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Pinesfest Preview

Pinesfest Preview

By Gil Neary WHEN YOU THINK of Fire Island Pines what is the first thing you think about? Boys, beaches, creativity, music, divas, dancing, DJs, friendship, food, fantasy, parties, parties,…

Dining Review: Hideaway Homecoming

Dining Review: Hideaway Homecoming

By Shoshanna McCollum HOUSER’S HIDEAWAY has been reincarnated many times over the decades. Yes, it was established in 1921, the year Ocean Beach became an incorporated village, and there really…

Free Union Church of Ocean Beach Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

Free Union Church of Ocean Beach Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

By Thomas McGann THE FREE UNION CHURCH located at Ocean Breeze Walk and Midway in Ocean Beach will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication ceremony on Sunday, August…

President Roosevelt Visits the White House

President Roosevelt Visits the White House

By Shoshanna McCollum In a secluded corner of this island frequented by only a privileged handful, is a bit of Fire Island lore that involves one of our greatest American…

DINING REVIEW: Michael’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

DINING REVIEW: Michael’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

By Kirsten Corssen EVERYBODY KNOWS New York has hands down the best pizza you can get, with the exception of Italy (that’s still debatable). Long Island pizza is every bit…

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…