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NYC Theatre: “Broadway Bounty Hunter”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt ~ Annie Golden is perhaps best known for portraying “Norma Romano” for six seasons on the television series “Orange is the New Black.” She also portrayed “Jeannie” in Milos Foreman’s 1979 film version of “Hair.” On stage, she has appeared in the 1977 revival of “Hair;” played “Squeaky Fromme” in the premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” … Full Story

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Review: “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Rock of Ages”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” “Ain’t Too Proud” tells the story of the five original members of The Temptations, an R&B group whose heyday was the 1960s and 1970s. From their beginnings on the streets of Detroit to their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Temptations had … Full Story

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Losing Weight Without Starving Yourself

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By Donnie DeSanti “What can I do to lose 10 to 20 pounds in a few weeks?” is a question I am often asked. Unfortunately, no matter how much we continue to search, there is no secret formula for losing weight. Yet, we still continue to try all the latest fads of weight loss from shakes, pills, and gadgets. The … Full Story

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Fire Island Inlet Flood Gate Idea Makes Waves

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By Timothy Bolger Building a massive steel and concrete structure known as a flood gate that could temporarily close the mouth of the Fire Island Inlet may prevent hurricane storm surge from inundating the South Shore of Long Island, according to a new federal study stirring up debate. Flood gates could also be built in Jones Inlet, Rockaway Inlet, and … Full Story

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Jeremiah Smith: A Cherry Grove Pirate Story

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By Carl Luss // Illustrations by Charlotte Bravin Lee Fire Island lore abounds with stories of pirates, ship wreckers and smugglers. Historians documented reports of piracy on Fire Island at the end of the 17th century. King Charles II ordered its suppression by patent holders on Long Island, including the “Great South Barrier Beach” with its end point at Fire … Full Story

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25 Years of Fire Island Dance Festival

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By Robert Levine It was a sultry, beautiful Sunday on the hottest weekend of the year, and more than 200 people were assembled at this gracious space overlooking the Great South Bay, waiting for the dance recital to begin. This was the final performance of the Dancers Responding to AIDS weekend in Fire Island Pines, also known as the Fire … Full Story

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The Ferry Women: Being Female In Fire Island’s Ferry Industry

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By Mariana Dominguez When Colleen Johnsen was hired as a deckhand at Sayville Ferry Service at the age of 16, she didn’t immediately set herself the goal of becoming a licensed ferry captain. She certainly enjoyed being and working on the boats and even began to accumulate training time behind the wheel, but it wasn’t until a fellow crew member … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

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By Robert Levine Lamda Legal held their major annual Fire Island fundraiser at the home of Todd Sears. Todd has been a host and co-host for the past 20 years. He welcomed all, then introduced this year’s co-host, David Aldea. He then introduced Richard Burns, who is presently CEO of Lambda, replacing Kevin Cathcart, who held the position for the … Full Story