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History Made: Kismet Historical Society Fundraiser 2019

by Shoshanna M. |

Every Fire Island community is distinct and unique, and  therefore are the histories that made them. In 2019 a longtime dream for the westernmost community of Kismet at last came to realization – a historical society of their own. With antique vehicles and memorabilia on display, local history authors authors on hand, and residents gathered up to have photographs from … Full Story

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In the Eye of a Storm: The Ocean Bay Park Fire

by Shoshanna M. |

The blaze that destroyed three houses in Ocean Bay Park during the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 has taken its toll on the psyche of Fire Island. Still emerging from the devastation that rocked much of Long Island and the Northeast coast with high tidal surges from subtropical storm Melissa the raged offshore as the full moon … Full Story

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No Broomstick Required: CJ’s Halloween Party 2019

by Shoshanna M. |

Summer may be over, but there is still much nightlife going on over at Fire Island, CJ’s Restaurant & Bar will be hosting their Halloween party on Friday night, October 18 in Ocean Beach beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Here are all the things you need to know to know about this most spirited of Fire Island occasions. … Full Story

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USCG Suspends Search for Missing Man in Great South Bay

by Shoshanna M. |

As of Tuesday evening, September 24 , the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for a man who reportedly entered the water after falling off his boat near Heckscher State Park, New York according to a statement released by Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound. An alert was received from Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Services (FRES) on Monday night, … Full Story

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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