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40th Anniversary of Beach

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By Anika Lanser This past Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of Beach, commemorated in the Fire Island Pines with a panel discussion and a performance. Beach, the most elaborate disco party Fire Island has ever seen, began with the need for a new fire truck.   In 1979, the Pines Volunteer Fire Department needed a new truck, an expense they … Full Story

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“Islands Without Cars” Makes the Rounds on Fire Island

by Shoshanna M. |

Residents and visitors on Fire Island the first week of July may have noticed a camera crew in town. The acclaimed documentary series “Islands Without Cars,” distributed by PBS, could be seen being filmed in Ocean Beach, Cherry Grove, and at Fire Island Lighthouse, gathering footage for the upcoming third season.   The premise of the Chicago-based series is to … Full Story

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Ocean Junior Lifeguard Program at Atlantique

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By Lorna Luniewski After seven successful years of running the Fire Island Open Water Swim (OWS) in Atlantique, Bryan Krut, the owner of Open Water Swim Long Island, decided to shift his focus and dedicate his attention to helping children build confidence and gain the necessary skills to become a lifeguard. The five-time Cross Bay Champion, Nationally Ranked All-American and … Full Story

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Battle of the Beach Houses: Ocean Beach’s Best Dressed House

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By Leslie Tucker All the houses that competed were endearing, but one house eclipsed all others.   Congratulations to 1st Place Winner, 342 Surf Road! An array of flags and decorations filled the yard, but as I got closer to 342 Surf Road’s front yard and looked over the fence, I noticed a giant picnic table structure sporting a massive … Full Story

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OBEY Soirée Under the Summer Stars

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By Danielle Lipiec // Photos by Lauren Chenault Fire Islanders flocked from far and wide on Friday, June 21, to attend the long-awaited Gay Rights Awareness Fundraiser held by FiveEight- Three at the Island Mermaid in Ocean Beach. Guests enjoyed drinks, raffles, live music, and more. The closed-off section of the Island Mermaid was adorned with pride paraphernalia as the … Full Story

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A Tale of Two Trophies: FIN Scores Top PCLI Media Award Spots

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Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) 2019 Media Awards were announced at their annual dinner event, held at The Watermill in Smithtown on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Fire Island News (FIN) picked up two first-place awards that evening, presently making it a total of eight media awards secured by this publication since 2016, three of which rank first place. Artist … Full Story

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Free Sunscreen for Summer Initiative Comes to Long Island

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By Anika Lanser We’ve all had that moment: spent a morning meticulously packing for the beach to make sure that bright, multicolored bag with a somehow-endless supply of sand at the bottom leftover from past trips to the shore has everything we need for the day. As we arrive at the beach, we realize that somehow in the midst of … Full Story

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FINS Presentation Prominent at LIU Symposium

by Emma Boskovski |

Long Island University hosted their 2nd Annual Gardiner Symposium on “Digitizing Local History Sources: The Past as Prologue,” at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on June 22, at 3 p.m. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has funded the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU, and they are in the midst of their six-year project to digitize … Full Story

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NOAA Predicts “Normal” Hurricane Season in 2019

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By Danielle Lipiec As recovery from 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria continue, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has kicked into full swing as of June 1. To prepare landlocked and island-residing civilians alike, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its annual informational report. “EPA’s response to natural disasters is one of the many ways that we protect human health … Full Story