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Rose’s View By Robert Levine The Cherry Grove Community Association had its 12th Annual Honors Party at the Community House on Saturday evening of Aug. 12. Forty-eight people have been honored to date. This year’s honorees were: Walter Kowalsky, George McGarvey, Roland Michely, and Sue Panzer. Each honoree was introduced by one of their dear friends. Richard  “Fluffy” Cataldi came …

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Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine We had a short heat wave, a tropical heat wave. The temperature went rising – it isn’t surprising, it was July. It was so warm that I finally took a dunk in my pool, which is very rare. I personally use the pool about twice a season. Some Like It Hot! The weekend of July …

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Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine First I would like to publicly thank everyone who has stopped me in the Grove and the Pines to congratulate me on my most recent show “The Best of Times is Now,” which was performed in July at the Community House. It is nice to feel loved. The Invasion was another festive triumph on July …

Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine What an exciting weekend, I performed in “The Best of Times is Now” at the Community House in Cherry Grove. As Irving Berlin wrote, “The audience that lifts you when you’re down.” I certainly wasn’t down but those words are very true. Many people attended from the Grove and the Pines hence giving us a sold out …

Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine We have been having rather English weather this season. However the beat goes on. The Cherry Grove Gay Pride Parade, which was founded by Paul Jablonski, and later chaired by Amelia Magliacci, was held Saturday, June 17. Sybil Bruncheon was the MC. Porsche sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Edie Windsor, who made her first trip to the …

Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine Extra, extra read all about it: Cherry Grove Has a New Homecoming Queen. He or she is a snappy, friendly, young, talented drag female impersonator with lots of vim and vigor. With a name like Ginger Snap, how could she not be? As Emile, he has been working at Cherry’s for at least eight years hosting at …

Rose’s View – Cherry Grove

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By Robert Levine                                                          Welcome Back to Cherry Grove Summer 2017 The Grove is popping with activity early in the season. The restaurants and bars are all ready to go! Since the Fire Island News ends their season on Labor Day, I like to acknowledge that Joe Anania directed a show for the Arts Project, named “Next,” written by Terrence McNally, …

ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE

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ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE By Robert Levine  “A New Star Is Born” in Cherry Grove: Ginger Snap who has performed and worked hard in this town for the past five years, had her name over the title in “Ginger Snap’s Journey Through Broadway” at the Community House. She is a brilliant performer who lip syncs to many, and I …

ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE

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ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE By Robert Levine As sources say, the term “housewives” is affiliated with Andy Cohen. He has produced the Real Housewives of Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Orange County and Melbourne. The Cherry Grove edition of this franchise would not have to be directed or produced by anyone. Reality theater does not get any better than …

CHERRY GROVE – Rose’s View

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CHERRY GROVE – Rose’s View By Robert Levine The Arts Project sponsored a sideshow carnival at Casino Night. When you walked into the Community Center you felt as though you were at a carnival. All the dealers, attendants, waitresses, and callers, were dressed in wonderful costumes. Joanne Orfanos, Lorraine Michels, Annette, Joan Van Ness, Parker Sargent, Panzi, Anna Tirado, Fran, …