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  • Good News from Our Fire Department

    Good News from Our Fire Department

    By Joey Macellaro This was a good summer. I spent days in the city and nights on the beach, enjoyed quality time with family and an assortment of friends and acquaintances, met new people, tried new things, and invested myself in pursuits I enjoy. I wrote, made phone calls, and conducted interviews. I made music and heard music. Somehow, in ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Collaboration

    By Joey Macellaro Our community came together in an exciting new way from Aug. 6-8, as we celebrated together at the first Ocean Beach Seafood and Music Fest. The event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Fire Island News, drew local residents and visitors alike to Bay Walk for street vendors and performers, carnival games, children’s activities, ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

    By Joey Macellaro Dick Kossoff was the first of six storytellers to speak on the theme “Our Youth,” at Ziggy’s Lot, Seaview’s outdoor supper club on the bay at G Street, on July 21. He shared with listeners the story of his first break into journalism at the age of 12, recording and sharing news of Jackie Robinson’s first major ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Look For the Helpers

    Look For the Helpers

    By Joey Macellaro It was 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, when Carol arrived on Long Island to file a missing-person report after a six-hour drive from Virginia. Her 19-yearold daughter’s suitcase had been turned over to the police after being found on the side of a walk here in Ocean Beach, and she had been missing for three days. ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Musical Notes

    Musical Notes

    By Joey Macellaro It’s music that first brought me to the beach many years ago. I was sent with a pianist to sing in the Protestant church here in Ocean Beach for a couple of Sundays – and, as fate would have it, I never left. The sweet smell of that old church remains the same as when I was ... Full StoryREAD MORE »