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4th of July for another year.

Shawnee Mountain presented its annual fireworks display on July 3, so the 4th was a relatively quiet time for backyard barbecues, trimming hedges, trips to the market and solitary contemplation. One exception was the Shawnee on Delaware block party held on Minisink Avenue. All were welcome--as long as you brought your own chair and a side dish. Juggernaut String Band gave us a good beat to eat by while tapping our toes. We need more of these neighborhood socials during the summer months to introduce ourselves and remember each other. Community is the good will no realtor can sell and only neighbors can create.