10/06/17 6:03am

Miguel, Christian and Yanira Vegara inside Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe.
(Credit: Nicole Smith)

When Miguel Vergara was a child in Puerto Rico, he used to sneak Chick-O-Sticks from his grandfather’s grocery store.

Now, the Wading River resident sells Chick-O-Sticks, a honeycombed candy filled with peanut butter and rolled in toasted coconut, at his own store, Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe, which recently opened in The Shoppes at East Wind.

“They sent me downstairs to grab a thing of milk and I used to munch on the candies,” he recalled. “That got me hooked and it never went away. I’ve always had a love for sweets.” (more…)

09/19/17 6:00am

This East Marion home is listed for $1,100,000. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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This East Marion ranch offers its future owner a private oasis to return home to.

Nestled in front of 10 acres of protected woodland, the home on the 3.5-acre property, which is also across the street from preserved land, isn’t visible to neighbors. (more…)