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Beach Bonfire Guide

While June 21st is the start of Summer by astrological measurement and the Augustan Calendar, us preps get off to an earlier start. Every Memorial Day Weekend, we break out our whites, seersucker, and pastel prints for the Summer. While we treat this weekend as the beginning of the warmest time of the year, the weather patterns don’t always favor our plans for leisure.

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This past weekend, I was lounging in Chatham with my friends from Pomfret, Groton, Phillips Andover, Westminster, and Nobles. Our most challenging decision involved choosing whether to day drink at Chatham Bars Inn or Wychmere We celebrated our final night in quintessential fashion. While I grilled out for the gals, my friend mixed up some cocktails for overconsumption in the parlor. He is an alumnus of the Harvard School of Mixology and did not disappoint. Following a few stiff rounds, us gents decided to head out and start a bonfire on the beach. What could be a better night cap to the final evening of the weekend?

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Upon collecting fuel for the fire and arriving at the beach, it began to rain. Time was of the essence, and we had limited resources. Naturally, I took charge.IMG_7323

Here is a list of instructions which may help you the next time you are tasked with starting a beach bonfire even if you have limited resources and subpar conditions.

Step 1: Acquire some industrial sized palettes. Preferably of the seafood market variety.

Step 2: Find a secluded beach area. Preferably private.

Step 3: Dig your fire pit.

Step 4: Line the base of your fire pit with sand, rocks, or wet seaweed to prevent your fire from increasing in surface area. You don’t want to burn your beach house unless of course you have a fat insurance policy you can leverage to buy a house with a better view.

Step 5: Collect small sticks, lint, dry seaweed, and newspaper for tinder (not the dating app).

Step 6: Separate tinder to increase surface area and airflow.

Step 7: Place tinder underneath a corner of the palettes.

Step 8: Add a splash of high proof alcohol (Don Julio works like a charm).

Step 9: Collect larger pieces of dry drift wood, logs, or whatever other fuel you can find (private property signs always make for phenomenal fuel).

Step 10: Spark, blow, and watch it grow.

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Other tips:

-Marshmellows roast best on embers, not flames

-Don’t use towels or blankets if it’s raining

-Remember to bring a stocked cooler, but don’t waste all of the Goose on a fire you can start with nautical resources

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NE prep school hockey represents in upcoming NHL draft

The New England Hockey Journal is a must-read for anyone following hockey in the Northeast. They always do a great job breaking down the local prospects moving up to the next level from prep school.

Here are some of the top prep prospects in New England, possibly joining The Show in a few years.

  • John Hayden–Brunswick School
  • Wiley Sherman–Hotchkiss
  • Ed Ellis–Phillips Andover
  • Ryan Segalla–Salisbury
  • Miles Wood–Nobles
  • Connor Light–Phillips Andover
  • Tyler Wood–Nobles

New England prep school hockey is some of the best HS hockey in the country, but there are not too many good quality videos online. First Scout does a ton of lax videos, but I found this one of PE hockey. Enjoy.

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National Champs? Boston College men’s hockey team is just stacked with preps

The Boston College men’s hockey team is up for yet another National Championship in the Frozen Four. Unlike their neighbors at BU, the BC team is stacked with New England prep school grads. Maybe that is why they have remained in school and out of jail!

Here is a list of the preps on BC’s roster, however, there are some prep school grads MISSING from this list.

A Twines & Vines prize goes out to the person who names the MOST omissions from this list:

No. Name Class Pos. Ht. Wt. Previous Team Hometown

  •  4 Tommy Cross SR Defenseman 6-3 215 Westminster Simsbury, CT
  •  10 Danny Linell FR Forward 5-9 185 Choate Rosemary Hall Great Neck, NY
  •  12 Kevin Hayes SO Forward 6-3 205 Noble & Greenough Dorchester, MA
  • 14 Brooks Dyroff JR Forward 6-0 190 Phillips Andover Boulder, CO
  • 15 Cam Spiro FR Forward 5-11 195 Tabor Academy Hingham, MA
  • 19 Chris Kreider JR Forward 6-3 225 Phillips Andover Boxford, MA
  • 21 Steven Whitney JR Forward 5-7 162 Lawrence Academy Reading, MA
  • 23 Patrick Brown SO Fwd 6-1 197 Cranbrook Kingswood Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 28 Tommy Atkinson SR Forward 5-8 165 Avon Old Farms Greenwich, CT
  • 30 Chris Venti SR Goaltender 6-0 175 Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Needham, MA

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Spring Sports Are Just Around The Corner!

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Although southern prep school’s Spring seasons are mostly underway, the Mid-Atlantic and North East are just getting rolling. Lots of teams are headed south for preseason training this year. Look around Tampa for some prep school lax this week. Here’s a taste of prep school lacrosse in New England this Spring.

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Prep Standouts Face-off at the annual Beanpot Hockey Tourney

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The annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament is probably Boston’s most iconic college sporting event. Involving Northeastern, Harvard, BC, and BU, the tournament features some of the best talent the country has to offer.

In the championship game tonight, dozens of prep school attendees fill the rosters of BC and BU. I’ll do my best to list off the schools, but forgive me if I missed any.

Nobles & Greenough, B.B.N., Thayer Academy, Belmont Hill, Roxbury Latin, Lawrence Academy, Tabor Academy, Avon Old Farms, Phillips Andover, South Kent, Salisbury School, Brewster Academy, Catholic Memorial, Marshall Prep, Northwood School, Westminster, and Choate Rosemary Hall.

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