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Kismet

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By Amanda Barbara Wow. August. I can’t believe how fast the time goes. We are halfway through one of the best seasons to be on Fire Island. The air is feeling warmer and the streets of Kismet seem more full Monday through Thursday. The town is buzzing with kids who have the summer off and are focused on riding their …

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Kismet

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By Amanda Barbara What a gorgeous time to be on Fire Island. As I enjoy my usual ice coffee and egg sandwich from the market, I can’t help but think how Andy and his team, Benny, Phil, Mikey, and more, make my Sunday mornings better. We all count down the minutes until we are back – running to grab a …

Kismet

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By Amanda Barbara The Fourth of July always brings an energy to Kismet that is unlike any other. Many have packed their bags and are here for the long four-day weekend. There was so much to celebrate, with great events that united the community. On Friday, June 30, we were greeted off the ferry by the Kismet Flower Ladies. With …

Kismet

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By Amanda Barbara With the weather finally warming up, I am excited to share what has been going on in Kismet in June and also the upcoming events on the calendar for Fourth of July Weekend. The Kismet Community Association (KCA) General Meeting was held on Sunday, June 4. Our newly re-elected president, Marsha Hunter, kicked off the meeting and …

Kismet

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By Amanda Barbara Memorial Day Weekend was filled with new visitors and familiar faces to our little slice of the island. For many that live in Kismet, we felt an air of sadness going into the holiday weekend. With the tragic passing of some of our own, the streets did not feel the same. Words cannot even describe the loss …

KISMET

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By Amanda Barbara Happy Memorial Day Weekend… finally! I’m Amanda Barbara and I will be reporting this summer’s Kismet happenings. For those who don’t know me, I have had a beach house on the island for most of my life, have three younger sisters who look identical to me running around East Lighthouse with no shoes, and I am the …

KISMET – ACROSS THE BAY WITH MJ

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KISMET – ACROSS THE BAY WITH MJ By Marijane Voltz As Kisminites sat on the beach soaking up the gorgeous August sun, the yearly reminder of summers end made its way down the beach. Bus #21, driven by Fire Island’s favorite Ms. Frizzle, Maryellen Kelly made her practice runs in preparation for the coming 2016-2017 academic year. It was an …

KISMET – Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET – Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz On August 4, Jake Perdie from Beach and Vine Wine and Spirits proposed to his girlfriend Cynthia. As the sun slowly set, Jake escorted Cynthia to the bench that overlooks the Great South Bay and asked her to be his wife. With Cynthia being a native of Cuba, Perdie went …

Kismet – Across the Bay with MJ

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Kismet – Across the Bay with MJ by Marijane Voltz ON JUNE 23 Rich Mahogany graced Kismet with their music as they celebrated their 10-year anniversary. With past, present and even future band members accounted for, fans packed the courtyard of the Surfs Out and danced into the night. Following the third set, the band broke into DNCE’s “Cake by …

Kismet – Across the Bay with MJ

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Kismet – Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz Once again, as tradition would have it, Pine Walk’s July Fourth Water Balloon Battle took place between the Paddy Shack and Ruts Hut. As family and friends gathered in the kitchen of the Paddy Shack on the clear and beautiful morning, pounding and splashing rang out as water balloons slammed …