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.
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.
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.
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.
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.