Reflections from Fire Island.

Lessons from the Beach by Robert Bonanno                               2008.   Fire Island has inspired many a creative person, including myself. In 2008 I was so inspired and expressed it in two
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Pines People- Scott Bromley

Pines People- Scott Bromley   In 1964, when architect Scott Bromley first visited the Pines, he was, in his own words, “just a green kid from Canada.” He’d recently graduated
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Pines People- Gene Gordon

Gene Gordon Aka. Will Seagers- Matt Harper                                                                  A rebel without a cause…                                                                                                                                                    This post contains adult images. His name was Gene Gordon when he arrives in the Pines in 1972. That
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Debbie Reynolds – Celebrity history.

Actress Debbie Reynolds performs in Cherry Grove 2015.       Actress Debbie Reynolds arrives in Cherry Grove to perform at the Community House Theater. Reported by FI Q News
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From the Pines with Love 1985

From the Pines with Love.   1985. With the advent of the AIDS crisis owner John Whyte felt the need for a community response. With co chair Ron English, and using his
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PAWS Est. 1984

PAWS. Pines Animal Welfare Society Est. 1984     As the Pines community grew so did its animal population. Most noticeably the many pets that would arrive with homeowners and
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Pines People- Arden Catlin

Arden Catlin.   The former Arden Rosswaag was Manhattan born and educated. She had been coming out to Fire Island since 1930 when her family, through friends in Sayville starting renting
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The Chemical Bank boat Est. 1981.

Cee Bee I Chemical Bank boat Est. 1981     The floating bank branch called Cee Bee I commissioned by Chemical bank in 1981 was originally a hydrofoil that shuttled
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Mel Fante’s Melbamar boutique.

Melbamar was the brainchild of Mel Fante. The emporium by the sea was many of the names it was called. A boutique for the discerning Pines clientle. Filled with everything
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The Beach Olympics 1975-1981

The Beach Olympics 1975-1981. The Beach Olympics was a homespun event created in 1975. Most often as a fundraiser for the Pines Conservation Society. It brought the community together with
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The Pavilion 2012-2014

The Pavilion 2012-2014     Artist renderings began immediately to keep the community informed and excited. Architectural firm  HWKN Hollwich Kushner created by Marc Kushner and Matthias Hollwich were hired by
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Pines People- Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross.   Barbara Ross married to Sherwood Ross of the Ross Cycle family was a fixture in the Pines throughout the 1970’s and early 80’s. Her yacht the “Barbara”
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