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Wildfish 2014 opening party in Freeport

Wildfish in Freeport. The restaurant's grand opening is

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

March has been an important month for some of LI’s seasonal venues,  like Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, Dockers Waterside in East Quogue, and Rooftop 32 in Rockville Centre. These warm-weather destinations have either already opened or at least announced a business return scheduled to take place before April arrives.

Now one of Freeport’s waterside spots can brag that it too scoffs...

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Surf's Out announces its 2014 kick-off

Surf’s Out in Kismet on Fire Island. The

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

It’s a fairly tedious notion to rehash how cold the past few months have been, especially knowing that it’s still pretty frigid outdoors right now, only a couple of weeks from the Spring Equinox — but Long Island nightlife peaks when the temperature rises, so getting word from the Fire Island summer spot Surf’s Out that it’s already planning its 2014 inaugural events is not just worthy of note but...

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Painters in Brookhaven is back

The sign for the recently reopened Painters in

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Following a small fire that damaged its kitchen and offices in early May 2012, Painters restaurant and bar in Brookhaven closed its doors, and at that time its ownership announced the closure for repairs would be brief.

Locally known for its food, live music and event calendar, Painters was also notable for the dozens of paintings that hung all over its walls and ceiling. The spot then further...

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Surf's Out in Kismet announces its 2013 opening date

Patrons enjoy the sun and ocean air at

(Credit: Brian Kelley)

As March brings spring along, the thought of summer fun doesn’t seem as impossibly far off as it may have only weeks ago, during the massive blizzard.

But the damage wrought by superstorm Sandy, on Oct. 29, is another weather-borne reality the Island is still coping with. One area especially hard hit was Fire Island. Subjected to heavy erosion, destruction of property and other trauma, many...

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