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By Robert Levine
  • Rose’s View: The Rainbow Invasion

    Rose’s View: The Rainbow Invasion

    By Robert Levine The Pines Harbor was overflowing with excitement, yachts, boats, noise, cheering, horns sounding and everyone celebrating an event that has become as important to Fire Island as July 4 in America. The people were shoulder-to-shoulder as we walked from the water taxi to the dock. I had to squeeze my way through all that to get to ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

    Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

    By Robert Levine Daniel McDonald, a favorite past resident of the Pines, moved to Orlando with his husband, Trent Williams McDonald. He worked as a real estate salesperson in the Pines for many years, and was a major performer in many FIPAP musical productions through the years, “La Cage aux Folles” among others. He reprised his roll recently as Georges, ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

    Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

    Women’s Pride in the Pines By Robert Levine Linda Gottlieb did it once again. She organized the 9th Annual Women’s Pride in the Pines, a fundraiser for The Ali Forney Center. Each year this event gets bigger and stronger. The dance was held at Whyte Hall, which was great fun with many guests, all dressed in white, dancing to the ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    By Robert Levine Albert Lepage and Durrell Parish had their annual Memorial Day Weekend party at their luxurious beachfront home “Maison Mer” in the Pines. They had a staff of handsome and attentive bartenders, waiters and cooks serving delicious Brazilian-style food. The weather was perfect for an outdoor soirée. Richard Pittelli and Geno Chiapparelli hosted a luncheon at their beautiful ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

    By Robert Levine It’s always a thrill when you arrive in the Pines, seeing the natural harbor surrounded by boats and yachts, beautiful houses – and the people you see aren’t bad either! The party circuit has begun with a major opening party of the season hosted by Gil Neary and Scott Riedel to celebrate Gil’s 62nd birthday, which was ... Full StoryREAD MORE »