FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View

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FIRE ISLAND PINES – Rose’s View By Robert Levine Pines Party 2016: Xanadu was a smash in the Pines. It was held on the beach at Cedar and Atlantic. The costumes, the lighting, and the atmosphere were brilliant. Susan Marabito once again proved that her old school Pavilion job as DJ was uncontrollably superb. Her last two songs “Life’s A … Full Story

Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View – Fire Island Pines By Robert Levine Invasion: It was thrilling to be in the Pines watching the pre-show with the talented Broadway star T. Oliver Reed as MC and enjoying Porsche entertaining and displaying her extraordinary talents to an audience of at least 5,000 people hanging over the rafters above the harbor along with overflowing boats, people … 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 – 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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story