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Saltaire Season’s End Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien The heat and humidity finally broke to tolerable levels, and that golden autumnal hue [sic] has appeared, both divine signs telling us summer’s sadly winding down and it’s time for us to do likewise. Of course, we’ll linger a while through much of the fall, but by October most folks will be AWOL from this barrier isle, …

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Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Safety, Storms and Soccer Cups By Hugh O’Brien We’re gonna get started on a serious note this time because we have your safety in mind and you’ll listen if we have to beat it into you. No, really, there’ve been lots of bicycle-related issues this summer that have gotten a little out of hand, and late in the season …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery: August! By Hugh O’Brien My word, it seems only a month ago that Mario was busy sending out messages on coming weekend events. Come to think of it, he still is. Even so, as usual, it feels as though we’ve hardly begun and already the finish is in sight. But also as usual, we’re jamming in as many …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Dr. Bob told me an Independence Day story the other week, and it makes for a good (if now belated) holiday quiz. Bob informed me that every July 4, Father Richard – we’re very chummy in this town, no last names or anything – hoists the flags of the five nations (or their successor states: …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien I can’t beat Mario’s heartfelt greeting in last weekend’s email from the Village, the one about those “hordes of people arriving on the shores of Saltaire driving us crazy…oh wait, that’s you guys… um I mean, we’re so happy you’re finally here to get the summer rolling,” so we’ll simply say, “Hmm,” and move on. …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Hey, what’s with the hot, sunny weather all of a sudden? You’d think it was summer already, which it will be when you see this, but it isn’t when I write it, in the dwindling days of spring, which was more like fall, which was really an extended winter. Well, you know how it is, …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien As I write this it’s June 1, the 227th anniversary of President James Buchanan’s birth, and you all know what that means. Okay, well, actually it doesn’t mean anything, unless it portends that another civil war is on its way, or that they’re popping celebratory corks in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For us, it means, first, that …

Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Well, that was some winter we’re still having. This is why it seems like such a short time since everyone closed up – the weather hasn’t evolved with the seasons and now everything is open again already. But nicer weather is at long last on the way, the market and club are cautiously creaking open …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  Eclipse? Big deal. We had a Centennial. There’s a better eclipse in just seven years. But there’s only one Saltaire hundredth anniversary. Well, okay, actually there were maybe four or five, but only one marking our incorporation, and this was it. And a great day it was. The proceedings kicked off with a talk by …

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Saltaire

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Well, that was quite a fireworks display on the 5th, wasn’t it? At any rate it extended the fun of the Music & Arts Festival to a new pastime next day, you know, kind of a treasure hunt, spotting and picking up pieces of burnt Grucci cardboard left over from the previous evening’s wind-driven, barge-borne …