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CB 14 Comes Back After Summer Hiatus By Kami-Leigh Agard

After a summer hiatus since May, Community Board 14 (CB 14) reconvened for their first meeting this past Tuesday, September 12 at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street, and from the surprising number of empty seats, either some folks were stuck doing their civic duty by reporting to the polls for NYC’s Democratic primary elections or just well, were still in summer mode. According to Gothamist, only 14 percent of the city's registered Democrats went out to vote in the City’s Democratic primary election, making it the second least-attended primary in modern history, inadvertently helping Rockaway’s beloved Mayor de Blasio earn a decisive victory (74.6 percent) over his main challenger, Sal Albanese (15.2

The highlights: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s office representative, Dan Brown, awarded citations to CB 14 board members, Shalom Becker (20 years) and Annette Cohen (15 years) for their long service on

percent). And just maybe our District 32 City Councilman Eric Ulrich may have a battle on his hands, as Democrat challenger Mike Scala won the primary with 44 percent of the vote. But more about that later.

the board, note both of whom were absent at the meeting. Also Brown invited everyone to share information about the upcoming meeting this Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. about the NYPD’s Counter Terrorism Bureau’s proposal to occupy the Army Reserve section of Fort Tilden (where the former Build It Back operations center was located). As reported in The Rockaway Times, “The proposal of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau ‘is to use the existing buildings and property of the facility as a classroom and situational training facility to carry out its evolving mission.” The meeting will be held onsite at the former Fort Tilden Army Reserve Center (415 State Street and Breezy Point Blvd.) Continued on page 40

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Downtown Far Rock Project Gets Final Approval The Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project will be moving forward On Thursday, September 7, the de Blasio administration and Councilman Donovan Richards announced that the plan has passed the final threshold in the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process—it was unanimously approved by City Council. The Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project is the second neighborhood rezoning plan to be approved by city council under the de Blasio administration. The other was the East New York Neighborhood Plan. The approval of this project will lead to some big changes for Downtown Far Rockaway. This is the first rezoning in the neighborhood since 1961. With the project, $288 million worth of investments will build up the neighborhood with new commercial space, affordable housing options, open space, improved infrastructure, better

connectivity to transit and community facilities. “The de Blasio Administration is investing big in Downtown Far Rockaway. After hearing the community’s vision for their neighborhood, City agencies and local elected officials came together to deliver a transformative plan that’s going to drive economic opportunity, create affordable housing, unlock open space, improve infrastructure, and make Downtown Far Rockaway a better place to live,” NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett said in

a press release. “I want to thank Council Member Richards for his leadership in driving this historic investment forward, and to HPD, DCP, and all of our partner agencies who never wavered on their commitment to revitalize this neighborhood.” Councilman Donovan Richards has been instrumental in making this plan and approval possible. He spearheaded the Downtown Far Rockaway Working Group in 2015—a team of local stakeholders that convened to develop asset of goals and rec-

ommendations to revitalize the neighborhood. More than 100 community members provided input and the recommendations were presented to Mayor de Blasio in February 2016. The recommendations asked the city to activate long-vacant sites, increase access to housing and retail opportunities and help build up the area as a commercial hub on the peninsula. “Today, we begin the journey of building on the progress we have made over the past four years, by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure, quality jobs, parks, streetscape, transit improvements, and both community facility and open space,” Richards said in a press release. “These investments will ensure that Far Rockaway benefits from the amenities that so many other communities in our city enjoy. I’d like to thank Mayor de Blasio, EDC, HPD, DCP, Speaker Mark-Viverito, the Council Land Use staff and all of the other agencies involved in these negoContinued on page 11

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who’s run the Summer Classic and Family Fun Run for years, is branching out. Bugsy will be producing The Bugalou Concert Series. For now, the shows will be produced at St. Francis and St. Camillus. It sounds great. Each concert will consist of a 60 minute set by Rockaway’s most popular bands followed by a 90 minute performance from a nationally recognized recording artist, including multiple artists who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ***** You know there’s been a lot of news about the Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning and the City’s promise of pouring more than $200 million into the area. Well, the City Council approved the rezoning on September 7 and now the mayor just has to put a signature on the deal. And that’s a sure thing. ***** What’s the average rent for a two bedroom in the Financial District? According to Newsday, the monthly rate is $6013 !! And a studio fetches $3094. And none of them have a beach view.

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Page 7 Phil who predicts winter. Passagassawakeag? Hmm…That also sounds like pass a gas a week. ***** Congratulations to Mike Scala who came on top in the Democratic City Council Primary Race. Scala has been a longtime and ardent supporter of Queens Rail, the reactivation of the Rockaway Branch line, which would mean a 35 minute commute to midtown. Scala will now challenge the incumbent Eric Ulrich in November. ***** MurphGuide.com which purports to connect fun with fun people listed the following Irish pubs in Rockaway: Brendan’s Bar, Connolly’s, Healy’s Pub, Jameson’s, New Kerry Hills Pub and Rogers Irish Tavern. ***** Wondering about those curb cuts on Newport Avenue from Neponsit through Rockaway Park? They are redoing to make curbs ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. It's from a wider program and more such curb cuts will be done throughout Rockaway.

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THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES ROCKAWAY WISH MAKES BIG WAVES HELPING THOSE IN NEED By Kami-Leigh Agard

The Rockaway Vollies is a special series by The Rockaway Times highlighting the amazing local nonprofit organizations and volunteers who freely give of their time and resources to help their neighbors, not just locally, but beyond. Rockaway WISH (Women Inspired to Support and Help) “Like a small boat, on the ocean, sending big waves into motion. Like how a single word can make a heart open. I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion.” After speaking with local nonprofit organization, WISH Vice President Lortetta Courtney, the above words from “Fight Song” by American contemporary singer and songwriter, Rachel Platten, came to mind. Courtney, a Belle Harbor resident and mom of four children, works

part-time and still manages to extend herself even further by volunteering with WISH to help families everywhere in need. From its humble beginnings — honoring mothers with children fighting abroad in the armed services — to years later, helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts — to today, helping Texan families devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Courtney is

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just one of the many local WISH women making waves with their simple acts of kindness that is inspiring locals of all ages and backgrounds. Since 2006, WISH has been at the forefront of local volunteer efforts, aiding neighbors in times of need. According to their mission statement, “We promote participation in charitable events, particularly those

that bring attention to and support causes that affect the lives of women and children. We are always looking for motivated women who would like to do what they can to support and help the Rockaway community.” Today the nonprofit organization boasts 16 board members and 250 members from Rockaway and Broad Channel. Courtney said, “I started with WISH from its genesis in 2006. A group of local women admired the great work the guys from the Graybeards were doing in the community. They were doing food drives and numerous fundraising efforts to help local families in need. So we thought to ourselves, it’s time for us women to step up and do something, but we fine-tuned our focus to helping women in the community. So we became a group of women helping other women.” Continued on page 9


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THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES Continued from Page 8 One of WISH’s first projects was gifting flowers on Mother’s Day to mothers whose children were deployed in the U.S. armed forces. Courtney said, “Around this time, war was raging everywhere, and collectively we figured this was a modest gesture to honor those mothers whose children were fighting abroad. Then we extended it even further to honor families who lost a loved one in military combat during the year,” Courtney said. Then, according to Courtney, WISH began to add countless other projects including financially helping families struggling with medical expenses after a loved one was diagnosed with a terminal disease such as cancer. “We would send out a call for anonymous nominations for a family that needed help, and we would vote on which family we would support. Of course, we want to help everyone, but financially that would be virtually impossible. Out of respect, we

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 always keep the names of those we donate to anonymous. Also with the kind contributions from local restaurants, we donate gift cards. If you are working night and day, taking care of a sick family member, it could be impossible to find the time to cook. So going out to eat or even ordering in is not only a treat, but even a life saver,” Courtney said. When Superstorm Sandy hit, WISH stepped up even more, though many of its members were also displaced from their homes, and dealing emotionally and financially with the devastation. “We had women in shifts of six to eight people volunteering around the clock at our donation center at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. After hearing about us, The Today Show and Sears Holdings Corporation donated towards our efforts. “However, it's time to put Sandy behind us. It was a painful experience, but it made our community even stronger and more equipped to help other families such as those in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean,

devastated by a tragedy that far exceeds what we went through here in Rockaway and Broad Channel,” Courtney said. WISH held a fundraiser for Texan families at Bungalow Bar on Friday, September 8, that brought in $500 in gift cards, and even a group of local kids recently raised $495 selling slime towards WISH's fundraising efforts. “One of the women who helped us during Hurricane Sandy was a Texan woman, and we really want to pay it forward to help her and other

Page 9 families in the area,” Courtney said. As aptly stated by WISH member, Meghan Courtney, who joined the organization after Sandy and DJs their fundraising events, “Women have an innate sense of civic duty and naturally want to help each other. We’ve all been there, done that, and now that I am mom of a one-year-old, I even more appreciate women's skill of time management to not only take care of our families, hold down a job, but still find the time to extend our love to those in need.” WISH hosts membership meetings thrice a year open to anyone who wants to join. Their next Hurricane Harvey fundraiser will be today, Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m. at Rathbones (1702 2nd Ave. in Manhattan). They are accepting $25 gift cards or cash donations. Also get ready for their Catch A Cure 5K walk/ run on Sunday, October 1 hosted in conjunction with the Rockapulco Series. For more info. on Rockaway WISH visit rockawaywish.org or their Facebook page.

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The music doesn’t stop after summer’s over. In fact, the music scene is about to get even better in the off-season as national acts will pair up with local favorites for a monthly music extravaganza known as the Bugalou Concert Series. The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and Southside Johnny are just a few of the acts expected to play in Rockaway as part of the Bugalou Concert Series. Starting October 14, national acts will be pairing up with local bands once a month for a concert at the St. Francis de Sales gym, the St. Camillus gym or the St. Camillus auditorium from October through May. Keith Goldberg, who some may know as “Bugsy,” is orchestrating the new concert series that will keep Rockaway entertained with classic rock, soul, indie and Americana tunes as locals await next summer. “We have a very vibrant local music scene, and certainly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s extremely busy when the outside venues have music going. You can go to three to five places on any given night and see live music, which is a great thing and has been important for Rockaway’s post-Sandy revitalization. It has really energized Rockaway and although, the music scene doesn’t totally shut down once summer is over, the dynamics change. So I had this idea to bring national-level acts to Rockaway once a month and pair them with local bands and have one night a month where people can get their music fix in a different way, rather than

just seeing the 15 bands or so that make up the bulk of the local music circuit,” Goldberg said. The Bugalou Concert Series kicks off the first show on October 14 with a not-to-miss act. This member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who is part of one of the most popular rock bands of the past 40 years will have fans feeling like they were “Born to Run.” Some of the other national acts include the Smithereens, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Marshall Crenshaw, John Sebastian of Lovin Spoonful, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Steve Forbert, Larry Cambell and Teresa Williams of the Bob Dylan and Levon Helm bands and Southside Johnny. Each national act will have a 90-minute set that follows an hour-long set from a local opener. Some of the openers will include the Grayriders, BreezyGrass, Wine With Sue, Solshyne, Kerry Kearney, Gerald Bair, Indaculture and Chris Vought aka Winston McBoogie. The shows will be on select Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dates include October 14, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 10, March 10, April 21 and May 19. Those who are interested in attending one of these concerts may want to consider becoming members. The bulk of the tickets will be sold to those who pay for a membership, only 300 of which will be sold (the capacity for the St. Camillus auditorium). There will be 100 Gold Memberships available for $150. This gives members a oneweek period to buy a ticket in Continued on page 11


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BIG ACTS COMING Continued from Page 10 the first five rows and there will be a $10 discount on each ticket. Members also receive a commemorative longsleeve t-shirt and a full listing of the acts for the whole series. There will also be 200 Silver Memberships sold for $100. This gives members access to purchase tickets beyond the first five rows and they receive a $5 discount for each ticket. Silver members also get the long-sleeve t-shirts and a listing of all the shows. Members are not obligated to attend every show. Memberships are already starting to sell, so act quick. To purchase a membership, send an email to bugaloumusic@gmail.com. There will be a chance for the general public to purchase tickets after members get first-dibs. The tickets will range from $25 to $75 depending on the headline act. You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets. Beer and wine will also be sold at shows for

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 $5, plus hot dogs and hot pretzels for $3. The Bugalou Concert Series has been a long time in the making. “In the late 70s and early 80s I used to host parties and concerts with locals bands on the beach and in 1985, I promoted a show with three members of The Band and it became an itch that was not completely scratched. Two years ago, while recovering from cancer, I had time on my hands and this was running through my head, so I started to get it going again,” Goldberg said. He believes the Bugalou Concert Series will be a hit. “I believe there’s a desire to see this type of music in Rockaway and usually to see performers of this stature, you need to go to Manhattan. My goal is to bring this to the people who want to see it locally and eliminate the obstacle of having to take the train or a cab home. You can just walk or ride your bike to see some great acts,” he said.

DOWNTOWN FAR ROCK Continued from Page 5 tiations.” The plan will involve several city agencies including the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC); Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD); Department of Transportation (DOT); Department of Small Business Services (SBS); Department of City Planning (DCP); Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR); Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA); and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project will be funded by more than $288 million in investments, including federal and private funding and the City committing more than $126 million in new funding. Some highlights of the project include a new park on the site of a vacant, city-owned lot; a ferry service shuttle from Downtown Far Rockaway to the ferry landing at Beach 108th Street; a new Queens Public Library branch at the corner of Mott and Central avenues; Upgrading sewer infrastructure, expanding sidewalks

Page 11 and creating new public plazas; Making 100 percent of new housing built on public land affordable, and setting aside new units that could be created on the Urban Renewal Area for extremely low and very low income households; Providing free legal services for Rockaway residents facing unlawful evictions and tenant harassment; Supporting existing businesses through free legal services and other business outreach efforts; Investing $10 million in upgrades to existing schools’ playgrounds, libraries, auditoriums, and science labs, and securing a portion of the Urban Renewal Area for the SCA to provide a new school if needed as the neighborhood grows; Grants for cultural organizations and increased arts programing and installing real-time bus arrival displays at key bus stops. Jonathan Gaska, District Manager of Community Board 14 said, “The board is excited that this project has the potential to revitalize the downtown Far Rockaway area. We believe over the next 5-10 years exciting things will happen.”

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Courthouse Owner Gives Update By Katie McFadden

The August 10 issue of The Rockaway Times brought attention to the long-abandoned courthouse on Beach 90th Street in an article that exposed some of the plans for the space, which never came to fruition. At the time Uri Kaufman, president and founder of The Harmony Group, which owns the property, said something would be coming very soon. On Thursday, September 7, Kaufman stood before the Rockaway Beach Civic Association (RBCA) to give the latest update on his plan. At the latest RBCA meeting, Kaufman presented his plan for turning the courthouse into a medical center, in hopes of gaining the approval of the members. Instead, he was hit with pushback, many questions, and a request to come back with something more detailed and to present it to a wider audience. In March 2015, the EDC transferred the courthouse to The Harmony Group, which responded to a Request for Proposals, for $50,000, with the agreement that they would invest $10 million into overhauling the property. Kaufman set out with the plan to turn the building into a medical center after the closure of Peninsula Hospital. Kaufman’s plan is to move forward with the medical center. He said that the construction plan had gained approval from the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service and that all other approvals, financing and a general contractor are in place and ready to make way for the construction job. Kaufman would just need final approval from Community Board 14 to move forward with the project. If approval is granted, construction would begin immediately and Kaufman said the project could be built and running by the end of 2018.

With the project, would be the creation of local jobs. “This is going to create more than 100 construction jobs and then 75 to 100 permanent healthcare jobs,” Kaufman said. The center would also have some parking. “There will be off street parking. I bought the land next door to the building, which would have room for 20 cars. Also, we’re leasing the parking lot from the Knights of Columbus for another 45 spaces during the day. This will provide the Knights of Columbus with a badly needed source of revenue for many years to come,” Kaufman said. Kaufman had little details about what would be inside the medical facility. A Deed Restriction from the EDC requires the center to be used as a “high-quality medical facility.” “According to the Deed Restriction, we cannot do anything that would badly impact the community—no needle exchanges, no heavy duty drug treatment, no mental health treatment, etc.,” Kaufman said. Rather, the facility would offer quality, multi-discipline healthcare and would be limited to ambulatory care, meaning patients go home after treatment and do not stay the night. While Kaufman knew what the center would not have, he didn’t go into detail about what would be in the center. “I don’t know what leases we’ll have for certain, but it looks like we’ll have dialysis and a good chance there will be imaging and basic internal medicine, an eye doctor and a dentist. I know it will be for medical use, but I don’t know all the specific doctors. No one is willing to bite,” Kaufman said. With that, RBCA president John Cori retorted, saying, “I don’t think you should be here. I think you should have concrete plans first. You’re not 100 percent sure what Continued on page 35


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Efforts for Texas and Florida Continue By Katie McFadden

Rockaway is continuing its effort to pay it forward to those who have been hit with tremendous storms, such as Hurricane Harvey in Texas and now Hurricane Irma in Florida. Earlier this week, locals Leslie Mahoney and Ed Shevlin got in a truck with a U-Haul full of supplies and gift cards, and are headed to Texas to help those in need. Many in the neighborhood rallied to donate and collect supplies to support their effort. Mazzone Hardware offered special discounts for much-needed tools and supplies. The St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Grace 5th Grade Soccer teams even got behind the effort to collect supplies, which they donated toward the cause. Locals George Johnson and John Carlin are also in Texas, handing out supplies that they collected and packed into a used pick-up truck that they bought just for the trip. They plan to give the truck to someone in need once they’re done and fly back to New York. Local children are still holding lemonade, snack and slime sales throughout the neighborhood to raise funds, while

groups like Rockaway WISH and the Graybeards are also holding collections. Operation Kids Comfort is still holding a gift cards drive for those affected by Harvey, and now Irma. They’re looking for gift cards to places like Home Depot, Lowes, Bed Bath and Beyond, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Walmart, Target, VISA, AMEX, Mastercard and others, to be given to families in need in Texas and Florida. Gift cards can be mailed to Operation Kid Comfort (attention Maura Buckley) at 211-60 Breezy Point Boulevard, Breezy Point, NY 11697. Buckley has a message to those in Texas and Florida. “Please know that you are not alone. I know that the road ahead seems long and dark now for you, but remember that we are here to help you, you are loved by many from all over the world and we are here to support you. You will get through this, you will bounce back and you will be ok. Reach out if you need us and just keep the faith, knowing that everything will work out. You may not realize that now, but you will get there. We are all here for you and will continue to be as long as you need us,” Buckley said.

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POSEIDON IS BACK By Bert Sanders

The kids (and teachers) are back to school, the lifeguards are gone, and ferry attendance is slipping. It’s officially time to put the 2017 summer to bed the only way we know how. It’s time for The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade to throw the third annual Poseidon’s Parade. Poseidon’s Parade is a nautical art event that turns the boardwalk

from 106th Street to 95th Street into an aquatic spectacle at the end of every summer. While the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island celebrates the start of summer, Poseidon’s Parade celebrates its bitter end! This year’s parade will kick off this Saturday, September 16, at high noon. Rockaway’s most bombastic artists, maniacs, and salty dogs will flock to Beach 105th

and the boardwalk in colorful costumes that pay homage to the mystical sea. Landlubbers, hipsters, locals and drifters will flock to the boardwalk to catch sight of the yearly salute to Poseidon, the god of the sea. Rockaway’s amazing creative spirit is about to squeeze every last drop out of the summer of 2017. After several failed attempts at an interview, I finally caught up

with key members of The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade at Queen Mermaid Casey Brouder’s art sweatshop on Newport Avenue. The room gave off a unique smell that blended hot glue, spray paint, and other inspirational artistic scents. Geoff “El Capitan” Rawling looked exhausted and overworked as he put the finishing touches on the coveted trophies. “I don’t do interviews, and I don’t

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POSEIDON IS BACK Continued from Page 16 know who let you in here,” he muttered before getting back to work. Local artist Marybeth Galvin worked on the trophy for the “Best Bicycle” category as Brouder told me the judging categories. Marchers will compete for handmade trophies in the following categories: “Best Children’s Group,” “Best Bicycle,” “Best Individual,” “Best Recycled Materials,” “Best Adult Group,” “Best Pet,” “Best Wagon Carriage,” “Best Block,” “Best Pub / Restaurant,” “Best Float,” and the all-coveted “Alf Award” which usually goes to Alf. These categories will be judged by a panel of Rockaway VIP judges, who will sit on decorated lifeguard chairs on Beach 96th Street. All judges have been heavily vetted, heavily trained, and heavily brainwashed by elite members of The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade. As always, and in following Coney Island’s lead, bribes are accepted with open arms and will influence decisions.

At the end of the parade, Poseidon MC, and local surfer dude legend, Jimmy Dowd, will direct the crowd to Beach 95th Street where DJ Kuff Daddy Dollars will drop musical bombs that would make North Korea jealous. I asked him if he was excited about the event, to which he responded, “I’m just living the boat life.” The party will hit its peak when Jimmy announces the winners and

the trophies are handed out. The mermaid marauders will then scurry away to the various after parties on the peninsula, for one more night of summer madness. Before I left the art sweatshop, The Rockaway Mermaid Brigade’s lawyer gave me an official written statement to pass on to the folks. “We would like to thank the following people for making this parade possible: Portia Dyrenforth

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RYTF’s Sizzling Crab Boil Serves Up Community Spirit

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What goes into a lip-smacking, satisfying crab boil, besides carefully selected crabs seasoned in a broth of mouth-watering freshly-picked herbs and spices? "Community," said Milan Taylor, executive director of the Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF), at their Crab Boil fundraiser this past Saturday, September 9, at RYTF’s urban farm on Beach

58th Street. “The goal of the Crab Boil was not just to raise funds for RYTF, but more importantly to bring everyone together to see and enjoy the fruit of our labors, not just on the farm, but in the community,” Taylor said. RYTF is a Rockaway born-and-bred local youth organization boasting 45 organizers and 100 members working to secure social, economic and racial justice through youth-led campaigns, leadership

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development, movement building, and cultural expression through arts and media. RYTF volunteers also work on their urban farm in Edgemere, which according to their website is, “one of the largest youth-run growing spaces in NYC, also used for monthly community events and a seasonal farm stand in the summer and fall.” The farm utilizes a greenhouse, on-site composting, solar technology and rainwater harvesting. RYTF’s farm and urban garden is open May through September from 11 a.m. to sundown. Far Rockaway resident, Tofummi, a 14-year-old student at Scholars' Academy, who just joined RYTF this year, said, “I love what this organization is about — youth of all ages banding together to bring about change in the community. Before working on RYTF’s

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farm, I always thought that Far Rockaway was a food desert. And now, I am working with other youth to promote the growing and eating of healthy, freshly-grown food. After working all summer on the farm, it was so gratifying to partake of the fresh fruits and vegetables we reaped. Now, I am eating healthier and see the difference in my diet. I also love going to RYTF-led campaigns and witnessing change in the community, such as the extended route of the Q52. It feels good to see our work being manifested and appreciated by everyone in the community.” Sixteen-year-old Clarissa Huggins, a high school senior, who has been an RYTF member for over a year and a half, says that she was drawn to RYTF because there weren’t many options for Far

Rockaway youth to get actively involved in the community. “After volunteering with RYTF, I decided that I am going to pursue a double major in business and political science in college. I want to help the community, not only on a civic level, but fiscally,” Huggins said. According to Taylor, RYTF’s Crab Boil sold out, and from ticket sales alone, they raised approximately $6K. “However, when you count on what we spent to make the event happen, we may have just broke even. However, it was gratifying to see so many folks come out to support us, especially our labor of love on our farm. Not to mention Nicole Russell of Last Dragon Pizza who tantalized everyone with her seafood gumbo,” Taylor said. For more information on RYTF, rytf.org or visit their Facebook page.


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Locals Reflect on 9/11 On Monday, September 11, Rockaway reflected on the events that took place 16 years before, in which more than 70 community members and thousands more lost their lives in a senseless attack on the World Trade Center. On Monday morning, many came out to Tribute Park for a

ceremony in which the names of the locals who died that die were read out loud as friends, family and volunteers laid roses around the park’s center compass in their memory. Firefighters raised the flag to half-staff to remember the fallen and Aerial Acoustics played music while Steven Wagner

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and Chazmond Peacock sang somber tunes. In the afternoon, St. Francis de Sales School held a Mass in the Prayer Garden on Beach 129th Street. Later that evening, many gathered in Breezy Point to pay their respects at a Mass at the Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial. The peninsula will never forget. Photos at Tribute Park by Katie McFadden, SFDS photo by Rori Martello and Breezy Point Ceremony photo by Barbara MacCourtney.

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BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Selling Fully Furnished!T C Colonial Abath 5BR, 5.5 R T built every N inwas2013,carefully COdetail selected and quality R crafted. In-ground pool DE N and unimaginable U upgrades. $1,900,000

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Neponist 40’x100’ T C Absolutely R Abathstunning T 2BR, 1.5 home N high ceilings, COwith gorgeous backyard with E R pond, detached garage D and private parking. UN

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BAYSWATER Rare Find 1/3 Acre T C ComfyR A 3BR, 2 T bath, sits N street inbacka COfrom R beautiful residential neighborhood. DE N Extremely low taxes. U $499,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Beach Block Condo T AC Two Rbedroom, 2 T baths with parking N spot behind the CO R building. Great E location, needs D renovation. UN $355,000

ARVERNE Land For Sale! 40x100 T C D e v Re Al o p e r s T Delight! Combine N adjacent lot COwith and build two 2 R family homes for a DE maximum return. UN $225,000

Sunny and Bright Split Level T AC4 BR, 3 Spacious R bath level. N T split 60’x100’ COGorgeous corner property R with patio, private DE N parking and garage. U $1,150,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Perfect Mother/DaughterT C has AColonial Solid brick R T 4 BRs, 3.5 baths and centrally located in ON CisBelle Harbor. HW floors, E R updated kitchens, private D drive and beautifully UN landscaped. $999,000

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BRAND NEW TO MARKET Mint - Legal 2 Family T C Semi-attached R A 3 BR’s, 2N Tbaths, fabulous COupgrades, den, rooftop R terrace with ocean E views & spacious yard. D Beautiful 1 BR rental . UN $699,000

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ROCKAWAY BEACH Brand New to Market T AC Enjoy Rbreathtaking, u nNoTb s t r u c t e d views of O Cpanoramic R the Atlantic Ocean E from this spectacular D 6th floor, 2BR, 2 bath UN oceanfront. $599,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Beachfront Condominium T A2Cbath with Lovely 3BR, Rterrace T private with O N views. Excellent Cocean with R condition D E Granite counters and N stainless appliances. U $384,900

ARVERNE Land For Sale! T AC to Great opportunity R build spacious N Ton this Bayfront 100’x100’ O Cwater view property. R Will D E Act Fast...This N Not Last!! U $265,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Oceanfront Apartment T C StylishlyR Arenovated T with gorgeous O N and tall Ckitchen cabinets, granite E R counters, backsplash D and gleaming H/W UN floors. $225,000

BELLE HARBOR Expansive Belle Harbor home D Spacious T E7BR, 3 bath P home fireplace, C E withEIK. 2BR ACmodern apt upstairs with R kitchen and porch. FE Finished basement. OF $949,000

BELLE HARBOR Priced To Sell! E D high Featuring P T HW floors, ceilings, E C baths, new ACupdated roof, back deck and a R above ground pool. FE Call today for private OF showing. $699,000

BROAD CHANNEL Water Front D BeautifulT E colonial, P renovated. totally E C 3BR’s, 2 ACSpacious full baths and open R E concept. Enjoy the F amazing views Jamaica OF Bay. $529,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH In The Heart Of Surftown D Renovated T E home in P Rockaway C E countersBeach! and ACMarble R beautifully updated E baths! Sun drenched F with lots of natural OF light. $375,000

ARVERNE Land For Sale! 40x100 D D e v eTlEo p e r ’ s P Opportunity! Parcel C E R4A. Build A ACZoned Single Family Or A2 R Family Home On This FE Quiet, Residential OF Street. $225,000

ROCKAWAY PARK One Bedroom Co-op E D awaits PeacefulT living P The Hampton youEat C Very well ACHouse! maintained 1BR with R HW and generously FE F sized living and dining O room. $179,000

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BELLE HARBOR

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Belle Habor - Turk Key!

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Newly renovated 3BR, 1.5 bath home features brand new everything! Beautiful kitchen with center island, fireplace, HW flooring, radiant heat plus a gorgeous back deck. $699,000

Located on one of the most desirable blocks in all of Rockaway Beach. Both apartments have 2BR’s and 1 bath with W/D in unit and private parking. Present All Offers! $699,000

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UPPER BELLE HARBOR

Beach Block 60’x100’ A Classic Victorian Rockaway Gem! This Beach Block 7 BR home exudes charm and character with high ceilings, stained glass windows, deep moldings, beautiful entry and HW floors. $1,650,000

Stately 5BR, 4 bath Center Hall with HW floors, high ceilings, FLR with fireplace, FDR, EIK with SS appliances, huge master suite with private terrace, huge fin bsmt and 2 car garage. GREAT BUY! $1,585,000

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Last Oceanfront Land Left Take advantage of this 72’x100’ vacant oceanfront lot and build your 3,600 mini mansion in the heart of Belle Harbor. $2,500,000

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Legal 3 Family - 60’x100’ Solid brick 5BR, 3 bath home brings together the perfect mix of charm with a modern renovation. Private parking & in-gound pool. $1,350,000

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Beach Block - Legal 2 Investor seeking income producing property. First floor 3BR’s, 2 baths. LR and kitchen. 2nd floor 2-3BR and 1 bath. Third floor has 5 rooms. $799,000

BELLE HARBOR

Center Hall Colonial 50’x100’ Built in 1991, this home has 4BR’s, 3.5 baths, decked yard with pool, full finsihed bsmt and private drive and detached garage. $1,199,000

FAR ROCK  BEACH BLOCK!

Beach Block - Legal 2 Family 5 houses from the newly renovated boardwalk. 2 new on demand boilers and electrical panels. Call today to find out more! $599,999

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Move Right In This 3BR, 1 bath chic house has all comforts of home but the convenience of condo life without a monthly fee. $450,000

     Rentals      131st: Over 2,500 sq ft 3BR, 2.5 bath, pvt parking and patio. (LJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137th: 3BR, 2BA home with open living room/dining room area (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . 117th: 3BR, 2BA apt with 2 terraces, new kitchen and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102nd: 3BR, 2BA condo with W/D, balcony, garage and 2 parking spaces (MC) . . . . . . 116th: Loft/Studio space with new kitchen and bath (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: Beach block 4BR, 1BA apt with huge terrace and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . 91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, freshly painted and laundry (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: First floor 2BR, 2BA apt with eat in kitchen, LR and separate DR (BF) . . . . . . . . 81st: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . 122nd: 2BR, 1BA with terrace, new kitchen and summer parking (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . 123rd: 2BR, 1BA oceanfront unit with HW floors, new kitchen and bath (CB) . . . . . . . Broad Channel: 2BR, 1BA home, newly renovated, deck, garage (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . ABTS: 2BR, 1BA apt with oceanfront terrace, CAC, dishwasher (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . 125th: 2R, 1BA with private terrace, new kitchen, W/D in building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . 125th: 1BR, 1BA apt with new kitchen and bath, W/D in building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 126th: Renovated 1BR, 1BA with terrace and SS appliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102nd: Spacious second floor 2BR, 1BA apt with ocean view terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . 123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR in oceanfront building with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . 118th: L shaped studio with updated kitchen and bathroom in elevator building (MC)

100’x100’ Mixed Use Attention Medical Professionals! C of O reads Medical offices, Doctor and Dentist suite, one dwelling 4BR unit. Private Parking. $899,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET

Rockaway Beach - Beach Block! This adorable 2BR bungalow was renovated from top to bottom. Super low taxes, a cellar for storage, large front and rear yard. $499,000

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New To Market Renovated bungalow with canal access. This 3BR, 2.5 bath home features brand new everything! Master suite, skylights, 2 tier huge back deck. $440,000

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Beach Block 71’x100’ Center Hall Enormous 4BR, 5 baths solid brick home, HW floors, 2 fireplaces HUGE basement, terrace and private parking. $1,150,000

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Three Minutes to Lawrence One Family 4BR Ranch with 2.5 baths, HW floors, updated EIK, granite counterts and SS appliances. Full bsmt, garage and long pvt drive. $599,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Arverne - Smart Investment Opportunity in Knocking! Build 5 families with parking, zoning 2 x FAR = 6,600 Square Feet Of Condos Or Apartments. $499,000

Beach Block - 60’x100’

Broad Channel All new 2BR/1BA home on a Jamaica Bay canal. NEW Roof, plumbing, electric, HW floors, deck, bulkhead, bathroom & kitchen. $369,000

Broad Channel Updated Mother/ daughter with custom kitchen, bath, spacious 3BR, 2 bath, SS appliances, laundry and granite counters. $499,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Broad Channel 25’x100 Renovated in 2013, this 2BR bungalow is a great starter home. Large bath with Jacuzzi, spacious attic. Close to all. $355,000

     Condos and Co-Ops      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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101st: Penthouse 3BD, 2BA condo with storage and parking spot (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . 100th: 2BR, 2BA corner condo unit with parking spot and outdoor shower (MC). . . . . 99th: Brand new 3BR, 2BA condo with HW floors, outdoor space, gated parking (NC) . 121st: 2BR, 1BA ocean facing co-op with terrace and HW floors (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99th: Brand new 2BR, 2BA condo with outdoor space, gated parking and HW flrs (NC) 121st: 2BR, 1BA co-op in oceanfront boardwalk building (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . . 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81st: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with terrace and parking (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80th: Large 2BR, 2.5BA condo with low maintenance and terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . 123rd: Spacious top floor 1BR co-op with HW floors (NC/JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . . .

.$519,000 .$489,000 .$439,000 .$399,000 .$389,000 .$349,000 .$319,000 .$299,000 .$269,000 .$269,000 .$215,000 .$150,000

     Land For Sale      134th: Build your 3500 sq ft masterpiece! 72x100 lot (LJ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arverne: 2 x FAR=6,600 Square Feet of condos or apts may be developed (MC) 87th: Build your Rockaway Beach dream home on 38x110 lot (MC) . . . . . . . . Edgemere: 5946 square foot lot with waterfront access, zoned C3 (MC) . . . . . Arverne: 6,000 Square feet of commercial land (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arverne: 2,000 Square feet zoned C3, Marina/Yacht (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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917-742-7779 Marie Villanueva Dominick Maiorano

Lorraine Tom

Heart of BELLE HARBOR 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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Kiyan Hagan

NEW EXCLUSIVE BREEZY POINT BEACH BLOCK Unique in size, this home is situated on a 50 x 100 corner property lot with car parking all year round. Totally renovated after Sandy, this home has it all. Three bedrooms, two full baths, DINING AND LIVING ROOM, Cathedral Ceilings open floor plan, front porch, rear deck and garden ALL THE BEST! IN THE BEST GATED COMMUNITY OF THE ROCKAWAYS!!!!

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Upper Belle Harbor. High ranch styled home. Could be mother/ daughter. Three bedrooms three full bath eat in kitchen living room dining room with additional large living space on main level 40x100 property lot Pvt drive/ spacious backyard

NEW EXCLUSIVE: NEPONSIT 67x100, built 1920's 8 Bedrooms! 5 bathrooms,13 ft ceilings, grand center hall with two wood burning fire place's (formal living room/ master suite) Old World Victorian Beach house with a huge side porch, park like grounds long pvt driveway. Awesome!

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NEW EXCLUSIVE Ocean front L-Shaped studio Completely renovated with a sea side flare of color and style Dark wood floors white subway tiles Very nicely done! Average maintenance $711.00 asking $235,000

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BEACH 90th ST BEACH BLOCK LEGAL TWO FAMILY 3 BEDROOMS OVER 3 BEDROOMS. RENT ROLL IS $3000.00 per month Asking $565,000 neg.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Beach 95th Street Newly Renovated Three bedrooms,large living room and dining room w/ ocean views and 1.5 baths

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ASK THE DOC Continued from Page 21 abled receive both Medicare and Social Security but many of them have paid little to nothing into both benefits. Please do not misunderstand – I am not opposed to the disabled receiving these benefits, I am merely explaining the reasons why both programs are in financial jeopardy. Medicare covers many things private insurance does not. For example no pre-authorization is needed for a Medicare beneficiary to get an MRI or CAT scan or see a specialist. There are annual deductibles and co-pays but having a secondary insurance will often cover these costs. Unfortunately managed Medicare, called Medicare advantage plans, is becoming more pervasive. Many patients are tricked into signing up for the advantage plans. They send you a flyer or call you inviting you to come to a meeting to hear how wonderful they are. They serve you coffee and a bagel and give you a tote bag. They tell you how they will save you money but they don’t read you the fine print. After signing up for these plans patients soon realize the truth of an adage – namely

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 2. Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a protection of their own reality, their own dreams. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. We tend to take things personally because of our ego and sensitivity. We must learn to let go and move on quickly. How many times have you been insulted or hurt and it was never intentional but you took it to heart and made it personal. It’s simply not worth the pain and suffering. Being too sensitive does not serve you or anyone else. 3. Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this agreement, you can completely transform your life. It’s really hard to speak your truth. We are fearful people who are afraid of being judged. Know-

The Four Agreements The book, The Four Agreements, was highly recommended by a teacher to one of my children. She said if there is one book to read about how to live your life, I would choose this. So recently I purchased the book to read it for myself. It was not only a great book, I was impressed and thankful that the teacher had recommended this wonderful guide to living a good life. I am going to share them with you because I think we could all use these simple reminders in

life to be happy and healthy. 1. Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. If we could all practice this on a daily basis, how beautiful would the world be. We would more than likely speak less and listen more. Learn to speak with kindness and compassion. Be comfortable with silence.

Page 29 ing and saying what you want will be respected by all. When you make assumptions, you actually think they are true. You assume how people are thinking or what they are doing. 4. Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret. Why wouldn’t we choose to do our very best? We will have no regrets or doubts when we put our best effort into anything we do. There will be good and bad days. Our best will always change depending on how we are feeling. When we are happy and energized we will do well, when we are tired we may not do our best. You will live a full life when you do your best. You will be productive and your family and friends will benefit from your actions. May you be full of kindness and compassion, may you be well, may you live with ease and may you be healthy.

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10 Quick Fixes/Savings Using 1 Dollar Store Items By Artie Wallace

Dollar stores vary in what they sell, but the general stock is basically the same. Here are 10 quick fixes that you can do with dollar store items. 1- Hide/coat a screw/nail Before the screw rusts, put a coat of nail polish on it. That will seal it from the weather. You can match the color by using a colored nail polish. 2- Label things Using colored nail polish is a good way to mark keys so that you don’t have to fumble through them. Dollar stores also carry a good supply of stick on labels. 3- Keep screws from coming loose When you have a screw that keeps coming loose. Putting a little clear nail polish on the threads will help lock the screw in place.

4- Get organized Most dollar stores carry wire or plastic baskets. These baskets are great for organizing your kitchen cabinets, drawers, etc. 5- General repairs I wouldn’t buy them for frequent use, if you’re doing something and it’s a one time thing, a screwdriver, spackle knife, etc from the dollar store will get you through.

6- Automotive supplies I won’t deny that I bought a quart of oil from a dollar store once or twice in my time. Even more so, I have bought automotive cleaning supplies from the dollar stores. Why not? They do the job and the prices are less than in a auto supply store. 7- General house cleaning Cleaning supplies at the supermarket are getting expensive.

Most dollar stores carry brand names for less, if you don’t mind the off brands, you can save a lot more. 8- Decorations People like to decorate according to the season or holiday. Dollar stores carry a good selection of little things to help bring the spirit of the season or holiday into your home at a discounted price. 9- Having a party? Party decorations can get expensive at party supply stores. Dollar stores carry a wide variety of party supplies at a much lower price. 10- School supplies For general supplies like books, pencils, etc., dollar stores carry a good range of items at discount prices. If there is a project you would like to see in The DIYer, email me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.com

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From the RBA:

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To further our goals of helping facilitate cleaner business corridors, the RBA will be hosting a corridor clean-up in Edgemere on Saturday, September 30 (exact location TBD). In exchange for volunteering, participants will get free breakfast and a drink ticket Merchant Mixer at Bungalow Bar. Email info@rockawaybusiOn Thursday, September 14, the RBA will open up its nessalliance.org if you’d like monthly board meeting to all to participate! Rockaway Business Alliance members, and anyone inter- Rock-A-Block Boulevard On Saturday, September ested in joining the RBA. Our RBA Member Mixer will 23 and Saturday, October take place from 7 p.m. -9 p.m. 7, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., the at the beautiful Arverne by RBA presents Rock-A-Block The Bay Community Center, Boulevard, its first-ever street located at 74-16 Beach Chan- festival, on Rockaway Beach nel Drive, Arverne, New York, Boulevard from Beach 94th NY 11692. Come meet other to Beach 90th. This stretch of member businesses, network, RBB will be closed to street and give feedback on how we traffic, activating the boulecan best achieve our goals vard. We've got some really excitmoving forward! To RSVP, email info@rocka- ing programming lined up for these festivals, including two waybusinessalliance.org Now that things have quieted down after the pandemonium of summer, the Rockaway Business Alliance wants to let you know that we’ve got a super exciting fall season planned. We hope to see you at at least one, if not more, of the follow events:

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Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PRESENTATION OF ROCKAWAY’S HISTORY 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd A slide show of Rockaway’s history and presentation by James Supple and Marty Nislick. Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m. ROCKAWAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION Martin de Porres HS Beach 111th & RBB Parks update, transportation, sanitation update & more. Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m. to 9 pm. ROCKAWAY BUSINESS ALLIANCE MERCHANT MIXER Arverne By The Bay Community Center 74-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Business Alliance members can gather to meet fellow members, get RBA updates and plan ahead.

Beach 102nd Street Join the Rockapulco run series for a 10 or 20 mile run starting at Beach 102nd. Register at rockapulcorun. com or day-of registration at Community House before event. Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. GREAT IRISH FAIR Ford Amphitheater, Brooklyn 3052 W 21st Street Irish bands, vendors, dancers, bagpipes and more. Saturday, September 16, 12 p.m. POSEIDON’S PARADE Beach 106th Boardwalk Come out mermaids and other nautical creatures and participate in this fun art parade! See Poseidonsparade.com for info. Saturday, September 16, 1 p.m. RBCA PAINT OUT Beach 94th Street Plaza Bring the kids to paint whale tails and shark fins with RBCA. Materials provided.

September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 8 p.m. September 17, 24, 2 p.m. RTC’S THE ELEPHANT MAN See the Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest show. Reserve tickets at rockawaytheatrecompany. org or call 718-374-6400.

Saturday, September 16, 1 p.m. AGENTS OF CHANGE II St. Camillus Springman Hall 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd Workshop/focus group for specialneeds families. School has begun. Do you feel stuck with your choice for your special-needs child? Discuss. Saturday, September 16, 7 a.m. FALL 20 AND 10 MILE RUN

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COURTHOUSE OWNER Continued from Page 12 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to put in.â&#x20AC;? A representative from the EDC was on hand and explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;once he has tenants on board, we can report about it, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s today or a month from now. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still only going to have letters of intent. He wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have leases signed until this is a done deal,â&#x20AC;? the rep said. Other RBCA members brought up the fact that a medical facility probably isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best use since another medical facility is being built on Beach 105th Street. The group of doctors behind the Beach 105th Street project was originally considering the courthouse location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They breached the lease and went to a rival facility, which derailed this project. We went to trial and feel confident that we will win. However, that new facility is for ambulatory surgery and other things. You build a third facility here, and

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to fill up in a heartbeat. There are new residential units being built in Arverne, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a project coming to Beach 116th, you have the ferry bringing in people. The population is going up, not down, and healthcare is needed,â&#x20AC;? Kaufman retorted. Kaufman said he also considered alternatives to medical, including medical with a Pre-K in the basement, but it

was found that the building is not architecturally suited for it. A hotel is also a possible use, but Kaufman didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go that route for the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake. Another consideration was an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; building. Kaufman said he had a group come to look at the space and the artists determined it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for them. It would also not be feasible.

Page 35 Some suggested the building be given back to the city and a new RFP be issued. The EDC rep said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand a lot has changed with other healthcare facilities, but this was approved for medical use, Uri won the land. We can move forward with this and tweak it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long process to do another RFP for the property. Do you want to continue to see this vacant or do we want to work with the developer we have here and bring something that could serve the community?â&#x20AC;? Kaufman was hoping for approval so that he could bring his plan to an EDC Board meeting at the end of the month. Instead, a motion was made to ask Kaufman to come back and present the plan in more detail to a broader local audience first. The motion asked for the developer and the EDC to present the plan in its entirety to the residents of Rockaway Beach within 45 days. Stay tuned for another meeting.

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Our days of the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle) are almost over, but don’t weep, there’s still much to enjoy! The boardwalk concessions and other local hots spots are still hopping with fabulous live music, theater and arts. So stick around, there’s still a lot to do on the Rock! LIVE MUSIC: Friday, September 15 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. As the weekend officially kicks off this evening and the weather balmy as ever, grab your pals and head down to the boardwalk and unwind as the Brothers present — DJ iDEATH (Andrew VanWyngarden, MGMT), DJ BABYLOVE (Gang Gang Dance) and more — spinning their infectious ‘get up and dance’ music! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, September 15 9 p.m. It’s Country Night on the Water at Bungalow Bar featuring The Swon Brothers. The Swons were so popular last year, that Bungalow brought them back! This Oklahoma country music duo are NBC’s The Voice finalists, call country music superstar, Blake Shelton their friend and mentor, and have opened for Carrie Underwood. Join the Brothers as they dole out their signature blend of contemporary country music with a classic rock edge. Get tickets at NYCOUNTRYSWAG.COM/EVENTS 377 Beach 92nd Street

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Saturday, September 16 10 a.m. Yes, it’s Saturday, but no time to laze in bed. Grab your morning coffee and make a beeline to the boardwalk. It’s the Mermaid Brigade’s Poseidon Parade! The Parade doesn’t kick off until noon, but Rockaway’s own The BEasy Band and Gun Nevirs aka Professor Squid heats up the boardwalk with their folksy jazz solid rhythms, floating leads and unforgettable melodies. Beach 106th Concession Saturday, September 16 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Poseidon Parade may be over, but we’re sure you’ll see Rockaway’s mermaids and mermen still partying it up at Caracas with Lex Grey and the Pioneers. Lex and The Pioneers bring on the Rock, Blues and Original music as only they can! Beach 106th Concession Saturday, September 16 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rockaway-based classic rock outfit, Solshyne, belts out your favorite 60s and 70s rock and roll by The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Creedence, CSNY, Clapton, The Band and more! Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Sunday, September 17 10:30 a.m. As desperate fans all-over Ireland are willing to pay hundreds of euros to get their hands on tickets for this weekend’s GAA All-Ireland Dublin versus Mayo football final, get your front row seats at Roger’s! As you sit, perched on a bar stool with your favorite pint facing a glorious flat screen TV, get into the action as the drama unfolds. 203 Beach 116th Street

Friday, September 15 9 p.m. Get ready for a full-fledged Sunday, September 17 blues explosion with original 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. American roll n’ roll and blues Ska and reggae take over Low band, Breakaway at Thai Rock. This NY Blues Hall of Fame in- Tide Bar with Ska Boom. Vibe out ductee delivers straight blues — with a drink near the beach to no chaser and have even opened close out the weekend. Beach 97th Concession for The Doobie Brothers and Chicago. If unprettified, in yo’ face Sunday, September 17 blues is your cup of tea, head 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. down to Thai Rock. Forget the Monday blues. End 375 Beach 92nd Street

your weekend with another round of live music on the boardwalk featuring some surprise guests. With the ocean in the backdrop and great music floating in the air, what better way to revitalize your soul as you prepare for the week ahead? Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Sunday, September 17 9:30 p.m. Be mesmerized as piano man/ singer-songwriter and inductee of NY’s legendary Songwriters Circle, Mike Tedesco, takes the stage at Thai Rock. Tedesco’s vast artistic range of both original music and magical renditions from Billy Joel, The Beatles, Elton John, Paul Simon, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and many more will transfix all your senses. 375 Beach 92nd Street Mondays 8 p.m. Looking to unleash your acoustic musical artistry and test out some old and new material to a beckoning audience? Then bolt to The Hills for open mic night at The Kerry Hills Irish Pub. Even if you are just a music lover curious about Rockaway’s local fertile music scene, while indulging in a good pint and fabulous pub grub, The Hills is the place to be on Monday nights. 115-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Thursdays 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rockaway Brewing Company’s Open Mic Night features an eclectic array of musicians and vocalists who take the stage to share their live music. Of course, guitarist extraordinaire, Jammin' Jon, and Irish crooner, John Baxter are local favorites, but don’t be afraid to take the mike and share your musical talents! 415 Beach 72nd Street

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Beautiful Encounters Issue No. 2 Magazine Release Party at the Rockaway Artists Alliance. BE is dedicated to Jo’s life experiences as a Christian, wife, friend and new mom. sTudio 7 Gallery Fort Tilden Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rockaway Artist Alliance Oils & Acrylics Painting Class with instructor, Joseph Perez (www.seapainter.net). Students bring their own supplies. Pay-As-You-Go. $20 RAA Member / $30 Non-member sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden RAA offers a wide variety of art classes, including Oils & Acrylics Painting and Screen Printing. To receive weekly updates on series of classes and one-time workshops, email: j.dalid@raanyc.org and or call 718-474-0861 Sunday, September 17 12 p.m. The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents its opening reception for Salon Show 2017. This non-juried exhibition features artists showcasing a variety of themes and mediums, including but not limited to painting, watercolor, photography, print, poetry and literature and sculpture. (Salon Show 2017 runs from September 16 to October 7). For further info., call 718-474-0861 or email: info@ raanyc.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rockaway has its own theater company!) Tickets for Rockaway Theatre Company’s grand production of The Elephant Man are now up for sale. Tickets sell quickly, so seize the chance to get your hands on some! The Elephant Man will be showing September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24. See why NYC theater critics are declaring this theatrical production a must-see for all. Visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

OTHER ART NEWS Saturday, September 16 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get ready to mingle, sip on Got info. on live music and art some fine wine and celebrate with Beautiful Encounters exhibitions coming up in Rocka(BE) founder and blogger Jo way and Broad Channel? Send it Morrison as she celebrates her to kami@rockawaytimes.com

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In a 9” skillet (cast iron is best), combine the garlic, olive oil and butter and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic is very fragrant and Garlic Shrimp With just starts to brown, about 8-10 minutes. Slight Kick and Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook over moderately low Crusty Bread heat, stirring occasionally, until barely pink, about five minBy Sharon Feldman utes. Stir in the parsley, sherA take on Food & Wine’s ry, lemon zest and a generous pinch of salt. Remove from the recipe. heat and let stand three to five Serves: 4 minutes. Serve in the skillet. Ingredients: 1-1/2 pounds shelled and de- Dunk the crusty bread and enjoy! veined shrimp Kosher salt ¼ cup thin-sliced garlic (add more if you love garlic) 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup minced parsley 2 tablespoons sherry 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest Crusty Bread Directions: In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with one teaspoon of salt and let stand for 10 minutes.


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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 we’ll do our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

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CB 14 members questioned Brown about Katz’s approval to relocate the Beach 116th Fire House to the old HSBC bank, despite the Board’s disapproval and recommendation that the old Long Island Power Authority lot at Beach 112th Street was a better option. Gaska said, “This is not something Dan could answer, present your questions to Melinda herself.” Board member Dan Mundy, Sr. then brought up a plausible point. “Wherever the fire house is re-located, the emphasis should be on resiliency measures. With Hurricane Sandy, our local fire houses had to make the difficult decision of relocating some of their vehicles and emergency equipment out of the area to higher ground to prevent all of them from being destroyed by the storm. Now, we see the same situation in Florida and Texas. We shouldn’t put that burden on the FDNY or other entities that are our go to for emergency and relief help during and after a hurricane. We need them fully resilient here — before, during and after a disaster such as a hurricane. Brown said that he would bring this up to the Borough President, and CB 14 unanimously passed a notion that they would establish an ad hoc committee to address the resiliency measures of the new fire house and present their recommendations to the Office of Emergency Management. Mundy, Sr. agreed that he would be an active part of it. A Department of Sanitation (DSNY) representative presented the Department’s Organics Curbside Collection community volunteer program to the board. “Starting this October, we are encouraging everyone in one- to nine-unit households to enroll in the program, where the DSNY will deliver indoor kitchen containers and outdoor brown bins for the collection of food scraps (fruit, vegetables, meat, bones, dairy, prepared food); food-soiled paper (napkins, tea bags, plates, coffee filters); and leaf and yard waste (plants, trimmings, twigs, grass). Not only does separat-

The Rockaway Times ing your food scraps and yard waste do a great service to the environment, but it also reduces the number of rodents such as raccoons, possums and other pests attacking your garbage. This program is also available to buildings, where more than nine residents occupy. We already have started enrolling folks in Queens, so get your enrollment card now,” the DSNY rep advised. For further information, visit: nyc.gov/organics or call 311. In the public speaking session open to all attendees, Joe “The Ferry Guy” Hartigan expressed his concerns about maintaining the ferry’s ridership through the fall and winter months so that it is not taken away, and offered suggestions to take advantage of hot spots in Manhattan that could possibly guide folks to Rockaway and vice versa. Mike Honan spoke about the privately-owned ambulances speeding through local streets, and inquired about the requirements for the first responders versus secondary responders. Then he brought up quite an unpopular, but well-known dispute. “Why is it that during the summer months, seven days a week in the 35-block area of Neponsit and Belle Harbor, folks aren’t allowed to publicly park on the streets? This affects not just residents, but neighboring residents and out-of-towners looking to visit and shop.” The answer, “The neighborhood doesn’t want it.” Local youth advocate, Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet, stepped up to the plate by bemoaning the sinkholes and broken-up sidewalks in the Beach 60s and 70s areas, some attribute to Hurricane Sandy. CB 14 District Johnathan Gaska said that the Board will look into it. Then Williams-Maisonet commented on the layout of the room, “Are we together or divided? Looks like a room of Democrats versus Republicans.” Gaska guffawed, “This is the first time in my 25-year tenure, I ever heard a complaint about the layout of the tables in the room. Thanks Jeffrey.” Finally, Board members unanimously voted in favor of adding awnings to the Beach 73rd and 74th areas on the boardwalk, where there is a playground.


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The Allen Family would like to thank all who were a part of The 13th Annual Richie Allen Memorial Surf Classic. Amazing things happen when the community comes together, and to celebrate Richie’s life on the beach that he loved is a true gift. Special thanks to Steve and Christian Stathis and the Boarders crew, Jimmy Dowd and the St. James crew, Jeff Anthony, Siobhan Mullen, Mikey Wienstein, Etan Fraiman, Fernando Pires, Rockaway Wish, the DeMatteis Family, and the countless others who helped make this day great. Looking forward to seeing you all next year!

Richie Allen Memorial Surf Classic Results Boys 10 & Under 1st 2nd 3rd

Nicholas Donovan Owen Conti Joe Butler

4th 5th 6th

Girls 12 & Under Nicholas Varella Dylan Tuohey Finbar McGuinness

1st 2nd 3rd

Kathaleen Conti Josie Anaya Brigit Butler

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Emma Flohr Maya Pollack Sarah Doda

Honorable Mention: Nicholas Donovan, Quinn Breslin, Richie Aiken,

Honorable Mention: Julia Courtney, Zoe Kai Monte, Ariel Elbaz and

James Nickturn, Sean Green, Tommy Martin and Matthew McDonnell

Jacqueline Doda

Boys 11-13 1st 2nd 3rd

Aaron Gershkovich Giancarlo Acosta James Martin

Girls 13-16 4th 5th 6th

Jack Deboer Matt Murray Shimon Elbaz

Honorable Mention: Kai Lindeman, Matt Bambury, Sean Welsame, Michael Duffy,

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Symcha Sachs Kailani Mergen Reilly Nichtern

4th 5th 6th

Rosalyn Lin Cece Agolia Molly Green

Honorable Mention: Corinne Connelly and Kailey Aiken

Sammy Pollack, Matty Martin, Brendan Mulvihill, James Endell and Parker Karinsky

Boys 14-16 1st 2nd 3rd

Sandon Karinsky Pat Murphy Timmy McGuinness

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Honorable Mention: Kieran Howard and Dan Monte

Boogie Boarders Honorable Mention: Charley Mae Heeran, Adison Heeran, Hayden Martin, Caryn Martin, Caroline Hayden, Jackie Anaya, Maggie Butler, Francis Riches, Ellie Riches, Tes Riches, Maieve Murphy, Mara Brady, Timmy Flohr, Frankie Flohr, Jack O’Grady and Tommy Aiken

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Pipeline Co. Announces Final Grant Winners Williams, the company behind the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project, aka the Rockaway Pipeline, has announced its Rockaway Community Grant Program winners for the fall 2017. Twenty-five organizations in and around the Rockaway area have been awarded more than $80,000 in funding. Williams provides natural gas to the New York City area through its Transco pipeline, a 10,200-mile pipeline system, which transports natural gas to markets throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States. The Rockaway Lateral Project went into service in 2015. The Rockaway Community Grant program was designed to benefit the environment and local communities in which Williams operates its Transco natural gas pipeline near Rockaway, N.Y. The company has awarded nearly $900,000 since the grant program was first initiated in 2014. Grants were awarded to organizations promoting initia-

tives that support environmental enhancement, education, economic development, emergency services, youth and senior programs. The highest amount awarded to any group was $5,800 and the lowest was $1,000. Several Brooklyn-based organizations were awarded grants, but many local groups also benefitted. The local grant winners include $5,000.00 to the PFC. John G. McLaughlin Post 8540 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Breezy Point, NY, for Hope 4 Heroes; $5,000.00 to the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Far Rockaway, NY, for the Beach 20th Street Plaza Youth Connect Initiative; $5,000.00 to the Swim Strong Foundation, East Elmhurst, NY, for Swim Strong @ Rockaway: Water Safety and Job Readiness for Youth; $5,000.00 to the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League, Rockaway Park, NY, for the Community Adult Volleyball League; $3,700.00 to the Natural Areas Conservan-

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cy, New York, NY, for Rockaway Beach Clean Up; $3,500.00 to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Far Rockaway, NY, for Stewardship Saturdays; $3,000.00 to 14 Sculptors Inc., Rockaway Park, NY, for On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture; $3,000.00 to the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, New York City, NY, for Small Business Enhancement; $3,000.00 to the Resurf Project, Long Beach, NY, for Resurf's "Rockaway Youth on Board" Project; $3,000.00 to the Rockaway Youth Task Force, Inc., Far Rockaway, NY, for the Urban Farm Improvement Project; $2,000.00 to the Rockaway Little League, Belle Harbor, NY, for Decking Project; $2,000.00 to the Rockaway Rockies, Belle Harbor, NY, for the Youth Hockey Program; $2,000.00 to the Rockaway Rugby Club, Rockaway Park, NY, for Rugby Field Renovation; $2,000.00 to the Rockaway Rugby Club, Rockaway Park, NY, for Youth Rugby Development/Safety;

$1,000.00 to the CVH: Center for Veterans Health, Arverne, NY, for Rockaway Veterans Health Outreach Project; $1,000.00 to the Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Arverne, NY, for Health & Wellbeing for Rockaway Seniors, and $1,000.00 to PS/MS 114 Q, Rockaway Park, NY, in support of the Belle Harbor School After-School Drama Program. Some other groups to be awarded include the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. The full list of grant winners is available at co.williams.com/communitystakeholder-relations/rockaway-community-grant-program/ This was the last round of funding available through the Rockaway Community Grant Program. Since the program started in 2014, Williams awarded more than $800,000 to community groups.

Pheffer Amato Honors Former RPFD Chief Arthur Lighthall

On Saturday, September 9, at the Rockaway Point Fire Department, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato presented Volunteer Firefighter Arthur Lighthall, who has twice served as Chief of the RPFD, once as President of the Breezy Point Cooperative and several times as President of the New York City Firefighters’ Association, with a proclamation honoring his 50 years of service to the community as a volunteer firefighter. “I honestly can’t imagine someone who deserves to be

honored more,” Pheffer Amato said in a press release. “Arthur isn’t just a guy who volunteers – he’s passionate about volunteering, and he inspires others in his community to do the same. He almost single-handedly led the reconstruction of this community after Sandy. Folks who watched how much he gave of himself elected and re-elected Arthur to lead the volunteers, both in Rockaway Point and citywide. When you’re elected twice, in two places, you know you did something right. We’ve always been appreciative of his service, and I’ve loved working with him as a partner. Arthur, my friend, here’s to fifty years of never stopping. Thanks for sharing your passion for community with all of us. I look forward to coming back for your 100th!”

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Local Leads Team to Major Victories Star Village. Out of 85 games over the spring and summer, the Oil City Bandits won 73, lost nine and tied in three. The team consisted of locals Robbie Agoglia and Ryan Urciuoli, plus Joe Andriano, Ryan Degnan, Vinny Famighetti, Emmanuel Hernandez, Joe Lazzazzaro, Connor Roche, Vinny Roman, Frankie Sebastiano, Ryan Weiss and Chris Zavalla. Jamie’s father Raymond Agoglia, 86, of Neponsit, and Jamie’s uncle, Frankie Agoglia, 94, attended most of

the games, to show support for Jamie and the kids throughout the season. They could not be more proud of their accomplishments. Way to go Jamie and the Oil City Bandits!

Jamie, Frank, Robbie and Raymond Agoglia.

Congratulations are in order for Jamie Agoglia of Neponsit, who led a successful spring and summer season as coach of the Oil City Bandits 12U baseball team, based in Oceanside. Agoglia led his team to win six championships in various tournaments over the spring and summer. The team was named champion in the Hot Stove Spring League, the Ma-

plezone Tournament in Philadelphia, the Ripken Tournament in Maryland, the Motus Invitational in Long Island, the NY Super Regional on Randalls Island, the Tag’em Tournament and runners up in the Super East Tournament in Hartford, CT, Baseball Heaven and Diamond Nation Tournaments and they placed fifth out of 48 teams in the Cooperstown All

Richie Allen Remembered

The 13th Annual Richie Allen Memorial Surf Classic was another success. Dozens of kids showed off their skills on surfboards and boogie boards as they paid tribute to Richie Allen, a local firefighter who died on September 11, 2001. A memorial paddle out was also held in his honor. Amanda Agoglia sent us this shot of Christian and CeCe Agoglia, who were among the many finalists. For the full list, see Page 41. Lillian Agosto caught this snap of the fireboat during the paddle out.

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St. Camillus / St. Virgilius Basketball Registration Registration for the St. Camillus / St. Virgilius Community Basketball programs will take place in the St. Camillus gym (Springman Hall) on Tuesday, September 19 and on Thursday, September 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a final registration held on Wednesday, September 27 also from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. However, please register your child as soon as possible since some programs may reach their limit, and your child may not be able to enroll. All games are played at St. Camillus. Anyone from Kindergarten to the 8th grade is eligible to play. The Mini program (Kindergarten to

the 2nd grade) play Saturday mornings; the Boys’ program (3rd to the 8th grade) play on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights; and the Girls’ program (3rd to the 8th grade) play on Wednesday nights. All players signing up for the Senior basketball programs (6th to the 8th grade) must bring a birth certificate to registration. The registration fee will be $75 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. As always, volunteers are needed to help make the program a success. If you are interested in volunteering as a Coach, or as a Program Director, please come to registration and let them know.


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