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One thing that there is no lack of on Long Island is fabulous wine and dining. With almost limitless dining options on Long Island, you'll want to know what other locals enjoy before hitting the town, or heading out East for a vineyard trip.

New Study Could Help Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Food Over “Junk”

A recently published study shows promise for methods used undo conditioned preference for unhealthy foods and increase enjoyment of healthier options.

Super Scrumptious School Lunch Sandwiches

Classic lunchbox sandwich staples that have ruled the school cafeteria for years – now with a twist!

Local Steals & Deals for Labor Day and More

For all you hard workers -- to celebrate Labor Day -- enjoy these savings! Also check out steals and deals to enjoy after Labor Day.

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Style for Adults

Summer is coming to an end, and all the adults out there should make sure they live it up to the fullest while they still can!

Awesome Apple Picking Places & Helpful Tips

Apples are in season and ripe for the picking! Head out to Long Island’s apple orchards and farms this September to enjoy freshly picked produce.

LongIsland.com’s September Family Fun Guide: Getting into the Fall Spirit with Festivals, Fairs, and Live Music!

School is officially back in session but that doesn’t make for a lack of fun things to do all throughout the month of September!

Celebrating the Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashannah Catering 2014

Rosh Hashannah begins Wednesday evening September 24th through the evening of the 26th. Check out all the different catering options to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Late Summer and Fall Farmers’ Markets on Long Island

There may only be a few weeks left in summer, but plenty of local farmers’ markets will still be open for months to come.

How to Safely Make Fruity and Phenomenal Grilled Desserts

Get the most out of your grill with these unique and delectable desserts!

Simple Iced Coffee Recipes for the End of Summer

Coffee plays an integral role in our day-to-day lives, so make sure you enjoy your cup of Joe with these sweet, simple ideas.

International Bacon Day is August 30th

The Saturday before Labor Day marks International Bacon Day, a day where everyone all over the world celebrates and consumes bacon. So, be sure to celebrate bacon this International Bacon Day.

Lovable Lunchbox Notes to Leave the Kids

Surprise the kids this year by leaving them cute little lunchbox notes!

Governor Cuomo Hosts Long Island Wine and Craft Beverage Tour and Congratulates Winery of the Year at Harvest Fest

Tour promotes beverage industry and tourism in New York with a first-hand look at how New York beers, spirits and wines are produced.

Local Steals & Deals on Wholesome Meals for the Entire Family

If you've been grilling all summer long, it's time to check out these savings to wholesome home-cooked style meals. Find savings to Boston Market, Carrabba's and others!

Creative Ways to Serve Food & Drinks at your Wedding

Check out these helpful suggestions that will allow you to get creative on your wedding day!

With Syrup, Ice Cream, or Whipped Cream: Long Island Waffle Resturants

In the mornings, many Long Islanders will grab a cup of coffee and run to work. But, we should all stop and get a taste of something delicious like a waffle. Check out all the great waffle ...

Avoiding the Freshman 15: Ways to Stay Health Conscious at School

Don't let the dreaded Freshman 15 sneak up on you while you're away at school. There are plenty of ways to exercise and stay healthy in college.

Give a Toast to the End of Summer with the Ultimate Labor Day BBQ

Throw the best Labor Day barbecue with these unique recipes and money-saving tips!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Food & Cultural Festivals, Marvel Superheroes and More

From festivals to shows, this Friday and weekend on Long Island is going to be packed with fun things to do.

Indian Cuisine and Cooking 101

Never given Indian food a chance before? Here’s a little information to entice those taste buds.
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