Water Everywhere and So Many Activities

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Kayaking is a favorite sport on City Island. In fact, it is a wonderful way to get on the waterways of NYC, but it's only one of a whole lot of available options - there's something to suit just about any taste and budget.

These are things that I've done or given serious consideration of doing at one time or another;

The Declaration of Independence - Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776

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When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Many Fireworks Fizzle Out Across America

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The scorching heat, along with the dry weather have forces officials from Alabama to California, to Arizona to cancel fireworks celebrations tomorrow. As a result. multiple fourth of July fireworks shows have been canceled in many parts of the country..

Several counties and municipalities are blaming the weather, others are due to budget cuts for the show's fizzle-out. Millions of spectators, who usually watch fireworks from stadiums, rooftops, shores or aboard boats will have to settle for watching it on TV.

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Blimp Parade Tomorrow Evening

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The Independence Airship Invitational blimp race will begin over Liberty State Park and head up the Hudson River through Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken.

The event will take place tomorrow evening, Monday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Three blimps are scheduled to meet above Liberty State Park to participate in the race, which runs from the Statue of Liberty all the way to midtown Manhattan.

The Hangar 1 Vodka blimp, the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey blimp, and the DirectTV blimp will all be participating in this event..

Local City Island Talent

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The three City Island Amigas; Nancy Friedman, Yvette Martinez, Robyn Lobe join forces on stage to produce music, teach dance and culture as: RETUMBA

¡Retumba! is a multi-ethnic all-female music and dance ensemble celebrating 30 years of Female Force. The group features traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, with its very own unique interpretations.

¡Retumba! bases its work on the music and dance of Africa, Europe, and its expressions in the Americas and the Caribbean -Puerto Rico, Cuba, The Dominican Republic,

Places to Go and People to See A thru Z

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River to River Festival | New York, through July 16

When there’s an arts and music festival that covers the NYC waterfront, east side to west side, it’s going to be huge. The River to River Festival, now under way and continuing well into July, is one of those events that capitalizes on New York City’s well-deserved reputation for outsize swagger. Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a staple of lower Manhattan’s crowded festival scene, the R2R is a fertile source of new and evolving music (as well as art, film and the performing arts).

Truth and Justice Crunching Cases of Cedibility

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Two recent cases have received the type of media attention, which may cause some to re-consider that old tale and favorite children story PINOCCHIO, and re examine the words credibility and trust.

25 year old accused mother, Casey Anthony, has pleaded not guilty of the charges that she killed her daughter Caylee. The multiple charges of aggravated child abuse, capital murder, misleading law enforcement and aggravated manslaughter could lead to jurors imposing the death penalty if convicted. However, she has refused to take the witness stand in her defense.

GPS / Greatest Political Speech

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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

NY Ecology Warrior

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Col. George E. Waring, Jr. was an American sanitary engineer and civic reformer. He was an early American designer and advocate of sewer systems that keep domestic sewage separate from storm runoff.
Trained in agricultural chemistry, he began to lecture on agricultural science. In 1855, he took charge of Horace Greeley's farm at Chappaqua, New York.

The Best in Human Spirit

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The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

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