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 an inventive chef who regularly orchestrated Friday night dinners—seemingly effortlessly—for eight to ten people. After leaving a successful career as...

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 bag similar to, yet superior than, conventional sandbags. Our bags are designed to protect life and property from natural disasters...

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 went into the event including flags, posters, a journal, memorabilia, and of course the party celebrating it all. The community...

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...