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Rose’s View: Fire Island Pines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth visit to the Pines. She was welcomed into the community as a familiar … Full Story