By Beth David, Editor
We have heartbreaking news this week. For those of us who have lived by the ocean our whole lives, it is not the first time that we’ve heard one of our own has been lost at sea.
The fishing vessel Misty Blue, a clammer that docked in Fairhaven and was registered in New Bedford, sank this week (see page 22). Two crew members, one from Fairhaven and one from New Bedford, were lost and have not been recovered. Two others were saved by another boat fishing nearby.
It is so hard to hear of a tragedy like this.
People who fish are a pretty tough bunch. They have to be. They are out in all kinds of crazy weather, and bounce around on the waves catching fish, all the while knowing they do not have their feet on solid ground. Most of them love it, love the ocean, love the life, love the rough and tumble nature of it, love the stories they get to tell. But it’s dangerous work. One of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
So, next time you make your famous clam chowder, or head to the “good” seafood place to buy some filets, take a moment to remember those who head out into the mist to harvest what only the deep water can offer, and especially their families here, in your own community, on land. Because sometimes, those who leave do not come back.
This is our second-to-last issue of the year. We will publish next week, 12/14, but not on 12/21 or 12/28. We’ll be back on 1/4/18 (unless I hit the Lottery, then it’s sayonara, baby!).
So, if you have any listings, or want to get an ad in before the new year, it’s time to send it in…like, right NOW.
This weekend is Fairhaven’s Old Time Holiday celebration. On Saturday, the center of town will be just like all those old movies you’ve seen with people walking all around, shopping, and smiling at each other, and the church bells ringing out Christmas Carols (no, really, they do).
So, if you need a dose of Christmas spirit, Saturday is your day to find it, and Fairhaven Center is your place to find it. See page 3, and the ad on the back cover. See last week’s issue (it’s online), for a more detailed listing of each event on both Saturday and Sunday.
And, while you’re in a spending mood, please feel free to donate to your favorite local newspaper. We need reader support AND advertisers to keep on keeping on. And, please be sure to tell our advertisers you saw their ads in the Neighb News.
Until next week then…see ya,
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