Category Archives: Fire Island

Video: Gay Fire Island Couple Marries After 58 Years Together

Nearly everyone in Cherry Grove, N.Y., turned out for Robert Scherffius and Victor Alfieri’s wedding on the beach on Saturday, Sept. 17. Scherffius and Alfieri, who met in New York City 58 years ago, are among the five same-sex and … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: End of an Era

Hurricane Irene certainly made her presence known on Fire Island last weekend, but she could not spoil the unofficial last days of season for those who are fortunate enough to summer on the beach. This past weekend also marked the … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: All About Ascension!

Started writing at 9:12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, while listening to the rain and thunder from inside Ocean Beach and reading Tweets about the increasingly likely downfall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It’s another rainy Sunday night here in … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: Cherry Grove Welcomes FIBO

Started writing at 8:24 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, while cooking dinner in Ocean Beach. The torrential rains that inundated the area throughout the day have finally relented—at least temporarily, but I remain sore after slipping and nearly falling into … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: From Gillibrand to the Concerned Women of the Grove

Started writing at 4:42 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, as the bus on which I am traveling to Boston passed Exit 72 on Interstate 84 in northeast Connecticut. Aside from the fight that suddenly broke out at High Tea in … Continue reading

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Video: Thunderstorms Brush Fire Island

It was certainly a dramatic early evening on Fire Island on Monday, Aug. 1, as a series of thunderstorms brushed the beach. A downpour drenched Fire Island earlier in the afternoon–dark clouds were quickly gathering as I was walking back … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: A Magical Night in the Pines

Started writing at 8:49 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, after dinner at the cottage in Ocean Beach. Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride? Well I was able to finally pretend to be one at the Pines Party in Fire … Continue reading

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