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Officially Out:
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Healy’s Pub Stays All in the Family for 50 Years
in the way in which customers around loosely, but it real- ing and Christmas, we always
are treated like relatives. And ly does become a part of you serve food so our customers
it’s been that way for nearly 50 and I’m proud and thrilled to that don’t have anywhere to go,
years. still feel this way after all these can be with us,” Kevin said.
On April 23, 1968, Healy’s years,” Tom said. That family feeling not only
Pub opened its doors, replac- In its 50 years, Healy’s has comes from the men that run it,
ing the previous watering hole, also become a big part of the but the bartenders who make
Morrissey’s. George Healy had community. To many, Healys customers feel at home, like
spent many years working in is a place of special meaning. Virginia Connell, Johnny Mack,
the hotel business, from bell- “We’ve met a lot of people over Mike McGee, Sue O’Shea, Dan-
hop to general manager. “He the years and a lot of them have ny Powers and more. “Our bar-
was bellman for 26 years and come in here and told me they tenders aren’t just employees.
the Tishman Brothers hired met their significant other peo- They have a genuine interest
him to staff their new hotels. ple or they got engaged here,” in the bar and its customers,”
He would staff about seven ho- Tom said. Some may also re- Kevin said.
tels and he became manager of member that Healy’s was the In April 2018, Healy’s will
them. Then they wanted him place that brought the origi- celebrate its 50th anniversa-
to act as chief of security along nal Irish Festival to Rockaway. ry, which is a big accomplish-
By Katie McFadden with being manager, but they “We started the Rockaway Irish ment for any business. “We’ve
didn’t want to pay him extra. Festival and ran it for about 25 been very fortunate to have a
“Sometimes you wanna go He didn’t want to do it with- years before the Ancient Or- community that supports us
where everybody knows your out being compensated,” Tom
name… and they’re always glad Healy Sr. said of his father. Co-
you came!” incidentally, at that time, the
There aren’t too many bars bar near Beach 108th was up
on the peninsula that give you for sale and George decided to
that feeling of stepping onto take a risk in another aspect of
the set of “Cheers” like Healy’s hospitality—the bar business.
Pub does. Besides the weekday With the help of his mother,
happy hours, frozen mugs to Sarah and sister, Helen, George
keep beers chilled, live bands pinched pennies and was able
or DJs that have people dancing to strike a deal with Paddy
into the night on weekends and Morrisey for the bar.
extra large frozen drinks like Ever since then, Healy’s has
creamiscles all summer, there’s been passed down, genera-
something else that has kept the tion-to-generation, Healy-to-
pub located on Rockaway Beach Healy. In 1985, Tom Healy Sr.,
Drive between Beach 108th and along with his brother Jimmy,
109th, running successfully for took over the taps from their fa-
nearly 50 years. ther and became owners. Over
“Everybody knows each oth- the past decade, another gen-
er here. It’s like Cheers, every- eration of Healys has claimed George Healy shakes hands with President Kennedy more than 50 years ago.
body knows your name and if ownership, with Tom Sr.’s sons,
you come in and people don’t Tommy and Kevin running the der of Hibernians picked it up like we support them for the
know you, they make you feel show. “I passed it on to them again,” Tom said. But most im- past 50 years,” Tom said. “I
comfortable,” former own- because they’re a lot like me in portantly, Healys is a place that don’t think anyone else on the
er Tom Healy Sr. said. “It has a certain ways and I knew they’d has been there for the com- peninsula, and not even that
welcoming atmosphere. It’s like keep the traditions of the bar munity. “We’ve always helped many bars in the city, can say
Cheers, where you walk into a going,” Tom said. His sons support the community in they’ve had a bar in the same
place and you run into some- credit their father with making times of need. You have to help family for 50 years. It’s a great
body you know that’s proba- Healy’s what it is. “Through- people, you can’t just take,” accomplishment for our fam-
bly gonna make you laugh,” out the last 30 years, our father Tom said. “If there was some- ily and our customers,” Tom-
Tommy Healy said. “Everyone has been the most instrumen- thing someone needed, my fa- my said. “Being in business
feels like they’re welcome and tal figure at the bar. He’s done ther has always been the first to for this long says a lot about
if someone ever needs some- the most work there and he’s offer. He’s the first guy to send the family that runs it. It’s not
thing, they know they can come one of the most important rea- flowers to someone’s mother’s always easy running a busi-
to us. People can come and feel sons the bar was as successful wake, the first to hold a fund- ness with family, but the fact
like they’re friends with the oth- as it was and continues to be,” raiser,” Kevin said. The owners that we can do it and get along
er customers and the people Tommy said. In the years that and staff also treat customers shows how solid of a business
working behind the bar and the the Healys have been running like family. “Some of the fac- it is,” Kevin said.
owners,” Kevin Healy added. the bar, they’ve found that the es, you see here day in and day “We’re blessed to have gone
As Rockaway’s longest-run- business is in their blood, in out, and to some of them, we this far. I don’t know what we
ning business to be owned by more ways than one. “After do- are their family. Some people did to make it this good but
one family, Healy’s Pub has al- ing it for so long, it becomes a come from outside of New York now that it is good, we wanna
ways kept it in the family, not part of you. It’s in your blood. I and don’t have anyone else. keep it this way,” Tom said.
only through ownership but know people throw that phrase For holidays, like Thanksgiv- Cheers to 50 years, Healys!
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to get to the curb. Some of the mal stuff. Until the Pooper
mountains had shoe prints, Scooper law. Which really
clear evidence that some leaps did transform the landscape
came up short. of well, the landscape. It be-
It was not pretty. came normal to expect peo-
Minefields were not limited ple to pick up after their
to street corners. You’d get to dogs. And for the most part,
a park and maybe play tack- the law (and expectations)
le with all the leaves on the hold up.
ground or just pick up a stack Eating on the subway is not
and chuck them in the air. But the plague that dog crap was
sure enough, you’d soon be and maybe a law is not need-
sniffing, wondering who got ed to outlaw it, but people
the dog crap on ‘em. need to know it’s foul, gross

Dine Out Not Under It wasn’t against the law so
people didn’t care much. One
girl used to walk her Mastiff in
and nasty and not necessari-
ly in that order. And it sure as
hell shouldn’t be normal.
I see subway officials are gross. the middle of the street and You want to have a bagel or
weighing whether or not to ban Those of us who grew up with think nothing of allowing her a granola bar or a stale pretzel
eating underground. Eeew. seven TV channels remember huge dog to leave a huge pile you bought from the guy at the
I commute by bike so maybe Gilligan’s Island and how much right near the yellow line. In- top of the subway stairs, go right
my views are a bit parochial. dog crap was everywhere. evitably, cars would roll over ahead. But you want to eat chick-
But I don’t care. You are com- Curb Your Dog meant don’t it and smear the crapola up en wings — and then lick your
mitting a high crime against let the mutt go on the sidewalk, and down the street. So much fingers — you are foul, gross and
human decency if you eat on have him crap in the street, in for stickball games! nasty. You break out the knives
the subway. It’s a crime even if the vicinity of the curb. The end There aren’t too many peo- and forks to eat and you’re like
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need less laws — side of things. their pooping pooches. Which off the bottom of their sneak- a law.
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to get her health back after a ***** from again.
recent episode. Jack was re- Dig in. The Rockaway *****
ally touched by the generos- Times Sandcastle contest Katie Honan of DNAInfo.
ity and asked that we give a is Sunday, July 30 at Beach com always does great report-
shout out to those who con- 117th. Bring your own tools. ing on Rockaway. This week
tributed. Registration begins at 11 she writes that the City closed
***** ***** a.m. on the boardwalk. The down an illegal hostel on Beach
The firehouse on Beach Ah, too bad, the more the contest starts at noon, sharp, 69th Street. The two-family
116th Street looks more and merrier. Community Board so don’t be late! You have house was putting up 22 peo-
more like it’s destined to member Danny Ruscillo until 2 p.m. to complete your ple some nights. The place had
move to the spot on Beach says people have been ask- creation. There are trophies been run by Laura Jones, who
Channel Drive between ing him to start a newspa- and prizes for the top three gained some infamy a couple
Beach 116th and 117th (the per or blog but has decid- in the 8 and under category, years back when she attempted
old HSBC bank, the old ed against doing either for 9 to 15 and 16 and up! to open a place on Beach 88th
Ram’s Horn and Sunset Din- now. Danny regularly sends ***** Street called “Hostile Hostel”
er spot). The Borough Pres community news by email. So there’s no more Slice O’ with rooms such as the “Wife
recommended the FDNY ***** Whit at Riis Park. Whitney Beater Bungalow” and the "Do-
consider Beach 112th and The 14th Annual Gray- Aycock, aka The Pizza Nazi, mestic Violence Bungalow."
BCD as the Community beards Family Run is to- has been given the heave-ho Jones later claimed it was a
Board suggested but that morrow evening Friday, by The Feds who say they got joke gone bad.
recommendation is hardly July 28 at St. Francis de numerous complaints and *****
binding. The Beach 112th Sales on Beach 129th. “Despite our efforts to work National Night Out Against
Street location seems a bet- This year's event is spe- with Whit, he continued to Crime (it’s a daylight thing!)
ter place than the entrance cial, honoring the memo- act in such a way that is not is Tuesday, Aug 1. The 100th
to the area’s main commer- r y of Eileen M. Lavin and in keeping with the Nation- Precinct's fun will be held in
cial strip. Of course, the re- the theme will be "Always al Park Service values.” One the parking lot at Beach 94th
sponse time of the FDNY to Run with your Heart." It’s complaint was a lewd picture off Rockaway Beach Boule-
area emergencies must be always a great event and on a door allegedly in view of vard. The 101st will be at
considered paramount. probably draws as many the public. (We’re guessing O’Donohue Park at Beach
***** runners/walkers as any NPS sees Bay 1 as nude not 17th and Seagirt. Festivi-
Plenty of friends of Mary in Rockaway. You can still lewd). One thing’s for sure, ties run from 4-8 p.m. in the
and Jack Meade pitched in sign up and join the fun. See Whit’s got a large, loyal fol- 100th and from 3-9 p.m. in
to help out while Mary fights Page 44 for info. lowing and he’ll be heard the 101st.

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BORO PREZ
GREENLIGHTS
FIREHOUSE MOVE –
AGAINST CB 14 WISHES
interested in taking possession “Based on the above I here-
of the property. (The Rockaway by recommend approval of this
Times had emailed Sutton’s of- application with the following
fice more than a year ago for conditions:
comment about the FDNY’s “Community Board 14 has
interest. The email got no re- expressed concerns about the
sponse). proposed site and has recom-
The City has eminent domain mended another for consid-
rights (it can seize property for eration. The Fire Department
the public good) so it is not un- should evaluate the feasibility of
usual for the City to start a UL- the alternative recommended
URP (Uniform Land Use Review by the community board.
Procedure) before alerting the
owner. A ULURP is a standard-
ized City procedure in which
Landmark shrouded by scaffolds and netting.
applications affecting the land
use of city property would be
By Kevin Boyle estimates climbed, the FDNY publicly reviewed. Some of the
and the City started eyeing a process includes public hear-
Community Board 14 rejected property a few hundred feet ings, Community Board and
the proposed move. The Queens north on Beach Channel Drive, Borough President recommen-
Borough President approved it. between Beach 116th and Beach dations, and environmental im-
A little background. In June 117th Street as a new firehouse pact studies. The empty lot the Community Board
prefers for a new firehouse.
2016, The Rockaway Times re- location. In the case of Sutton’s prop-
ported that the FDNY was look- The site, most recently home erty (116-11 Beach Channel “The landmarked Beach
ing to move from its landmarked of an HSBC bank branch and Drive), the ULURP process is 116th Street Firehouse has been
firehouse on Beach 116th Street formerly the Sunset Diner, had well underway. In June 2017, an iconic part of the communi-
because a much-needed reno- been vacant since Hurricane Community Board 14 rejected ty for over 100 years. The Rock-
vation was far more costly than Sandy in 2012. The building and the proposed move and instead away Peninsula is in need of a
a relocation. lot is owned by Jeff Sutton, who recommended the firehouse be cultural and arts center. Beach
The firehouse, more than 100 according to Forbes magazine is moved four blocks east to ap- 116th Street is centrally located
years old and home to Engine worth $3.4 billion and is among proximately Beach 112th Street and has long been an economic
268 and Ladder 137, received the top 200 richest Americans. and Beach Channel Drive, and cultural hub of Rockaway.
landmark status in 2013. Such The City began doing soil tests which is an unused lot (west of Adapting the landmarked fire-
a designation preserves history and exploring the overall fea- the ferry parking lot) owned by house for re-use as a cultural
but is often at odds with modern- sibility of the site, apparently National Grid. and arts center would be a log-
ization efforts – which is needed without the knowledge of Sut- The Community Board sent ical repurposing of the building
at the Beach 116th facility. ton, whose attorney just recent- its recommendation to Melinda that would serve the entire pen-
When updating the firehouse ly contacted the Community Katz, the Queens Borough Pres- insula.”
was explored, and renovation Board to inquire if the City was ident. Katz’s condition that the
After reviewing CB 14’s rec- FDNY “should evaluate” the
ommendation, the BP issued alternative site is not binding
her own recommendation. “The and probably not a particularly
location of firehouses is critical attractive option for the FDNY.
in determining response times Such an evaluation would mean
and the overall strategy of the starting the ULURP process
Fire Department to provide fire over, thereby prolonging the ef-
and emergency protection for fort to find and establish a mod-
our neighborhoods and com- ern firehouse. In effect, her rec-
munities. It is also critical when ommendation is a green light
replacing firehouses to ensure for the FDNY to relocate to the
continuity and timeliness of 116th site.
service. On the Rockaway Pen- In 2016, Jim Long, a spokes-
insula there is the added chal- man for the FDNY said it could
lenge of proximity to the waters be five years before trucks and
of Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic engines rolled out of a new fa-
Ocean especially during ex- cility. Now, perhaps it’s just four
The FDNY looking to move to abandoned bank. traordinary weather events. years.
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Rockaway Times Sandcastle Contest is Sunday!
By Katie McFadden available to runner-ups. Howev- composition and wow factor!
er, most participants will receive The winners will be announced
Bring your bucket, shovel and something just for joining in (as at around 2:30 p.m.
creative spark to the beach this long as supplies last). Partici- Registration begins at 11 a.m.
weekend. The 2nd Annual Rock- pants will receive event medals, at the registration tent on the
away Times Sandcastle Contest plus other fun giveaways like boardwalk at Beach 117th Street.
is this Sunday on Beach 117th sunglasses. There will also be Registration will be closed at 1
Street! some buckets and shovels avail- p.m. There is also an option to
On Sunday, July 30, all are able to those who don’t have register in advance. Email your
welcome to join in on another Last year, Bruce Johanns took first in their own, courtesy of Council- name and age category to Ka-
great Rockaway Times-spon- the adult category for his gargoyle. man Ulrich’s office, and water to tie@rockawaytimes.com. Even
sored event for the whole fami- keep everyone hydrated, cour- if you pre-register, please stop at
ly. Last year The Rockaway Times phy. Plus, this year we’re giving tesy of the Parks Department. the registration tent to check in
resurrected the Rockaway Sand- winners even more incentive to The task is simple. Create an- and pick up your entry number.
castle Contest along with the do their best work! The Rocka- ything you want, whether it’s The Rockaway Sandcastle
help of the Department of Parks way Times reached out to local a castle, creature or any oth- Contest was a tradition started
and Recreation and Councilman businesses to help make the er family-friendly piece, using by West End Realty many years
Eric Ulrich’s office. Last year par- contest even better by donating sand, water and sand tools. ago. They ran it for about 18 years
ticipants impressed with castles, prizes for the winners. Business- Participants can work alone, in until the organizers moved out
elephants, flip flops, aloha greet- es like Lana’s Loft, Uncle Louie pairs, or groups, but please keep of town. The Rockaway Times
ings and even a gargoyle. It was G’s of Rockaway Beach, The groups to no more than six peo- picked up the shovel and start-
so much fun that we’re doing it Fat Cardinal Bakery and Carvel ple. The contest starts prompt- ed it up again last summer. The
again. have donated gift certificates. Liz ly at noon and participants will weather looks perfect for Sun-
All ages are welcome to Beach Speer of Life Eclectic Apparel has only have until 2 p.m. to finish day, so whether participating or
117th on Sunday to participate in donated a prize pack including their work, so it is important to just browsing, come out and en-
the fun. There will be three dif- a t-shirt, tote and blanket. Some show up on time. No one will be joy a beautiful Rockaway day.
ferent age categories: 8 and Un- lucky winners will also receive allowed to enter after 1 p.m. As If any other local businesses
der, 9 to 15, and 16 and up (that passes for a whale-watching ad- the contest nears the end, three would like to donate prizes be-
means you, adults!) The top three venture cruise with American judges will be coming around to fore Sunday, please contact Ka-
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Great Music, Food, Fun and Bonding
Set for Night Out Against Crime
lice station on Beach 94th Street, popular zumba lady, Lisa G., lenges ahead — all with the goal
the 100th Precinct will host DJ music by one of our officers of build a lasting and strong re-
quite an extravaganza with a in blue, free food catered by lationship. It’s a two-way street
By Kami Leigh-Agard bouncy house, obstacle course, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill for both the police and locals,”
rock wall, photo booth, live mu- and Bar restaurant chain, and a Boamah said.
What better way to kick off sic and free delicious food. community resource fair organ- Come out and celebrate next
the first day in August than with Joe Young, 100th Precinct’s ized by local officials and health Tuesday for National Night Out
the National Night Out Against Community Council president, agencies, plus information on Against Crime. Both Young
Crime 2017 celebration with encourages everyone to come crime prevention programs and Boamah attest that though
our local officers in blue and the out and celebrate this robust from the local precinct. there will be loads of fun, music
community? gathering between local of- Victor Boamah, 101st Pre- and food for children and adults
Both 100th and 101st Pre- ficers and the community. “We cinct's Community Council alike, this event is more about
cincts’ Community Councils, want everyone to come out, president, says that this event fostering positive communi-
serving the Rockaway penin- get to your know your local of- is a great platform to improve ty partnership, understanding
sula and Broad Channel, have ficers and have fun. Our officers interaction between the local and safety.
quite a bevy of fun and yummy, too, have families, and serve police and community they Boamah said, “Everyone
jam-packed activities planned us everyday to make our com- serve. “We are thankful for our come out! Take this opportuni-
for local adults and children munity safe. This will be a great officers, who go out there every- ty to get valuable information
with New York City’s finest next night, when we can all come day to protect and serve us. We on ways to work with the local
Tuesday, August, 1. and get to know each other as need to continue to work hand- NYPD and ultimately keep our
This annual event, celebrat- one community supporting in-hand. Without the commu- neighborhoods safe.”
ed across the U.S. and Canada each other.” nity, there would be no need for For more information, con-
since 1984, aims to build aware- The 101st Precinct is hosting the police, and without the po- tact 100th Precinct Community
ness about crime prevention, their celebration at O’Donohue lice, our community could not Council President Joe Young at
and strengthen police and com- Park on Beach 17th Street and survive. Celebrating National 718-318-4233 and 101st Pre-
munity relations. Seagirt Boulevard from 3 p.m. Night Out Against Crime is a cinct’s Community Council
From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the to 9 p.m. There will be a talent great way to highlight the suc- President Victor Boamah at
parking lot across from the po- show, zumba with Rockaway’s cesses we’ve had and the chal- 718-868-3441.

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Priest Shares
the Tale of the
Ground Zero Cross
By Kami-Leigh Agard diately knelt down and thanked
Almighty God. As we all silently
On September 23, 2001, 13 looked from each other to the
days after the catastrophic 9/11 cross, we did not say a word, but
attack that left downtown NYC from the reverent silence and
in shambles both physically and penetrating wide-eyed stares,
emotionally, Franciscan priest, it was obvious that we all knew
Father Brian Jordan, first laid and accepted that this was a
his eyes on a 17-foot steel col- sign of God.”
umn, weighing at least two tons, So what took just 13 days to
showed to him by a construction discover, culminated in a 13-
worker after a Sunday Mass he year uphill battle for this fire-
held with Ground Zero workers. brand priest to steadfastly fight
This gigantic T-shaped cross, for the preservation and me-
formed by two interlocked gird- morialization of what became
ers, both stupefied and amazed known as the Ground Zero
Father Brian, and everyone in Cross.
attendance, who all stared si- In his new book, The Ground
lently at what appeared to be a Zero Cross, Fr. Jordan intimate-
sign from above. ly shares his odyssey with the
“I was so overcome with emo- cross, and why he decided to
tion, shock, surprise and grati-
tude,” Fr. Jordan said. “I imme- Continued on page 13

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ZERO CROSS not intentionally discriminate
Continued from Page 12 against a group of atheists One On One
“let go and let God” after the
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tional September 11 Memori-
Fr. Jordan said that after 13
years of fighting for this cross,
and
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rusted cross at the Ground ago, but decided to revisit it
Zero site because it was a after finally coming to peace
powerful reminder for the and accepting the reality that
countless construction work- the Ground Zero Cross has a
ers, firemen, police officers permanent home, though the
and volunteers that God is 9/11 Memorial Museum was
here with us, and with faith not my preference. Howev-
in Him, we will resurrect, not er, now that the book is pub-
just as a community, but as a lished, I want folks of all faiths
country. to see why the cross was and
“Then I fought for it to be will always be a significant
placed at the nearby St. Pe- symbol of hope, faith and res-
ter’s Roman Catholic Church, urrection for us all after 9/11.
which was severely impacted “In my estimation, at least
by 9/11, not just physically, one third of those who died
but emotionally. Though suf- that fateful day were from
fering structural damage, St. Irish Catholic families from all
Peter’s kept its doors open five boroughs, especially from
to America’s heroes, and the Rockaway, Breezy Point and
church transformed into a Broad Channel. The firemen,
relief supply station. Most of police officers, union workers
the Ground Zero workers were and civil employees who lost
Irish Catholics who needed their lives that day and during
that physical and spiritual relief efforts were Irish Catho-
reminder of the cross at the lics,” Fr. Jordan said.
church,” Fr. Jordan said. Fr. Jordan himself comes
The cross was kept at the from a working-class Irish
church from October 2006 to family that goes back three
July 2011. Then in a short cer- generations visiting and liv-
emony that same month, it ing in Breezy Point. “My fa-

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truck and lowered into the Na- during the Great Depression.
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al & Museum (due to being a
Then when he married and
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the rest of the museum's dis-
used to spend all of our sum-
mers living in a bungalow in
Walk ins Welcomed
plays were filled in. Breezy.
During that time period, Fr. “Rockaway will always be
Jordan still fought to reinstall my home. I know this com-
the cross back at St. Peter’s. munity well. I was here for
However, now both the cross the 9/11 Memorial Mass ser-
and Fr. Jordan had a new nem- vices on the peninsula, after
esis. In July 2011, the nonprof- the Flight 787 crash and of
it group, American Atheists, course, Sandy. So I know how
sued to remove it, calling it an strong and resilient Rockaway
unlawful and “repugnant” at- folks are! We keep pressing on
tempt to promote religion on and keep hope alive even in
public land. One group mem- the most dire of tragedies,” Fr.
ber even told ABC News that it Jordan said.
was “an ugly piece of wreck- The Ground Zero Cross can
age” that connoted only “hor- be bought on barnesandno-
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A Day for the
Animals
By Katie McFadden The event will aim to do that
through a series of events and
Sunday is for the dogs (and services for pets and humans
cats!). Animal Rock 2017 will alike.
be an all-day celebration of The event will include an an-
furry friends. imal memorial service start-
On Sunday, July 30, from ing at 11 a.m., to honor the
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beach animals that have passed over.
94th Street Performance From 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.,
Space, Jill Lauri, MBA, MSW, there will be speakers talking
of Healing With Animals, is about different animal-relat-
hosting an event dedicated to ed topics. Cathy Browne will
animals and those who love be discussing feral cats Trap,
them. According to Lauri, Neuter and Release programs.
the purpose of Animal Rock Lauri herself will cover the
2017 “is to Celebrate Our Re- topic of deepening our rela-
lationship With Animals - to tionship with animals and
acknowledge the important healing. Nicole Valenti of the
role that they play in our lives. Riverhead Foundation will
My intention is for people to teach people about proper
experience the love that an- protocol for helping stranded
imals feel for us, the joy that or injured sea animals. Lastly,
they want for us, the road to Dr. Nancy Gahles will discuss
peace that they offer us, and healing animals through ho-
the respect for all living be-
Jill Lauri along with her furry friend, Jessie. ings that are here to teach us.” Continued on page 15

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A DAY FOR THE them, things tend to go very ity for healing in both the ani- people.
ANIMALS smoothly,” Lauri said. Lau- mal and the person." On Sunday, Lauri will be
Continued from Page 14 ri wasn’t just inspired by her Lauri says she often uses spreading the healing pow-
love for animals. She says it this gift for counseling and er of animals throughout the
meopathy. Besides discus- was their idea, and as an ani- healing purposes, includ- peninsula. The event is open
sions, there will be plenty of mal communicator, she would ing with those who may have to anyone who loves animals
activities including animal know. lost an animal. She’s also or those who are simply open
blessings, animal Reiki or For many years, Lauri says used more traditional ways to learning more about ani-
healing massage, and plenty she has had a gift of being able of helping people. She moved mals. “From this, I want peo-
of raffles to help raise money to communicate with ani- to Rockaway in 2008. “Once ple to connect to a greater joy
for Animal Care and Control mals. “I’m an animal commu- I came here, I never looked in their lives, to build a great-
(ACC). Local businesses like nicator and I’ve been working back. I knew I was supposed er respect, and honor our re-
Boarders Surf Shop, Burn Fit- with animals for a long time,” to be here,” she said. Howev- lationship with animals, and
ness, Cuisine By Claudette, she said. “In communicat- er, it wasn’t until after Hurri- for people to walk away with
Thai Rock, Uncle Louie G, and ing with a person's animal, I cane Sandy that she knew that things that may be able to in-
Zingara Vintage have donated serve as a translator, facilitat- she should truly use her gift. tegrate into their own lives.
prizes towards the raffle. ACC ing a conversation between “After Sandy, I decided it was We’re all in this together. If
will also be on hand in the them. I start by saying hello time to really claim my voice we don’t honor ourselves and
hopes of giving animals a new to the animal telepathically. and speak for the animals and other living beings, then we
home. They will be bringing In response, he or she tells me do what I came here to do. all lose. Through this event,
a mobile van full of cats and about their personality and Everything had prepared me we can honor all living be-
dogs that will be available for how they see themselves. This to do it, but it was just time to ings and spread the message
adoption between noon and often includes their appear- let go of any fears I had about of how to continue to do that
4 p.m. Current pet owners are ance. The animal may also doing something that was less and take it to an even greater
also encouraged to bring their share about their relation- traditional. After Sandy, there level,” Lauri said.
pets for all the activities. ship with their person, what was a lot of fear and it was For more information about
Lauri said she was inspired they think about their food, really an opportunity for the Animal Rock or Healing With
by the idea of Animal Rock how they are feeling physical- animals to help heal us,” she Animals, head to www.Heal-
from, well, the animals of ly or emotionally...I relay this said. This realization led Lau- ingWithAnimals.com, or to
course. “It was their idea and information to their person ri to starting her own prac- contact Jill for her services or
they inspired me and I ran and we begin a three-way di- tice, Healing With Animals, to help with the event, email
with it. What I find is when alogue. Communication with in which she uses her gift to Jill@healingwithanimals.com
I take my inspiration from the animal offers the possibil- comfort both animals and or call 212-289-3540.

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usa.org/journal/ajhm-jour- Poison Control Center find- As President Emerita of the
nal/ajhm-issues-2017/presi- ings, which report no serious National Center for Home-
dent-s-letter.html adverse effects from acciden- opathy and a member of the
1. Most of the cases had lit- tal ingestions or overdoses of Board of Directors of the In-
tle or no information about homeopathic teething tablets. tegrative Health Policy Con-
the child’s existing health 5. The data about the eight sortium, I have been involved
conditions, medications and (not 10) infant deaths show in the Federal policy issues
no analysis of the data that many other possible co-exist- regarding homeopathy, its
shows causality of adverse ef- ing causes. products and practice for
fects from the homeopathic There is much research in many years.
products. homeopathy available on- I was an active contribu-
2. The FDA did not “make line, including a 214-page tor to the FDA hearings on
More on any attempt to evaluate the compilation of research on regulation of homeopathic
relative risk from using ho- the AIH website https://ho- products. A factual response
Homeopathy meopathic teething products” meopathyusa.org/uploads/ to the homeopathic teething
Dear Editor: compared to healthy children. Homeopathy_Research_Evi- tablet issue is here: http://
Dr. Galvin’s column on ho- The relative risk of seizures dence_Base_7-12-2017.pdf or h o m e o p at hy u s a. o rg / j ou r-
meopathy teething tablets from homeopathic teething use the searchable database nal/ajihm-journal/ajihm-is-
does not fully explore the tablets is estimated at “1% or at https://www.hri-research. sues-2017/president-s-letter.
topics of safety, composition less,” far below the 4-10% risk org/ html
of homeopathy products, or of healthy children. Homeopathic teething tab- Homeopathy is the second
research in homeopathy. Par- 3. The amounts of Belladon- lets have a long history of safe largest system of medicine in
ents deserve more balanced na in the teething tablets were use and a far better safety re- the world.
information to help them within the area of “ultra-di- cord than over-the-counter Homeopathic products
evaluate the products for lutions,” which are far below pain-relievers that are rou- are regulated by the Feder-
themselves. any pharmacologically active tinely given to babies and al Food, Drug and Cosmetic
Dr. Ronald Whitmont, Presi- dose. To experience even mild children. Act (1938). CPG Sec. 400.400
dent of the American Institute side effects, a child would Tina Quirk, RN, MS, CCH FDA outlines the standards
of Homeopathy, a national need to ingest a dozen bottles for strength, quality and pu-
medical association, makes of teething tablets over a short Dear Editor: rity set forth in the Homeo-
the following points in his period of time. In response to the article pathic Pharmacopeia of the
analysis of the FDA reported 4. The FDA claims do not “On Homeopathic Products,” I
cases. http://homeopathy- correlate with the National would like to offer some facts. Continued on page 17

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WE GET EMAIL try. One should never tamper house the day after Sandy.
On Bike Lanes
Continued from Page 16 with the product by diluting it When these 'programs' were Dear Editor:
nor would any product bear- being formed I still had no The cyclists have no choice
United States (HPUS). Labe- ing the HPUS # contain such electricity and used my gas but to swerve on the boards,
ling of products is under the directions. oven for heat. Now I see NYC because the bike lanes are
aegis of the FDA. A home- Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, got 20 billion and only a few filled with people hanging
opathic product must meet RSHom(NA), OIM homes knew that they could out…and as you said "people
these standards and bear the get elevated? What kind of gravitate towards the railings.”
HPUS# on its label. Products What’s Not Up? crap is that? Perhaps we should look into
like Zicam and Pleo, are out- GE Reardon bike lanes like they have in
liers and do not meet these Dear Editor: Long Beach — in the center!
standards. Anyone can call I asked BIB how it is that Just an idea…because the con-
their product homeopathic, neighbors' houses less dam- A Few More Rules stant blaming of the bicyclists
natural, even safe. This does aged than mine are getting Dear Editor: is unfair. We are continually
not make it so. 'elevated' by the BIB pro- I agree with most of Susan told to dismount the bikes, yet
Homeopathic medicine can gram. This is an excerpt of Brady's beach rules, although I no one is telling the people to
be prescribed by both licensed my email: "I was affected by might characterize a couple as get out of the bike lanes so the
and nationally certified prac- Sandy in Rockaway Beach. I judgey, but I think she missed cyclists would not have to be
titioners (Certified Classi- am now seeing a few neigh- one of the top two — Carry in, all over the boards.
cal Homeopath, CCH) and it bors’ homes being elevated carry out. In other words, take Nancy Re
can be purchased as an OTC that were 'less' damaged than your garbage out with you. At
by consumers. The caveat is mine. Why were we 'not' told the very least carry it to the
this: homeopathic medicines the City would pay to elevate garbage can and place it there,
are medicines. If you have a our homes??? Apparently, and if the can is full, find an-
question about self-care or only several hundred found other can, or take it home. Editor@RockawayTimes.com
if you are attempting to treat out!!! I see 20 billion has And if you're feeling very
a self-limiting condition on been appropriated to NYC for "green," perhaps pick up
your own, it is best to consult Sandy relief. I want my home some garbage from the beach
with a certified homeopath- raised too!” (or the waves) and add it to
ic practitioner. Homeopath- Why are not ALL of us in yours and carry that out too!
ic products bearing a HPUS# Rockaway being offered to It beautifies the beach and
are prepared according to have our houses raised? I protects the wildlife. Thanks!
the standards of the indus- know I was busy repairing my Valerie W. Christopher

Whit Gets Sliced BAYHOUSE
from Riis BREEZY POINT
Open Lunch and Dinner
By Katie McFadden of the man who has been nick-
named the Pizza Nazi. Many OPEN 7 DAYS HAPPY
National Park Service has were saddened and outraged
N HOUR 4-7
sliced Whit. Chef Whitney Ay- to hear that one of their favorite
FROZEKS, weekdays
DRIN OME
cock served up his last pies at concessionaires would no
Slice O’ Whit at Riis Park last longer be at Riis Park.
weekend. After a series of com- The Rockaway Times reached AWES SET
plaints, the federal park ser-
vice decided their differences
out to Gateway National Recrea-
tion Area’s Public Affairs Officer,
SUN
couldn’t be put aside, no matter Daphne Yun, for comment. LIVE MUSIC!
how good the food is. “There have been numerous Friday, July 28th - 9 pm
On Monday, July 24, Aycock complaints about Whit's be- Hell or high Water
posted a photo on social media havior and actions since he has Sunday, July 30th - 6 pm Monday Night is Family Night
of the location where he’s been
serving up pizza and other deli-
been at Riis Beach. The park has
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over the past two summers. Yet would comply,” Yun said. “De- Sunday, Aug. 13th - 6 pm
his post marked the end of good spite our efforts to work with Girls on Top Tuesday Night is Pasta Night
vibes at Suite 1 on Bay 9. “As of Whit, he continued to act in Pasta (your choice) plus salad
today, this awesome place is such a way that is not in keeping
closed! The small, simple-mind- with the National Park Service $14.95 plus reg. menu is avail.
ed fools that oversee this beauti- values.”
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us federally offensive. So be it.
After much questioning over
how Slice o’ Whit could be “fed- Let Us Cater Your Next Event
Happily so. F***em,” the post erally offensive,” Aycock took to
said.
500 Bayside Drive Breezy Point
Aycock’s news shocked fans Continued on page 18 New Phone #: 347-926-4926
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RIIS
Another bullet point mentioned damage was done. “His
Continued from Page 17
the playing of loud music during disruptive inconsiderate
Instagram to post the exact letter last week’s Rockaway Artists Alli- behavior and continued
he received from NPS, citing the ance film festival. The letter says intentional noncompli-
complaints that led to him be- Aycock was asked beforehand ance is unacceptable.”
ing shut down. The letter, from to lower the music as to not dis- Another bullet point re-
Gateway Superintendent Jen- rupt the event and he allegedly ferred to a lewd painting
nifer Nersesian, mentioned in- refused. “In spite of the prior that Aycock had on the
stances of inappropriate music notice, Mr. Aycock refused to door of his premises. It
being played and a confronta- comply, interrupting the event said Aycock had removed
tion that ensued between Ay- organized for the community.” the painting, but “his poor
cock and a beachgoer after the The letter says Aycock eventually judgment and imprudent
beachgoer addressed the music. turned the music down, but the behavior is unbecoming of a while we don't applaud this de-
park operator.” Lastly, the letter cision, we understand that Riis
said Aycock didn’t get approval is a federal park and that we -
to install a business sign in front and all of our sub tenants - have
of the historic property. to comply with National Park
Belvy Klein, owner of Riis Park guidelines and regulations. It's
Beach Bazaar, said they fought really unfortunate that it came
to keep Aycock as one of their to this and I wish that compro-
concessionaires. “We have at- mises could have been reached,
tempted to moderate and work but at this point it's out of our
out the differences between the hands."
two, but ultimately and unfortu- By Tuesday, Aycock had re-
nately, we were not successful. moved the majority of his be-
Throughout his tenure with us longings from the Riis Park
Whit has consistently received premises. Aycock will not be re-
raves from press and public alike turning to Riis Park in the winter.
for producing some of the very What’s next for Whit’s pizza is up
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ROGERS IRISH PUB, ROCKAWAY'S OLDEST
RUNNING BUSINESS - 1919

lounger”), cabaret dancing and
souvenirs for the ladies.
In May of 1919, the Pierce Ho-
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and Cornelius Rogers, formerly
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“The Rogers Hotel.”
The building has changed its
face a few times, but locals have
no problem identifying the
building and the location.
By Katie Lucev, for the 1913 season in the gone. The color post card is For the last 98 years and
Mentored by Rockaway Beach Rockaways. self-explanatory. ‘STILL’ in business, many
Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. The black and white post- The multi-story beautiful Rockaway Beach residents and
card is postmarked on June brick building contained 30 visitors have enjoyed making
It was gracefully noticed that 2, 1913 and many unwanted rooms, eight baths and private memories and drinking spirits
in the last few issues of The items such as the spider web suites with baths, six bowling at Rogers Irish Pub.
Rockaway Times, a local busi- of power lines, the overhead alley lanes, a large dining room In two years’ time (2019),
ness must be “Honored in trolley power lines, as well as and heat during the winter Rogers Irish Pub, located on
Rockaway Beach, NY History.” utility and trolley poles were months. 116th Street, will be celebrating
The Hotel Pierce on Fifth washed out for photo clarity. In 1918, with O. Greissefier as its long waiting and extremely
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Dear Enchantress…I moved ing to make new friends, you of "needing friends?" Taking gathering early and settle in. 5.
to my new neighborhood are not alone. It sounds like on these questions will help Introduce yourself to the per-
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be involved in the communi- does create neediness. You’re are in this predicament. Jour- them know the truth that you
ty, I have many interests and normal, and human. See if you nals are always a great way to are new and your intention is
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other already. I don't know if about how to meet your own 1. Find a gathering on meet- that way. 6. Let go of expecta-
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shopping and smiling at peo- tempt something new, for fear meetings are usually informa- your desire is a surefire way to
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By Artie Wallace pair, this is the site for you. will find that they link to oth-
They provide detailed dia- er sites, but they are pretty in-
Many DIYers rely on the in- grams of most appliances to formative. Keep in mind that
ternet for their source of in- help you find the right part the sites they link to may not
formation. YouTube videos and most of the parts have always be professionals.
are great for general reference, installation instructions. 5- HomeDepot.com & Low-
but you never know if they are Though most of the instruc- es.com, I grouped these two
posted by amateurs or people tions are posted by customers, together because they are very
who know what they are talk- they are pretty accurate. Some similar to one another. They
ing about. have videos, others have writ- both have a section for “Ide-
I put together a list of sites ten instructions. as & How To.” Their videos are
that I think are a great re- 3- DoItYourself.com, this pretty good and informative,
source for DIYers. site has a lot of ads to deal but at the same time they are
1- SupplyHouse.com, for with, but they also have a lot geared towards DIYers with a
heating or plumbing parts/ to offer. Even with a lot to of- little knowledge. So do a lit-
supplies they have a great fer, they are limited to the ba- tle additional research after accurate that I found.
stock. Once you find the part sic DIY projects. I would not watching their videos. Although I recommend
you’re looking for, you can recommend them for more Notes: these sites, I can not person-
find helpful videos near the detailed projects. Most of For this article, I went ally guarantee their informa-
bottom of the page. their topics are covered as text through more than 100 sites tion. So I always recommend
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Facts You Probably
Don’t Need
If you are 24 years old, you've field by his physics professor
been around for 10 percent of because "in this field, almost
American history. everything is already discov-
ered." He did so anyway and
Someone who got an aver- originated Quantum Theory,
age score on an IQ test in 1949 which revolutionized the field.
Meatloaf with panko crumbs and ½ cup of
Mango Peach Salsa. would be considered "border-
line impaired" on today's IQ
Mango Peach Form a log on parchment
paper or aluminum foil. Pour
tests.
The United States Constitution
is the only constitution from the
Salsa rest of the salsa over top. Adolf Hitler survived over 20
18th century that is still in use.
Bake for 45 minutes. Let it documented assassination at-
By Sharon Feldman rest for five minutes. Slice and Pilots and co-pilots eat different
tempts, mostly from people meals to avoid food poisoning.
enjoy! who served him.
Got tired of hamburgers, so
Although "The Dark Side of the
I put this together and it was If you carry and drink alcohol-
Moon" was the #1 album for
really good! ic beverages in Saudi Arabia,
only one week, it remained on
you'll get a number of whip
lashes. the Billboard top 200 for 741
Serves: 4 weeks straight from 1973 to
Ingredients: 1988.
1 pound ground turkey After the publication of 1984,
¾ cup flavored panko George Orwell sent a copy to
his high school French teacher, The word 'testify' comes from
crumbs pre-biblical times. It derives
Aldous Huxley, who responded
14 ounce Sabra Mango from the act of swearing on
with a letter commending the
Peach Salsa book and contrasting it with his one's testicles in Roman legal
own Brave New World. practices.
Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Theoretical physicist Max Plank Facts from Sean McVeigh, Fac-
Mix together ground turkey, was told not to get into the tologist.

Time To Wake Up About Wakes
By Bob Leckie, Owner of Bay and most recently, raft or float, or an an-
The Wharf Seastreak to help meet chored or moored ves-
their demand on this sel. A moving vessel has
After spending the popular route and what an obligation to pass a
last 39 years having Ja- has become a destina- moored vessel careful-
maica Bay as my back- tion place, Rockaway ly and avoid producing
yard, I consider myself Beach. unusual wakes.
as someone who has Unlike Reynold’s The moving vessel
had a lot of experience Channel to the east of has a duty to consider
with boat wakes. There us, Jamaica Bay is not a the anticipated effects
are large fishing ves- “no wake” zone chan- of its speed and motion
sels, tugboats, barges, nel. This channel has through the water on
high-speed ferry servic- a Bay Constable and vessels moored nearby.
es, jet skiers and maybe Coast Guard that en- It must proceed care-
the worst of the lot, the forces Maritime Law. fully to avoid creating to be a gentle soul, who My point of the matter
recreational weekend Per state and federal law, swells that might cause never seemed to lose is…what are we going to
boaters. an operator is responsi- damage. It must take his composure despite do? Wait for someone to
My focus these days ble for their vessel and reasonable precautions my ranting and raving suffer serious personal
is the present NYC Fer- any damage or person- to minimize the effects at times. He stood on injury, damaged prop-
ry, which has contract- al injury it may cause. of its wake including a the dock, took photos erty or incur damage
ed Horblower Interna- Sometimes the vessel reduction in speed. and more important- to their boats? Lawsuits
tional Corp Vessels to fails to regulate speed, Finally, after months ly, experienced what it will be inevitable if Mar-
transport passengers operating at a speed that of numerous phone was that I was trying to itime Law isn’t abided
from Lower Manhattan causes damage from the calls, photos, videos, make him understand. by in good conscience.
and Sunset Park to and wake of the vessel. talks and arguments, I believe he has done Captains, let’s be con-
from the Rockaways. An Improper distance Mr. Cameron Clark ap- what he can to commu- scious of what you have
obvious boom to the lo- is operating a vessel at peared on the deck one nicate to his captains left behind and I’m not
cal economy, so much greater than five miles Saturday morning. He what they need to do to talking about your der-
so, that they had to per hour when operat- is the executive senior operate the vessels in a riere.
add several fishing ves- ing within 100 feet of a vice president of Horn- safe manner, although Happy Trials,
sels from Sheepshead store, a dock or pier, a blower and appeared not always. Bob Leckie
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by the beach wall, was cele- for the person he was and
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Community
vide support to their community will be sup- tive collaborations. We
members. I say, "mem- portive, because they probably all remember
bers," but in most cases understand what it’s like as kids competing with
there is no formal mem- to be out in the deep end neighboring parishes or
bership for these com- of the pool. I see it with teams. Sometimes those
munities, people are the yoga community, as rivalries could be heat-
simply bound to each that group looks to deep- ed. But as we grew up,
other by some common en their practice, know- we crossed lines into
cause or activity. But ing that not everyone is those neighborhoods,
they share a sense of be- double-jointed, and pro- and realized the other
By Lou Pastina from the most eastern longing, a sense of ca- viding helpful guidance guys weren’t so bad af-
tip of the peninsula all maraderie, and a sense to reach the calmness ter all, and in some cas-
The definition of a the way to the most west- of togetherness that that yoga brings. es formed teams across
“community” is typi- ern tip and is bound comes with being in a When my kids were neighborhoods.
cally a group of people by sea and bay. Some group. The members are younger I saw it within It would be great if we
who live in the same of the more prominent caring and supportive, the various sports teams could be as open all the
area and interact with communities are the and give positive re-en- here on the peninsula. time and not keep to only
each other. The modern business communities forcement for forward Not everyone has the the communities that
world has extended that that make up the local progress both individu- talent to be a success- we formed; and close to
definition to include merchants that serve ally and collectively. ful athlete, but that sel- new members and other
electronic communities us all. Other communi- I certainly see that dom mattered, because groups. That would truly
such as the social media ties include the various within the circles that I the focus was teaching be a world to aspire to, to
worlds of Facebook, In- yoga groups, the music move in. I see it on Tues- sportsmanship and fos- be open and collabora-
stagram and Snapchat community, and the day nights at Connolly’s tering teamwork, rather tive. And it’s the type of
among others. Within sports communities; of when musicians try new than winning at all costs. hope that we sometimes
communities there are course each school and material knowing that In mature commu- get from great leaders,
sub-communities. Here church has its own com- other musicians are lis- nities, the sub-groups who remind us that we
in Rockaway there are munities, too. I think tening. There is a sense of cross lines all the time. In all belong to the same
many sub-communities. that these communities courage for stepping out- open communities this community: the human
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late. These rapid impulses get CHADS-VAS stands for Con-

Ask the through to the AV node, but be-
cause they don’t all get through,
the ventricle beats at an irregular
gestive heart failure, Hyperten-
sion, Age (75 and older), Di-
abetes, Stroke or TIA history,

DOC
and often rapid rate. Because in Vascular disease, Age (65 to 75),
AF the atria quiver and do not and Sex (female). Age over 75
contract, blood can pool in its and history of stroke are given
corners (remember the atrium two points each, all the others
By Peter Galvin, MD is shaped like a pyramid). This are one point each. Someone
pooled blood can clot and when with a score of zero to one will
the clot is dislodged it is sent out usually be placed on aspirin
FYI on AF
The human heart has four into the aorta and pulmonary
into circulation. The most com-
mon effect of this clot getting out
of the heart is a stroke.
alone whereas a score of two or
over will usually mean full an-
ticoagulation. Smoking and a
chambers. The upper chambers, artery as well as the rest of the Risk factors for AF include history of kidney disease are also
known as atria, are shaped like a body. This electrical activity can hypertension, obesity, diabe- significant factors that figure in
pyramid. The lower chambers be mapped on an EKG. There are tes, sleep apnea, alcohol abuse, the decision-making process.
are called ventricles. Each heart- many heart disorders that can and congestive heart failure. Be- There is a separate acronym for
beat is initiated by the sinoatrial disrupt this electrical circuit. By cause the formation of a clot in bleeding risk called HAS-BLED
node (SA node), which is the far the most common arrhyth- the heart can have deleterious but I won’t get into that today. A
heart’s intrinsic pacemaker and mia, or abnormal heart rhythm, effects including a stroke, blood high HAS-BLED score (three or
is located in the atrium. The is atrial fibrillation (AF). thinners are often prescribed to higher) will be a factor to consid-
electrical impulse generated by AF is caused by an abnormal those with AF. The blood thin- er against blood thinners.
the SA node causes the atria to pacemaker often located just ners, aka anticoagulants, make If you have AF you should dis-
beat first, which pushes blood outside of the heart (usually in clot formation less likely al- cuss your treatment as it per-
into the ventricles. The electrical the pulmonary vein). This ab- beit with significant potential tains to your risk factors with
impulse is carried by fibers to the normal pacemaker sends out side effects like gastrointestinal your doctor to be sure that your
atrioventricular node (AV node) electrical pulses, often as fast as bleeding. But not everyone with treatment is appropriate. Next
located in the wall separating 300 beats per minute, which dis- AF is given blood thinners. The week I will discuss treatment op-
the upper and lower chambers. rupts the functioning of the SA decision to give blood thinners tions for AF.
The AV node sends the impulse node. Because of this disruption is made by assessing a person’s Please direct questions and
into the ventricles causing them the atria do not beat, or contract, risk of a stroke. The risk-assess- comments to editor@rockaway-
to beat, which then sends blood but rather just quiver or fibril- ment acronym is CHADS-VAS. times.com

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICES

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WANTED!! Notice of formation of 6528 ELLWELL TriGold Scholastic Services, LLC
AWNINGS Immediate Openinigs CRESCENT LLC. Articles of Organiza-
tion filed with the Secretary of State of
Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of
State (SSNY) on 06/28/2017. Office in
6/*0/4)01t$0.1&5*5*7&4"-"3:
SURFSIDE AWNING 1"*%)0-*%":4t1"*%7"$"5*0/ New York SSNY on 05/25/2017. Office Queens Co. SSNY designated agent
$0.1"/:1"*%3&5*3&.&/51-"/ located in Queens County. SSNY has of LLC upon whom process may be
1"*%4*$,%":4t#0/64&4 been designated for service of process. served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro-
CLEANING * INSTALLATION .&%*$"-$07&3"(& SSNY shall mail copy of any process cess to 2358 35th Street Astoria, NY
GUM REMOVAL * BIRD PROOFING 11105. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
$500.00 served against the LLC to 6224 Ellwell
1-800-764-7327 )*3*/(#0/64 Crescent, Rego Park, NY 11347. Pur-
MUST HAVE CDL CLASS A B OR C w/PS ENDORSEMENTS pose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of MJA GLOB-
FOR MORE INFORMATION: AL TRADE CO., LLC. Articles of Or-
surfsideawning@gmail.com RIVLAB TRANS CORP Notice of formation of RSVP Auto ganization filed with the Secretary of
62-02 Almeda Avenue, Arverne, NY 11692 State of New York (SSNY) on March
Surfsideawning.com  
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3*7-"# Leasing LLC. Articles of Organiza-
tion filed with the Secretary of State 9, 2017. Office location: QUEENS,
of New York (SSNY) on 6/19/17. Of- NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC
fice located in Queens County. SSNY upon whom process against it may be
WOOD FLOORING & WOOD WORK is designated for service of process. served. SSNY shall mail process to
SSNY shall mail copy of any process MJA GLOBAL TRADE CO., LLC at 42-
• Experienced Wood served against the LLC to: 1-50 50th 55 Colden Street Apt 3H Flushing, NY
Floor Installer Family owned and operated Ave, Suite 1602 LIC, NY 11101. Pur- 11355, USA. Any lawful purpose.
• Polishing Guaranteed honesty, integrity, dedication, pose: any lawful purpose.
• Refinishing and reliability. We ensure our customers are Cafe at 6714 LLC, Arts of Org.
provided with the highest quality of work possible. filed with Sec. of State of NY
• Sanding Notice of formation of NADOLAND
Fully licensed, bonded and insured. (SSNY)6/22/2017. Cty: Queens.
• Repairing L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with Secy.
Daniel Guaman of State of New York (SSNY) on SSNY desig. as agent upon whom
Tel.: (917) 557 7909 | Fax: (347) 726 3114 03/13/2017. Office location: Queens process against may be served &
CONTACT DAVID VERBA Emilianoconstruction@gmail.com shall mail process to 67-14 Forest
verbadavid1123@gmail.com or 516-724-3671 County. The LLC designated the
www.emilianoconstruction.com Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. Gener-
following as its registered agent
upon whom process against it may al Purpose.
Classifieds be served in the State of New York:
LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVIC- Notice of formation of MAY MAY
ES LLC at 1967 Wehrle DR. STE 1 LI LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the
SUMMER RENTAL/SHORT #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: Secretary of State of New York
TERM RENTAL CLASSES any lawful purpose. SSNY on 05/17/2017. Office loca-
tion: Queens. SSNY design. agent
Furnished house, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Free DIYer classes. of LLC upon whom process may
living room, dining room, kitchen, Notice of Formation of Especially
Visit The DIYerbyArtieWallace.com Sensory LLC, Articles of Organ- be served and shall mail copy to
parking. Call 718-474-6686 ization filed with the Secretary 129-16 Liberty Ave. South Rich-
of State of New York (SSNY) mond Hill, NY 11419. Purpose:
FOR SALE any lawful activity.
DRIVERS WANTED on 02/09/17. Office location:
2009 Ford Fusion, 87K miles. Queens, NY. SSNY designated
Belle Rock as agent of LLC upon whom pro- Notice of Formation RH & FL LLC,
New brakes, tires & recent tune Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY
Call: 718-945-5555 or up. $3500
cess against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail process to Es- (SSNY) on 5/31/2017. Office location:
718-634-8282 917-435-9732 pecially Sensory LLC at 118-12 Queens County. SSNY Designated
196 St., Saint Albans, NY 11412. as agent of LLC upon whom process
DRIVERS WANTED Purpose: For any lawful purpose. against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to: The LLC, 35-
Local Moving & Storage. Notice of Formation of FLOUR 09 Leavitt St, Flushing, NY 11354.
Company looking for CDL & BAKING LLC. Articles of Organ- Purpose: any lawful activity.
ization filed with the Secretary
Non CDL Drivers. Call 718- of State of New York (SSNY)
474-4707 to inquire. on 06/27/2017. Office location: Notice of Formation of 1047 Hoe
Queens County. SSNY desig- LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of
nated as agent of LLC upon State (SSNY) on 2/21/17. Office lo-
whom process against it may be
cation: Queens County. SSNY des-

Joseph F. Keenan
served. SSNY shall mail a copy
of process to Flour Baking LLC, ignated as agent of LLC upon whom
Attention Ira Lampert, 18-25 process against it may be served.
127th Street, College Point, New SSNY shall mail copy of process to
York 11754. Purpose: any lawful 53-78 63rd St., Maspeth, NY 11378.
Attorney At Law purpose. Purpose: any lawful activities.

K & H 166th STREET LLC. Arts. of HARISH PROPERTIES LLC Ar-
Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/06/17. ticles of Org. filed NY Sec. of
114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9 Office: Queens County. SSNY des- State (SSNY) 5/17/17. Office in
Rockaway Park, New York 11694 ignated as agent of the LLC upon Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent
of LLC upon whom process may
whom process against it may be
served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro- be served. SSNY shall mail copy
Phone: (718) 747 8850 cess to the LLC, 144-29 166th Street, of process to The LLC 71-38 165th
RT

jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com Jamaica, NY 11434. Purpose: Any
lawful purpose.
ST Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.
Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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overall environment. As And I will end with this
each minute ticked by, I Helen Keller quote, a
prayed that she would not trail-blazing American au-

Life With Our get up and start bolting for
the door. I am a so-called
“neurotypical” adult, and
thor and activist, who was
both blind and deaf — “The
best and most beautiful

“Artistic” Child I was losing my marbles.
Then I announced to Soa,
“Daddy should be here
soon, five more minutes.”
things in the world cannot
be seen or even touched —
they must be felt with the
heart.”
Then the receptionist re- I founded the Rockaway
marked, “Sorry guys, the Beach “Artistic ” Families
By Kami-Leigh Agard tour is actually two hours. Support (RBAFS G) to pro-
Totally peeved, but laugh- vide a safe meeting space

The R-Word
ing, I said, “Okay Soa, we’re for families and the gen-
leaving. Let’s take the iron eral public to share their
horse home.” My pooh was experiences with autism,
an awesome trooper. and learn from each oth-
Now folks, how many er and experts in the field
Question. How many of I also don’t like the word, “normal” children could on how to elevate our en-
you have used the word, “special.” My daughter, have sur vived this long chantingly “artistic ” chil-
“retarded” to describe Soanirina, is not “special” day? Instead of saying, dren. Yes, I consider our
someone? Now, don’t get because she has autism, “retarded,” or “special,” children, “artistic,” re-
out of sorts, I’m sure many she is “special,” because please refer to individuals modeling the bewilder-
of us are guilty of this. I am she is my beautiful, giggly, with autism as super hu- ing, misunderstood label,
not necessarily the most amazon-like daughter. man! “autistic.” For information
politically correct (PC) My daughter ’s dad and This antiquated saying about RBAFS G meetings
individual, in fact I just I recently went to visit a still carries weight with and future events, visit our
learned that it is not PC to private school in the city all of us, touched by spe- Facebook page: Rockaway
say, “My autistic child,” the that caters to children cial-needs or not. “Sticks Beach "Artistic" Families
PC verbiage is, “My child with autism and other and stones may break my Support Group or email:
with autism.” Or instead neurodevelopment de- bones but names will never o u ra r t i s t i c c h i l d @ o u t l o o k .
of saying “That midget ac- lays. Her nutty professor hurt me.” Folks, they do. com
tor,” the PC description is dad insisted that we take
“The actor with dwarfism.” her along, though I kept
Personally, I think that it objecting, because most sio who was supposed to vis-
is all a spot extra, but such school tours usually bar it and tour the recent street
is the world we live in. children. Sure enough, we raising/new bulkhead Cap-
However, I do cringe, were told that she was not ital Project, as well as the
when people say the word, allowed. So for the next 30+ Build it Back home ele-
“retarded,” especially hour, Soanirina and I sat vations and rebuilds under-
when talking about people in the lobby waiting for way on West 11th and 12th
with autism or any other her dad, who went on the Roads.
disability. I have been in tour. I obser ved the chil- Quite unsurprisingly, the
many social settings where dren flitting in out of the Mayor failed to show and in
in conversation, someone area, and folks, I saw for his place a Deputy Mayor ap-
would remark, “It must myself the spectrum of au- peared and walked the west
be hard for you, to have tism. One child communi- side streets of Broad Chan-
a retarded child,” or bet- cated by pressing phrases nel. News of the Mayor's
ter yet, “She’s so beautiful on his iPad, another child, visit had been kept on the
and athletic, too bad she is very verbal, clinically drew down low, which was prob-
retarded.” I would just give his map home on the white ably a good thing since he
a brave face and smile say- board, insisting his was ultimately canceled but al-
ing, “She is not retarded, the most efficient route. though the west side streets
she has autism.” Then the One little girl, my daugh- were conspicuously void
individual with a red face ter ’s age, with some verbal of residents, a rather large
would awkwardly blurt capability, commenced to crowd of officious looking
out, “Sorry, I didn’t mean, describe every species of individuals replete with hard
she IS retarded, she’s just
not well…normal.”
Hmmm…I think she is
fish in the aquarium in the
lobby. I wondered to my-
self, why would people de-
No Show, hats, clipboards and cell
phone cameras held high in
the air moved up and down
pretty damn normal, es-
pecially when I would ob-
serve their children glued
scribe these amazing be-
ings as retarded?
And you know who I was
No Surprise the streets with the Depu-
ty Mayor, not unlike a large
school of fish.
to their smartphones, ob- most impressed with? My Not unlike Waiting for De Blasio's absence should
sessing over Kardashian daughter! For an entire Godot, this past Friday many surprise nobody as this is
celebrity, Kylie Jenner ’s hour, she sat patiently ob- of us found ourselves wait-
latest Snapchat post. serving the fish and the ing around for Mayor de Bla-
Continued on page 36
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BETWEEN THE after the Flight 587 memo- Bay Boulevard. As it turned you can typically find brand
BRIDGES rial, rather than apologiz- out, Friday was "Dawn's Fun name items at markedly be-
Continued from Page 35 ing and attempting to place Run," a 3-mile run/walk/ low brand name prices.
this embarrassing matter shamrock shuffle in memory This change in Defense
the same thoughtless Mayor behind him, Mayor Bill took of Dawn McIntyre. The event Department policy will open
who, as the citizens of New the course of a true politi- was well advertised with fly- up online exchange shop-
York were reeling from the cian — never retreat...never ers throughout the town as ping privileges to almost 20
execution-style killing of retract...never admit a mis- well as all over social media million more people. Keep
police officer and mother of take — and simply dismissed and "No Parking" signs were in mind that it won’t apply to
three, Miosotis Familia, qui- the issue of his constant tar- prominently posted along shopping at brick-and-mor-
etly skipped town flying to diness as "inside baseball." the route of the race. On the tar, on base, exchange stores
Hamburg, Germany to join Really? The Mayor would day of the event, the Vollies and that opening commis-
with other progressive activ- be well-served to heed the cruised along the boulevard sary shopping privileges to
ists in protesting against the sage advice of the publisher with a public address sys- honorably discharged vet-
recent G-20 summit in that of The Rockaway Times, Mr. tem asking residents to move erans isn't included in this
city with a side trip to visit Kevin Boyle, who cautioned their cars as well. Unfortu- new benefit. The commis-
with his son who is spend- at that time that "You gotta nately, there were still a few sary can best be described as
ing the summer at an intern- be careful using inside base- individuals who went una- the grocery store on the post.
ship in Berlin. When asked ball stuff because if you go ware of this event and their Unlike Post Exchanges, the
about the timing of his trip, too inside, you'll be the only vehicles were ultimately re- Defense Commissary Agency
De Blasio and his minions one there." located to a parking area, relies on a $1.4 billion annu-
channeled Shakespeare's Fast forward two years which did not interfere with al taxpayer subsidy to oper-
Much Ado About Nothing and Bill de Blasio's contin- the race. ate. Because goods there are
as they lamented that this ued lack of common sense, On a happier note, effective sold at cost plus a 5 percent
was a great deal of fuss over skewed progressive ambi- November 11, 2017 (Veter- surcharge, increasing the
nothing of great importance tions and ensuing insensitiv- ans Day), all honorably dis- customer base to all veterans
reminding everyone that, af- ity to those he (supposedly) charged veterans, no matter would result in higher tax-
ter all, the Mayor was back in serves can only lend cre- their branch of service, will payer costs under the current
time to attend Officer Famil- dence to the opinion among be eligible to shop tax-free operating system. For more
ia's funeral. the folks that our career civil online at the various mili- information on this pending
Also, as I remember it, this servant Mayor is quite com- tary exchange websites with new benefit for veterans or
is the same imperious May- fortable believing that his the same discounts they en- to register yourself or a fam-
or who arrived embarrass- time, agendas and priorities joyed on base while on active ily member as an honorably
ingly late for the November are more valuable than ours. military duty. The Army and discharged veteran in order
2014 Flight 587 Memorial Friday remained a busy day Air Force Exchange Service to utilize this service, you
on Beach 116th Street and as later that afternoon I start- (AAFES) is the retailer on can visit the AAFES web site
then left the event without ed receiving several frantic U.S. Army and Air Force in- at www.shopmyexchange.
so much as a simple apolo- phone calls from neighbors stallations worldwide. A Post com.
gy to the assembled crowd. wanting to know why there Exchange or "PX" is a depart- Broad Channel, why would
When asked by the media were multiple trucks tow- ment style store somewhat anyone want to live any-
about his lateness a few days ing cars from along Cross similar to a Wal-Mart where where else?

Blums In Full Bloom
The Blum Fam-
ily came from far
and wide for a
family reunion on
Saturday, July 22.
Some 160 family
members got to-
gether at the Belle
Harbor Yacht Club
after attending a
Mass offiiated by
longtime friend,
Monsignor John
Bracken. Some
family members
had the privilege
of meeting for the
first time. Family
members traveled
from as far as Cal-
ifornia and Flor-
ida to attend this
joyous event!
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HAPPY 80 BIRTHDAY th

John Baxter
A Man For All Seasons
From your family and friends

John poses for a recent family photo at the recent wedding of grandson, Kieren. Pictured (l to r) are: Granddaughters Erin
and Allison; daughters Carolyn Callaghan, Mary, Brenda; and mother-in-law of the groom, Doreen Mulvarney

Wishing You 25 More Happy and Healthy and Active Years!

r t h d a y Party “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”

80th Bi July 29 8pm
ing,
“When has it ever been anything but treason to the heart of man
Sa t e v e n
a c h 1 1 4-RBB to go along with the drift of things?” – Robert Frost

e n d a n ’s – Be o hn!
Br si c b y J We admire you because over a lifetime you devoted yourself to
Live Mu lcome speaking out against what you believed was wrong and cam-

All We
paigned vigorously and shouted ceaselessly for what you
believed was right for Rockaway and for your country.

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SPOTTED:
Dublin and Budapest!

Easily the best dressed guy in this group (hell, best look- And meanwhile, Barbara, Dawn and Mari Kelly were light-
ing, too!) is Eamon Charles wearing that striking blue Rocka- ing up Budapest, Hungary on the first stop of a 54-day jour-
way Times t-shirt. The boys were on a trip to Dublin to catch ney through Europe! We can’t wait for more from these fab-
the band U2. ulous ladies!

Female Power to Flow at the Surf Film Festival
By Lori Franco womenssurffilmfestival.com
website provides a nice synopsis.
The surfers are taking a break Each film tells a different story
from the waves to head to the but they all share deep-rooted
big screen. Head to the Rocka- purposes for their production,
way Beach Surf Club (302 Beach whether it's passion, love, ambi-
87th Street) this weekend for a tion or loss. Women surfers are
two-day film festival dedicated to able to speak through the camera
women surfers. The 5th annual and share their experiences as a
NY Women’s Surf Film Festival surfer or what being a surfer has
2017 presented by Luna Bar & led their path of life to.
Lava Girl Surf is July 28 and 29. If you didn’t get enough female
The NY Women’s Surf Film surf action on Friday and Satur-
Festival takes place each year day, on Sunday, July 30, there will
to raise awareness of the “sub- 28, the film festival will kick off 29, doors open at 7 p.m. and there be an opportunity to actually surf
culture and the local businesses with the opening reception of a will be another meet and greet with the ladies behind the films.
that support them.” They hope photography series called “sea- with the filmmakers and surfers From 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., there
to show viewers the special con- Being.” From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., of the films. The opening recep- will be a surf session on Beach
nection that women surfers have visitors can check out the work tion starts at 8 p.m. and the films 90th Street with some of the film-
through their mutual love for the by Sarah Lee who is a surf pho- begin playing from 8:30 p.m.to makers and notable surfers like
ocean and the expressive energy tographer from Hawaii. During 9:30 p.m. Guests will be able to Sarah Lee, Apolla Echino, Geor-
that shines when they celebrate those hours there will also be a see seven films that night. There gia Matts, Skye Burgess and Sa-
their thrill stories. meet & greet with the filmmakers will also be a raffle drawn dur- rah Baum. Refreshments will be
This annual event is sponsored and surfers of the films that night. ing intermission from 9:30 p.m. served.
by sponsored by Don Julio Te- That will give guests time to talk to 10 p.m., giving the chance to Don’t miss this awesome event
quila, Bullet Bourbon, Rockaway and ask questions about the films win a prize like a surfboard. At this weekend. There will be raf-
Beach Surf Club, The Montauk before watching them! The films 10 p.m. there will be one last film fles and giveaways, and the event
Beach House, Natures Shapes & will start playing at 9 p.m. and shown before wrapping up the is free! Seating is first come, first
Tora Surfboards, which will have end around 10:15 p.m. Only four night. served so be sure to be on time!
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From The RBA: Got Beacons?
By Theo Boguszewski action points, which communi- Beacon technology provides a physical space to promote digital
The Rockaway Business Alli- cate with smartphones. They use “gentle push” to passersby, help- content. If you have the Chrome
ance was recently awarded the public physical objects to connect ing them connect to resources in App on your phone (all Androids
Neighborhood Challenge Grant, people to the resources they need. a non-intrusive way. The notifi- and about 50 percent of iPhones
a competitive city grant that tasks Although many New Yorkers cations aren’t push notifications; have it), all you need to do is turn
business organizations to use tech- view our great city as one of the you will only see their messages on bluetooth and you can receive
nology to solve a community issue. capitals of the world, we fall short when looking at your notifica- notifications from the beacons.
Because of its unique geog- of many other major cities tech- tions. Beacon technology only How beacon technology helps
raphy, Rockaway juggles an ar- nologically speaking. Beacons captures user counts and doesn’t us achieve our goals for the Rock-
ray of disparate elements: east, have become a norm in 60 major take in any specific information, aways:
west, visitors, residents, business cities, including Paris, Barcelona, so all users' privacy is maintained. The Rockaway Business Alli-
corridors and the beach. With Strasbourg and Madrid. We are Any application can become ance, its businesses, and future
this grant, the Rockaway Busi- excited that the Rockaway com- “beacon-enabled,” thus allowing collaborators can announce dis-
ness Alliance will tackle Rocka- munity will pilot beacon technol- the app to send notifications to trict news and events, advertise
way’s issues with connectivity, ogy in New York City! app users as they pass by. For ex- local points of interest (shops,
connecting some of the dots What are beacons? ample, if “The Weather Channel” unique cultural institutions),
between people and places. We The beacons themselves are app was beacon-enabled, it could and promote useful local apps,
want to help businesses connect “dumb objects.” They are plastic, send you a notification about an among other things. We can tai-
to their largest market: the influx shaped like hockey pucks, and upcoming storm when you were lor this content to the location of
of seasonal visitors coming to the incredibly durable. They can be in range of a beacon. the beacon. It is the RBA’s goal to
beach. We also hope to help con- programmed to relay important This app-integration platform make this shared information as
nect Rockaway residents to busi- information. allows for the potential to incor- relevant as possible to residents
nesses, events and resources. So where will the beacons go? porate many other tech partners and visitors alike.
Well, how are we planning to The beacons will be strategical- in the future. To learn more about Connecth-
do this? ly placed around the peninsula How can I connect with the ings and beacon technology, go to
Enter: Connecthings. Con- to target areas of high foot traf- beacons? https://www.connecthings.com/
necthings is an international com- fic. Some of the beacons will be The beacons also work without This article was submitted by
pany which deploys networks of placed on public property, and the integration of an app, through The Rockaway Business Alliance.
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spaces, turning passive, urban as- businesses. web.” The "physical web" works info@rockawaybusinessalliance.
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rock and blues with a lineup that an incalculable added pleasure to
By Kami-Leigh Agard will keep you tapping your feet all- Saturday, July 29 anyone’s sum of happiness if he
night long! 9 p.m. or she grows to know, even slightly
Here comes the Rockaway Caracas, Beach 106th St. Take a walk down memory lane or imperfectly, how to read and
Groan, (succinctly coined by Concession with a nostalgic Springsteen Bash enjoy the wonderbook of nature.”
Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin featuring fiery band, Lou “Thunder Rockaway Artist Alliance presents
Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup Friday, July 28 Road” Gerrero, coming out blazing a photo exhibit of pages from
of live music, theater, arts — all 7 p.m. with classic Bruce Springsteen Gateway’s wonderbook. These
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Penny Lane, tantalizing appetizers Brown, the Grateful Dead and Bob restaurant, Captain’s Gig. While RAA offers a wide variety of art
(while they last!) from local Dylan, this band is your ticket to BPSC’s amenities are open to classes, including Oils & Acrylics
restaurant, Thai Rock and libations nirvana! only members, Captain’s Gig, is Painting and Screen Printing,
from the cash only bar. Once the 416 Beach 116th St. open to ALL every Friday and on taught by accomplished artists
boat docks, the party continues weekends. Pay $10 at the gate to get and educators. To receive weekly
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music from the Surf 'n' Twang 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. the voucher can be used towards one-time workshops, please email
instrumental trio, the Bakersfield One of Rockaway’s longest- food or beverages at Captain’s Gig. j.dalid@raanyc.org and request
Bakers, dishing up an incredible lasting and recognized bands, 1 Beach 227th St., Breezy Point RAA's e-newsletter.
vintage vibe of 1950s/60s surf rock! Wine with Sue, will rock Bungalow
It’s not too late! Book tickets online Bar with your favorite party rock Tuesdays Theater in Rockaway (Yes,
at fareharbor.com covers. Come on down and see for 8 p.m. to Midnight Rockaway has its own theater
yourself. ConnollysStock ever-popular company!)
Thursday, July 27 377 Beach 92nd St. Open Mic Night! Rockaway’s long- Rockaway Theatre Company’s
8 p.m. standing seasonal Irish dive pub, (RTC) The Producers is so popular
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Bobby Butler and friends, will have Simon Chardiet and Vig Ruggiero green local musicians, and vocalists a waitlist for tickets for performances
you on your feet dancing feverishly team up for a rock ‘n’ roll revue at looking to test out new material to a over the next two weekends!
to their bodacious blend of rock, Umas. Tune in to Blues-Rockabilly cheering crowd. Just one warning. If
reggae, roots, funk, soul and blues Doo Wop and more while enjoying you plan on stepping up to the mic, Vaudeville By the Sea (VBS)
at Bungalow Bar. Definitely not one Uzbek cuisine. get there early so you can sign up for kicks off in August! Inspired by
to miss! 377 Beach 92nd St. the lineup because it gets packed! the amazing talent exhibited at
Saturday, July 29 But fear not, sip on Connollys’ Rockaway Brewery Company’s
Friday, July 28 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. world-famous piña coladas as you open mic night, Echantress
4 p.m. Lá Breithe Shona dhuit Mr. vibe to great live music! Shane Kulman was inspired to
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hour and check out local band, The Rockaway’s original Irish Town show, and now folks far and
Wades at Healys Pub. musician and crooner, John Thursdays near are clamoring to join in!
10807 Rockaway Beach Drive Baxter at his epic 80th birthday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. VBS is auditioning for actors and
bash, fittingly hosted by local Rockaway Brewing Company’s the house band. To schedule
Friday, July 28 Irish bar, Brendan’s Bar, local Open Mic Night features an eclectic your audition, email: love@
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. musician Jammin’ Jon and array of musicians and vocalists enchantedembodiment.com
Local, widely popular pirate punk friends from all over, serving up who take the stage to share their Spectators, stay tuned for the
rock band, Rattrap Bumpkin comes an electric open mic, drinks and live music. Of course, guitarist date and Rockaway location. The
out full force to storm the seas of of course, a gigantic birthday extraordinaire, Jammin Jon, and show will be at the end of August!
the Rock with their electric wave cake! This is a party you don’t Irish crooner, John Baxter are local
of hardcore punk rock, surf punk want to miss! favorites, but don’t be afraid to take Got info on live music and art
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Concession Saturday, July 29 rockawaytimes.com with the subject
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Summer
Classic
Rolls On
The Summer Classic con-
tinues to roll on with very
few cancellations due to rain.
Those basketball games have
been rescheduled. Please
check with your coach.
One of the most impor-
tant functions of the Summer
Classic is its role as a center
of parish life at St. Francis
de Sales with multiple gen-
erations coming out to enjoy on the generation situation along with his brother Ron- are Flynn and Flynn, and The
the action. That generation- by starting the Graybeards di- ald, and Jimmy Quinn. Get- Great American NYC both 4-1
al aspect is a major reason vision, which then grew into ting back to the action, the in Boys High School play. Ad-
for its success over 33 years. the Graybeards organization. Graybeard championships vanced Security Analysts are
Summer Classic founder, Flip This expanded the age range will be tonight, July 27, at St. close behind at 3-1. ServPro of
Mullen, and his family, enjoy of participants originally to Camillus where a full house is Northwest Brooklyn heads up
the distinction (along with the over 40 set and now over expected to witness. Boys Grammar Senior at 4-1.
the Ostranders) of having 60 as we await our first Sum- The Men's Open division Storage Place and Kennedy's
three generations of players mer Classic Septuagenarian. begins playoffs next Thursday are 3-1. Three weeks remain
come through for the Summer Kenny Whelan has now su- with undefeated Buckley's before the season comes to
Classic and now gets to enjoy pervised multiple generations leading the pack. Playoffs for an end so come to the center
watching his grandchildren of referees, including now his the other divisions are later in of St. Francis and Belle Har-
play. Former Director Steve nephew John, as he has as- August but among the lead- bor to the St. Francis Summer
Stathis took a different tack signed officials for many years ers in the various divisions Classic.

Graybeards Family Run
“Always Run with Your Heart”
In Loving Memory of Eileen M. Lavin 10 years of HEARTBEATS
Friday Evening, July 28th “Come One, Come All!”
organization providing services and support to the Rockaway Community and beyond.
6:30 P.M. Kids’ Run 2 blocks-Age 7 and Under In-person registration & pickup of numbers and shirts at St. Francis de Sales:
3 blocks-Ages 8-10 Saturday July 22 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
6:45 P.M. Special Olympians Run Sunday July 23 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. 1 Mile Open to all ages Thursday July 27 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
7:15 P.M. 5 Kilometer Open to all ages Day of Race Registration at St. Francis de Sales, 215 Beach 129 St.
Walkers begin at 7:00 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Entry Fees: before July 25th $ 20, children under 12 $10 Awards:
after July 25th $ 25, children under 12 $15
1 Mile- Top 5 Overall Male and Female
Mail to: Graybeards Family Run, 5K- 1st Place overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in these categories:
129-04 Newport Avenue, Belle Harbor, NY 11694 Male & Female- 12 and under, 13-15, 16-20, 21-29,
Make checks payable to Graybeards, Ltd. 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

Refreshments, Awards, Raffles, and Entertainment at St. Francis following the race
Youth Tee S M L
Last Name_____________________ First Name________________________________
Age on 7/28/17_____D.O.B.__________ Sex____Phone #________________________
email address__________________________________________________________
limited to, falls, contact with other people, effects of the weather (including heat & humidity), traffic and conditions of the course, and state of my own health. All such risks being known and appreciated by me,
and having read this waiver, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, do waive and release all race sponsors, all
race officials, employees, and representatives of the City of New York, St. Francis de Sales, Graybeards, Ltd., from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation in this event, even if that
liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness by those named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event
for any legitimate purpose.
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Jamaica Bay Softball League
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT
By The Commissioner for the top three spots. With only but need some help. PREDIC- last inning. PREDICTION: Split.
Mother nature played nice and two weeks left, this is what we have TION: Mudsharks Sweep. STANDINGS
held off the rain as we had some on the schedule for this Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Field 1, Misfits vs East
great games played this past July 30. Moneyballs 1. Morning Wood 11-3
weekend. At 9:30 a.m. on Field 1 9:30 a.m. Field 1, Orioles vs - The Misfits were in 1st last 2. KOC 9-5
the Mudsharks locked up a playoff Chuggernauts week and now find themselves 3. The Army 7-4-1
spot as they swept the shorthand- - 1-13 vs 2-12, the battle of last in 4th and out of the playoffs. 4. Misfits 6-6
ed Misfits, 4-0 and 11-4. With the place. This matchup is for brag- They need to win to keep alive in 5. Old Head 3-9
two losses, the Misfits dropped ging rights on who isn't the worst the East. Moneyballs can lock up 6. Orioles 1-13
from 2nd down to 4th. Field 2 had team in the league. PREDICTION: first with a sweep. PREDICTION: West
Morning Wood beat up on the Split. Moneyballs Sweep. 1. Moneyballs 13-1
Orioles, 13-1 and 11-3. A big bet 9:30 a.m. Field 2, Morning 11:30 a.m. Field 2, Old Head 2. Kings 9-3
was on the line on Field 3 and Pete Wood vs Kings vs No-Shows 3. Mudsharks 10-4
Torres cannot play the rest of the - The Kings clinched a spot - For the first time in the last 4. Member Berries 5-8-1
year as Old Head lost both to The in the postseason and Morn- three years both of these teams 5. No-Shows 3-11
Army, 6-5 and 15-5. ing Wood is trying to clinch 1st won’t be in the postseason. We 6. Chuggernauts 2-12
Our “Game of the Week” was place. Kings still have a shot at 1st should see these teams finish The league is running a 50/50
a battle and a half as both games place as well. The trash talking strong and be back in the hunt raffle for $5 a chance. Proceeds
went to extra innings. The Kings might be at an all-time high with next season. PREDICTION: Split. will be donated to the Broad
won 9-8 and then the Moneyballs this matchup as we should see 11:30 a.m. Field 3, The Channel Athletic Club Mardi Gras
won 3-2. The Knights of Colum- two good games. PREDICTION: Army vs Knights of Columbus Fund. See any team or e-mail JB-
bus kept their hot streak going Morning Wood Sweep. ***Game of the Week*** SLCommish@gmail.com. Winner
as they swept the Chuggernauts. 9:30 a.m. Field 3, Member - This is a big East Division will be drawn at our All-Star Game
Then the Member Berries swept Berries vs Mudsharks matchup as both teams are fight- on August 5.
the No-Shows, 11-6 and 8-2. The - Mudsharks are hot as they won ing to clinch a spot in the playoffs. For up to date News, Schedules
three teams in the West are set for their last six games. Member Ber- The Knights are in 2nd and The and Standings, visit www.league-
the playoffs as the Moneyballs, ries are out of the playoffs but are Army in 3rd with the Misfits right lineup.com/JBSL and check us
Kings and Mudsharks clinched. As fighting to finish over .500 in their behind them. Both teams are rid- out on Instagram @jamaicabay-
for the East, Morning Wood, KOC, first season in the league. The ing win streaks and both games softballleague or on Soundcloud
The Army and Misfits are battling Sharks still have a shot at 1st place will probably come down to the by searching “J.B.S.L. Radio.”
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