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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 welcome to your Ocean Beach report! If you are reading this, it means you survived Memorial Day, our tumultuous unofficial start of the season. Unlike last year’s overcast skies, this year’s weather was perfect for the festivities, sunny in the 70s all weekend, and with a …

OCEAN BEACH: On Island Time

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OCEAN BEACH: On Island Time By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Welcome back to Ocean Beach, friends! I am here to introduce you to your new source of all things related to the OB community for the 2016 summer season. Here is a place to kick back your feet, catch some rays, and read all about it on your time – on island …

OCEAN BEACH AREA – Only Footprints

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OCEAN BEACH AREA – Only Footprints By Patrick and Theresa Macri Well it’s the home stretch for us. As a popular Grateful Dead song lyric states, “Summer flies and August dies,” we find ourselves here at our second to the last article. We have a couple of notable events coming up that we didn’t want you to miss and then …

OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints”

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OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints” Theresa and Patrick Macri Well, August is definitely upon us as the first real heat wave hit Ocean Beach with temperatures exceeding the 90-degree mark for five days in a row. Beachgoers were delighted but it put extra pressure on the OB lifeguards to protect the throngs of people seeking relief in the water. “The …

OCEAN BEACH: Only Footprints

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OCEAN BEACH: Only Footprints By Theresa and Patrick Macri This column is being written on the end of a perfect week, the weather has been warm, but much less humid than you might expect. It is also also the end of the “middle month,” and we all know that with the coming of August, the last run of summer 2015 …

OCEAN BEACH AREA: Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri There was a lot happening over the July 4th weekend, most notably the annual Children’s Parade and the OBFD Picnic on the ball field. Over 80 floats were entered in this year’s event and the town parade route was packed with smiling supporters. Our good friends from the Bay Shore Fire Department marching band led …