CHERRY GROVE – Rose’s View

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CHERRY GROVE – Rose’s View By Robert Levine The first annual Cherry Grove Film Festival was held the weekend of July 15. It was extremely well run, well timed, and with a very professional tone. It was something new and important to the Community. There are many people to thank from the Archives Committee, who is responsible for putting this event …

Rose’s View – Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View – Cherry Grove By Robert Levine The beat in Cherry Grove never stops. July Fourth Weekend 2016 proved to be another busy, winning weekend. The ferry’s were overflowing, filling the town, beach, walks, bars, and restaurants with day-trippers, night-trippers, drunk-trippers, and just some ordinary trippers. A major event was presented by The Arts Project: Rose Levine appeared in …

Cherry Grove & Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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Cherry Grove & Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View by Bob Levine CHERRY GROVE IS A SMALL, fiercely independent community on Fire Island. It was a getaway for many Long Islanders in the early 20th Century who loved to fish and relax. When I arrived in 1955, many of the original families were here with their children who had grown up in Cherry Grove. In the …

ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE

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ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE By Robert Levine Broadway Divas Faith Prince and Karen Mason were the premier entertainers who opened Cherry Grove’s theatrical season at the newly renovated and historic Community House Theatre. Their pianists were Joseph Thalken and Christopher Denny. George McGarvey and the Arts Project produced this great show with a fantastic and very enthusiastic audience. Thanks …

Rose’s View – Cherry Grove

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ROSE’S VIEW – CHERRY GROVE By Robert Levine Cherry Grove had a grand opening party at the newly renovated Cherry Gove Community House on May 28. The original building was a barn that was floated over to Cherry Grove in 1948, when the Arts Project was founded. The renovation was very extensive. It began last October and was completed in …

Rose’s View – Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View – Cherry Grove By Bob Levine Welcome back to Cherry Grove 2016! We were very fortunate this year to have had such a mild winter, allowing more people to arrive early in the season. We welcome the new homeowners; Joe Hickey and Robby Stein, Chris Murhpy, Feit and Farron, Dominic Giordano and Michael, Peter Christenson, Cindy Mace and …

Rose’s View (Cherry Grove)

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Rose’s View – Cherry Grove By Bob Levine On Saturday evening, Aug.15, Hollywood superstar Debbie Reynolds, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” performed in the Grove at the Community House. She arrived on the dock in a private ferry, along with her personal assistant, Donald Light, and her pianist of 30 years, Joey Singer. Somehow the downtown area was filled with people …

Rose’s View (Cherry Grove)

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Rose’s View CHERRY GROVE By Bob Levine Summer Camp in Cherry Grove. Another season is flying by. When you are here as long as I have been, you realize how fast things move. It feels like we are at an adult summer camp. We live on campus with many planned activities such as yoga, shows, rehearsals, discussions, parades, meetings, parties, …

Rose’s View (Cherry Grove)

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ROSE’S VIEW By Bob Levine Cherry Grove Diane Romano and Joan Van Ness enjoyed a combined birthday party held at Diane’s beautiful home Heaven ‘N Earth. About 200 people were in attendance. You could not get a better setting, the weather was perfect, and the catering by Freddy was wonderful. Two birthday cakes, one chocolate and one vanilla with delicious …

Rose’s View (Cherry Grove)

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By Bob Levine On Saturday July 4, 2015, the 40th Invasion began in the Grove, with a gathering of hundreds of people lined-up on the walks. Top Of the Bay, Cherry’s and Island Breeze took advantage of their fabulous locations and rented tables to those who wanted to be up close. It was a real party with food and drinks …