LI's Main Beach Among Best in the Nation
Another Memorial Day weekend is here. I don't know whether to rejoice or to panic, because of how fast the first 5 months of 2011 whooshed past! In any event...
"Dr. Beach" himself, Stephen Leatherman, released his annual list of the Top 10 Beaches in the nation today, and East Hampton's Main Beach was ranked No. 4. Fourth-best in the entire country...impressive! I've never been there, and unless you live in East Hampton village, you probably haven't either...I understand parking is an issue. But I may be adding it to my list of things to do in Summer 2011.
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In the Company of Amazing Women
While attending the annual ceremony for Long Island Business News' annual Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Awards, I kept wishing that I'd brought my two young daughters. I usually don't miss a chance to expose Gabby, 13, and Gillian, 10, to smart and successful women, but I assumed this was more of an "adult" event. Turns out that a good number of the 650 attendees were young children whose mothers, no doubt, share my feelings!
In any event, it was a wonderful night, and I'd like to congratulate all my fellow honorees, including Dori Scofield, founder of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue; Dr. Jean Cacciaubaudo, Chief of Cardiology at Southside Hospital; Suffolk County Clerk Angie Carpenter, and so many other extraordinary women. And a shout-out to the new friends I made when the honorees were lined up alphabetically: Cat Taylor, assistant VP of Oncology Services at South Nassau Communities Hospital (standing in front of me) and attorney Miriam E. Villani of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker (who brought up the rear, immediately behind me).
Congratulations ladies! You all rock! And thank you for being a great example for all our daughters!