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Perseverance

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By Joey Macellaro ~ “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Dickens of 18th-century London and Paris. He could have been speaking of our own cities and towns in 21st-century America, struggling and changing … Full Story

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FiFlix: Film and Fire Island

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Fire Island is no stranger to movies, television or their stars. Programs like “Law & Order” have occasionally alluded to the place. A 2006 reality show called “One Ocean View” threw a bunch of clods into a Corneille Estates house … Full Story

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Virtual Broadway and More

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By Leonard Feigenblatt ~ Since March 12, all our outlets for live entertainment, theatre, concerts, opera, ballet, cabaret and movies (on a large screen at the theatre) have been shut down. This has led to a new form of entertainment, … Full Story

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Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines

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By Robert Levine ~ It’s August. We are having a strange, slow moving, and unusual summer. Fewer and smaller dinner parties; no fundraisers or cocktail parties; less gatherings at the bars, restaurants or at home; and no shows at the … Full Story

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla ~ It’s August and in any other year we would be saying that we are “hitting the home stretch.” Those who see the glass as half empty bemoan the fact that summer has reached the halfway … Full Story

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“Life Savers”

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By Joey Macellaro ~ In a beach community like ours, lifeguards play a vital role. Nick Stertz, chief of surf rescue for the Village of Ocean Beach, has been inspiring not only his team of 25 guards this season, but … Full Story

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Chief Lyn and Cherry Grove’s New Fire Truck

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By Laura Schmidt ~ Cherry Grove Fire Department unveiled its new uniquely designed First Response Vehicle/Engine, dedicated to influential former Fire Chief Lyn Hutton. In 2015, to navigate Cherry Grove’s narrow, unpaved boardwalks, CGFD partnered with Neville Apparatus of New … Full Story