“You are a candle that cannot be extinguished. You have a power, you are important, you have a purpose, take care of yourself,” said Rabbi Shimon Stillerman of Chabad of Islip. “If you’re here, it means you have something special you need to do, that only you can do. You can be a light to help somebody else. You need to take that light, nourish it, add it in, every single day…to help another person, and do your purpose in the world.”
Then there is the mid-afternoon lull, after the ferry has taken most of the workers away, but before the families start coming in – and this particular lull happens to be populated by men – save the barmaid and this writer.
However, lately I find writing that to do list feels almost insurmountable. A slew of guilt-ridden thoughts follow, for what I know, even as I write it, that most will likely not get done.
“We dispatched our resources and worked throughout the weekend side-by-side with PSEG-LI crews to get power back on for our residents, and to ensure our roadways were open to first responders in the event of an emergency. Currently all debris has been removed and our roadways are open. We thank our residents for their patience and understanding as we worked through the cleanup,” said DPW Commissioner, Tom Owens.
The ceremony became a venerable who’s who of Fire Island School District alumni who became lifetime friends as they pursued different paths.
Long Islanders are getting a rare chance to attend a special viewing of Joseph Sikorski’s, “Invisible Threads, From Wireless to War,” which follows his 2015 documentary “Tower to the People,” which will be screened at Lessing’s Bourne Mansion in Oakdale on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The screening will benefit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe and the Long Island Radio & TV Historical Society(LIRTVHS).
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.
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie were native children born and raised across the bay on South Shore Long Island. They are two of our own and perhaps this explains part of why Long Islanders can’t get enough of this real life melodrama. However their story has gone viral across the nation and around the world as well – and we consumed every bit of it.
Now, 17 years after founding this enterprise, The Palms Hotel and CJ’s Restaurant and Bar are up for sale. “We feel that we have fulfilled our vision of The Palms and nurtured its development,” Laura stated. “We assembled property as they became available to create a well-rounded experience and we feel that it is time to pass the baton to another entity.”
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.