In Honor of Trees @ William Floyd Estate

by Shoshanna M. |

Enjoy the peak fall foliage color and beauty on this guided nature hike which will be held the last weekend that the historical William Floyd Estate is open to the public in 2019. Learn how to identify them by observing leaves, colors, bark and buds. Many different species of trees occur on the Estate grounds. Location:  William Floyd Estate: 245 … Full Story

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Great Spaces: Old Mastic House at William Floyd Estate

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By Lorna Luniewski There is a hidden gem in Mastic Beach – hidden well off William Floyd Parkway and hidden from the passage of time. Named the Old Mastic House by the family, this cultural preservation spans three centuries, and has been left as it was in 1976, when the Floyd/Nichols family gave the house to the National Park Service … Full Story

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FINS Plans First Phase of Deer Culling Project

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum ~ Sharpshooters from the U.S Department of Agriculture will commence on a project to cull the local white-tailed deer population in the very near future, according to an anonymous source who reached out to Fire Island News recently. The locations of this purported project include Fire Island’s west end at the Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) and … Full Story

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The William Floyd Estate

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Gunpowder and Gumption By Thomas McGann This year celebrates the 300th anniversary of the William Floyd Estate, one of the gems of the Fire Island National Seashore. The estate is the ancestral home of William Floyd (1634-1821), one of only 56 original signers of the Declaration of Independence. The estate is not contiguous with the rest of the FI National … Full Story

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FINS Superintendent Chris Soller Set to Retire at End of March

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By Shoshanna McCollum Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) officially announced the retirement of Park Superintendent K. Christopher Soller, effective March 31, 2018. He departs after holding the title for nearly a decade – longer than any prior FINS Superintendent preceding him, and a career spanning 41 years with the National Parks Service (NPS). Soller made history the very first day … Full Story

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The Wonders of Wisteria

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by Savannah Doviak Increasingly warmer days and flowers popping up to bloom tell us that nature is springing back to life and summer is right around the corner. One plant in particular may catch your eye. Draped in beautiful chains of violet flowers and heady perfume, wisteria begins to bloom all over Long Island. Wisteria is beautifully showy and her … Full Story

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INTERVIEW: Son of the Revolution – David Crosby

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By Shoshanna McCollum SINGER SONGWRITER DAVID CROSBY is an American legend. His work as a founding member with The Byrds, then Crosby Stills & Nash has earned him his place as a two-time inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He has also enjoyed a successful solo career and working with other groups, including CPR (Crosby, Pevar, and Raymond). … Full Story