2015-08-27 / Columnists

Babylon News & Muse

by Mary Gallagher

•This has been the longest summer vacation we’ve had in years. Even though the students are going back to school “early,” it’s been a long summer. I’m sure that a lot of kids would disagree, but I’m ready to go back to school. As a retired teacher I may have the chance to work a few days here and there as a sub. I’m beginning to see what people mean when they complain about trying to live on a fixed income.

•About 100 people were lucky to be out on the Bay this past Saturday, enjoying one of the summer’s nicest days. We were aboard the Captree Star III from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. I will write more about the cruise in next week’s column, but I have to compliment Captain Charlie and his crew for a smooth sail.

•Speaking of great parties, there’s one coming up on Sept. 20 at the Long island Yacht Club. The Babylon Rotary’s 24th Annual Endless Summer Wine and Food Expo will start at 3 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. It will feature wines and spirits from top local and international growers, as well as a wide variety of food from the finest local restaurants. Live music and dancing, as well as great raffle prizes make the afternoon a lot of fun. Last year I was lucky enough to win a great Radio Flyer wagon filled to the brim with wines and spirits as a door prize!

The money raised by the Expo will go to charities supported by the Babylon Rotary.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased from Aaron Stein (631-669-0365) or Megan (631-661-5300). They can also be ordered online at www.BabylonRotary.com.

•Happy birthday to Theresa Santmann, Aug. 21, and to Chuck Reeves, Aug. 25.

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