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VOL. 3, NO. 51 - THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

Camera Ready Photo Contest Voting Begins Sunday MEDAL FOR PETER BRADY

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Rock Your Vote in the 2nd Round of The RT Photo Contest! By Kami-Leigh Agard

Calling locals of all ages — men, women, girls, and boys — come out to the boardwalk, and rock your vote in the second round of The Rockaway Times (RT) Photo Contest, which kicks off this Sunday, June 11 and next Saturday, June 17. This will be no easy feat as all 30 poster-sized photos beautifully displayed on our boardwalk’s railing, dispersed from Beach 17th to Beach 116th Streets, are all stunning, and this is why the Rockaway Times needs your help to pare them down to 10 semi-finalists! On Sunday, June 11, folks can head to the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street at 11 a.m. and later that same day at 2 p.m. at Beach 116th Street, to cast their vote in two categories: 1) Bayside shots (the skyline, Jamaica Bay, boats, etc.) and 2) Anything Goes (miscellaneous, things

that are relevant to the area, but don’t fit any of the other categories). Then on Sunday, June 17, this second round of judging also open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. at Beach 67th Street, noon at Beach 59th Street and 2 p.m. at Beach 98th Street. At these locations, folks can cast their vote in three categories: 1) Sunsets/sunrises, 2) Beach shots (surfers, lifeguards, jetties, beach fun), and 3) Animals/Pets (dogs, whales, birds). So how do you cast your vote? According to Rockaway Beach Civic Association President John Cori, who has spectacularly organized the RT Photo Contest, in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation, folks will be given a total of three stickers to place on their three favorite images. Cori said, “I will be there to help people throughout the voting process. However, note

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that they will only be able to cast a total of three votes in this second round. “This public voting is open to anyone and everyone of all age groups. It’s going to be a daunting task, but a great way to show support for our local photographers, who in their images, thoughtfully captured Rockaway’s beauty. Also not to mention, spread their love for our community.” The top 30 were selected out of a whopping 1,000 photos in the first round of judging that took place at Bungalow Bar on April 22. Cori, also a photographer, said, “I enjoy photography immensely. My ultimate goal with the RT Photo Contest was to give exposure to both the amazing amateur and professional photographers in Rockaway. Sometimes we have so many images stuck in our phones and cameras, so why not instead

use this public platform to share them with our community? It’s all about sharing our art and love for Rockaway.” After the public judging in June, the top 30 will be narrowed down to a top 10. The final judging will take place at Caracas at the Beach 106th Concession on July 2 at 10 a.m. There, the winner will be announced. The top photo winner will take home a $500 grand prize from The Rockaway Times and will get front-page recognition. There will also be runner-up prizes like a month-long ferry pass from Hornblower, the operator of the new Rockaway ferry, and more. So folks, if you want to vote — you have to show up, get your three voter stickers and show some love for your favorite images. See you there! To see the 30 photos in the running, check out Pages 20, 22, 24, 48 and 50!

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BLACK SOCKS It’s been said before that the shortest list in the world is the list of Rockaway’s Best Dressed Men. The Rockaway Top 10 has, maybe, four guys on it. Not that I’ve ever actually seen these guys but they must be out there, right? If you see somebody looking dapper, you first assume that they don’t live here. Somebody I know was trying to give away a suit he said cost $1500. He got no takers, though another guy told him he had overpaid by $1400. T-shirts and tank tops are standard wear. Polo or golf shirts are dress-up, big boy clothes. You pretty much can get away

with anything. Though, some guys might consider graduating to extra-large (bypassing large) because that medium t-shirt now looks like a bib and it makes people notice. That’s really the point of men’s Rockaway fashion – not to be noticed. It’s ok not to care what you’re wearing but don’t be so careless that you draw attention to yourself – like wearing black socks with shorts. There was a family howl last week when I threw on some black socks and sneakers for a quick trip to the store. You would have NEVER done

that just a few years ago, the darling wife said in stunned astonishment. You would have been ALL OVER anybody who had the nerve. You would’ve made fun of the European look. Yeah, but at least I’m not wearing a speedo or banana hammock, I retorted. Not yet, she said. But this is how it starts. Yeah, but hipsters on skateboards, they wear black socks, too. She just shook her head and gave me the look that said: you’ve given up. I think the opposite. Black socks mean I’m evolving, that a sense of style might yet develop. And the thing is, what’s the alternative? White socks? White socks were the only choice for decades, but those suckers are starting to look a little weird. I’ve noticed how old guys start pulling them up higher. I don’t want to be one of those guys yet. I don’t want to be wearing kneehigh whites with sandals. A few days after being told not to leave the house with black socks, I had another fashion crisis. I was meeting someone in the city and put on a button-down shirt and dungarees (oops, I mean jeans,

Page 5 no one says dungarees anymore). The son who will remain nameless says, what are you doing? What are you trying to do? What? I gotta go into the city and – You dress like such a dad. What am I supposed to do? Forget it, he says. And walks off. I call after him, what am I supposed to do? I don’t know how to dress; I live in Rockaway. He’s gone, no help. I look in the mirror. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been wearing dungarees since… well, my whole life. Am I supposed to be wearing the same style of pants 40 years later? White socks are starting to scare me but dungarees – dunges – they still seem ok. Maybe he was talking about the shirt. It was short sleeved. That might be lame. Was I supposed to tuck it in or not? I got on the ferry and everybody started talking about me, but it wasn’t in English, so I didn’t care. On the way home, I saw a couple of Rockaway guys in suit jackets. They looked miserable. I didn’t care that my shirt was tucked in. Nobody seemed to notice: the only goal in Rockaway men’s fashion.

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Irish eyes were smiling at the 5th Annual Rockaway Beach/ Breezy Point Irish Festival last weekend. The weather forecast turned out better than expected, which brought out a huge crowd to check out the festivities. With a full lineup of Irish performers, from Shilelagh Law to the Unforgettable Fire, Irish dancing by the O’Malley

Irish Dance Academy, bagpipers and vendors selling Irish goods, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 21, put on another great event. Plenty of money was raised, which will go to local organizations and churches. And Chef Whitney Emilia Carlson looks completely enthralled with what she’s Aycock was the lucky winner of reading – and no wonder, it’s The Rockaway Times Summer Guide! the raffle for the trip for two to The shot was taken at the ferry dock by Emilia’s mom, Elizabeth Ireland. Carlson of Breezy Point (and with Janet Redmond Realty).

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***** Lace ‘em up for a great cause AND meet an Olympics Gold Medal winner. On Saturday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 102nd Street, the annual Kevin Kearney Scholarship 5k will kick off. Money raised will go toward scholarships for kids of families in need. Named in honor of Kevin Kearney, who had many, many friends in Rockaway, the event is a great example of a doing charity work while having fun. Following the 5K, Matt Centrowitz will be at the Community House signing his book, Like Father, Like Son. Matt won the 1500 meters at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. For more info and to sign up go to RockapulcoRun.com ***** Jetties – plenty of people commented about the photo on last week’s cover showing the dramatic effect of beaches with jetties. Just to throw salt on the wound…

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 Long Beach is getting jetties now and we have heard from residents there that the sand is already building up. Army Corps! What the hell are you waiting for? (Sounds like a good rally chant!) On June 25, residents can use that at the Walk For The Shore rally at 9 a.m. at the Beach 87th jetty. This demonstration, held by the Friends of Rockaway Beach, will aim to question the Army Corps' inaction. ***** Don't forget Dear Ol' Dad. Send us a pic of your pop and we'll try to put it in next week, our Father's Day edition. Send it to Mail@RockawayTimes.com ***** Rockaway resident Aggie Batista, has made a name for herself with her Dream Vacations franchise. Thinking of starting your own? You can learn about nearly 400 franchise opportunities at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center from June 15-17. We can get you in for free. Use the promo code Rockaway at www.ifeinfo.com for your free entry. ***** A couple of locals heading into

the City on the afternoon ferry reported it was packed with tourists speaking various languages. There aren’t many better deals for tourists. You get on at Pier 11 and sail through New York Harbor, see Coney Island, then check out New York’s best beach. All for $2.75. The ferry should be marketed to tourists for post- and pre-rush hours rides. They’ll help keep the ridership numbers strong, even in the off-season. ***** Sunscreen dispensers are officially installed at various locations on the boardwalk. Not so officially, someone put up a plastic bag dispenser near Beach 125th Street so people can use them in case they “forgot” to bring a plastic bag and can now pick up after their dog. We know dogs usually don’t go up on the boardwalk by themselves so when we see dog crap up there we know “forgetful” dog owners are to blame. Maybe such dispensers should become official and easily accessible. ***** Dylan Watton, former Rockaway Times reporter, appears on Jeopardy! Tuesday, June 13. This triv-

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New RAA Exhibit Opens Friday ON THE WAY TO MEDAL DAY

You are here. In Rockaway. But your vision of here might be different from someone else’s. The Rockaway Artists Alliance is bringing several visions of what “here” is to life through the work of several artists. A variety of mediums from artists with different connections to Rockaway will be on display from June 9 to July 1. From the organizers who brought last year’s Noisy Paint Box exhibit at the RAA, comes You Are Here. “Each wall in our gallery serves as a map of microstories, outlining the narratives of our collective ex-

Firefighter Peter Brady with wife, Kerry and children, Mara, Petey and Jack, were one their way to City Hall on Wednesday, June 7, for FDNY Medal Day, where Peter would receive the Brooklyn Citizens/ Louis Valentino award for saving a

woman from a Brooklyn fire in October. Brady, of Ladder 174 in Brooklyn, rescued the unconscious women from her bedroom by crawling under the fire to retrieve her. The woman regained consciousness once they were out of the building. Bravo!

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perience as inhabitants of the Rockaways from the native to the new wave. From the east to the west end, the beach to the bay, YOU ARE HERE will explore the differences between similarities,” organizers said. Much like the Noisy Paint Box exhibit, You Are Here will be complemented by music and theater events. The opening reception is Friday, June 9 and will feature music by White Merlot and BreezyGrass starting at 7 p.m. On June 23 at 7 p.m., is Battle of the Bands, featuring Nimbus Knight, Blame Mercury, Punch Face Champion, Rattrap Bumpkin and The Skells. On June 25 at noon, the Rockaway Theatre Company is hosting a cabaret called “Here, There and Everywhere.” The exhibit will come to a close on July 1, with a performance by Beach Rats at 7 p.m. The exhibit, located at sTudio 7 Gallery in Fort Tilden, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. Photo by Susannah Ray.

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Breezy Point BayHouse is Back after Sandy By Katie McFadden

On October 29, 2012, the BayHouse lived up to its name as Jamaica Bay literally took over the beloved bar and restaurant at the beginning of Breezy Point. As Hurricane Sandy ravaged the peninsula, nine feet of water took over the BayHouse, destroying it completely. But nearly five years later, the brand new BayHouse is open, once again offering food, beer and incredible bayside views Sean Sheridan, was shocked to find the remnants of the restaurant that he owned since 2002, after the storm. “The next day, it looked like something out of a Spielberg movie. The whole bayside was annihilated,” he said. However, he was determined to bring it back. The summer after Sandy, the BayHouse was technically back, but operating out of a tent. “By July 2013, we had tents and a regular set up with a bar and platforms on the beach. People were looking for a place to go after the storm and be with their neighbors, because everything was closed. Kennedy’s didn’t open for two years. So opening a temporary spot was a nice opportunity for people to have a meeting place and see the neighbors that they hadn’t seen since before the storm. That reason alone was enough to make me reopen in some form,” Sheridan said. The BayHouse operated in its temporary form for three summers. “It was great because people were able to enjoy it. We had music, food and operated like the regular BayHouse, so it gave people that familiarity, but it was only seasonal,” he said. With sup-

port from the community, Sheridan decided to move ahead with the complete rebuild. “While the tents were nice, people were looking forward to it being open year round.” In September 2015, construction began to make the BayHouse new. Encountering standard obstacles, it took a year and a half for construction to be complete. And it took several more months for permits to be given, inspections to be done and for Sheridan to finally receive the Certificate of Occupancy. But on Saturday, June 3, the new BayHouse finally opened its doors, to a wedding party. “People were so eager for us to open that we already have several weddings, engagement parties and christenings booked for the summer. With the view of the water, people love to have their events here,” Sheridan said. And you can’t blame them. With the new building being elevated, the new BayHouse provides a view that is even more spectacular than before. You can sit out on the deck and watch as the boats go by along the bay with the Coney Island and Manhattan skyline, or a gorgeous sunset as the backdrop. Taking full advantage of the view, Sheridan is hoping to get approval for a rooftop deck in the future. The new restaurant also features a larger kitchen and dining room, as they decided to cut back on storage areas. With the new kitchen, comes a new, but experienced chef. “Everyone is excited about our new chef, Steven Krische, formally of American Café in Rockefeller Center. He’s excited about creating a new menu, which is casual, but with a lot of choices,”

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Sheridan said. Some popular items making a comeback are Portobello raviolis, fish tacos and a selection of burgers, but there are plenty of new and exciting items on as well. There is a full bar with a new tap system and frozen drinks all summer long. There will be some familiar faces at the BayHouse, besides the return of regular customers. “Most of the old staff has returned. Most of them live in Breezy and have been looking forward to coming back. It’s nice for the locals to see some of the same waitresses and bartenders back in action,” Sheridan said, adding that there are also new employees and those looking for a job are encouraged to contact him or stop by. After last Saturday’s wedding, the BayHouse opened to the public on Sunday, June 4, much to the joy of both neighbors and the owner. “There was such a numbing feeling after Sandy because it was such a labor of love to build the original BayHouse 10 years before, but there was so

much support from everyone in Breezy and the Rockaways and it was heartening to see that everyone was looking forward to having it back,” Sheridan said. Was it worth the rebuild? “Very much so. It’s great to see our friends from the community back here. It’s definitely been worthwhile.” Besides parties, food, drinks and killer views, the BayHouse will once again offer live music. This weekend, live music returns with Full Disclosure playing classic hits, alternative tunes and party favorites starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Next weekend, the Hell or High Water band will be playing classic rock on Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. The BayHouse, located at 500 Bayside Drive in Breezy Point, is open for lunch and dinner, Thursdays through Sundays. If coming from outside of Breezy Point, make sure to stop by the booth to pick up a token and parking pass. For party and other information, call 718-318-9660 or email Sheridan at seanatbayhouse@aol.com.


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Nice Job! Dear Editor: Well, it was worth searching for! I missed my chance to pick up your summer magazine in Breezy Point last week. I got to the stores on Friday and they were all gone. I think some people must get there so early on Thursday. I then went into Rockaway and couldn’t find any until I found one at the YMCA. It’s very detailed and I like the way you wrote about the different neighborhoods and listed all the things to do. It’s really a great publication and the entire staff did a great job. I am going out in search of

Dear Editor: This is a letter that I sent to Eric Ulrich's office. I was wondering if more homeowners had ever requested the same? Good afternoon. I am a lifelong resident of Rockaway beach and live on Beach 126th Street. My husband and I have three small children and frequent the boardwalk daily. As the summer weather approaches, obviously the boardwalk is the place to be (which is great), yet we never have any place to sit with our kids. Whether it be morning or night the promenade they built is beautiful on 126th, yet doesn't allow for much seating and the nearest benches are two blocks away. Could you please help us out and try to find a remedy to this problem, obviously more benches would be the ideal solution.

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Deserved Coverage Dear Editor: About 150 people came to the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street on May 20 for a special Mass. They re-dedicated and blessed the pro-life Memorial stone that had been there since 1996. It had been stolen last October from the garden of the K of C grounds. The stone was erected in "Memory of the Unborn Who Have Died Needlessly Due to Abortion." No one knew in October that the stone had been stolen because the Rockaway newspapers never reported it. This was not a random act. It took several people, at least, to take it out of the garden and then throw it in Jamaica Bay off Beach 88th Street. It stayed there for four months until a local resident collecting driftwood discov-

ered it at low tide. Do the people who committed this malicious act think they can stop others from speaking out for the rights of the unborn? This story should have been covered by the Rockaway Times because it was a terrible act of vandalism against the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic community. Geri Haggerty

Ferry Suggestion Dear Editor: The Brooklyn ferry stops at 69th Street in Bay Ridge now. The Rockaway ferry should stop there instead of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which is no-man’s land. If the ferry stopped at 69th people we could visit Bay Ridge and vice-versa. People getting off at the army terminal could just as easily get off at 69th and the ferry stop would be quicker because the 69th Street Pier is more accessible. Just a little change would make a great difference. L. Silva

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Former RT Reporter to Appear on 'Jeopardy!' By Kami-Leigh Agard Let’s play "Jeopardy!" Category: Rockaway Times. Question: This former Rockaway Times (RT) reporter will appear on "Jeopardy!" Who is it? “Who is Pat Morgan?” No, next. “Who is Dan Guarino?” No, next. “Who is Dylan Watton?” Yes! Native Rockaway Park resident, Dylan Watton, who worked as a reporter for the RT in 2015 and was a key player in the production of RT’s 2016 Summer Guide, is totally stoked about finally appearing on "Jeopardy!" Watton said that since he was five years old, he was a big fan of the popular television quiz show and took the online eligibility test several times. “I have been watching ‘Jeopardy!’ for more than 20 years. I took ‘Jeopardy!’s eligibility test while I was a high school

student at Brooklyn Tech, then as a college student at State University of New York-Albany, where I double-majored in journalism and history. However, though I never heard back, after graduating college, I kept trying,” Watton said. Watton said that his passion was always writing and reporting, but after graduating college, he was unable to find work in the highly competitive field of print journalism. So, he worked at Bungalow Bar for a while, and then got an opportunity to work as a community support professional (CSP) for AHRC NYC, a nonprofit agency that provides services for people with developmental disabilities. Then after 10 months of working as a CSP, he found a job posting at the agency to work in their public relations department. Another dream fulfilled. “I lucked out by working for

an agency whose advocacy work I really support, while being able to fulfill my passion of reporting and writing. I get to go all around the city, reporting on events and activities on the positive work AHRC does throughout NYC,” Watton said. Then with a much-needed knee surgery, Watton became homebound, and found about a job opportunity to work at RT as a reporter. “When I got the reporting position at RT, it was like I hit the lottery again, because I got to do what I love — writing and reporting,” Watton said. Later on, Watton left RT and returned to work at AHRC as a public relations professional, but throughout this time kept taking the online "Jeopardy!" test. Watton said, “The last time I took the online test was in 2014. I kept taking the test in

hope that one day I would at least get a call back. The test consists of 50 questions, which you have to answer in a fun 13 minutes. I had nothing to lose by keeping on taking the tests. I just felt the practice would make me better and better.” Then while on a lunch break in late January 2015, Watton said he received an email from a "Jeopardy!" producer stating that his online score was good and they would like to invite him to do an in-person test in NYC. Watton said, “First, I was like, ‘What?! You are kidding me! Finally!’ Though the test was initially scheduled in NYC, I had a personal conflict and contacted the producer, and asked if I could take the test elsewhere. Thankfully, they were so accommodating and in March 2015, I flew down to Continued on page 15

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APPEAR ON 'JEOPARDY!' Continued from Page 14 Washington, D.C., and took the in-person test. “'Jeopardy' didn’t pay for any of my traveling or accommodation expenses, so I stayed at a hostel. Then I went to this hotel, where they hosted the in-person test and gave sample games, where you got to practice using the buzzer. Then after, the producers interviewed me.” Watton said that after the audition, he was told that he would be in the contestant pool for 18 months. If they did not contact him before that time frame, he could just try again by taking the online test. Watton said, “Well after that experience and not hearing from them for just under two years, I just thought to myself, at least I made it this far to my dream.” Eighteen months passed, and Watton said that he did not hear from the “Jeopardy!” producers.

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“Then in January 2017, I got a phone call from a California phone number and I picked up, even though I usually don’t pick up calls from phone numbers I don’t know. On the line was one of the producers saying that they were inviting me to be on the show. I was shocked. I had to be in Los Angeles on February 27 and 28 for the taping. I had no idea that they taped five episodes each day, meaning two weeks of episodes in two days.

“When they called me, I was initially flabbergasted and then excited. I have been watching this show for 20 years, wishing for this moment. At this point, I had exactly one month to prepare. Game shows are heavily regulated and audited to make sure that no one cheats, so I had no clue of the categories. I didn’t expect to get categories all about the NY Mets or the Grateful Dead, so I studied opera, philosophy, ancient Greek, Latin and Shake-

Page 15 speare,” Watton said. Bound by “Jeopardy!”-spoiler bylaws, Watton says he can’t reveal how the competition he appeared in, filmed this past May in Los Angeles, turned out. But viewers will find out when the show airs on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. on ABC (Channel 7). In between the “cerebral" moment when the announcer called his name on stage, meeting "Jeopardy!" host, Alex Trebek and having his lifetime dream of being on his favorite game show fulfilled, Watton said that this was an experience he will never forget. “After trying so many years, this opportunity was incredible, almost like winning the lotto, but more! It was the classic dream-come-true moment, not just for me, but my entire family. When the show airs, my enjoyment is going to be seeing everyone experience this exciting journey vicariously through me,” Watton said. Don’t forget to tune in Tuesday to see Rockaway’s own Dylan Watton on “Jeopardy!”

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Brown Water Raises Alarm By Katie McFadden

Some residents’ minds turned to Flint, Michigan when they turned on their faucets last Sunday morning. Brown water flowed from sinks and bathtubs on June 4, raising alarm around the neighborhood. On Sunday, many from Arverne to Far Rockaway were heavily impacted by the discolored water, but New York’s 311 was inundated with calls from residents throughout the peninsula. We reached out to the Department of Environmental Protection to get more information. “Due to a water leak, an emergency shutdown of a large water main running under Rockaway Boulevard was required on Sunday. This caused some reversal of flow within the water distribution system on the Rockaway peninsula, which resulted in many residents seeing discolored water at the tap,” DEP Press Secretary Tara Deighan said. “Though it is not harmful, residents should not

drink obviously discolored water. DEP crews opened fire hydrants on Sunday to flush the discolored water out of the distribution system and residents should run their tap until the water is clear and cold.” By Sunday night, some residents said their water was running clear, but the issue seemed to continue into Monday morning. The DEP says that it tests water throughout the city daily. More than 630,000 analyses are conducted on NYC tap water every year. Last year’s water report can be found at http:// www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/ wsstate16.pdf In the event of future discolored water issues, residents are encouraged to report it to 311. You can call 311 or notify them online. DEP tracks these reports to help pinpoint problems in the water delivery system and guide crews if they must open fire hydrants to flush the system. More info can be found here: http://bit.ly/1T9mXxM

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The Oreo Caper By Lou Pastina

I think everyone has seen the movie, "A Few Good Men," the military court drama starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. There are so many great lines in that movie. One of my favorites is: “If Santiago was in no grave danger, then why did he have to be transferred off the base?” It’s what eventually trips up General Jack. But more on the movie later. As you may have noted, I have been away for a while. I have to tell you that I truly appreciate it when someone comes up and mentions a certain column and how much they liked it. And in the case of my occasional travelogues, say that they are going to go try a walk in NYC. It’s really wonderful to hear, and I thank

you all. But sometimes you need to re-charge the literary batteries, and that is what I have been doing. During this time I have had the opportunity to read some great books, do some consulting work, and concentrate on the band. Despite the rainy weather, I still believe it’s going to be a great summer. I have to admit too, that I am a big Netflix watcher, and truly enjoy the BBC shows, which are, typically, a series with each episode an hour or longer and with no commercials. What’s happened to American TV? Just too many commercials, infantile plots, and personalities who can’t act. But when I sit down at night with a nice cup of Barry’s tea and the newest series is just starting, I really look forward to dunking an Oreo or two into that tea and enjoying the evening. So it came as a surprise one evening when I realized there were no Oreos in the house!

Now the youngest mermaid just graduated from flipper school and is home, but she is no cabinet raider like her siblings. And I always keep a bag of Oreos around, because given all the clean eating that now goes on in the house, it’s hard to find anything with sugar, salt or chocolate in it! When the chief mermaid and I were first married, the house was filled with goodies and late night TV was filled with The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, and Magnum PI. I never balked at the cheesy shows, nor was I much of a sweets guy. As the years wore on, I occasionally dipped into the candy now and again. By the time all the “merkids” were out of the house, our home had become an ashram filled with kale, quinoa, and protein shakes. So where did the Oreos go? Good question, I had my suspicions though. So doing my best Tom Cruise impersonation, I

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Quintet of the Americas Presents WINDS OF CHANGE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERT

On Saturday, June 10, at 12 p.m., the Quintet of the Americas will present Winds of Change, an environmental concert, in collaboration with Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA), at the Rockaway Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE), 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Quintet of the Ameri-

cas, Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet, will present a concert of music related to the environment. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the Quintet has specialized in bringing music from the Western Hemisphere to audiences in the United States since its arrival in New York in 1979. The

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in response to Hurricane Sandy and the Rockaways. Bruce Odland has devised a musical game for the Quintet and audience to react to the Earth's air currents in real time as projected visually so everyone can be involved. Kevin James has recorded samples of sounds collected in the Rockaways including bird songs, surf, jets from JFK, and underwater sounds. He has combined these with musical parts for the Quintet in an evocative piece. Mr. James worked in collaboration with RWA’s Shore Corps high school interns who assisted in the collection of the field recordings. Other repertoire includes nature-themed music by Scott Joplin,

David Dzubay, Eric Ewazen, Jose Barros, Queens composer James Cohn, Duke Ellington, William Grant Still and the famous Latin tune Tico-tico, along with readings from Ralph Waldo Emerson. The June 10 event is free and open to the public. For more information visit rwalliance.org. These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and from generous individuals.

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Vitamin D Every few years there is a new fad in medical testing. A while ago it was homocysteine, then it was high-sensitivity CRP (C - reactive protein). Lately Vitamin D testing is all the rage. Everyone, it seems, is ordering 25 hydroxy (OH) Vitamin D levels. But is there really a need to do Vitamin D screening on healthy patients? Unnecessary screening can lead to vitamin supplements and other testing, which raises the costs of health care. Vitamin D is necessary for proper bone health. The most common source of Vitamin D

is sunlight, but all reference levels and information about Vitamin D assume that there is no sun exposure as this assumption creates a common baseline. A few years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) came out with recommendations on Vitamin D Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and Vitamin D levels. The IOM report was in response to a number of studies that indicated that large swaths of North Americans were Vitamin D “deficient.” The evidence that was cited was that many people in these studies had levels of

25OH Vitamin D that were below 20 (ng per ml) or that supplements of Vitamin D of 600 to 800 IU daily failed to raise the level above 20. In fact, the IOM estimated that a level below 20 was actually appropriate for most people. To add to the confusion many labs use a reference level for 25OH Vitamin D of 30, making anyone below 30 “deficient.” The main reason for the confusion is that many people misinterpret the Vitamin D RDA of 600 IU for those from one to 70 years old, and 800 IU for those over 70 to mean that these intake levels would correspond to a “normal” Vitamin D level. A daily intake of 600 to 800 IU would actually correspond to a 25OH level of 20. However, the reality is that the large majority of the population (about 97.5 percent) has a Vitamin D requirement of 20 or less and about half of the population has a requirement of 16 or less. Therefore, the IOM recom-

Page 25 mends that a normal, healthy person does not require any Vitamin D supplements because a 25OH level of 16 to 20 is perfectly normal for them. Some people have risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency. These risk factors include osteopenia, osteoporosis, malabsorption, the use of certain medications that may interfere with Vitamin D metabolism (like anti-seizure medications), and institutionalization (nursing home). People with risk factors should be screened and given Vitamin D supplementation when appropriate. Most medical organizations recommend against Vitamin D screening for healthy individuals and against the use of Vitamin D supplements for healthy individuals. Those concerned about Vitamin D levels should choose foods that are fortified with Vitamin D (dairy products, cereals, etc.). Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Backyard dominoes can be fun for the whole family. This project can be made for less than $100 and rates as a 2 on my DIYer skill level (with 10 being the hardest). What you will need: Seven 8-foot lengths of 5/4 decking wood. One quart of (dark walnut colored) MinWax stain/sealer. One pint of white Rust-Oleum (white) paint. One quart clear sealer. How to make your dominoes: 1- Cut the decking wood into 28, 11-inch pieces. 2- Sand all edges smooth. 3- Apply two coats of stain to both sides and edges. 4- Paint your dots on your pieces using the white paint. (If you need a list of the dots, you can find it online or email me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.com). 5- Apply two coats of clear sealer.

Storage bin: To build a storage bin for your dominoes, you will need an additional two, 8-foot lengths of 5/4 decking wood. 1- Cut three pieces of 42-inch lengths of decking wood. 2- Cut two pieces of 10-inch lengths of decking wood. 3- Nail two of the 42-inch pieces for the sides to the 10-inch pieces (as shown in the photo). 4- Nail the bottom piece in. You will have space, center it to allow for drainage (if left outside). 5- Stain and clearcoat (as you did with the dominoes). Now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to have fun! Send your ideas for future articles to rocktimesdiy@gmail.com. Get a free PDF copy of my book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The DIYer by Artie Wallace,â&#x20AC;? if I use your idea for an article.


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2017 Mid Year Update BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Belle Harbor CT AConstruction. Brand New R T Ocean from EVERY N Views 3/4 BR, Radiant COroom, Heat, Central Air, Security E R Camera System, Sub D Zero/Wolf Appliances. UN $3,2000,000

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9116 Shore Front Pkw (4E) SATURDAY, 6/10, 12ď&#x161;ş1PM Mint 1BR, 1 bath condo in ocean front elevator building, HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors, high ceilings, W/D in unit, Quartz counters and plenty of natural light. $319,000

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UPPER BELLE HAROR Beach Block All Brick Lovely 3BR, 2 bath home only steps from the beach. Spacious FLR, DR, and EIK, large master, ďŹ n bsmt and private parking. $1,300,000

BELLE HARBOR Great Starter Home Sip lemonade on the front porch while watching the sun sets over the NYC skyline. Renovated home with decked yard and pool. $750,000

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Extraordinary 5BR, 5.5 bath Colonial home built in 2013, every detail was carefully selected and quality crafted. Full ďŹ nished basement, in-ground WEDDING heated pool and FONTS unimaginable upgrades. $1,900,000

An extraordinary opportunity to own a timeless treasure of a home, nestled on over 1/3 acre of uninterrupted oceanfront. Renovate the 4200 sq.ft home or subdivide and create your own masterpiece or two! Present all offers!

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BRAND NEW TO MARKET Legal Two Family 3BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, den, 2 full baths, private garage and the beautiful rooftop terrace with ocean views. Income producing 1BR rental. $699,000

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Two Story Bungalow Located in the hottest spot in town. Great summer beach pad or starter home. All season front porch and large front yard. $425,000

Broad Channel All new 2BR/1BA home on a Jamaica Bay canal. NEW Roof, plumbing, electric, HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors, deck, bulkhead, bathroom & kitchen. $390,000

ď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Ź ď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Źď&#x2122;Ź 142nd: Summer rental, 4BR, 3BA home with open floor plan and out door space (AD) . . $28,000

122nd: Beach block 2BR, 1BA walk in apt with summer parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,100

135th: Summer rental, 2BR large 2nd flr apt with large deck and weekend parking (NC) .$11,000

134th: 2BR, 1BA rental with skyline views, terrace, backyard and summer parking (AD) . . .$2,100

141st: 3BR, 2BA home with deck, private yard, garage and parking pad (BF). . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

84th: 3BR, 1BA apt in private home, pets okay (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,050

139th: Monthly summer rental, 1BR, 1BA furnished walk in apt with parking (NC) . . . . . . .$3,700 140th: Beach block brand new 2BR, 2BA duplex rental with private terrace (LJ) . . . . . . . .$2,800 117th: Penthouse 2BR, 2 bath, huge private terrace and parking included (LJ) . . . . . . . . .$2,800 ABTS: Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unit 3BR, 2.5BA, CAC, W&D, garage and backyard (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,700

97th: 3BR, 1BA third floor walk up apt with HW floors and spacious rooms (MC) . . . . . . . .$2,000 128th: 2BR, 1BA newly renovated apt with fresh paint and private parking spot (BF) . . . . .$1,850 118th: Renovated legal basement apt 1BR, 1BA, new SS appliances (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800

98th: Oceanfront 3BR, 2BA open floor plan apartment with sliders leading to deck (BF) . . .$2,500

124th: Spacious duplex 1BR unit on beach block with space for office (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600

91st: Renovated 4BR, 2 full baths apt with master suite, laundry and HW floors (NC) . . . . .$2,400

25th: Beach block bungalow, 3BR, 1BA renovated with small yard (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600

98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA with master suite and ocean views (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200

69th: 1BR with SS appliances, wood cabinets and updated bath (BF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500

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NEW EXCLUSIVE BELLE HARBOR BEAUTY ALL BRICK THREE FAMILY COLONIAL STYLE HOME LOCATED ON THE SECOND BLOCK 60x100 PROPERTY LOT HAS IT ALL!! OWNERS main level APT HAS THREE BEDROOMS LR,DR, open Kitchen one full bath UPSTAIRS APT HAS TWO BEDROOMS, LR/large eat In kitchen one full bath and a large terrace Basement is a studio apt . Beautifully landscaped Park like grounds w/heated in ground pool, paver's outdoor kitchen /barbecue and cabana Long pvt driveway Garage w/lift

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Exclusive NEW EXCLUSIVE, ROCKAWAY BEACH BEACH 90th ST BEACH BLOCK LEGAL TWO FAMILY 3 BEDROOMS OVER 3 BEDROOMS. BOTH APTS HAVE EAT IN KITCHENS and 1 FULL BATH LARGE LIVING ROOM, HARD WOOD FLOORS, HIGH CEILINGS, FRONT PORCH,UPPER BACK DECK, PVT BACKYARD AND A LARGE UNFINISHED BASEMENT. RENT ROLL IS $3000.00 per month Asking $565,000 neg.

Home Is Where The Heart Is".Sunsets On The Bay. Neponsit Contemporary Built In 2007. Cathedral Ceilings;Custom Eik W/Aga Oven;Living Room W/Gas Fire Place;Dining Room;Den/Guest Bedroom;Upper Level Sitting Room;Large Master Suite Plus Additional Bedroom W/ Bathroom;

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ARVERNE BY THE SEA OCEAN FRONT. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Totally renovated with

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Be Well, Be Happy, Be Limber “Notice that the stiffest tree is more easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” - Susi Hately, “Anatomy and Asana.” Through gentle stretching and yoga practice, the body becomes more limber, allowing for a feeling of physical openness and increased balance. Being limber could be a protection against sudden harm just like the bamboo or willow resists the break, not by being rigid, but by yielding to the outer force. Imagine the body as a complex array of fluids

within the tissues, organs, etc., and as you move there is an inner free-flowing motion yielding. When the body is compromised by some physical trauma, it becomes rigid and imbalanced, and it is difficult to maintain the fluidity, to stay limber. Once the peak of the trauma experience occurs, we adjust to getting the body back in sync and limber. Being like the bamboo or willow also applies to our minds and hearts. Sometimes when we are rigid in our thinking, we cannot obtain understanding,

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we cannot connect with someone else, we are just sitting on top of that thought, guarding it and closing off. In the end, we may come to the same thinking, but first opening the mind to all possibilities and points of view, is healthy and wise. You did not reach that thought because of what someone else put there in your head, but because you “thought” about it. And like the limber body, your mind meanders through all the possibilities and the outcomes. The heart space is one we associate with our emotional landscape. Some deep-rooted negative feelings may seem impossible to change. As we imagine our physical body as a moving body of fluidity, so we can also imagine our heart space. Not a block but an open, fluid, changeable entity. And, within that space, anything is possible. The grudge from how many years ago: Gone. The envy lately because of someone else’s fortune: Gone. The betrayal, the hurt, the grief, the sadness, the… Gone! We could only hope! Through conscious

effort and deep intention, these can be softened, maybe eliminated and replaced with all good things: best wishes, love, generosity, kindness – a resilience to rise to the occasion of life. We only have one. The ebb and flow of bending and not bending, moving and being rigid, opening up and closing off, all happen in our lives. It just is. With greater awareness and reflection, we are able to minimize to some extent the rigidity and open up to a fluid, ever-changing, whole existence. Adapting a holistic approach in this way – meaning an approach that acknowledges that all aspects of our beings are interconnected – creates the foundation for happiness. Body, mind and heart all perform together the miracle of life. We direct the performance. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful for what you have and don’t have. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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Fontbonne Hall Academy Congratulates The Class of 2017

More than 20 Million Dollars in Scholarships. Alyssa Marie Amendolia Cassandra Guillaume Ayoub Cristina Elena Bancescu Lauren Lee Benware Sarah Rose Berka Carli Michele Bopp Cassandra Renee Burrell Katherine Virginia Cappiello Britanie Pauline Carlozzi Kristen Grace Carlsen Catherina Chiara Cassiliano Erin Mary Charles Karen Chavez Olivia Rose Chell Joanna Colasanto Gillian Ann Colletti Gianna Olivia Dario CristaMarie DeVito Maria Alexa DiCarlo Keara Ann Donahue Christina Michele Duffy Armani S. Edgar Rawan El-Choum Gianna Faicco Nicole Marie Fallon Kori Sabena Faraj Alyssa Federico Samantha Ana Fernandes

Stephanie Marie Ferrara Rosa Ashley Fidilio Samantha Ashley Fludd Abigail Rose Fogliano Danielle M. Fontana Sabrina Lynn Frasca Emily Ann Frerks Ada P. Fusco Martina G. Gallo Stephanie A. Garcia Helena Leigh Gershon Alyssa Michele Giangiobbe Meghan Elizabeth Glynn Kristin Megan Gnoza Adriana Isabel Gonzalez Isabella Rose Grillo Amanda E. Gwillym Elena P. Ivanov Brigitte Kats Erin Elizabeth Kennedy Kaitlyn Theresa Kilroy Nicole Knorr Jacqueline Kontopirakis Natalie Isabella LaCognata Alexsa Jade Ledlum Samantha Licata Emily Rose Lind Julianne Nicole Lindner

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Gerald Ford Is Chuckling Having lived in Broad Channel since 1993 and experienced my fair share of tidal flooding... as well as storm surges from nor'easters, tropical storms and hurricanes...I do consider myself to be at least somewhat environmentally conscious. Nevertheless, I couldn't help but notice all the weeping, gnashing of teeth and the plethora of nightmarish environmental predictions of an impending global apocalypse, stemming from the President's decision last week to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance. One would almost think we should all be spending our time updating our wills, honing our survivalist skills, not to men-

tion undergoing vasectomies and tubal ligations so as to spare our progeny the horror of being forced to live constantly hot, hungry and wet while afloat on an endless ocean, not unlike Kevin Costner in "Waterworld," or freezing, hungry and snow-covered while trudging across encroaching glaciers, not unlike Dennis Quaid in "The Day After Tomorrow." I should also mention that Trump's decision has been derided by the ACLU as "racist" but I am still trying to make sense of that one. On the other hand, we could also pause to calmly and rationally think about all the political games that brought us to this point. Remember the Kyoto Climate Protocols? Back in 1997, then President Clinton and Vice President Gore publicly went to Kyoto to negotiate an agreement that gave their administration a climate-friendly face. What most of the public did not know was that just a few months before the U.N. climate change conference in Kyoto, senators in the U.S.

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Congress unanimously adopted a resolution stating that the U.S. should not be a signatory to any agreement that would mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions only in industrialized countries or that would result in serious harm to the U.S. economy. The Kyoto Protocol did not conform to either of these requirements, and both Clinton and Gore, having already given up hope of achieving an agreement that would be acceptable to the Senate before they even set foot in Japan, disingenuously proceeded to play to their base anyway. The agreement finally reached by Clinton/Gore at Kyoto was so unappealing to U.S. legislators that the President and Vice President didn’t send it to the Senate for deliberation. That was how certain they were it would not be accepted. Without Senate involvement, the Kyoto Protocols lingered until President George Bush declared it dead because it would exempt developing countries and would harm the U.S. economy. Presi-

dent's Bush's decision caused a similar "the sky is falling" reaction from all the nations' chicken littles. Fast forward to the Obama administration's decision to enter into the more recent Paris Climate Agreement, while also ignoring the Senate's previously mentioned 1997 resolution, and did not include the Senate, or Congress as a whole, in the negotiations of this agreement. During a March 31, 2015, press briefing, Obama's White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked,"… Is this the kind of agreement that Congress should have the ability to sign off on?" The Obama administration's reply was, “I think it’s hard to take seriously from some member of Congress who deny the fact that climate change exists, that they should have some opportunity to render judgment about a climate change agreement." Apparently, no member of Congress who questioned cliContinued on page 37

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BETWEEN THE BRIDGES Continued from Page 36 mate science, or who disagreed with the Obama Administration’s policy views on climate change, was deemed competent to review a major international agreement negotiated by the President.That was an alarming view on the role of Congress and particularly the Senate where, as in this case, the international commitments being made by the executive branch would have significant domestic implications. Alarming - yes. Surprising...no! All too often today's political ideology is accompanied with a hard line view that "it is my way or the highway." Fast forward to this past week when President Trump, obviously realizing that the Paris Agreement was an "open door" for future U.S. administrations to regulate and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on international climate programs, just as the Obama administration did, without any input from Congress, announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the

United Nations Framework on Climate Change (the Paris Agreement) stating, "The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.” President Trump added that he was open to negotiating a new climate deal that would be fairer to U.S. interests. A President who wants a climate agreement that is "fair" to American interests. How did that play with all of our nation's horsemen of climate apocalypse? The headline in the NY Daily News (and parroted by Senator Chuck Schumer) said it all..."Trump to World...Drop Dead!" Somewhere in heaven Gerald Ford is standing with St. Peter chuckling to himself! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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Saint Saviour High School Congratulates the 100th Anniversary Class of 2017! Valedictorian

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NOAA Says Above Normal Hurricane Season This Year With the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, surfers start to get amped watching all the weather forecasts to see where the next blob of low pressure systems appear and start the hype of when we will get the swell, which generally dooms it to not happen. Superstitious? Maybe, but it’s definitely the process that happens more than the waves actually coming. At any rate, the season starts June 1 through November 30, and this includes Tropical Storm Arlene, a rare pre-season storm that formed over the eastern Atlantic in April. Forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below normal season. Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which five to nine could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher),

The Rockaway Times including two to four major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces twelve named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. Why are they predicting this increase? “The outlook reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El Nino, near or above average sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and average or weaker-than-average vertical wind shear in that same region,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. "Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one to disrupt our lives," said Acting FEMA Administrator Robert J. Fenton, Jr. "Get ready now with these easy, low-cost steps that will leave you better prepared and will make all the difference: Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens; Know your evacuation route; tune into your local news or download the FEMA app to get alerts, and finally – listen to local authorities as a storm approaches.” Have fun out there and be safe!


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Niall Connolly & Friends Coming to Fort Tilden On Saturday, June 10, head to Fort Tilden for a music revue featuring internationally renowned artists. Irish singer-songwriter Niall Connolly will be joined by other esteemed musicians at the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 7 Gallery. Although Connolly is from Ireland, his wife grew up in Belle Harbor and his aunt lived in the area until Sandy. Connolly has performed a few times in Rockaway and will be back again, along with some friends, on Saturday for a show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is "pay what you can," but a $10 donation is suggested. Connolly has released seven studio albums and has toured all across Europe and the U.S. He’ll be joined by August Wells, a musical project featuring Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger. Their music has been described as

"Strange, otherworldly chamber music,” “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Hazlewood.” Indie artist Jessie Robertson will also be performing, as well as Mississippi Cotton Band, whose mix of acoustic instruments and electric guitar melodies are sure to get toes tapping and hearts thumping to a fresh beat. This concert will be in conjunction with the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s latest art exhibit, You Are Here, which opens June 9.

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Thursday, June 8, 12 p.m. ROCKAWAY YOUTH SUMMIT Beach Channel Campus 100-00 Beach Channel Drive Food, workshops, raffles, contests, performances. Friday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. BEASY BAND AT CARACAS Beach 106th Concession Live music by local artists. Friday, June 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RAA’S YOU ARE HERE OPENING RECEPTION sTudio7 Gallery Fort Tilden See the RAA’s latest exhibit, You Are Here, a study of place, multimedia art exhibit. Music by White Merlot and Breezy Grass. Exhibit open weekends through July 1. June 10 and June 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ROCKAWAY BEACH BOARDWALK CRAFT FAIR Beach 84th to Beach 87th Street Shop from dozens of craft and gift vendors. Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. POP-UP FLEA MARKET Martin de Porres 140 Beach 112th Street Shop from local vendors.

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. PADDLEOUT FOR RICH LIVSEY Beach 91st Street Bring a board and remember Rockaway Surfer, Rich Livsey with a memorial paddle out. Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. SMOKE & HEAT BBQ & CHILLI COOKOFF VFW POST 260 Broad Channel Try BBQ and Chili in this NYFAC fundraiser. Live music, raffles, giveaways, fun. See www.NYFACFOUNDATION.org for more. Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. ROCKAWAY BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT Rockaway Beach Surf Club 302 Beach 87th Street Collect facts, fun and photos around Rockaway Beach. Registration at noon. Contest starts at 2 p.m. $40 entry, one hour open bar. Prizes. Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS CONCERT RISE Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd Music to celebrate the environment. Saturday, June 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. SUMMER KICKOFF Fun family day with activities,

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inflatables, arts and crafts, music and food. Saturday, June 10, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. NIALL CONNOLLY & FRIENDS sTudio 7 Gallery Fort Tilden Live music by Irish artist Niall Connolly and others. Saturday, June 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. SOLSHYNE AT LOW TIDE Beach 97 Concession Live music. Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. SUNDAY BUDDHIST MEDITATION Buddhist Insights 504 Beach 68th Street Learn about different types of meditation with a Buddhist monk. Monday, June 12, 7 p.m. NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY MEETING 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd Join NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers to discuss neighborhood safety issues. Wednesday, June 14, 7 p.m. ROCKAWAYGETSNALOXONE First Congregational Church 320 Beach 94th Street Free education an anti-overdose medication giveaway. Email sim-

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Qual. of Tshalach Real Estate Solutions, LLC, Auth. filed Sec'y of State (SSNY) 1/20/17. Off. loc: Queens Co. LLC org. in NV 10/10/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Business Filings, 187 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205. NV off. addr.: PO Box 27740, Las Vegas, NV 89126. Art. of Org. on file: 202 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. Purp: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of RUIMING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 05/09/2017. Office located in QUEENS. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 148-48 58 AVENUE, 1ST FLOOR, FLUSHING,NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Kennedy Pavilion RH LLC by Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/3/2015. Office located at 36-17 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY in Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Tenzer and Lunin LLP, 32 East 57th St., 10th Floor, NY NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of RLJ Compliance Consulting LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/16/2017. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 111-15 75th Avenue, Apt. 4F, Forest Hills, NY 11375. EQUALTRANS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/15/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Abrams Fensterman, 1 Metrotech Center, Ste. 1701, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice is hereby given that a license, number Pending for beer, and wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer and wine at retail rates for on premises consumption at a restaurant located at 66-41 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood NY 11385 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. JIN NOODLE INC.

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WISH of Rockaway would like to thank everyone who attended our 11th Annual Fundraiser. This fundraiser will continue our efforts to help others in the community. We would especially like to thank Community House for their hospitality and generosity and Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape for their fabulous night of music!

Walker from Brotherhood of the Grape performing at the event.

2017 WISH Scholarship Winner receiving award from President Kelli Tirado, and past winners Connor Bradswich and Annie Burns.

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Adaptive Surf Therapy is Coming to Rockaway Beach By John W. Roberts

AmpSurf (Association of Amputee Surfers), a national non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded 15 years ago in California, is dedicated to rehabilitating people with disabilities, especially our hero veterans through Adaptive Surf Therapy. AmpSurf works with people of all disabilities including those who are amputees, blind, suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), autism, spinal cord injuries and developmental disabilities. It is a unique surfing program utilizing the healing power of the ocean for an experience that is physically, mentally and spiritually healing. Surf instruction is provided by certified adaptive instructors who are CPR/First Aid certified. Instructors work to meet the unique needs and abilities of individual participants. Equip-

ment includes soft surfboards, life vests, helmets and other adaptive equipment as needed. Instructor training is a rigorous course including classroom and water skills. Instructors must have up-to-date CPR/ First Aid certification as well as being competent and experienced surfers.

An instructor training will be given for interested locals in the community on Saturday, June 10 and Thursday, July 6 at the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire House,1 Fireman's Plaza at 210 Street opposite Kennedy's in Breezy Point from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tommy Nestor Jr. will be our host and can be reached at (917)

733-6673. Volunteers are also needed to assist at Learn to Surf clinics. They do not have to have the Instructor Training, but should have a general knowledge of the beach, ocean environment, and a willingness to give back to the community. Volunteers will assist instructors in and out of the water. "If you can hand someone a towel or water bottle, you can be a part of the fun," Dana M. Cummings, the founder of AmpSurf, said. For more information about becoming an AmpSurf Instructor or volunteer you can contact local coordinator and longtime surfer John W. Roberts at (917) 734-8711 or email at JWRSURF@ aol.com. We are also looking for donations of soft long surfboards and wetsuits. Local clinic dates and locations include: July 7 and 8 at Beach 219 Street, Breezy Point, NY and August 12 at Beach 82nd Street, Rockaway Beach, NY.

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Running for Kevin Kearney By Katie McFadden

Kevin Kearney was a lawyer, a runner, a friend, a volunteer and an all around “good guy.” He lost his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer in 2015. Kearney made such an impact on those that knew him, that they decided to carry on his legacy with something he loved—running, supporting something he believed in—Catholic education. Saturday, June 17 is the Kevin Kearney Scholarship 5K. John Edwards, of the Rockapulco Running Series, was good friends with Kearney and ran with him for 25 years. Together they started St. Francis de Sales’ first CYO track team and they later started the running series. As a lawyer for Wingate, Kearney and Cullen, Kearney’s main client was the Catholic Church. “He was a big Catholic, had strong faith and one of the things that broke his heart was that many

Catholic schools were closing,” Edwards said. In 2013, Kearney was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After his passing in 2015, Edwards wanted to do something to remember his friend. So he started a run that would help raise funds to send kids to Catholic school. “Because he was such an avid believer in Catholic education, we started this scholarship in his name to help families who need help sending their kids to Catholic school,” Edwards said. In its first year, the Kevin Kearney Scholarship 5K raised $21K. Now in its third year, Edwards is hoping for another great turnout next Saturday. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 102nd Street. Number pickup and day-of registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Community House. There will be cash prizes for the top runners. The pre-registration link is at www.Rockapulcorun.com (click the Father’s Day link).

THE KEVIN KEARNEY SCHOLARSHIP/5K SATURDAY JUNE 17th 9:30am on the boardwalk at Beach 102nd Street. Providing scholarships for kids of families in need is what we are all about with this event. Named after our great friend, we continue his work of charity while having some great fun. Cash prizes for the top men and women runners. 1st place- $500 2nd place- $250 3rd place- $150

Age group winners for male and female gets $100 Ages: 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ Bonus awards to the male winner who breaks 15:00 gets $250 and 14:00 gets $500 Female winner to break 17:00 gets $250 and 16:00 gets $500 Amateur runners will receive Medals and sneakers for the winner in the age group 10 & under, 11 & 12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-21 Register to run at: www.rockapulcorun.com Click on Fathers Day Link If you can’t make it and would like to donate please go to:

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or mail a check to: John Edwards PO Box 51 Rockaway Park Station NY 11694. Checks made out to: Futures In Education in the note area write Kevin Kearney Scholarship Fund.

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Rockaway Locals…You Tell Us! Get Your Voice Heard! In our feature, reporter, Kami-Leigh Agard scours the streets to get your opinion on current issues facing the peninsula. Your Voice…Your Community…Your Platform This past weekend’s weather featured a mix of cloudy skies and bright sun, warm and tepid temperatures, and even rain, BUT that didn’t stop DFDs (folks Down for the Day) from flocking to Rockaway’s magical allure. Why? DFDs weigh in:

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Blessed Boats

On Saturday, June 3, boaters from about eight local yacht clubs came sailing past The Wharf for the United Inter Yacht Clubs Association’s (UIYCA) 62nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Dozens of boats floated by as clergy members threw holy water and said a

prayer for each vessel to ensure that they’ll have a safe boating season. The ceremony was led by UIYCA’s Commander Susan Brown, and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was in attendance to wish the boaters well. Photo by Katie McFadden

BASKETBALL Head Coach Dan Wiatre from St. Edmonds Prep not only provides valuable basketball skills but valued life skills at Aviator Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is co-ed for ages 9-16 years old. Campers should be ready to immerse themselves in the game of basketball! Dates: July 10th-14th & July 17-21 Time: 9am - 3pm

VOLLEYBALL Aviator Sports and Fundamental Volleyball Training will offer 3 weeks of high impact volletball training for girls ages 10-18 years old featuring with DI, DII and DIII college coaching experience. Dates: July 10th-13th, July 17-20, July 24-27 Time: 5pm - 8pm Receive an additional $10 discount if you type the word “Rockaway Times” during online registration, over the phone, or in-person at customer service. For more info and to register, call the Aviator Sports field house at (718) 758-7569 or visit AviatorSports.com/summer-sports-camps.

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Rockaway Little League Recap REGULAR SEASON ENDS; PLAYOFFS LOOM The Rockaway Little League regular season came to an exciting conclusion for the competitive divisions Monday night as the Currans Meats Orioles (Pee Wee Seniors), Bartoli Chiropractic Red Storm (Minor Girls), Wave Publishing Giants (Minor Boys), Graybeards Hilltoppers (Major Girls) and Drive Safe Auto Center Rockies (Major Boys) grabbed the top seeds in their respective divisions. First place was clinched long ago in both of the softball divisions. The only question was whether the Hilltoppers and Red Storm would remain undefeated. The BBA Bonnies almost ended the Hilltoppers’ perfect season on Saturday, falling 8-7. The Bonnies scored during their last licks and left the bases loaded when Tori Mullen got the save. The Red Storm had no such scare. They made a statement with a solid 8-2 win over second place Laquila Group Irish. The Minor Girls playoffs begin on Sunday. The Majors Girls have the fourth seed vs. fifth seed game on June 8 with all other teams joining the playoff fray on Saturday. The Wave Publishing Giants also had a statement win on Saturday, beating the second place Slices and Ices Orioles 15-5 to finish the year 8-2-2. In the Giants’ two weekend wins, they received fantastic pitching from Jack Leary, Aidan Leary, Anthony Farina and

Luke Wasserman. The offense was provided by Daniel Degrechie, Hayden Malsy, Joey Butler, Ryan Gallagher and Christian Cook. Butler went 4-4 in Saturday's game against the Orioles. Solid defense was provided by Dermot Laffler, and a clutch catch was made by Nick Taylor. All eight Minor Boys teams will see playoff action this weekend. In Major Boys, there has been a tight battle for second place all season. The Drive Safe Rockies sewed up the pennant with an 8-7 win over the American Legion Reds back on May 26. That win also put a dent in the Reds chances of avoiding the opening round fourth seed vs. fifth seed game. The Reds responded impressively. Last Friday evening, they rallied from a six-run deficit to nip the Ridgewood Savings A’s 8-7. The following morning, the Legionnaires jumped on the Neponsit Realty Giants early and coasted to a 13-4 victory, thereby assuring (at worst) a third place finish. The most closely contested division all season was Pee Wee Seniors. These young men experienced player-pitch baseball for the first time and a dandy of a pennant race. The Currans Meats Orioles (9-1-2) edged out the Pico Mariners in the final weekend to claim the crown and a first-round playoff bye. Not to be ignored, the Storage Fox Reds won their last four games to grab third place.

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Every team in these five divisions qualifies for the post-season. Rockaway Little League’s playoffs are double-elimination. In regular season game action, the Mahoney Real Estate Royals had a tough final weekend of the season, dropping a pair to the Wave Publishing Giants (7-2) and the Henry Myers Plumbing Diamondbacks (15-4). Despite the lack of run production, the Royals enjoyed a balanced attack with hits by eight different players (Ben Gressel, Jonathan Lazo, Connor McElhinney, Joseph Esposito, Bobby Leonard, Connor Monahan and Logan Monahan) as well as another walk by Matthew Schneider (16 on the season). Logan Monahan (1 IP) and Connor McElhinney (2 IP) each recorded all of their outs via strikeout versus the first-place Giants. Jonathan Lazo extended his hitting streak to all 11 games.

DIAMOND DUST: Tickets sales end Saturday RLL Night at the Cyclones. The game (Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades) will be played in Coney Island on Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after the game. Tickets are $15. Contact Virginia Donahue at ginia77@aol.com.


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Our season is underway after a great opening day. Due to some schedule conflicts, we were only able to play the early games. The other games will be made up at a later date. The brooms were out in full effect as each series was a sweep. On Field 1, Morning Wood took on Knights of Columbus. The Knights kept it close in Game 1 and had a nice rally going in the last inning but ended up falling short 6-4. In Game 2 M.W. scored early and often and won by the mercy rule 17-4. In a big West Division matchup, the new-look Moneyballs took care of business with the Mudsharks winning 12-6 and then 4-0. It was the first time the Mudsharks lost on Opening Day, let alone get shut out. Field 3 had the Orioles take on the Member Berries. For the 2nd straight season the O’s failed to get a win on Opening Day. A bunch of errors and base running mistakes cost them as the Berries won 9-3 and

STANDINGS 7-6. This is what we have in store for Week 2 (Sunday, June 11): 9:30 a.m. Field 1, Knights of Columbus vs. Mudsharks - Both of these teams are winless and can’t afford a 0-4 start. When they squared off last season, we saw two great games. We should see the same Sunday. PREDICTION: Split. 9:30 a.m. Field 2, Orioles vs. The Army - An East Division matchup. The Orioles need to find a way to win or they might be in for a long season. The Army is finally here, so let’s see what they’re about. PREDICTION: Split. 9:30 a.m. Field 3, Kings vs. Member Berries - Both teams are new to the league but the Member Berries find themselves sitting in 1st place as the Kings sat patiently waiting to play. This matchup could determine who's in and out come playoff time, since they both play in the West. PREDICTION: Kings Sweep. 11:30 a.m. Field 1, Morning Wood vs. Old Head

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- Last time these teams squared off, Morning Wood swept them on the way to the finals. Old Head lost a few players and we’re not sure if they are the same team they’ve been in recent years. PREDICTION: Morning Wood Sweep. 11:30 a.m. Field 2, Misfits vs. Chuggernauts - It’s Opening Day for these two teams as they weren't able to play last week. Misfits are under new management and looking to get back to the postseason. Chuggers still haven't been there, but maybe this is the year they crack the ice. PREDICTION: Split. 11:30 a.m. Field 3, Moneyballs vs. No-Shows ***GAME OF THE WEEK*** - Moneyballs are off to another solid start. But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. No-Shows know all about that as they went on a run at the end of last season just to come up short in the semis. Another West matchup, with a possible matchup we’ll see in August. PREDICTION: Moneyballs Sweep.

East 1. Morning Wood 2-0 2. Misfits 0-0 3. Old Head 0-0 4. The Army 0-0 5. Orioles 0-2 6. Knights of Columbus 0-2 West 1. Moneyballs 2-0 2. Member Berries 2-0 3. No-Shows 0-0 4. Chuggernauts 0-0 5. Kings 0-0 6. Mudsharks 0-2 The league is running a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 a chance. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Broad Channel Athletic Club Mardi Gras Fund. If you are interested in a ticket, please see any team or email JBSLCommish@gmail.com. Winner will be drawn at our All-Star Game on July 29. For up to date news, schedules and Standings please visit www. leaguelineup.com/JBSL and check us out on Instagram @jamaicabaysoftballleague.


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