It’s the end of our first year as a news outlet in the Greater Long Island Media Group, and what a year it has been.

In 2019, GreaterMoriches readers loved delving into the area’s rich history, finding out about things to do and getting the scoop about new businesses. Oh, and the food! Here are our 10 most-read stories of the year.

10. Jimmy’s Diner in Mastic: 51 years and counting

Linda Norell, the owner of Jimmy’s Diner in Mastic
Linda Norell, the owner of Jimmy’s Diner in Mastic. Photo credit: Carl Corry

9. Farm brewery, Brookhaven’s first, approved for Manorville

8. Blue Point Brewing Co.’s chef, new to Moriches, plans farm-to-table-eating

Charley Sinden
Blue Point Brewing Co. chef Charlie Sinden. Photo credit: Carl Corry

7. Sonic Drive-In proposed for Best Market plaza in Shirley

Sonic Menu Variety

6. Lidl grocery store opens in Center Moriches

Officials cut the ribbon at a grand opening of the Center Moriches Lidl. Photo Credit: Maria Cestero

5. Waterdrinker farm to launch sunflower festival

Waterdrinker Family Farm in Manorville unveiled a Sunflower Festival on Aug. 31, complete with a corn maze, hay ride, mini golf, face painting and more. Photo credit: Carl Corry

4. 2 boaters jump into Moriches Inlet to avoid being struck by larger boat

Moriches Inlet boat collision
Photo credit: SCPD

3. Watami to become Spanish restaurant La Buena Vida

The former Watami restaurant has since become La Buena Vida. Photo credit: Carl Corry

2. All you need to know about the Smith Point Light Show

Smith Point Light Show
Photo credit: Maria Cestero

1. Outdoor surfing wave pool coming to Shirley

Long Island Surf Park rendering