The Buzz Around Town with Suzie Q

Blue skies and bright sunny days! Summer is almost here – which means that Father’s Day is just around the bend! I decided to visit my favorite place – Stony Brook Village to enjoy the incredible weather.

I can’t believe that it’s time to fire up the grill! My father has always loved cooking al fresco and Madison’s Niche has some of the most unique BBQ platters and sauce sets. I also saw a beer cap display box that would be perfect because he loves to save the bottle caps of his favorite brews from Brew Cheese! Speaking of brews – the shop also had unique beer bottle candles!


There’s something so special about fresh and warm days – they always inspire me to buy fresh flowers. While in the Village Florist, I spotted a variety of ceramic truck vases. Speaking of trucks, the Village Coffee Market is selling k-cups in a small truck!

Some men are all about the outdoors – While I was at the Mirabelle restaurant for lunch, I noticed that The Three  Village Inn has a package designed with them in mind – “Dad’s Nature Getaway Package”! Included is a one-night stay in the inn, ride for two on the Discovery Cruise a wine and cheese plate, complimentary drinks and breakfast!

Speaking of the Discovery Wetlands Cruise, the cruises are scheduled to be running until the end of October. They even have a number of photography cruises throughout the season! If you need binoculars, make sure to stop by Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions. They also astronomy workshops that are starting in July for those who love the nighttime stars!

I thought about taking my Dad out for a lunch-date at The Country House for their “Scotch Special” featuring a variety of malts and surprising him with tickets for the Educational and Cultural Center’s summer exhibit Journey Through Time, starting July 14th through September 29th. This event features the nation, Long Island and Stony Brook over the last eight decades. It surely shows the changes! Or perhaps he would prefer reservations for the Walking Through Time Walking Tours, taking place on select dates from July through September. The tours will give the history of the area from the 18th Century through the 21st Century. The purchase of a premium ticket would even include entry into the Journey Through Time exhibit!

If you are worried that your gift may go unused, Gift Certificates are always available at the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s office located at 111 Main Street and can be used at any location in the village. 



Ciao for now!

– Suzie Q