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By Barbara Gaby Placilla While some people like it hot and others don’t, there was no denying that the summer of 2018 was in full swing. The weather was hot and sunny and all of a sudden it seemed like … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla The old adage, “be careful what you wish for…” is so true. Some weeks I have to scrounge for news and then all of a sudden, there is so much to report it’s hard to fit … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla There is always ] one issue that I call my “potpourri” column because it’s basically a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Usually it occurs in mid-summer, during the dog days when … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla Hamlet said, “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” And that is exactly how I felt about the past month. Spring was a non-event, the town seemed deserted and what about summer? When … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla It was culture shock! When we left for Cuba to celebrate my husband Steve’s big 7-0, everything on Fire Island was one-dimensional black and white (if an island could be that color). I felt like Dorothy … Full Story

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By Barbara Gaby Placilla This is my first column for the summer of 2018. I have eight columns and 99 days to tell you all about this wonderful and unique Fire Island town, Ocean Bay Park. For some, it will … Full Story

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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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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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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