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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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, … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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, … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story