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The Hamptons gone way of Fort Lauderdale & Daytona Beach

From the 1930’s through  the 1980’s, college students up and down the eastern seaboard would take spring break by heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It all began in the 1930’s when Colgate University’s men’s swimming team went to practice there. 

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Summers Club of East Quogue

If you wanted to go to the beach for the day, then walk up a flight of stairs and drink your ass off, you’d go to Summers. Summers was located on Dune Road, right on the Atlantic Ocean. The best

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Turtle Bay of East Qugoue

One of the best clubs in the Hamptons that incorporated the outdoors with a central dance floor inside was Turtle Bay. An odd, yet fantastic fact about Turtle Bay is that it had the biggest parking lot out of most

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The Drift Inn of East Quogue

The Drift Inn located on Dune Road in East Quogue was hit by a suspicious fire in February  2002 while it was closed for the season. The Drift, as it was affectionately called by its patrons, was the best dive

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CPI’s of Hampton Bays

One of the largest clubs in the Hamptons bar none was CPI’s on Montauk highway in Hampton Bays. The club has an  interesting history behind it. CPI’s, or Canoe Place Inn started as a stage coach stop and tavern in

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The Hansom House of Southampton

Hands down, the Hansom House in Southampton was  the most unique bar in the entire world!  And no, I have not traveled throughout the entire world. There were so many aspects to this great establishment that made it part of

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The Owner of Jamesport Vineyards Holds a Secret

Ron Goerler senior, the founder of Jamesport Vineyard, holds a mysterious North Fork secret. Ron is the current owner of Jamesport Vineyards.  But back in the early 1960’s, Ron was a seasoned harness driver.  He won many races in the

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Mike Miller: Sitcom Writer in the Golden Age of TV

Mike Miller was a TV sitcom writer in the Golden Age of television.  I chatted with him at his home in East Quogue, Long Island, New York. TELEVISION WAS SO DIFFERENT IN THOSE DAYS, WAS IT EASIER TO FIND WORK

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The Southampton Press: A Love Story in its Name

Or read the story in a PDF format The Southampton Press: A Love Story in its Name

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The Southampton Press: Italian Fare Family Style

Or read the story in a PDF format The Southampton Press: Italian Fare Family Style

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