By Michael Turton
Mother Nature has not been all that kind of late, with tropical storms, earth quakes, flooding and the like. Even back on the 4th of July weekend the fireworks and other events scheduled as part of Community Day suffered a rainout. Residents finally got to cash in their rain checks on the evening of Sept 3. The pyrotechnics, sponsored by the PCN&R, went off without a hitch, much to the delight of the good-sized crowd. Before the skies lit up with color and the echoing blasts began, local bands performed, the Cold Spring Fire Company provided food and refreshments and Dockside Park was transformed into a small sea of folding chairs, blankets and picnics. A fun way to mark what is only the unofficial end of summer. True believers have until the evening of Sept. 22 to savor the last vestiges of summer.