Thanksgiving Dinner at CJ’s

by Shoshanna M. |

Enjoy a complimentary turkey dinner with all the trimmings on us, prior to the family feast! All residents, employees, construction crews and daytime visitors in Ocean Beach and the neighboring Fire Island communities are welcome to stop in and enjoy. Compliments of CJ’s Restaurant & Bar.

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INTERVIEW: Natalie Katz-Rogers

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By Lorna Luniewski ~ Natalie Rogers, former Ocean Beach mayor and the first woman to hold that office, celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 24, 2019. Over the summer, 120 friends and family gathered with her at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to celebrate this milestone. In addition, the Community House in OB, a building she was instrumental in rebuilding … Full Story

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No Broomstick Required: CJ’s Halloween Party 2019

by Shoshanna M. |

Summer may be over, but there is still much nightlife going on over at Fire Island, CJ’s Restaurant & Bar will be hosting their Halloween party on Friday night, October 18 in Ocean Beach beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Here are all the things you need to know to know about this most spirited of Fire Island occasions. … Full Story

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Fire Island Meetings Online: One Reporter’s Experience

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By Emma Boskovski In this article, I write to reflect upon my experience covering the Village of Ocean Beach Board of Trustee monthly meetings that take place at the Ferry Terminal Boat House, typically on Saturday’s, at 11:15 a.m. Last summer, I had utilized the software known as GoToMeeting to stream the Village of Saltaire Board of Trustee meetings when … Full Story

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Saltaire Road Work Builds Island-Wide Wave of Anxiety

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By Timothy Bolger When the sun sets on summer and Tumbleweed Tuesday dawns on Fire Island, the din of construction replaces children’s laughter and carefree tourists’ chatter, as the off-season marks the return of renovation season. While much of the work is home improvement, one stretch of road repairs on the west end is worrying many of the barrier island’s … Full Story

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Good News from Our Fire Department

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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 Story

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Ocean Beach Music and Seafood Festival

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By Emma Boskovski and Danielle Lipiec The Ocean Beach Chamber of Commerce kicked off its very first Music and Seafood Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with games, sales and of course, an abundance of seafood and live music. Co-sponsored by the Fire Island News, the threeday festival gave friends, families and visitors for the day an opportunity to enjoy all … Full Story

Collaboration

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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 Story

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Review: Beacheria

by Shoshanna M. |

786 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach 631-583-0387 The corner of Bay and Evergreen Walk has been a pizza place for as long as this reviewer can remember in her Fire Island life. One was there for decades and much beloved, and sorely missed when it shut its doors. Other incarnations followed, but never really quite took hold, leaving uncertainty in its … Full Story