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Kenny Goodman: 50 Years of Art on F.I.

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By Danielle Lipiec Fire Island celebrated a half-century of art from staple community member Kenny Goodman, at an exhibition of his work on Saturday, Aug. 11. Attendees gathered at the Ocean Beach Historical Society – many clad in their own Kenny’s – to enjoy food, wine, and camaraderie among a display of Goodman’s iconic sculptures, jewelry, and carvings. Goodman began …

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Eye on FI: The Lost Homes of Summer

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By Timothy Bolger In the two years since about 20 oceanfront homeowners lost their property to government bureaucracy, preceding bulldozers building new dunes on half of Fire Island, those homes sit vacant and largely dune-free. The properties, mostly in Ocean Bay Park and Davis Park, were either bought out or condemned to make way for what will be the last …

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Dancing in the Rain

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Fire Island Dance Festival By Robert Levine Ballet luminaries, three remarkable world premiers, an excerpt of a seminal piece that changed the history of modern dance, and a rain storm marked this year’s sold out 24th Annual Fire Island Dance Festival, produced by Denise Roberts Hurlin and Adam Rei Siegel. The Festival is a fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDS, …

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla While some people like it hot and others don’t, there was no denying that the summer of 2018 was in full swing. The weather was hot and sunny and all of a sudden it seemed like everyone I knew was hosting family guests. It’s a family affair – that’s what the past two weeks have been, …

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Cherry Grove

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Rose’s View By Robert Levine Rose Levine the 43rd Homecoming Queen of Cherry Grove is excited about invading the Pines with her bevy of 300 beauties. Many residents and visitors rent tables with several Grove establishments that afford a great view of the festivities. This gives them the opportunity to watch the parade go by in leisure and comfort. Gay …