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By Robert Levine The 16th annual “Cherry Grove Honors” was a tremendous success on Saturday, Aug. 17. With many people in attendance, this special catered dinner was held at the CG Community House. Recipients included Gerri Losquadro, committee member of the Cherry Grove Property Owners Association; and Eddie Fraser, vice president of community relations at Northwell Health – both live … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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By Robert Levine I have been thinking of our neighbors and guests who have lived, visited or worked in Cherry Grove over the years. Many Broadway or Hollywood celebrities passed through. When I arrived in the Grove it was a family community of people who loved this small fishing village. It was a weekend getaway from the mainland. Some worked … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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By Robert Levine In the early 1950s when Cherry Grove was still young, a magical place sprouted in the wooded area between the Grove and the Pines dubbed the Meat Rack. It was a very active part of the Grove scene for many years, with action 24 hours a day, but not so much anymore. In the early ‘70s it … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Having a Gay Day at the Grove

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By Robert Levine We celebrated Gay Pride weekend here with lots of excitement. As we were watching the parade in New York on TV, we had a storm that was right out of the “Wizard of Oz” for 10 minutes right here in Cherry Grove. Trees, chairs, tables and other objects were destroyed and blown all over the place. We … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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Having a Gay Day at the Grove By Robert Levine Cherry Grove celebrated Gay Pride with a fantastic parade beginning on Saturday, June 22. There was a beach party, dinner parties, a dance at the Community House and fireworks in the evening. It was a long and happy day – a gay day if you will. The parade was full … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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Trash, Recycling, Treasure Hunting By Robert Levine The weekend of June 8 and 9 was a weekend of recycling collectibles and treasure hunting in Cherry Grove. We had a major clean up day on Saturday June 8, with a barge that left the Grove loaded with bulk household refuse. We had two deck sales that had fabulous treasures that never … Full Story

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Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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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

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Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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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

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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story