ROSE’S VIEW – FIRE ISLAND PINES

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ROSE’S VIEW – FIRE ISLAND PINES By Robert Levine Hats off to Linda Gottlieb who successfully produced and spearheaded her Sixth Annual Women’s Pride in The Pines Benefit White Party on June 11. Each year this event gets bigger and better. The afternoon portion was held at Whyte Hall with a dance, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. An elegant …

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines By Robert Levine John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote “Nowadays” from their musical hit “Chicago”: “It’s good. Isn’t it grand? Isn’t it great? Isn’t it swell? Isn’t it fun? Isn’t it? Nowadays there’s men. Everywhere jazz, everywhere booze. Everywhere life, everywhere joy…” – Isn’t it amazing? Says it all and fits like a 12-button …

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines Welcome back to The Pines for another busy season of meetings, parties, luncheons, dinners, shows, fundraising events, and welcome to those who just want to relax, too. The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theatre Weekend was held at the Madison on October 9. Ben Hodges, long-time resident of the Pines, is responsible …

ROSE’S VIEW – Fire Island Pines

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ROSE’S VIEW – Fire Island Pines By Bob Levine It’s sometimes gaudy and it sometimes may be grand, The Pines has beauty and it sits right on the sand, So come to Whyte Hall and you’ll see a bit glamour in La Cage aux Folles. La Cage aux Folles, the cast is brilliant and the music great, The story fits …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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FIRE ISLAND PINES: Rose’s View By Bob Levine Where else but in the Emerald City can you have a dream and wake up in the Pines? Or where else but in the Pines could you have a dream and wake up in the Emerald City? It wasn’t a dream. It was the Pines Party on July 25. The town was …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine Lila Swell and Sandy Stevenson had their first dinner party in their beautiful new home. A home I think could be called “Stairway to Paradise.” Tragically their prior house was destroyed by fire a year and a half ago. The replacement is designed by Architect Gary Stluka and built by Steve Young Construction. Standing on the same …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine The Pines, a beautiful small Fire Island community on the Great South Bay is like a European village on the Mediterranean Sea, Capri or Portofino. This elegant and reserved town comes alive once a year with a crowd of folks, the likes of a festival where all the town’s people participate in the unusual activities of the …

Rose’s View (Pines)

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By Bob Levine First let me thank everyone who came to my show on Saturday, June 27. Due to the stormy weather we missed some friends, but we still had a sold-out house! Some guests we even had to turn away unfortunately. Come my next show… whenever that is. Bill Moore and Tony LaRocco along with their guests had to …

FIRE ISLAND PINES: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine The Pines Community 2015 is like Universal Studio in Hollywood. There are many sound stages and scenes going on under one roof at the same time. One lot with a variety of productions: musicals, comedy, love stories, drama, and mysteries. There are many producers, stars and supporting players with town people as cast members in these productions. …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine Memorial Day has come and gone like a breeze. We’re off and running like the Belmont Stakes! The Wisteria vines are in bloom and looking just beautiful. Everyone is working in their gardens, fixing up their houses and discarding the debris. By the time we finish cleaning and fixing up the house and once we get it …