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Mount Loretto before the Spring warmup

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“The weather was so-so. But it’s fun to see Nature, go to the beach, and get some fresh air,” said Riki G.

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The photos show the grayness of the day and a sun that couldn’t quite make it out.

“The geese were being annoying, so I said ‘Shut up geese,’ ” said Meredith A.

The Canada geese can be seen in the pond and along the shoreline.

“I found a seashell, and I  have sand in my shoes,” said Riki. “It feels weird.”

No deer were seen,  but footprints of a deer were, bringing us “one step closer to seeing a deer,” said one participant.

Offerings from the sea — driftwood and smooth stones — were placed at the grotto.

The landscape has only a touch of color, but after this warm weekend, we expect there will be a lot more buds opening on trees and flowers and with it a more colorful scene.

Meredith Arout, Riki Garcia, Andrew Moszenberg with Kathryn Carse. Photos by Merdith Arout, Aaron Bialer and Kevin Distefano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willowbrook Mile Opening Day

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The memory of the infamous Willowbrook State School will not be forgotten with the opening of the Willowbrook Mile on the grounds of what is today the College of Staten Island and various agencies that still serve people with developmental disabilities.  Our crew was on-hand to cover the opening of this memorial self-guided walk with Geraldo Rivera, who was preeminent among the reporters who broke the story, and others who made this day possible.

See our full coverage, including photographs at: Willowbrook Mile Ribbon Cutting.