“A top-tier New York City-based stylist and image consultant, as well as a Cherry Grove resident who has worked with fashion leaders and A-list store directors, Brescia dresses women for a living,” is how FIN Book Review columnist Rita Plush described George Brescia in 2018 when she reviewed his book “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked.” He is now living in Pennsylvania and is a full-time presenter on the home shopping channel QVC.
By Robert Levine – Our 25th Gay Pride parade in Cherry Grove proved that yes, we can do it again! Like the yellow brick road, I knew I was back in Oz once again. Homecoming Queen Davida Jones was indeed … Full Story
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After more than a year of isolation, this July 4th could be one of the most celebrated in recent memory. While the food, fireworks, and festivities that represent Independence Day are fun for most Americans, the same can’t be said for our pets. As … Full Story
By Joey Macellaro ~ Ocean Beach lost one of its most familiar smiling faces with the passing of Joseph Gonzalez on Jan. 16, 2021, at the age of 77. Known as “Joey Chico” to his many friends, Gonzalez was a … Full Story
By Robert Levine ~ Barbara Sahlman, a legend in Fire Island Pines, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. She and her devoted husband, Ira, bought a house in the Pines in the early 1970s after living in Seaview and Water … Full Story
By Lucie Lagodich ~ Making lifelong friends in the Fire Island Community in the early 1960s, Jacob Jaglom, 94, passed away on March 23, 2021. In the early 1960s, women and children spent their summers in Fire Island and would … Full Story
By Rebecca Hoey ~ Nikolai “Nic” Blades Pronovich, an accomplished advertising writer, coffee entrepreneur, and direct descendant of the Mayflower, died on April 19, 2020, at Weill Cornell Medical Center, after a brief battle with COVID. Born on May 10, … Full Story
After a year of confinement, it feels great to be back again on Fire Island where things are blossoming and we feel the freedom again. There is a certain hum in town that feels good. The bars and restaurants are … Full Story
Birthdays, weddings, graduations – some of life’s most momentous occasions were all put on hold for the past 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, … Full Story