On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report

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On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello all, and happy Summer Solstice! We brought in the new season and the longest day of the year with beautifully sunny skies and extra daylight on a Monday, everyone’s least favorite day of the week. Coincidentally, June’s Strawberry full moon occurred on the same night, an extremely rare … Full Story

On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report

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On Island Time – The Ocean Beach Report By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Hello, all, and welcome to your Ocean Beach report! If you are reading this, it means you survived Memorial Day, our tumultuous unofficial start of the season. Unlike last year’s overcast skies, this year’s weather was perfect for the festivities, sunny in the 70s all weekend, and with a … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH: On Island Time

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OCEAN BEACH: On Island Time By Samantha Sigelakis-Minski Welcome back to Ocean Beach, friends! I am here to introduce you to your new source of all things related to the OB community for the 2016 summer season. Here is a place to kick back your feet, catch some rays, and read all about it on your time – on island … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA – Only Footprints

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OCEAN BEACH AREA – Only Footprints By Patrick and Theresa Macri Well it’s the home stretch for us. As a popular Grateful Dead song lyric states, “Summer flies and August dies,” we find ourselves here at our second to the last article. We have a couple of notable events coming up that we didn’t want you to miss and then … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints”

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OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints” Theresa and Patrick Macri Well, August is definitely upon us as the first real heat wave hit Ocean Beach with temperatures exceeding the 90-degree mark for five days in a row. Beachgoers were delighted but it put extra pressure on the OB lifeguards to protect the throngs of people seeking relief in the water. “The … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH: Only Footprints

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OCEAN BEACH: Only Footprints By Theresa and Patrick Macri This column is being written on the end of a perfect week, the weather has been warm, but much less humid than you might expect. It is also also the end of the “middle month,” and we all know that with the coming of August, the last run of summer 2015 … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA: Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri There was a lot happening over the July 4th weekend, most notably the annual Children’s Parade and the OBFD Picnic on the ball field. Over 80 floats were entered in this year’s event and the town parade route was packed with smiling supporters. Our good friends from the Bay Shore Fire Department marching band led … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri Summer meteorologically started on June 21, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature! It’s been cooler than normal with temperatures expected to stay in the 70s for the July 4 weekend and beyond. For the first time in the past 10 years, we haven’t had a late June heat wave exceeding 90 degrees. Not great … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA: Only Footprints

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By Theresa and Patrick Macri Well here we are with our third column of the season already — can’t believe we are more than halfway through June! The weather is finally doing its part to make us feel like summer, and things in and about town are heating up as well. Besides the weather, the heated race for the VOB … Full Story

Only Footprints – The Ocean Beach Community Report

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By Patrick and Theresa Macri With Memorial Day in the books, the start of summer season 2015 is officially underway. With the full array of businesses open, the returning summer masses donned beach attire and flip flops, and ignored the sometimes chilly and breezy conditions. Yes, Mother Nature’s unpredictable persona caused many to stay off the beaches early in the … Full Story