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Loving Long Island Newsletter, Vol. 3, #06 - Photo of the Month
July 06, 2009

Enjoying All That Long Island Has To Offer

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Loving long Island Newsletter

July 6, 2009
Volume 3, Issue #06

Hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July.

Summer on Long Island usually starts on Memorial Day, but with all the crummy weather we've been having it seems like it's just starting now.

Did anyone else find it ironic that while Long Island was drenched in rain last month Oregon was having a drought?

Well the rain seems to have stopped and the weather is warmer than ever. Could summer finally be here for good? Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Here's what's new...

Upcoming Events

Tour some of Long Island's bay houses with Long Island Traditions on August 9th, 2009.

The bay houses were used by Long Island's baymen from the 1700's through the 1950's. Unfortunately, most of these charming remnants of Long Island's nautical past were demolished in a well intentioned, but shortsighted attempt to preserve wetlands.

Thanks to the efforts of Long Island Traditions executive director Nancy Solomon and other organizations, the demolition was halted in time to preserve some of the bay houses.

On this one and a half hour tour you will visit 2 bay houses and sail by several others. There is limited room on the tour boats, so make your reservations now.

Then come back here and read about Boating with the Baymen, a tour I took in June.

Photo of the Month

Starting with this issue the Loving Long Island Newsletter will include a Photo of the Month section. The photo of the month is seen exclusively in the newsletter and nowhere else on the website.

This month's picture...

Storm clouds at sunset bring everyone out to watch

The last Friday in June brought us a pounding thunderstorm during the evening rush hour. This was a blow-in, blow-out storm that left clear skies behind as it blew out over the Great South Bay and Fire Island. And the timing couldn't be better. The storm cleared just in time to reveal a spectacular sunset.

Restaurant Review

I had heard good things about this restaurant and wasn't disappointed when I finally tried it. In fact, I had the best soft shell crabs I've ever had in my life.

If you enjoy ocean fare then take a moment to read my review of Fatfish, a wine bar & bistro on the water in Bay Shore.

Reader Contributions

I had two excellent stories submitted last month.

Judy Delaney tells her tales of summers spent on Whale House Point, Fire Island during the 50's and 60's. Read Our Fire Island Beach House by Judy Delaney.

Jay Willrick reminisces about fishing on the Great South Bay during the same era. Read Life on a Garvey by Jay Willrick.

The Long Island Blog

June was a busy month on the blog. I received some always appreciated fan mail, took a tour with Long Island's Baymen, had a great meal at Fatfish, and hung out with some ham radio operators on Field Day.

Read the June blog posts here.

Until next time...
Best regards,

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