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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla August is marching towards Labor Day, and on the way to that often dreaded date, we’ve been treated to pods of dolphins, the purple of the vitex and the return of the Monarch butterflies. There has been a frenzy of activity as residents, visitors and business owners try to pack in as much summer as they …

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Atlantique

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The Atlantique Beach House with Sue and Pat By Kirsten Corssen Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean, and hearing the seagulls and the sand ruffling as people head to the shoreline. This is precisely what Sue and Pat experience every morning at their oceanside home in the community of Atlantique. They are not on a boat as …

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Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Safety, Storms and Soccer Cups By Hugh O’Brien We’re gonna get started on a serious note this time because we have your safety in mind and you’ll listen if we have to beat it into you. No, really, there’ve been lots of bicycle-related issues this summer that have gotten a little out of hand, and late in the season …

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Kismet

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White Saturday, August 11, brought 3 a.m. thunder and lightning, and at 9 a.m. a deluge that let up just after the freight ferry was unloaded. I swear I saw an Islip crew dredging the drain by the market weeks ago. Nevertheless, the big puddle there was back as well as bigger ones on Burma and …

Kismet

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White Wowee! The first Kismet Day on July 21 was a phenomenal success. It was a well-planned and organized large event that brimmed with community support. Overall planners Dana DeRuvo and Wendy Schou captained an army of dedicated committee chairs and volunteers. The bay area was awash in bright yellow and vermilion T-shirts. There were six …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery: August! By Hugh O’Brien My word, it seems only a month ago that Mario was busy sending out messages on coming weekend events. Come to think of it, he still is. Even so, as usual, it feels as though we’ve hardly begun and already the finish is in sight. But also as usual, we’re jamming in as many …

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Ocean Beach Area

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Art History By Joey Macellaro My art history classes in college provided a kind of relaxing respite from the business courses in which I spent most of my time. Visits to the Met were a welcome requirement, however I reeled at the fact that many of the artists whose work I enjoyed had starved throughout their careers, only to be …

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla While some people like it hot and others don’t, there was no denying that the summer of 2018 was in full swing. The weather was hot and sunny and all of a sudden it seemed like everyone I knew was hosting family guests. It’s a family affair – that’s what the past two weeks have been, …

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Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine I would like to thank all of you who attended “La Vie en Rose.” Thanks to George McGarvey, who designed a beautiful set, which I referred to as my salon on the Champs-Élysées; as well as a special thanks to Richard Cooley, who did my makeup. He has done more faces in Cherry Grove than …

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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View: Parties, Productions and Pianos By Robert Levine It takes more than a little rain to keep the folks of Fire Island Pines down. The wet late July was full of things to do. It began with the Fire Island Dance Festival at the bayside VIP cocktail reception on Friday evening at Whyte Hall. Their regular scheduled performances on …