Editor’s Window: Golden Threads

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum When compiling any issue of this paper, patterns start to develop, often unintended. I like to call these manifestations common threads. In this case, the tapestry appears to have been woven by readers like yourselves. For starters, … Full Story

Editor’s Window: Fire Island Family

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum One Saturday morning back in June my husband’s adult tricycle was stolen. It’s a mundane crime that happens on Fire Island any given day. John had switched to three wheels a few months prior due to health … Full Story

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Dining Review: Matty’s Gourmet Market

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum 935 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach • 631-583-8023 Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. matthewsseafood.com/mattys-market Matty’s Gourmet Market is a natural offshoot of its namesake seafood restaurant located on the eastern cusp of Ocean Beach. The … Full Story

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My Lunch with Les

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum 2005: I would meet Leslie (Les) Lieber for the first time at my neighbor Fred Charlton’s kitchen table. Les was in his early 90s at the time. For about an hour this little bird-like man told me … Full Story

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Deer Lawsuit Dismissed From Court

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein dismissed the lawsuit Friends of Animals filed last year against National Park Service (NPS), Fire Island National Seashore (FINS), and former FINS Superintendent Christopher Soller for their controversial White-tailed Deer Management Plan adopted … Full Story

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“La Vie en Rose” Unplugged

by Shoshanna M. |

By Shoshanna McCollum On the stage Rose Levine mentioned to her audience that she had been performing at the Cherry Grove Community House Theatre since 1955. That’s 58 years prior to the theatre we were sitting in was declared a … Full Story