Romancing your sweetheart with love letters and chocolate

If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone, I’ve found a romantically-charged play, about letters exchanged between two people over 50 years; as well as a chocolate-and-wine-paring dinner in an aquatic setting – both taking place on our island’s picturesque eastern end – that couldn’t help but melt a few hearts!

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The magic of the season is alive at local celebrations

During the holidays, it can only be a good thing to break from the hectic shopping, wrapping and running errands to enjoy the wealth of seasonal attractions taking place on Long Island. Here are two prime examples, a candlelight celebration in Bethpage and a village’s winter fest in Farmingdale, of fun times to be had, right now.

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Model train swap meets and shows are coming to town

An intricate train display — with realistic locomotives, tracks and details, like scaled-to-exacting-size foliage — may find you nostalgic for the holiday tradition your parents held of model trains beneath the Christmas tree. You can get up close to see model trains that you associated the holidays with, or, as a true hobbyist, that you love year-round, at shows and meets held just before Thanksgiving.

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