Image
by Joey Macellaro |
  • Season’s End

    Season’s End

    Ocean Beach Area By Joey Macellaro “To everything there is a season,” it says in Ecclesiastes. “And a time to every purpose under heaven.” A season may last three months, or a week, or a year, or a decade. Seasons may overlap, stop and start again, be filled with joy or pain: “A time to weep, and a time to ...READ MORE »
  • Ocean Beach | Faith in Action

    Ocean Beach | Faith in Action

    Ocean Beach By Joey Macellaro Houses of worship on Fire Island face a unique set of challenges. Whether or not we live here year round, for the summer season, or for a few days, we Fire Islanders can have a tendency to adopt a vacation mentality – one in which attendance at religious services may be of lesser importance than ...READ MORE »
  • Ocean Beach Area

    Ocean Beach Area

    Art History By Joey Macellaro My art history classes in college provided a kind of relaxing respite from the business courses in which I spent most of my time. Visits to the Met were a welcome requirement, however I reeled at the fact that many of the artists whose work I enjoyed had starved throughout their careers, only to be ...READ MORE »
  • Ocean Beach Area

    Ocean Beach Area

    Summertime in the Club By Joey Macellaro The Fire Island Summer Club held its annual summer kickoff party on Tuesday, July 3, at its clubhouse on the bay. A barbecue dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails were served to several dozen guests, most of them members and friends of the community’s 40 homeowner families. Cliff Weinstein, one of the nine members ...READ MORE »
  • Ocean Beach Area

    Ocean Beach Area

    What’s Old Is New Again By Joey Macellaro Embedded in the lore of our village is a woman by the name of Margaretta Irwin, daughter of the founder of the Protestant church. Called Birdie by all who knew her, she committed herself wholeheartedly to the community, serving on the church board from the 1920s through the 1980s. She was known ...READ MORE »