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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth visit to the Pines. She was welcomed into the community as a familiar guest. She spoke about the current atmosphere in the world and how we must continue to go forward. She emphasized …

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Rose’s View: Gay Paradise

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Cherry Grove By Robert Levine The 2018 Honors Dinner, sponsored by Cherry Grove Community Association Inc. (CGCAI), was held at the Community House on Saturday, Aug. 18. Two open bars were set up: one on the main floor, the next on the upper level roof patio with the new pergola overlooking the bay. The baby lamb chops, crab cakes, and …

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Season’s End

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Ocean Beach Area By Joey Macellaro “To everything there is a season,” it says in Ecclesiastes. “And a time to every purpose under heaven.” A season may last three months, or a week, or a year, or a decade. Seasons may overlap, stop and start again, be filled with joy or pain: “A time to weep, and a time to …

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Please don’t shoot  the messenger; I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Labor Day is here already and you know what that means. The days have started getting shorter, the three words we all hated when we were kids, “back to school,” are a reality and the ferry schedule is changing. But look on …

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Appalachian Mountain Club and Atlantique

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 By Kirsten Corssen It’s human nature to want to explore this beautiful planet.Whether it’s the open ocean or the silent woods, these landscapes mesmerize us and leave us wanting more. The Appalachian Mountain Club is a group started for those craving the outdoor experience among some of the best places in the nation left to explore. The Appalachian Mountain Club …

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Saltaire Season’s End Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien The heat and humidity finally broke to tolerable levels, and that golden autumnal hue [sic] has appeared, both divine signs telling us summer’s sadly winding down and it’s time for us to do likewise. Of course, we’ll linger a while through much of the fall, but by October most folks will be AWOL from this barrier isle, …

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White Happy Labor Day! These last two weeks of August are always a busy and enjoyable time despite a little or a lot of rain here and there. It was great to see Dawn’s mother, Pat, back for her annual visit. We met on a dripping dock under leaden skies, waiting for the freight boat to unload. The …

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Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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Pines Power By Robert Levine Congratulations to Barbara Sahlman who became a great-grandmother four weeks ago. Her granddaughter, Laura, had a baby girl, Evelyn. Barbara has four children, 12 grandchildren and now one great-grandchild. She and her late husband, Ira, were true Fire Islanders. They originally lived in Seaview, then moved to Water Island and then found the magic of …

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Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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Tradition! By Robert Levine That’s the way it is in Cherry Grove. Year after year we have the “traditional” summer season. First with the Flea Market, our Homecoming Queen election, the PAWS benefit, Pride Parade, Invasion … then before you know it we are at the End of Season Ball. But let’s first talk about volleyball. Known as the Cherry …

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Ocean Beach | Faith in Action

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Ocean Beach By Joey Macellaro Houses of worship on Fire Island face a unique set of challenges. Whether or not we live here year round, for the summer season, or for a few days, we Fire Islanders can have a tendency to adopt a vacation mentality – one in which attendance at religious services may be of lesser importance than …