OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Pacilla We finished up the month of May with a flurry of activity. Steve and I were in Europe for several weeks, cruising through Scandinavia up to St. Petersburg, and the weather could not have been better. Only when we stayed in Amsterdam did we get a taste of what our friends back on … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Pacilla Welcome back and rest assured we “winter folk” took good care of Ocean Bay Park while you were gone. Although there are only 20 or so of us who reside in OBP year round, there’s news to report, some happy and some sad. But then, that’s the circle of life regardless of whether … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Placilla “The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea. It lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me.” That Frank Sinatra song, with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mayer and Hans Bradke, is so evocative of the August we have been blessed with this summer. Every August for more … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Baby Placilla The Pines is not the only community that has an “invasion.” Ocean Bay Park has its own annual invasion, too. Unlike the Pines’ annual July 4th event of creatively dressed partiers arriving by flotilla, the OBP invasion lasts a week. It starts in late July when members of the Byrnes/Donohue/ Kavanaugh/ Yevola (I … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Placilla Where did July go? It seems like just yesterday it was Memorial Day and here we are in August! The summer is flying by way too quickly but the weather has been glorious and the activity in Ocean Bay Park non-stop. On Friday, July 17, a contingent from OBP FD and Auxiliary assisted … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Thursday, July 2, around 2:15 p.m., the fire alarm sounded loud and long. It seemed to go on forever and I thought that it might be malfunctioning. Then my husband’s plectron (firefighter’s radio) went off and I heard that there was a “working structure fire at the Fire Island Resort & Hotel.” The staff house, where … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Summer is officially here and the pace is picking up in Ocean Bay Park. The summer party season was kicked off with a surprise birthday party for Adrienne Ratuszny, given by Erin Flynn, Jill Gibbs and Fran Lobo, on Saturday, June 20. The party, which was an eclectic mix of OBP’ers, was held at Fran and … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla The assembled crowd at Hurricanes, in the Fire Island Hotel, witnessed history being made on June 6, 2015. And in case you were on another planet, that was the day that American Pharoah won the Triple Crown. It was also the day that the Harris-Byrnes team or the Supples did not win any of the pools, … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK – ISSUE 2 – May 31, 2015

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by Barbara Placilla The annual Ocean Bay Park FD Auxiliary Plant Sale was held on Saturday, May 17. This fundraising event held the weekend before Memorial Day, follows the FD Spaghetti Dinner and signals the start of the season for many of the homeowners anxious to throw off the last vestiges of winter. At 9 am a crowd gathers in … Full Story

Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Welcome back to all my old friends and the new ones I hope to make. It’s a new season, a new column and over the course of the summer we’ll all get to know Ocean Bay Park and each other better. We ended the 2014 season with our annual Trick or Treat parade, led by Association … Full Story