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Print_Logo_COE2016_en Jedediah Hawkins Inn
today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Newsday Love Story

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BindersLove Story: Gina and John Binder of Melville

May 2, 2016 11:17 AM
By Virginia Dunleavy

Gina and John Binder of Melville married in March 1966 when he was home on leave from Army service in Germany. Photo Credit: Binder family

John and I met in 1953 when we were third-graders at Main Street Elementary School in Farmingdale. I was Gina Westre back then. He was 9 and I was 8.

One day John happened to walk by my house on Grant Avenue. He saw me in the yard and stopped to play. That was the beginning of our life together.

We became good friends and would ride our bikes back and forth between our houses — he lived on Nelson Street — to play with his dog or my two cats. We have a picture of the “hot rod” we built from scraps of wood and old carriage wheels.

In 1955, John’s family moved to Massapequa. We spoke on the phone, exchanged birthday and Christmas cards and occasionally our fathers would drive us to visit each other.

Things changed when he turned 16. On the very day John got his driver’s license he drove straight to my house!

He went to Massapequa High School and I attended Farmingdale High School. Every Friday night we’d stop at E&R pizzeria on Main Street and eat an entire pizza. On weekends we drove around Suffolk County looking at the new model homes and imagined ourselves living in one someday.

After graduating in 1963, I went on to Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and John worked for his father. I missed John, though, and quit college. We got engaged that Christmas. I found a job at Sunrise Federal Savings and Loan in town and took evening courses at SUNY Farmingdale.

In 1965, John was drafted into the Army. He was sent to Stuttgart, Germany, and assigned to the 25th Base Post Office at Robinson Barracks. We wrote daily and began planning our future.

While John was home on leave in March 1966, we had a small wedding on March 26 with just our families in attendance. We honeymooned in Puerto Rico before flying back to Germany, where we lived off base in Botnang, a suburb of Stuttgart. I worked on base as secretary to the chief accountant of the Post Exchange. We were able to visit several other countries while in Europe.

John and I returned home in 1967 after John finished his military service, and we bought a house in Massapequa. We have been blessed with one son and two grandchildren.

John retired in 2003 as a U.S. Postal Service clerk in Melville. I received my master’s degree in secondary education in 1983 and taught at Farmingdale High School until I retired in 2005. We moved to Melville in 2013.

In March, John and I celebrated our 50th anniversary with friends over dinner at Blackstone’s in Melville, then spent a weekend at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. We discovered we shared our anniversary with Jedediah and his wife, who married in 1862.

— With Virginia Dunleavy

Chick Naming Contest on Facebook

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Facebook Post: Introducing one of our new baby chicks taking a stroll on Chuck’s shoulder. Silkies are calm and friendly and grow up to have a lot of fluffy feathers. Name her for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

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We reached almost 3000 people, 131 were engaged  and we had  45 names and comments!
Growing up in Moriches,L.I. my Dad raised Rhode Is Reds and Longhorns. This L.I. Chick nominates this Silkie be named “Sunshine” in honor of my former pet…
When I lived in the house back in the early ’50s, my dad had a chicken farm there. He had an egg route in Nassau County and sold eggs and fresh chicken. The farm was called “Overlook Farm.”
 Milagro it’s spanish for miracle.
Because all living animals are miracles and all have a purpose. To have been born and survive the nurturing of her mother it’s all a beautiful miracle and a wonder to witness. Good luck baby Milagro.

Gunner…as in the Gun Runner.
Chip because looks like you have a chip on your shoulder.
Since Sunday is Mother’s Day: Mother Clucker.
Loretta Lynn
Donald Trump. Good name for a chicken.
Quinoa- like making Fluffy Quinoa.
Never Hillary
Zsa Zsa (as in Gabor)
Harriet Hawkins ?
Sadie (as in Hawkins)
MegaSonic Teenage Warhead
Chicken Little
Silkie Sue
Nom nom

Where to Brunch on Easter LI Pulse

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“The taste of history at Jedediah Hawkins Inn is as rich as the brunch dishes.

Head East for a brunch and dinner menu that will be available from 11:30am-6:30pm (smoked salmon crepes at 5pm? You only live once!) in the 152-year-old one-time home of former Italian sea captain Jedediah Hawkins. The beautiful property, which includes gardens, a gazebo and a speakeasy that may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, is ripe for some post-meal exploration.” Beth Ann Clyde


2016 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award

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Jedediah Hawkins Inn has received the 2016 Forbes Travel Guide’s Recommended Award. We are honored to receive this award and be recognized as the only one of two hotels outside of New York City on Long Island that meets their huge list of rigorous hospitality standards.

“We are delighted to recognize the 2016 Star Rating recipients, a phenomenal group of hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “These properties set an unimpeachable standard of excellence in hospitality at a moment when the proliferation of voices claiming to provide unbiased ratings online is exploding. With Forbes Travel Guide-rated properties, there is no ambiguity, no doubt: based on a stringent set of standards developed and refined over six decades, our ratings are now accepted and embraced worldwide. We are proud to congratulate each of the owners, property managers and their teams, and everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today. Together, we help discerning consumers make better luxury travel decisions worldwide.”

Jedediah Hawkins Inn underwent a rigorous process to receive this distinguished award. Each inspector is completely anonymous, judging every detail of the facility, the maintenance, the cleanliness with an emphasis on the guest experience and customer service. “The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award signifies that Jedediah Hawkins Inn is one of the finest properties in the world,” writes Amanda Frazier, Senior Vice President Ratings.

Congratulations to our team!

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