Congratulations to the Mid-Island Little League Mid-Atlantic champions!  They played spectacularly into this year’s Little League World Series and were honored by a pep rally at their baseball field in Travis with fans lining the streets as their bus returned from PA.  The Mets honored the team at Citi Field on Sunday, inviting them to warm ups and batting practice.  This Friday, 8/31, the Staten Island Yankees and Empire Outlets will honor the team at the Yankees game against Vermont where each player will receive a $1,000 gift card to Empire Outlets.  If you would like to be part of the festivities, you can purchase tickets at https// or call the box office at 718-720-9265 and mention Mid-Island Little League.  $5 from…

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Did you experience the Sandy Ground Festival this weekend and taste their special "secret" sauce?

Did you visit the Noble Museum and participate in the Sea Shanty Session or  have fun at the 11th Annual Art by the Ferry Festival or finally learn how to cycle at the FREE Bicycling Class? What about Every Thing Goes Book Store and Cafe?  Big sales going on at ETG stores!  Picked up new books for my grandchildren and mysteries for me.  Enjoyed lunch with my friend and then strolled over to the Every Thing Goes Thrift & Vintage Clothing shop at 140 Bay St.  Lots of great finds! Check out their

The bands Midnight Muse and Eddie Jackson were terrific Wednesday.  It was cool in Westerleigh Park around the…

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I received a number of emails from my gentle readers with good guesses naming the parks/playgrounds I posted two weeks ago. The 1st park: The abandoned remains of a building and chimney in the GreenbeltCredit for photo taken by Diane Darconte while on a hike. (www.