2017-07-27 / Columnists

Babylon News & Muse

•Save the Great South Bay is hosting a fundraiser Sat., July 29, 4 to 9 p.m. at Flynn’s Fire Island, with Blue Point Brewery, “A Toast to the Bay.” This will be a beer blast concert for The Great South Bay. Blue Point Brewery will be serving a special beer for Save the Great South Bay, “Drink the Bay Clean,” where a portion of the proceeds will go to support the organization’s mission. It is an India Pale Lager, floral, with a bite, and meant for hot weather. The beer fest kicks off at 4 p.m.

Additional beers will be available, and admission is $30, which includes two hours of beer sampling and a pig roast BBQ. It is $10 to just get into the party. Oysters are $2 each! There will be a Chinese auction and music by The Zoo, beginning at 6 p.m.

•Belated happy birthday wishes go out to Joan O’Shea on the celebration of her 90th! Great fun was had at a party for friends and family at the Post Office Cafe. I heard the birthday cake was really special. Many happy returns, Joan!

•A shoutout is sent to John Jeansome from his lovely wife, Donna. They were scheduled to check off an item from their joint bucket list by seeing the Boston Pops and fireworks on the Esplanade on the Fourth of July. But a fall while packing the car sent Donna to the ER with a concussion and bruises. John nursed her at home for several days, like a great husband should! Boston will still be there in 2018. Hopefully Donna has recovered well from the accident.

•I saw someone the other day and remembered I had asked him for some info when we met at the beach recently. The info was never forthcoming and I started to feel annoyed before I gave the matter more consideration. We all ask friends and coworkers for a phone number, address or information when our paths cross. Sometimes you get the info, but often you do not. Frequently these requests slip our minds. It happens to me all the time. So, if you would like to get something in this column, it is best to call or email me at acjnews@rcn.com, c/o News and Muse.

•I took my small dog to the Village Dog Park at the east end of George Street the other day. I was surprised to see no less than four cars parked on the grass there. While I recognize that there’s not enough street parking for the playground and dog park, perhaps the Village could do something to create more. I parked on the grass myself a couple of years ago, but stopped as soon as one of the code officers told me it was not allowed.

Perhaps a sign should be put up to notify the other drivers?

•Mark your calendars for the solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21. While other parts of the country will have a total eclipse, in New York we will only have a partial eclipse, beginning at 1:23 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Just remember, do not watch without special eye protection!

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