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Catching the Green Flash

by FIN |

Green flash’s are the real deal! “It’s not an illusion, it’s an actual physical thing,” explains U.C. Berkeley Physicist Athena Gordon. “ The right temperature in both the water and the air can create the perfect atmosphere for the flash.”

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Interview: Peter Greenberg

by FIN |

Well travel is all about the process so if you can navigate the 32 miles of Fire Island, you can do anything you want. You learn all sorts of laws about physics, time, distance, inertia, people’s personality, you’ll find it all throughout Fire Island. Whether you’re walking, biking, running on the beach or swimming, what a great way to grow up. And yes, I did deliver the Fire Island News all over Fire Island either by hand or by boat and it was an experience I’ll never forget.

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Letter to the Editor: July 16, 2021

by FIN |

Taking action in the name of safety is usually a good thing, except when there’s a bit of “overreach” involved (“Border Crisis: Seaview ‘Safety Program’ Sparks Controversy Among its Fire Island Neighbors”, July 2). The Seaview Association seems to be doing just that.

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#FireIsland: “Morning Has Broken”

by FIN |

It used to be that, as a musician, I’d do my most focused writing and practicing when nobody needed anything from me, before the crack of dawn. Strong coffee and something personally important to do were all that was required. Now I just want to photograph the sunrise.

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Atlantique Marina Update

by FIN |

Atlantique Marina has officially been under new ownership since March and long-time boaters are already seeing a difference in maintenance, slip prices and more.

Strong’s Marina & Water Club and Al Grovers High & Dry Marina have joined forces and have leased Atlantique operations after the Town of Islip unexpectedly relinquished control last summer.

After initial shock and apprehension from boaters concerned with slip price markups, a new docking reservation system and non-Islip residents accessing the marina, the new manager of Atlantique, Sean Ryan of Strong’s & Grovers, has done well to assure boaters that the marina will remain a family-friendly place for generations to come.

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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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Juan Manuel Palazon Villarreal (1959-2021)

by FIN |

Juan’s easygoing nature and effortless charm made him an easy fit in just about any setting. On an afternoon in the summer of 1998, while accompanying Ariadne to Fire Island Pines (where she was producing a dance event), Juan was taken by the island’s natural beauty. The couple bought a summer home there and quickly assimilated themselves into their new surroundings. Over the years, Juan and Ariadne would tirelessly lend their talents and become instrumental in growing many of the philanthropic fundraising events held annually in the fabled beach community.

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Daniel “Danny Boy” Salmon (1957-2021)

by Emma Boskovski |

Daniel “Danny Boy” Solomon strived to grow his Fire Island tree-trimming business over three decades and succeeded to become a Seaview household name. His sudden heart attack and passing on Jan. 30, 2021, came as a shock to his loved ones and those he serviced in Seaview, Ocean Bay Park and Ocean Beach, as their clientele relationship quickly became a friendship.