocello will perform at Highline Ballroom. Ndegeocello’s concert is part of the fantastic lineup at the Blue Note Jazz Festival (June only from the jazz world but also rock ‘n’ roll, country/bluegrass and classical. Shows will take place at the Blue Note Club as well as the Highline Ballroom, BB King’s and other venues. Among the diverse lineup will be Little Richard, Arturo Sandoval, Jerry Douglas, Kathleen Battle with Cyrus Chestnut, Savion Glover, McCoy Tyner, Bela Fleck, Marcus Roberts, Cassandra Wilson and more. This is a show that can’t be missed! Go to bluenotejazzfestival.com for the complete schedule.

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Meeting Eileen Fulton is emblematic of a time when a star was a star. One knew one’s place; certain rules of decorum were expected and obeyed. Ms. Fulton, of “As the World Turns” fame, adheres to the mantra of always being one’s best.She is the consummate professional. It doesn’t hurt that she is beautiful in person as she is on screen, and had the most charming Southern accent imaginable. Resident sat down with her to discuss what it means to be a New Yorker, her fame, her life after soaps and what makes her tick. The whole time she was gracious, poised, alluring and, best of all, interesting. I hope you like the piece as much as I loved interviewing her! New York Resident (NYR):I know you are originally from North Carolina, but you live in New York now. Where in the city do you live? Eileen Fulton (EF): I live on the Upper East Side; I have a gorgeous apartment with my two Pekingese – Ella Fitzgerald and Rosemary Clooney – they are seven years old. They are sisters – or so I was told. They probably have different fathers…their mother was a bitch. NYR: Tell us about your accent; did it affect you getting work? EF: up here I went to the neighborhood playhouse,and they had a wonderful speech therapist who helped me get rid of my accent. I did very well. I tried to take my that I landed was that of a country girl, go NYR: It’s gotten worse with age? EF: Of course. It’s working with musicians because I like to do cabaret, and those damn musicians are mostly from the South. It’s a rhythm. NYR: I think it’s such a beautiful cadence; it must be so easy to sing with? EF: Yes, it’s wonderful. NYR: On another note, how did you get into soaps? EF: I auditioned for the part. But here’s the

full story: My agent was William McCaffrey; when I got out of the playhouse I had a list of agents, and it was in alphabetical order. I approached each agent, starting with the

people. NYR: Eileen Fulton is not your birth name; may I ask you how you came upon that name?

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that was on the list was McCaffrey, on the Westside. I had to walk it in high heels, and hear the rest, do you? NYR: Of course I do! EF: Well, ok. I was tired, it was hot because it was July 3, and my feet were killing me because of those damned shoes. I got to his door and I gave it a push, but it wouldn’t open. I could hear him inside; he was thought, “Damn it, I’ve got to get in there.” So, I gave the door a real heavy-ho (the door was sitting at his desk with his feet up, smoking a stub of a cigar. He said, “Who the hell are you? I’m one hell of an actress, and my name is Eileen Fulton.” He became my agent because he liked my spunk. him and wanted his client Lois Smith, who was a wonderful actress, to come in and play the part of Lisa (Lisa Grimaldi, the role for which Eileen became famous for playing). Lois is about to have a baby, so she isn’t available.” So, they set me up. I had

NYR: years of playing the same character, did you feel like you became her? EF: No, I did not! I don’t like her. Fifty goddamn years of playing her! NYR: Did people think you were Lisa? EF: abusive (the character was known as a I loved it. I was talking to my shrink the other day and I said, “Lisa has been very good to me.” If I go to the hospital or a restaurant, I always get great service! NYR: The show ended in 2010, so what are you doing now? EF: I love to sing because I love having an audience. But we are now working on a lecture series, which is similar to having a nightclub act. I’ve done stage, and I’m always on WBGO (88.3), the jazz radio *Eileen promises me that she’ll be my guest at the upcoming Metropolitan Opera season. I hope we can make that work!

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New York Resident (NYR): So, you’re from the Bronx? Charlie Gasparino (CG): Originally. However, I grew up in Yorktown Heights, in Westchester. I worked for both local newspapers when I was younger. I worked for the Peekskill Herald, the Peekskill Community Current and the North County News; these publications are all now defunct. Peekskill, though, was an interesting place to report because George Pataki was the mayor there and he used that as his launching pad for higher all the bad things. NYR: You started off in print journalism; how did you make the transition to television?

CG: I started off in Tampa and I hated it. So, I came back to news. Then I got a job at Newsday City Hall; got enough good stories that the Wall Street Journal hired me. I spent about ten years there. While I was there they had a deal with CNBC where they would use the talent on air. I never did it; I thought it was bullshit. I thought TV was marginalizing news. Then I was breaking all of these stories on Elliot Spitzer; reporting. The Wall Street Journal was unimpressed with the one. And the Journal back then was very competitive. You had to get a certain amount of page one stories every year, a certain amount of scoops, exclusives and there was something called a forty most important stories of the paper and you competed to get in there. There were all these ways you were graded couldn’t get any Spitzer story on the front page. But the wires loved the stories, and CNBC wanted me on, so I just started pitching it to them. They would have me on to talk about Spitzer, and I started to do much more of that. I then broke the story on Martha Stewart’s insider trading and that was TV heaven. And from a stint at Newsweek I ended up coming to Fox Business Network two years ago. NYR: The name of this magazine is New York Resident; we like to interview noteworthy New Yorkers and we think you are one of them. So tell us, what does it mean to be a New Yorker? CG: You walk a lot. There is something to be said about people who live here. I’ve always had a close tie to the city and all of my family was from the Bronx. New York has always been my home. I currently live in Stuyvesant town and have Manhattan “the city”. NYR: What do you like about the area?

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More than just delicious food and more than just An appreciation of the time, effort and passion it takes to operate a restaurant is needed when writing a review. a commitment to excellent customer service, Fetch becoming cynical and skeptical. I’ve been to too many places; from high to low and everything in between, so there aren’t many concepts that catch my attention. Fetch Bar & Grill, on the Upper East, is one of them.

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Bistro The Tea Set Situated in the heart of the West Village, Bistro The Tea Set serves classic French fare with a fresh New York twist. Relax your body on their comfortable seats with pillows and wait for The Tea Set to present you the essence of the Parisian bistro with its simple yet elegant cuisine. If you are a veggie lover, don’t miss out their Executive Chef Miguel Flores’ delectable Notting Hill Salad. Served with fresh orange dressing, this delicate combination of organic quinoa, cranberries, orange, scallions, peanuts, romaine lettuce will cheer up your day like a fresh breeze. Or if you are hungry for more, call up a good friend and try out the Mediterranean Platter for Two. A true delight of organic hummus, tabouli, wine leaves stuffed with rice, tapenade and pita bread, this exquisite dish is followed by a sumptuous shrimp. At nighttime, Bistro The Tea Set takes on a more urban look – be expecting some disco music in a festive candle-lit dining room! Want more privacy? Reserve a room in the back and enjoy a plate of cheese and charcuterie while savor a glass of special Lavender Vodka cocktail with your cherished ones!

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Home Restaurant Home Restaurant is one of those few restaurants that hold a mission of local consciousness. Dedicated to showcasing the abundance of sustainably and responsibly raised products from local regions; Home only uses fresh in-season ingredients from farms in New York State. Home Restaurant is proud of its seasonal menu, which only provides the best. Try their mountain Dell Farm Mixed Teen Lettuce with roasted Salad with watercress, grilled apple, duck cracklins and cranberry vinaigrette. You will be amazed by the freshness of your every bite! For dinner, reward yourself with a large plate of Grilled Skirt Steak with braised kale and thyme or a Molasses Double Cut Pork Chop with onion rings, brussel sprouts and bacon. And you can always give a try to their famous Macaroni & Cheese and Whole Clam Chowder! And why not accompany the delicacies with a glass of carefully selected local wine? Decorated in a homey way with bay window adorned with throw pillows, Home is also proud of its beautiful garden patio, which is perfect for hosting private gatherings. With the space heaters over the tables, you and your guests can enjoy eating al fresco all the same. But the best thing? Come over to heal your lazy weekend hangover warm your heart with a mommy’s touch.

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ballpark of being reasonable. Today, it’s just a travesty and injustice to middle class families. You have to be a millionaire to afford college today. And the state schools aren’t that much better. How is it that the rest of the developed world and much of the developing world affords to send their children to college either for free or nearly for free? How is it that the greatest, strongest and most prosperous nation in the history of humanity allows this to happen? I’m proud of the education I received and there is no doubt in my mind that this country produces some of the brightest and most talented individuals. As much as I don’t like him, Mark Zuckerberg, is a product of the American educational system. Can you imagine the Germans, Italians, Swiss, Swedes or Chinese producing him? I think not. However, this is not reason enough to gouge families. I’m concerned over the future of this country’s college and universities. Will there come a day when universities cost a million dollars or more? With the stagnation of wages since the early 80’s and the indebtedness of the nation increasing year after year, I believe that this is a recipe for

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