View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

            Well, this is it – our final column of 2020. People may be staying out later but we’re closing up sooner. Would this had been a Corvette rather than a Covid summer, but President Trump says President Xi had … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

  2020 just won’t let up. Virus, economic implosion, shark attacks and now a tropical storm, and it’s still only August. What’s next? Besides a canceled presidential election, I mean. In brief, it’s not a normal year, something not quite … Full Story

View Post

SALTAIRE SUMMERY

by Hugh O'Brien |

TAKING A CUE FROM James T. Kirk, the Saltaire Volunteer Fire Company boldly went where it had never gone before, except in response to sub-strand distress calls. Pandemics cast to the wind, the SVFC determined to show the flag, literally, … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery by Hugh O’Brien

by Hugh O'Brien |

OhmyGodthereareonlyfourissuesthisyearandcolumnscanbeonlybe500wordsandwedon’thavespacetoreporteverythingbutifwecramitallinlikethisit’llbeimpossibleforanyonetoread. According to the computer’s word count, that entire line constitutes one word, thereby proving the 500-word limit can be manipulated. But let’s play by the rules. Just as the paper’s been curtailed, so has our summer – or, as … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

There everyone was, enjoying the 90-degree heat and 90-percent humidity early Thursday evening, when suddenly we’re hit by 60 MPH winds, torrential rains, and topping it off, a blackout that lingered till Friday on West and Surf walks … only … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

Okay, we’re holding a get-together in honor of Dr. Bob Furey this Sunday, Aug. 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Saltaire Yacht Club. It’s a way for us to express our gratitude to and affection for Bob for his … Full Story

View Post

Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

Yes, it’s August, if your calendars haven’t combusted over the past couple of weeks. It’s cold comfort, but our recent heat wave chilled in comparison with some others – the highest temperatures ever recorded in western Europe (up to 108), … Full Story

View Post

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 … Full Story