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. Alternating writers were
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Senator Ted Kennedy visits the Pines 1981.

Senator Ted Kennedy visits the Pines 1981.     Senator Ted Kennedy arrives in the Pines for a political fundraiser. Originally scheduled to arrive by seaplane from Massachusetts, but due
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Hooray for Hollywood @ Reflections 1988

Hooray for Hollywood @ Reflections 1988             Gloria DeMann and her husband Larry were famous throughout the Pines for throwing extravagant parties at their Bayfront home called
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DJ Howard Merritt

  DJ Howard Merritt       Howard Merritt started playing music in 1972 in New York. First major job was a club called “Flamingo” which was the greatest gay
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Pines People- David Lee

Pines People- David Lee       In a late 1970’s  pre- AIDS world a gay man was still closeted. Especially David Lee. He worked for the corporate pharmaceutical  world. A world where
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Pines People- Bobby Bonanno

Pines People- Bobby Bonanno    Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society President   My history: I have always been blessed to live near the water. The beach has always been a
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Crews Quarters Est. 1982

Crews Quarters 1982-1992  Opened in the newly renovated LaFountaine Building by longtime Pines resident and Realtor Doris Taussig “Crews Quarters was known as the friendly place. The place where the
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Pines People- Nikki Fried

Pines People – Nikki Fried                  Nikki Fried was a former nun who found her way to Fire Island. Her friend there Sandy Paul help her to find a
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Carnival Rio party @ Reflections 1986

Carnival Rio party at “Reflections.” The home of Gloria and Larry DeMann. 1986     Gloria DeMann and her husband Larry were know throughout the Pines for their lavish parties
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The Pines Dog Show Est. 1965

  The Pines Dog Show Est. 1965                                      Pets have always been part of the Pines experience. Treated like family the dog show evolved out of that experience. Events
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The Parties of the Pines 1980’s.

  The Parties of the Pines 1980’s. As the 1980’s era arrived the themed house party was in full force in the Pines where the access to creative was only
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