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Fire Island Pines

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine We boarded the ferry and left the Grove. We cruised along the Great South Bay, arriving in Pines Harbor. Our ferry was packed with our bevy of 300 beauties. As we approached the entrance of the harbor, we were greeted with horns and whistles blowing, flags and hands waving. It was incredible. We slowly approached …

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Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine Invasion 43 Over and Out The balconies, ramps, windows, restaurants, and decks – the entire town was overflowing with people lined up a waiting for the arrival of Cherry Grove’s new Homecoming Queen Rose Levine. Diane Romano drove me in a cart through town waving and smiling to all the fans. The Queen’s entourage of …

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla The old adage, “be careful what you wish for…” is so true. Some weeks I have to scrounge for news and then all of a sudden, there is so much to report it’s hard to fit it all in one column. So here’s a brief recap of how summer really started to ramp up and what’s …

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Ocean Beach Area

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Summertime in the Club By Joey Macellaro The Fire Island Summer Club held its annual summer kickoff party on Tuesday, July 3, at its clubhouse on the bay. A barbecue dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails were served to several dozen guests, most of them members and friends of the community’s 40 homeowner families. Cliff Weinstein, one of the nine members …

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Atlantique

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Did you make a reservation? By Kirsten Corssen You can’t go out to dinner at 7 p.m. on a lovely Saturday night and expect to get seated right away if you don’t have a reservation. Just like you can’t pull up to Atlantique on the Fourth of July and expect a slip to be open, or can you? Well, two …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Dr. Bob told me an Independence Day story the other week, and it makes for a good (if now belated) holiday quiz. Bob informed me that every July 4, Father Richard – we’re very chummy in this town, no last names or anything – hoists the flags of the five nations (or their successor states: …

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Kismet

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Summertime! By Bradlee White The Fourth of July, the parade of children’s wagons, the drumbeat of the Bay Shore and West Islip bands, Marines raising the flag, Saoirse Ryan singing the national anthem, the reading of the names of deceased veterans from WWII and Korea – mentioned in my last column – and the names of Kismet veterans of Vietnam: …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien I can’t beat Mario’s heartfelt greeting in last weekend’s email from the Village, the one about those “hordes of people arriving on the shores of Saltaire driving us crazy…oh wait, that’s you guys… um I mean, we’re so happy you’re finally here to get the summer rolling,” so we’ll simply say, “Hmm,” and move on. …

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Kismet

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Kismet Kapers By Bradlee White June 16 was not only one of the most beautiful spring days we’ve had in this season of rain – but it was a perfect day for an auction, or two, or three. The Kismet League for Animal Welfare (KLAW) opened the doors of the Fire House at 10 a.m. to a sweeping vista of …

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla There is always ] one issue that I call my “potpourri” column because it’s basically a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Usually it occurs in mid-summer, during the dog days when I’ve run out of news or have just been too busy or lazy to hunt it down. You know the …