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Loving Long Island Newsletter, Issue #14 - New Look!
January 22, 2012

Enjoying All That Long Island Has To Offer

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January 22, 2012
Issue #14

The big news around here is's new look. I've redesigned the website to look better and be easier to use. The pages are wider and I've added more photographs. Here's an example:

About Long Island

The menu is more organized, and now you can leave comments or share your favorite pages directly on Facebook.

Speaking of Facebook, I've also made a Facebook page. This is a great way to interact with me and other fans of

Please stop by and give it a Like. Feel free to post as well:

Visit The Loving Long Island Facebook Page

You can also follow me on Twitter.

As always, I appreciate your support...

Photo of the Month

a full rack of bbq'd ribs
Baby back ribs with collard greens, corn bread, and beans at Smokin' Al's.

I've had BBQ at quite a few places on Long Island and my favorite is still Smokin' Al's in Bay Shore. The food is excellent, the portions are ample, and above all it is consistent.

The ribs and wings I had last week were just as good as the ones I had a year ago when I was here last. And, just as good as the ones I had when the place first opened. When I'm in the mood for BBQ this is where I go--don't even have to think about it.


Long Island Winterfest starts in 3 weeks (Saturday, February 11). The theme this year, as it has been for the past 4 years, is jazz.

From the website:

JAZZ ON THE VINE returns as the theme of the 2012 Long Island Winterfest for the fifth consecutive year. From February 11 to March 18, 2011, the East End of Long Island will offer 6 great weekends of truly exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms for only $15 per person.

Here's the calendar: Jazz on the Vine Calendar

The Long Island Boat Show takes place February 10-12 at the Nassau Coliseum. More info here.

The Long Island Blog

Check out the Long Island Blog for posts about our first snow of the year, a boat burning, the oyster festival, and more...

Wishing everyone the best in 2012...

Best regards,
Bill home page

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