This Week Atlantique

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This Week Atlantique By Kirsten Corssen How well do you know Atlantique? At sunset what happens at Atlantique Marina? A. Everyone cheers. B. The bathrooms close. C. The boats sound their horns. D. Free Rocket Fuels at The Shack. The answer is C – One of the most beautiful sights on Fire Island is a sunset. During the summer season, …

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien You know it’s going to be a long season when here we are, four weeks after Memorial Day, and it’s still barely past the middle of June. But as always that means two things. First, summer proper is fast approaching, so we can slowly begin imparting some tips about onrushing events. Second, as of this weekend, the …

OCEAN BEACH AREA: Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri Well here we are with our third column of the season already — can’t believe we are more than halfway through June! The weather is finally doing its part to make us feel like summer, and things in and about town are heating up as well. Besides the weather, the heated race for the VOB …

ENVIRONMENT: By Karl Grossman

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Idyllic Life “Fire Island was paradise, truly paradise,” Phyllis Italiano was saying. “The life we had there for that period of 35 years was idyllic.” Phyllis was blissfully reminiscing the other day about the decades she spent on Fire Island with a couple whose celebrated marriage was charmed and happy, that of her older sister, actress Anne Bancroft, and comic …

Saltaire Summary

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, we’re into the late spring doldrums here, that three- or four-week period between Memorial Day and the start in earnest of real summer … made a bit longer this year with the early calendar. Here it is, a week after Memorial Day, and it’s still May. (Although the welcoming vista passengers and crew were presented with …

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine Memorial Day has come and gone like a breeze. We’re off and running like the Belmont Stakes! The Wisteria vines are in bloom and looking just beautiful. Everyone is working in their gardens, fixing up their houses and discarding the debris. By the time we finish cleaning and fixing up the house and once we get it …

Only Footprints – The Ocean Beach Community Report

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By Patrick and Theresa Macri With Memorial Day in the books, the start of summer season 2015 is officially underway. With the full array of businesses open, the returning summer masses donned beach attire and flip flops, and ignored the sometimes chilly and breezy conditions. Yes, Mother Nature’s unpredictable persona caused many to stay off the beaches early in the …

OCEAN BAY PARK – ISSUE 2 – May 31, 2015

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by Barbara Placilla The annual Ocean Bay Park FD Auxiliary Plant Sale was held on Saturday, May 17. This fundraising event held the weekend before Memorial Day, follows the FD Spaghetti Dinner and signals the start of the season for many of the homeowners anxious to throw off the last vestiges of winter. At 9 am a crowd gathers in …

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 …

Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine Hello, Cherry Grove. We had a very exciting Memorial Weekend. Our 40th annual Homecoming Queen was selected. There were only four contestants: Mother-Anita Morehead, Jo Jo Gerard, Gusty Winds and Demi Tasse. The winner was Demi. At 7l, she is glamorous, talented, striking and very Barbra Streisand. Bella and Panzi hosted the event at the Community House. …