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Fire Island Musician Gene The Machine 1961-2012 RIP.

Fire Island Musician Gene The Machine 1961-2012 RIP.

Gene The Machine you will be missed! The talented and always entertaining Eugene J. Demers, Jr. or as many Fire Islanders called him, “Gene The Machine” has left this world way to early but not without sharing some amazing music and great memories. If you are one of the lucky ones who got to listen […]

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Fire Island Pines Fire

Fire Island Pines Fire

A significant and fast moving fire erupted damaging parts the Fire Island Pines commercial district as well as at least one private residence. Late in the evening on Monday, November 14, 2011 20 fire departments were called to support the Fire Island Pines Fire Department. According to early reports the Fire destroyed numerous landmark buildings […]

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Calm After The Storm – Hurricane Irene

Calm After The Storm – Hurricane Irene

Calm After The Storm Eva Winifred It was business as usual for much of Fire Island on Tuesday afternoon, just two days after Hurricane Irene pelted the barrier island with up to 70mph winds and far higher than normal tides. LIPA restored power to the island on Monday and local town authorities worked through the […]

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Hurricane Irene Aftermath & Photos

Hurricane Irene Aftermath & Photos

Hurricane Irene Aftermath Fire Island, New York. Monday, August 29, 2011. Officials assess Damage on Fire Island. Suffolk county officials have visited Fire Island to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irene. The report corroborates resident’s accounts that we have been publishing on the Fire Island Facebook page and on FireIsland.com for the past few […]

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House with a Name – A Fire Island Tradition

House with a Name – A Fire Island Tradition

If you have been to Fire Island you probably noticed many of the homes have names. Whether they are obscure, humorous, clever or ironic, they are all interesting. There are houses named after owners, a favorite song or just something to bring out that summer feeling. One of my favorites is “Open Your Heart” owned […]

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Happy Hour In Ocean Beach

Happy Hour In Ocean Beach

Popular Happy Hour Appetizers of Ocean Beach, Fire Island By Danielle W & Chef. Trevor If you’re planning to set sail and head to the beaches of Fire Island don’t expect to get paradise at a cheap price. However, if you live in the daily bump and grind that is New York City, an island […]

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