Kay Ballard- Celebrity history.

Kay Ballard-Celebrity history. 1925-2019. Actress Kay Ballard was a frequent visitor to Fire Island. Both in Cherry Grove and the Pines. She performed in the Pines in both the 1980's and 90's. Catherine Gloria Balotta also known as Kay Ballard was born in Cleveland. She began her career as a...

Paul Thek- Art history.

Paul Thek- Art history.     Paul Thek (November 2, 1933 - August 10, 1988) was a painter, sculptor and artist who died of AIDS in New York City. He was 54 years old. Thek’s lover, the photographer Peter Hujar, died a year earlier of AIDS on November 25, 1987....

Sea Shack Cherry Grove Est.1952.

Sea Shack Cherry Grove. Est. 1952-1979.     THE SEA SHACK: A SHACKFUL OF MEMORIES, By Mary Kapsalis. The following is the second in a series of articles written by Mary Kapsalis for The Fire Island Tide in the mid-nineties. LET ME SING YOU A SONG OF THE SEA SHACK,...

Jack Brusca – Art history.

 Art history- Jack Brusca. (1939 - 1993) Jack Mitchell/Getty Images Many artists have found their way to the Pines. Some for fun, sex, inspiration, or all of that combined. Artist Jack Brusca was just one.  Born in New York in 1939, Brusca studied at the University of New Hampshire and...