Schneps Media Wins Top Accolades at NYPA Conference


Fire Island News took home an Honorable Mention at the 2023 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in the Business, Financial & Economic News Writing Category. It was one of the 49 won by Schneps Media, our new parent company whose newspapers and websites achieved 440 points during the contest, the highest rank of […]

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Peter Burke (1955-2023)

Freedom concept

With heavy hearts and fondest memories, we announce the passing of our dearly loved Peter Burke. Peter left us peacefully on November 19, 2023, in the loving company of his precious wife Sarah and his loyal 110 lb. puppy Boone, and no doubt Hitch the wandering orange tabby was in attendance somewhere nearby. Born in […]

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James “Jim” Tully (1938-2023)

Jim Tully

Longtime friend, business owner and family man of Davis Park, James (Jim) Tully was lost over the winter. He died at the age of 85 on December 12, 2023. Jim first started coming out to Davis Park as a child after his family moved to Patchogue from Queens. He spent many summer days playing volleyball […]

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Anastasia Ledwith (1966-2024)


Legendary DJ Anastasia Ledwith, lovingly known as Stacey, was the premier DJ in the Gay world. For the past 20 years she spun at the nightclub Cherry’s in   Cherry Grove.  She also spun for many annual Gay events around the country, including the White Party in Miami, the Asbury Park Lesbian Festival, The Dinah event […]

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Editor’s Window: New Beginnings

The girl frees the butterfly from  moment Concept of freedom

Dear Readers,   Welcome to the dawn of a new age for Fire Island News which has boldly transformed into Fire Island & Great South Bay News, under the new leadership of Schneps Media.   We emerge as a more powerful publication from this change in ownership. Is with great pride that we join such a […]

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Boat fire 5:25:24 Great River

Three men were rescued from a burning boat vessel that caught fire by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau as well as a good Samaritan on the scene. No injuries were were reported. Officers responded to the boat fire report on Saturday morning, May 25 at 9:43 a.m. to find a 2014 Rodma cruiser fully engulfed […]

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OUT SOUTH SHORE: Spring Returnees

Vintage Cherry Grove

The month of March is just about the time of year when the last few grains of sand have sifted from tote bags, wheeled luggage, and canvas shoes; travel items are put to alternate use, and in different locales, during winter’s months. Soon Cherry Grove homeowners begin to check the weekend weather reports, the Sayville […]

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Woman raising hands looking at the sky. Astrological wheel projection, choose a zodiac sign. Trust horoscope future predictions, consulting stars. Power of universe, astrology esoteric concept.

In 1967, the Summer of Love was a social happening and a profound catalyst for spiritual awakening. It emerged in San Francisco, drawing tens of thousands of hippies to Haight-Ashbury to listen to rock music, rally against the establishment, and embody free love and self-expression. This love-in was more than a rebellion; it was a […]

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Cake or Pie? With Elin Hildebrand

Cake or Pie Elin Hildebrand

Famously dubbed the Queen of Beach Reads by New York Magazine, #1 New York Times best-selling author Elin Hildebrand may have transported more people to the beautiful beaches of Nantucket than Cape Air and the Hyannis ferry boats combined. With her June release, fittingly titled “Swan Song,” she is concluding a 24-year run of novels […]

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The Gateway’s “Rock of Ages” Will Rock Your World!

“Rock of Ages” at The Gateway

If you’re looking for a fun night out where you can rock out and let your hair down, look no further than The Gateway Playhouse. Their 75th season jump starts with a high-voltage production of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical “Rock of Ages.” This Broadway musical, with the book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and […]

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