Scanning On/Off the Deck Columns 2010

This week in…

This week in… On/ off the deck was a weekly column in FI Newspaper. It was the Facebook of its time giving the who’s, what, and where of the Pines.
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Nudity on Fire Island.

Nudity on Fire Island. Then to now… The ancient Egyptians wore the minimum of clothing, and in a number of ancient Mediterranean cultures, the athletic and/or cultist nudity of men and boys
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The Copa Cherry Grove 1980-81.

THE COPA Cherry Grove Est. 1980-81. Like a shooting star The Copa nightclub arrived in Cherry Grove and lit up the night. Night life that is. Like the Pavilion in
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Boardwalk Memorial- Lesley Mandel

Boardwalk Memorial- Lesley Mandel Lesley Mandel was a Pines homeowner at 308 Shady Walk for a dozen years and a resident of Fire Island Pines for forty years. She was
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Pines People- Bob & Joan Freda.

Pines People- Bob & Joan Freda. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Karen (Ed), Susan and Kristen (Brent) Wells. Adored grandmother of Charlotte and Devon. Robert Bruce,
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Pines people-Susan Willis

Pines people- Susan Willis 1925-2009 Susan Willis was an actress who first came to the Pines on an invitation from longtime resident and an agent of the William Morris Agency
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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
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Perry Ellis- Fashion history.

Perry Ellis- Fashion history. Perry Edwin Ellis (March 3, 1940 – May 30, 1986) was an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous sportswear house in the mid-1970s. Ellis’ influence on the fashion industry has been
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Rockshots by Michael Rock.

Rockshots by Michael Rock. 1978. Our stories always have a Fire Island history. This one begins with Michael Rock and Tolin Greene at their rental at 491 Tarpon (A Horace
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