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Fire Island Market Cherry Grove

by Shoshanna M. |

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

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Keepers of Time

by Shoshanna M. |

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.

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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.