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June 20 officially marked the beginning of summer. What part of summer are you looking forward to the most this year?

53% -- Warm weather, getting outdoors

27.7% – Cookouts

26.73% – Other

17.1% -- Swimming

17.1% – Boating, canoe, kayak

13.8% – Vacation

11.1% – Fishing/sports

8.3% -- Getting a tan

8.3% – Nothing, I do not like summer

Total responses: 217

Comments: 74 

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You should run a survey asking readers if they will subscribe if a fee is required for NCNow

6/28/2020 2:05 PM


6/28/2020 11:32 AM

We're at our summer camp on the water so that millenial term " new normal" does not actually apply. When I hear the ranting term " corona" now the only question I have is " will i need more limes?

6/28/2020 10:39 AM

Warm weather, sunshine and hopefully the Rapture !!

6/28/2020 9:08 AM

This summer is so disappointing. My favorite part is enjoying all the summer events in each town. A time to catch up with friends and family.

6/28/2020 2:36 AM

Looking forward to end of COVID19

6/27/2020 7:30 PM

Outside sex is best in summer

6/27/2020 5:14 PM

Fresh local tomatoes - if we get enough rain!

6/27/2020 12:53 PM

The race war driven by the Social Justice Woke Warriors and the liberal media. Yeah its going to be great. Everyone gets to act like an asshole victim now. Jump on the bandwagon, embrace the fake oppression. Let the white liberals save us all by reminding us its all our fault. Or we could just be a community, forego being fake offended at things at everything and embrace everyone equally.

6/26/2020 2:25 PM

Being able to go places without wearing a &%E*&%$^*^ mask!

6/25/2020 7:30 PM

Nothing, there is nothing to look forward to. It's all been canceled. Only two people stuck home chilling on the couch with the virus and we all have to suffer too. We can't spread what we don't have. (the virus)

6/25/2020 6:00 PM


6/25/2020 4:49 PM

If democrats haven't completely defunded and dismantled the police. I will take my family to the local parks and beaches.

6/25/2020 4:24 PM

The part where Fall begins!

6/25/2020 2:38 PM

Why are you repeating this Question?

6/25/2020 9:21 AM

The part where we don't have to wear masks!

6/25/2020 8:39 AM

Due to the Corona virus and current civil unrest all over the country there isn't much to do.Look at what's been targeted for the longest, anything that releases the psyche in terms of chilling out,relaxing,human discourse,situations where you can let off steam. Restaurants, bars,and sports have been targeted and even though they have been opened up a little it's not the same experience because of social distancing. They are destroying the very foundation and fabric of human society. Now they keep talking about a second wave, do you think they are ever going to allow anything to be normal again? If we don't wake up, unite as Americans and demand our lives back and stop living in fear and put a stop to the New World Order agenda, we will never see normal again!

6/25/2020 8:12 AM

Skin Season.

6/24/2020 10:45 PM

To finish off the new addition on my place.

6/24/2020 8:09 PM

Not wearing masks !

6/24/2020 4:44 PM

Can't really do too much due to the corna-19 crap. It ruined everything.aloowing people on unemloyment to gey an extra 600.00 a week. that's bull crap. even working I eed tht myself. screw the tax payer some more.

6/24/2020 12:01 PM


6/24/2020 12:01 PM


6/24/2020 9:06 AM

No more covid-19

6/24/2020 5:13 AM

Hate the heat let it snow

6/24/2020 1:36 AM

Get rid of the masks please. Ridiculous. Then you can enjoy your summer.

6/23/2020 6:29 PM

Gardening and relaxing on patio

6/23/2020 5:17 PM

I love summer but there's nothing to look forward to this year. I wish there was.

6/23/2020 5:05 PM

Enjoying the outdoors, target shooting, working on the farm, going to the County Fairs, fishing, camping, the North Country! staying away from the cities.

6/23/2020 4:05 PM

We are planning several family outings this summer. We are looking forward to smashing Robar's toilets.

6/23/2020 10:33 AM

I plan on protesting the liberal stupidity in St. Lawrence County. TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020

6/23/2020 9:50 AM

just being outdoors, winter you can't sit outdoors enjoying the sunny days!

6/23/2020 9:39 AM

Motorcyclce Riding - Loud Pipes Save Lives - Please Watch and Listen for Motorcycles

6/23/2020 7:05 AM

Waiting for the end of summer.

6/23/2020 6:22 AM

Just enjoy something other then snow and cold....

6/22/2020 11:56 PM

Nights on the front deck. It's good to live in an area where you can sit out at night and not hear a thing except the music nature provides.

6/22/2020 11:21 PM

Hiding inside. Listening to media tell me how I'm going to die if I go outside

6/22/2020 10:03 PM

Fire season.

6/22/2020 8:19 PM

mostly, a vacation from work

6/22/2020 7:23 PM

Summer not what it used to be.

6/22/2020 7:13 PM

It sure has felt like summer for 3 months! My hubby (a teacher) and my teenage son have both been home since March. And, they're driving me muts!

6/22/2020 7:05 PM

Cooler temps!

6/22/2020 6:54 PM

Getting property maintenance done.

6/22/2020 6:11 PM

Hopefully seeing my 92 year old mother in the nursing home and giving her a big hug!!

6/22/2020 5:18 PM

for the casino to open back up

6/22/2020 5:15 PM

Golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf

6/22/2020 3:36 PM


6/22/2020 2:31 PM

I love all seasons that's why I live here. In last week's question, The only thing that needs reform is welfare. That's what most of these protesters and rioters are on. If they had a job They wouldn't be out there breaking the law and harassing our police officers. I'm quite tired of seeing these scums protesting and harassing for criminals. They are the racist ones because they don't care for anything but the black people no matter if they're criminals or not. Grow the hell up and get a job!!!

6/22/2020 2:23 PM

Staying indoors and wearing a mask

6/22/2020 2:14 PM


6/22/2020 2:06 PM

Not really looking forward to anything this year. might as well cancel summer, cant do anything! vacations cancelled, plus we are healthcare workers working short staffed, so theres that!

6/22/2020 1:43 PM

what part of the summer am i looking forward to the most ? Enjoying the fact that it isn't winter!

6/22/2020 1:39 PM

November 4th the first day after this 4-year long nightmare will end.

6/22/2020 1:24 PM

Gardening and NO MORE MASKS!

6/22/2020 12:12 PM

Summer is too short up here so enjoy every day as best you can.

6/22/2020 12:08 PM

I'm looking forward to the mosquitos and deer flies. I know for a fact they're looking forward to me as well. Sigh

6/22/2020 11:41 AM

Can't do anything in this state without wearing a mask. Can't wait to get rid of our idiot governor and the democratic controlled state government!

6/22/2020 11:22 AM

Love summer but this year is the PITTS. Everything canceled or closed. Wearing mask is terrible!

6/22/2020 11:21 AM

Work, and reading the illiterate comments that people who think they are intelligent leave on these polls.

6/22/2020 11:19 AM

returning to normal!

6/22/2020 10:50 AM

A peaceful end to the violence going on in our country and more training for police agencies so that police and the general population are not killing each other. It was not like this years ago and we need it to change.

6/22/2020 10:03 AM

Dump trump stifanic,

6/22/2020 9:31 AM

Great Birding in the North Country!

6/22/2020 9:06 AM

The part that allows people to roam free and hope for the best. taking all necessary precautions of course.

6/22/2020 8:46 AM

growing and eating garden produce

6/22/2020 8:25 AM

Being at camp!

6/22/2020 8:23 AM

I marked other, i don't do anything but work all day every day, if fact this morning (monday) i was out at 430 shooting yelow belly sapsuckers off my apple trees (orchard pest control, 150 trees) then from 50am to 745 i was cuting a full cord of firewood, checking news and email now then i will go home and split and stack said firewood, weed the rows of beans and turnips and other crops (100 foot long rows, 7 rows of beans alone), tend the livestock, then take probably do some more work till its 930pm when i walk inside my cabin, collapse on the couch and sleep till the chickens and dogs wake me again at 4am or so tomorrow. only difference between summer and any other time of the year is the type of work i am doing. all these lazy millenial liberals should change their tampons and do soemm work for a change, antifa can suck it, none of those bums knows what it means to be cold and hungry, they are all fat entiled pansies, people should stop giving them so much handouts and make them work for a living.

6/22/2020 8:01 AM

Everything being back to normal

6/22/2020 7:58 AM

Youkie Dookie Neighbors! Ole St. Lawrence Sam here with a weekly bit of sanity for ya among the commie infested fake news with it's science and kindness. Tell you what me and my brunkles will will doing this summer - Trump Rallies! Woot, the man is back on the trail and there are literally dozens of us follwing him around to nice places like Tulsa, 'Bama, and Pennsyltuckey, to proclaim the word. Put both hands on your tall boy and join us! Missy Stephanik will be there and there won't be no talk of having a clean livable planet, treating people equally, or being safe from diseases, no sir! We will fly the stars and bars as proud as when the South won the civil war! Pack your extra ammo, punch your sister-wife goodbye and hit the trail with us. We won't stop until America is Great again!

6/22/2020 7:33 AM

Being able to go places without wearing a &%E*&%$^*^ mask!

6/22/2020 7:09 AM

No events taking place this year. At least can get out for walks me seeing people again.

6/22/2020 7:00 AM

Enjoying time with family hoping to reach phase 4 soon would love to hold a family get together

6/22/2020 6:59 AM

Not catching the Covid-19 from the ignorants not wearing masks at Walmart and Aldi

6/22/2020 6:42 AM

Summer Rental is a great movie, check it out.

6/22/2020 6:29 AM