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Saturday Night Parties

We double booked this Saturday night, with a Pig Roast at Oratamin and a fundraiser for the Nyack Parks Conservancy at Laura’s house on the Hudson. Both were super-fun. Rose at the club. For the last time this year. Ken […]

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Labor Day at Oratamin

Nice weather this year for the annual Labor Day Games at Oratamin. I made Snappy Bloody Marys (and regular ones) for the club, Samantha competed in a few races, and, later, Candace and Chris joined us for a drink poolside. […]

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Sunday in the Park (and at the Pool)

Karen’s visit continues with sunbathing, swimming and a concert in the South Nyack park. Randomly matching bathing suit and borrowed goggles: Obviously gin and tonics are involved. Yay! Related posts: Concert at Franklin Street Park The First Concert in the Park! […]

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Swimming and Sunning

Here’s the thing about repetitive shots of G&Ts and roses and Sam swimming. They show how often we enjoyed the swim club this summer. Most every weekend. Lots of weeknights, too. It was relaxing, easy and enjoyable. And she loved […]

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Summer Friday

  One last day off this staycation, spent sunning and swimming. Caprese! Back home, enjoying the summer sky.   Related posts: Fun Friday Relaxing at the Pool Summer Day at the Pool Summer Supper: Burgers and Tomatoes

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Pool Afternoon

On this vacation, an activity in the morning, and the pool in the afternoon. Cheers! Steak with arugula and tomatoes. Sammy and Mommy. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at […]

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Pool Supper

More summer suppers — a beautiful Caprese, grilled zucchini, corn and chicken. Related posts: Grilled Pork Chop Supper Caprese Supper at the Pool Corn and Zucchini Salad Family Supper on the Porch

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Caprese Supper at the Pool

It just doesn’t get old. And the best summer supper. Related posts: Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Relaxing at the Pool The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Brrr! Turning Blue at the Pool

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Lazy Sunday

A fun Sunday, with a breakfast at Art Cafe, a trip to the farmers market and an afternoon at the pool, where we celebrated Chris’ 50th and played a round of cornhole. We ended with a nightcap on the patio. […]

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Fun Friday

It was one of those serendipitous evening at Oratamin, when everybody decided to pack a picnic — and the gin and tonics — and make an evening of it. Children played, adults laughed, we all ate well. This is summer. […]

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Ladies Night at Oratamin

The second annual ladies night at Oratamin was a blast! Last call for kid swim: s Snacks: Cocktail tables out of stumps. Conversation areas: Lights are pretty. Ladies who swim. Umbrella, just in case it rains. Pavilion. What fun! Related […]

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Afternoon at the Pool

Fun times with Kelli at the pool. Loa’s birthday ice cream! Patriotic G&Ts. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool Sam and Greg Splash at the Pool

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Afternoon at Oratamin

An afternoon at the pool club. Sunning selfie, Hot dog. Tree sky. G&T and my book. Poolside. Then home for a nightcap. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Oratamin Clean Up Day Sunday Afternoon in the Garden […]

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Happy Independence Day!

First, a pot-luck lunch at the club, then an evening of fireworks at the park. Flowers from the farm: Our contribution: a sugar snap pea salad with mint and feta. I am actually reading a book! Wet rat. Down at […]

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Pool Opener

OK kids, let’s start a summer! Bathing suits on? Beer open? Funny hats ready? Let’s do this thing. And some art to cap it off. Poo Related posts: Relaxing at the Pool Brrr! Turning Blue at the Pool Summer Day […]

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Oratamin Clean Up Day

It’s time to open the club! The pool gate. The big field. Hanging swings. Cleaning up the pool.      Related posts: Oratamin Opener: Memorial Day Pig Roast at Oratamin Time to Clean the Snow off the Bee Hives Oratamin Supper

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Oratamin Winter Social

The annual Oratamin Winter Social was a fun and fabulous party, held at Nikki and Danny’s house this year. Look at these fabulous women! Pics from the evening: Nice spread. More party-goers. Les dorkages: Megan goes in for the cake: […]

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Oratamin Pig Roast

  A fundraiser — and a fun-raiser. Thank you, Ken, as always . Sam and Loa! Caja China. Related posts: Pig Roast at Oratamin Oratamin Winter Social A Picnic at Oratamin Oratamin Supper

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Closing the Season at Oratamin

A warm spell, so we kept the pool open just one more week. A few last days of summer, even as school has begun. Henry and Sam, caught in a rainstorm. Las Related posts: Oratamin Opener: Memorial Day Labor Day […]

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Labor Day Games

It’s the end of another season at Oratamin. We mark it with relay races, diving competitions an an old-fashioned egg-toss. Candy hunt: Trophy handout. Egg toss! Related posts: Labor Day Games at Oratamin Labor Day at Oratamin: Races, Medals, Dogs […]

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Magic + Movie + Swim, Oh My!

What a wonderful event at Oratamin! The club came together to host our community for an evening of free swim, a magic show by Nyack’s own Mario the Magician, and a showing of The Wizard of Oz! Greg set up […]

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Ladies Night at Oratamin

What a fabulous idea! Jessica, you are magnificent! Ken and Jessica, who longtime Sour Cherry Farm fans may remember from this Halloween post Way. Back. When (click through if you want to see Baby Sadie!), are two of the main […]

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Pig Roast at Oratamin

What a feast! The excellent cooks at our pool club pulled off a total win: a pig roast! Butterflied, injected with soy and apple cider and cooked low and slow for many, many hours, this was some of the most delicious […]

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Pizza on the Grill at Oratamin

A very cool tradition started by Mary and Nicole at Oratamin: pizza night! Everyone brings fixin’s and dough, and we set up the grill for a feast. I brought chanterelles! We put stones on the grill to prevent sticking. All […]

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Summer Day at the Pool

A relaxing (if hot) summer day. Started with a walk on the rail trail! Then off to the pool. Little girls! Floating! And some snacks! And a beer for mom. Cheers! Related posts: Relaxing at the Pool Photos from an […]

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Oratamin Supper

Lexi time at the pool! First, a beauty shot of our #alldiasangria: A bunch of leftover citrus, some pinot grigio in a jug and a little Lillet, too. We grilled some sausage (and veg sausage) and brought a bunch of […]

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Labor Day Games at Oratamin

The end-of-summer ritual at Oratamin: The Labor Day Games. Sam did the candy hunt, the duck relay and the walk-across-the-pool race. Sondra and Leigh joined us for a burger, pot-luck cookout. Ken did the cooking! A few pics here. Candy […]

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Oratamin Opener: Memorial Day

Memorial Day opener at the pool! We took a couple of salads for the pot luck and grilled a few hot dogs and hamburgers. And, for the first time, Samantha went in the pool all by herself! My potato salad, […]

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Jessica’s Fabulous 40th!

Our friends Ken and Jessica threw a fabulous, fun Christmas-birthday party. No surprise, really, since they, too, are fabulous and fun. Ken, being a former chef and current food photographer, put together a delicious menu that started with these unbelievable […]