OCEAN BEACH AREA: Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri There was a lot happening over the July 4th weekend, most notably the annual Children’s Parade and the OBFD Picnic on the ball field. Over 80 floats were entered in this year’s event and the town parade route was packed with smiling supporters. Our good friends from the Bay Shore Fire Department marching band led … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Thursday, July 2, around 2:15 p.m., the fire alarm sounded loud and long. It seemed to go on forever and I thought that it might be malfunctioning. Then my husband’s plectron (firefighter’s radio) went off and I heard that there was a “working structure fire at the Fire Island Resort & Hotel.” The staff house, where … Full Story

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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By Marijane Voltz It’s June 26, and the lifeguards are officially back on duty. With summer recess kicking off nearly four weeks ago and people swimming at their own risk, thankfully there have been zero causalities. With rip currents and a strong undertow at times, it is imperative to have a watchful eye on our ocean swimmers. Kismet has already … Full Story

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine The Pines, a beautiful small Fire Island community on the Great South Bay is like a European village on the Mediterranean Sea, Capri or Portofino. This elegant and reserved town comes alive once a year with a crowd of folks, the likes of a festival where all the town’s people participate in the unusual activities of the … Full Story

Fair Harbor

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By Emily Brafman ON THE BEACH: July 4th week is often a vacation week for many working families. The Island seems full and summer has taken off. It was especially fun for me because many of my friends reunited. We all gathered on the beach like old times. Friday turned out to be a picture perfect day from start to … Full Story

DUNEWOOD

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By Ellen Abramowitz “The Liberty Loop” The Liberty Loop is the Dunewood Yacht Club’s way of celebrating the July 4th weekend. It is a race around East Island. Each racer decides which way he or she will navigate around the island depending on the conditions of the Great South Bay. The Liberty Loop is the newest regatta within the DYC … Full Story

DAVIS PARK

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By Cathy Gledhill Shisler To some Davis Park might be a place to come over on the ferry for the day and put down a blanket on the beach and enjoy the ocean and sun. For others our community is full of talented artists. Betsy Gay Hart started The Davis Park Artist Group, which she is part of with collages … Full Story

Rose’s View (Cherry Grove)

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By Bob Levine On Saturday July 4, 2015, the 40th Invasion began in the Grove, with a gathering of hundreds of people lined-up on the walks. Top Of the Bay, Cherry’s and Island Breeze took advantage of their fabulous locations and rented tables to those who wanted to be up close. It was a real party with food and drinks … Full Story

This Week in Atlantique

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This Week in Atlantique By Kirsten Corssen Atlantique may be a small town, but this past weekend it held a big event: The Fire Island Charity Swim! This is the fourth year in a row that the Fire Island Charity Swim took place with the start and finish line on Atlantique sand. The swimmers varied in age and categories depended … Full Story

Ask Camirose

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By Camille Mercogliano Dear Camirose, My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We started coming out to Davis Park 25 years ago and purchased our home approximately 15 years ago. We have two children, a 16-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. About the time our son was born, we met Frank and Maria, who bought the house … Full Story