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#fireisland ~ #whitetailwednesday

by FIN |

The #whitetailwednesday is largely used by game hunters, but this publication appropriated it as a protest against the policy of deer culling on within Fire Island National Seashore, and it resonated with our readership. The movement is in support coexistence and better alternatives.

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April Freely (1982-2021)

by Emma Boskovski |

April Freely passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2021. The decorated poet and essayist lived in New York City and committed her last few months of life to the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR).

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Fire Island Lighthouse Vandal Still at Large One Year Later

by FIN |

It was July 27, 2020, when the Fire Island Lighthouse was defaced with graffiti. Now over a year later, there have been other acts of vandalism, but none have matched the style of the original work and a culprit has yet to be caught. Other places that were damaged included graffiti at the public bathroom by the park entrance, an oil tank as well as the Carrington Tract – which like the lighthouse is historically landmarked.

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Remembering the Story to Save Fire Island

by Emma Boskovski |

Author of “Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses,” Christopher Verga, delivered a virtual lecture, hosted by Fire Island School Adult Education Program, on Thursday, July 15, giving those who tuned in a presentation about the fight for a national seashore.

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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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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.”