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By Barbara Placilla If you followed the rules of summer you may have done some or all of these things – you went for a bike ride, you read a good book, you picnicked on the beach or on the … Full Story

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Placilla I think if August had a song it could be “We Are Family.”  If you were born after 1979, you may not remember this song written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers. It was sung by Sister … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla August, the last month of summer, really crept up on us. It seems like Memorial Day was only yesterday and here we are entering the “home stretch.” August is the month that harkens the last chance for … Full Story

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Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla July 4 is behind us, and summer is in full swing. The OBP FD annual barbeque was followed by what has become known as the “Fran Miller” Art Show, held annually at the Schooner Inn. If … Full Story

Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla June flew by, it’s now July and we have officially entered the dog days of summer. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “the phrase ‘Dog Days’ conjures up the hottest, most sultry days of summer.” The … Full Story

Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla When will we get some “real” beach weather seems to be on a lot of people’s minds these days. We are two thirds of the way through June and by the time this issue is published … Full Story

Ocean Bay Park

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla It’s June and we’re already on the second issue of the FI News. There’s a lot going on in OBP and I promise to report only “real news!” I filed the first column from Bermuda, where … Full Story

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By Barbara Placilla The summer season officially begins on Fire Island with the arrival of Memorial Day, when the first issue of the Fire Island News hits the stands. For all of the long-timers, it’s great to see you again, … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Placilla Fifty years ago, the Beach Boys wrote a song called “All Summer Long” and the lyrics “T-shirts, cut-offs, and a pair of thongs. We had fun all summer long” epitomize the summer of … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Gaby Placilla Everyone knows the signals that the end of summer is near. The proliferation of school supplies in the stores, the appearance of Christmas displays and merchandise in Costco… However, regardless of what’s happening … Full Story