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Hooked at First Sight

It’s been almost 60 years since Florence and Phil Celella first laid eyes on Long Beach. Their romance with the town began much the same way as their own love affair – just a simple introduction. In the early 1950’s, the Korean War was winding down and the happening spot for young city-dwellers was 86th Street Read More

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Beverages and Books

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.  – R. David Lankes I have a vague memory of my first library card.  I think it was made out of thin cardboard!  Anyone out there remember that copier machine they used to check out your books?  For some reason I loved that thing Read More

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A Little Oasis in Long Beach

“I love it when people come out looking stoned on massage,” Mary Pat Delay tells me, eyes sparkling over vegetable frittata’s at Salt Air Cafe in Point Lookout.  I nod, knowing just what she means.  I’ve probably had that look many times.  Ahhhh, the power of a great massage. . . Mary Pat is the Read More

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