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 …

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 …

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, …