For ten years running, the great people at the Lakes Environmental Association in snowy Bridgton, ME, will host the annual 2014 Four Square World Championships, on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, at 5:00PM at Bridgton Academy* (directions | map).
Entrance to the Champs is open to the public so expect people of all shapes, sizes and stature in attendance. Competitors will battle for the greatest four square title in the world. Entrants will be divided into three divisions based on age, and there will be no custom rules allowed.
In 1790, the first patent in U.S. history was issued to Samuel Hopkins of the great state of Vermont.* In honor this momentous occasion, we'll be playing 4-square this Sunday, 8/1, at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville, from 1 to 3.
*If anyone can explain to me how a man in Pittsford, VT, got the first patent in U.S. history when Vermont didn't become a state until 1791, drop me a line.
On July 25th, 1917, Mata Hari was sentenced to death by firing squad by French military court for acting a spy for Germany. Not only was she the most famous lady spy in history, she was also the most famous exotic dancer of her time.
In order to commemorate this occasion, we'll be playing 4-Square on the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville, this Sunday the 25, from 1 to 3. Bring your friends.
Did you know that on July 18th, 64 (that's "64" not "xx64"), a disastrous fire began in the city of Rome? The emperor Nero blamed it on the Christians and fiddled his heart out on the great stage. We'll commemorate this event the same way we do every year: by playing 4-square. Sunday, July 18th, from 1 to 3 at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville.
In observation of this great nation's birthday, there will be no 4-Square this weekend. BUT we will be playing on Sunday, 7/11, at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville, from 1 to 3. Due to some logistical errors by the Summer 4-Square intern, I won't be around to remind you all about the 7/11 game, so consider this your FINAL WARNING.
Okay, with highs in the low 70s and 347% chance of rain you could be forgiven for thinking that Summer hasn't started yet. And some smart guy is going to point out that it hasn't because the solstice is actually the blah blah blah.
Here's the important thing: I'm the Director of Summer. Summer starts when I tell it to. And I tell it to start this Sunday, the 20th of June. We'll be playing from 1 to 3 at the corner of Summer and Craigie Somerville. You got that, Summer?
p.s. Yes, Sunday the 20th. My intern made a mistake in the first e-mail.