Category Archives: July 4th

Like Bluefins from the Bay, Nobles of the Hardshells Survive


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By Jackie Nickel (10/28/1982) The day was hot, the beer was cold, and the steamed crabs were large and well-seasoned on an August afternoon in 1935 when the first gathering of the Ancient and Honorable Nobles of the Hardshells took … Continue reading

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For some, Independence Day is Christmas in July


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By Jackie Nickel, The Avenue News, 7/4/2006 Following the excitement over the June 30 Marine Trades Fireworks Extravaganza, I’m focusing now on the real Independence Day, Wednesday, the 4th of July. Working folks will get a solitary day off from … Continue reading

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