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INTERVIEW: Senator Charles Schumer

INTERVIEW: Senator Charles Schumer

By Timothy Bolger U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER (D-NY), the senior senator representing New York, has visit- ed Fire Island both on vacation before he was elected as well as professionally…

Rum in Our Time

Rum in Our Time

By Shoshanna McCollum CJ’S HAS THE Rocket Fuel. Houser’s Hideaway has the Zippy Cooler. Could another Fire Island cocktail be looming on the horizon? The answer is maybe. A small…

Surf’s Out…Come on In

Surf’s Out…Come on In

by Carrie Ann Salvi BAKED, BROILED, SAUTEED, rolled up or on the half shell, Surf’s Out “has the most delicious and upscale food on the island” proclaimed Matthew 􏰉Barbara, one…

Cherry Grove Homeowners Sue for New Dune

Cherry Grove Homeowners Sue for New Dune

By Timothy Bolger The government discriminated against Cherry Grove oceanfront homeowners by omitting America’s first gay com- munity from a dune-rebuilding project spanning much of Fire Island, residents claimed in…

“Five Minutes, Miss Draper,” Relentless Rollercoaster Ride of a Musical, Debuts in the Grove

“Five Minutes, Miss Draper,” Relentless Rollercoaster Ride of a Musical, Debuts in the Grove

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert   “Five Minutes, Miss Draper,” a new musical by Susan “Lavinia Draper” Campanaro (conception and writing) and Lynn Portas (music and lyrics), with Lynn Portas and Richard…

Dance Fest with Love

Dance Fest with Love

By Carrie Ann Salvi YOU COULD FEEL the love in the humid July air, on stage as well as behind the scenes, at the 22nd annual Fire Island Dance Festival.…

Maguire’s – A Classic Revisited

Maguire’s – A Classic Revisited

By Shoshanna McCollum GENERATIONS AGO Maguire’s Bayfront Restaurant was home to the Ocean Beach Yacht Club. Offering unrivaled views of the Great South Bay on their vast back deck, there…

INTERVIEW: John Waters

INTERVIEW: John Waters

By Timothy Bolger John Waters, the eccentric filmmaker, artist and author best known for directing the 1988 classic movie Hairspray, is taking his latest one-man show, This Filthy World, on…

Suffolk Urging Tax on Home Rentals

Suffolk Urging Tax on Home Rentals

By Timothy Bolger Suffolk County is cracking down on Fire Island homeowners that rent their residences for less than 30 days at a time, without charging renters the 3 percent…