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Little Library, Big Hopes

Little Library, Big Hopes

By Danielle Lipiec Corneille Estates  gained a library as tiny as the two-block community itself, on its border with Ocean Beach, on Friday, July 13. Attendees of the resident-founded library…

2018 Maggie Fischer Memorial Swim

2018 Maggie Fischer Memorial Swim

Friday the 13th No Match for Tradition of Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim By Emma Boskovski // Photos by Sean Fitzthum For 95 years, the community’s best swimmers hop…

7th Annual Fire Island Ocean Swim National Championship

7th Annual Fire Island Ocean Swim National Championship

By Kirsten Corssen // Photos by Robert Sherman The sun was shining on Saturday morning, July 7, with the ferry filled to the brim with smiling faces full of excitement. Not…

Dining Review: Cherry Grove Pizza

Dining Review: Cherry Grove Pizza

By Emma Boskovski 179 Ocean Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782 631-597-6766 Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight Cherry Grove Pizza provides plenty more than just pizza, and with a diverse menu, I found…

God’s Love We Deliver Says Thank You

God’s Love We Deliver Says Thank You

By Johnny “Boardwalk” Burke On Saturday, July 14, the beautiful bayfront home of Matthew Krauthamer and Maxwell Deyo became the site of the annual Fire Island Gratitude Event that God’s…

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…