DJ Don Fendley.

DJ Don Fendley.           Don Fendley’s DJ career began in New York during the late-1960s at a Fire Island Pines club called The Blue Whale. Fendley had become frustrated with the starting-and-stopping of the Blue Whale jukebox, so he suggested to the owner that he could...

The Sandpiper 1965-1979.

The Sandpiper 1965-1979. 1965. Originally the site of a model home, then the office of Realtor Arden Catlin and the Post Office. The building was owned by Arden Catlin who was the first Postmistress. With partners Cappy Hanlan and Myra she also opened the Picketty Ruff Cafe. It was a...

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 club to date according to many who lived it. He played at the Saint, the Ice Palace, 12 West, the...

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 a cottage from the Gerrodettes in Cherry Grove. The eastern most house in Cherry Grove was then known as "Maryland"...