KEEPIN’ KOOL IN KISMET
renters in Kismet – the ‘Oolies!!!
cope with the heat – Dean, Licari
INCOMING!!! As the
hordes of DT’s (day trippers) arrive.
“Where’s the beach?” they pant, hot from the mainland. Go to the beach –
know anyone? Try to get a drink from your favorite bartender? He’s too busy. Bike down the streets? Fageddaboutit!
Watching the ferries
The Out’s Dennis is happy “We are doing what we planned, we are bringing in new
people from Islip, Bayshore, on boats, the weekly renters plus the walk-ins
- good for business” (but for the town?
To accommodate the
weekly/weekend renters who pay off the mortgages we should have
NEW RULES FOR THE
SUBSTITUTE PEOPLE: ’Curb Your kids, leashes optional but not required (yet)” kids
like gnats flying off house ramps onto street on those little skateboards –
squadrons of them taking over – knocked CA’s Myna down.
CELL Phones: do not
stand in middle of street screaming “Yeah – its great – no cars, c’mon over…(Oy! More)
MUZZLE YOUR DOGS –
yes, they want to establish their presence with existing dogs and challenge to
a bark fest – Muzzle’em!
DO NOT STEAL OUR
BIKES They are our “cars” and penalties for theft
should match mainland – exile them in chains
NOISE POLLUTION –
this should be a nice QUIET town. Competing Bands Blasting
through the night are OK – not OK: Kids
screeching, screaming whining or the practice of Loud Oratory (this goes for parents,
POLITICOS AT OUT; On a hot steamy Sunday a meet and greet fundraiser by the
Nolan Reform Team arrived here at an invitation only event to listen to Fire Island residents. Tom Licari helped to spread
word in Kismet that Supervisor Nolan would be in town and was looking to hear
from them. Supervisor Phil
Nolan - seeking re-election for Islip Town Supervisor.- the Kismet go-to
guy - Installed sidewalks throughout Fire Island, restored over 1 million
cubic feet of sand to the Fire Island shoreline, instituted an over-sand
vehicle permit program and meets regularly with FI A leaders. Also seeking
election or re-election are Renee Ortiz for Islip Town Council, Ginny Fields for Islip
Town Clerk, Councilman Gene Parrington,
and for Islip
Receiver of Taxes. These people can help us. To learn ore about the candidates
see related article in FireislandSun.com
FIA SUMMER MEETING KCA president, Marsha Hunter, reports
that the meeting was held on July 30 in Ocean Beach,
hosted by Mayor James Mallot and OBA President, Edith Charlton. The new
president of the FIA, Suzy Goldhirsch, could not attend due to surgery, but the
Executive Officers of the FIA: Bob Spencer, (Davis Park), Hugh
O'Brien (Saltaire), John Lund (Davis Park) and Marsha Hunter
(Kismet) were on hand to conduct the meeting. Chris Soller, Supervisor of
the FINS emphasized a working partnership with the Fire
Island communities. Speakers were: Islip Town Supervisor,
Phil Nolan; Suffolk County Treasurer, Angie Carpenter, Captain John Hanley,
Executive CEO of the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau; and Joe Vietri
of the Army Corps, Chuck Bowman of Land Use, and Mario Posillico, who addressed
the FIMP and the Programmatic Environmental Impact Study on long term sand
nourishment being undertaken by FINS with the Erosion Control
Districts of participating Fire Island communities. Special thanks
were given to Jerry Stoddard, Director Emeritus, who recently concluded just under 25 years of service as President of the FIA.
The Party Line: Happy
BD & Bon Voyage to the beautiful Bryanna, who, though spawned of two
attractive parents emerged with an exotic look all her own – graced the beach party
thrown by adoring parents Lou & Patti Romanzi as she gathered with her friends
(and most of the KFDA, MM’s, Seabay Heights hoi polloi – even visiting
dignitary “Doc” Mike O’H to watch his son work), to feast on teen oriented Out
delicacies (like sliders) at the end of a perfect beach day. Mom Patti, prone
to tears at the very mention of “empty nest syndrome” looked around at one
point and said “this doesn’t suck”. Bryanna off to college in Ft.Lauderdale and
already on the Rowing team (what’s with that rowing, Mallory W, Loren L, et al
are all doing it – what happened to table tennis or whiffle ball. Bryanna looked radiant as she biked her boyfriend to the ferry later that night. The MM’s celebrated
someone’s birthday I don’t think even they remember, plus Debbie & Eddie’s
twins – with the emphasis on the word “merry”.
CITINGS The Out’s Dapper Dennis with the toothy grin has day job - construction
-– he worked underground in NYC last week “modification on a fan chamber in the
New York subway” –““I need the money” Hey Dennis, we’re drinking as fast as we
Jeanine’s hubby, Cole son-in-law, started training for a surfing tournament in
6-8 weeks – bitten by his surfboard – a long deep gash in his leg – will be out
of commission for weeks – speedy recovery Matt
luckier -after her awful accident on the way to the ferry when “the sidewalk came
up to meet me” and she fell face down on the pavement – fortunately some
cosmetic dental repair, no stitches, but a swollen lower lip that actually
looks a little sexy! All around girl hero, Jo Bellinzoni, Inn waitress, first
responder to dock accident using EMT training she learned in her 6 years as a
Life Guard. You go, Girl. Jill had to take her tables. Artie G confided in me
his awareness of all the space the Kron keeps giving him. We can’t help it
Artie, some personalities just inspire us.
Happy BD to Kismet Octogenarian
Bob Freiberg – won’t give it away – just keep truckin’. Condolences to Joe & Joanie McK on the passing
of Joe’s father this past weekend.
Yes, we have them again! Annual Henry Gates Clam Shucking Contest and Charity Tennis Clinic
for West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Aug 9th
at Out. Maggie Fisher memorial Swim from lighthouse to Brightwaters
Friday 9AM Aug 5. Duck Races Aug 14.
ENDQUOTE: Sign outside the INN:
we’ve been serving alcohol since 1935. Come join the tradition.
And that’s Kismet!!!
Tip your bartender
– specially when they’re this cute
something for the author
How cuTe are they : Happy Birthday
One provided the movies – the other stuck with it
The essence of
Kismet – my bicycle seat