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Ten Years of Making History: FIUFSD Student Elder Project

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By Carrie Ann Salvi OCEAN BEACH, NY: Every year since 2006, Fire Island’s sixth graders set out to record history. They interview the long-term locals whose foot steps they walk in daily on the barrier island’s beaches and walks. On Saturday, May 7, 2016, they shared dozens of interviews in the form of iMovies at the Ocean Beach Community House. …

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Monuments Man: An Interview with Joshua David

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By Shoshanna McCollum When it comes to the preservation of cultural world treasures, few people are as driven or knowledgeable as Joshua David; co-founder of Friends of the High Line, now President and CEO of World Monuments Fund (WMF), and long-time resident of Cherry Grove. His mission to repurpose an abandoned rail system into a park took years to come …

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FAIR HARBOR FIRE RAGES ON FIRE ISLAND

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By Shoshanna McCollum FAIR HARBOR, NY: One house is destroyed and three damaged after a swift blaze engulfed a residential structure within the Fire Island community of Fair Harbor on Saturday night, April 30, 2016. Mutual aid alarms were activated at 8:07 p.m., mobilizing neighboring Fire Island community companies including Kismet, Saltaire Ocean Beach and Ocean Bay Park. Five mainland fire …

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DEER DECODED: A Special Report on the FINS Management Plan

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By Shoshanna McCollum   Call it a New Years Day surprise if you will. On what’s ordinarily a slumbering news morning across the nation, many Fire Islanders woke up to learn that the destiny of Fire Island’s white tailed deer population was about to change decisively. A January 1 Newsday article announced that the 480-page Deer Management Plan EIS (Environmental …

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Outside Limits: OB Board Meetings to be Held Off-Island

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By Shoshanna McCollum Ocean Beach village board meetings will be held on greater Long Island until further notice, starting with the one scheduled for next Saturday, November 14. The announcement is James Mallott’s mayoral report came as a surprise to many of the attendees at the last board meeting on October 17, stating that there were no alternative winterized locations …

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BOAT RESCUE OFF OF EAST ISLAND, SOME INJURED

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By Shoshanna McCollum Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau aided a party of six, including three children, after the boat they were traveling in ran aground off the shore of East Fire Island late Saturday night, on November 7. A 911 call made by the boat’s Captain, Steven Kilmeade of Bayport was received at approximately 11 PM reporting the vessel having …

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Fire Island Dance Festival is quickly approaching

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… and we are so glad you’re joining us for what promises to be a memorable dance experience. Your festival tickets will be available for pick up starting this weekend in the Pines Harbor. During the festival weekend they also will be available in the harbor and at the performance venue. Tickets will not be mailed. If you are interested …

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Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society: 14th Annual Art Show

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By Kirsten Corssen The Benefit Art Show sponsored by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will be closing on Sunday, July 19. There is still time to pay a visit and view quality work by local Long Island talent. Both floors of the Keeper’s Quarters are utilized to exhibit the work on display. The main floor is dedicated to original …

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Invasion 2015: 40 Summers Strong

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By Katherine Klahn and Shoshanna McCollum Pines, NY – Fire Island’s favorite Fourth of July fete celebrated its 40th birthday in relative unity despite the recent scandal that shocked the close-knit communities of the Pines and Cherry Grove. The event drew a record number of people who came from near and far to experience this truly unique celebration. At 40 …

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Cheyenne Jackson

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By Leonard Feigenblatt On Friday, June 12 Cheyenne Jackson appeared in concert at The Town Hall. In his great singing voice he sang a wide range of songs from pop, rock and many Broadway standards. Highlights included: “Old Devil Moon” from the musical “Finian’s Rainbow,” in which Cheyenne starred on Broadway; a medley of Elvis Presley hits; and Lady Gaga’s …