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Labor Day, The Unofficial 'Last Day Of Summer'

Beaches close, schools start and fall is in the air.

Labor Day 2012, the unofficial end of summer, has come and gone.

Parks Department personnel replaced the “strong swimmers only” signs along with “no Lifeguard on duty,” postings, the beach snack shack remained open just after dusk one last time, and beach lifeguards sported red sweatshirts as the sun dipped below Lake Washington. Kennydale Beach Park also closed for the season Monday night.

The beach will re-open mid-June 2013, although you’ll have one more chance to take a dip during the .

How did you spend your Labor Day weekend? Tell us in the comments and upload your photos and videos in our online ‘’ gallery.

Although the Puget Sound is on a 40-plus day dry streak, the cooler evening and crisp morning temperatures are undeniable. Fall is (nearly) in the air.

The first official day of fall 2012 is September 22. Be sure to celebrate it at the on September 20.

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