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Indoor farmers markets to visit this winter on Long Island

Indoor farmers markets to visit this winter on Long Island

It’s a banner year for Long Island winter farmers markets: Seven of them have committed to sticking it out until the weather warms up. Unlike our dozens of spring-summer-fall markets, the winter markets put more emphasis on breads, pastries, preserves and pickles than fresh-picked produce because, hey, this isn’t Florida or California. Among the LI …

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Long Island restaurants offering tropical drinks, music and more

Long Island restaurants offering tropical drinks, music and more

One day, science will discover a vaccine against the winter flare, but until then, we have to rely on denial to get us through the gloomy months. There is no shame in that, but there are different ways to do it. Among the best: making more frequent pilgrimages to restaurants with kitchens that evoke images …

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School Notebook: Long Island students collect winter clothes

School Notebook: Long Island students collect winter clothes

Long Island students have helped thousands of local families stay warm this winter through collections of everything from socks to scarves. A stocking fundraising initiative, called Socktober, saw more than 1,500 new couples gathered by students at Seneca Middle School in Holbrook – including as many as 1,200 couples by Nicholas Goulding in eighth grade …

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