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By Barbara Gaby Placilla The party’s over – seems like Memorial Day was yesterday, and here we are on the cusp of Labor Day and there is still so much more to talk about in Ocean Bay Park. The annual Ocean Bay Park Community Fair was held at the Schooner Inn on Aug. 10. Working together we all rocked it … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla I just love the color of August. It’s predominantly purple and orange – the purple of the vitex and the orange trumpet vines that echo the Monarch butterflies, which are back on Fire Island. It’s been wonderful to see them out in all their orange glory. So when I learned that the Seaview “Butterfly Lady,” aka … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla As Bob Marley sang, “Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” Summer is in full swing in Ocean Bay Park and it seems like everyone’s dancing to some beat – real or imagined. Despite the crippling heat wave we endured, for what seemed like an eternity, the parties kept coming … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla We are just about at the midpoint of summer 2019, with approximately 70 days left, which is hard to believe. Seems like Memorial Day was just last week! And there is so much going on in and around Ocean Bay Park, it’s difficult to report it all.   There’s a new kid in town, I’m glad … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Wow, July 4th! Can you believe it? Why it that the older we get the faster time seems to go? Steve and I “got out of Dodge” for a week so that I could celebrate a really big birthday and quietly sulk that I was getting older but still waiting for the “getting better” part, if … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla I got up early on Saturday so I could catch the kids’ softball game and found only the coaches, Huron Street’s Chas Kingsley and Crescent Street’s Jim Aug, discussing the upcoming season. Where was everyone? At first I thought I was late, and asked them what time the game started since I obviously hadn’t “read the … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Finally, June is busting out all over! The month of May was one of the wettest in recent memory with some rain on 20 of the 31 days. This was either good for the garden or not, depending upon what, when or if you plant. Unlike past years, when it has invariably rained (which never stopped … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla No matter how long it’s been since the last column, it’s easy to pick up where we left off in Ocean Bay Park. Labor Day, the end of summer 2018 has come and gone. The day that all the locals wait for, Tumbleweed Tuesday, is the beginning of the off-season for us. Those of us who … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Please don’t shoot  the messenger; I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Labor Day is here already and you know what that means. The days have started getting shorter, the three words we all hated when we were kids, “back to school,” are a reality and the ferry schedule is changing. But look on … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla August is marching towards Labor Day, and on the way to that often dreaded date, we’ve been treated to pods of dolphins, the purple of the vitex and the return of the Monarch butterflies. There has been a frenzy of activity as residents, visitors and business owners try to pack in as much summer as they … Full Story