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By Barbara Gaby Placilla While some people like it hot and others don’t, there was no denying that the summer of 2018 was in full swing. The weather was hot…

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Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla The old adage, “be careful what you wish for…” is so true. Some weeks I have to scrounge for news and then all of a sudden,…

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla There is always ] one issue that I call my “potpourri” column because it’s basically a little bit of this and a little bit of that.…

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla Hamlet said, “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” And that is exactly how I felt about the past month. Spring was a…

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Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla It was culture shock! When we left for Cuba to celebrate my husband Steve’s big 7-0, everything on Fire Island was one-dimensional black and white (if…

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Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla This is my first column for the summer of 2018. I have eight columns and 99 days to tell you all about this wonderful and unique…

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Placilla If you followed the rules of summer you may have done some or all of these things – you went for a bike ride, you read a…

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Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Placilla I think if August had a song it could be “We Are Family.”  If you were born after 1979, you may not remember this song written by…

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Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla August, the last month of summer, really crept up on us. It seems like Memorial Day was only yesterday and here we are entering the “home stretch.”…

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla July 4 is behind us, and summer is in full swing. The OBP FD annual barbeque was followed by what has become known as the “Fran…

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