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FAIR HARBOR By Emily Sunshine Brafman Taking the boat across the bay on the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend I expected big crowds. I must say it was rather empty. There were definitely people around town but I was pleasantly surprised by the overall relaxed vibe. When I think of Memorial Day weekend, one of the first things that …

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FAIR HARBOR By Emily Sunshine Brafman Hello to my Fair Harbor friends and family. I am pleased to be back in the Fire Island News for the second year! I look forward to reporting Fair Harbor’s news, events and of course gossip. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Emily Brafman (formerly Goodman). I have spent …

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FAIR HARBOR By Emily S. Brafman Coming back to the island after a two-week hiatus, I expected the typical hustle and bustle of August to be upon us. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised that though there are people everywhere, it seems pretty chill. We spent a greater part of the week at the beach enjoying the perfect …

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FAIR HARBOR By Emily S. Brafman I’d like to start off by wishing Nicky Wyatt, the amazing little boy who made me a mommy, a very happy 8th birthday. Nicky was born one month early and on Aug. 12, 2007, I almost gave birth to him right here in Fair Harbor. If it wasn’t for my wonderful and very smart …

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FAIR HARBOR By Emily S. Brafman Sunday’s on Fire Island, where do I begin? When I was a little girl on Fire Island, Sundays marked the day my daddy would leave for the week. I would stand on the ferry dock crying my eyes out as my dad stood on the top of the boat, waving goodbye. As the boat …

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By Emily Brafman ON THE BEACH: July 4th week is often a vacation week for many working families. The Island seems full and summer has taken off. It was especially fun for me because many of my friends reunited. We all gathered on the beach like old times. Friday turned out to be a picture perfect day from start to …

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By Emily “Sunshine” Brafman Rain, Rain go away… If you live in Fair Harbor full-time during the summer and it’s the middle of July, a little rainstorm is a welcome change from the hot summer sun, but not on June 28! We moved out to the beach this weekend and the weather was gloomy and drizzly. As always, we made …

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By Emily Sunshine Brafman As I sit on my deck on Central Walk, it is evident to me that the summer season is almost upon us! There is a steady stream of bikers passing by, and the off-season sounds of car engines are gone. Some renters have moved out to the beach and they are beginning to find their Fire …

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By Emily Sunshine Brafman Brrrrrr…….. That’s my initial memory of Memorial Day Weekend. Sometimes I should just listen to my mother. Thursday night as I packed bathing suits, skirts, flip flops and shorts, I heard her words from our couch on Pine Walk, under many blankets, one year ago almost to the day. “It’s always cold on Memorial Day Weekend. …