Jack Driscoll & Margaret Carroll
ATT: SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENTS
In the June inaugural issue of Rye Reflections the photo (at right) showed little more than the foundation work for the Rye public safety building. By July the facility was starting to take shape (photo above). Completion of the project is expected in about six months.
The public safety building will house police, fire and emergency personnel as well as providing some second-floor space for community uses.
The 22,000-square foot building is being built by Horne Construction Co. of Rochester. The design was by HTK Architects, and the project manager is Victor Azzi of the Rye Building Committee.
MAKING A LATE SPLASH
The unseasonably cool Spring seemed to delay the annual new-family cavorting of cygnets along the Route 1A at the edge of Eel Pond opposite the beach this year.
Last month we showed a photo of a forlorn father awaiting their cross-pond arrival. Their failure to appear for their customary public preening caused some to wonder whether the male swan’s mate had met up with a fox on the inland side of the pond.
Alas, all is well, and the cygnets are now old enough to cruise about independently, although one (barely visible in foreground of top right photo) seems to want to stay near Mom while Dad sits on his shadow.
We counted 14 cygnets this year. Do we hear 15? 16? Photos below were taken in June of 2003. Same parents (we're pretty sure), different offspring (we're sure).
SUN COMES OUT, AND SO DID PEOPLE
When the weather finally turned perfect for the July 4 holiday weekend, Rye came to life. Beach and boating during the day, cookouts and fireworks at night. Below, an early-morning launch on the Fourth at Rye Harbor.
GIFTED YOUNG PIANIST AT CAMP, HEALING
Fans of Duy Bui were rewarded again this spring when they attended his piano concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Duy, a promising young pianist from Portsmouth, presented selections from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Many in the audience remarked that he gets "better and better."
Duy came to Portsmouth with his family from Vietnam in 1995. He began piano lessons the next year. He is grateful to the many teachers and people who have encouraged and supported him along the way. He has just completed his first year at the Manhattan School of Music. He said it was competitive, challenging and somewhat stressful, but he enjoyed it immensely.
He will be working this summer as a camp counselor at Inter-Actions, a camp for boys and girls, ages 8-15 who are visually impaired. But Duy will be wearing a splint on his arm, which, it is hoped, will help to repair his finger, which he injured in a swimming accident.
Good luck, Duy! We'll see you in the fall.
JOIN THE FUN; HELP ENRICH RYE
Rye Reflections in its first two issues has only scratched the surface of what’s going on in the community, the stories about the seacoast and the people who make it special. We welcome contributions from anyone who has a story to tell in words, photographs or artwork. Contact us by email at SilverSurfers@RyeReflections.org or drop in on one of our weekly meetings in the downstairs meeting room of the Rye Public Library at 2 p.m. every Thursday. If nothing else, please give us your feedback, good or bad, as well as any ideas you might have to improve our monthly offering.
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