Ascension Party 2006-2017

Ascension Party 2006-2017 In 2006, Eric von Kuersteiner had a vision to create a fun daytime party for the new generation of Fire Island.  He named it Ascension. It grew into the
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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 Blog 2019.

Pines Blog 2019. A look at Fire Island Pines beach February 2019… All photos by Change at Babylon. TrapBag® is a low cost, rapid deploy flood and erosion control barrier
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The Pines 40th Anniversary

The Pines 40th Anniversary 1993. In 1993 the Pines community celebrated their 40th Anniversary with an elaborate party. A host committee was formed to plan it. Much research and effort
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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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The Wedding Gary/Owen 1983.

The Wedding Gary/Owen 8/20/1983.   Owen Frager remembers: . The party was happy but now it’s sad too reflect on. That’s because as 100 guests in the prime of their
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Pines people- Kathleen (Kay) Corso.

Pines people- Kathleen (Kay) Corso. 1920-2018.       Pines pioneer Kathleen (Kay) Corso was a long-time leader of FIPPOA, is believed to have been one of the last survivor of the
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Pines people- Maia Helles 1916-2016.

Pines people- Maia Helles 1916-2016     Some residents of the Pines go unnoticed, and they like it that way. Maia Helles was one. Her home is one of the
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Reflections Est. 1980.

  Reflections Est. 1980 73 Bay Walk.          Built in 1980 and designed by Architect Gary Stluka the house exterior was originally California redwood. The house was
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Pines Blog March 2018.

Pines Blog March 2018.   With the advent of the new FIMI dune many homes had to be either moved back or demolished. The famed twin Arched house at 397
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