FIRE ISLAND PINES: Rose’s View

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By Bob Levine The Pines Community 2015 is like Universal Studio in Hollywood. There are many sound stages and scenes going on under one roof at the same time. One lot with a variety of productions: musicals, comedy, love stories, drama, and mysteries. There are many producers, stars and supporting players with town people as cast members in these productions. …

FAIR HARBOR

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By Emily Sunshine Brafman As I sit on my deck on Central Walk, it is evident to me that the summer season is almost upon us! There is a steady stream of bikers passing by, and the off-season sounds of car engines are gone. Some renters have moved out to the beach and they are beginning to find their Fire …

DAVIS PARK

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By Cathy Gladhill Shisler Being in the community of Davis Park, everyone knows Watch Hill. You either are taking your morning run through the natural trails, or just strolling along taking in the scenery. However some people don’t know what it is all about. Watch Hill is the largest and most extensive of the Fire Island National Seashore visitor facilities, …

THIS WEEK IN ATLANTIQUE

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By Kirsten Corssen Let’s go Skurfing Here at Atlantique we like to keep ourselves busy. When it’s windy we sail, when its sunny we tan, when there are waves we surf, and when there is no wind or waves we “skurf.” Growing up in Atlantique skurfing was a big hobby that my friends and I did often. It not only …

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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 …