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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Enjoy a touch of paradise at Planting Fields Arboretum this Sunday

With temperatures creeping into the teens lately, it can be hard to dream of warmer months when there is frost on the ground and we’re bundled head-to-toe. Well, I have a great pick for all of us this week; and it involves stepping into the cozy climate of greenhouses for the Parade Garden Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum, on Jan. 27.

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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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Merry and bright holiday shows light up Long Island

With Thanksgiving upon us, holiday decorations have begun lighting up the neighborhoods and familiar tunes of “dreaming of a white Christmas” play on the radio – it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! We, too, can start to celebrate the holiday season now; and, we can do so from the comfort of our own cars by driving through the magical light shows offered at these three parks: Jones Beach State Park, Long Island Sports Park and Smith Point County Park.

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Veteran-themed activities and free-admission specials offered over the next few days

With Veteran’s Day observed, in honor of the bravery of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, this Sunday, there are veteran-themed activities and free-admission specials being offered at the following LI venues. So, whether you are a veteran or want to bring a special veteran with you – I think you might enjoy one or more of these activities.

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