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Catching the Green Flash

by Shoshanna M. |

Green flash’s are the real deal! “It’s not an illusion, it’s an actual physical thing,” explains U.C. Berkeley Physicist Athena Gordon. “ The right temperature in both the water and the air can create the perfect atmosphere for the flash.”

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NYC Arts & Theatre: John Jiler’s “Under Big Piney”

by Shoshanna M. |

Jiler, a resident of Seaview, is a winner of both the Richard Rodgers and Kleban Awards for “Avenue X,” which had a production at Off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizon.

“Under Big Piney” centers on Jacob, a white man from New York who travels down South to North Carolina to appeal for the removal of a confederate statue. While there, he falls in love with Deana, the biracial, conservative mayor of the town.

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Editor’s Window: Centennial Summer

by Shoshanna M. |

“If all is important, nothing’s important,” an art school instructor once told me. His words were prudent. But decades later I realized the inverse is also true – for if nothing is important – well nothing is important. If we don’t acknowledge the milestones, pass on the celebration, and fail to take notice of all that is special, life’s canvas becomes quite bland.

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Fair Harbor: A Treasured Community

by Shoshanna M. |

Fair Harborites trek slowly through the center of the dock towards the garbage boat until they might hear a shout, “AhreYaReallyGettinRidaThat?!?” While Garbage Day is supposed to be a day of cleaning, it turns into a day of trading treasures. One man’s rusted bike becomes another man’s rusted bike that is less rusted than the one he just threw out.

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OCEAN BAY PARK

by Shoshanna M. |

The French Philosopher Albert Camus wrote, “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” I feel his words are so indicative of where we are at this point in time. COVID restrictions have been lifted in New York State. Slowly and methodically things are returning to our new normal in Ocean Bay Park and people are ready to get out and live again.

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Structure Fire in Saltaire, 6/25/21

by Shoshanna M. |

“There were no injuries reported and we thank our mutual aid partners as well as Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, Suffolk County Police Department, PSEG Long Island, Fire Island National Seashore and the Village of Saltaire for their assistance. Our thoughts are with the homeowners during this difficult time,” read a statement that Saltaire Fire Company released on Facebook later that evening.

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Liberty’s Lens

by Shoshanna M. |

Let me open this paper by saying a little something about this issue’s cover. Taken by a photographer who goes by the name koitz, born in the Basque region of Spain, he decided to make this country, as well as … Full Story