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FIPAP 17th Biennial Art Show 2019

by Shoshanna M. |

Foxglove, hollyhocks, and evening primrose: Biennials are defined as flowers that take two years to germinate before blooming anew once again. While all artist exhibitions that take place in other corners of the barrier island every summer are special, the Fire Island Pines Arts Project Biennial Artist Exhibition is that rare bloom that one waits for. Held this year on … Full Story

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Review: Beacheria

by Shoshanna M. |

786 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach 631-583-0387 The corner of Bay and Evergreen Walk has been a pizza place for as long as this reviewer can remember in her Fire Island life. One was there for decades and much beloved, and sorely missed when it shut its doors. Other incarnations followed, but never really quite took hold, leaving uncertainty in its … Full Story

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Interview: New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez

by Shoshanna M. |

  New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez is the first female and Latina state senator to be elected into the Third District – which includes portions of Brookhaven and Islip towns, the community of Brentwood, and the eastern portion of Fire Island. Having served in the Suffolk County Legislature Ninth District for five years prior, she succeeds former Islip … Full Story

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“Islands Without Cars” Makes the Rounds on Fire Island

by Shoshanna M. |

Residents and visitors on Fire Island the first week of July may have noticed a camera crew in town. The acclaimed documentary series “Islands Without Cars,” distributed by PBS, could be seen being filmed in Ocean Beach, Cherry Grove, and at Fire Island Lighthouse, gathering footage for the upcoming third season.   The premise of the Chicago-based series is to … Full Story

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Review: Le Dock

by Shoshanna M. |

60 Bay Walk, Fair Harbor, NY 11706631-583-5200 Sir Isaac Newton famously stated, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” In this case the lone Fair Harbor restaurant space we all know as Le Dock is the … Full Story

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The Scholarship: FIUFSD Graduation 2019

by Shoshanna M. |

“Omne trium perfectum,” is the phrase Fire Island Union Free School District (FIUFSD) Superintendent Loretta Ferraro used in her commemorative speech, which is Latin for “every set of three is complete.” With graduating classes of three in both Pre-Kindergarten and sixth grade, her choice of words could not have been better as she addressed the audience of proud parents who … Full Story

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Review: Dockside Brick Oven Pizza & Deli

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum Dockside Brick Oven Pizza & Deli780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY631-583-0303 • Delivery Available Mermaid Market is rebranding as Dockside. They still make wonderful deli sandwiches, and Helen and Travis are still there to greet you with a smile – nevertheless the place has a new look and expanded services. Delivery of their state-of-theart pizza oven was … Full Story

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LIU Archives Update for Fire Island

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum A little over 11 months ago, Fire Island News covered the exploratory meeting that took place on June 23, 2018, in which Dr. Gregory Hunter introduced himself to the keepers of historical archives collections in various Fire Island communities to discuss the Long Island University (LIU) Digitization Project. The university is a recipient of a $1.5 million … Full Story