At the age of four Susan was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Born in 1957 in Copiague, she started drawing at the age of five. She has spent every Thursday since 2002 attending Pure Vision Arts Studio in Manhattan, which is “the first specialized art studio and exhibition space for artists with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual/developmental disabilities,” according to their website.
“Terrapins face myriad threats to their survival on Long Island and being struck by vehicles is a significant one, especially since this threat relates only to female terrapins who are following their ancient urge to come ashore to lay eggs, creating the next generation,” explained Enrico Nardone,.
The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input on the Off Road Vehicle Management program for the Fire Island National Seashore. This effort aims to evaluate ORV use at the Seashore and the existing ORV regulation to allow for appropriate vehicular access while protecting park resources and safe visitor experience. In addition, the NPS plans to revise the current regulation to address changes to resources and use on Fire Island since the rule was implemented in 1987. The NPS will be accepting public input on a preliminary proposed action and potential impacts from April 18 to May 20, 2022.
Harjo touched on many topics ranging from modern life during a pandemic, to deeper, more spiritual subjects, such as listening to your intuition and the many ways she found inspiration for her writing. She spoke with a seriousness in her voice, yet told many playful stories. Each word spoken was heavy and solid. Her words touched the hearts and minds of students and teachers alike.
Dating back to the 1700s, settlers on Long Island made their livings and sometimes their fortunes from the bounty of the sea, but in the last 50 years the surrounding waters have changed greatly.
Harjo is the first Native American to hold this role. Appointed by the Librarian of Congress on June 19, 2019, she is currently serving her third term as the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The event is a day-long residency in which a meeting with Shinnecock nation cultural leaders will follow Harjo’s delivery of the keynote speech and conclude with a public reading of her poetry.
The gallery is truly a sight to see, and these talented artists have put in so much time and effort to produce their stunning pieces. It’s also crucial for women to have time to showcase their unique talents in honor of femininity and dedicated to Women’s History Month. The pieces in this show, created by women, can empower other members in the community to be true to themselves and feel appreciated every month, not just during March.
The 94th annual Academy Awards will be presented live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday March 27, 2022. The show will be hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Fire Island’s own Wanda Sykes. Interestingly enough all three hosts have a New York connection, with Hall a graduate of Fordham University and her Masters at NYU; Schumer is a Long Island native from Rockville Centre; and of course Sykes resides on Fire Island’s Cherry Grove.
Although these familiar faces decided to lay-low while this dispute is ongoing, it didn’t stop Tim Mooney from talking the helm as Grand Marshal and leading the procession.
“Are We There Yet? A Short Trip, but a Long Journey Through Bay Shore’s Black Community” was a discussion led by a distinguished trio of respected Bay Shore locals, including Mary Holmes Reid, a mother and activist; James Cornigans, a father, social studies teacher at Bay Shore High School, and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore; and Deanna Watts, a mother, writer, activist, and public speaker. Through time, research, and interviews the panel demonstrated how much Bay Shore means to them.