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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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By Marijane Voltz On June 13, the Kismet Fire Department celebrated their 42nd annual installation dinner. It was a beautiful evening at the Surf’s Out, as Stew McLaughlin and Dudley Field were celebrated as honorees. The night kicked off with the introduction of guests, the presentation of pins and the installation of chiefs, officers, and truck captains. Congratulations go out … Full Story

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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By Marijane Voltz May 29th was the perfect evening for a sail as passengers boarded the “Moon Chaser” at Captree Island. Everyone was there to listen to the sounds of the Dirty Vice Band (DVB), which is made up of nine members, including Kismet staples, Barry Pittman and brothers, Michael and Jim Phelan. Lead vocalist, Razor Lazor, had a cool … Full Story

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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By Marijane Voltz The Kismet Market is open! I stopped in to get my iced coffee and say hello to Andy Whitney, owner of the Market. Andy is a happy man for this past December, while on a cruise with his family, he proposed to his girlfriend, Debora Vitale-Huckstadt. It was during karaoke hour, when “Single Ladies, Put a Ring … Full Story

Kismet: A Community Born Out of Nothing

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by Cheryl Dunbar Kahlke Starting a community out of nothing. Literally nothing. No houses, no hotels, no restaurants, no boardwalks, nor even a semblance of a path. No people, no businesses, nothing. Nothing except low bushes, poison ivy, beach grass, and sand. Lots of sand. Imagine finding a vacant parcel of barrier island property, available for purchase from the Sammis Estate, … Full Story