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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  Oh, so, now, suddenly, you realize the month is running out – now, after it’s almost too late. Time to make hay in these last two weeks of summer 2016. To aid you in that quest, the following…. This Saturday, Aug. 27, the sandcastle contest, the final SCAA foray of the summer (though not of …

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien SOCCER! We can’t proceed without acknowledging and handing down the details of Ralph Perlberger’s 18th Annual Saltaire Soccer Cup. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sun., Aug. 14, 2016. WHERE: The Field on Broadway. Well, it’s actually just off to the east side of Broadway, but you get the drift. REGISTATION: Saturday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. That’s …

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  The events of the past week are nothing if not depressingly Orwellian, straight out of Oceania’s Ministry of Truth: history discarded and rewritten, duckspeak from intellectual heavyweights like Scott Baio, and of course the requisite Two-Minutes Hate, stretched to four days: a trumped-up future by way of 1933. A staunch Republican, formerly associated with this …