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“Big Red Sun” in Philidelphia

“Big Red Sun” in Philidelphia

By Jill Charlton Feighan Yes, I actually went out on a school night. I wanted to see the “Big Red Sun” make its world premiere with the 11th Hour Theatre…

History: Rumrunners of Fire Island

History: Rumrunners of Fire Island

By Thomas McGann It started with Prohibition. Thanks to the active political participation of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the Anti-Saloon League, and the likes of Carry A. Nation,…

Book Review: Synagogues of Long Island

Book Review: Synagogues of Long Island

By Rita Plush “Synagogues of Long Island” By Ira Poliakoff (The History Press $21.99) Ira Poliakoff is no stranger to congregational life. Both his grandparents and parents were active temple…

Fire Island on the Small Screen

Fire Island on the Small Screen

By Thomas McGann Fire Island has had its share of exposure on the big screen (movies), not often, but enough to be notable. However, it is not much seen on…

Eye on FI: Saltaire’s Seismic Subdivision

Eye on FI: Saltaire’s Seismic Subdivision

By Timothy Bolger The late Liz Claiborne’s former estate, the last bay-to-ocean private property on western Fire Island – one of only six like it on the barrier beach –…

Eye on FI: Battle Brewing Over Offshore Drilling

Eye on FI: Battle Brewing Over Offshore Drilling

By Timothy Bolger Not since Fire Island’s sandbars shredded schooners a century ago has this coast seen as much drama now that New York State declared war on President Donald…

Green Lawns, Brown Tide, and a Thin Gray Line

Green Lawns, Brown Tide, and a Thin Gray Line

By Anika Lanser A proposed law that seeks to amend the environmental conservation legislation in the state of New York has created an interesting divide between its supporters and rivals,…

The Painted Lady: Lauren Stevens

The Painted Lady: Lauren Stevens

By Danielle Lipiec A primal talent can easily turn to a lifelong venture as one begins the journey of adulthood and molding their likes and interests into their livelihoods. This…

Rory Allen: Cross Bay Swim Honoree

Rory Allen: Cross Bay Swim Honoree

Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim Celebrates Allen By Lorna Luniewski Rory Allen is a busy guy. A Fire Department New York (FDNY) firefighter, a ferry captain…

Defoliate Dunes?

Defoliate Dunes?

By Savannah Doviak The U.S Army Corps of Engineers proposal to de-vegetate dunes in Smith Point County Park this fall to create better habitats for piping plovers has received pushback…