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Book Reviews: “Walter and the Wallet” and “When I Was a Child I Was Always Afraid”

Book Reviews: “Walter and the Wallet” and “When I Was a Child I Was Always Afraid”

By Rita Plush “Walter and the Wallet” Billy Bloom Illustrator – Tanya Leonello Juvenile Fiction Eifrig Publishing LLC $14.99 Things are not going well for young Walter Whippingdale. The girl…

Dining Review: Rachel’s Restaurant

Dining Review: Rachel’s Restaurant

By Anika Lanser 324 Baywalk, Ocean Beach 631-583-9552/5923 Restaurant: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Bakery: 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Most of us know Rachel’s as an incredible bakery or as the best breakfast…

Selfie Culture Fuels Animal Harassment

Selfie Culture Fuels Animal Harassment

By Savannah Doviak Fueled by selfie culture and ignorance about nature, opportunities for the perfect picture or the chance to be a hero seem to make tourists a little braver…

The LIRR and Fire Island

The LIRR and Fire Island

By Thomas McGann Besides the obvious — beaches, beauty, and solitude — a major reason Fire Island is so popular is its proximity to New York City and its environs,…

Audubon NY: Respect the Birds

Audubon NY: Respect the Birds

By Jillian Liner (Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon New York) During the summer beach season coastal areas are magnets for birds and people. As we head to the beach to…

National Parks Celebrated in Posters

National Parks Celebrated in Posters

 By Savannah Doviak Rob Decker is a photographer and graphic artist with a great big passion for the National Parks. He’s currently three years in on his National Park Poster…

Powassan Disease Spurs Schumer to Act

Powassan Disease Spurs Schumer to Act

By Anika Lanser While spending a summer on Fire Island, it’s pretty difficult to be blissfully unaware of the risk of Lyme disease. In 2015, according to the Center for…

L.I. Journalist Karl Grossman Honored

L.I. Journalist Karl Grossman Honored

By Savannah Doviak Celebrating 50 plus years of journalism and investigative reporting, Karl Grossman was recently honored at the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature and is also celebrating…

Dining Review: Southside

Dining Review: Southside

By Jaime Franchi 5 Third Avenue, Bay Shore, NY | 631-665-9596 Southside Restaurant is a Bay Shore staple – and has been since the Prohibition era. This off the beaten…

HELICOPTER RESCUE OFF COAST OF GILGO BEACH

HELICOPTER RESCUE OFF COAST OF GILGO BEACH

By Shoshanna McCollum U.S. Coast Guard Station Fire Island was to the rescue on 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 19 as a privately chartered two-man helicopter in which World Wrestling…