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HYSTERICAL HISTORIES: Lonelyville – 21 Winkle Walk – 1916

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Sybil Sez!! By Sybil Bruncheon A classic ladies gathering always thrown strictly during daylight hours when respectable women (both married and single) could meet each other for polite conversation, sewing discussions, recipe exchanges, household advice, and tea (with a hint of elderberry cordial.) Any intimate talk about … ahem … marital matters or “feminine problems” was still restricted to the …

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Seaview Says Sign is Out of Line

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By Emma Boskovski A sign that reads Law Office of Adam. C. Abrams, Esq. Attorney at Law, on a residential property in Seaview, has created a hostile environment between the Seaview Homeowners Association and sign owner Adam Abrams. “The association has a rule that has been passed that no commercial signs are supposed to be posted in Seaview,” said Thomas …

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The Ladies of Lez Volley

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By Emma Boskovski Spikes and Dykes, Rainbow Riders, and Lesquires were some of the team names at the Eighth Annual Lez Volley Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11. The threat of rain didn’t stop the 24 teams of 13 players maximum from the “day of FUN in the sun, and a night of dancing at the hottest spot on …

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25 Years of the FI Lifeguard Tournament

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By Laura Schmidt // Photos by Robert Sherman Lifeguards from Ocean Beach, Saltaire and Town of Islip competed in challenging conditions on sand and sea at the 25th Annual Fire Island Lifeguard Tournament on Aug. 2. After a grueling evening of red-flag waves, gusty winds and sticky humidity, Town of Islip lifeguards took home the coveted golden torp trophy, the …

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Interview: Anthony Cerabino, Wellness Practitioner

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By Shoshanna McCollum It was Anthony Cerabino’s birthday when we sat down to talk with him. The Bay Shore native has just turned 57 years old. He has much to celebrate. As the founder of Healthcare Wellness Center, his practice on Main Street is flourishing. Acupuncture, allergy elimination, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, medical massage, vitamin and mineral therapy, and Reiki, along …

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Run for Rose 2018

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By Danielle Lipiec // Photos by James Hardy Community, goodwill, and a passion for the greater good – all three are aspects of charity that were present at the 12th annual Run for Rose in Ocean Bay Park on Sunday, Aug. 12. The heat of the day didn’t stop all 324 registered runners from showing up to run for a …

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Kenny Goodman: 50 Years of Art on F.I.

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By Danielle Lipiec Fire Island celebrated a half-century of art from staple community member Kenny Goodman, at an exhibition of his work on Saturday, Aug. 11. Attendees gathered at the Ocean Beach Historical Society – many clad in their own Kenny’s – to enjoy food, wine, and camaraderie among a display of Goodman’s iconic sculptures, jewelry, and carvings. Goodman began …

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Long Island Lighthouses: A Lecture with Love

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By Laura Schmidt Robert Müller loves lighthouses so much he got married in one. This lighthouse conservationist’s admiration began 20 years ago while on vacation with his wife, Diana, in Florida. Müller spotted replica lighthouse figurines for sale and wondered about the history of lighthouses back home on Long Island. To his surprise, he couldn’t find one published book on …