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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

It’s a bit late, but we’d be remiss in our patriotic duty were we not to pause and take reverent note of the just-passed Independence Day. It’s important to do so. Too often we become so enmired in the partisan politics of the day, the accusations and investigations, that we lose sight of all this special nation stands for, the … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien Once this issue hits the streets, the first thing you’ll do is bend over and pick it up, since no true Saltairian ever litters the boardwalks; true Saltairians throw their litter in the bushes off the boardwalks. Anyway, when you pick it up it’ll be on or about the official start of real summer, and veteran readers … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien We’re caught in that annual lull between the Memorial Day hordes and the summer crush, when a lot of people, having sated their wintertime pangs to visit the place again, return to minding mundane mainland minutiae before turning their attention back to the weekend island trek. So we have time to recap some more bits and pieces … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien Hi there, and welcome to the latest addition to Saltaire’s never-ending, ever-spending roster of civic improvements. This year, it’s reached right into the heart of civic-ness, and unless you veer left or right on Bay when you trundle off the dock, it’s one you neither can, nor will want to, miss. You can’t spell “Village Hall” without … Full Story

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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, … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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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: … Full Story

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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. … Full Story

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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, … Full Story