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Steve Belson Swim & Music Fest is Saturday This weekend, Steve Belson, a longtime lifeguard and firefighter, who lost his life on 9/11, will be remembered. The 16th Annual Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Swim and Music Festival is Saturday, August 5. Belson was a lifeguard for 10 years, a son, a brother, a friend, and a firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice while trying to save lives in the World Trade Center. On Saturday, on Beach 92nd Street, at what is now called Bell’s Beach, all are welcome to join in an ocean swim in his honor. There will be a one-mile competitive swim at 8 a.m. and a half-mile leisure swim at 10 a.m. There will also be a ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Steve Belson Memorial Scholarship.

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To pay homage to Belson’s days as a lifeguard, a few lifeguards who work in Rockaway are awarded a $1,000 scholarship towards college. The lifeguards are chosen through an application process. How many awards are given, depends on how much money is raised at the after party. Each year, on the evening of the event, a music festival is held where people pay a small fee for admission, which goes toward the scholarships for the next year. This year, the after party is at Bungalow Bar. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be live music by Squid and Bill Kirchen, plus special guests. For more information about the event, contact Sean Keller 347-410-4126 or kellamazoo@ aol.com

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***** Cuisine by Claudette, the popular catering and dining spot on Beach 116th Street has had a presence at Riis Park the last couple of summers. Their presence just got more prominent as they have taken over the spot vacated by Slice O’ Whit at Bay 9. As for Whit’s next stop, we haven’t heard but our ears are straining. ***** It’s already been five years since the City put out an RFP seeking ideas for the Rockaway Courthouse on Beach 91st and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. In 2013, a group headed by Uri Kaufman got the historic building for $50,000. The plan was to pour some $10 million into the place and turn it into a medical center. The plan fell apart and the developer considered other uses but so far,

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 nothing. Rockaway no longer needs such a medical center (a brand new state of the art building is going up at Beach 105th Street). With Rockaway enjoying new found status, we bet lots of great proposals would be submitted if a new RFP was issued. ***** A couple of weeks ago, Lisa Colangelo (formerly of the Daily News), now with amNewYork reported that a survey by the Citizens Budget Commission revealed that people who live in Community Board 14 (that’s you Rockaway!) are some of the most dissatisfied, least happy people in the City. Funny, we’ve never heard anyone, ever, complain about anything in Rockaway. ***** The Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) has a fun event planned for Friday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at 17th Road Park. They’re planning the First Annual 100th Precinct Cops Vs. Kids Basketball Game. The Shamrocks from the Summer Youth Basketball League will

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challenge New York’s Finest. There will also be a Crime Prevention officer on hand so you can register your bike if you like. ***** Speaking of Broad Channel and basketball, BC legend Martin Feeney tells us the BCAC Shamrock Summer Shootout has 370 players among 36 teams ages 4 through 14. Wow! Our fault for not knowing about this pretty big deal! ***** The 16th Annual Steve Belson Ocean Swim and Music Festival is Saturday, August 5. The event helps fund scholarships for lifeguards attending college. The swimming takes place at — where else? — Bells Beach at Beach 92nd Street. Races are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The music and good times are at Bungalow Bar starting at 7 p.m. ***** The ferry is an art, not a science, apparently. We asked NYCFerry if there is an actual policy about picking people up at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on busy times (when the boat could easily fill up at

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No Holding Back The Tides ABTS DEVELOPERS BREAK GROUND FOR LUXURY RENTALS lifestyle destination that will perfectly complement the existing community.” Located 13 miles from Manhattan, The Tides will offer a convenient commute via the A train, which stops at the nearby Beach 67th Street subway station, and the recently launched NYC Ferry service that runs between The Rockaways and Wall Street, Pier 11. Building 1 should be completed spring 2018. Interested parties can sign up to join The Tides priority list at tidesnyc.com to receive first access to construction updates and availability or stop by the newly-opened Tides Leasing Office at the corner of Beach 67th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Individuals that sign up for pre-lease reservations will be entitled to a complimen-

The Arverne By The Sea (ABTS) developers announced that they recently broke ground on Phase I of The Tides, the latest development along the ocean in the Beach 60’s. Designed by Urbahn Architects, The Tides, a 214unit market-rate rental community, will consist of two mid-rise buildings offering a mix of commercial-retail and parking on the ground floor, and luxury apartments on the upper levels. According to ABTS officials, units ranging from studios to three bedrooms will feature contemporary upscale finishes including wood floors, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, glass backsplashes and stainless steel appliances in the kitchens. Many of the apartments will offer balconies and direct ocean views. The first building of Phase I is already 25 percent completed and will feature 126 units with ground floor retail space.

tary two-year family membership to the Rockaway YMCA upon move-in. The award-winning Arverne By The Sea development has transformed the face of the Rockaways over the past decade. The pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods feature community parks, shopping, restaurants, surf beaches and walkable access to public transportation. At its completion, Arverne By The Sea will have developed approximately 2,300 housing units, over 125,000 square feet of retail space including a 55,000 square foot Super Stop & Shop supermarket, and a 45,000 square foot YMCA which has multiple swimming pools and water features. A new charter school is expected to break ground in the winter of 2017.

A residential lobby with concierge services will be located in Building 2, along with a clubhouse, which will include a state-of-the-art athletic center overlooking the ocean. Tenants will have exclusive access to a 20’x40’ rooftop swimming pool and lounge overlooking the ocean, a game room with a wet bar and entertainment area for group activities, as well as a smaller lounge for individual tenant events. A dining room with catering kitchen will extend to an exterior dining area with tables and bar seating, and there will be a recreational area for children to play. The buildings will have storage facilities to accommodate beach and surfing needs, as well as bicycle storage. ABTS executive, Gerard Romski said, “Our vision was to create an urban oasis fitting for every lifestyle. Wall Street by day - surfing or art galleries at night. The Tides will be the ultimate

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116th Eyesores Still Sore OWNER SAYS NEGOTIATIONS UNDERWAY By Kevin Boyle

Is it déjà vu all over again or might something actually happen with the former Sand Bar and string of vacant stores that run from the new boardwalk down Beach 116th Street? Local resident Esther Konig, one of the principals of Seawave Realty, the group that has owned the property and the next-door Park Inn Nursing Home since 1978, says they “are in serious negotiations with interested developers.” In August 2016 Konig came before a group of merchants and residents and told the crowd that that she “wants to see good things happen” at the site and would have an answer about its development within “three months.” When the three months lapsed, Konig told The Rockaway Times,

“Things are taking longer than I expected. When there is news to tell, I will let you know. Patience, patience. Good things come to those who wait.”

Waiting is wearing a little thin on residents and nearby storeowners who see the dilapidated stores – vacant since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 – as a

drag on the street’s economy and atmosphere. Marc Caller, who is developing the old Beach Club property across the street, says the eyesores are “the biggest obstacle to Beach 116th Street reaching its great potential. Sadly, people in the neighborhood have known that a lot longer than I.” Konig said on Wednesday that although “serious negotiations” are underway, she “does not have a time frame at this point” as to when a sale might occur. She also said, "There are several options being discussed” and was talking with more than one developer but is “bound by confidentiality agreements” preventing her from providing more details. She also added that she is open to hearing from new Continued on page 9

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116TH EYESORES Continued from Page 8 interested parties. At last year’s public appearance and in 2015, in a phone interview with NY1 cable news, Konig said the future of the Sand Bar and adjacent stores was tied in with the future of the Park Inn Nursing Home. The adult care business leases space in the Park Inn building. That lease was soon up for renewal, Konig said, and its status would affect other business decisions including the future of the Sand Bar. According to Konig, the lease negotiations are still ongoing and are bound by a confidentiality agreement as well. Presumably, such negotiations will still have an impact upon what happens with the Sand Bar. Of the Sand Bar and vacant stores, Konig has said, “We want it to be something beautiful to attract people from the neighborhood and people from beyond. I understand the complexities of the neigh-

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 borhood, and I really care about the neighborhood." Her stated care is not necessarily shared by partners in Seawave Realty. Any decision on the transfer of the property is subject to a consensus of partners most of whom reside outside the area. Looming right next to the string of vacant stores is the decaying Park Theater owned by Michael Konig. That building, save for a brief time in the 1990’s, has been vacant for more than thirty years. In August, 2014 there were reports that Konig was set to renovate the building as an Urgent Care center. He hired a project manager and architects to get the project started. Those plans were seemingly halted when news broke that a medical center was being built at Beach 105th Street. On Tuesday, Konig said plans were being worked on for a new project but offered no more specifics. He said development of the property was expected to start in “spring of 2018.”

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Night Out Against Crime was a fun time on both ends of the peninsula. The community came out to the 100th Precinct’s event on Beach 94th and the 101st Precinct’s event at O’Donohue Park for a night of activity and bonding between community members and the precincts. The 100th Precinct event featured bouncy houses, obstacle courses, demonstrations by CROM, food, music and more. At the 101st Pre-

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A Jane Doe was found in Jamaica Bay this week. On Monday, July 31, at around 11:20 a.m., the United States Park Police (USPP) Marine Unit was doing their routine patrol when the officers spotted a body floating in the water in the middle of the channel near the Cross Bay Bridge, according to USPP spokesperson, Sergeant David Somma. The Marine Unit officers, Thomas Blaney, Timothy Cosgro and Christopher Pickel, retrieved the body and brought it back to the Marine Unit office at Riis Landing near the Marine Parkway Bridge, where they were met by the 100 Precinct Detective Squad and representatives from the Medical Examiner’s Office. The officers who responded

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Glamping Coming to Fort Tilden By Katie McFadden

Glamping is coming to New York City, with a pilot program right in Fort Tilden this month. With glamping being a new thing for the city, some may not be familiar with the term meaning “glamorous camping.” Turn in your tent pitching skills and unrolling a sleeping bag for rolling into a fully-made queen-size bed in a 12’ x 14’ tent. And don’t worry about mucking it or making nature’s call in the woods. Hot showers and bathrooms are included. Add in side tables, decorative rugs, mirrors, seating and a lounge, and it’ll just be like staying in a hotel, except you’re outdoors and there’s no TV or WiFi. However, there will be s’mores. It’ll all be happening in Fort Tilden starting August 11 with Terra Glamping’s luxury camping pop-up, in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS). Earlier this year, NPS put out a Request for Proposals for an overnight camping pilot. “It wasn’t specifically for glamping, but Terra Glamping had the best proposal to match our requirements,” NPS spokesperson, Daphne Yun said. NPS began camping programs in Gateway National Recreation Area in 2012. “We have camping sites at Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Wadsworth and Sandy Hook, but it’s more traditional camping. We’ve been wanting to expand camping in a lot of different ways, so people who aren’t necessarily comfortable camping in a tent can try it out. We have programs that teach people how to camp and wanted more programs where people didn’t have to really bring anything. Terra Glamping was chosen based on their compatibility for proposed use,” Yun said. Glamping may be a new concept for New York, but Terra Glamping isn’t new. CEO Rebecca Martin and COO Da-

vid Levine started offering glamping around the country, but decided to focus on more permanent campsites in 2015, when they formed Terra Glamping. Their first site was at Woodstock, NY until they set up a permanent camping site in Sonoma County, California. After being awarded the pilot from NPS, Terra Glamping is ready to give New York another taste of upscale camping. “We’re incredibly excited. Fort Tilden is an amazing location. The site is a 90 second walk to the beach and people will be able to hear the roar of the ocean at night from their tents. I don’t think people think of glamping when they think of New York City, but now they can,” Martin said. Tents start at $200 a night, with higher prices on weekends. Guests will have access to a two-person tent with a queen bed, plus a continental breakfast in the morning, a nightly campfire with s’mores, a grilling area, plus towels, robes and toiletries in the bathroom facility. There will only be five tents at the site and the pilot program only runs until September 24. Martin says tents have already started to be booked. For more information, head to www.terraglampingevents. com/fort-tilden. “We hope this will be a way to introduce Gateway to people. We have this incredible National Park in the backyard of New York City, but there’s so many people in New York that don’t know it exists. We want different groups of people to have a chance to see what we offer and expand camping at Gateway as a whole,” Yun said.

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Talent Shines at The Rockaway Times Sandcastle Contest By Katie McFadden

Give them sand, and they will build. And they sure did. From mermaids to whales to

monsters and even a fidget spinner and skeeball, Rockaway showed that they know how to master the sand. The 2nd Annual Rockaway Times

Sandcastle Contest was a huge hit. The 2nd Annual event was even bigger and better than last year. More than 40 groups came

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ROCKAWAY TIMES SANDCASTLE Continued from Page 14 en medals for the efforts as well as sunglasses from The Rockaway Times, plus water and lemonade to keep them hydrated, courtesy of Stop and Shop. But only the top three in three different age categories took home trophies and prizes. The Rockaway Times provided sandcastle trophies to the winners, but this year, with the help of local businesses, they went home with something more. A huge thanks is in order for Lana’s Loft, Uncle Louie G’s of Rockaway Beach, The Fat Cardinal Bakery and Carvel of Beach 116th Street for donating gift certificates and to Life Eclectic Apparel for donating a gift

pack of a t-shirt, a blanket and a tote bag, and American Princess Cruises for donating passes for their amazing Whale Watching Adventure cruise. The extra incentives served as great motivation for participants to do their best work, and they sure did. Participants had two hours to create their masterpieces before judges had the tough decision of picking the best ones. Casey Brouder, founder of Poseidon’s Parade, Alex Zablocki, Executive Director of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Sophia Skeans, Vice President of the Rockaway Artists Alliance Board, were giv-

en the task of judging and with so many impressive pieces, it wasn’t easy. In the 8 and Under category, Tim and Tommy Nichtern, and Connor and Owen Hayden, made an interactive skeeball game out of the sand, which viewers could actually play, earning them first place. Zain and Rayaan Qureshi’s turtle earned them second and Bella and Beldon Mai’s beetle took third place. There was some tough competition in the 9 to 15 age category with 16 different groups in the running. However Trevor Benjamin, Jason and Xiceate Calvache, Sylvia Mastros and Diana Rivera paid homage to the popular new toy, the fidget spinner, earning them first place. Rockaway mermaids Lauren Ueira, Tessa and Finnian Sullivan, and Elizabeth Werther made a mermaid of their own, which took second place. Madison and Andrew Shamloo and Danny Fleming’s starfish earned them third. The adult category, 16 and up, was also a tough one to judge with so

Page 15 many great pieces. Taner Seyt and Emil Seitmouratov took inspiration from the humpback whale that washed up on the beach back in April and recreated it, making them this year’s first place winners in the adult category. Christine McFarlane, with the help of Clover, Saige and Harmony, created a beautiful, detailed mermaid, which took home second place. Last but not least, Jessica McMilleon’s octopus earned her third place in the adult category. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this a great event! All of the participants put in hard work. Special thanks also goes out to Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office for donating the funding for buckets and shovels, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato for coming out to show her support, the Rockaway Business Alliance and most importantly, Portia Dyrenforth, Rockaway Administrator for the Department of Parks and Recreation, and all of the Parks Staff that helped make this event possible. Can’t wait until next year!

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FERRY GUY FUMES Dear Editor: (This letter was sent to the NYCEDC): Since its launch, the 2017 Rockaway ferry has been a huge success as far as ridership numbers (even more than I expected) but that is clearly still no excuse for leaving commuters at the dock in Rockaway or Manhattan. The ridership of the Rockaway ferry to Manhattan during off commuting times and on the weekends during the summer has been a great bonus to the city's tourist econ-

omy. Furthermore, the Rockaway ferry has attracted riders from Southern Queens, Brooklyn and parts of Nassau County. Great ridership numbers on the ferry does not make up for poor planning when at meeting after meeting, residents throughout the city said the boats are too small for the commuters traveling to and from work. The facts below should have been taken into consideration when planning the ferry and choosing the operator: Seastreak used the same size ferry boat as the Citywide Ferry for the Rockaway route after Hurricane Sandy (149 passengers), and after two months of use, it was determined that the ferry was too small for the commuter runs. Seastreak then used a 250-passenger ferry and no one was left at the dock in Manhattan, Rockaway or the BAT Pier. After the storm, the morning ferry route was 5:40-6:30 a.m. and 7:40-8:15 a.m. Since most people have to be at

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work before 9 a.m., there were only three commuter runs to Manhattan and the 149-passenger ferry was too small, so Seastreak had to use the 250-passenger ferry. When the Seastreak ferry was in service, the population of Rockaway was reduced by 10-15 percent at least due to storm's dislocation. I would estimate that once the ferry service was reintroduced, three years later and the population was back to normal, the number of ferry riders should increase by 10-15 percent or on a good day putting the ridership at about 1,400 passengers per day. The best daily ridership during the summer was 1,200 passengers (after Hurricane Sandy), but there were factors that were not taken into consideration in planning the new ferry route such as the last departure to Rockaway from Manhattan in the morning during the summer was 8:35 a.m, so very few if any beachgoers went to Rockaway beach by ferry. The second summer

of ferry service, the beach replenishment took place and large sections of the beach were closed to swimmers. Beach 108th Street, closest to the ferry dock, was closed for most of July in 2014. The boardwalk was not fully restored ‘til a month before the 2017 ferry started and as a result, that has turned into an attraction for city residents. The cost of a ferry ride went from $3.50 to $2.75, a 20 percent reduction in cost and that has also increased ridership. Interconnecting the Rockaway ferry with the Citywide ferry system has also resulted in increased ridership to and from Rockaway. Rockaway is getting beachgoers traveling on the ferry from Staten Island and Jersey City, NJ and that wasn't factored in. I still cannot believe that a ferry contract was awarded from a picture of a ferry and there was no test run. The current ferry has only 118 Continued on page 37

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Downtown Far Rock Rezoning Plans Sounds Good, But What Do Locals Need? By Kami-Leigh Agard

“It took 30 years for us to finally get here,” said Councilman Donovan Richards at the City’s Council’s hearing last Thursday about the heralded, but disputed proposed down Far Rockaway Rezoning plan. The plan for downtown Far Rockaway is the second neighborhood rezoning proposed by the de Blasio administration to move through the public review process known as the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) through

ing, of which the city expects half will be rent-restricted, as well as a boost in retail space and room for community facilities. The administration has already committed at least $91 million in city investments as part of a larger plan for the area. However, though local residents, Community Board 14 and Borough President Melinda Katz both approved the Far Rockaway rezoning, there are a few reservations about open space, parking, transportation, school seats, job access, and

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which a zoning change becomes law. The proposal includes the redevelopment of downtown’s long-abandoned shopping mall and some adjacent properties through the creation of an Urban Renewal Area. That means the city would use eminent domain or negotiations to take ownership of those properties, redesign the street grid, and work with private developers to build new housing, commercial and community facilities. The proposal also includes a rezoning of that area, the nearby streets and two public sites in the area. Altogether the proposal is expected to lead to an increase of 3,123 units of hous-

the threats of displacement. Many want to ensure the plan actually benefits the area’s low-income residents. Jonathan Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14, is supportive of Richards’ work on the plan, but reiterated Community Board 14’s concerns — lower heights and a significant scale-back of the proposed density (for instance, 1,100 apartments, not 1,700, in the Urban Renewal Area), the necessity of a new school, much more parking to serve the peninsula’s car-dependent residents, and that a Department of Sanitation lot, instead of being given to a developer to Continued on page 19


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DOWNTOWN FAR ROCK Continued from Page 18 construct affordable housing, should be used as a playground, among other concerns. Local resident, Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet gave a telling testimony about what Far Rockaway youth need with this Rezoning. “Growing up to almost nothing, messed up side streets and sidewalks, a neighborhood that was very challenged and violent, and no opportunity for youth whatsoever, we need to hear and see more about this Rezoning plan,� Williams-Maisonet said. He then shared a nine-yearold’s diary entry about why he has no desire to live in the area: ‘I don’t want to own my parent’s home in this neighborhood because there’s nothing here for kids to do, no good places to eat, and no fun places for us kids.’ Williams-Maisonet ended by saying, “This is just another example of how young people feel in Far Rockaway, and why this plan is so cru-

cial to the community. There’s no point in building all these fabulous developments if we are not offering opportunities for those already living in the struggle. People do not change, when the neighborhood appears to be well, they change, when they see hope. We need a community space, more public schools, more job opportunities that could put people back on their feet and hope in the community again. So when we go outside to the city and tell people we are from Far Rockaway, we can be proud about it.� Many local residents and business owners in the area agreed that something needs to be done, but all with the aim of boosting the people already living in the area. St. John’s hospital also submitted a testimony in support of the plan. The subcommittee will likely take a final vote on the proposal on Monday, August 21 at 9:30 a.m. at 250 Broadway, the 16th floor Committee Room. That will be followed by a vote by the Land Use Committee, then a final vote by City Council.

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Honoring Your Truth “Thank you for every beautiful day of the week and the hellish days, too. Thank you for chaos, so that we may know disorganization as a friend and motivator and find peace there. Thank you for urging us to create time for sitting in it. Help us to breathe in the unknown and breathe out peace with what will come.” - Pixie Lighthorse. As we embark on a new school year, new beginnings, and the fear that comes with change s, I urge you to sit quiet-

ly and contemplate your goals and intentions in the next year. Be at ease and listen to your inner workings. They will help to guide you and make sound decisions. Silence speaks loudly. It teaches us to be true to our soul and the work we are meant to do. Often, we are so busy speaking we don’t listen to our words. Less is more. Speak less and listen more. I gifted my daughter and myself with a yoga retreat to Vermont at the end of July and it was simply magical. We were roommates for a long

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It really doesn’t get any betweekend in a beautiful retreat house and really loved each ter than summertime in Rockother’s company. My daugh- away Beach, Breezy Point, ter is very much like my sis- Roxbury, and Broad Channel. ters, easy going and fun. Not We live by the water and love too chatty and very laid back. it. Honor your truth simply by It always amazes me how being in the moment. Be presgenes work. Our interests are ent, be happy and live for tothe same and we share the day. similar values. We don’t like to gossip and just want to be in our space. We enjoy working out, practicing yoga and eating healthy. It’s really a gift and honor to vacation with my daughter. I know this moment is rare and I embrace the now. It’s really important to be happy and joyful with your days. Today as I write this column it was the most beautiful beach day in Rockaway. I woke up to a summer day with a cool breeze, sunny skies and a clean ocean. I started my Sunday teaching yoga at Ocean Bliss to a group of amazing students who rolled out the mats not knowing what I would teach. The class theme was to be grateful. Thank you for this life, When Helen isn’t leading a yoga class or this day, this moment, my chil- writing a column, she visits The Rockadren, my husband, my family. way Times and shows us how to pose.


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The Reluctant Vegan

By Lou Pastina

I am like most red-blooded American men in that I like a good steak, a hot dog, a hamburger, chicken and most meat products. I don’t like to think about how those items came to me, or what the process was, or even if any of that stuff is any good for me; if it tastes good, that’s good enough for me. Sometimes it’s just the memory of something tasting good, because not every steak is a good one. So I was in for a bit

of shock when I came home to the announcement by the mermaid that she was embarking on a three-week vegan diet and how would I like to join her! To say I felt ambushed is to put it bluntly; I mean I had never given any thought to being vegan, while my flippered mate had been considering this move in silence for quite some time. Thinking quickly on my feet, I queried whether that meant she would be preparing only vegan meals? The answer was equally swift: “duh!”

The name of the vegan diet is “Crazy, Sexy You” by Kris Carr. Since the first meal was upon us, I considered my options, and decided to try the first meal. I mean, maybe this diet would turn me into crazy, sexy me? And so I watched with trepidation as my Irish trained chef worked furiously in the kitchen, with a passion I had never seen for food before. There was much chopping, blending, and mixing. There were nuts of all kind, purees, pastes, and greens, oh yes, plenty of greens all mixed together. The first meal was very colorful, and I am a sucker for colors, and to my surprise it tasted very good. As I closed my eyes that night, I thought perhaps this might work. Well, after three weeks I can tell you that I abso-

lutely loved it. My soul mate developed cooking skills I never knew existed, and while I did not become one bit more sexy, my mind and body felt much better. I may have even lost a pound or two, but that is unconfirmed at this point. And I felt very comfortable looking at my animal friends without any latent guilt. Now I may have had some fish during this three week episode, and I might have had a hamburger that got lost and found its way into my tummy, but for the most part I stayed the course, even drinking some foul looking, but good tasting green stuff. Am I a changed man? Well, the answer there is a definite “maybe.” I still like eating hamburgers and hot dogs, and steak and sausage, but can I go with-

out that stuff for a day or two or more – it turns out the answer is yes! Is it better for you? Well again, if you listen to the experts, one of whom happens to live with me, the answer seems to be yes. Of course, you want to make sure that you’re not the healthy guy who could live to 100 but unfortunately has a house fall on you, and end everything prematurely. So if you see me on the boards drinking some salad with some quinoa on the side, know that I am still American. And if you drive by my house at night and you see me dunking an Oreo, please don’t tell the vegan community on me, I would hate to be ostracized, because despite the lack of meat, I have found that some vegans can get violent quickly! Who knew?

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AF Part 2 Last week I discussed atrial fibrillation (AF), its causes, risk factors, and the use of blood thinners to prevent strokes, the most common problem caused by AF. Today I would like to review treatment of AF. The first way to prevent the development of AF and to make the return of a normal heart rhythm, or sinus rhythm, more likely is to lessen or improve the risk factors for AF. They are hypertension, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea, alcohol abuse, and congestive heart failure. As mentioned last week, blood clots can form in the upper heart chambers, or atria, and are the cause of

strokes associated with AF. Using blood thinners to prevent clots from forming decreases the risk of stroke. There are several types of blood thinners – Coumadin (warfarin), which interferes with Vitamin K in the series of steps known as the clotting cascade which causes blood to clot, agents that poison platelets and prevent them from sticking together and forming a clot like aspirin and Plavix, and agents that act on other proteins in the clotting cascade like Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Brilinta. Treatment of AF focuses on two areas, namely rhythm and

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rate control. When initially diagnosed, a patient with AF is first placed on a medication to keep the heart rate controlled. The target heart rate is between 80 and 100. Medications like B-blockers (metoprolol), calcium channel blockers (diltiazem), and sometimes digitalis block the rapid electrical pulses from getting to the lower heart chambers, or ventricles. Once the heart rate is adequately controlled the next decision is whether or not to attempt to restore sinus rhythm. A number of factors are considered in deciding whether or not to attempt to restore normal heart rhythm and these include the patient’s age, other medical conditions, presence or absence of symptoms, and the patient’s preference. Converting AF back to sinus rhythm can be done in a number of ways. Methods include medications like sotalol and amiodarone, electrical cardioversion (using a defibrillator to administer an electrical shock to the heart while the patient is anesthetized), and catheter ablation where a catheter is threaded into the heart, which

uses radiofrequency energy to burn the source of the abnormal electrical pulses. Before attempting to convert the patient back to sinus rhythm, it is important to ensure that no clots have formed in the heart. This is done with both an echocardiogram and a trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) where a scope is passed into the esophagus to look for clots. Converting a patient with a clot in the heart back to sinus rhythm will almost always result in a stroke. Newer procedures are coming forward like surgical removal or clipping of the atrial appendage (remember the pyramidal shape of the atrium), which will prevent clots from forming, thereby removing the need for blood thinners. New medications and procedures for treating AF are appearing frequently and although the number of people with AF is expected to at least triple the present number, hopefully treatment for these individuals will greatly improve. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com

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2 bedroom, Stone tiled bath with jacuzzi tub, central air, extra living space in basement can renovated to your TED EPbe ACC FFER Oand liking. New washer dryer, brick carport, beautiful deck, back yard with Hot Tub, water views, garage and two car parking spots ..................................... $620K

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EXCEPTIONAL APARTMENT AVAILABLE This magniďŹ cent 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated is in the heart of Belle Harbor. A spacious open concept, kitchen, living room offers dishwasher, central air, Washer & Dryer, terrace and own parking space for one car.

$2800 + utilities. Call Peggy 347 525-7176

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Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson • Nia Casilla Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington • Ariana David • Colleen Brady • Jenny Dantone

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TWO OPEN HOUSES 164 BEACH 139TH STREET Sunday August 6thth12-2PM Wednesday August 9 6-7:30PM

This spacious 3BR, 2 bath brick home is located on a GORGEOUS beach block and has a LR/DR combo, eat in kitchen and full finished basement. Enjoy the fresh sea air from this ocean view front porch, a long private driveway and outdoor shower. Present All Offers! $1,195,000

NEPONSIT OCEANFRONT Enormous 155’ x 100’ Property An extraordinary oppor tunity. Renovate the 4200 sq.ft home or subdivide and create your own masterpiece or two! $3,825,000

BELLE HARBOR 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

ROCKAWAY PARK 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

NEW TO MARKET Legal 2 Family Lovely 2 family home with bonus guest suite for family quests. Updated kitchens, appliances, tile floor, windows, electric and furnace. $499,000

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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

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

A splendid 8BR Belle Harbor residence positioned on an expansive corner property favored by glorious light from a southern exposure. Separate quarters afford a nanny/ In Law Suite. Move in condition! $1,550,000

BELLE HARBOR 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

ROCKAWAY PARK 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 52’x100’ PRICE REDUCED Classic Rockaway 3 BR, 2 bath. Huge front yard, private parking, low taxes and close to all. Come and get this amazing buy. $599,000

ROCKAWAY BEACH 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. $399,000

BELLE HARBOR 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

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Rockaway Park BEACHD BLOCK renovated family O L has 52 BR’ S home s, 3 T baths, terrace with S J U stunning ocean views and private parking. Won’t last! $699,000

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

ROCKAWAY BEACH Turn Key! Fully renovated open L Dwith 3BR’s one layout O Sbeing the master suite, S T 2.5 baths, HW floors, U all new mechanicals J and a long private drive. $429,000

ARVERNE BY THE SEA Oceanfront Home 35’x100’ lot Fabulous single family 5BR, 4 bath oceanfront home with amazing ocean views. Present all Offers! $1,350,000

BELLE HARBOR Priced To Sell! T AC high Featuring R ceilings, HW floors, N T baths, updated new O Croof, back deck and a R E above ground pool. D Call today for private UN showing. $699,000

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! 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

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

ROCKAWAY BEACH Handy Man Special Move D to one of the L blocks in all HOTTEST O Sof Rockaway Beach. S T 20x100 lot with private U driveway. Close to all J the trendy spots, call today! $275,000

BAYSWATER Rare Find 1/3 Acre Comfy 3BR, 2 bath, sits back from street in a beautiful residential neighborhood. Extremely low taxes. $499,000

LUXURY OCEANFRONT Penthouse Condominium 2BR, D 2 bath condo L private covered with O Sterrace, HW floors, counters, S T granite U SS applicances and J private indoor parking. $635,000

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B R O O K LY N M E M B E R

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Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson • Nia Casilla Lic. RE Agents: Melissa Carrington • Ariana David • Colleen Brady • Jenny Dantone

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OPEN HOUSE - 1ST SHOWING

187 BEACH 100TH STREET, APARTMENT 5B Saturday August 5th 12-2PM This spacious and quiet corner unit features 2BR's 2 baths and is move in ready. Open floor plan is optimal for entertaining with a LR, DR combo, many windows and a modern kitchen. Includes washer/dryer, terrace with ocean views and one deeded parking spot in a gated lot. Come Take a Peek! $489,000

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BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Belle Harbor CT Brand NewAConstruction. R OceanTViews from EVERY N 3/4 BR, Radiant room, COHeat, Central Air, Security R Camera System, Sub DE Zero/Wolf Appliances. N U $3,2000,000

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Newly 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

Renovated in 2013, this 2BR bungalow is a great starter home. Enjoy the bay breezes from your front and back deck. Large bath with Jacuzzi, spacious attic. Close to all. $355,000

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Oceanfront 3BR, 2 bath, HW floors, granite counter-tops, private roof top deck with spectacular ocean views! Additional storage and pvt. parking. $519,000

Top floor 1BR apartment with fabulous panoramic views of the ocean, beach, boardwalk, Jamaica Bay and the city skyline! $299,000

NEPONSIT 2nd Home From the OceanT C in this Live luxuriously R A Neponsit immaculate T N with ocean home COviews from almost R EVERY room. 4+BR’S DE and 3.5 baths. 71’ x N U 100’ lot. $2,500,000

BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Selling Fully Furnished!T C Colonial 5BR, 5.5Abath builtT Rin 2013, every N was carefully detail COselected and quality R crafted. In-ground pool DE and unimaginable N U upgrades. $1,900,000

     Rentals      142nd: Summer rental, 4BR, 3BA home with open floor plan and out door space (AD) . . .$28,000 135th: Summer rental, 2BR lrg 2nd flr apt with large deck and weekend parking (NC) . . .$11,000 135th: Summer rental 3BR, 2BA with outdoor space and parking (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 140th: Beach block 2BR, 2.5 BA house rental with finished basement and garage (LJ) . . . .$4,300 141st: 3BR two story home with parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 R EN. T.ED 91st: 3BR, 2BA apt with terrace, open floor plan, garage and driveway (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .$2,600 R EN T ED 100th: Beach front 2BD, 2.5BA apt with HW floors, finished basement and W/D (JD) . . . . .$2,400 ED storage (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,400 123rd: 3BR, 2BA home with garage, basement and R EN T T ED 118th: Duplex 3BR, 2BA home with parkingR EN (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,400

ABTS: Beach front 2BR, 2BA apt with W/D, CAC porch, deck and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . .$2,400 EDappliances (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,300 98th: Beach block 3BR, 2BA renovated apt with R EN TSS

80th: 3BR, 1BA condo rental in complex with laundry room, gated parking (NC) . . . . . . . .$2,100 ED 97th: 3BR, 1BA third floor walk up apt with RHW and spacious rooms (MC) . . . . . . . .$2,000 EN Tfloors

86th: Spacious 3BD, 2BA third floor walk up apt with HW floors (MC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 113th: Large 2BD, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and terrace (MC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900 T ED 122nd: Beach block 2BR, 1BA walk in apt with parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,890 R ENsummer

73rd: 1BD, 1BA modern and updated bungalow rental with skylights (NC). . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800

BELLE HARBOR New Home Built 2013 T Captavating AC custom R dream T home with 3 BR,N4 baths, gourmet COkitchen, full fin bsmt R two additional D E with BR’s, private parking. N U $1,225,000

NEPONSIT Sunny and Bright Split Level T SpaciousAC4 BR, 3 R bathT split level. N Gorgeous 60’x100’ COcorner property R with patio, private DE parking and garage. UN $1,150,000

     Condos and Co-Ops      96th: 2BR, 2BA condo sold furnished with panoramic ocean views (NC). . . . . . . . . . 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 with outdoor space, gated parking and HW floors (NC) . . 91st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA condo in oceanfront elevator building (MC). . . . . . . . . . . . 121st: Top floor 1BD, 1BD co-op with panoramic ocean views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80th: Large 2BR, 1BA condo with low maintenance, great layout (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . 118th: Studio co-op in oceanfront building, HW floors and ocean views (MC). . . . . .

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917-742-7779 Marie Villanueva Dominick Maiorano Glenn DiResto

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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Four bedrooms 3.5 baths large custom eat in kitchen with all high end appliances, two fireplaces one gas the other wood burning, large living room and dining room; huge finished basement, hard wood floors throughout. Upper deck w/ocean views, front porch, new back deck and pool. CAC, long pvt drive & many more amenities.

2 family Spacious bedrooms, inc. Master suite, EIK, plenty of closets.

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ASKING $185,000 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!

Kiyan Hagan

NEW EXCLUSIVE BELLE HARBOR BEACH BLOCK THIS LEGAL TWO FAMILY IS USED AS A ONE FAMILY BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED WITH AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING. NEWLY RENOVATED THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!!!

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Beautiful large one bedroom with spectacular views of city skyline very low maintenance. Move in condition must see!

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NEW TO MARKET NEW EXCLUSIVE Neponsit Side hall colonial Four bedrooms 2.5 baths; large dining room and living room; eat in kitchen; Den full basement and a large front porch; private driveway on a 50x100 property lot. Beautifully landscaped and secluded back yard asking $1.175ml

Home Is Where The Heart Is". Sunsets On The Bay. Neponsit Contemporary Built In 2007. Cathedral Ceilings; Exclusive 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;

$539,000 neg

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

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LOCAL SCHOOLS TO GET SING FOR HOPE PIANOS Two local public schools have been selected to receive pianos this fall. Village Academy in Far Rockaway and P.S./M.S. 42 Robert Vernam School in Arverne are two of 50 city schools chosen to receive pianos through the Sing for Hope Pianos program. Last month, some may have seen a piano on the boardwalk near the Beach 86th Street Concession. The Sing For Hope Piano was on the boardwalk for three weeks. Now that instrument, along with the others from the program, will be donated to public schools across the city starting in September. However, the delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. The 50 schools were chosen through an application process from among the hundreds of NYC public schools without a working piano. Within the past decade, funding for the arts has

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For more than 20 years, Donald Ritter has been helping locals ride the waves of Breezy Point as owner of the Breezy Point Surf Shop. Now he can use a wave of support. In April 2017, Ritter was diagnosed with Stage 3B nonsmall cell lung cancer, which which is inoperable at this time. The diagnosis has not only been an emotional and physical struggle for Ritter and his wife, Casey, and their kids, Colton, 3, and Dawson, 1, but also a financial burden with medical expenses. Ritter has been undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, five days a week, which leaves him in constant pain and with very swollen feet, making working difficult. Ritter has always been active in Breezy Point. He has owned the Surf Shop for 26 years and has always been one to donate to causes in

need. He was also a volunteer EMT/Ambulance driver for many years with the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Corps. Now Ritter and his family could use some help. Neighbors have organized a GoFundMe page for Ritter. Donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/ donaldr itter fr iendinneed. For those who would like to send a check instead, contact Maura Buckley at incredibleoccasions@gmail.com or 917-855-4683. On August 26, there will also be a Friend in Need Benefit for Ritter at 7:30 p.m. at the Colony Theater in Breezy. Admission will be $20 at the door and there will be auctions, 50/50, live music by Kerry Kearney & Friends and it is BYOB. If anyone would like to donate raffle prizes, contact Maura Buckley.


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Angle Up for the Best Fishing Holes in The Rock & BC By Kami-Leigh Agard

The Rockaway Times cast a wide net to catch the who’s who of local fishermen/women to find out about the best fishing spots on the peninsula and Broad Channel. Get your rods ready, as our local fabulous king fish serve up all that is delish and special about fishing on our shores. According to Far Rockaway resident, Luis Love, Beach 17th to the first jetty on Beach 30th offers the best catch due to the inlet between Atlantic Beach and the east end of the peninsula. “I’ve been fishing since I was five years old. My dad and I used to take old beer cans, find an old hook in the sand and tie them up with dirty string to go fishing. I’ve fished in Broad Channel and other parts of the peninsula, but in my opinion, Far Rock is the best. “Over here we catch albacore, especially at this time because they like the warmer water. Also snappers, which are baby blue fish, which mature into snappers after they grow over 12 inches and are referred to as cocktails. Then after they grow over 20 inches, they become blue fish. Towards October to November, we get the big stripers. They come in to feed on the

bait because winter is coming, and they are looking for warm water. I have caught stripers here 53in long. At night, you have people coming out looking to catch sharks. September is when you see all the fishermen with their poles lining the shore,” Love said. Love said he prefers surf fishing, which is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. “It’s more of a fight compared to fishing on a boat, which I think is easier. To catch fish from the shore, we use metal jigs and poppers as bait. The poppers bounce up and down, mimicking a fish, and the big fish come in and attack it, and we reel them in. The jigs mimic the baby bunker because they shine in the water, which the big fish go after.” Tom McNicholas of Rockaway's oldest bait shop, Tom’s Bait and Tackle on Beach Channel Drive, is the source of everything fishing in Rockaway. Whether you're coming in to talk about the weather, get gas for your boat, grab some bait, fishing advice or a cup of joe, McNicolas serves up great service and even better conversation. According to McNicholas, around this time you can catch good-size por-

gies. “It’s been the best porgies I have seen in years. Also fluke and flounder, especially in the spring months of April and May. Boat fishing on the Bay is great,” McNicholas said. As a customer walked in inquiring about how to get a fishing license, he warned, “Get it now! Don’t let the cops catch you fishing without one. If you catch a fish that’s out of season or too small, they will fine you with a hefty ticket." Robert Ostacio and a group of friends, hailing from Brooklyn, were fishing on the bay wall near Tom’s since 6:30 a.m. that day. Unfortunately, all they caught after three hours were two medium-sized porgies. “I have been fishing here at this location for over 50 years, and this summer has been the worst. It could be because of the warmer water temperatures, which lowers the oxygen level in the water, or the wakes caused by the Ferry. But anyway, I love fishing in Rockaway,” Ostacio said. Seasoned sea dog, Jennifer O’Brien, fishing from her boat in Long Island and Rockaway since 1980, agreed. “Fishing in Rockaway is great, but I think the fish are being depleted because of the draggers (commercial fishing vessels). Also contributing to the slow down in catch is global climate change, plastic bags, which choke the fish and the rising acidity in the water. Also warmer temps in the water are changing the currents, also there is less marshland to filter the water.” Broad Channel bay man, Kenny Monahan, disagrees. “I have been fishing in the bay since I was three years old. The fishing this year has been great. It’s either because the water got cleaner or the fish got more adaptable,” Monahan said. He coins BC as the Irish Keys. “My family has been living and fishing here for over a century. The average depth of the water in the bay is 31 feet, which is fertile ground to catch black fish and fluke. Sharks spawn

in the bay. Fishing is second nature for my family. My mom used to take us out at night to jack for crabs, which we used to sell. We either fished or caught crabs for our dinner, or to sell to support the family.” Monahan’s eyes started to tear as he talked about his love for BC and the bay. “I’m a Pisces man. We are known for being emotional. But I love where I live, and my family’s history here. Turning people on to how beautiful our bay is and the great fishing here, gives me an awesome feeling. Every year, the fishing changes. However, the bait comes back, the big fish come back and the people come back,” Monahan said. Eddy Pastore of Rockaway Beach said his biggest draw to moving to Rockaway was the fishing in Breezy Point. However note that in Breezy, you have to get a permit to fish there, and they only issue 750 permits a year. Pastore said, “From the beginning of October, everyone knows that’s my fishing time. My trophy fish is striped bass. I love fishing in Breezy because you feel that you are not in NYC. It's like you're in a different world, where you have tranquility. It’s just you and the fish.” So locals, grab your poles and snag the catch of the day!

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 ner. Lifeguards can apply at belsonmemorial.blogspot.com Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ROCKAWAY LIVE AND LOCAL Beach 94th Street Performance Space Shop from local vendors. Live music from Lorena Leigh, Annalisa Chamberlin, Zach Ruland.

Thursday, August 3, 7 p.m. ROCKAWAY BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION Beach 94th Street Performance Space Monthly meeting to discuss Rockaway Beach issues. Friday, August 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ST. JOHN’S BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR 327 Beach 19th Street Free health screenings, backpack giveaway, music, entertainment, demonstration, rock wall. Child must be present to receive backpack.

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DOOM Broad Channel Park Between E 16th and E 18th, Broad Channel Bring a chair or towel and enjoy this family film in the park. Monday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. LBRB AUGUST MEETING Rockaway Brewing Company 412 Beach 72nd Street Join the Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach for their monthly meeting. Board members will be voted in. Saturdays & Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. #WONDERBOOK ART GALLERY sTudio 7 Gallery Fort Tilden Photos from Gateway’s Wonderbook. Exhibit open weekends through August 27. Saturdays, 8 a.m. FREE BEACH YOGA Beach 108th Street Bring a towel or mat and join Helen Kilgallen in the free hatha yoga class. Sundays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. RIIS WALK UP AND PADDLE Riis Landing on the Bay Free kayaking for ages 6 and up. No reservations required. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. KARAOKE AT RIIS

The Rockaway Times Riis Park Beach Bazaar Happy hour and karaoke with DJ Nicky B. Tuesday, 7 p.m. ZUMBA WITH MAXIE Beach 17th Street Boardwalk Free dance workout with Maxie. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. OPEN MIC Connolly’s Beach 95th Street Come out and perform or have a listen. Thursdays & Fridays, 8 a.m. YOGA/HUMAN MOVEMENT WITH KEVIN Beach 105th Street Bring a mat or towel and join Kevin Campbell for beach yoga. Thursdays, 6 p.m. SUNSET PADDLES Riis Landing. Free kayaking at sunset. Call Rick – 917-345-3700 to reserve. Thursdays, 7 p.m. ZUMBA UNDER THE STARS Beach 108th Hockey Rink Join Lisa G for outdoor zumba! Thursdays, 7 p.m. SUMMER CAMPFIRES Riis Park Beach Bazaar Share songs and enjoy s’mores near the fire.

Get Ready for Rockaway Live & Local This Saturday! By Kami-Leigh Agard

Looking to buy handcrafted, novelty items from Rockaway’s unique eclectic mix of artists and artisans? Seize the opportunity at the Rockaway Beach Civic Association’s (RBCA) first annual, Rockaway Live and Local shopping extravaganza this Saturday, August 5 at Beach 94th’s boardwalk entrance plaza from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to RBCA president, John Cori, this will be a jubilant day of marketing, exhibition and performance from Rockaway’s finest craftsmen and craftswomen. “We wanted to give local creative minds, who may have had experienced difficulty with obtaining boardwalk vending permits from the Parks De-

partment, an inexpensive venue to sell their goods on the boardwalk. “This is a tremendous opportunity for local vendors to showcase their beautiful artistry with both local residents and the droves of people visiting Rockaway Beach. The vitality of the crowds will boost these vendors presence, not just in Rockaway, but citywide,” Cori said. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., entertainers Lorena Leigh, Annalisa Chamberlin and Zach Ruland take the stage to get the crowd rockin.’ Cori says that the RBCA plans to continue this event every year, and possibly do multiple events a year. “It’s all about community and supporting each other,” he said.


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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of 6528 ELLWELL CRESCENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 05/25/2017. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 6224 Ellwell Crescent, Rego Park, NY 11347. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of RSVP Auto Leasing LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/19/17. Office located in Queens County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 1-50 50th Ave, Suite 1602 LIC, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Silverline Production LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3033 32nd Street, # 4H, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of NADOLAND L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/2017. Office location: Queens County. The LLC designated the following as its registered agent upon whom process against it may be served in the State of New York: LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES LLC at 1967 Wehrle DR. STE 1 #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 110 16 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/17. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process 110-12 Liberty Ave., Richmond Hill, NY 11419. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of FLOUR BAKING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/27/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Flour Baking LLC, Attention Ira Lampert, 18-25 127th Street, College Point, New York 11754. Purpose: any lawful purpose. K & H 166th STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/06/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 144-29 166th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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WEISS’ RESTAURANT – BROAD CHANNEL – 1930

By Katie Lucev, Mentored by Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr.

Meyer Weiss opened his famous eatery in Broad Channel for the season of 1930. Although times were bad because the Great Depression was just beginning, Weiss’ survived. The only time operations ceased was during WWII. No gas, no cars running, no people coming down to the beaches or to eat at

a roadside restaurant. Weiss’ took a chance, reopened in the cold months of the 1943 season and stayed open all year round, 24/7 from that moment on. Gasoline rationing began easing up a bit. This week’s large photo is actually an old matchbook cover in full color. The small photo is an actual post card marked 1944 and was going to San Francisco, CA. The year 1949 saw a great improvement when remodeling

was done. A two hundred foot service counter was built. Weiss’ now had 750 seats available to dine and had 650 parking spots. A few years later, more parking spots were available on the other side of Cross Bay Boulevard. Anything from a hotdog to a prime rib dinner could be ordered. A favorite of many folks was chow mein on a hamburger roll with all the trimmings and French fries.

Weiss’ was once described as “The place where the elite meet to eat, for a meal or treat”, and the tip was bigger than the bridge toll. Weiss’ closed its doors in the mid 1970’s. A victim of changing times. The land was cleared by demolition. Today, the Broad Channel Library and a Playground occupy Weiss’ ol’ location. Weiss’ was sorely missed in the years to follow, and a great memory for many folks.

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Hobby Tools for the DIYer By Artie Wallace

Each week I write an article for the DIYer’s. Most weeks they are geared towards larger projects. But there is a whole other group of DIYer’s out there, those that are focused primarily on small projects or hobbies. There is a whole other line of tools for the hobbyist. This week I would like to tell you a little about them. Hobby tools are tools that have a lot less power, smaller blades (on saws), etc, and are designed to only do the small projects. A good example would be a “Hobby miter box” verse a “standard use miter Box.” A standard use miter box has (on average) a 7¼” to 10” blade, a 15 amp motor, etc. A Hobby miter box has (on average) a 2” blade and a 7800 RPM motor. As you can see in the photo, there is a major difference. In addition to miter boxes, there is an entire line of tools geared towards the hobbyist. They including (but not limited to) lathes, drill press, planes, etc. To find these tools online, search for “hobby miter box,” “hobby drill press,” etc. or you can email me at the address below for direct links. Tools for the hobbyist are (on average) a lot less expensive than tools for larger projects. They are small-

er in size (so they are easier to store), but they are also limited to the smaller projects. They allow you to work with smaller things that you couldn’t do with the larger tools. If your focus is on crafts and/ or smaller hobby projects, I highly recommend considering investing in hobby tools. In future articles, I will be covering more hobby (smaller) projects. So start getting your hobby tools ready and email me with your ideas for future hobby projects. Join us for our Free DIYer class. To find out more about the classes or to send me your ideas for future articles, email me at rocktimesdiy@gmail. com


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WE GET EMAIL Continued from Page 16 seats inside the cabin, so during poor/cold weather there could be 30 passengers standing for the entire trip. In conclusion, since the end of ferry service in 2014 to the start of ferry service in 2017 I have been to at least thirty ferry meetings in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, and the one common theme that was brought up at these meetings by residents was taking the new ferry to Rockaway in the summer time and the passenger capacity during commuter times. So, for NYCEDC to say that large ridership of the Rockaway Ferry was totally unexpected is just not a true statement. If the ferry operator is going to use the same capacity ferry (149 passenger) on the East River as the Rockaway ferry route, of course there will be commuters left at the dock. The simple fact is that most of the Citywide Ferry System is on the 20-minute

schedule while the Rockaway ferry is on the hour. NYCEDC has only two choices — put the Rockaway ferry on the 20-minute schedule during commuting times or use larger ferries with the present schedule. The most important customers for the ferry system are the commuters going to work or school and they cannot be left at the dock. I have ended most of my letters on the Rockaway ferry with the statement, "The ferry service to Rockaway is the biggest investment in Rockaway that any Mayor has made in the last forty years." The statement is still true, and there should have been proper planning. No doubt, someone should be held accountable for this management and planning failure. Joe Hartigan

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Vinnie is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 51 years, and three children, John, Karen and Mark, along with 2 granddaughters, Gianna & Valentina. He is preceded in death by his father, John James Calimano, mother Katherine Apuzzo Calimano, sisters, Dorothy Guinta, Rose and Barbara raised their loving family in Rockaway Beach, NY. Vinnie proudly served his country in the US Army as a Vietnam era veteran with his follow-on dedication to American Veterans as he served with great distinction in numerous positions in the American Legion, rising thru the ranks to Post Commander for Daniel M. O'Connell Post 272, Rockaway Beach. Along with his service to the American Legion, he is remembered for his charitable works for numerous programs to assist the needy as well as his many years dedicated to working with the Boy Scouts of America. As a testimony to Vinnie's community action and leadership and dedication to his belief in God, family & country, he received the distinguished Knights of Columbus Patriotic Award, 4th Degree. to serve proudly in his community and spend time with his wife ~nd family.

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to St. Camillus and tried to pick up one of the rain barrels that was being given away, free to the public. I wasn’t able to get one because I was told that I had to pre-register for one. There was nothing in your paper that indicated that one had to pre-register so, I ended up leaving without a rain barrel. I don’t understand why someone should have had to pre-register for something that just should have been given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you. Cheryl Thompson

most often accompanied by "Inner City" sounds on their radios that they might call music (the sound of waves is not enough?) Surely their employers, teachers and parents would be Ashamed and Horrified by this dialogue and behavior. I am, every day. Maybe there should be a wondering anoymous spot-checker whose purpose is "quality control" monitoring lifeguard employees. End of lecture. From a Rockaway lover. Glenn Lawson

Lifeguards, Guard Cheers for Healy's Dear Editor: Your Mouths! Dear Editor: They do such an all-important job for us all! That said I wouldn't want to venture into our waters beyond 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., thank you. But sadly I have to report that all too often, within earshot —"Yo! Bro! F this F that F you". all day long,

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On Nutrition READ YOUR LABELS By Megan Casper

You KNOW you should read your labels, but when you’re weaving through the supermarket aisles in a rush, it’s much easier to just grab a familiar product or a label that looks good and get out of there. They say not to judge a book by its cover, and the same goes with food packaging. While marketers splash claims on the front, the real dirt is on the back on the nutrition label. With just a few tips from this nutrition label cheat sheet, your cart will be filled with nutritious food and you’ll be out the door in no time! The ingredients list : First things first! What’s in it? This may seem like an obvious step, but you’d be surprised how many things can

Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork By Sharon Feldman

It’s way too hot to be cooking. Slow cooker is the way for me to go these days! Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 2-3 pounds boneless pork shoulder (or tenderloin) 1 package (13 oz) Campbell’s Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon Sauce 1/2lb coleslaw 4-6 of your favorite rolls Directions: Put pork in a slow cooker. Add the sauce. Let cook on low for 8 hours.

quickly, especially since be hidden in something that trans fat is found in prodshould be simple. Here are a ucts like baked goods and few things to look for. crackers where you may • Remember that ingrediconsume more than one ents are listed in descendserving. The USDA recing order of weight, so the ommends minimizing the ingredient that weighs the amount of trans fats conmost is listed first. If sugar sumed as they up your risk or a refined grain is listfor heart disease. ed as one of the first few ingredients, that product • While scrolling through the ingredients list, you may may not be right for you. notice a lot of ingredients • Look out for trans fats, that sound like they bewhich are listed as parlong in a chemistry book. tially hydrogenated or While all food ingredients hydrogenated oils. While are considered safe by many companies are phasthe FDA, you may want to ing these out, they’re still choose foods that contain included in many foods. less added ingredients, Remember those splashy such as artificial flavors health claims on the front and colors. Manufacturers of the label? If a food conalso mask sodium and sugtains less than 0.5 grams ar by using lesser-known of trans fat it can be listed names. For example, sugar as free of trans fat. These may appear as corn syrup, tiny servings can add up dextrose, fruit juice concentrates, agave nectar, malt syrup and many other names, and sodium can be listed as salt, sodium benzoate, disodium or monosodium glutamate (MSG). Serving size: Check out how many servings are in one container and how many total servings. Compare your portion size (the Take out and with a fork, amount you’ll actually eat) shred the pork. Add back into to the serving size, and multhe pot. Mix the sauce over it. tiply nutrients accordingly. Calories: This shows how Get your rolls ready. Plate, many calories are in a single add coleslaw and devour! serving. If you are losing or maintaining weight, reach for products lower in calories. Anything with less than 40 calories can be labeled “low in calories”. Percent Daily Value: These percentages are based off a 2,000 calorie diet, so your needs may be greater or smaller. In general: • Aim for low values (five percent or less) of saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium, since these can increase your risk of certain chronic diseases like heart

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disease and high blood pressure. • Aim for high values (20 percent or more) for vitamins, minerals and fiber. Look at fiber vs carbs: Whole grains are a great source of antioxidants and heart healthy and belly filling fiber, but true whole grain products can be difficult to identify since manufacturers only need to make products with 51 percent whole grains to use the 'whole grain' label. To ensure a product is actually good for you: • check the ratio of grams of carbohydrates to grams of fiber, which should be at least 10:1, or look for products that have at least three grams per serving. • read the ingredients and look for something like "100 percent whole wheat." • look for the whole grain stamp. Go for foods without labels: If the idea of reading all of those labels makes your head spin, don’t read labels at all. With all the bold claims splashed on packaging, it can be easy to forget that the products that boast the biggest claims don’t have any labels at all. Fruits and veggies don’t need to brag about how wonderful they are. Don't fall for claims like: "Made with real fruit," "100 percent Daily Value of Vitamin C," "Made with Whole Grains," "Natural," "Sugar Free," "Fat Free," "Cholesterol Free" and "Gluten Free." They can be deceiving.

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By Kami-Leigh Agard

Here comes the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup of live music, theater, arts — all against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay front, why leave Rockaway in the summertime! This is the place to be! LIVE MUSIC: Friday, August 4 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The best little band in Long Beach” brings their popular pop/ rock music to Rockaway Beach. You don’t want to miss The Katie Mitchell Band as they electrify the boardwalk! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

Friday, August 4 5 p.m. Gently slide into your weekend with the smooth acoustic guitar magic of Taylor Searing at Bungalow Bar. As the night heats up, stay and enjoy pulsating music with DJs @ Work all night long. 377 Beach 92nd St. Friday, August 4 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be prepared to be stunned as the rocker of the Rockaways, Simon Chardiet, plays his upright bass strumming surf guitar, blues, rockabilly, punk and bebop. Low Tide, Beach 97th St. Concession Friday, August 4 8:30 p.m. What’s for dinner? Besides delish food and drinks at Uma’s, get a big serving of groovaliciousness with Squid Trio. Jam out with their crowd-pleasing mix of blues reggae funk, ska, R&B, roots and alternative vibrations. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Saturday, August 5 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get out for an evening of sound collages and cosmic occurrences with Newguy Presents: World Sounds From Way Out. Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Saturday, August 5 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Imagine driving down the long,

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straight roads of the deep Midwest. The sun is setting in front of you and on the radio is something soulful yet gritty, with just a hint of twang that is the sound of American roots. This is The National Reserve. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession Saturday, August 5 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Brooklyn is invading Fort Tilden. Musicians with Brooklyn roots, including Sunshine Nights, Raenna, Gregory Moran and Jammin Jon, will be rocking out at the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s Interboro Intergalactic Musical Unity Jam. Suggested donation is $10. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Saturday, August 5 7 p.m. After the 16th Annual Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Swim, dry off and get the party started at the Music Festival hosted by Bungalow Bar. Get squidalicious as big band, Squid plays the best acoustic blues, rock and jazz that you can find in the Rock. 377 Beach 92nd St. Saturday, August 5 8 p.m. Get ready for Fool’s Night Out at the scenic BayHouse in Breezy. Come for dinner and dance the night away. 500 Bayside, Breezy Point. Saturday, August 5 9 p.m. The music gets even hotter at Bungalow Bar with Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter, Bill Kirchen with surprise guests. Get ready to jam to his legendary lethal mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and bluegrass, Texas Western swing and good ol’ California honky-tonk. 377 Beach 92nd St. Saturday, August 5 9 p.m. Rockaway’s oldest pub, Rogers has been serving pints in the Rock since 1919, and tonight — couple it with a perfect pint of rock n’ roll with the electric bar band, Hell Or High Water (HOHW). With their cool mix of originals and covers of your musical heroes, you’ll singing along by the first set. Trying to describe

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HOHW’s style is like eating soup with a fork. You’ve got to see it live baby! 203 Beach 116th St. Sunday, August 6 2 p.m. Head down to Bungalow Bar, where Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie rocks your afternoon with the best of the Beatles, The Who, U2, Elvis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Motown classics and much more! 377 Beach 92nd St. Sunday, August 6 5 p.m. Start fine-tuning your vocal cords and head to Rogers where the Fabulous Wades’ infectious lineup of 50s, 60s and 70s rock n’ roll hits will have you singing along. 203 Beach 116th St. Sunday, August 6 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Like a soothing summer breeze, the sweet sounds of Vito Lombardo will evoke memories of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. What better place to share the experience than at Breezy Point Surf Club’s (BPSC) pub and restaurant, Captain’s Gig? Note that While BPSC’s amenities are open to only members, Captain’s Gig, is open to ALL every Friday and on weekends. Pay $10 at the gate to get a voucher for access, but note that the voucher can be used towards food or beverages at Captain’s Gig. 1 Beach 227th St., Breezy Point Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight ConnollysStock ever-popular Open Mic Night! Connollys, is fertile ground for an eclectic assortment of seasoned and green local musicians, and vocalists looking to test out new material to a cheering crowd. Just one warning. If you plan on stepping up to the mic, get there early so you can sign up for the lineup because it gets packed! But fear not, sip on Connollys’ world-famous piña coladas as you vibe to great live music! 155 Beach 95th St. Thursdays 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rockaway Brewing Compa-

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ny’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 St. OTHER ART NEWS Friday, August 4 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate an evening of poetry, comedy, storytelling and music with RAA’s WordWaves at the sTudio 7 gallery. Stories by Rick Patrick, Will Lee, Robin Bady, Nan Dillon, comedy by Sarah Fearon, Poetry by Re'Lynn Hansen, Sara Jane Stoner, Stu Watson, Marlene Nichols, plus songwriter Star Reed and House music by Jordan Mannix-Lachner. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden July 22 to August 27 Saturdays & Sundays Noon to 4 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “It is an incalculable added pleasure to anyone’s sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly or imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonderbook of nature.” Rockaway Artist Alliance presents a photo exhibit of pages from Gateway’s wonderbook. These images have been selected from hashtag postings #gatewaynps and #wonderbook. Enter Gateway’s Hashtag Photo Contest by posting your fabulous fun pix to #gatewaynps and #wonderbook. Free admission. studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Breezy Point For further info., call 718-4740861 or email: info@raanyc.org 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. Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it tokami@rockawaytimes.com with the subject line: “Rockaway Music and Art!!!” Please include band/musician name, performance or exhibition title, location, date and time. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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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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Fun Times at the Graybeards Family Fun Run

The 15th edition of the Graybeards Family Fun Run once again defied dire early weather predictions, producing a fabulous night with 500 runners participating in at least one race. Spectators more than doubled race attendance, cheering the runners of all ages from one to 86, and then convening in the Fr. Grogan Memorial Schoolyard at St. Francis de Sales (SFDS), to celebrate with food and beverages, music from Gearth, Wind & Fireman, games and children’s rides, raffles and awards. This year’s race was very special, honoring the memory of SFDS parishioner Eileen M. Lavin, and everyone was true to the theme to Always Run with your Heart. The children’s races kicked things off at 6:30 p.m. with waves of kids pouring down Rockaway Beach Blvd to receive their ribbons after completing their trek. Rockaway’s Special Athletes followed, drawing a tremendous response from the crowd. The 1 Mile set off at 7 p.m. and Sean Mulvihill took the trophy in 5:15. Anthony Markle, Joseph Alessandro, Kiernan Smith, and Christopher Reilly completed the top five. Hanna Mills was female champion followed by Corinne Connelly, Emily Thompson, Noelle Po-

lanco, and Nancy McDade. This year’s 5k raced once again featured segments along the Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach Boulevard, and Neponsit Avenue. Patrick Goldberg reclaimed his title in 18:45 trailed by Fred Murgida, Tom Patchett, Alex Goldberg, and John Conroy. Caroline Gifford won the female plate in 24:17. Meghan Murphy came in 2nd, Kerry Brady 3rd, Siobhan Fitzgerald 4th and Kiera Price 5th. Tom Patchett posted the best combined time in the Family Run, the Kevin Kearney Rockapulco Run, and the BCAC Shamrock Shuffle/ Dawn’s Fun Run, to capture the Rockaway Triple Crown. Caroline Gifford retained the crown on the female side. Special thanks to Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Councilman Eric Ulrich for their support of the Triple Crown series. Age Group winners were as follows: 12 and under-Male- Matt Marten, Female-Brigit Butler 13-15-Male- Thomas Anich, Female-Kiera Price 16-20-Male-Alex Goldberg, Female-Margaret Tolan 21-29-Male-James Mercer 30-39-Male-Dan Drew, Female-Joan Williams 40-49-Male-Jason Blank, Female-Siobhan Fitzgerald 50-59-Male-Diego Ferreyra, Female-Kim Green 60-69-Male-Danny McCa-

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rthy, Kathy Kirk 70-79-Male-John Cassidy, Female-Gail Allen 80+ Male-Bert Robbins, Female-Rosemary Gurry and Peggy Moerler Many thanks for this great evening are due to our sponsors- Footlocker (Jeanne Lavin Zocks), The Wave, Jameson’s; NYPD and 100 Pct CAO’s Smyth and Moore; NYC Parks; DSNY (Kevin Bagley and JoJo O’Grady); Fr. Bill, Fr. Jim, Fr. Patrick and the SFDS rectory staff ; Race Director Joe Featherston; John Edwards, Ralph Yozzo, Tommy Murphy and Felix Gilroy of Boardwalk Timing; Richie Singh of Plymouth Burgers, Billy Egan, Allison Bagley, Graybeards' administrative wonder woman Jean Condon; all the Graybeards who turned out to volunteer in droves, and all the runners and their families. Special thanks for all those who bought raffle tick-

ets to support a local family in need. Mark your calendar for the 16th annual Graybeards Family Fun Run on Friday July 20, 2018. Please note next year’s race is one week earlier than usual.

August is Finals Time for Summer Classics The first championship tees of 2017 have been spotted following the finals of the Graybeards Legends and Young Gun divisions last Thursday night at St. Camillus. Back at St. Francis de Sales, the action is coming down the home stretch. Playoffs for the Men's Open division begin tonight with Gee's Apostles facing One on One Physical Therapy and Caiazzo Plumbing against Mason Jar at 7:15 p.m., followed by Rock Park All Stars vs. Jameson's and Buckley's vs. Quigley Insurance at 8:30 p.m. Semifinals are Thursday August 10, with the championship on August 17. The Girls Grammar Seniors are next in line with quarterfinals on Monday, August 7, semifinals on August 8, and the championship on August 15. Women's Open plays their quarterfinals on

August 8, semifinals on August 14, and championship on August 15. Boys Grammar Middle are slotted for August 14, 16 and 18. Boys Grammar Senior will go on August 15, 16 and 18. Boys High School quarterfinals are August 14, semifinals August 16, and championship on August 17. Girls High School semifinals are August 16 and championship on August 17. Just a few more weeks of great summer basketball at St. Francis de Sales.


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Legends And Young Guns Crown Champs The Graybeards Division of the St. Francis Summer Classic holds its Championship ceremonies in the dead of night at an undisclosed location. We know one picture is supposed to have “young” guys but we can’t tell one group of codgers from the other. All we know is that both motley crews shown here are this year’s champions. Congrats and keep shooting. At their age, it’s not how many shots you make, it’s how many shots you take.

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Jamaica Bay Softball League ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT By The Commissioner

Mother Nature played nice and held off the rain as we had some great games played this past weekend. At 9:30 a.m. on Field 1, the Mudsharks locked up a playoff spot as they swept the short-handed Misfits, 4-0 and 11-4. With the two losses, the Misfits dropped from 2nd down to 4th. Field 2 had Morning Wood beat up on the Orioles, 13-1 and 11-3. A big bet was on the line on Field 3 and Pete Torres cannot play the rest of the year as Old Head lost both to The Army, 6-5 and 15-5. Our “Game of the Week” was a battle and a half as both games went to extra innings. The Kings won 9-8 and then the Moneyballs won 3-2. The Knights of Columbus kept their hot streak going as they swept the Chuggernauts. Then the Member Berries swept the No-Shows, 11-6 and 8-2. The three teams in the West are set for the playoffs as the Moneyballs, Kings and Mudsharks clinched. As for the East, Morning Wood, KOC, The Army and Misfits are battling

for the top three spots. With only two weeks left, this is what we have on the schedule for this Sunday, August 6. 9:30 a.m. Field 1, Orioles vs Chuggernauts - 1-13 vs 2-12, the battle of last place. This matchup is for bragging rights on who isn't the worst team in the league. PREDICTION: Split. 9:30 a.m. Field 2, Morning Wood vs Kings - The Kings clinched a spot in the postseason and Morning Wood is trying to clinch 1st place. Kings still have a shot at 1st place as well. The trash talking might be at an all time high with this matchup as we should see two good games. PREDICTION: Morning Wood Sweep. 9:30 a.m. Field 3, Member Berries vs Mudsharks. - Mudsharks are hot as they won their last six games. Member Berries are out of the playoffs but are fighting to finish over .500 in their first season in the league. The Sharks still have a shot at 1st place but need some help. PREDIC-

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TION: Mudsharks Sweep. 11:30 a.m. Field 1, Misfits vs Moneyballs - The Misfits were in 1st last week and now find themselves in 4th and out of the playoffs. They need to win to keep them alive in the East. Moneyballs can lock up first with a sweep. PREDICTION: Moneyballs Sweep. 11:30 a.m. Field 2, Old Head vs No-Shows - For the first time in the last three years both of these teams won’t be in the postseason. We should see these teams finish strong and be back in the hunt next season. PREDICTION: Split. 11:30 a.m. Field 3, The Army vs Knights of Columbus ***Game of the Week*** - This is a big East Division matchup as both teams are fighting to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The Knights are in 2nd and The Army in 3rd with the Misfits right behind them. Both teams are riding win streaks and both games will probably come down to the last inning. PREDICTION: Split.

STANDINGS East 1. Morning Wood 11-3 2. KOC 9-5 3. The Army 7-4-1 4. Misfits 6-6 5. Old Head 3-9 6. Orioles 1-13 West 1. Moneyballs 13-1 2. Kings 9-3 3. Mudsharks 10-4 4. Member Berries 5-8-1 5. No-Shows 3-11 6. Chuggernauts 2-12 The league is running a 50/50 raffle for $5 a chance. Proceeds will be donated to the Broad Channel Athletic Club Mardi Gras Fund. For tickets see any team or e-mail JBSLCommish@gmail. com. Winner will be drawn at our All-Star Game on August 5. For up to date News, Schedules and Standings please visit www.leaguelineup.com/JBSL or check us out on Instagram @jamaicabaysoftballleague and on Soundcloud by searching “J.B.S.L. Radio.”


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