Editorial — ‘Locals season’ starts with a flurry of events

It’s been said that “locals season” or “locals summer” begins the afternoon of Labor Day Monday.

Well, welcome to the season.

To be fair, it’s not exactly like the old days, when a vast majority of businesses shut down for the year with the ending of the holiday weekend. More and more shops and restaurants stay open year-round now, and many of the ones that do close open up on weekends throughout much of the fall.

Growing year-round population? Absolutely. But there is also a plethora of events each weekend in the “shoulder season” that packs in second-homeowners and weekend guests, giving local businesses another bite at the apple, and providing more activities and events for local families looking for things to do. 

In many ways, and a large swath of our population will readily agree, the fall is the most wonderful time of the year.

So, don’t despair if you didn’t get out and do as much a you would have liked this summer. Weekday trips to the beach this time of year rival any week the summer will provide, and there are more family-friendly activities each weekend than any other time. This weekend features the Boardwalk Arts Festival, the Nanticoke Powwow and Operation SEAs the Day, among others. And there are plenty of events left this fall. Let the fun begin.