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Good News from Our Fire Department

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By Joey Macellaro This was a good summer. I spent days in the city and nights on the beach, enjoyed quality time with family and an assortment of friends and acquaintances, met new people, tried new things, and invested myself … Full Story

Collaboration

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By Joey Macellaro Our community came together in an exciting new way from Aug. 6-8, as we celebrated together at the first Ocean Beach Seafood and Music Fest. The event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Fire … Full Story

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Neighbors

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By Joey Macellaro Dick Kossoff was the first of six storytellers to speak on the theme “Our Youth,” at Ziggy’s Lot, Seaview’s outdoor supper club on the bay at G Street, on July 21. He shared with listeners the story … Full Story

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Look For the Helpers

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By Joey Macellaro It was 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, when Carol arrived on Long Island to file a missing-person report after a six-hour drive from Virginia. Her 19-yearold daughter’s suitcase had been turned over to the police after … Full Story

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Musical Notes

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By Joey Macellaro It’s music that first brought me to the beach many years ago. I was sent with a pianist to sing in the Protestant church here in Ocean Beach for a couple of Sundays – and, as fate … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area: Community

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By Joey Macellaro Growing up, I knew just about everyone on our suburban block. There were backyard barbecues and chats in the street and baskets of cookies shared during the holidays. Everyone celebrated milestones together, watched each other’s children grow, … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area

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“Graduation Season” By Joey Macellaro For the last decade or so, you could find me every May shaking the hands of those students about to graduate from my alma mater as they approached the stage to receive diplomas. As if … Full Story

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Season’s End

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Ocean Beach Area By Joey Macellaro “To everything there is a season,” it says in Ecclesiastes. “And a time to every purpose under heaven.” A season may last three months, or a week, or a year, or a decade. Seasons … Full Story

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Ocean Beach | Faith in Action

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Ocean Beach By Joey Macellaro Houses of worship on Fire Island face a unique set of challenges. Whether or not we live here year round, for the summer season, or for a few days, we Fire Islanders can have a … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area

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Art History By Joey Macellaro My art history classes in college provided a kind of relaxing respite from the business courses in which I spent most of my time. Visits to the Met were a welcome requirement, however I reeled … Full Story