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Ready for the Future: Woodhull School Graduation

Ready for the Future: Woodhull School Graduation

By Anika Lanser The Woodhull School Graduation on June 20 began with a concert featuring the students performing in a number of configurations including the concert band, ukulele ensemble and…

Exit Interview: Jason Bendickson

Exit Interview: Jason Bendickson

OB Trustee Bendickson Reflects on Term By Anika Lanser As I sat down with Jason Bendicksen to learn about his time as an Ocean Beach trustee, I quickly realized it…

“Coimbra SS” Investigation

“Coimbra SS” Investigation

By Danielle Lipiec The long-awaited inspection of the wreckage of a World War II tanker off the coast of Long Island has been set to take place in upcoming weeks…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Von Steuben (1730-1794)

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Von Steuben (1730-1794)

Friedrich Wilhem von Steuben and the American Revolution By Lorna Luniewski This is a name that many may not be familiar with, myself included, but Baron von Steuben is credited…

Roundtable Discussion on FI Archive Collections

Roundtable Discussion on FI Archive Collections

By Shoshanna McCollum On a gray Saturday afternoon on June 23, individuals from every corner of Fire Island quietly filed into the Ocean Beach Historical Society. The meeting was by…

Keep Families Together Protest in Fair Harbor

Keep Families Together Protest in Fair Harbor

By Anika Lanser As news of families being separated at the border and children being detained in the United States while their parents are deported shook the nation, groups began…

“Cat Man” Documentary Premieres in Ocean Beach

“Cat Man” Documentary Premieres in Ocean Beach

By Anika Lanser On Sunday, July 1, a documentary entitled “Cat Man of Ocean Beach” debuted at the Free Union Church in Ocean Beach. The film chronicles the experiences and…

Brianna’s Law Pushes for Increased Boater Safety

Brianna’s Law Pushes for Increased Boater Safety

By Anika Lanser In January of 2018, Gina Lieneck proposed Brianna’s Law to the New York State Legislature. The law, which pushes for increased regulation of boater safety, is named…

History: The William Floyd Estate

History: The William Floyd Estate

Gunpowder and Gumption By Thomas McGann This year celebrates the 300th anniversary of the William Floyd Estate, one of the gems of the Fire Island National Seashore. The estate is…

Sybil Sez!! Sybil’s Hysterical Histories

Sybil Sez!! Sybil’s Hysterical Histories

Fair Harbor – 1910 By Sybil Bruncheon Back in the summer of 1910, something very strange happened on Fire Island. Whether it was the reappearance of Halley’s Comet on its…

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