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 …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz The Fourth of July celebration this year was a real crowd pleaser, as the floats were out of this world. The Northwell Health Southside Hospital Pirate Fest float was a beautifully-made mini pirate ship constructed by Jim Phelan. There were pirates and mermaids handing swords out to the crowd in an …

KISMET: ACROSS THE BAY WITH MJ

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KISMET: ACROSS THE BAY WITH MJ by Marijane Voltz WELCOME TO KISMET, the most westerly community on Fire Island, located just one mile east of the Fire Island Lighthouse. Known for its friendly community and lighthearted atmosphere, there’s no better place to spend your weekends and vacation in the summer. Part of Kismet’s charm is that you can only get there …

KISMET – Across the Bay With MJ

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KISMET – Across the Bay With MJ By Marijane Voltz         On June 4, the Surf’s Out hosted the Kismet Fire Department’s 43rd Annual Installation Dinner. It was a special evening as Carl Dahl was presented with the Proclamation of 36 years of service award. Other members of the KFD that received honors were Dominic Bertucci as Chief of the Department, …

KISMET – Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET – Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz The Fire Island Ferries were packed this Memorial Day weekend, as the weather was ideal for some fun in the sun. With the restaurants running on regular summer hours and music bands booked to play around the clock, the forecast for a good time was at an all-time high. The …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz Welcome back to Kismet to all of my neighbors and friends. As we embark on the summer of 2016, there is much to cover that has happened over the winter months. So without further ado, here we go. The Cole/Penu family members have much to celebrate this year, as Mugsy and …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz Aug. 8 was the kickoff to a fabulous 50th birthday celebration for Eileen Rafferty, from “Paddy Shack.” Having invited 34 relatives and friends to join her at the 29th Annual Barefoot Black Tie Dinner Dance, it was sure to be a blast. While some men sported tuxedo shirts and ties, others …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz Before I begin this biweekly article, I would like to amend something from my previous article. My apologies to Ms. Eileen Rafferty, who hosted the Pine Walk block party a few weeks ago. I had mentioned that she offered clams to everyone, when in fact, she gave all of her neighbors …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz The Bulkhead was up to some pirate mischief as they hosted their annual summer themed party. Last year they celebrated Christmas in July, where Santa even made an appearance, and the year before that, they were decked out in togas. With plenty of grub and grog and live entertainment prompting sea …

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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By Marijane Voltz It’s June 26, and the lifeguards are officially back on duty. With summer recess kicking off nearly four weeks ago and people swimming at their own risk, thankfully there have been zero causalities. With rip currents and a strong undertow at times, it is imperative to have a watchful eye on our ocean swimmers. Kismet has already …