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Forecasters’ daily calls for rain disappointing to those enjoying fall

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

Did weatherman forget it’s time for seasonal display of changing andfallingleaves?

IRISH KEMP ¦ Contributing Writer


(Oct. 12, 2012) Communication is funny; it can make a cloudy day sunny. It’s time to get on the weatherman’s case. Day after day he calls for rain in vain. Is he aware that it’s time for that beautiful display of falling leaves? Where oh where are those awesome colorful, seasonal displays? Memories of the frustrated passengers on my “Foliage and Fun” New England bus trip a few years ago come to mind. Loads of fun, but the promised foliage was a no-show. Homebound on Joisey’s 95, as the bus rounded a curve at 70 miles per hour, an absolutely gorgeous panorama of colorful leaves popped up on the surrounding hillsides. The startled passengers rocked the bus with an instantaneous standing ovation. So discombobulated by our reaction, the bus driver told us he was pulling over at the very next rest stop to give us a break. We weren’t born yesterday; we knew we were getting a time-out.

What’s wrong this picture at St. Andrew’s Center? Irish in the kitchen? 
PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMP What’s wrong this picture at St. Andrew’s Center? Irish in the kitchen?PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMPNew in town and wanna be found? Bring a friend and check out the Knights of Columbus’ reasonably priced “simple suppers” from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 16 and 30. Coming up, the Knights’ Oct. 27 flea market and yard sale. For more information about these events, call the Knights Hall at 410-524-7994.

Bring a friend and check out the Ladies Auxilliary meeting at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. These events, especially the chances to dine out, make for ideal special occasion gifts for the local birthday kids, the likes of Pat Luckett, John Staley, Ceil Addicks, Dick Kahn and hon, Kathy, of course, and Faye Hartman.

Many happy returns to my longtime friend Cass Demetrakis. Welcome back, Cass. So many folks asked about you, I was wondering if you were costarring in “Ping Pong Summer” with Susan.

Everybody loves the view at Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island, Del. 
PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMP Everybody loves the view at Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island, Del.PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMPWhat can I say about the invincible Jack Taylor? Good news travels fast. I’m sure this ever so popular guy, renowned for all the volunteer hours put in by him and hon, Lorraine, has no idea how many people have been rooting for him over the years. Most folks wouldn’t even pray for a liver, but in Jack’s case, everybody made an exception. Congratulations, Jack, this community really loves you.

Very possible that two of the most active local volunteers, Jim Eby and Mary Vecciarelli, arrived in that better place just in time to help the big guy find those “livers.”

Delmarvians of all ages are involved in local fundraising efforts to help find a cure for cancer and Alzheimer’s need your help.

Unbelievable, within two weeks the holiday season starts. Time to make more pleasant memories for those in need in the surrounding counties. Keep the local Worcester G.O.L.D. organization in mind, especially if you want to get involved on a personal basis by adopting a family or a child or two, temporarily, of course. Remember, to have a friend, you have to be a friend. Get out and congregate and circulate. C U in OC!


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