Archive for July 2, 2010

Free WiFi

July 2, 2010 Leave a comment

By the way, just an FYI, the three Starbucks in town (and all over the city) now offer free WiFi as of July 1st. And supposedly it is now easier to access, with just one click.

I wonder how many people they can squeeze into that little one on 71st?

The Heat Will Be On

July 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Enjoy this mild spell of weather while it lasts. Another heat wave is on the way. Hazy, hot and humid weather is supposed to return by July Fourth and it will be in the 90’s through next Thursday.


Personally, I love real, genuine summer weather.

What kind of summer is it when it feels like Fall??!

Water Fight in Forest Hills!

July 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Wow, there really aren’t that many local Fourth of July activities here in Forest Hills. Why is that? I think that should change for sure.

Of all the ways folks celebrate the Fourth, there’s one event that I read about a few years ago that really stuck with me: A neighborhood water fight!

Now, before I get accused of promoting anarchy in the streets of Forest Hills, let me explain.

A sci-fi author I really like, Dan Simmons, says that each July Fourth the town where he lives in Colorado holds a public water fight. Anyone can join in. I don’t know all the details, but the way he describes it it sounds like they all have a great time. Here is the only link I was able to find with more information. It describes the one they held back in 2005:

Not a bad idea. A crazy water fight on a street closed to traffic, then a softball game and then a block-party picnic. And maybe some fireworks later on to top things off? Not a bad way to spend a Fourth of July, huh?

Now would such a small-town event work in the big city? I think it would, after all, we here in FoHi have kind of a small town feel don’t we?

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