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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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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 … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien AUGUST! Okay, sorry to rub it in. First things first: This Saturday, Aug. 5, comes the annual Music & Arts Festival. Truth be told it’s a bit uncertain what its formal title is these days, but the posters across town say M&A, with the day divided, with considerable gall, into three parts. From 10 a.m. … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brian Here we are, bearing down on midsummer already. That’s how it always is, isn’t it? Barely get started and before you know it it’s time to leave. Well, not quite yet. Lots to come, so let’s make some notes…. First on the parade is the SCA’s House and Garden Tour, this Saturday, July 22. The … Full Story

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, the Fourth of July is behind us now, or will be by the time this paper hits the stands and fans. Dealing with a Fourth that falls in the middle of the week has its advantages, mainly giving everyone a long, and in some instances lost, weekend, but it can be a complicating factor in other … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien Hi there! By the time you see this it’ll  be June 23 at the earliest, most likely a little later than that, so you know what that means – the days are getting shorter. Ah, yes, the annual paradox of Saltaire vs. the Solar System: just as everyone gets revved up for summer, suddenly the sun starts … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, it’s official. The season, if not quite yet the technical summer, of ’17 has begun. In Saltaire that meant the Club’s formal opening, the first large-scale dash to the market, the SVFC’s unadvertised Pancake Breakfast, the opening kickoff of softball (to mix sports metaphors), the Village elections and the sudden streaming of light from windows hitherto … Full Story

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By Hugh O’Brien I’d be remiss if I didn’t begin the first column of 2017 with a report on Saltaire’s latest attraction, the swimming raccoon. The other week I got off the 8:10 p.m. ferry and was greeted by Andrew Hoffman with the news that I had just missed his (the raccoon’s, not Andrew’s) latest exploit. Apparently a few minutes … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  Well, for a while the summer heat broke and the cooler breezes heralding the approach of autumn descended, before the heat made a final, defiant comeback. That golden fall hue (as it were) has made its first appearance, and the sun is creeping southward nearer and nearer the ocean, before reverting to its northerly journey … Full Story