View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

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

View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

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

View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

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

View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

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

View Post

Kismet Kapers

by FIN |

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

View Post

Kismet

by FIN |

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

Kismet

by FIN |

Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White Wowee! The first Kismet Day on July 21 was a phenomenal success. It was a well-planned and organized large event that brimmed with community support. Overall planners Dana DeRuvo and Wendy Schou captained an army of dedicated committee chairs and volunteers. The bay area was awash in bright yellow and vermilion T-shirts. There were six … Full Story

View Post

Kismet

by FIN |

Summertime! By Bradlee White The Fourth of July, the parade of children’s wagons, the drumbeat of the Bay Shore and West Islip bands, Marines raising the flag, Saoirse Ryan singing the national anthem, the reading of the names of deceased veterans from WWII and Korea – mentioned in my last column – and the names of Kismet veterans of Vietnam: … Full Story

View Post

Kismet

by FIN |

Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White June 16 was not only one of the most beautiful spring days we’ve had in this season of rain – but it was a perfect day for an auction, or two, or three. The Kismet League for Animal Welfare (KLAW) opened the doors of the Fire House at 10 a.m. to a sweeping vista of … Full Story

View Post

Kismet

by FIN |

Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White The fundraiser for Michael “Mugsy” Cole was amazingly wonderful. Food Distributor Clare Rose organized the event, and some 50 sponsors donated a cornucopia of prizes for drawing as well as volunteers to sell tickets. Cathy, Pam, Gail and Taylor greeted everyone with welcome mugs and T-shirts at the door. Tim Mooney and Ed played guitars. … Full Story