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INTERVIEW: Henry Robin, President FIPPOA

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Henry Robin is the current president of Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association (FIPPOA) and has been a board member for more than a decade. He is using that experience to bring a new agenda to the association, one that addresses critical issues he believes the Pines will be facing over the next 10 years.

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Kismet Kapers by Bradlee White

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So far, the spring/summer of 2022 has been a spring/summer of weekends: Sunshine has been a Sunday thing. We’re all OK with that, right?   Kenny B’s annual outdoor birthday party saw a record number of friends and neighbors. When … Full Story

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OCEAN BAY PARK

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As I write this issue’s column, it has been over 100 days since Russia invaded Ukraine.  I know you are probably asking “what does that have to do with Ocean Bay Park?” besides the cost of food and gas? The answer is simple. Our summer neighbors on Ontario Street have just arrived from Poland, where they have experienced firsthand the brutality and insanity of Putin’s war.

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Reframing the Past at William Floyd Estate

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The William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, which has been a part of the Fire Island National Seashore since 1965, offered Long Islanders the opportunity to learn a more complex and all-encompassing history of the American patriot William Floyd. The program, Reframing the Past, aimed to incorporate perspectives that traditionally “go untold” in the history of Long Island.

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Saltaire Summery

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Anne Coffey Keegan, whose father Mike built those treasured “Coffey houses.” Born in 1924, Anne lived in Saltaire her entire life, her first 20-plus years year-round, in the days before internet, TV or (out here) radio, telephones or electricity, not even a bridge to drive over. Today, people complain if the bagels come late. Anne’s final visit was the weekend before she died last September, age 97, the longest-resident resident in village history, and our last living link to eras and events long vanished. God bless.

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John Schaffner 1931-2022: Longtime Leader of the Ocean Beach Community Fund

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aster of Ceremonies of the Ocean Beach baby parade for 50 years, creator of the beloved East Side Kids Art Show, president of the Ocean Beach Fishing Club, and honorary chairman of the Ocean Beach Community Fund, it is safe to say that Schaffner accomplished much in his life for his beloved community of Ocean Beach and surrounding Fire Island communities.

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Ocean Beach: Helicopters, Boats, and Automobiles

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When cars and boats are insufficient, the Suffolk County Police Aviation Section is sometimes called into action, as they were on Sunday, May 29. A woman experiencing breathing difficulties was transported from the ball field at Surf and Midway to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she recovered. Our own Ocean Beach fire and police departments assist in these lifesaving calls.