By Ann Dipietro
Saturday afternoon, January 30, forty or so Sea Cliff residents gathered at Still Partners Pub to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s most beloved poet Robert Burns .
Organized by Scotophiles Rob and Nedra Bleifer, this event which is observed worldwide had the inimitable Sea Cliff touch. There were tartan crafts for the many children that attended, lavishly costumed guests, party favors flown in from Scotland, and culinary delicacies for all- provided by Jill, Paul, and Ava Haining and Dan Roth, proprietor of the pub. Paul Haining in full piper garb led a spirited march through the tavern and boisterous readings of Burns’s poetry followed. All agreed that this will surely be an annual Sea Cliff event.