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The Wonders of Wisteria

The Wonders of Wisteria

by Savannah Doviak Increasingly warmer days and flowers popping up to bloom tell us that nature is springing back to life and summer is right around the corner. One plant…

Celebrating John Muir: “Father of the National Parks”

Celebrating John Muir: “Father of the National Parks”

By Thomas McGann IT IS ONLY FITTING that as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of our National Park System on Aug. 25, 2016, we should also celebrate…

Eminent Domain Not Imminent in OB

Eminent Domain Not Imminent in OB

By Shoshanna McCollum   Bone-chilling winds off the ocean might have kept some folks at home that morning, but it was a full house in the Fire Island School gymnasium…

OB Considers Eminent Domain

OB Considers Eminent Domain

By Shoshanna McCollum Speculation has already circulated for weeks before next Saturday’s March 4 public hearing scheduled is set to convene. The published notice that has hung in the Ocean…

Arts Project of Cherry Grove Begins 2017 Pre-Season with a Winter Spectacular at Stonewall

Arts Project of Cherry Grove Begins 2017 Pre-Season with a Winter Spectacular at Stonewall

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert   The Arts Project of Cherry Grove (APCG) kicked off their 2017 pre-season of events away from Fire Island, with its Fourth Annual Winter Spectacular at the…

OB Building Inspector Turnover Raises Questions

OB Building Inspector Turnover Raises Questions

By Timothy Bolger THE OCEAN BEACH VILLAGE building inspec- tor who took over this summer has lacked New York State certification legally required to perform such duties since last year,…

SUP for the Good of the Great South Bay

SUP for the Good of the Great South Bay

By Carrie Ann Salvi SUPPORTERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL bay that connects Fire Islanders to those on the South Shore of Long Island came out on Saturday, Aug. 27, on stand…

DINING REVIEW: Kismet Inn

DINING REVIEW: Kismet Inn

By Kirsten Corssen THE WESTERNMOST FIRE Island community of Kismet was founded in 1925. The Kismet Inn followed, along with building the marina and first walkways. Time and history resonates…

DINING GUIDE: Beach Casual Dining at the Pines Canteen

DINING GUIDE: Beach Casual Dining at the Pines Canteen

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert ON A RECENT EVENING, my spouse Joe and I, assisted by our comely server David, put together a hearty meal of the chicken BLT wrap, soft shell seared…

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Fire Island Summer Club

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Fire Island Summer Club

By Thomas McGann FIRE ISLAND SUMMER CLUB is one of the lesser known of the 16 individual and distinct communities on Fire Island. It is located between Corneille Estates, a…