From outside my office window I have a perfect view of the Lady of the Magnificat Roman Catholic Church. It is a pleasant and comforting sight to see each day. Locals who bother to look up know about the church osprey. It becomes a regular presence as autumn approaches, as it roosts on the church steeple cross – sometimes keeping an eye out for prey – other times enjoying a fish dinner. I remember first seeing it as a juvenile a few summers back, being instructed to wait there by its mother as she hunted for their meal. This week the osprey made its return, but I can see from a distance it is not the same bird. It looks young, and waits patiently. The church has a new guardian, and the circle of life continues.
I read the “Remembering the Story to Save Fire Island” By Emma Boskovski article in the July 30, 2021, edition and felt it was quite incomplete.
2021: Issue 6
There are some years in which the crop bears fruit late, and I think that is a fair assessment of the Fire Island 2021 season.
2021: Issue 5
It was kind of a shame that the koitz photo exhibition at the Cherry Grove Community House Theatre was only on display for two days, yet it forced me to board a water taxi because I would not have missed it for the world.
Indeed it is more like the kind of gourmet market one might find in upscale enclaves of New York City or Greater Long Island. Here you will find beautiful breads, vegan sausage, oak milk frozen yogurt bars, gluten-free frozen pizza, and a variety of olives all colors of the rainbow. However they also sell lottery tickets and beer, as well as umbrellas, beach chairs and other sundry staples that an convenience store near the oceanfront will have
STOP THE PRESSES – The Town of Ocean Beach is saying that they are going to take out one tennis court for a storm drain – NO, NO, NO. This town has changed so much in recent years in terms … Full Story
Retelling the story of our local history is not only an essential component of it not being forgotten, it underscores the importance of periodically reexamining its context with a fresh lens.
2021: Issue 4