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Kevin Lowry: From Thief to Chief

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Kevin Lowry, an Ocean Beach resident of 17 years, held a book signing at The Landing at Ocean Beach on Aug. 12, for his new book, “From Thief to Chief,” which was released on Dec. 24, 2020. The story takes readers through Lowry’s life journey, which had turbulent beginnings.

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OP-ED: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online This Summer

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There is a perception that our youngsters are “digital natives” and know more about how to navigate the world of social media than we do. That’s true but only up to a point. Our kids have grown up with phones and tablets in their hands since they could sit up so they know how to surf the web and make cute dance videos on TikTok but that doesn’t mean they understand how to spot misinformation.

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Two Man Show at the Historical Society

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Art has returned to the walls of the Ocean Beach Historical Society after a year’s absence and a well-attended reception held on the evening of July 17 was evidence that people were happy to celebrate it. The exhibition features the work of photographer Robert Sherman and the assemblage sculptures of Brian Norris.

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Balloon Disconnect Remains After Passage of Recent Laws

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“It is not unusual at all for a balloon that might be released in, for example, Central Pennsylvania to get caught up in strong winds and be transported dozens or more likely hundreds of miles and then ultimately landing in the Atlantic Ocean off of Long Island and wreaking havoc to the animals there,” Turner said.

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#fireisland ~ #whitetailwednesday

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The #whitetailwednesday is largely used by game hunters, but this publication appropriated it as a protest against the policy of deer culling on within Fire Island National Seashore, and it resonated with our readership. The movement is in support coexistence and better alternatives.

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Ocean Bay Park Column

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What’s better than a party? The answer is multiple parties! Everyone knows that here in the Park we never need an excuse to party, and especially when the occasion warrants it, we go all out!

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Kismet Kapers

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Reminiscent of the community spirit and cohesion depicted in faded home movies of 1950’s-1960’s Kismet homeowners building early “sidewalks,” dozens of community members devoted three Saturday mornings to the community project that erected 1,500 feet of dune fencing across the Kismet beach. In both cases, more was built than mere physical structures – a Kismet community spirit.

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Rose’s View ~ Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines

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The Pines Party’s Return to Wonderland exceeded expectations since it was a return to the Fire Island party days we love and missed. Produced by John Wood, with the help of many volunteers including Randy Wilson, they partied till dawn. As per the tradition, tents were installed on the beach funded by many sponsors, surrounding a main dance floor. Michael and I attended the pre-party on Friday night at Allan Baum and Frank Liberto’s home. Davida Jones made her entrance as the Queen of Hearts. Wonderland has truly returned to the Pines.

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Fire Island Joins Downtown Deals Campaign

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“We are so thrilled to add Ocean Beach, Fire Island to our Downtown Deals Travel Pass,” said Kristen Reynolds, president and CEO of Discover Long Island. “This community is truly unique, and I encourage Long Island residents and visitors alike who have yet to visit to take advantage of the exclusive discounts that are now available to you with this mobile pass.”