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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth visit to the Pines. She was welcomed into the community as a familiar guest. She spoke about the current atmosphere in the world and how we must continue to go forward. She emphasized …

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Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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Pines Power By Robert Levine Congratulations to Barbara Sahlman who became a great-grandmother four weeks ago. Her granddaughter, Laura, had a baby girl, Evelyn. Barbara has four children, 12 grandchildren and now one great-grandchild. She and her late husband, Ira, were true Fire Islanders. They originally lived in Seaview, then moved to Water Island and then found the magic of …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View: Parties, Productions and Pianos By Robert Levine It takes more than a little rain to keep the folks of Fire Island Pines down. The wet late July was full of things to do. It began with the Fire Island Dance Festival at the bayside VIP cocktail reception on Friday evening at Whyte Hall. Their regular scheduled performances on …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine I’m sure you and your friends had a great time at the 43rd Annual Invasion on Fourth of July! Getting to see the hundreds of those glamazons arriving from Cherry Grove to invade the Pines in high drag is a sight like none other. They keep the tradition going strong. I had some official duties …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA Gottlieb who spearheaded the 8th Annual Women’s Pride in the Pines event on June 9. The two-part event began at 2 p.m. at Whyte Hall, with drinks, dancing, and a wonderful auction with lots of great choices to win. In keeping with the tradition of this gathering, everyone was dressed in white. …

Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine An invitation was sent out for a party given by Kit and Joe at Grey Gardens on Bay Walk, Wednesday, July 29, 1981, at 4:30 a.m., to celebrate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Of course I was there. On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the entire world watched the royal wedding of their …

Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine Welcome to the Pines Season 2018. The harbor looks beautiful with new trees, sidings, decks and fences. We know John Whyte is looking down on us and is very proud to know that we are keeping the spirit alive. This past October, the Madison celebrated its 10th anniversary with an afternoon concert of “Falsetto’s,” featuring …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine Once again it’s Labor Day weekend! How did it get here so quickly? It seems like we just opened our house in April. Let’s take advantage of this long weekend and enjoy all the many options we have offered to us in the months of September and October. Where were you at the time of …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine   Fire Island Pines Arts Project presented their 16th Biennial art exhibition at Whyte Hall on Saturday, Aug. 5.  Twenty-four artists, many of whom are from the Pines, were represented, featuring their work.  An open bar and hors d’oeuvres were served at the membership preview party prior to general public admission. The artists included Ayad …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine The Labyrinth Pines Party was tremendous! Fantastic! Incredible! Fascinating! Unbelievable! Extraordinary! Amazing! Wonderful! Over The Top! All this and more describes the 2017 Pines Party held on July 22 from 10 p.m.-7 a.m. At an estimated 3,000 people, a record-breaking attendance was part of the many events that were included for the weekend. The big …