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Book Review: The Great South Bay

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By Rita Plush “The Great South Bay” // By Jeanine O’Grady // Children’s Picture Book // South Shore Betty $28.95 In “The Great South Bay,” author/artist Jeanine O’Grady shares her affection for Long Island’s South Shore with young readers. Born … Full Story

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Book Review: “Miss Subways”

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“Miss Subways” By David Duchovny Farrar, Straus and Giroux-Fiction $26.00 Editor’s note: Actor and writer David Duchovny is one Fire Island can call our own. As a teenage lifeguard in Ocean Beach, his nickname was “Cricket.” This is his third and … Full Story

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Book Review: Synagogues of Long Island

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By Rita Plush “Synagogues of Long Island” By Ira Poliakoff (The History Press $21.99) Ira Poliakoff is no stranger to congregational life. Both his grandparents and parents were active temple members, and in the 1960s Poliakoff himself worked as a … Full Story

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Book Review: Pride

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By Rita Plush “Pride” The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Illustrated by Steven Salerno (Random House Children’s Books $17.99) Editor’s Note: Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker are legends Fire Island can count as among … Full Story

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Community Creates Saltaire Summer Cookbook

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By Rita Plush If you ever considered a dinner party that comes in a “wagon or a bike basket traveling across the boardwalks,” and a hassle-free social life that centers around entertaining, dip into the just released “Saltaire Summer Cook … Full Story