Ocean Beach Area: Shifting Sands

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By Joey Macarello I awoke with a start early one morning a few summers ago, suddenly aware of the fact that I had probably lost my best watch on the beach the evening before. After searching the house, I walked down Ocean Breeze and began sifting through the sand – but realized the tide was quite a bit higher than … Full Story

What Could Have Been

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By Joey Macellaro After years of commuting to and from the beach by ferry, the process tends to become fairly streamlined, maybe even mundane. Parking arrangements, the process required to transport freight and bikes, decisions to sit inside or up top, just like my regular commute to work by car, each trip is much like the last. Sometimes, however, after … Full Story

Ocean Beach

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By Joe Macellaro A friend traveled with me to open the house for the season today and got his first taste of Fire Island. I explained that I intended to photograph work done around the ferry basin over the winter, among other things. “Do you find that the town changes much year to year?” he asked as we transported supplies … Full Story

ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report

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ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello all, and welcome to the last issue of “On Island Time.” The summer came in slow and left all too soon, but that could be the nostalgia of the long summer days from my youth talking. Dodie Smith asks the question, “Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just … Full Story

ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report

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ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello all, and welcome to the beginning of the end! Summer is almost over, and we are soon going to be missing its warm embrace. The nights are already cooler, the sunset already gracing us with its presence earlier each day. While for now we may be excited for the cool … Full Story

ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report

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ON ISLAND TIME: Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello, August! We are already almost halfway through everyone’s angriest month—where does the time fly? It has definitely been a good summer, filled with great weather, amazing friends, and more events than one person can get to. These past two weeks alone have been filled, from the Warrior Appreciation night, (Aunt) … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH – On Island Time

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OCEAN BEACH – On Island Time By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski oceanbeach@fireisland-news.com Hello all, and welcome to (almost) August! We have survived one of the most hectic Julys we have had in a while, nationally record-breaking heat and droughts; though, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the oppressive humidity that we have faced on the island. What can we do but … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH – On Island Time

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OCEAN BEACH – On Island Time By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello friends, and welcome to mid-season! We have survived yet another year of Fourth of July. This Independence Day was one for the books, with our Baby Parade reaching around 90 wagons, each more beautifully decorated than the next. Some of our new homeowners had the honor of judging the floats. … Full Story

On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report

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On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report by Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Welcome to Ocean Beach… HERE YOU WALK OFF THE FERRY and into another world. In just nine blocks, you have everything you need for the best vacation, whether it be with your family or friends. Ocean Beach has two pizza places and three ice cream shops; what more do you need in life? For … Full Story

On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report

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On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello all, and happy Summer Solstice! We brought in the new season and the longest day of the year with beautifully sunny skies and extra daylight on a Monday, everyone’s least favorite day of the week. Coincidentally, June’s Strawberry full moon occurred on the same night, an extremely rare … Full Story