“SORDID LIVES,” THE CLASSIC BLACK COMEDY ABOUT WHITE TRASH PLAYS CHERRY GROVE IN AUGUST
The Island Repertory Theatre Company in Cherry Grove will present SORDID LIVES, a black comedy about white trash by Del Shores at The Tides Playhouse, Ocean Walk, in Cherry Grove on August 1 thru 17. Fri-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 7 pm. Tickets: $30. Tickets: 631 597-9439
REVEREND DR. CHARLES EVERETT WHIPPLE September 22, 1913--February 20, 2009
Ron McKenna at the Pines Party 2005
Fire Island Pines Pioneer Ron McKenna Dies at 69
Jeanne Lieberman, publisher
Though I only met Ron McKenna a few times I was instantly impressed by his generosity of spirit as well as deed, his geniality and his good looks. I am shocked and saddened by his untimely death as are his many friends
Fire Island Pines lost one of its most tireless workers when Ron McKenna unexpectedly died late in the evening of July 14. McKenna had served as the president of the Fire Island Pines' Property Owner's Association (FIPPOA) and more recently had worked as community manager
please click on the obituary written by Fire Islander Steve Weinstein for the New York Blade:
photo credit: www.cherrygroveguys.com
William Silver, whose 1975 application for ordination in the United Presbyterian Church - the first by an openly gay man - set off a continuing debate in the church over admitting homosexuals into the ministry, died on May 26. He was 59
In Cherry Grove many remember him in this way:
Bill Silver - Recipient of a 2006 Community Service Award
Bill Silver founded the Cherry Grove Garden Club in 1995. The Garden Club sponsors community beautification projects, lectures and conservat6ion activities. It serves as a forum for sharing gardening knowledge and experience as well as swapping plants and cuttings. Each summer the club sponsors a Garden Tour during which Cherry Grove gardens are open for public viewing. The Garden Club makes Cherry Grove a better place both aesthetically and spiritually, and if not for the vision of Bill Silver, the Cherry Grove Garden Club would not exist.
In addition to his years of support for the Garden Club, Bill contributed to Cherry Grove by publishing "The Wild Cherry," an important monthly newsletter of community events that was posted door to door to the 200-plus houses located in Cherry Grove. He made an invaluable contribution to our community by keeping us informed about the cultural and social events that unite the Cherry Grove Community.
Bill was a longtime proud resident of 19th Street in Chelsea.
Bill was a very accomplished landscape artist who maintained a gallery at Jumping Jack's restaurant in the Grove over the past several years. Many people commissioned Bill to paint their house pictures and treasure the detailed portraits he painted.
I personally remember Bill as very funny and upbeat, even under adversity, and generous of spirit.
Bill "Violet" Silver will be missed by all whose lives he touched
a beautiful and touching tribute can be seen on the Cherry Grove Arts Project website http://www.artsprojectcherrygrove.org/Obituaries.html
MARCEL MARCEAU, FAMED FRENCH MIME, DIES AT 84
revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence
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Letters to the Editor :
Jeannie – just wanted to drop you a line to say 'what a great web site!'
and thanks for that little touch of Kismet in the middle of a long winter.
You may not recognize my name, but we've met at the Inn and at BVT
parties – we're in Abby & Sabrina's house, Trouble, on the East Lighhouse
beach block – we're friends with BVT, Chance, Cozy A, etc.
Thanks again, and keep it up! Hope to see you on FI again soon.
Hello, just want to drop a quick note to tell you that your publication is
by far the best reporting on Fire Island. It has style, it has class and it
has grace. Keep up the good work!
John L. Amityville/Cherry Grove NY
Dear Jeannie Lieberman,
I am Donna M. Schubert niece of my beloved Uncle Ronnie McKenna. I would just like to say thank you for the tribute in your paper. I was wondering if the family, my mother his sister Noreen Schubert and my fiancee Paul Rodriguez could submit a small thank you to the Community of Fire Island Pines. We did not get the chance to speak at his memorial service due to we were just overwhelmed with emotion. We would like to thank everyone in the Pines for their respects, love and honor to my Uncle.
Donna M. Schubert
Jeannie, my love.
It's a pleasure to hear from you, darling.
I'm in Florida. I live here now -- writing new songs and performing
It's always nice to receive your communications. Please keep those
cards and letters (and e-mails) coming.
Jeanne, You a truly a delight. With my not being able to attend this year again your articles are a ray of sunshine for me. I will be there hell, high water or hurricane, this next year, cause like Charity this coming year will be my 40th Anniversary of my 1st Miss Fire Island win '69. Thanks again. George Roth ; AKA Rita George Miss '69, M2 2000 !