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Parting Shot: Signs of Bloomsday 2016

Heather DuPree displays  interesting signs during Bloomsday 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Heather DuPree displays interesting signs during Bloomsday 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The sunny spring day brought out hopes for fast times as well as the expected partylike atmosphere.

“We have a job: We’re cheering,” said Marcy Bennett, 55, in the yard at a house on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Lindeke Street, where there were biscuits and gravy – and beers – for breakfast and, after that, barbecue.

As the first of the elite runners whizzed by, another cheerer, 46-year-old Eric “Kid” Phillips, said in awe, “Wow. They are fast.” Full story/photos  Kip Hill, Adriana Janovich, SR




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.