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You're lighting the leg lamp for the holidays.

You're lighting the leg lamp for the holidays. It's become an annual tradition in Northport's Cow Harbor, as the Northport Hardware Co. on Main St. makes a special evening out of lighting the leg-shaped lamp the store puts in its window space during the winter holidays. Inspired by a similar lamp from the film "A Christmas Story," the Northport Village Leg Lamp Lighting Ceremony draws large crowds--with some people even donning costumes like those worn by characters in the 1983 film. (Credit: Sally Morrow)

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You know you're from Suffolk when . . .

Nassau and Suffolk counties have distinct identities, and the people living in each area have special knowledge that ties them to their counties. For instance, if you're from Suffolk, you know how to pronounce Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge, Islandia, Copiague and Patchogue. The following examples were culled from our social media followers and staff. Send your suggestions to josh.stewart@newsday.com.

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