Ask Camirose: ‘Wool is for Sweaters’ and ‘Shocked’

by FIN |

By Camille Mercogliano Dear Camirose,I met the best guy. He is super sweet, successful and totally hot. We live in Manhattan but came out to Ocean Beach for a weekend getaway. We have been dating for about two weeks, and this was to be our first hook-up night. In anticipation of the big night, I got myself a full Brazilian, … Full Story

View Post

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

by FIN |

By Robert Levine Albert Lepage and Durrell Parish had their annual Memorial Day Weekend party at their luxurious beachfront home “Maison Mer” in the Pines. They had a staff of handsome and attentive bartenders, waiters and cooks serving delicious Brazilian-style food. The weather was perfect for an outdoor soirée. Richard Pittelli and Geno Chiapparelli hosted a luncheon at their beautiful … Full Story

View Post

Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

by FIN |

By Robert Levine Victoria Falls was crowned as the new Homecoming Queen, elected by Cherry Grove residents and crowned by Rose as she puts her scepter aside. It was a sweet evening of fun and humor. Other contestants who entered were runner-up Davida, and Hope Spring. Rose Levine sang her final song of her reign “Rose of Cherry Grove Fame.” … Full Story

View Post

Ocean Bay Park

by FIN |

By Barbara Gaby Placilla Finally, June is busting out all over! The month of May was one of the wettest in recent memory with some rain on 20 of the 31 days. This was either good for the garden or not, depending upon what, when or if you plant. Unlike past years, when it has invariably rained (which never stopped … Full Story

View Post

Ocean Beach Area

by FIN |

“Graduation Season” By Joey Macellaro For the last decade or so, you could find me every May shaking the hands of those students about to graduate from my alma mater as they approached the stage to receive diplomas. As if I hadn’t attended enough graduation ceremonies as a student leader or graduate myself, I became a part of the college’s … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien We’re caught in that annual lull between the Memorial Day hordes and the summer crush, when a lot of people, having sated their wintertime pangs to visit the place again, return to minding mundane mainland minutiae before turning their attention back to the weekend island trek. So we have time to recap some more bits and pieces … Full Story

View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

By Bradlee White This past Memorial Day Weekend was the most perfect, weather-wise, of any in my memory. (I note that thought with a sense of gratitude, as well as sorrow, given the horrible devastation of floods and tornadoes in the south and Midwest.) The town was packed with walkers, bicyclers and lots of beachgoers taking full advantage of the … Full Story

View Post

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

by FIN |

By Robert Levine It’s always a thrill when you arrive in the Pines, seeing the natural harbor surrounded by boats and yachts, beautiful houses – and the people you see aren’t bad either! The party circuit has begun with a major opening party of the season hosted by Gil Neary and Scott Riedel to celebrate Gil’s 62nd birthday, which was … Full Story

View Post

Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

by FIN |

By Robert Levine As Cole Porter wrote, “Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it.” So let’s do it and have a great summer! After all, aren’t we lucky to be here and to enjoy all the excitement? On Saturday, May 18, Diane Romano, president of the Cherry Grove Community Association Inc. (CGCAI), along with the townspeople, … Full Story

View Post

Ocean Bay Park

by FIN |

By Barbara Gaby Placilla No matter how long it’s been since the last column, it’s easy to pick up where we left off in Ocean Bay Park. Labor Day, the end of summer 2018 has come and gone. The day that all the locals wait for, Tumbleweed Tuesday, is the beginning of the off-season for us. Those of us who … Full Story