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

Saltaire Summery

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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

Saltaire Summery

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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

Saltaire Summery

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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 … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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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 … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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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 … Full Story

SALTAIRE SUMMERY

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SALTAIRE SUMMERY By Hugh O’Brien It’s July! Summer is at its height, the days are hot, sunny and languorous except when they’re not, and everyone’s out enjoying their favorite summer pastimes – swimming, sailing, sunning, outdoor dining, outdoor tennis, outdoor stand-up paddleboard clinics – so with everything in full swing, it falls to a spoilsport correspondent to introduce a discordant … Full Story

SALTAIRE SUMMERY

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SALTAIRE SUMMERY by Hugh O’Brien WELCOME TO SALTAIRE! Our community is the westernmost but one (Kismet) on Fire Island, about a mile and a half from the Lighthouse. Running east to west, it occupies the second longest stretch of beach on the island (exceeded only by Fire Island Pines) but the widest portion, nearly half a mile from bay to … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien We’ve got a special issue of the News coming out next week (Issue 4 on the Fourth of July Weekend) so this’ll be our last chance to catch up on or anticipate news until Issue 5, by which point many of us will be buying Christmas presents. Fast season. So, here it goes…. Well, the … Full Story