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Rose’s View: The Rainbow Invasion

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By Robert Levine The Pines Harbor was overflowing with excitement, yachts, boats, noise, cheering, horns sounding and everyone celebrating an event that has become as important to Fire Island as July 4 in America. The people were shoulder-to-shoulder as we … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

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By Robert Levine Daniel McDonald, a favorite past resident of the Pines, moved to Orlando with his husband, Trent Williams McDonald. He worked as a real estate salesperson in the Pines for many years, and was a major performer in … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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Having a Gay Day at the Grove By Robert Levine Cherry Grove celebrated Gay Pride with a fantastic parade beginning on Saturday, June 22. There was a beach party, dinner parties, a dance at the Community House and fireworks in … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

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Women’s Pride in the Pines By Robert Levine Linda Gottlieb did it once again. She organized the 9th Annual Women’s Pride in the Pines, a fundraiser for The Ali Forney Center. Each year this event gets bigger and stronger. The … Full Story

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Rose’s View: Cherry Grove

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Trash, Recycling, Treasure Hunting By Robert Levine The weekend of June 8 and 9 was a weekend of recycling collectibles and treasure hunting in Cherry Grove. We had a major clean up day on Saturday June 8, with a barge … Full Story

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Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine Albert Lepage and Durrell Parish had their annual Memorial Day Weekend party at their luxurious beachfront home “Maison Mer” in the Pines. They had a staff of handsome and attentive bartenders, waiters and cooks serving delicious Brazilian-style … Full Story

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Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine Victoria Falls was crowned as the new Homecoming Queen, elected by Cherry Grove residents and crowned by Rose as she puts her scepter aside. It was a sweet evening of fun and humor. Other contestants who entered … Full Story

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Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine It’s always a thrill when you arrive in the Pines, seeing the natural harbor surrounded by boats and yachts, beautiful houses – and the people you see aren’t bad either! The party circuit has begun with a … Full Story

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Cherry Grove: Rose’s View

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By Robert Levine As Cole Porter wrote, “Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it.” So let’s do it and have a great summer! After all, aren’t we lucky to be here and to enjoy all the … Full Story