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FISHING FOR ANSWERS Nor’easter Leaves Broad Channel Reeling

Three-year-old, Shea Irene Nellen, makes the best of a fishy situation.

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Confection Connoisseur I just can’t stop at one candy column. It’d be like eating one M & M. Pretty near impossible. Yea, some people have matured and can act all intellectual and cultured because they can talk about a wine’s body and how it’s earthy yet pleases the palate, in a refined manner. But when they talk about a wine’s complex bouquet, I’m thinking about a Peppermint Patty. Blindfold me and break a Peppermint Patty under my nostrils and I can tell you what vintage it was and what candy store sold it. That’s a bouquet. Name a candy and the smell comes to mind. Close your eyes. You can’t smell a Milky Way or candy corn? In the bad old days, when cavities were king, you went to candy stores and had tough choices when all you had was a nickel or a dime. I think Chunky bars always cost a nickel more than other candy but I don’t know why. They never lived up to the hype. I thought 100 Grand Candy bars were overrated, too. Almond Joys, cousin to the Mounds bar, were ruined by the almond. Sometimes you could carefully pluck the almond out and enjoy the rest of the candy, which was coconut covered by milk chocolate. Some people tell me the almond was the best part. Ha, yea ok, health nuts. I’d have to say Hershey bars were overrated, too. I mean, you’d eat them, but you’d

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take a Three Musketeers or a Snickers over them any day of the week. Starburst was good. You could buy a pack and eat them one at a time or you could open them all and mold them together like Play-Doh and then eat the whole rainbow creation. Some candy you weren’t sure about. You could eat a bunch of Whoppers but never decide if you actually liked them. Chocolate-covered cherry candy was good as long as you didn’t think about them. What was that liquid about? Pretty much everybody liked Charleston Chews. Some people put them in the freezer and would eat them later when they were rock hard. Others liked them soft and almost melting. Some kids liked jawbreakers, which came by the name honestly. You’d watch somebody bite down and it was like watching a car accident in slow motion. Everybody else's face would scrunch up anticipating injury. Sometimes it took a few seconds until —crack! It sounded like a femur snapped inside the kid’s mouth. Some candies I just didn’t get. Smarties or Necco Wafers were like a roll of nickels that tasted like chalk. Some tart stuff came in a long straw and it’d make your eyes water. I was never big on Red Hots either. There’s sweet and there’s torture. Fancy candy was another

thing. Sometimes a box of Russell Stover would show up. This candy was tricky. If you weren’t the first one to open the box, you’d find someone had already finger-poked the candies to see what was inside. Breaking the outer chocolate shell meant if you didn’t like peanut butter or raspberry filling, it’d never reach your mouth. If you were late to the Russell Stover box, you sometimes had no choice but to eat a candy with someone else’s fingerprint. For the longest time, I thought this was a shameful family thing, something only we did. Turns out, chocolate finger-poking was widespread, so much so that Russell Stover and other assorted chocolate manufactures started putting maps in the box. You want the coconut, the one that’s like a Mounds bar? Upper right hand corner. You want the creamy orange one? Middle left. Took a little bit of the fun out of it. Before the maps, you could try to use ESP and bite

into one knowing the filling was gonna be a good one. It wouldn’t always work and sometimes you’d be running to a trash can to spit out whatever surprising, godawful stuff was inside. Before maps, you’d hear someone yell, who touched all the candy?! That’s gross. (Yea, as if they wouldn’t have done it…) Anyway, somebody just told me they’ve got chocolate wine now. It sounds gross but, who knows? Twix or Oh Henry! in a bottle? Maybe I’ll become more cultured after all.

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Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day and it’s a big one! From U.S. Senator to New York Governor to more local races for assembly and state senator, plus three very important proposals, there are going to be plenty of important decisions to make at the voting booth. Here’s a quick breakdown of who will be on your ballot on Tuesday. In the U.S. Senate race for New York, you have Republican Chele Farley fighting Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for her seat. In the race for governor, current Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) will be fighting to keep his seat against Republican, Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Stephanie Miner of the Serve America Movement. In the race for NYS Attorney Gen-

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ocrat Thomas DiNapoli will be fighting to keep his seat against Republican Jonathan Trichter, Green Party candidate Mark Dunlea, and Libertarian Cruger Gallaudet. Now let’s get to the more local races. Choosing the Congressman for District 5 won’t be too hard as current Congressman Gregory Meeks is running unopposed. Those on the east end of the peninsula won’t have too many

options in local races as State Senator James Sanders is running unopposed for his District 10 seat, as is District 31 Assemblywoman Michelle Titus. However, those on the west end of the peninsula will have more of a decision to make. The vote for State Senator for District 15 will present a challenge as Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. (D) is being challenged by Republican Tom Sullivan of Breezy Point. Addabbo, an Ozone Park resident, has a lot of experience dealing with South Queens issues, as he’s held the District 15 state senate seat since 2009. Tom Sullivan, a financial sector specialist and a U.S. Army Reserve colonel that has been actively deployed many times, is expected to be a tough opponent. The vote for NYS Assembly District 23 also presents Continued on page 41


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Nor’Easter Flooding Sparks Sandy Memories By Katie McFadden

As we approached the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mother Nature had some ideas to spark Sandy PTSD with a nor’easter on Saturday, October 27. Although not comparable to the havoc Sandy caused with her flooding, Saturday’s storm presented some of the highest levels of coastal flooding that the area has seen since that whopper of a storm since years ago. From Far Rockaway to Arverne, to parts of Rockaway Park to Neponsit, the peninsula, and much of Broad Channel saw its fair share of flooding during high tide times. Much of the flooding in Broad Channel came straight from the bay at high tide and in Rockaway, the water seemingly came up from sewers along the road, as it had nowhere to go during the extreme high tide. On the ocean, high tide surges further chipped away at the dunes meant to protect the peninsula, and took more sand from our beaches.

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NOR’EASTER FLOODING SPARKS SANDY MEMORIES Continued from Page 10 quency. However, Ortiz says some measures will be taking place to help mitigate some of these flooding issues, and some have already been underway. “To protect coastal communities, the City is moving forward with its $20 billion comprehensive resiliency strategy, which includes measures to improve

stormwater management and make substantial investments in coastal protection projects, including along the Rockaway peninsula and in Jamaica Bay communities,” Ortiz said. The City has also already dedicated $145 million toward several park projects that contain resiliency aspects, many of which will begin to be constructed in 2020.

Ortiz added, “In Broad Channel, the City has nearly completed raising West 11th, 12th, and 13th Streets. The project to raise West 14th Street to West 19th Street is in the late stages of design. The City has also completed several projects to rebuild marshland in the bay and has rebuilt or elevated more than 220 homes in Broad Channel through the Build It Back program.” And of course, the City is also pointing fingers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whose plan will contain some elements to mitigate flooding from the bayside, particularly in Arverne, Edgemere, and Hammels. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rockaway Reformulation will include adding tide flap gates or other comparable backflow prevention measures to existing outfalls in Arverne, Edgemere, and Hammels to prevent sewer surcharging during high tide and surge events. New outfalls will also be constructed, while existing outfalls may be extended or resized, which should improve overall drain-

age in the area,” Ortiz said. The Army Corps plan will of course also contain protective measures for the beach that will hopefully reduce erosion, but work won’t begin until late 2019. Flooding shouldn’t come as a surprise with large storms anymore. However, there is hope that something will be done before another Sandy possibly hits. Photos by Jeff Rhodes, BCVFD, Kara Oberg, Kim Manino and Tara Andersen.

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This Week in History NOVEMBER 1 Jim Sluyk was born. Bobby Kalisak was born. 1765 - The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, went into effect. 1952 - The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test in the Marshall Islands.

against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain's 161.

NOVEMBER 3 Diana Darling was born.

1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. 1913 - Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.

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1872 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President NOVEMBER 2 Grant). 1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota 1994 - At 45, George Foreman, became the became the 39th and 40th states, re- oldest heavyweight champion when he spectively. knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. 1959 - Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted NOVEMBER 6 that he had been given questions and William Hickey was born. answers in advance. Vinny Furlong was born.

1952 -Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas. 1957 - The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in or- NOVEMBER 7 bit. Chris Romulo was born. Donald Olsen was born. NOVEMBER 4 John Shannon was born. 1917 - Vladimir Lenin's forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky's govern1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary ment in Russia's Bolshevik Revolution. Todd in Springfield, Ill. 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt 2008 - Democratic Senator Barack won a fourth term in office, defeating Obama wins the presidential election Thomas E. Dewey.

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BEACH FRONT ROAD TO GET SPEED BUMPS Bumps along the road aren’t always a bad thing. Arverne By the Sea residents can breathe a sigh of relief, as it was announced last week that Beach Front Road will be getting some speed bumps to deter drivers from speeding. On Friday, October 26, local elected officials announced some news that residents were waiting for after getting word from the NYC Department of Transportation that six speed bumps will be installed on Beach Front Road. This measure comes after a longtime demand by local residents who were concerned with cars turning the beachside road from Beach 60th to Beach 74th Streets into a drag racing strip. In July, The Rockaway Times reported on a protest held by Arverne By the Sea homeowners to demand that safety measures be implemented in this area. The issue was further complicated by who had jurisdiction over this area, as the land is owned

by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, instead of the Department of Transportation. The transfer of ownership is ongoing, but in the meantime, the DOT announced that they can install six speed humps before the end of the year. Councilman Donovan Richards, who supported the measure said, “Our advocacy has paid off! Though the transfer of the street from HPD to DOT will take a little longer, this is a great development.” Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato also supported residents in fighting for safety measures. “The lack of safety calming measures on Beach Front Road is unacceptable. While more needs to be done to make this road safer, the speed humps are a great first step,” Pheffer Amato said. “I thank the DOT for listening to our concerns and implementing these vital traffic calming measures.”


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Rockaway Mourns for Pittsburgh By Katie McFadden

On Saturday, October 27, congregants gathered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh to pray on Sabbath. After a senseless act of terror, 11 of those worshippers would not return home. Another shooting, this time in a sacred place, left 11 people of Jewish faith, from ages 54 to 97, dead. The act left the country in mourning, the pain resonating throughout the nation, but on Sunday night, October 28, people of all beliefs gathered at West End Temple in Neponsit to stand together and show that love will overcome hate. Following the events in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Marjorie Slome of West End Temple, like many across the country, wanted to bring people together to mourn and stand together. Spontaneously, she put out the call for the community to attend an interfaith vigil the day after the attack, asking congregants of St. Francis de Sales Church and

beyond, to gather at the Temple. And the call was answered, by hundreds. West End Temple was packed beyond capacity, with people overflowing out the doors, as Rockaway proved once again that this community will always stick together in tough times. The attendance in itself was moving for all who were there on Sunday night. However the

words and actions of the night truly brought all together. The evening began with some words by Rabbi Slome. “I hope you understand how wonderful it is for you to be here this evening. This is a tough time in the life of the Jewish community. It’s a tough time in the life of everyone. And so I’m grateful that you’ve joined us this evening,� she said. “Yesterday’s

horror shocks us all, but it is not unique,� she said before referencing a similar attack that took place in a church in Charleston, SC three years ago, and other recent killing of two black men at a Kroger grocery store. She then led the crowd in a group singing of the Jewish song, Hine Ma Tov, the lyrics of which translate to, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.� With the lyrics passed around the crowd, the temple filled with the voices of all signing in unison. Following the song, Rabbi Slome slowly read the names of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, as a candle was lit for each one. The candles burned in front of the crowded room as Father Bill Sweeney of St. Francis de Sales, and local elected officials spoke, with many referencing another tragedy that brought the community to-

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ROCKAWAY MOURNS Continued from Page 14 gether—Hurricane Sandy—almost six years to the day. “We come together and say loudly, we will not let hate win. We are people of love, we are people of faith, we are people of unity and may God continue to bless us and to bless the poor victims, but in a very special way, we remember them and we let their light shine,” Father Bill said. Father Bill was followed by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, who read out a letter sent from Congressman Gregory Meeks, who could not be there that evening. She was then followed by Senator Joe Addabbo, who spoke of the diversity of Queens and urged people to talk to each other, especially those who are exhibiting anger. “Together we tell hatred, we’re not going to fight hatred with hatred, we’re going to fight hatred with kindness, we’re going to fight hatred by working together, by communicating, having those conver-

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sations amongst our communities that bring us together and overcome any other hurdle in our life that we have faced as a country,” Addabbo said. “We are resilient, we are one people, we know how to get along. I think we can get together and show the haters out there that they are far outnumbered by those who love one another.” Senator Addabbo was followed by Councilman Eric Ulrich, who urged people to take action. “Prayers are good, but prayers and action work even

better,” he said. Ulrich referenced an interfaith community group, spearheaded by Geraldine Chapey, that used to be very active in Rockaway, and urged this group to come

together once again. He also urged people to speak with their children so that they can have a bright, safe future. “Let's tell them how important it is to respect others, to love others and to be tolerant of others and to care for one another. They’re listening, they’re watching, they soak up everything like a sponge,” Ulrich said before a crowd of children that sat on the floor in front of the room. Rabbi Slome ended the program by also urging others to take action. “Tonight we mourn, tonight we honor the deceased, but we will only really honor them by working together tomorrow to oppose anti-Semitism, to oppose hatred, to have difficult conversations about things that make us feel uncomfortable,” she said. “Tonight we mourn, tomorrow we need to get very busy.” The night culminated in the singing of a song that everyone was familiar with, and all joined in, singing loud and proud—“America the Beautiful.”

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New Year’s Tuesday Dear Editor: When I was a kid, in my family, people would celebrate New Year’s by rattling noisemakers, and banging pots and pans out in the street. They rang in the new, and rang out the old, in the loudest way possible. This Tuesday, everyone needs to ring in the new and ring out the old, the useless, that which does not work for US, as loudly as possible. We need to ring in a new year and be heard far and wide. We need to VOTE. Two hundred plus years ago, when this nation was forged, we lived under a government that did

not represent our interests, only theirs. We were ruled by a king who became more mad by the moment, swaying our lives by his whims. We, as an emerging nation, rang in a new year then so loudly that it shook the world. Our new New Year’s Day was July 4, 1776. Why don’t our representatives represent us today, solve problems or do the right thing? Because they don’t live in the same world we do. They tell us we must distrust ‘those other people’ across the road. But the fact is I trust that man or woman even more than I do them. Because they are my neighbors and we’re all pretty much in the same boat as each other. We‘re not living the high life on inside business deals, legalized bribery stuffing our pockets from big money donors, or living off daddy’s money. If these are they same folks who have been promising you everything, and failing you for years, it’s time for them to go. And if you’ve voted and have spare time, or even can’t vote

this year, get out and get others to the polls. Let’s make this another New Year's that will be heard around the world. Get out and vote vote vote! Make sure we are heard so loud that this will be a new New Year’s Day that no one will forget! Dan Guarino In Need of a Prayer Dear Editor: The members of the St. Francis de Sales Bereavement Ministry invite anyone who has recently lost a loved one to join them for a Memorial Prayer Service on Saturday, November 17 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis de Sales Church, Beach 129th Street. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served after in Monsignor Reddy Hall. There will be a chance to share and meet members of the Bereavement Ministry. If you can't make it and want to speak to a member of the Bereavement group, call Noreen Ryan, 718-945-4235. St. Francis de Sales

‘Til Next Year Dear Editor: This is for all the LA fans from the New Yorkers who have been in Ebbets Field. Since you took our ball team, I think you should also have our end of year Cry. That would be "Wait Till Next Year." Charlie Cheswick America the Beautiful Dear Editor: When America The Beautiful was sung Monday evening at West End Temple, honoring those who died in a Pittsburgh synagogue, Rockaway once again stood armin-arm, shoulder to shoulder. Christian, Jew, Non-Believer, sang in unison. I got the chills. It was heartwarming. Now, if only we will choose to continue this ecumenical moment, if only we will choose to meet under one roof, one chuppa, one tabernacle, one sky, and come to understand that our similarities, our wishes, our love of family, country, life, are one and the same. Let’s Make America The Beautiful again. Robert Sarnoff

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Help Anna’s Elves Pay It Forward For Annual Holiday Toy Drive By Kami-Leigh Agard

Six years ago, Broad Channel 14-year-old Anna O’Connor, then age nine, after being in intensive treatment for leukemia for two-and-a-half years at L.I. Jewish Cohen Children’s Hospital, started a holiday toy drive out of empathy for her friends she was leaving behind in the hospital, so they too could have a festive holiday. Her mom, Deborah O’Connor, immediately jumped in and garnered support from the community for Anna’s thoughtful initiative, not just amongst friends in Broad Channel, but beyond. However, now in a heart-rending twist of fate, Deborah is now fighting her own battle with cancer, and Anna’s Elves are coming out full force to continue Anna’s 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Broad Channel residents

and friends of the O’Connor family, Cindy Mangnan and Kelly Brugess, are co-organizers of this year’s toy drive, and

said that after learning about Debbie’s cancer diagnosis and understandable decision to focus on her health and family, they immediately wanted to pay it forward. Mangnan said, “When Debbie posted on Facebook about her cancer diagnosis and desire to just enjoy her family and focus on her treatment, we immediately wanted to help. We knew the toy drive was such a signature event, not just for the family, but the entire Broad Channel community.” The O’Connors started the toy drive in 2012, a year that was not just tumultuous because of Anna’s uphill recovery from leukemia, but also the family dealing with a severely-damaged home wreaked by Hurricane Sandy. years, 700, and in 2016, they However in the toy drive’s first delivered more than 950 gifts. year in 2012, they collected And last year, Deborah post600 gifts. The second and third Continued on page 20

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HELP ANNA’S ELVES PAY Continued from Page 18 ed on the toy drive’s Facebook page: “We did it! 783 toys delivered to the fighters. Thank you everyone. From my family to yours. Merry Christmas!� Last February 2017, The Rockaway Times published an article: “Broad Channel Angel Wins Caring Kids Award,� highlighting Anna winning the first-ever Caring Kids Award from NY Metro Parents. Her winning entry was among seven that were selected from more than 100 submissions for volunteer and community service projects undertaken by children ages six to 15 in NYS. And guess who nominated Anna? None other than her mom, Deborah. Anna and her family then became local celebrities. After hearing about Anna’s humanitarian efforts, the family was featured on cable news channel, NY1. Then a Duane Reade representative heard about Anna’s toy drive, and the com-

pany donated toys from several stores. To top it all off, a producer from TLC cable channel program, Cake Boss, contacted the family, and as a thank you for their humanitarian efforts, sent a special cake for the Broad Channel community’s Christmas Tree Lighting last December. Including last year’s donations, the O’Connors have donated just under a whopping 4,000 brand new toys to both Cohen’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Mangnan said that Deborah was a bit conflicted at first about continuing this year’s toy drive, but gave her blessing, and now Anna’s Sixth Annual Toy Drive is up and running! “My friendship with Debbie started through the toy drive. She is such an amazingly strong and kind-hearted person, blessed with equally inspiring daughters, Anna, Amanda and Alyssa, and husband, Sean. Their toy drive really banded the community. When they started the toy

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drive, not only were they dealing with Anna’s recovery from leukemia, but like many other Broad Channel residents, were building to recoup from Superstorm Sandy. We didn’t want the toy drive to just fade away. However, we had to get her blessing first, and we were so happy when she did,� Mangan said. Kelly Brugess, also a Broad Channel resident and on the board of local nonprofit, Rockaway WISH, said that she and Deborah grew up on the same street corner. “When we found out that Debbie was sick and wouldn’t be able to do the toy drive this year, we immediately wanted to help. I contacted Debbie, and asked for the contact of the social worker she coordinated with at Cohen’s. The social worker was so happy that we wanted to keep driving the toy drive this year for the family. Anna’s kindness was such an inspiration to the community, and we wanted to pay it forward to the entire family, who all worked hard on the toy drive for the past

The Rockaway Times five years,� Brugess said. For Mangan, the O’Connors personify what’s best about Broad Channel. “We maybe a small community, but big in heart, and the O’Connors really show what Broad Channel is all about,� she said. For the toy drive, wrapping paper, toys, books and gift certificates for newborns to teens are accepted. For more information, check out Facebook page: Anna’s 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Drop-off locations include: Broad Channel (Ruffle Bar - 919 Noel Road), Roxbury (Kim Hartman - 614 Harmony Road), Rockaway (Beth Hanning - 119-11 Newport Ave.), Howard Beach (The Kidz Lounge - 158-01 Crossbay Blvd.), Rockville Centre (Heather Cook - 34 Sherman Ave.) Also, Rockaway WISH is accepting donations at their office: 533 Beach 126th Street or email: info@rockawaywish. org. Also, you can drop off toys at Broad Channel’s Holiday Tree Lighting at the Broad Channel Athletic Field. Details to be announced.


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Ocean Bliss Yoga is gearing up to do yoga for the Vets. As we approach Veterans Day, Ocean Bliss will be holding a special donation-based yoga class on Friday, November 9 to support the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP). This hour-long class, held at Ocean Bliss Yoga at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 533 Beach 126th Street, will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is open to all levels. Proceeds from this class will go to support the Veterans Yoga Project, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. This class is held as part of a nationwide Veterans Gratitude Week, which has raised more than $240,000 since it began in 2014.

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Skippy will forever be a part of Engine 266. On Thursday, October 25, members of the FDNY packed the Rockaway Beach firehouse to remember a fellow firefighter, Robert Tilearcio, on the anniversary of his death, showing that he’ll truly never be forgotten. Robert Tilearcio, known to many as “Skippy,� dedicated much of his life to the FDNY, having worked as a firefighter for 34 years, and he lived and breathed the firehouse life at

Engine 266. He was known as one of the top chefs in the firehouse, a self-proclaimed comedian and one to always put a smile on others’ faces, simply with his own contagious laugh. Tilearcio was also a father, a son, a brother, a husband, an uncle, a friend to so many, and a hero. Like many firefighters across the city, Tilearcio answered the call on September 11, 2001, and spent several weeks, working day in and day out,

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Situated on a very desirable 45'x100' corner lot, this bright and spacious home has 5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bonus walk up attic and a 2 car garage. Will not last at this price. Get in before its gone! Call today for your private viewing. $799,000

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Selling Fully Furnished Desirable beach block, consisting of just 12 residences. This Mediterranean 5 BR home exudes classic beauty! Parking for 7, ocean views, in-ground pool & Jacuzzi. $2,900,000

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Belle Harbor - Beach Block This Mother/Daughter 4BR, 3 bath home has HW floors, high ceilings, spacious LR/DR,terrace, full finished basement and detached garage. $985,000

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Belle Shores Condominium Large duplex offering ocean and bay views. 2BR's plus an incredible master suite with it's own private terrace. Living space offers skylights, HW floors and private parking. $799,000

A Must See! C T A Renovated and tastefully T R done, N 3BR, 1.5 bath Chome has a full O finished basement, tons of R E storage,N D gorgeous kitchen, U backyard with pool stunning and pavers. $825,000

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Serious buyer needs a multi family home in Rockaway Park or Belle Harbor. If its time to sell, we have your buyer. Call Us!

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121-16 Ocean Promenade 1D - 11/4 - 11:30-12:30 Move right into this immaculate 2 BR apartment. No elevator and no steps in this apartment. Beautiful open views from East to South, private terrace and hardwood floors throughout. Call today for your private viewing. $299,000

Beautiful sun filled 2 family is mint. A total of 5 BR’s, 3.5 baths, rooftop terrace with ocean and bay views. Attached garage, private drive, backyard, central heating and cooling. $949,000

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Owner's unit features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, office/den, hardwood floors and terrace with ocean views. Private side entrance which has a 2 bedroom rental. Full private driveway and front patio. $899,000

One of a kind oceanfront apartment filled with sunlight and has 3BR’s, 2.5 baths, 2 pairs of sliders leading out to a spectaular and spacious oceanfront balcony, storage room and private parking. $845,000

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Supreme Legal 3 Owner enjoy’s over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, 3BR’s, 2.5 baths, full fin. bsmt., gorgeous yard with deck and fiber glass pool while collecting income on the other two rental apartments. $1,299,000

Gorgeous Block - 45' x 100' Newly renovated adorable 3BR, 2 bath with Lush botanical plantings of aromatic lavender and sweet basil straight from your garden to your organic table! Private parking. $799,000

Belle Harbor Legal 2 The main floor has 2BR's, a fully tiled bath and a fenced in yard with deck. One BR rental has private deck and bay views. Simple conversion to a one family! Parking for 3! $725,000

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Investment Opportunity! D TE P E This 1910 large MultiCC 2 duplex Family home Ahas R apartments. F E Amazing Bay Views,O4Fbedrooms and 3 baths and low taxes. $499,000

Rockaway Park Condo Walk in duplex apartment, 2/3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, SS appliances, HW floors and private parking. Half a block to the beach. PRICED TO SELL! $499,000

Prime Location C T RA This beautiful 2nd N Tfloor Coop O C and 1 newly has 2 bedrooms E R bathroom. One renovatedD full N indoorU parking spot in the garage is included. $399,000

garage. Motivated Seller! $699,000

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138th: Beach block renovated 4BR, 2BA duplex townhome (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,350

92nd: 3BR, 2BA duplex condo with ocean view terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $675,000

129th: Gorgeous 4BR, 2BA home with front porch, yard, deck and outdoor shower (LJ) . . . . $4,000

121st: 2R, 1BA co-op gut renovation with views from terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425,000

140th: Belle Harbor 3BR, 2.5BA house rental with large backyard (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000

121st: 2BR, 2BA oceanfront co-op with private terrace (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $365,000

141st: 3BR, 3BA fully furnished house rental with terrace, garage and parking (LJ) . . . . . . . . $3,200

121st: 2BR, 1BA co-op with private terrace and HW floors (CB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $299,000

ABTS: 3BR, 2.5BA unit with yard and laundry (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800

139th: 2BR, 1.5BA co-op newly renovated, cash and sponsor approval required (BF) . . . . $285,000

98th: Renovated beach block 3BR, 2BA apt with master bedroom suite (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

80th: Large 2BR, 2.5BA condo with low maintenance and terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,000

120th: Beach block 2BR, 2BA condo with terrace, wood floors and W/D (JD) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

121st: 2BR, 1BA co-op with HW floors, ocean views and parking (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $249,000

ABTS: Spacious 2BR, 1BA unit with CAC and laundry in unit (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850

121st: 1BR, 1BA co-op with HW floors, updated kitchen and bath (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $234,900

139th: 1BR, 1BA co-op with huge terrace and parking. Must apply for board approval. (JD) . $1,500

139th: Completely renovated walk in 1BR, 1BA co-op with lots of closets (BF) . . . . . . . . . $225,000

121st: Spacious 1BR, 1BA co-op with HW floors, updated kitchen and bath (NC) . . . . . . . . . $1,400

139th: Newly renovated studio co-op. Cash and sponsor approval required (BF) . . . . . . . $159,000

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Facts You Probably Don’t Need When you stand with your A star on the Hollywood Walk hands on your hips, with your of Fame costs $40,000 (as of elbows facing outward, you're 2018), used to pay for installastanding "Arms Akimbo." tion and upkeep. Those old school devices that Jimmy Stewart wore the same are used to measure your feet trusty old hat and rode the are known as "brannock desame horse, named Pie, in all vices." 17 of his Westerns from "Winchester '73" in 1950 to "Two The metal part of a pencil that Rode Together" in 1961. holds the eraser in place is called a ferrule. The blinking light atop the Capitol Records Tower spells When random symbols are strung together to symbolize out the word "Hollywood" in profanity, that is known as Morse code, and has since the grawlix. building's opening in 1956. "Kummerspeck" is the literal Alexander Hamilton, James German term for the weight Madison, and John Jay wrote you gain from emotional eatThe Federalist Papers under ing. the pseudonym "Publius" after a real-life aristocrat who Lemniscate is the proper had overthrown the Roman name for the infinity symbol. monarchy in the 6th century BCE. Octothrope - this word is better known by its synonyms, Facts from Sean McVeigh, fachashtag, pound sign, tic-tactoe or just #. tologist.


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OPEN HOUSE

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4 Bed, 3 Bath triplex w/ ocean views, roof terrace, garage and pvt. parking---$3,300 2 Bed, 1Bath w/ balcony, roof terrace, parking, washer/dryer---$2,150 2 Bed, 1 Bath w/ washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, parking---$1,950 2 Bed, 1Bath w/ central air, parking, washer/dryer---$1,800 2 Bed, 1Bath w/ washer/dryer, parking, central AC---$1,750 Price Reduced $1.048M. All offers considered.

1 Bed, 1 Bath with permit parking, central air---$1,700 1 Bed, 1 Bath w/ permit parking, washer/dryer---$1,600

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to the buildup of plaque in arteries that causes reduced or blocked blood flow in major blood vessels. If it occurs in arteries in the heart (coronary arteries), it is termed coronary heart disease. If it occurs in arteries in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease and if in arteries in the legs, it is known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). CVD may cause heart attacks, strokes, and death. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA. Traditionally, people are screened for CVD by assessing risk factors. These risk factors include smoking, older age, high blood pressure, being overweight or obese, diabetes, high cholesterol, and a family history of heart disease. In general, people with a higher risk of CVD benefit more from screening and treatment. These

Heart of the Matter

traditional risk factors can then be factored into several risk assessment tools. Examples of these assessment tools include the Framingham Risk Score and the Pooled Cohort Equations. Despite these tools, doctors are always looking for more ways to assess risk for CVD. There are a number of non-traditional risk assessment tools available. For example, religious and social organizations often bring in companies that perform other tests intended to assess risk for CVD. For a fee, they perform blood pressure measurement, cholesterol testing, EKG, and a test known as the ankle-brachial index, or ABI. The ABI is the ratio of systolic blood pressure at the ankle to the systolic BP at the brachial artery (upper arm). There are other non-traditional tests such as the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and cardiac calcium score (an assessment of calcium in coronary arteries as measured by CAT scanning). The ques-

tion remains, however, as to just how sensitive and accurate these non-traditional tests are for predicting risk for CVD. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) examined this very question. Unfortunately, their conclusion was that there was insufficient clinical evidence to determine whether this non-traditional testing was either predictive and accurate. So, more research and studies are required to answer this question. Meanwhile, symptoms and traditional testing remains the mainstay of assessing risk of CVD. For example, muscles require large amounts of oxygen to function properly. A person with PVD has narrowed leg arteries. When that person walks, the leg muscles require large amounts of oxygen-carrying blood to function, however the narrowed arteries cannot supply the needed volume of blood. That causes pain in the muscle, typically the calf muscles. This is known as claudication. A per-

son with PVD and claudication cannot walk very far before having severe leg pain. When the person stops and rests, the pain disappears. Likewise, narrowed coronary arteries cannot supply the amount of blood needed when the heart is stressed. This causes chest pain, otherwise known as angina pectoris. A person with cerebrovascular disease my have mini-strokes, which may cause small changes in memory, personality, or arm or leg weakness or numbness. All this underscores the need for people to go for regular checkups and report all symptoms, however minor they may seem. If caught early, CVD is often very treatable. For more information go to: w w w . u s p re v e nt i v e s e rvicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/ cardiovascular-disease-screening-using-nontraditional-risk-assessment Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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A World Living In Peace A Course In Miracles speaks on the healing power of time. “Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet this is what time is for: to learn just that and nothing more.” We are timeless beings and yet we are rushing around, checking off the to-do list constantly with little time to do nothing. It has been my experience in times of quiet, when you give yourself the opportunity to simply sit with yourself, you begin to let

go of the negative energy and thoughts. You may have more clarity for creating a life with less stress and more happiness. I have been told since I was a young girl by my Mom, Mary Timlin, who passed away in 1989, that I should strive to be content in life and I would always be happy. These words have never left me. But there are times when I have worries and anxieties living in a world of discontent. My heartfelt prayers are for a world filled with compassion for all beings. We are living in dangerous times with so

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much self-absorption and hate. Peace is the only way. At least that is what my heart tells me in my quiet moments. We are all one. The man begging for money on the street could be me or you. “The world is full of miracles. They stand in shining silence next to every dream of pain and suffering, of sin and guilt. They are the dream’s alternative, the choice of the dreamer, rather than deny the active role in making up the dream.” Course In Miracles. I believe in the power of prayer and miracles. Sending out the intentions for peace and unity is a powerful tool. Be kind, be generous, be compassionate. You will find such healing in the act of giving and praying for the human race to rise above all the division in society. Send loving prayers to those who have harmed you and made you suffer. Healing is a birthright and there are powerful tools to utilize to truly free yourself of burdens and heartache. Forgiveness is necessary in this process. Loving Kindness Meditation is practiced often by those wish-

The Rockaway Times ing to free themselves of suffering. It begins with yourself first, then you send it to someone you love, then you send it to someone you see on the street but are not so friendly with, and finally you send it to that person who you do not like or have had a bad experience with. This is very difficult for most people, however by sending loving prayers their way, you begin to let go of your resentment and pain. It is daily practice that should be done often. I leave you with a quote from Paramahansa Yogananda, “It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life. Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world — it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything, so learn to be glad and contented….Have happiness now.”


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Scary Stuff By Lou Pastina

I had hoped to give you a couple of first-hand reports on two spooky-looking things to do in New York for Halloween, but sometimes even my plans get waylaid. But I still want to do both and they are available after Halloween too, so here they are — try them out and let me know what you think. The first one takes you into Williamsburg and is called Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours. The converted trolley is

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made to look and feel like a Victorian carriage. Be forewarned though Rockawayites, there is no alcohol, and no bathroom on the trolley. But there is fun! The trolley takes you through tales of Murder Inc, ghosts, and alien abductions on your hour-anda-half tour of Brooklyn. It costs about $50 and leaves you back on the north side of Williamsburg, where there are plenty of bars to calm your fears of ghouls and goblins. Get there early though. I got there literally three minutes late and missed the trolley, not a

good feeling. And be aware that parking in that neighborhood is like trying to find street parking in Neponsit on a summer weekend. So, give yourself time. You can get tickets online at madamemorbid.com. The second one is in an area of New York now known as Nolita, meaning North of Little Italy. Ridiculous right? I am thinking of telling people I live in SoRBB, or South of Rockaway Beach Blvd., think it will stick? Anything to increase the real estate appeal. Anyway, in Nolita there sits one of the most beautiful and storied churches in New York, Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the corner of Prince and Mott Streets. Be aware, parking ain’t so easy there either. The Cathedral was built over 200 years ago and has a great old cemetery in its backyard. The history of Old St. Pat’s mirrors, in some respects, the history of the Irish in New York and the fights between the nativists and the Irish Catholics at the time. The website for Old St. Pat’s has a terrific history of those times, and if you read it before visiting, it will give you a

feel for what will surround you as you walk through the front gates. But the Halloween magic here is in a candlelight tour of the catacombs below the Cathedral. Given by Tommy’s New York, the tours cost about $35 and takes you into the underworld of the basilica, providing a rich history of this northern boundary of the old Five Points. While the catacombs are not exactly like the ones in Rome, they do represent some of the most expensive real estate in Manhattan. It has been reported that a vault is currently available for $7 million. Quite a bargain! If you do your tour around dinnertime, you will be rewarded by being close to Little Italy and in this way can combine the best of both worlds: an Irish Ghost Tour and an Italian meal. You can get tickets at https://tommysnewyork.com. Remember folks, it’s Halloween, time to visit a cemetery and pay our respects. And to plagiarize an old Yogi Berra-ism, if you don’t visit them, they won’t visit you! Happy Halloween.

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VOTE NOTES

This coming Tuesday, November 6 is the New York State 2018 General Election and, as always, I would counsel that it is up to each voter to locate easily available information about each candidate and all proposed ballot measures in order to make an informed decision about how to vote. Rather than allowing potential leaders to hide

weaknesses and wrongdoing from public awareness, our democratic voting process urges all of us to get involved and to share viewpoints about who should lead us. Now if you've heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: "It’s your civic duty to vote." Between now and next Tuesday - unless you’re planning an extended session in a monastery - you’ll no doubt hear it again, but not from me! Due diligence requires I inform all of you that you actually have no duty (civic or otherwise) to vote in any election. You have the right to vote, but voting is not a government prescribed duty. In much the same way, you have the right to worship freely, the right to express your views, the right to run for public office - but no obligation to do any of them. Just as freedom of religion encompasses the freedom to practice no reli-

gion, your freedom to vote for the candidate of your choice includes the freedom to vote for no candidate at all. Now please don't get me wrong, as I most certainly am not a proponent of not voting. To the contrary, I was six years old when I first saw the inside of a voting booth. It was Election Day, 1956. My father took me with him early in the morning when he went to vote and let me pull the lever for his candidate, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Once I turned old enough to vote, I became an Election Day regular. I cast my first actual vote back in 1972 when I was 22 years old during my second enlistment in the United States Marine Corps for Richard Nixon who was running against George McGovern. I could not vote earlier, as the minimum voting age was only lowered to 18 from 21 in 1971 with the passage of the 26th Amend-

ment to the Constitution of the United States. Yeah... that's right...old enough to fight in a war but too young to vote? Quite frankly, my candidates don’t usually win, and even those who do, routinely disappoint me while in office. In 1964, when I was 14, I was a volunteer for Barry Goldwater's campaign, which imploded with an opposition 60-second political advertisement, which was only aired once, known as the "Daisy" ad, which painted Goldwater as a genocidal maniac who threatened the world’s future with nuclear annihilation and clinched the election for Lyndon Baines Johnson. I should also add that President Nixon resigned in 1974, only two years after I cast my very first vote for him! Still, "Who cares who wins" has Continued on page 31

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BETWEEN THE BRIDGES Continued from Page 30 never been my philosophy, and as I am not given to sitting out any election at home with my eyes closed indulging myself in the fantasy that when I open my eyes the next day everything will have been magically fixed, I have managed to vote in every general election and most all general and primary elections since then. I relish the egalitarian ritual of Election Day - citizens of every rank coming together as equals to peacefully choose their leaders. Whether the result is one you sought or even when the outcome is a foregone conclusion, unwanted or downright distasteful, voting is an act of democratic self-government that we as Americans should all take pride in and enjoy being part of. Just a reminder, this Saturday, November 3, the Broad Channel VFW will be hosting our town's very own annual

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Thursday, November 1, 7:45 p.m. BLUE WAVE CANDIDATE NIGHT 140 Beach 113th Street Meet and support democratic candidates at the Good Government Regular Democratic Club hosted by Lew Simon. Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m. SHAPEUPNYC: ULTIMATE CARDIO FOR ADULTS Seaside Library 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. Bring water and a towel. Sunday,November 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MUSIC THAT HEALS Belle Harbor Yacht Club 533 Beach 126th Street

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Tuesday, November 6, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ELECTION DAY Your Local Polling Place Head to the polls and vote!

Tuesday, November 13, 7:15 p.m. COMMUNITY BOARD 14 MEETING Knights of Colombus 333 Beach 90th Street Monthly CB meeting. Arrive early to sign up to speak.

Weekends, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. GLIDERS HOLIDAY MARKET 114-04 Beach Channel Drive Every Saturday and Sunday, in the parking lot, there will be vendors selling good for the holidays. Plus food from the Fit Food Kitchen and the Holiday Dessert Outlet.

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. ROCKAWAY REPUBLICAN CLUB Belle Harbor Yacht Club 533 Beach 126th Street Regular monthly meeting.

Weekends, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ARLENE CORNELL ART EXHIBIT sTudio 6, Fort Tilden See Arlene Cornell’s solo show of watercolor paintings. Runs through November 4.

Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FALL FESTIVAL MARKET Community House 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd Holiday shop from different vendors, plus food and drink specials.

Saturday, November 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ROCKAWAY THANKSGIVING FEAST RISE Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Join RWA for a free Thanksgiving meal. Must register in advance at www.rwalliance.org/rwa/events/

Weekends, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. INKSPLASH ART EXHIBIT sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Come celebrate the RAA’s 10th anniversary of printmaking by viewing prints from a range of artists. Open weekends through November 18.

Friday, November 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. NOAH’S ARK BINGO Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Help Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue fundraise with a night of bingo.

Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. RTC PRESENTS “PIPPIN” Post Theatre, Fort Tilden See the Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest production. For

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LEGAL NOTICES 117-12 Atlantic Avenue LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/18/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to: Chamandeep Kaur, 120-08 95th Ave., Richmond Hill, NY 11419. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of NANTECH SERVICES LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/18/2018. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to NANTECH SERVICES LLC, 94-33 211TH STREET, QUEENS VILLAGE, NEW YORK, 11428. Any lawful purpose. Rosalie & Andrews R.E. LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/20/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to: Jason Andrew Oshins Esq., 214-51 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village, NY 11428. General Purpose.

So Mad Money, LLC Articles of org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 09/11/2018. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 92-69 217 Street Queens Village NY 11428. Purpose: Any lawful Purpose.

6931/33 76th Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/25/2018. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to: Tamborino, 69-29 76th St., Middle Village, NY 11379. General Purpose. Notice of formation of GREAT WORD, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/26/2018. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 85-21 LEFFERTS BLVD APT C6 KEW GARDENS, NY 11415. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of PSD57ST, LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/16/ 2018. Office location: Queens. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PSD57ST, LLC, 36-26 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Any lawful purpose.

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The Literary Chick Review: Father of the Little Free Library Renovations are the By Marilyn Macron, sign of a new Esq. aka birth. SomeMaria Cowhey times they give birth to unexpected things. In 2009, Todd Bol of Wisconsin was renovating his garage when he ripped off the door and paused before discarding because he truly liked the wood. He decided to build a small box to post outside his home with books for passersby as a tribute to his mother, who had been a schoolteacher. People were intrigued and when he had his garage sale, a brilliant idea dawned on him. “I put up my library and noticed my neighbors talking to it like it was a little puppy,” Bol said in a 2013 interview with The Washington Post. “And I realized there was some kind of magic about it.” Assisted by Henry Miller, an Amish craftsman, Mr. Bol began building these mini-libraries and started the nonprofit organiza-

tion, Little Free Library, to provide a place where people could purchase or get instructions on how to build these libraries for their own neighborhoods. The idea quickly took off. As many people from Rockaway Beach and surrounding areas remember, Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas. We suffered deaths, massive destruction, and privation. I, myself, remember being stunned as my basement windows burst, shooting forth gushes of sea water as in the movie Titanic. Following Sandy, we were stranded with no homes, food, hot water, with people desperate for gasoline to operate generators to pump out water if they were lucky enough to gain use of one. Walking around my ravaged neighborhood in a surreal state of shock, I felt like I was in the apocalyptic movie, Road Warrior. Titanic and Road Warrior are not movies one imagines being in until it happens. A perhaps less life-threaten-

ing, but also sad result was that the public libraries in Rockaway and other areas were flooded and unusable. Having heard about the Little Free Libraries, I created two of them outside my home. In thanks to rocker Patti Smith, also a Rockaway resident, for all the spiritual help and organizational effort she dedicated to help rebuild Rockaway, “Stone by stone,” I dedicated the adult one to her, installing a plaque commemorating The Patti Smith Free Library, and I named the other one the Kids’ Rock-A-Book Library. I stocked them with books of my choice that I wanted to share, and my neighbors enthusiastically joined, once it became clear that they were not birdhouses. The Rockaway Times was kind enough to do an article on them back in 2014 and it has since thrilled my heart to watch as people make use of the “Take A Book, And Leave A Book” concept of both, resulting in constantly changing inventory. My sweetest

memory is seeing a little girl pull her grandfather by the hand, urging him to “Come, I’ll show you how it works!” opening the door and proudly taking a book out. Soon, another Little Free Library appeared a few blocks away and my heart sang! I believe there are three now in Rockaway. Little Free Libraries are worldwide, thanks to Todd Bol, even stretching as far as the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, for reindeer herders and their families. When Todd Bol died recently, library stewards were asked to put a white and silver ribbon on their libraries in commemoration of this extraordinary man’s life. It was with great sadness that my daughter, Marlene, and I tied our ribbons on the libraries. While the world has lost a real life Book Angel, his spirit lives on in every Little Free Library in the world. For more information about Little Free Libraries, or to start your own, go to www.littlefreelibrary.org.

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De Blasio Talks East End Issues at Town Hall By Katie McFadden On Wednesday, October 24, Mayor Bill de Blasio came to town once again to address a number of issues at a Town Hall in Arverne, organized by Councilman Donovan Richards. From NYCHA issues, to transportation and more, the more than two-hour meeting with the community was jampacked with concerns and some solutions. Outside of PS/MS 42, members of the Police Benevolent Association surrounded the building, as police and their supporters staged their own protest to demand the mayor to come to the table to discuss contract negotiations and fair wages for police. De Blasio chose to avoid the crowd, entering the school through a separate entrance. However, during the Town Hall, he did acknowledge and praise the NYPD for their “extraordinary work,” especially in wake of recent mail bomb threats. The Town Hall began with Councilman Donovan Richards, who organized the event, praising the mayor for accomplishments, including financial help for projects like the Downtown Far Rockaway Revitalization project, upgrades to local medical centers, a new Far Rockaway Library, infrastructure upgrades and more. Yet despite the improvements, residents at the meeting made it clear that more needs to be done. Several people attended the meeting to request parity for the early childhood education workforce, which feels more threatened by the addition of Universal Pre-K and now 3K. A representative for DC 1707 requested there to be salary parity with Department of Education workers. De Blasio addressed the issue early on, saying, “We need Pre-K and 3K and to continue the effort to reach younger kids. We have taken steps to parity. We will be taking more steps to parity. It’s not going to happen overnight, but there is going to be consistent work on parity,” the mayor said.

De Blasio addresses the crowd. Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Elaine Short, president of the Far Rockaway NAACP, brought up a very important issue that had also been brought up at the last Rockaway Town Hall meeting de Blasio attended in December 2017—the need for another hospital. However, surprisingly, de Blasio said he was unaware that this was a concern. “Honestly, it’s the first time I’m hearing the notion of an additional Health and Hospitals facility. I can’t give you an answer on the spot, but I accept that this is now something we need to come up with an answer on,” de Blasio said, adding that he’ll get in touch with H&H to assess if a health clinic is needed in the area. Some residents brought up specific issues with Build it Back, to which de Blasio redirected them to Amy Peterson to answer specific questions. He also reminded residents that Build it Back is coming to an end. “BIB is about to shut down. There’s only a handful of properties left and then it’s about to shut down entirely. God forbid we ever have to deal with anything like this again, we’re going to do an entirely different approach because there were many problems with BIB, but this program is about to close down once and for all,” he said. Many NYCHA residents also brought up specific issues, such as a lack of a compactor

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at the Ocean Bay Houses and worsening unsanitary conditions. There is a plan to bring a compactor to the site, but this could take up to a year-and-ahalf due to a capital contract process. De Blasio requested that something be done temporarily and representatives from NYCHA and DSNY agreed to inspect the issue and to consider bringing a bulk trash container to the property in the interim. Some young children, like 8-year-old Noah Morgan and 10-year-old Tyler Williams brought up issues that concerned the Department of Transportation. Morgan’s concern was about broken light poles on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 67th and 69th Streets, to which DOT promised to have fixed by the next day. Williams brought up speeding issues around Beach 73rd and Rockaway Beach Boulevard and acknowledged that a crossing guard is now in the area, but drivers are disobeying the crossing guards. Williams asked if more can be done, and by the next day, DOT crews were at the site, adding more traffic devices to the area. Others also brought up the horrendous condition of Beach Channel Drive between Beach 38th to Beach 73rd Streets. The mayor urged the DOT to look into finally repaving these roads. Speaking of transportation issues, Andrea Colon of the

Rockaway Youth Task Force asked for a commitment to put a ferry stop on the east end of Rockaway, and a permanent ferry shuttle service to Far Rockaway. The mayor and EDC explained that it is physically not possible to put a ferry stop on the east end due to a ferry not being able to get under the A train bridge. It was also explained that there was a trial for a Far Rockaway ferry shuttle bus, but it had poor ridership and was found to not be viable. Arguments were made that this experiments was done during the winter, when ridership is lower regardless. In response, de Blasio urged the EDC to make a commitment to try another pilot for a downtown Far Rockaway ferry shuttle, to be run next summer. Also announced for next summer, Far Rockaway will have more open beaches. CB14 Chair Dolores Orr had asked a question about whether more Parks Department staff would be added to care for the plethora of additional parks opening on the peninsula. Orr’s question was misunderstood by Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, but he did announce that new sections of the beach will be open next summer. It was not announced where specifically, but Richards pointed out that it would likely be in the Beach 30s. We’ll have an open beach in Far Rockaway, which is a big deal,” Richards said. Some other requests that residents brought up, that the mayor said could be looked into, included adding a dropin center for runaway and homeless youth in Far Rockaway, adding a workforce training center focused on building trades, in response to all the new development going up, and the addition of a cultural/ youth center being added to Far Rockaway. All of these issues are subject to budgeting, but will be considered. Not everyone got a chance to ask their questions as the meeting went past 9 p.m. but city agency commissioners were on hand for people to talk to directly at the end of the meeting.


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Finally Home By Kami-Leigh Agard

Six years later, Superstorm Sandy is still a horrific memory, and for many on the peninsula, it has taught a hard-wrought lesson, not just about recovery, but a beautiful narrative about resilience. These two local women, Joan Herrick and Maura Buckley, embody what being Rockaway Strong means, especially after it taking six years for them to go back home, but their gratitude, despite the time, prevails over the experience. Homeowners, Herrick and Buckley, are amongst thousands in NYC’s five boroughs, who patiently had to wait and hope for a grand homecoming after the reconstruction promised by NYC’s Build it Back (BiB) program. Six years, later, they are indeed back, and craving a life of normalcy, as many others did on the peninsula. Jerrick owns a newly-lifted and fully-renovated home in Edgemere done through the BiB program. When asked if six years was a long wait, she didn’t hesitate with her lilting response. “I had to let go, and let God. Years ago, I had a dream that I was going to live in a home near the water. I’m originally from Jamaica in the Caribbean, so living near the water was a natural instinct for me. I bought this home, just blocks from the bay. I was used to the water coming in from the bay during high tide, but Sandy was a whole different story. I did evacuate to family in Kew Gardens, but I was desperate to come home and see what the conditions were. It was catastrophic. For three days, I patiently waited. To get to Beach Channel Drive, we had to swim, walk, it was crazy, but I knew that God blessed my family and I with this home, and we needed to be patient. I’m not going to underscore the shock of seeing water that busted through the ceiling and came up through the toilets, but I just kept praying and asking God for patience. I met the BiB people and fell in love with their honesty, and I was patient, knowing that good things were coming,” Jerrick said. Jerrick relayed that they, like many on the peninsula, had limited access to gas and electricity,

but she kept praying and waiting, knowing that something was going to break through the clouds, indicating a fully recovery. “My daughter, who was in school at the time, was worried about her textbooks. Thankfully, they were fine. In the beginning, the recovery process was a bit rough. After being home, we had to leave for two years for the house to be lifted and other renovations to be made. I rented an apartment on Beach 26th Street, but here we are, finally back home just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas!” Jerrick exclaimed.

in his own home since he was age 4. We tried to move back before, but the plumbing and heating didn’t work, and to be honest the house was in shambles. We lived in Marine Park, Brooklyn for a while, but I wanted to be back in my Breezy roots. Thank God, my mom lives in Breezy so my son didn’t have to be totally out of his element,” Buckley said. Buckley said she was one of the first batch of Breezy resident to apply to BiB in 2014. “They told me it was either the modular (pre-fab) construction or nothing. With this new construction,

you lost your homes, you need help too.’ But, I always feel like in tragedy good hearts always keep on giving, and that’s something I’ve instilled in my son. We had to wait six years to be finally be home, but it was worth the wait, because look how we blessed others during this time,” Buckley said. BiB, no doubt, was a challenge for many, with even Mayor de Blasio admitting the program was full of hiccups, but it's soon soon coming to an end. According to BiB, as of October 24, 2018, BiB for the Rockaways has served

As Jerrick’s grandchildren ran around the newly-restored home, squealing with delight, she said, “Seeing them so happy, it was worth the wait. We’ve been through a lot, but patience is a virtue. It’s not about moving into a new home, it’s about feeling safe.” For Breezy Point resident, Maura Buckley, it was also waiting game, but seeing the smile on her 10-year-old son’s face, Eamonn, after getting the keys, it was also worth the wait. “The day I was getting the keys, I told my son that I was picking him up after school. He thought I was taking him to the doctors. I told him, ‘We are finally getting the keys to our home buddy!’ He started to tear, asking, ‘Is this for real this time or this is a joke?’ He’s going to be 11 at the end of the November, and has not been back

we lost quite a few square feet of space with no ample closets, and they set up the space like a galley, but at this point, I’m just grateful to be finally home with my son,” she said. The amazing part of Buckley’s story is that amidst being a single mom, displaced from her home, she has steadfastly spearheaded multiple local efforts to help others. With Operation Kid Comfort, which she started with local Matt Piccone and the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department, to help those in need during tragic times such as natural disasters, she’s collected over 5,000 teddy bears and necessary supplies to send to families who’ve lost everything. “When we reached out to people to donate and help, folks were like, ‘You’re from Breezy Point,

99.9 percent of 2,528 homeowners with either a construction start, reimbursement check, or acquisition; finished 93 percent of 2,344 homeowners, meaning received their full benefit, including construction, reimbursement or acquisition of their home; completed 98 percent of 986 city-managed construction projects; completed 91 percent of 1,720 construction projects, which includes homeowner managed construction. For Herrick and Buckley, it has not been a short fix, but finally being home, they say it was worth the wait, and they both hope the same for other homeowners still waiting. “Let go and let God. It’s not easy, but that’s where I placed my faith, and by His grace, my family is finally home,” Jerrick said.

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES By Kami-Leigh Agard

Lining up plans for the weekend? Well, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is teeming with fabulous live music, theater and arts. Who, what, why and where? In The Rockaway Times’ Good Times page, you’ll be sure to find out. LIVE MUSIC: Friday, November 2 8:30 p.m. Fellas and dames — tonight, Rockaway Brewing Company is the place to be as big band, Big Squid, gives their last performance in the Rock for 2018! Make sure to pack your tissues because you’ll be both weeping and sweating as they electrify this local hot spot with their signature fiery NOLA flavor, R&B, blues and funk. 415 Beach 72nd Street Friday, November 2 8:30 p.m. TGIF! So why not dissolve your weekday woes with First Fridays Jazz at Umas hosted by the Ancient Jazz Quartet. With Ben Frank on alto sax, Simon Chardiet on guitar, Billy Johnson on bass and none other than Mike Severino on drums, this is one night where all your tensions will be washed away with soothing soulful jazz and classic standards. 92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Friday, November 2 8:30 p.m. Thai Rock goes deep blue as Tony O Blues takes the stage belting out music that is straight up authentical American blues, no chaser. With mentors like Muddy Waters, be prepared for true deep American grain blues music, and as an added treat, local Mike Severino will be accompanying Tony O on drums. Not an evening to miss! 375 Beach 92nd Street

Irish musician and vocalist, Walter Ensor. As Ensor takes you on a wistful, melodic journey of a lifetime, you’ll be bowing with draft in hand before the night tunefully ends. 421 Beach 129th Street Saturday, November 3 8 p.m. Local rockers, Phil and The Family Band bring on their sweet classic rock jams to Broad Channel hotspot, Grassy Point Bar & Grill. Special guest included on this rocking' entertainment lineup is Mixed Bag! No Cover. Come on in and find out why this crew is highly respected not just for their great music, but their off the hook sound! And with plenty of quality beer and food on the menu, you’ll feel like you’re all in the family! 1802 Cross Bay Blvd. Saturday, November 3 9 p.m. You may have seen Pamela Nardi at popular joints across the peninsula, but this evening RBQ serves up a special treat as Nardi and her band, Lillet, makes their first debut at the deliciously beckoning BBQ local spot. Get ready for an enthralling evening of jazz standards, blues, folk, rock and Motown. Lillet’s music is like a great aperitif to stimulate your appetite for food, drink, life and love, and at RBQ there’s plenty of that to enjoy! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, November 3 9 p.m. It’s Saturday night, so why not get the party started with The Knobs at Rogers! From The Smiths to The Cure — The Knobs will rock all your favorite alternative/classic rock, leaving you literally ‘knobbed’ out! 203 Beach 116th Street

Sunday, November 4 4 p.m. So what if it's Sunday? Eke out Friday, November 2 the last hours of the easy-fee9 p.m. Take a trip to the Shamrock lin’ weekend vibes at Rogers motherland at Jamesons with with Rockaway’s favorite fami-

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ly band, The Fabulous Wades, ny. Everyone is welcome! 415 Beach 72nd Street and with the added plus of great beer and company on Sundays tap, you’ll be jammin' to your 12 noon to 3 p.m. favorite rock classics! What goes better with Rock203 Beach 116th Street away Beach Bakery’s yummy ham and cheese everything Sunday, November 4 croissant than a large, steamy 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. What’s the best medicine to cup of jazz? Well with Rockbring a ray of hope and sun- away’s music impresarios on shine for ailing adults and the brunch menu — Simon children? Music! And togeth- Chardiet on guitar, Billy Johner with nonprofit organiza- son on bass and Mike Severition, Music That Heals, the no on drums — get ready for a Belle Harbor Yacht Club is bluesy feast! 87-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd. offering that and more with international folk sensation, ART AROUND TOWN The Poor Cousins. This husSaturdays & Sundays band and wife duo combines 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. intimately healing AmeriDon’t miss the RAA’s printcan old time, New England, exhibition, InkIrish, Quebecois, and Scottish making songs and gutsy tunes in a ho- Splash 2018, featuring work listic style that will leave you of 20 artists showcasing an feeling uplifted and whole. eclectic array of printmakAnd the best part? Your $25 ing forms, from pen and ink donation goes to Music That drawings, traditional etchHeals, a nonprofit organiza- ing, monoprints and silk tion co-founded by profes- screening to more experisional musicians, Kathy Lord mental forms, using sun and and Susan Weber, with one seawater. On view weekgoal: to bring the healing ends, through November power of music to ill children 18. For info, visit : rockawaand adults in need. You don’t yartistsalliance.org sTudio 7, Fort Tilden want to miss out on this special concert that will leave Upcoming! you feeling in a better spirit Theater in Rockaway! (Yes, than with which you came. Rockaway has its own theater 533 Beach 126th Street company!) Tickets are up for sale for Sunday, November 4 Rockaway Theater Company’s 6:30 p.m. Be prepared to get jazzified grand production of the claswith the Ancient Jazz Quar- sic, Pippin, directed by John tet at Thai Rock. What better Gilleece. Show dates are Noway to gently wind down your vember 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, weekend than with soul jazz 29, 30 and December 1 and 2. and classic standards, with Tickets sell quickly, so seize the bay as the sensual back- the chance to get your hands drop. With Kevin Batchelor on some! For more info and on trumpet, Earl Appleton tickets, visit: www.rockawayNote on piano, Simon Chardiet theatrecompany.org. on drums and Mike Severino that ticket online reservations on drums, you’ll be floating are unavailable 48 hours prior to showtime, however, you above your Monday blues. can still purchase tickets at 375 Beach 92nd Street the RTC’s box office 45 minutes before curtain. Wednesdays T4 Post Theatre Building, 8 p.m. It’s Karaoke Wednesdays at Fort Tilden the Rockaway Brewing ComGot info. on local live music pany! All you need is some pluck and of course your and art exhibitions coming voice to belt out your favorite up? Send it to kami@rockatunes amongst good compa- waytimes.com


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GET OUT & VOTE ON TUESDAY! Continued from Page 8 a choice. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D), a Rockaway resident, has held the position since 2017 and has fought hard for her hometown and surrounding areas in that short time, but she is being challenged by Republican Matthew Peccorino. The Howard Beach resident serves as the current budget director for Councilman Eric Ulrich. The ballot for everyone in Queens will also include some choices for Queens County Civil Court. After you’ve selected your representatives of choice, make sure to flip your ballot around, as you have the option to vote for three important measures this year. Proposal 1, on Campaign Finance, would amend the City Charter to lower the amount a candidate for City elected office may accept from a contributor. It would also increase the public funding

used to match a portion of the contributions received by a candidate who participates in the City’s public financing program. Proposal 2 would amend the City Charter to: Create a Civic Engagement Commission that would implement, no later than the City Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020, a Citywide participatory budgeting program established by the Mayor to promote participation by City residents in making recommendations for projects in their communities. Finally, Proposal 3 would amend the City Charter to: Impose term limits of a maximum of four consecutive full two-year terms for community board members. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Don’t know where your local poll site is? Head to nyc.pollsitelocator. com or call 1-866-VOTENYC. For more information on each candidate and their issues, check out websites such as ballotpedia.org or ballotready.org.

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the construction and subsequent traffic," the Councilman wrote. "While everyone acknowledges an 80-year-old bridge will often need repairs and maintenance work, the current repair job has taken more than two years, with no end in sight." In the letter Ulrich adds that the ongoing repairs have exasperated travel conditions on the Peninsula, where transportation options are already limited. "I respectfully ask your office to provide me and my constituents with a detailed timeline of the rest of the project and take every possible step to expedite that process," Ulrich adds. "The Rockaways remain a transportation desert and the Marine Parkway Bridge is one of the only routes off the peninsula. It's imperative the bridge returns to full capacity as quickly as possible."

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Happy Howloween! Saturday’s nor’easter may have caused a washout for some Halloween events, but Sunday made for a beautiful day for a re-do for the Canine Costume Carnival. Despite the date change, there was a great turnout on Sunday, with dogs dressed as sharks, unicorns and even a banana split! A team of a shark and scuba diver took first place, a golden retriever lumberjack, dressed to match her parents, took second, and the unicorn won third. The event served as a fundraiser for the Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation & Fitness (ARF-ARF), which maintains the Rockaway Dog Park. With donations and help from CROM, NurtureU Wellness, Rockaway Gypsea and Beach Tripper, organizers were able to hold raffles and the event raised $80. Follow ARF-ARF on Facebook for updates and more events, like their upcoming holiday event later this month. Photos by Katie McFadden.

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Shamrock Pee Wees On Their Way To Playoffs Who Rocks? Shamrocks! The BCAC Shamrock Pee Wees may have had a rough start to the football season, but this past Sunday, they proved their Pee Wee ‘killer bee’ power as they conquered the field this past Sunday, October 28 against the West Hempstead Broncos with a scathing score of 21-7, earning their ticket to the playoffs. Courtney scored two touchdowns and Christian Williams aka “Turbo Christian” executed excellent blocking which

left their opponents defenseless, giving a wide berth to Cameron Mattone aka “Cam Marine” who scored one touchdown and ran for more than 100 yards. Jack O’Grady and Gary Patrylo led with tackles as the Killer Bees swarmed the Broncos defensive running backs. Hollah! The entire team played hard on both sides of the ball, especially as not to mention, quarterback Patty Palisi ran for over 75 yards, putting the Pee Wee offense in scoring

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Business Outreach Center (BOC) is offering free childcare training courses with funding that was provided by Councilman Donovan Richards. The Child Care Means Business is a 13-week, 60 hours of intense training that teaches business management, nutrition, and early childhood development to individuals who want to start or expand a child care home base business. Upon completion of the childcare training, the credits can be applied towards the State required 30 hours of training. Child Care Means Business A wonderful day was had by parents and students at World Champions Karate Center this past Sunday, October 28. Twelve karate students were promoted to Yellow belt, through Brown 3. The Karate-ka demonstrated techniques, kata, kobudo. They

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showed great determination before their proud parents. The Yellow through Brown belts have trained from three months to over five years. For brothers, Brandon and Jaydon, the next step is Shodan (black belt). Congratulations to the students and parents.

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