August 30, 2017
Happy Summer to our Fishers Island Community,
What a wonderful summer we all have had on Fishers these past weeks! From celebrating July 4th with the bike parade, Fife and Drum Corp and Fire House cookout, to beach bonfires, Pequot evenings, cheering at the softball games, cardboard boat races, walking the Parade Grounds and nature trails, riding the bike path, surfing off Chocomount and paddle boarding in the harbors, the weather has (mostly) cooperated and our families and friends have had a lot to smile about.
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A few favorite photos from the Summer of 2017
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