Lee told me that the event was initiated by Joyce Cole and Bob and Ellen Ryan to create a special end-of-season event for children with the Lems assuming leadership in ensuing years. Warren donated a stash of poles stored in “Company G,” found when the house was sold.
As our ocean is growing warmer, large schools of little bunker fish are passing through attracting dolphins, sharks and even whales. Although Great White sharks have been reported in these northern waters, most of the ones that track along the Fire Island beaches – on an almost daily basis lately – are small and relatively harmless.
Reminiscent of the community spirit and cohesion depicted in faded home movies of 1950’s-1960’s Kismet homeowners building early “sidewalks,” dozens of community members devoted three Saturday mornings to the community project that erected 1,500 feet of dune fencing across the Kismet beach. In both cases, more was built than mere physical structures – a Kismet community spirit.
Three local health care heroes, Alex from Dunewood, Zanie from Lonleyville and Sue from Atlantique, stood by parade organizer Sam Wood as the crowd said the Pledge of Allegiance. Deanna Jelardi, a nurse from Atlantique, sang the National Anthem.
The Fourth will continue to be celebrated all week. Kismet streets are lined with American flags flying from high utility poles. The sand castle building contest is Saturday, July 3, with sand pails full of donated prizes for the winners. Register beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pine Walk beach. Creations can begin at any time but must be finished by 3 p.m. KLAW will celebrate the holiday with a Mini Market and Chance Auction on Sunday afternoon, July 4, at “Eyegasm,” 133 Pine Walk.
By Bradlee White ~ Kismet is returning to summer “normalcy.” Business is picking up as freight ferries deliver daily stacks of supplies for homes and businesses, options for drinking and dining expand on land and sea, and the beach beckons. … Full Story
By Bradlee White This is the last issue of the FI News for 2019 and the cusp of the Labor Day weekend, a sure lead into fall. Sam’s workers are already out cutting down the drooping phragmites that slap unwary … Full Story
By Bradlee White How come August flies by? May creeps along, with rain every other day and June slowly warms up. July is hot and best at the beach. Though we have had multiple distracting entertainments, a Flea Market, a … Full Story
By Bradlee White It was Friday afternoon, July 19, and Dana’s living room was chock full of more than 50 colorful plastic buckets filled with prizes wrapped in cellophane and topped with huge burlap bows, with more donations expected for … Full Story
By Bradlee White Way back, when houses had names, not numbers, I called mine “Avalon.” In Arthurian legend, Avalon was an island, home to enchantment, shrouded in midst, and far from the realities of everyday life. That was how I … Full Story