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By Robert Levine
  • Politics, Parties and the Pines!

    Politics, Parties and the Pines!

    Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth visit to the Pines. She was welcomed into the community as a familiar guest. She spoke about the current atmosphere in the world and how we must continue to go forward. She emphasized ...READ MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    Pines Power By Robert Levine Congratulations to Barbara Sahlman who became a great-grandmother four weeks ago. Her granddaughter, Laura, had a baby girl, Evelyn. Barbara has four children, 12 grandchildren and now one great-grandchild. She and her late husband, Ira, were true Fire Islanders. They originally lived in Seaview, then moved to Water Island and then found the magic of ...READ MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines

    Fire Island Pines

    Rose’s View: Parties, Productions and Pianos By Robert Levine It takes more than a little rain to keep the folks of Fire Island Pines down. The wet late July was full of things to do. It began with the Fire Island Dance Festival at the bayside VIP cocktail reception on Friday evening at Whyte Hall. Their regular scheduled performances on ...READ MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines

    Fire Island Pines

    Rose’s View By Robert Levine I’m sure you and your friends had a great time at the 43rd Annual Invasion on Fourth of July! Getting to see the hundreds of those glamazons arriving from Cherry Grove to invade the Pines in high drag is a sight like none other. They keep the tradition going strong. I had some official duties ...READ MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines

    Fire Island Pines

    Rose’s View By Robert Levine CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA Gottlieb who spearheaded the 8th Annual Women’s Pride in the Pines event on June 9. The two-part event began at 2 p.m. at Whyte Hall, with drinks, dancing, and a wonderful auction with lots of great choices to win. In keeping with the tradition of this gathering, everyone was dressed in white. ...READ MORE »