ATLANTIQUE:10 Best Things About Atlantique

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By Kirsten Corssen The Shack There is nothing better than after a long day at the beach to stop at The Shack. The laid back atmosphere, the delicious 5 o’clock Rocket Fuels, the crispy fries, the live music and the smiles from behind the counter make The Shack an all around amazing place to be. Throughout the summer, they have … Full Story

Kismet: A Community Born Out of Nothing

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by Cheryl Dunbar Kahlke Starting a community out of nothing. Literally nothing. No houses, no hotels, no restaurants, no boardwalks, nor even a semblance of a path. No people, no businesses, nothing. Nothing except low bushes, poison ivy, beach grass, and sand. Lots of sand. Imagine finding a vacant parcel of barrier island property, available for purchase from the Sammis Estate, … Full Story

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Broadway By the Year at Town Hall

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By Leonard Feigenblatt The Broadway musicals of 1966-1990 which was created/written and directed by Scott Siegel, who also serves as host and with Ross Patterson as musical director/arranger and pianist. Scott Siegel is the perfect host and presents interesting tidbits and factoids about each show. Performers were equally divided from the world of theatre including: Tony Award nominee Patrick Page, … Full Story

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Burning Boat Rescue on Great South Bay by SCPD Marine Bureau

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By Shoshanna McCollum Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued three people from the water after they jumped off their boat that caught fire in the Great South Bay on Saturday evening, June 6. The three adult men were traveling on a 2001 25-foot Chris Craft from Oakdale to Fire Island when smoke was noticed coming from the engine compartment. … Full Story

Saltaire Summary

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, look who’s back. Not me. The old familiar paper, though here in Saltaire you can’t buy it at the old familiar stand, or for that matter, at the old familiar store. Nonetheless, it’s nice to be back in print after last summer’s modest catastrophe and an absence in 2013 altogether. Glad to be here. First, I’m constrained to point out … Full Story

ONLY FOOTPRINTS: THE OCEAN BEACH AREA REPORT

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri Welcome back and warm greetings to all Ocean Beach owners, renters and guests! We’d like to introduce you to Only Footprints, your source for OB community news for the 2015 season. We named this column to emphasize the fact that although on the surface we seemed “revived,” our island has still not fully recovered from the aftereffects of several … Full Story

Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Welcome back to all my old friends and the new ones I hope to make. It’s a new season, a new column and over the course of the summer we’ll all get to know Ocean Bay Park and each other better. We ended the 2014 season with our annual Trick or Treat parade, led by Association … Full Story

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Candidates Being Candid: OBA Forum 5/30/15

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By Shoshanna McCollum With less then one week to go before the Ocean Beach election, the OBA Candidates Forum on Saturday morning gave Matthew Blake, Christopher Norris, Greg Pace, and Brian Power a final opportunity to stump for votes – and voters the chance to listen. The forum was mediated by longtime Ocean Beach resident, Paul Aronson. Gina Ragusa and Johnny … Full Story

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Candidates Profiled: Ocean Beach 6/5/15 Trustee Election

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By Katherine Klahn Ocean Beach, NY –This election year, there are three Village Trustee seats open in Ocean Beach. Two of those seats carry a four-year term and one only a three-year term. Four people are running for office, including three incumbents and one challenger. Here is a little bit on each candidate: Matthew Blake (Incumbent) Queens-raised, Matthew Blake has always … Full Story