Travel Diary: 2nd Annual Lexus Road Trip To Sag Harbor

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantPossessing all the characteristic checkboxes of the choice road trip destination, and then some, is none other than Long Island’s very own Sag Harbor, and with September right around the corner, it’s time once again for the annual Lexus Road Trip to Sag Harbor! Once a sprawling whaling oil port that in 1789 Congress declared the United States’ first official port of entry, this (not-so) secret village by the sea is rich in history, rife with natural beauty, and offers adventure-seeking travelers everything from breathtaking views and beaches to myriad shops, art galleries, museums, and absolute food-and-drink galore.Sag Harbor is also known as a writer’s colony, with such past residents including William Demby and John Steinbeck, and was the birthplace of poet George Sterling. When he’s not wowing audiences during sold-out gigs at Madison Square Garden, The Piano Man himself, Billy Joel, calls this seaside oasis home, and even docks his famous boat Downeastern Alexa at the Sag Harbor Yacht Club.For all these reasons and so many more, you simply cannot roll into a magical realm of this magnitude in just any old ride, dear auto aficionados. Well, you can, but why would you? No good justification. You need a worthy pair of wheels to transport you and your loved ones to the bountiful joy that surely awaits you here. Yes, you need an ultra-special chariot for this ultra-special journey. A ride unlike no other. Some wheels that will not only get you there in comfort, but will turn heads upon arrival. With its distinct and stunning elegance, style and reputation, yes, you’ll need a 2016 Lexus ES Hybrid. This beauty is the epitome of cutting-edge aerodynamics and luxury—while with a 40 MPG combined rating, it’s also easier on the environment.Visit NY Auto Giant and drive home your very own Lexus today!What’s that you say? You’ll be hungry once you arrive? Well worry not, for great food is definitely on the menu in Sag Harbor. So is excitement, sheer, splendid wonder, and of course, truly remarkable, absolutely memorable times. Swing by Bay Burger on your way into town and enjoy a delicious, homemade beef, turkey or fish burger, accompanied with some “loaded Fries-N-Tots” (Yes, those scrumptious lil tattlers!) sprinkled with crumbled bacon and melted chee, along with a shake or two. B-Squared churns their own ice cream, too, so dig into a tub of Joe & Liza’s many flavors while you’re here as well! Each tender morsel and gooey spoonful consists of all-natural and local ingredients!Stop by Cappelletti Restaurant for some amazing “Original Focaccia Sandwiches,” veal cutlet parm, pasta, pizza and calzones and leave s-a-t-i-s-f-i-e-d. For dinner and lunch the next day, change it up and take your pick: Doppio, Il Capuccino, Page At 63 Main or Muse In The Harbor—you can’t go wrong! Muse offers a must-devour brunch menu, touting such beautific creations as the “Smoked Salmon Stack,” “Tuna Menage A Trois” and “Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast.” [Editor’s Note: Ummm. Must we really finish this blurb? Are we really expected to sit here and describe this stuff and not hop in the car and hit this, like, right now!? Yummm!! Sorry.]There’s simply too much to do and experience in this treasure trove of fun, so stay overnight at B&Bs Forever Cottage, just steps from Main Street, the equally charming Harborwoods Guesthouse, or any of the Saggler’s hotels and motels: Forever Bungalows, Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor Inn and the historic The American Hotel, among them. You’ll also want to mosey on down to the Bay Street Theatre, home to countless show-stopping performances—Billy Joel made a surprise appearance here just last month! Of course, no such viewing would be complete without an ice-cold fresh brew of java at the ready (perhaps even two), so you’ll also want to shimmy and shake your way into The Golden Pear Café and/or BuddaBerry Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Bar (What a combo!) for a sweet, refreshing caffeine interlude. Hold your loved one’s hand as you stroll Sag Harbor’s quaint, vibrant Main Street, lined with shops and restaurants and brimming with life. Walk along the water, gentle breeze at your back, full, shining sun on your face and skin and the eminence of the hazy hot sun sprinkling sparkling slivers of sunlight dancing atop the waves and rippling magnificent tiny swirling vortex-miracles that make you question how such a paradise can exist so close to New York City, yet truly be so very far away.Pick up a copy of the award-winning Sag Harbor Express, peruse its pages and learn a little about the people, the places and the politics [Yuck!] that make this village what it is. Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantIf history is your thing, then you are in for a grand treat, indeed. Head up the hill to the Old Burying Ground and Old Whaler’s Church—the former the scene of a raid during the American Revolutionary War and the latter once boasting a 168-foot-high steeple, formerly the tallest structure on Long Island, which collapsed in the Great Hurricane of 1938, aka “The Long Island Express.”Visit the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum—which in addition to its many artifacts, houses a nearly 160-year-old Masonic Lodge—and genuflect before The Broken Mast Monument in nearby Oakland Cemetery, one of many memorials to those sailors who lost their lives at sea in the pursuit of those majestic sea mammals. [Fun Sag Harbor factoid: The village is actually mentioned in Moby Dick!] A lil sleepy from all the chompin’ and explorin’? Take a lil nappler on any one of Sag Harbor’s many gorgeous beaches as the soft splashing waves upon the pristine shores lull you to slumber: Sagg Main Beach, W. Scott Cameron Beach and Havens Beach are but a few. When you awake, check out the mysterious critters abounding at the 187-acre Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge, hike the diverse Long Pond Greenbelt—an 1,100-acre nature preserve—and/or wander Emma Rose Elliston Park, located along the shore of Big Fresh Pond! Mark your calendars, too, because Harborfest Weekend arrives in Sag Harbor on September 12 & 13,featuring an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, boat races, vendors and music!To drive home your very own Lexus—hybrid or not—call Leonard Cafarelli at Lexus of Massapequa or Keith Drago at Lexus of Rockville Centre!last_img read more

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“Anthony Joshua: Joshua, Klitschko Set to Unify Boxing Heavyweight Division

first_img   Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will contest the biggest fight in British boxing history when the pair collide for the IBF and vacant WBA world heavyweight titles in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium tonight.  Anthony Joshua will attempt to unify the IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles when he faces Wladimir Klitschko in the biggest fight in British boxing history at Wembley Stadium tonight.The Londoner can become just the third Briton to hold multiple crowns in boxing’s blue ribbon division, after Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury, should he beat the Ukrainian legend who is looking to become a world champion for a third time.Only six fighters have previously won world titles on three separate occasions – a list which includes Muhammed Ali, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir’s older brother Vitali – and the 41-year-old Klitschko faces arguably the toughest test of his career if he is to rise to the summit of the sport once again.‘Dr Steelhammer’ is 519 days removed from his last competitive bout, a fight he plodded through and lost to Fury in Dusseldorf. The result arguably hinges on how quickly Klitschko can shrug off any ring-rust and recapture the sharpness which saw him dominate boxing for over a decade.The manner of Klitschko’s defeat to Fury in November 2015 was particularly ignominious given how he was out-boxed by the Briton. Yet aside from his reputation, he possessed a body of work which surely give him the edge should the fight enter the so-called championship rounds. The clash at the home of the England football teams will be the 69th of Klitschko’s career, during which he knocked-out 53 opponents – a number greater than the amount of rounds Joshua has faced in his short career.Despite the obvious chasm in experience, what Joshua might concede in know-how he more than makes up for in superstar quality and punching power. All 18 of his contests have failed to go the distance and though the caliber of opponent ratchets up several notches this weekend he has sent a daunting message to Klitschko and the rest of the division.In the wake of the war of words between David Haye and Tony Bellew and the unedifying build-up to Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora’s clash last year, a refreshing characteristic of the public exchanges between the fighters has been the respect Joshua and Klitschko have for one another. Though their boxing styles might appear to be different, there are few differences between the pair. Both, for example, are former Olympic gold medallists.Much has been made of the brief sparring sessions the pair engaged in prior to Klischko facing Kubrat Pulev in November 2014 and while it gave the veteran an insight into what to expect from Joshua he must be wary that the IBF champion is an altogether different animal just under three years on. Wins in 2016, while Klitschko was let down by Fury, came against Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina; challenges which were dismissed without alarm.Though Breazeale held out until round seven last summer, only Whyte has taken Joshua into deep waters and though a predictable knock-out followed the Watford-born fighter was noticeably shaken. Joshua may have the physique that suggests he has trained for 12 hard rounds at elite level, but conducting them in a competitive environment not least against someone knows how to slug at the top level – is an altogether different proposition.On a day when history will be made records will also be smashed, Joshua vs Klitschko is expected to break box office sales and help generate a total revenue of £50m – the most of any fight in Britain. In excess of 140 countries will take in one of the few fights to be held in the United Kingdom with genuine global appeal. Meanwhile, Wembley will play host to the biggest post-war British boxing crowd ever, and equalling the 90,000 who watched Len Harvey and Jock McAvoy at White City Stadium in 1939. What they say:Anthony Joshua: “Even though this is such a great event, I always try to strip it down to what it really is and just focus that it’s just me and this man coming to blows and the best man will win. I’m not only prepared physically but mentally as well for any battle. April 29 is just another stepping stone towards greatness.“Any fight is the right fight. I’ve never shied away from any fight, any opponent. I started boxing in 2008; in 2009, ’10, ’11 I was in the World Championships, and in 2012 I was representing Great Britain competing to be the best in the world in the Olympics. It doesn’t matter who I fight. I just enjoy what I do and I just embrace every opportunity. I don’t underestimate any opponent. Through my mistakes I have learned and made myself right.” Wladimir Klitschko: “I’m the challenger again. I feel young, hungry, humble and totally obsessed with my goal to raise my hands again. I’m so obsessed with winning. I realized that life is a circle, and I see myself in AJ. I do believe I know how he thinks, how he goes, and how the actual fight is going to be.“The belts are very important. I’ve been attached to these belts for a very long. I had those belts in my past fight, and I’m fighting for these belts in this fight. The only difference is in my last fight they went to the opposite corner. So my goal and obsession is for those belts to land in my corner, in my hands.“Obsession is love in extreme shape. I’m in love with my goal. Defeat? I’ve been there, I’ve done that. I got up, shook it off and came back stronger. Just a little help (for Joshua) – there’s nothing scary about it.” RecordsJoshua: 18 fights, 18 wins (18 knockouts)Klitschko: 68 fights, 64 wins (53 knockouts)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Kotoko to play Fudbalski Klub Jagodina in 80th anniversary match

first_imgKotoko will now play Fudbalski Klub Jagodina of Serbia in the 80thh anniversary match scheduled to take place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on January 3, 2016.Formed in 1919, Jagodina is a SuperLiga side in the top division football league in Serbia.The Porcupines were billed to host Greece’s Veria FC but a last minute hitch, according to the organisers called for the change.  Chief Executive of Office of Pacific Football Ghana Limited, Eric Oppong-Yeboah, whose firm is organizing the game, told Asantekotokosc.com that, they made a quick switch to Serbia for a new opponent in order to carry on their intent of bringing a European side to face Kotoko in Kumasi.“We’ve suffered some setbacks in trying to get this match played and the last one had to do with changing the opponent because of a last minute hitch. We contacted our agents in Serbia and we had Jagodina ready to come down” said Eric Oppong-Yeboah.This is the second time the opponent has been changed. Romanian club, Petrolul FC were the first team to be named before the organisers announced Veria FC from Greece. The match itself has twice been postponed from September 4 to October 11 and then to November 15, 2015. The organisers say, nothing will stop them from getting the game played on January 3, 2016.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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