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Pumpkin Fields Forever

by Shoshanna M. |

Fire Island News Reporter, Emma Boskovski strikes a pose at Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue, New York. Why does this photo make us smile? Well the infinite expanse of golden-orange spheres in a field of single-point perspective us certainly appealing – but then there Emma’s stylish mauve tracksuit with white sneakers that we like too – not to mention her bright smile.

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FAWNS, FLOODS & FELINES

by Shoshanna M. |

Things were not so carefree for the creamy gray tiger in the summer of 2020, when she was discovered by former Ocean Beach Mayor Thomas Schwarz in Lonelyville.

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Who was Stephen Talkhouse?

by Shoshanna M. |

Native American Heritage Month brings awareness about the vast heritage and continuing history of Indigenous Americans across the country, which of course includes Long Island.

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Jeyson “JJ” Reyes: 2005-2021

by Shoshanna M. |

This writer first met Jeyson in 2015, when he and his mother took a chance on adopting a juvenile feral cat with few social skills. It was 10-year-old Jeyson who brought the orange long-haired female out of her shell, and the two bonded as the best of friends.

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The Window’s Birds Eye View

by Shoshanna M. |

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.