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Our fast-and-slow start to summer

It’s been a bit bizarre this year. We’ve had a very fast, virtually immediate jump into “The Season — Summer,”  but a very slow glide into “The Season — Tourist Invasion.” This year’s advent of summer, with high temperatures and … Continue reading

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The tale of the tape

Suddenly, there is plastic tape everywhere. Throughout the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA, it’s been hung from post to post, along roads and driveways. If the tape were yellow, you’d think that the most of the GDA had become a … Continue reading

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The shutters close, the Season ends

Come September 1st in the Greater Daglan Area, it’s as if someone closes the shutters all at once. The curtains come down. The door is slammed shut. In other words, after the two months of July and August, the Tourist … Continue reading

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Walnuts — You’re going down!

Walnuts are one of the major crops in the Greater Daglan Area, and a tasty treat they are. If you’ve been wondering how this year’s walnut harvest has been going, don’t fret. It’s going very well, and very quickly to … Continue reading

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Glimmers of gold

We have now entered what are known locally as The Perfect Days. (I’ll admit that by “locally,” I mean among the staff of Radio Free Daglan. But the phrase could well catch on throughout the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA.) … Continue reading

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