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Road Work on One Mile Stretch of Saltaire’s Lighthouse Promenade Worries Year-Round Residents

Posted on September 25, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Summer is now over, and the approximately 400 year-round residents of Fire Island have their sights set on the rest of the year. Part of the community’s off-season happenings includes road work in the Village of Salatire. The work is being done on a nearly one mile stretch of Lighthouse Promenade, a main stretch of […]

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Sites For ‘Glamping’ Now Available on Fire Island’s Watch Hill

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Glamping, or glamorous camping, offers the best of both worlds of the modern amenities we’re used to and the beautiful landscape of the great outdoors. Fire Island has joined in on this popular vacation pastime, offering Glamping on Watch Hill, which is the only federally designated wilderness in New York State. LoveFINS, operated by husband […]

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Fire Island Hosts 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby wrapped earlier this month, offering some friendly competition amongst Fire Island kids aged 7-14 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of fishing were welcomed, from those who were fishing for the first time to experienced fishers. It was a day full of fun, family and friends […]

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Pedicab Service Now Available on Fire Island

Posted on August 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

A new pedicab service has launched on Fire Island, taking passengers from Robert Moses State Park, past the Fire Island Lighthouse to Kismet. The owner of Fire Island Pedicab, Justin Galbraith, operates a bicycle pedicab with power assist between the two places to fill a void he believes has been needed for some time. For […]

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Study Shows Piping Clover Population on Fire Island has Doubled Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage to Fire Island and its surrounding areas, but it proved to help piping clovers tremendously. Since the superstorm hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, the piping clover population on Fire Island’s barrier island has nearly doubled, according to a study published in Ecosphere. “Hurricane Sandy was […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Closed to the Public for 3 Weeks for Structural Testing

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The Fire Island Lighthouse was closed for 3 weeks this month, starting on June 3, to undergo structural testing to figure out the source of damage to the facility such as the deterioration of the exterior coating of the building and the high moisture problem inside the building. The $414,000 project involved the closing of […]

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Fire Island Summer Travel Guide

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Each summer season, thousands of vacationers head to Fire Island, New York for rest, relaxation and fun. There aren’t many vacation destinations on the east coast more popular than Fire Island. You can choose to spend your days with your feet in the sand, enjoying cocktails or reading a book on the comfort of your own […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Hosts Annual Horseshoe Crab Education at Fire Island Lighthouse

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Earlier this month, families gathered at Fire Island Lighthouse for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society’s annual Horseshoe Crab Program. Everyone from adults, parents and children, park rangers and volunteers attended this yearly event on May 18, which included an art contest for all ages, horseshoe crabs for attendees to interact with as well as […]

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Fire Island’s Bay Walk Bungalow gets Renovation from Rodman Paul Architects

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Rodman Paul Architects has taken on a beautiful renovation project of a bungalow in Fire Island’s Bay Walk neighborhood in Fire Island Pines. 248 Bay Walk features sprawling views of the Great South Bay, along with a wooden deck, pool, outdoor shower and hot tub. The New York City-based Rodman Paul Architects made it their […]

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Fire Island’s Woodhull Elementary School Students Participate in New York State’s “Pick A Reading Partner” Program

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island’s Woodhill Elementary School students participated in New York State’s “Pick a Reading Partner Program” during the month of March, which encourages reading through reading themed events and activities. This year’s theme for the annual event was “Reader’s Reef.” The “Pick a Reading Partner” program promotes reading by highlighting students’ logged reading hours and […]

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