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Why Did Nobody Tell Me It Was Shark Week?

Bit of a shark scare out on the beach this week, but it all turned out well.

Wednesday, two children playing in the waters off Fire Island were bitten by sharks. The attacks happened a few minutes apart, the first at the Sailors Haven beach, the second at Atlantique beach

The first victim, twelve year-old Lola Pollina, said she was in the water when she felt a quick pull, then saw the fin and a whirlpool.

A state official confirmed Thursday that one of the victims was indeed bitten by a shark after a tooth fragment pulled from his leg was analyzed. The age and size of the shark could not be determined.

Beaches were closed for a short time after the attack, but were re-opened shortly after.

Just a note, if anyone has a plan to go all Captain Quint and hunt the sharks down, you should know that sharks found off Long Island are classified as an overfished and prohibited species, so they must be immediately freed if caught.

Drones are being used to scan the waters for sharks, so no need to worry.

Tasty Tuesdays In Babylon Village

This past Tuesday marked the first Tasty Tuesday promotion by the Babylon Village Chamber and and the Babylon Restaurant Committee.

Participating restaurants in Babylon Village are offering 25% off your entire check. There are also 25% off shopping deals at participating Babylon Village merchants.

Sounds like a great deal all around. If you’ve been out Tasty Tuesdaying, let us know how it went.


Babylon Soldier Ride 2018

Over 1400 riders participated in this year’s event, which started at Babylon Town Hall and wound its way twenty five miles through our local streets to Overlook Beach.

100% of the money Soldier Ride raises goes to help warriors combat stress recovery, job training and counseling, adaptive sports programs, and more.

Postcards From Babylon

I have a reasonable size collection of old postcards and other random images. Last week, I decided to start posting them.

I’m posting one a day to my Instagram and Facebook.

Here are this week’s images. Let me know what you think.


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