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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

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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

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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

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White “Kid Kenny” (Ken Bellafiore) turned 60 on May 19. His wife, Laurie, threw a special party at their Crazy A home Saturday afternoon. Not surprisingly, it was a rainy day. There were beach umbrellas outside but most crowded into the steamy living room. Fashion dilemma: what do you wear to a monsoon? Ken opted for … Full Story

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White Kismet’s “season” has started — sort of. Opening night at Kismet Inn, on April 13, was celebrated in the way of the Great Tradition of “Water On.” Surf’s Out opened May 4 for Happy Hour and a celebratory birthday dinner for Paul Barbara with friends and family. Saturday, May 5, looked more like July with … Full Story

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By Amanda Barbara It seems like we blinked and summer was gone. I can’t believe this is my last Kismet column for the season. Where did the time go? I am happy I was asked to write this column because it truly gave me a great appreciation of our little town. There is so much that goes on during a … Full Story

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By Amanda Barbara Kismet summers are ones for the books. I have spent most of my summers here on these walks. I remember too many slices at the Pizza Shack as a kid when Dino De Natalie used to throw the dough. When we could get ice cream at the window outside of the market, and were greeted by the … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story