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Great Escape!
FDNY Helps Families Flee 91st Street Fire
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Local Heroes!

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Remembering 9/11 Locallyupkeep of the Breezy Point and


Roxbury memorials and 25
percent went to the ALS ONE
organization. This year, the
proceeds will be split equally
between The Caffrey Conroy
Learning Center, School Schol-
arship Money for the Kids,
which will go to one child run-
ner selected at random, local
volunteer fire departments and
By Katie McFadden the 9/11 Memorial Fund.
Also on Saturday, September
It has been sixteen years 9, the Charlie Heeran Foun-
since that tragic day where dation will be hosting a Mass
thousands were killed in a se- and Communion Breakfast in
ries of terrorist attacks on Sep- memory of Heeran, a young
tember 11, 2001. The Rockaway local who worked for Cantor
peninsula took a big personal Fitzgerald in the World Trade
hit, losing more than 70 mem- Center and died on 9/11. The
bers of the community, and Mass will be held at 11:15 a.m.
Rockaway will never forget. at St. Francis de Sales Church maintain the park throughout compass, plus live music fea-
There are several events taking to remember those who died the year. On Monday, Septem- turing Chazmond Peacock
place around town to remem- on 9/11 and to honor Father ber 11, Rockaway will remem- and Steven Wagner on vocals,
ber the fallen. Jim Cunningham, who is cel- ber with a formal ceremony and Aerial Acoustics featuring
Last year, Brian Flanigan ebrating his 22nd anniversary starting at 8:30 a.m. The cere- Dorothy Wagner and Dennis
kicked off a new tradition, the as a priest. The Mass is open mony includes the reading of Smith. This event is made pos-
9/11 Remembrance race, to to all. A reception will follow the names of the fallen Rocka- sible by the Friends of Tribute
honor the fallen and keep their at the school hall for $50 per way residents and the placing Park, 1-800-Flowers and the
memory alive. The 2nd Annu- person. The money will go to- of roses around the memorial DeMatteis family.
al 9/11 Remembrance Race is ward the new Teen Club in the
this Saturday, September 9. St. Francis de Sales Grammar
All are welcome to participate School basement.
in a 5K Fun Run that starts Sunday, September 10 will
at the 9/11 Memorial in Rox- be a day to remember at the
bury and makes its way to the beach. The 13th Annual Richie
Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial. Allen Memorial Surf Classic
The race starts at 10 a.m., with will honor Richie Allen, one of Open Thursday
a party featuring live music by
the Hell or High Water Band,
the many local firefighters who
died on September 11, with a
thru Monday
food, rides and runner awards kids surf contest this Sunday
immediately after at the Breezy at Beach 91st Street. The surf
Ball Field, from noon to 4 p.m. contest will be for boys 10 and Welcome BAYHOUSE
Advanced registration is now under, 11 to 13, and 14 to 16, Home IS OPEN
open online at www.bpre-
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and girls 12 and under and 13
to 16. There will be fun for the
Sinad! ALL YEAR!
be day-of registration starting whole family and non-surf-
at 9 a.m. at the Roxbury 9/11 ers alike as there will also be
Memorial. The runners fee for boogie boarding and stand up
those 21 and over is $35 and paddle boarding, food, music,
$15 for those younger than 21. drinks, t-shirts, giveaways and
For those who just want to par- a memorial paddle out. This Friday, Sept 22nd - 8 pm
take in the festivities after the event was started by Boarders Johnny Simms
run, it is $20 for those 21 and Surf Shop and the friends and
older and $10 for those under family of local hero, Richie Al-
21. The race is open to anyone, len.
but non-shareholders are en- Some may want to pause
couraged to get a parking pass and reflect at Tribute Park on
from a shareholder in advance the bayside of Beach 116th to
to park in the private commu- remember 9/11. On Sunday,
nity. September 10, there will be a
The fees help go to good yoga class held in the park at
causes. About 75 percent of last 6:15 p.m.. A $10 donation is
years proceeds went toward to suggested to help the Friends
9/11 Memorial Fund for the of Tribute Park continue to

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Local Kids Step up for Harvey Victims


Other kids have been setting
up sales of their own. The Burkes
set up a table on the Beach 122nd
boardwalk to sell books and
homemade slime to raise mon-
ey to buy gift cards for Hurricane
Harvey victims last weekend.
Frankie Brunner and John Court-
ney set up a lemonade stand on
Beach 135th Street. A large group
of kids set up a lemonade and
iced tea stand on Beach 117th. A
cookie stand also popped up on
the boardwalk on Beach 120th
ing around the jug and asking the day after Harvey hit Texas.
people for donation. We have to Way to go kids! Keep up the
give recognition where it is due. great work!
These kids were great, Zimmer Photos by Bobby Zimmer, An-
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many local children have stepped mer and others decided to pass Mikell and Rosemary Tubridy
up to help out Texas after the state around a five-gallon water jug to donated their tips from waitress-
was hit hard by Hurricane Har- collect money for those in Tex- ing to the group. Jennifer Ote-
vey. From lemonade stands to as. Joe Spillanes grandchildren ro-Callipo helped spearhead a
book sales to even donating their stepped up to the plate by mak- lemonade and baked goods sale
tips, Rockaway kids have been ing bracelets to be sold to help at the fields in Fort Tilden and
raising funds for Harvey victims raise money. They were able to in front of St. Francis de Sales
and showing Texas that theyre raise more than $1,200. The Church with the help of her kids
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treatment plant at Beach 106th by-Payne who said on Twitter: The Daily News, shes not get-
and Beach Channel Drive. To A natural disaster should make ting busy nearly enough and
share your nasal experience you you want to pull up stakes, but has sued the state because she
can call 311 or the Environmen- getting through it with your and her husband stopped hav-
tal Protection Agency at 718- neighbors makes your roots ing sex after he was fired from
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A Time To Step Up & Help Those In Need


By Kami-Leigh Agard community for a neighbor living a such as the Family Fun 5K Run, port and help the Rockaway com-
street or miles away. blood drives, the annual Spring munity. By the way, W.I.S.H. is
In the following weeks, The The following is a sample of Spruce up event, where they se- hosting a Hurricane Harvey Hap-
Rockaway Times will be doing a local organizations in which you lect a needy local family and do py Hour fundraiser at Bungalow
series highlighting the amazing can join to volunteer your servic- improvements to their homes, the Bar this Friday, September 8 at 7
local nonprofit organizations and es in the peninsula and beyond. Friend in Need fundraiser, where p.m. For more information: visit:
volunteers who freely give their Note that this list doesnt include they help locals financially get rockawaywish.org
time and resources to help their everyone. through tough times by assisting There are countless other or-
neighbors locally and beyond. The Graybeards What started with medical payments, finan- ganizations on the peninsula
After Superstorm Sandy, all, off as a group of Rockaway guys cial support, tuition assistance, and Broad Channel that you can
if not the majority of us on the aged over 50 playing in a basketball etc., and more! To join The Gray- volunteer your time and efforts
peninsula and Broad Channel, league in 1995, within six years, beards, you do need to be spon- including the Broad Channel,
can recall the faces of those who evolved into an organized group sored by a member. For more info. Breezy Point and Rockaway Point
volunteered their time whole- determined to help their neighbors visit: thegraybeards.com volunteer fire and ambulance
heartedly to help our community as clearly stated in their motto: To Rockaway W.I.S.H. Since departments, Rockaway Rising,
without any payment in return. help our neighbors in their time of 2006, W.I.S.H. has been at the local churches and synagogues,
Some of these faces we will never need. According to Steve Stathis, forefront of local volunteer ef- civic associations and much
see again, but they left their foot- former Graybeards president and forts, aiding neighbors in times of more! If you want to nominate a
prints in our hearts. now board member, it was RTs need. Post Hurricane Sandy, they charitable organization for The
Now, its our turn. Folks in Texas publisher, Kevin Boyles idea. After provided monetary relief to the Rockaway Times series, please
devastated by Hurricane Harvey losing 70 locals to the tragedy on recovery and rebuilding of Rock- do. Email: editor@rockaway-
need our help, and now with Hur- 9/11, the Graybeards stepped up away and Broad Channel after times.com We look forward to
ricane Irma boasting a force of to help their grieving neighbors. the Hurricane. According to their your recommendations.
Category 5 as of press time, pum- They have since grown from 55 mission statement, We promote Also, if you are in doubt about
meling the Caribbean and setting members to about 260 today, and participation in charitable events, whether an organization you
sights on Florida, more than ever, were instrumental with rebuild- particularly those that bring at- would like volunteer your time
we need to step up. There are ing after Hurricane Sandy, raising tention to and support causes and donate towards is legit, check
many avenues locally, where you over $1.4M to help residents dev- that affect the lives of women and their registered nonprofit status on
donate your time and resources to astated by the storm. Today, they children. We are always looking the Internal Revenue Service web-
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Summer Through September


By Katie McFadden firmed that they will continue to but the event goes on all day. or for more information, head
stay open on weekends through On Friday, September 15 at to poseidonsparade.com. If the
Labor Day may have come and October 1 and will continue to 9 p.m., Bungalow Bar keeps the fishy costumes got you in the
gone, quicker that we thought, have live music. As we went to summer going with their popu- mood for some seafood, head
but that doesnt mean summer press, we could not confirm if lar Country Night on the Water. to the Belle Harbor Yacht Club
is over. With the weather still Low Tide and Rippers would be This night of country features afterwards for the 3rd Annual
nice, there is still plenty of sum- following suit. the Swon Brothers. This event is Rockaway Oyster Fest. The event
mer left. After all, it doesnt of- Connollys may be a summer open to those 21 and over and includes unlimited beer and oys-
ficially end until September 22, bar, but you can still get your tickets must be purchased in ad- ters, plus live music from 2 p.m.
and theres plenty to do to make frozens for two more weekends. vance at nycountryswag.com. to 5 p.m. You must be 23 and up.
your summer last. Connollys will be open Friday, Saturday, September 16 is a Search Rockaway Oyster Fest on
Earlier this year, the City an- September 8 through Sunday, big day in and around Rocka- Eventbrite.com for $50 tickets.
nounced that the beach season September 10 and then Friday, way. Some may want to head Even after summer is offi-
would be extended once again. September 15 through Sunday, to the Coney Island Amphi- cially over, the fun continues.
The beaches are staffed with September 17, before wrapping theater for the Great Irish Fair, On Saturday, September 23 is
lifeguards and other Parks De- it up for the season. featuring a full lineup of Irish Honey Fest at the Beach 106th
partment workers through Sun- There are plenty of outdoor bands, dancers, bagpipes, plus Concession. From 11 a.m.
day, September 10. During this events in the lineup for the next food, beer and shopping. The to 6 p.m., you can get all the
time, lifeguarded beaches may few weeks. On Sunday, Sep- event starts at 10 a.m. and goes honey you want while enjoy-
be limited as much of the staff tember 10, head to Beach 91st until 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at ing food, music, film, arts and
has returned back to school, but for the 13th Annual Richie Al- the door and free for those 14 crafts and more. For more info
there will still be a good amount len Memorial Surf Classic. This and under. For those looking see www.nychoneyweek.com/
of open beaches. day will feature a surf contest to stay in town, the 3rd Annu- honey-fest. Also, the Rockaway
Also open every day through for kids 16 and under, boogie al Poseidons Parade is also on Business Alliance is hosting
September 10 is the boardwalk boarding, paddle boarding, September 16. All are welcome Rock-a-block-BLVD. Rockaway
concessions. Rippers at Beach food, music, t-shirts and a me- to wear their best nautical garb Beach Boulevard, from Beach
86th, Low Tide and the other morial paddle out all in honor and march in the parade or just 89th to Beach 94th, will be
concessions at Beach 97th and of Richie Allen, a firefighter who come out to watch. The parade closed off for a day full of yoga,
Caracas at Beach 106th are open died on 9/11. Registration for kicks off at noon from Beach fitness, square dancing, a pet
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Local Families Survive Labor Day Blaze


By Katie McFadden

Labor Day turned out to be


a nightmare for families living
in an apartment building on
Beach 91st Street. A two-alarm
fire broke out in the early morn-
ing hours of Monday, Septem-
ber 4, which left the families
with nothing, but they made it
out alive due to quick thinking
and the bravery of FDNY.
Dawn Mercado, who lived
where the fire first started on The Mercado family
the second floor of the 173
Beach 91st Street building, re- stepped up to assist them.
called the events of that night. Pickles and Pies donated
My 18-year-old daughter, Monday Mornings Blaze. Photo by Doug MacLeod. cards to get food, the Rocka-
Dominique, met her boyfriend way Surf Shop donated t-shirts
outside and was smoking a cig- and someone brought my sons
arette. It was around 2:30 a.m. school list to Job Lot and the
My mom, Robin, woke up to store donated all of the supplies
use the bathroom and she saw on his list. Marissa Bernowitz
that the bed was on fire. She of We Care New York and Pas-
immediately woke me and my tor Garry of House on the Rock
10-year-old son up. If it wasnt Church brought sleeping bags
for my mom waking us up, I and air mattresses because
dont know what wouldve hap- weve been sleeping on my sis-
pened because we didnt hear ters floor. There are 11 of us in
or smell anything. When she a three-bedroom apartment,
woke us up, we could see the so were trying to find another
smoke and we ran out of the place to stay, Mercado said. A
house with no shoes, just the GoFundMe account has also
clothes on our back, Merca- been started to raise money for
do said. Firefighters found the Lieutenants Hayden and Costa. Photo by Doug Macleod. the family. Anyone who wants
cause to be an accident. My to make a monetary donation,
daughter had a cat in her room There was a lot of smoke com- gressive interior push the En- can do so by going to www.
and she likes to light candles. ing out over her head and she gine company made with the gofundme.com/te4btq-house-
We think the cat knocked over was very distressed. She was hose line. They did a tremen- fire-destroys-everything. I ap-
one of the candles and it set the looking below for someone to dous job putting the fire out un- preciate everything everyone
bed on fire, Mercado said. The drop the baby to. Lieutenant der extreme conditions," Costa has been doing for us, Merca-
family hasnt found the cat. Sean Hayden and I ran into the said. There were no casualties, do said.
While the Mercados ran out building and right to her apart- however more than a dozen The Rockaway Times could
to safety, Dominiques boy- ment where we encountered people were hospitalized in- not get in touch with the family
friend called 911. The fire zero visibility and punishing cluding a man who had jumped that resided on the third floor
spread quickly because it took high heat conditions," Lieuten- from a window, and several of the building. The mother of
the fire department 10 min- ant Joseph Costa told the FDNY. firefighters. the two young children that
utes to get there and with all When we made it into the front The victims are now left with- were rescued reportedly works
the cars parked where the fire bedroom, Lieutenant Hayden out homes and most, if not for dentist, Dr. Stein at 90-08
hydrant was, they had a prob- and I each grabbed a baby and all, of their belongings. I was Rockaway Beach Boulevard,
lem getting the hose over to the guided the others down the in- allowed to go back in with a which is collecting donations.
house, Mercado said. As the terior stairs and out to safety Red Cross worker the next day Mercado says she doesnt
firefighters on site tried to put as quickly as possible. We got to see if I could get identifica- know whats next. Ive lived
out the blaze, Lieutenant Jo- them all out safely and that's tion, but I couldnt even get in Rockaway my whole life and
seph Costa of Ladder 137 and what is most important. Lieu- that. I couldnt see anything. I dont know if were going to
Lieutenant Sean Hayden of tenant Hayden said, "When you Everything was burned and be able to stay here. My son
Ladder 121 took quick action have someone hanging out the turned to ash and the walls is really shaken up. But Im
to rescue members of the fam- window ready to drop a baby were ripped down. I couldnt just glad that my children and
ily on the third floor, where the and jump, everything that we even get to the back room mother are alive and my neigh-
fire had spread. learned and trained for comes where the fire had started, bors are okay. My children are
"We ran into the burn- into play." Mercado said. here, my mother is here. Were
ing building when we heard The FDNY was able to get the Rockaway has already start- alive. After Sandy, we were dis-
screams and looked up to see blaze under control by 3 a.m. ed to rally to help the families placed and I had to work to get
a woman straddling the third Our success would not have recover. Individuals, groups everything together and Ill do
floor window sill with a baby. been possible without the ag- and even local businesses have it again, she said.

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displaced from our homes to Texas Diaper Bank Harvey
basic necessities such as heat, Relief Donation are accepting
hot water and home-cooked disposable baby diapers, pull-

Life With Our


food no longer accessible to ups, adult diapers, formula and
our children bewildered about wipes. New or gently used baby
their daily routines starkly in- items such as clothes, blankets,
terrupted, their sensory issues bottles, breast pumps, small

Artistic Child magnified, and the particular


foods they eat, no longer read-
ily available it was absolutely
toys etc. Please refrain from
donating cloth diapers many
families will not be able to wash
horrific. them. www.texasdiaperbank.
My daughter, who at the time org
was four years old, refused to Local Texas mom, autism
By Kami-Leigh Agard eat anything or drink. She de- blogger and homeschooler,
veloped what her doctor coined Adrienne Bibby, of a 22-year-

Show Some as the Rockaway cough. Our


pediatricians local office was
destroyed, so we took her to
old son who she describes as
severely autistic, launched
a Go Fund Me (https://www.

Rockaway Love
their Long Beach office, and gofundme.com/har vey-au-
met numerous families all dis- tism-family) for Texan families
traught about their childrens with children on the spectrum.

for Our ASD Texan


ailments in the aftermath of She states, My 22-year-old se-
Sandy. verely autistic son and I were
This is what the families in flooded in for five days but kept

Families!
Texas are experiencing this very power and he was a real troop-
minute, and with the flood lev- er throughout. I know firsthand
els rising, families unsure if they the kinds of challenges some-
will ever be able to return to their thing like this can bring for au-
As many of us local families vey, its a very different picture. beloved homes, schools closed tism families. So I am raising
and caregivers are doing the Remember Frankenstorm with no certainty as to when money for "special" items our
electric slide as our children on Sandy? Though just five years they will reopen, much-need- families need that will not be
the spectrum are finally back in ago, Im sure you painfully rec- ed therapies on stand-by, and readily available at shelters or
school, for the families in Texas ollect the horrific mayhem our some children with multiple through agencies like the Red
devastated by Hurricane Har- families endured. From being conditions besides autism una- Cross. Items like noise-cance-
ble to receive services, imagine ling headphones for those with
how overwhelmed these fam- extreme sound sensitivities,
ilies are? Like those of us who gluten free foods for those on
experienced Sandy, for Texan special diets, that special toy or
families, it must seem an im- movie that is likely the only thing
possible prospect to even think that can comfort a child. Just
about whats next on the hori- yesterday we bought a nebuliz-
zon. er for a child with autism whose
However, there is Rockaway family lost everything including
hope and love to share! Here are his nebulizer. Statistically there
ways we can help. (Note, these are tens of thousands of families
are just suggestions. If you have in the Houston area with one or
concerns about these organi- more people they care for who
zations legitimacy and if they is on the spectrum. This tragedy
qualify for tax-deductible chari- has been difficult for everyone,
table contributions, visit the In- but it is especially difficult for
ternal Revenue Service website. these kids whose bodies do not
Also Google them for further work and react the same way as
proof of their validity and hon- ours.
est intentions). Lets show some Rockaway
Autism Society of Texas has love for these Texan families
set up a Hurricane Harvey Dis- and their children on the spec-
aster Fund for autism families. trum. Just like the love and
All contributions will be used support we received from peo-
to help individuals and families ple from all over NYS and the
with autism impacted by the country, our communitys sim-
hurricane. Funds will be used ple acts of kindness will never
towards helping individuals be forgotten in Texans hearts.
and families with flooding by Stay tuned for details about
providing temporary housing, the next Rockaway Beach Ar-
cleaning supplies, food, cloth- tistic Families support group
ing, sensory support items, etc. meeting. For info. about our
http://www.autism-society. group, email: ourartisticchild@
org/news/autism-society-tex- outlook.com or visit our Face-
as-hurricane-relief/ book page.

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They have such a long road proud to call my new home. argument (Wall Street Jour-
ahead of them. We know that I moved from a bitterly di- nal, National Review, etc). I
here in Rockaway. But it's vided country to where I had cannot stand cable 'news' of
Texas. They do everything Big thought the discourse would any kind and find the pundit-
in Texas and I expect them be more reasonable. I have ry reductive and reactionary
to rebuild better than ever. become dismayed at the sim- (from all the stations). I gath-
Thank you to all the amazing ilarities I see here to the bit- er from your column you are
people I know that are head- terness and unreason, which an intelligent writer coming
ing down there as we speak, divided my birth country. from a right-leaning perspec-
and to all our local organi- Trying to understand the tive. I would love to discuss
zations like Rockaway Wish political climate here and the some of the underlying prin-
and The Graybeards who are underlying principles at the ciples of your politics from
doing what they domaking a core of the two major factions your perspective.
Out For difference. that run this country has been Joseph Walls
John Burke a steep hill to climb mental-
Each Other ly for me. I still now, after a
number of years pondering BIB Punishment
Dear Editor: Points Of Views where my core instincts lay
The disaster in Texas is seri- in the coin toss that is polit- Dear Editor:
ously Superstorm Sandy times Dear Editor: ical choice here, am reticent This is correspondence be-
10. Think about that. And all I am a recent transplant to to pick one side or the other tween Matthew Peres and
I see is people of all stripes the area nearly two years ago at times. But I have to admit Build It Back:
and colors helping and saving now, having moved from the that in the current climate I Dear Matthew Peres:
each other. We are all Amer- north of Ireland. I enjoy read- have found myself repulsed at This letter serves to inform
icans. Before this happened ing The Times every week and some of the antics of the cur- you that the Build It Back pro-
the media was trying to make getting a bit of the local flavor rent administration. I also re- gram is no longer process-
us believe we were at the brink and viewpoints from Between tract from a lot of the rhetoric ing your application for con-
of a civil war. Nazis and Anti- the Bridges and Boyleing of the left. struction related activities
fa are literally one percent of Points. I have been trying to get (i.e. rebuild, rehabilitation,
our population. I believe that. I was struck by the recent more of the conservative elevation, etc.) due to records
Find some common ground. article, "The Hallmark Cure." viewpoint in my media diet indicating that you have been
Thank you to all the amaz- I too feel the same dismay at and while I find traditional unresponsive to outreach ef-
ing people doing incredible the current political climate conservative outlets use ra-
things for these Americans. in the country that I have been tional thinking and reasoned Continued on page 22


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Fit Food Comes to Rockaway


By Katie McFadden option each day. The current has none of that. Its not only
menu puts a twist on Asian, good for maintaining a healthy
Now that youve spent the Italian and Mexican cuisine weight. Its about showing peo-
summer overindulging in con- by making them healthier. For ple how to eat cleaner to avoid
cession food and alcohol, you instance, on Tuesdays, you other health problems.
might be thinking about treat- can grab a cauliflower fried Edwards makes all of the food
ing your body better. Just in rice bowl with skinny sesame herself, but has some help from
time, The Fit Food Kitchen is chicken or the vegan version her assistant sous chef, Brian-
here. with teriyaki shitake mush- na OConnell. Currently, the
Mary Edwards, who has long rooms. On Thursdays, try the Fit Food Kitchen is only open
been helping people get fit at sweet potato nachos with grass Monday through Friday. The
her gym, Rockaway Gliders, fed beef chili or three-bean ve- welcome window is open from
has taken it to the next level. gan chili with fresh guacamole. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., but they offer
On Tuesday, September 5, she Fridays are for kale pesto bowls free delivery in the evening
opened The Fit Food Kitchen, a featuring cauliflower rice with for people who cant get there
food stand located next to the roasted summer veggie and have to work out at all. Any- during the day. Call or text 718-
gym at 114-04 Beach Channel chicken or chickpeas, topped one can just come and have a 564-4742 to order.
Drive. The new food stand is with a vegan kale basil pes- healthy meal. Rockaway hasnt Some people may have this
your go-to for healthy, natural to. Any weekday, you can also had many places where you can idea in their minds of food they
cuisine that you dont have the grab a chia seed pudding or a just strictly get healthy food. dont like, but maybe theyve
worry about prepping yourself. detox water. Theres no alcohol or sweets, just never had it prepared the
Edwards makes eating While the food stand is new, just healthy, yet delicious stuff. right way. This is food thats
healthy fun with a creative, Marys fit food is not new to Rockaway has needed this. prepared in a way that doesnt
delicious menu. There are the peninsula. Ive been of- What are the benefits of Fit make you dread eating healthy.
many that think eating healthy fering meals to people through Food? Everything is based on It tastes great and youre going
means eating a salad or juic- the gym since I opened it, but clean eating. I use all natural to feel full and satisfied. The
ing, but we want to break that I wanted to open it up more ingredients, no fake stuff, no body truly is a temple and you
stigma and show people what and offer it publicly, she said. junk. Obesity and other health should be nurturing it by prov-
eating clean or healthy can be, The concept is for people to problems are often caused by ing it with healthy meals. Dont
Edwards said. The menu fea- come work out and leave with processed food, chemicals, be afraid to try it, Edwards
tures a different meat or vegan a healthy meal, but you dont preservatives and junk. This said.


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LIVE
MUSIC
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Music Line Up!


Bog Men - September 9
Friends and Sound - September 16
My Brothers And Sisters Bklyn Bards - September 23
Mike Byrnes - September 30
Are All Aboard* All music starts 9pm.
When you lose everything like is ok. We see fanaticism build
so many in Texas did recently, it when there is no balance or lid
doesnt matter what you had to the self-importance. My way
its gone. So much of a remind- of thinking is superior to yours.
Sunday September 17
er for many in our community. I am right, always. There is GAA football final 10:30am
When we recall those dreadful only one way. Dublin vs Mayo Fridays-
days, it is amazing that every- So, rather than one boat there
one I talk to at least chooses to are a lot of little boats bobbing Happy Hour
H
share the memories of the help
and the kindness and the self-
around with made-up beliefs
that your boat is inferior to mine
Rogers 10-6 PM
less acts and the support and because of the color of your
the aid.
In times of dire need, it seems
skin, your nationality, your re-
ligion, your politics. And then
Music pub of tthe
he R
Rockaways!
ockaways!
that people feel like one human there is division. And then there 203 Beach 116th Street
family with all brothers and sis- is conflict. Rockaway Park, NY 718-634-3263
ters aboard the same boat going Perhaps we can take the lesson
to the same destination. Dur- of how people absolutely rise to
ing a gathering the other night, help people in dire need to our
someone very passionately every day life and realize that
talked about how only in times social class doesnt matter, nor
of real distress do people come does anything else that individ-
together. She was asking why ualizes us. What matters is what
people cant be there for one an- we think, feel, say and do. What
other regardless of race, creed, matters is how we treat each oth-
social status, and whatever else er and all sentient beings.
we have created to separate us Simply put, we are born, we
from others. No prejudice. No live, we die. Why not make it
pre-judgment based on some- peaceful and happy?
ones affiliation or appearance. Now, more than ever, perhaps
Looking beyond the physical it is time to really ponder the
and seeing that we all are in the words: Be the change you want
same boat, the same boat of hu- to see in the world. (Mahatma
manity. Gandhi) One by one, we can be
I wonder why people cre- the example: speaking and act-
ate things to separate us from ing in unity. I have a feeling that
each other rather than to unite goodness, wholeness and unity
with one another in humanity. will prevail. Do you?
Humanity is humankind and There is no need for tem-
also means compassion, broth- ples. No need for complicated
erly love, benevolence, chari- philosophies. My brain and
ty. Inherent in our humanness my heart are my temples, my
is the quality to be benevolent philosophy is kindness. (Dalai
and compassionate. I suppose Lama)
it could have something to do May you be happy. May you
with ego maybe blowing out of be free. May you be grateful.
proportion to our other human May you let go of things that do
elements. Self-esteem, self-im- not serve you. May you have in-
portance, realizing a sense of ner peace
identity all associated with *Lyric from Michael Row Your
the concept of ego in balance Boat Ashore

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fore, so it was an adventure! And two lakes that frame the town,
the wedding itself was a blast, Mirror Lake and Lake Placid
with people as close to family are beautiful. In the distance
as you can get. Although it in- stands the majestic Whiteface
volved traveling and a longer Mountain, gazing down and
commitment of time, at this around at the other 45 high
point in our lives, time is readi- peaks in the region. People
ly available!! Being away with so who climb all 46 high peaks
many people that you know and are known as 46ers. The high-
love proved to be really fun. est peak is Mt. Marcy, and also
The second wedding was a takes the honor as highest in
little more involved because it New York State. The Adiron-
included driving far north to dacks are protected by the NY
a location that we had been to State Constitution to be forev-

Far Out of
with the kids, but had not been er wild, something I thought
back to in almost 20 years. only my kids had title to. Its
And it was a holiday weekend, about six thousand acres of
breaking the Publisher of this untamed forests and lakes and

Rockaway papers rule that you never in-


vite anyone from Rockaway
away on a holiday weekend
streams and rivers; in short, an
outdoorsman's paradise.
Visiting this area also pro-
By Lou Pastina being home and soaking up the for any event. As some of you vided an opportunity to relive
beauty of our small slice of par- know, driving is not my thing some family adventures like
Typically, I dont like to leave adise here in Rockaway. and a five-hour drive could climbing the summit of White-
the peninsula on a holiday This year however brought us easily turn into a seven-hour face with our three kids, one of
weekend, even though that was invitations to two destination drive, but heading north to the whom was a two-year old with
not always the case. Back in the weddings, a sure sign that we Adirondacks brought a flood of a penchant for running off. As
day I would think nothing of have arrived at an age when as memories from years gone by. the mermaid and I ascended
piling the kids in the minivan they say its either wakes or wed- If you have never been to the cliff to the top, we watched
and driving to a far-off loca- dings; and we certainly prefer Lake Placid, its something you in horror as parents grappled
tion for some family fun and the latter. The first wedding ear- should consider. The site of two the rocky abutments to get to
adventure. But with the kids lier this summer took us a to a winter Olympics, the town it-
out of the house, I really enjoy location we had never been be- self is small but cute, and the Continued on page 19


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THE LAZER SPEAKS in our lives.
Continued from Page 18 And it was fun again to be One On One
the very top, and we wondered
who the hell would do such a
with so many friends, so close
that you considered them fam-

Physical Therapy
thing! Then we remembered:
we did too. When we got to the
ily, so far away to celebrate
such a happy occasion in such
and
top we visited the rock that the
very same blond headed sprite
a beautiful setting. We felt dou-
bly blessed this year. Of course,
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way down, how did we ever do tizing, but we realized in reflec-
this? Of course, 20 years makes tion, as it was said by an angel
a big difference. It was wonder- to George Bailey, it really has
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This Week in History


SEPTEMBER 7 Pamela Neafsey was born.
Brigid Bergin was born.

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Greg Bender was born.

1822 - Brazil declared its independ- 1939 - Canada declared war on Germa-
ence from Portugal.
ny, entering WWII.
1979 - The Entertainment and Sports
Programming Network (ESPN) made 2002 - Switzerland became the 190th for your appointment
member of the United Nations.
Walk ins Welcomed
its debut on cable TV.

SEPTEMBER 8 SEPTEMBER 11
Billy Gardner was born. 2001 - Never forget. Two hijacked com-
Matthew Long was born. mercial jets were crashed by terrorists
Christian Le Gars was born. into the north and south towers of the
World Trade Center in New York City,
1900 - A hurricane struck Galveston,
Texas, killing about 8,000 people. causing the collapse of both towers. A
1966 - Star Trek premiered on television. short while later, another plane was
1974 - President Gerald Ford gave for- crashed into the Pentagon, and fourth
mer President Nixon a full pardon for into a field near Shanksville, Pa.
all federal crimes he may have commit-
ted while he was in office. SEPTEMBER 12
1953 - Future President John F. Kenne-
SEPTEMBER 9
dy married Jacqueline Bouvier.
Mark Boyle was born.
Joanne O'Shaughnessy was born. 1960 Hurricane Donna slammed
Linda Ruscillo was born. Rockaway and the ocean met the bay.
(We hope reader Richard Berge ap-
1776 - The Second Continental Con- preciates the inclusion of this historic
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1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on televi-
Rita Tortarelli was born.
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SEPTEMBER 10
Michelle Cashen was born.
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was dose-dependent, meaning rhythms with quinidine or its re-

Ask the those with higher amounts of


quinine ingestion had higher
death rates. The highest death
lated medications.
Of course the study did have
its limitations. Firstly the au-

DOC
rate was in those taking 400mg thors did not have access to
or more a day. the actual cause of death in the
In other words the study participants, so it cannot be as-
found that individuals taking certained whether or not qui-
By Peter Galvin, MD 100mg or more of quinine dai- nine had a role in the persons
ly had higher death rates than demise. Secondly, the average
non-quinine users. The higher age of the participants was 70

Quinine Questions
death rate was particularly pro- and unfortunately everyones
nounced in those under age 50. risk of death rises as we age. And
All of the quinine was prescribed lastly, they did not factor in dis-
Quinine has been used 175,000 individuals with an aver- for muscle cramps or restless leg ease states that the participants
since the 1930s to treat muscle age age of 70 and followed them syndrome. The study did not may have had. For example, a
cramps, especially nighttime for almost six years. Of the study include tonic water drinkers. 70-year-old person with heart
cramps, and more recently it has group there were almost 45,000 One possible explanation for disease, diabetes and hyperten-
also been used for restless leg individuals who had long-term, the higher death rate associ- sion has a higher risk of death
syndrome. In 2006 the FDA cau- daily exposure to quinine with ated with quinine was that the than a healthy 70-year-old.
tioned about using quinine for an average daily dose of 203 mg human body may convert qui- So if you are a gin or vodka and
this off-label use because of ef- (to put the dose into perspective, nine into its chemical cousin tonic person, you might want
ficacy and safety concerns. De- a liter of tonic water contains quinidine. Quinidine is an anti- to limit your tonic intake, just
spite the FDA warning, quinine about 100 mg of quinine). Three arrhythmic medication used to to be on the safe side. But fear
is still used for muscle cramps. unexposed people were selected treat abnormal heart rhythms. not, other tasty cocktail alterna-
Quinine is also found in lemon for every one exposed person. Like most antiarrhythmic med- tives are always available. If you
bitters and tonic water and it The exposed persons had been ications, quinidine may also act would like more information on
gives both the sharp taste they taking quinine for as long as 25 as a pro-arrhythmic, meaning the FDA warning go to:
are known for. Recently a study years. The study found that the that it may induce potential- https://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/
was performed in the United death rate of those with long- ly fatal heart arrhythmias. This DOCKETS/98fr/06-9713.htm
Kingdom to look at the safety of term quinine exposure was high- pro-arrhythmic effect is why Please direct questions and
long-term quinine use. er than the control group. They most physicians use caution comments to editor@rockaway-
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It's never too late to start taking care of your back. WE GET EMAIL I must admit to being men-
A gentle to moderate Yoga practice can help. Continued from Page 15 tally-challenged, since I can-
More and more doctors recommend forts. not understand where or
Yoga to help with flexibility, anxiety, Sincerely, Build It Back Pro- when BIB has justifiably ex-
insomnia and yes, back pain. gram plained its position to waste
And, this is why they kicked countless taxpayer dollars,
My name is Cindy me out:
August 17,2017
and thereby force my crim-
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I offer in-house yoga classes Dear Build It Back Program cess.
tailored to your needs. (BIB) and Mayor de Blasio, Therefore, under the Free-
Group classes at thecastlerockaway.com This letter is in response dom of Information Act, and
to your letter threatening to whatever rights and rep-
unilaterally remove me from resentations can be afford-
the Build It Back program un- ed to a mentally-challenged
solorzanolo@gmail.com less I schedule a meeting by person, I want you to review
August 18, 2017 to sign my for recorded posterity, your
construction agreement and explanations of the issues I
move out of my house. have raised, so I can make
Despite my numerous at- an informed decision, and
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WOMEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES tifiably explain why it is nec- bear witness to your careful
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Wishing all our Students and Teachers swered all my questions and who may wish to attend.
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a successful school year.
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EIK with SS appliances, huge master suite transportation, express bus, free shuttle
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Rentals Condos and Co-Ops


116th: Loft/Studio space with new kitchen and bath (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 101st: Penthouse 3BD, 2BA condo with storage and parking spot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . .$519,000
137th: 3BR, 2BA home with open living room/dining room area (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . . .$489,000
117th: 3BR, 2BA apt with 2 terraces, new kitchen and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,600 99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) . .$439,000
102nd: 3BR, 2BA condo with W/D, balcony, garage and 2 parking spaces (MC) . . . . . . . . .$2,500 121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$399,000
118th: Beach block 4BR, 1BA apt with huge terrace and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,300 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA condo with outdoor space, gated parking and HW flrs (NC) .$389,000
91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, freshly painted and laundry (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,250 121st: 2BR, 1BA co-op in oceanfront boardwalk building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$349,000
118th: First floor 2BR, 2BA apt with eat in kitchen, LR and separate DR (BF) . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . . .$319,000
121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299,000
81st: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . . . .$2,100
81st: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with terrace and parking (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$269,000
122nd: 2BR, 1BA with terrace, new kitchen and summer parking (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000
80th: Large 2BR, 2.5BA condo with low maintenance and terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . .$269,000
123rd: 2BR, 1BA oceanfront unit with HW floors, new kitchen and bath (CB) . . . . . . . . . .$2,000
123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR co-op with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$215,000
Broad Channel: 2BR, 1BA home, newly renovated, deck, garage (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900
118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . . . .$150,000
ABTS: 2BR, 1BA apt with oceanfront terrace, CAC, dishwasher (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,850
73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800 Land For Sale
125th: 2R, 1BA with private terrace, new kitchen, W/D in building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800 134th: Build your 3500 sq ft masterpiece! 72x100 lot (LJ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500,000
125th: 1BR, 1BA apt with new kitchen and bath, W/D in building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,700 Arverne: 2 x FAR=6,600 Square Feet of condos or apts may be developed (MC) . . . . . .$499,000
126th: Renovated 1BR, 1BA with terrace and SS appliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600 87th: Build your Rockaway Beach dream home on 38x110 lot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000
102nd: Spacious second floor 2BR, 1BA apt with ocean view terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600 Edgemere: 5946 square foot lot with waterfront access, zoned C3 (MC) . . . . . . . . . . .$329,000
123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR in oceanfront building with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . .$1,350 Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325,000
118th: L shaped studio with updated kitchen and bathroom in elevator building (MC) . . .$1,250 Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Marina/Yacht (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,000
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Marie Villanueva
Dominick Maiorano

Lorraine Tom Kiyan Hagan

Heart of BELLE HARBOR


ALL BRICK THREE FAMILY COLONIAL STYLE HOME NEW EXCLUSIVE
LOCATED ON THE SECOND BLOCK 60x100 PROPERTY BREEZY POINT
LOT HAS IT ALL!! BEACH BLOCK
OWNERS main level APT HAS THREE BEDROOMS
LR,DR, open Kitchen one full bath UPSTAIRS APT HAS Unique in size, this home is situated on a 50 x 100 corner
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Long pvt driveway THE BEST GATED COMMUNITY OF THE ROCKAWAYS!!!!
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NEW EXCLUSIVE
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and living room; eat in kitchen; Den full basement and a large
front porch; private driveway on a 50x100 property lot.
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NEW EXCLUSIVE: NEPONSIT
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for her, plus as you know the past, but there is NO WAY she
hormones racing through her will admit you are right.
body, add to the wicked mix. This means you have to be
Second, give yourself the more trusting that you have
permission to NOT fix her done a great job and trust that
problems, give her total space she will make sound choices.
to make mistakes, I can't say As hard as it may feel, give her
that enough. Let her have her acknowledgments for activ-
early inner life experiences. ities, behaviors and compli-
Of course safety is always the ments about her looks even if

Moms And Teens


first check in, if she is reck- she bites your head off.
less in any way, always step Lastly, be compassionate
in. with yourself, use the ways
Third, your actions towards you do to take mini breaks
Dear Enchantress, (and current) insecurities. I yourself matter more than and have things that you en-
I'm a Mother of a teenage know you used to work with anything you will say, give joy doing that bring you back
daughter, and I NEED HELP. kids and teens, help? I'm a advice about or teach. She to center. Take these four tips
She is a monster, she is mean single parent and already feel is more connected to seeing and run with them. AND ex-
to me, changes moods on a pressed for everything. what you do in your own life, cellent news and timing on
dime, and never wants to be Dear Mama of a butterfly than the "wisdom" or prob- this: I am leading a workshop
told what to do. I don't re- coming out of her cocoon, lem solvers you speak. SO - for teen girls October 1 at
member being this out of con- Thank YOU so much for that means giving her space Rockaway LOVE (90-16 Rock-
trol when I was her age. She writing; your voice speaks for when she switches moods, away Beach Boulevard) at 3
goes to school, pretty much many. I would like to give you give her physical space, let p.m.
did her HW all last year, and four tips for having a more her have her version of a tan- Enchantress Shane coaches
overall I think she is a good enchanting relationship with trum. Because you are her and guides women wanting
kid. Our relationship feels your daughter. mother, the natural instinct more magic and confidence in
horrible every day. I'm scared First, take a deep breath, IS to fix her problems or of- their lives. To ask Enchantress
this isn't getting any better, reaching out for support fer her many solutions. She Shane a question, email her
the new school year is starting is the best thing, you don't will feel empowered when at Love@enchantedembodi-
and I see she is being so crit- have to do this totally alone. she finds her own solution ment.com. For more informa-
ical of herself and it's trigger- Your daughter's emotions and pssst: it will be a solution tion go to www.enchantedem-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY


Pursuant to the lien granted by N.Y. Lien Law 182, Metro Storage, LLC, as managing agent for Lessor, will sell by public
auction (or otherwise dispose) personal property (in its entirety) belonging to the tenants listed below to the highest bidder
to satisfy the lien of the Lessor for rental and other charges due. The said property has been stored and is located at the
respective address below. Units up for auction will be listed for public bidding on-line at www.Storagestuff.bid beginning
five days prior to the scheduled auction date and time. The terms of the sale will be cash only. A 10% buyers premium
will be charged per unit. All sales are final. Metro Self Storage, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any or all units, partial
or entire, from the sale at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. The property to be sold is described as general
household items unless otherwise noted. All contents must be removed completely from the property within 48 hours or
sooner or are deemed abandoned by bidder/buyer. Sale rules and regulations are available at the time of sale.

Metro Self Storage Occupant Name Unit # Property Description


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IN MEMORIAM
James C Powers, 67, of Blue Point passed away on Wednesday, August 30th surrounded by
his family. A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 5-9 pm and
Wednesday, September 6 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. at Robertaccio, Funeral Home. Funeral
Mass, Thursday 10am to be held at St. Francis de Sales. He is survived by his loving
Email -DKTHVAC@GMAIL.COM companion Jane Carella together with her daughter Audra. His children Stephanie (Jamie)
Powers-delPino, James C (Heather) Powers Jr, Veronica Peterson, Stephen (Melissa)
Powers, Katherine Powers and their mother Priscilla Powers. His siblings Joanne
Licensed and Insured VandeKieft, Bonnie (Bob) Chance, Lillian Flynn, the late John E. Powers. Loving
Grandfather (PeePop) of 13 Grandchildren. Loved by all of his nieces, nephews and friends.
Locally owned and Operated In Lieu of Flowers Memorial donations may be made to St. Christopher Inn, P.O. Box 150,
Garrison, NY 10524 Attn: Father Bill Drobach. James was a long time resident of
Patchogue, class of 1969. Lifetime member of Enterprise Association of Steamfitters Local
Like us on Facebook DKT HVAC 638. James may have been know for his years of driving and supporting the Bungalow Bar
ice cream truck. He enjoyed activities with his Grandchildren, giving orders, traveling and
dancing the night away with his friends.
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By Kami-Leigh Agard Brothers, unleash their vig- Monday? This is a MUST SEE (www.seapainter.net). Stu-
orously innovative lineup of concert as Keith is no rookie to dents bring their own sup-
Here comes the Rockaway gypsy jazz, blues, folk and the rap game, has a huge un- plies. Pay-As-You-Go.
Groan, (succinctly coined by country. With Greg Bucking derground cult following, an $20 RAA Member / $30
Rockaway Times Publisher, on guitar, Joe Credit III on amazing command of inter- Non-member
Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic mandolin and Garrett Jones nal rhyme, bizarre rap styling sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden
lineup of live music, theater, on bass, get ready to jam as the and is wellweird. Not Kanye RAA offers a wide variety of
arts all against a backdrop Brothers dish up some kick ass West weird, but WEIRD. With art classes, including Oils &
of our beautiful boardwalk, Bluegrass-Americana music. his 58 alter ego stage perfor- Acrylics Painting and Screen
ocean and bay front, why leave 375 Beach 92nd Street mances and even more sur- Printing. To receive weekly
Rockaway in the summertime! prises, this is one concert you updates on series of class-
With our summer days sad- Saturday, September 9 dont want to miss! Check out es and one-time workshops,
ly winding down, this is the 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Keith with guest DJs Edan and email: j.dalid@raanyc.org and
place to be! If you are a big fan of classic Paten Locke. or call 718-474-0861
rock bands like the Grateful Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th
LIVE MUSIC: Dead and Allman Brothers, Concession Sunday, September 10
Thursday, September 7 then make a beeline for the 12 p.m.
If you are a Frank Sinatra and boardwalk as the-ever popu- Sunday, September 10 The Rockaway Artists Alli-
Bobby Darin music fan, then lar local favorite, The Electrix, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ance is calling for entries for
youll fall in love with crooner belts out your favorite tunes End your weekend with the their Salon Show 2017. This
Darin Brown who injects new and original jams. sizzling Lautaros Band! Re- non-juried exhibition wel-
life into modern swing with Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th lease all your anxiety for the comes all artists, even those
his smooth vocals and deft Concession upcoming week and let loose previously exhibited. Opened
piano playing. Head to Thai as this latino trio heats up to any theme and all medi-
Rock and be prepared to be Saturday, September 9 the boardwalk serenading ums, including but not limited
dazzled as Brown performs all 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. you with everything from sal- to painting, watercolor, pho-
new works penned by himself Don't worry about a thing. sa, cumbia, Mexican ranch- tography, print, poetry and
and lyricist, Doug McCormick. Cause every little thing gon- ers and corrodes to Brazilian literature and sculpture. $35
375 Beach 92nd Street na be alright Its Saturday samba and more! Entry Fee upon submission.
night and time for you to for- Caracas, Beach 106th Con- Hanging artwork will be from
Friday, September 8 get your troubles and unwind cession noon until all spaces are filled.
5 p.m. to de riddim of live reggae For further info., call 718-474-
Ease into your weekend music on the boardwalk. With Friday, September 15 0861 or email: info@raanyc.
and get ready to soak up the the ocean as the backdrop, get 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. org
music, lyrics and passion of ready for a laid back evening Time to get a little bit coun- sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden
award-winning native Irish of positive vibrations. try. Country Night at Bunga-
singer/songwriter Michael Caracas, Beach 106th Con- low Bar is back with the Swon Theater in Rockaway (Yes,
Brunnock at Bungalow Bar. cession Brothers. This is a 21+ event Rockaway has its own theater
Brunnocks extraordinary and tickets must be purchased company!)
voice, compelling original Saturday, September 9 in advance. Head to nycoun- Tickets for Rockaway Thea-
songs and beautiful folk in- 9 p.m. tryswag.com for tickets. tre Companys grand produc-
strumentation will fill your No need for an introduc- 377 Beach 92nd St. tion of The Elephant Man are
heart. Then hang around for a tion. Just the name Bogmen now up for sale. Tickets sell
Hurricane Harvey happy hour says it all! Remember Life Thursdays quickly, so seize the chance to
fundraiser hosted by Rocka- Begins at 40 Million? Rock- 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. get your hands on some! The
way WISH. away groupies, the legendary Rockaway Brewing Compa- Elephant Man will be showing
377 Beach 92nd Street Indie rock band, Bogmen will nys Open Mic Night features September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22,
be at Rogers delivering their an eclectic array of musicians 23, 24. See why NYC theater
Friday, September 8 career-spanning material and and vocalists who take the critics are declaring this the-
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. new work. This is your chance stage to share their live music. atrical production a must-see
Get ready to sway, clap and to indulge in your nostalgia Of course, guitarist extraordi- for all. Visit: www.rockaway-
move like youve never done for this epic band that will naire, Jammin' Jon, and Irish theatrecompany.org
before as 8-piece big band Big leave you screeching for more crooner, John Baxter are local
Squid turns up the heat on Bog! favorites, but dont be afraid to Got info on live music and
the boardwalk with their high 203 Beach 116th Street take the mike and share your art exhibitions coming up in
energy R&B, blues, funk and musical talents! 415 Beach Rockaway and Broad Chan-
NOLA sound. Sunday, September 10 72nd St. nel? Send it to kami@rocka-
Caracas, Beach 106th Con- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. waytimes.com with the subject
cession Okay this is one for the re- OTHER ART NEWS line: Rockaway Music and
cord books. Eccentric rap vet, Wednesdays Art!!! Please include band/
Friday, September 8 Kool Keith, is honoring Rock- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. musician name, performance
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. away with his presence. So Rockaway Artist Alliance or exhibition title, location,
Make a beeline to Thai Rock what if its Sunday evening, Oils & Acrylics Painting Class date and time.
as acoustic trio, The Vine and you have to be up early with instructor, Joseph Perez

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LOCAL COLOR:
READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX
We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers in the
world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared with us this week.
Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rockawaytimes.com and well do
our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

By Rich Scarpitta By Vilma Diaz

By Jillian Rossi By Mary Ann Cavallo By Shira Lieber

By Melissa Missy By Sarah Arikian By Drew Capul


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From The Rockaway Business Alliance


YOU CAN SHOP LOCAL! HERES WHY YOU SHOULD:
Access to local resources in gift shops, clothing stores, nail supplies businesses all over the value, diversity and character to
Rockaway has improved dra- and beauty salons, a grocery, a peninsula with home-grown our neighborhoods.
matically in recent years; local bakery and more. produce and farm-fresh eggs! As our communities contin-
shops are finally here and thriv- Beach 116th Street is also There are many reasons to ue to grow, we encourage local
ing. From the Riis Park Beach packed with shops for your con- shop local. Convenience is business and residents to join
Bazaar to Edgemere Farm, there venience, including a butcher perhaps the best reason. Why the Rockaway Business Alliance.
is a myriad of shops and experi- shop, a hardware store, multiple spend time, money and gas By increasing our membership,
ences for residents and tourists gift and sundry shops, clothing (not to mention the traffic) to we can continue to close the gaps
alike to enjoy. stores, a stationary store, a spa, a drive to the mall, when chanc- between all the various business
For a long time it has been bike shop, multiple eateries and es are, what youre looking for corridors and make Rockaway
the perception that Rockaway bars, and of course, the board- is just around the corner. More one single community.
has nothing to offer this is no walk. personalized service is another. Says State Assembly Member
longer the case. The real push is Beach 108th to 115th streets When you shop local, you deal Stacey Pheffer-Amato: "Rock-
to let people know what is here offer up a deli, a frozen yogurt with people who know you! The away is ALL ABOUT our local
and that they can, and SHOULD, shop, a bank, hair salon, a gym, personalized service beats any- businesses. When our small,
shop local. It is our job as the and a beauty bar. thing youll experience online or local shops and restaurants do
Rockaway Business Alliance to Beach 92nd Street is filling at the mall. Shopping becomes well, we all do well and every-
help you discover what is hap- up with brand new wine bars, a much friendlier experience one can continue to come and
pening in our local business beer gardens, eateries, a fitness when you can walk into a store enjoy this jewel of a seaside com-
community. center, an ice cream shop and and be greeted with a smile by munity. I buy almost everything
The Riis Park Beach Baazar bakery, a few surf shops, vin- someone who knows your name. at small local shops. I urge you to
offers pop-up shops on the tage clothing and furniture, and Local shops cater better to the check out everything small busi-
weekends, plus eateries and live more. demographic of the area. Even if nesses in Rockaway have in store
bands for beachgoers and resi- Arverne offers a smoothie you dont know your local retail- for you!"
dents alike. shop, a massive community/ ers personally, chances are they This article was submitted by
Beach 129th Street is packed co-working space, a surf shop, are keyed in to the demograph- The Rockaway Business Alliance.
with businesses from end to end Thai food, pizza and more! ics of the neighborhood, and For more information, email:
including a florist, a liquor store, Edgemere is home to a beau- carry items that suit those spe- info@rockawaybusinessalliance.
multiple restaurants and bars, tiful half-acre urban farm which cific needs. Local shopping adds org

Joseph F. Keenan
Attorney At Law
114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9
Rockaway Park, New York 11694
Phone: (718) 747 8850
9;

jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com


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One Last Hurrah at


Mardi Gras!
Locals gathered for one last hurrah and celebrated the end of
summer with Mardi Gras. From Breezy Point to Roxbury and
across the bridge in Broad Channel, everyone celebrated the last
weekend of the season with parades galore.
Photos by the Happy Hour Group in Broad Channel, Katie Mc-
Fadden, Tom Tormey Jr. and Joseph Callaghan.

Printing:
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SPOTTED: All Over


International man of intrigue, Father Jim Cunningham, was spotted rock-
ing The Rockaway Times tee in Hong Kong. And Bobby Dyrenforth was the
best dressed guy at Buxton's Barbecue in Asheville, NC. Whats Beach Flix
without a RT t-shirt in the audience? Keith Sullivan spotted this one. And
Lake George never looked so good as Mike OConnor, Cecilia OConnor and
Patricia and Jimmy Kohler teamed up for this great shot. Jim Supple knew
hed spot colorful vintage cars on a recent trip to Cuba but he didnt expect
to see something just as colorful as the island itself: a Rockaway Times
t-shirt in a Havana barbershop. James Dionne got himself a rare, limited
long sleeve Rockaway Times shirt and knew it was the perfect look for late
summer in Iceland. And we know theres no eclipsing The Rockaway Times
t-shirt as Steven Feuer takes a look up at the sky last Monday.

Father Jim

Bobby Dyrenforth Keith Sullivan O'Connors & Kohlers

By James Supple James Dionne Steven Feuer



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Underground and the Rocka-


Boarders Surf Shop & the friends and way Beach Surfers Association.
family of It's a sell out but you can sign
up for an alternate spot on the
Firefighter Richie Allen beach at 9 a.m. Contest starts at
10 a.m. and is being held in "The
invite you to a day at the beach Box" - 84th Street jetty. Contest

The 13th Annual Surf goes til 5-ish and after-party


at Rippers on the boardwalk.

Contest
Come and be a spectator as the
Richie Allen Memorial rides will be thrilling and it's the
Surf Classic only bodysurfing contest on the

Weekend! entire east coast of the USA.


On Sunday we have the 13th
Annual Richie Allen Memorial
Sunday September 10th, 2017 Two great surf contests this Surf Contest with a paddle out
weekend with excellent swell to commemorate this hero-
Beach 91st Street from Hurricane Irma will be on ic and much loved firefighter.
Rockaway Beach, New York tap to explode on our shores. One of the best events annu-
This Satur- ally in Rock-
day, Sep- away with so
tember 9, much stoke
we have the and aloha.
2nd Annu- Watch the
al Rocka- kids 16 and
way Beach under rip it
Bodysurf- up in great
ing contest conditions.
brought It's going to
to you by be a crack-
Rockaway er of a day!
Beach Bod- Make that
ysurfing WEEKEND!

Summer Classic
Wraps Up
The Season
Events Include The 33rd edition of the St. came back from an early defi-
Francis Summer Classic re- cit to put away the Rock Park
Surf Contest for Younger Surfers cently wrapped up play at the All-Stars. On Friday, the Sum-
Boys: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16 Fr. Grogan Memorial School- mer Classic then offered its
yard with a plethora of cham- version of Angels in the Out-
Girls: 12 and under, 13-16 pionship games. The Girls field as Chelsea Irish took the
Sign up at 8 AM Contest starts at 9 AM Grammar Senior title was first Boys Grammar Middle and
up and Nicole Frontera Beau- Boys Grammar Senior cham-
ty edged Walsh Management. pionships. Longtime Summer
Boogie Boarding & SUPs The Women's Open crown Classic stalwart George Long
DJ, Food & Drinks, T-Shirts, Prizes was next and Boardwalk Pizza had passed away earlier in the
showed that youth was ready week but was looking down to
& Give Aways to be served in a win over DKT see his son Keith Long guide
A Traditional Paddle Out in Memory HVAC. Thursday evening fea- the two victories for Chel-
tured three finals with Greene sea Irish with his grandsons,
of A Truly Great Friend, Machine knocking off Pipin's Quinn Long on the Grammar
Brother, Son, Uncle, and Hero Pub in the gym for the Girls Middle squad, Luke Long on
High School title. Outside, the the Grammar Senior team, a
bleachers surrounded Court day after Aidan Long of Rath-
For Any Questions, Please Call: 2 for the marquee Boys High bones began the champion-
School/Men's Open Double- ship parade. It was truly a
Luke: 917.689.2034 header. Rathbones pulled out summer classic. It will be hard
or Boarders Surf Shop: 718.318.7997 a thrilling win over Flynn & for season 34 to top. See you
Flynn. Caiazzo Plumbing then next summer.

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Navillus Construction Gifts Far Rock


Children a Trip to Dorney Park
On August 30, some Far Rock- As news outlet, DnaInfo re- ing with residents of Ocean which includes 24 buildings,
away youth enjoyed a special trip ported back in February 2016: Bay, formerly known as the is around $174 million to be
to Dorney Park in Allentown, PA NYCHA, which has long Edgemere Houses, in 2013 to used over 20 years. Work in-
courtesy of Navillus Contracting, come under fire from resi- discuss ways to improve the cludes roof and boiler re-
a NYC-based unionized contract- dents for a backlog of delays buildings, which were built placement, kitchen improve-
ing company, who is currently in fixing maintenance and se- in the 1950s. Officials said the ments and safety upgrades,
working with the New York City curity problems, began work- cost to overhaul the complex, officials said.
Housing Authority (NYCHA) at
Arvernes Ocean Bay Apart-
ments - Oceanside to restore
and repair the complex that
was devastated by Superstorm
Sandy. The contractor worked
with the Ocean Bay Garden
Green Committee to send the
children on this special trip as
a thank you to the community
for their patience and under-
standing during the construc-
tion project. As Navillus Con-
tracting continues to restore
the development devastated by
Superstorm Sandy, we are hon-
ored to have the opportunity to
give back to a community that
has gone through so much dev-
astation, said Donal OSulli-
van, founder and chief executive
officer of Navillus Contracting.

Fed Up on 92nd Street September is Time


Reader, Sonny Livingston
recently brought it to our at-
tention about a property that
long!!!! Why???? Livingston
said. Im not sure who's re-
sponsible, who owns the
to Cluck About
has not been maintained at property and Im fed up with
Beach 92nd Street and Rock-
away Freeway. The surround-
ing sidewalks are disheveled
the way it looks and having
to step off the sidewalk and
into the street in order to walk
Chicken!
and weeds overrun the fenc- down my own block. By Kami-Leigh Agard love their jerk chicken. Im not
es of the property. It's been If this property is yours, do a fan of chicken on the bone,
a total disgrace all summer the right thingclean up! Did you know that Sep- but their chicken is so tender-
tember is National Chicken ly cooked that the meat falls
Month? (Nicely coinciding right off the bone. The season-
with National Potato Month, ing is just right, not too spicy
but lets leave that to the side). nor too sweet, just perfectly
And with Labor Day behind us, balanced. I usually get it to go
some of you may already have with rice and peas or french
packed up your grill, but dear fries. However, if you want to
readers, no need to run around stay and eat, the setting is per-
like a headless chicken. The fect. Where else can you get
Rockaway Times hatched up reasonably-priced, delicious
an idea to ask locals about food, while facing the ocean
where to indulge your fetish and listening to good music?
for superior, finger lickin good Joe Popp, Far Rockaway resi-
chicken. Heres what came dent, says his chicken of choice
clucking is at the BayHouse (500 Bayside
Jeffrey Williams-Maisonett, Dr., Breezy Point). I recent-
Arverne resident, recommends ly went there on a whim, and
DredSurfer Grill (16-27 Seagirt
Blvd., on the boardwalk). I Continued on page 46

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CHICKEN! der their curry chicken with secret, but heres what she Currans Superior Meats (239
Continued from Page 45 rice and peas, and a side of shared. The key is the type of Beach 116th St.). Tom Mur-
steamed vegetables. The curry Jamaican scotch bonnet pep- phy, Belle Harbor resident and
had their chicken dumplings was mouth-watering, and the pers I use. For authentic jerk, proprietor We are the only
and Grilled Monterey Chicken steamed vegetables were ab- you should only use the yel- butcher on the peninsula, and
Sandwich with french fries. It solutely delicious! The portions low and orange scotch bon- offer a wide variety of fresh
was an adventure trying to find net peppers, not the green or chicken delivered fresh daily,
the place, then parking and red. I make my jerk seasoning including Bell & Evans free
other residential restrictions, from scratch, not from a bottle. range chicken, which is more
but so worth it. When I arrived I just received an order from pricey, but totally worth it be-
there, the place was packed, a customer who wants me to cause of the quality. Whether
but the owner was so welcom- ship them frozen to Ohio! you want your chicken whole,
ing! The chicken dumplings Though Russell is not a brick- cubed, stripped, skinned,
were served with soy sauce, and-mortar business, she is boned, sliced to your de-
delicately blended with a sweet literally inundated with orders sired thickness or seasoned
sauce. The chicken sandwich for her jerk, fried, buffalo and to your liking, at Currans, we
was loaded with thick slices Asian barbecue wings and of are all about service. During
of grilled chicken seasoned to course her addictive pizza. If the fall, we also prepare fully
perfection and topped with were huge, definitely enough you are looking for a really ec- cooked, well-seasoned bar-
fresh veggies. Definitely going for me to eat for three days, and lectic dish, try her Italian soul becue chicken and our im-
back, not just because the food the owners were so welcoming. food dish, Mama Greens fried mensely popular homemade
was awesome, the service fan- I am officially a fan! chicken wings with spaghetti. chicken soup. Currans has
tastic, but the bay view is abso- This RT reporter selfishly had This may sound like an unusual been serving the peninsula
lutely stunning! to cluck about Arverne resi- combination for some of you, since 1960. After Sandy, we
Tina Schlissel, Rockaway dents Nicole Russells local but imagine expertly seasoned were displaced from our orig-
Park resident, says Goodys business, Last Dragon Pizzas chicken wings, fried to per- inal location on Beach 129th
West Indian Restaurant (70-18 (www.lastdragonpizza.com) fect with spaghetti tossed with street, but with the communi-
Amstel Blvd.) is the place to go. fantastic jerk wings. These homemade marinara sauce tys enormous help relocated
Hands down, Goodys is the wings are seasoned to perfec- and topped with fresh parme- to Beach 116th. We love and
best! After winning a Goodys tion and so tender, when you san and mozzarella cheese? know each and everyone of
gift certificate from the recent look down at your plate, you Yum! our customers, and willing
Rock Out For Autism concert wish you had ordered more! And finally, looking for fresh to go the distance to please
raffle, I decided to go and or- Russell would not reveal her chicken?.Look no further than them.

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