2017-07-06 / Front Page

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

ISLAND CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY


Fireworks light up the sky above East Ferry last Sunday as part of the annual fireworks show. Fireworks light up the sky above East Ferry last Sunday as part of the annual fireworks show.

The Rocket ’hogs once again sponsored the fireworks display, shooting off about 417 pounds of fireworks as part of the show. About 900 aerial display shells’ illuminated East Ferry, above. The shells travel at about 100 feet per second and anywhere from 300 to 600 feet high depending on the shells size. The Rocket ’hogs once again sponsored the fireworks display, shooting off about 417 pounds of fireworks as part of the show. About 900 aerial display shells’ illuminated East Ferry, above. The shells travel at about 100 feet per second and anywhere from 300 to 600 feet high depending on the shells size.

Hundreds of folks, above, attended the annual fireworks show Sunday night at East Ferry. Onlookers lined the beach up to Shoreby Hill and all along both sides of Conanicus Avenue to watch the 30-minute show. Hundreds of folks, above, attended the annual fireworks show Sunday night at East Ferry. Onlookers lined the beach up to Shoreby Hill and all along both sides of Conanicus Avenue to watch the 30-minute show.

Some ladies get into the swing of the things and dance to the sounds of the Jamestown Community Band, who helped entertain the crowd. Some ladies get into the swing of the things and dance to the sounds of the Jamestown Community Band, who helped entertain the crowd.

Another fireworks tradition is the long line at Spinnakers Cafe for ice cream. People waited up to 45 minutes for the sweet treat, and owner Mike Ridge said his staff served about 390 gallons. Chocolate still reigns supreme as the favorite flavor, Ridge said, although mint chocolate chip has moved into second place ahead of vanilla. Another fireworks tradition is the long line at Spinnakers Cafe for ice cream. People waited up to 45 minutes for the sweet treat, and owner Mike Ridge said his staff served about 390 gallons. Chocolate still reigns supreme as the favorite flavor, Ridge said, although mint chocolate chip has moved into second place ahead of vanilla.

Founder Jean Poirier- Green at the start of the 28th annual Fourth of July parade Tuesday in the North End. The parade steps off from her house at 933 East Shore Road. Founder Jean Poirier- Green at the start of the 28th annual Fourth of July parade Tuesday in the North End. The parade steps off from her house at 933 East Shore Road.

Liza Gladding, 2, celebrates America’s independence in her festive car decorated with Old Glory’s stars and stripes. 
Photos byAndrea von Hohenleiten Liza Gladding, 2, celebrates America’s independence in her festive car decorated with Old Glory’s stars and stripes. Photos byAndrea von Hohenleiten

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