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By Bradlee White This is the last issue of the FI News for 2019 and the cusp of the Labor Day weekend, a sure lead into fall. Sam’s workers are already out cutting down the drooping phragmites that slap unwary bicyclists in the face. Another big storm out of the west has brought cool weather. It is time for the … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White How come August flies by? May creeps along, with rain every other day and June slowly warms up. July is hot and best at the beach. Though we have had multiple distracting entertainments, a Flea Market, a sand castle contest, a Bloody Mary contest, a Fourth of July celebration that was tops, a huge and exciting Festival … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White It was Friday afternoon, July 19, and Dana’s living room was chock full of more than 50 colorful plastic buckets filled with prizes wrapped in cellophane and topped with huge burlap bows, with more donations expected for the Chinese Auction. There was a big red Bud Light bicycle, a Craftsman tool set, and more for the Silent … Full Story

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By Bradlee White Way back, when houses had names, not numbers, I called mine “Avalon.” In Arthurian legend, Avalon was an island, home to enchantment, shrouded in midst, and far from the realities of everyday life. That was how I saw Kismet. I came here to party and play at the beach, meet new friends and, later, to get involved … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White Thanks to help from so many people in our community – donors of gently used goods for sale, merchant donors of gift certificate for auction, donors of services, and volunteer donors of their time and efforts – the Kismet League for Animal Welfare pulled off another fabulous Flea Market and Auction fundraiser this past June 15-16. To … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White The Kismet Community Association held it’s annual Spring Meeting on Sunday, June 2. Although budget estimates for the coming year are positive, there are still a significant number of homeowners who have not joined KCA. We were introduced to three new homeowners who have joined and were present: John, Robin, Jen, Joe and Scott in “Way Way … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White This past Memorial Day Weekend was the most perfect, weather-wise, of any in my memory. (I note that thought with a sense of gratitude, as well as sorrow, given the horrible devastation of floods and tornadoes in the south and Midwest.) The town was packed with walkers, bicyclers and lots of beachgoers taking full advantage of the … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White Welcome back! Bye, bye winter. Bye, bye rain (we hope). Looks like it will be a very busy summer with events for everyone. We are all saddened by the death of Carole Thomas from metastatic cancer. Carole was my neighbor and friend and a valued contributor to both KLAW and the KFD Auxiliary. We extend congratulations and … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White Happy Labor Day! These last two weeks of August are always a busy and enjoyable time despite a little or a lot of rain here and there. It was great to see Dawn’s mother, Pat, back for her annual visit. We met on a dripping dock under leaden skies, waiting for the freight boat to unload. The … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White Saturday, August 11, brought 3 a.m. thunder and lightning, and at 9 a.m. a deluge that let up just after the freight ferry was unloaded. I swear I saw an Islip crew dredging the drain by the market weeks ago. Nevertheless, the big puddle there was back as well as bigger ones on Burma and … Full Story