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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

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Review: Fire Island Coffee

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum My husband John makes the best cup of coffee. It’s one of the reasons I married him. This achievement does not require a cutting- edge device to brew the perfect cup – our Mr. Coffee maker has served us well for years. He does not require exotic beans from an expensive gourmet shop either, but nevertheless he … Full Story

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FINS Plans First Phase of Deer Culling Project

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum ~ Sharpshooters from the U.S Department of Agriculture will commence on a project to cull the local white-tailed deer population in the very near future, according to an anonymous source who reached out to Fire Island News recently. The locations of this purported project include Fire Island’s west end at the Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) and … Full Story

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A Beachside Thanksgiving at CJ’s

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum. The workers came for lunch, the residents took an early dinner, even the beach bikers made an appearance and stayed for a drink. Pre-Thanksgiving at CJ’s Restaurant & Bar is a day seeped in Fire Island tradition. On the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, before everyone goes their separate ways to celebrate with their respective families, they gather … Full Story

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Happy 160th Birthday Fire Island Lighthouse!

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum / In 1858, Fire Island Lighthouse would be lit for the very first time. It also would be the year that Theodore Roosevelt was born; Charles Darwin went public with his theories of evolution; and a young man running for senator named Abraham Lincoln made a speech in which he famously said, “A house divided cannot stand,” … Full Story