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Rockaway Brings Hope to the Warriors

They came, they saw, they had fun! Last Thursday, the community welcomed Hope for the Warriors to town and honored our wounded veterans with a warm welcome parade, followed by a weekend chock-full of fun activities. On Thursday, July 12, residents lined the streets to cheer on the warriors as they came through Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park, and Roxbury and Breezy Point, and so marked the

start of the Hope for the Warriors weekend. The weekend included adaptive surfing lessons from AmpSurf, kayaking and paddleboarding, plus sailing and fishing provided by the Rockaway Point Yacht Club. The warriors were also treated to a dinner cruise around the city on board the Star of New York, catered by Ludwig’s Catering. The weekend ended with a memorial service at the Breezy Point September 11 Memorial, led by Blessed Trinity Parish. Organizers, volunteers, many local businesses and a large donation by the Gary Sinise Foundation make this event possible each year and enjoyable to all involved, from those cheering the warriors on at the parade, to the participants and the volunteers. “It was awesome to welcome all of those superheroes to Rockaway,” local little girl, Lily Levasseur, said, as she and her family and friends cheered on the warriors during Thursday’s parade. Participants also had a great time. “I enjoyed a totally awe-

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some weekend with Hope for Warriors,” Shirley Ferguson of Norristown, PA said. “Even the surfing! Our first time but we had a great time! What inspired us to surf is seeing my son-in-law and the other wounded veterans that have been through war and got hurt, but keep going. So I said to myself, I’m going for it for them!” Joey Mac, a Hope for the Warriors staff member, said, “Thank you to everyone that made this

event possible! My NYC staff and I spent a fantastic weekend with these amazing Warriors and their families. To hear and witness veterans overcoming their challenges and hardships became the biggest highlight of my weekend. These warriors continue to inspire me and our great nation! Semper Fi!” Congratulations to all on yet another successful warriors weekend!


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Summer Fun in Rockaway Beach Some beaches may be closed in Rockaway Beach, but there’s still plenty to do to have fun in the sun. NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Queens Library, and the Friends of Rockaway Beach have teamed up to bring “Summer Fun at Rockaway Beach” at Beach 98th Street. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday though August 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

all are welcome to have fun in the sun (or in the shade) in this new activity center. You’ll find lawn games, many custom-built by John Cori and Eddy Pastore, like shuffleboard, Connect Four, table tennis, volleyball and others. Plus there's a kid's play area and activity center, or you can even pick up a book from Queens Library. Photos by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks and Katie McFadden.

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This Week in History JULY 19 Dennis Farrell was born.

was shot to death outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

1966 - Fifty-year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow. 1984 - Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice presidency by a major political party.

JULY 23 Clifford Baumann was born. John Moroney was born.

JULY 20 Meghan Courtney Flanagan was born.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car. 1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

1969 - Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was JULY 24 the first man to walk on the Moon. Patty Cashman was born. Kathie Hillis was born. JULY 21 Michael Prendergast was born. Barbara Mietzner Innes was born. 1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nix1873 - The first train robbery west of the on had to turn over White House tapes to Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James the Watergate special prosecutor. and his gang. 2002 - Nine coal miners were trapped in 1925 - In the "Monkey Trial," John T. a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued Scopes was found guilty of violating Tenthree days later. nessee state law by teaching evolution. JULY 25 Paul Zinskie was born.

JULY 22 Kristina Iudica was born Karen Grupinski was born. Kevin Donohue was born.

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1952 - Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States. 1933 - Wiley Post became the first person 1978 - The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Oldham, to fly solo around the world. 1934 - American gangster John Dillinger England.

Hey, we’re on record as saying the bike lanes on the boardwalk don’t work. They should be in the middle (as in Long Beach) or not exist at all (as at Riis Park). So, we’re not going to harangue Hizzoner and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg about not even being close to the silly bike lanes. And we’re not going

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 Precinct has a new Commanding Officer and we wish Louron Hall all the best. He said hello to the community via Twitter, “I’m so excited to be a part of this community and can’t wait to get to meet you!” ***** You know the old Yogi Berra line, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Locals know weekdays are the best times to patronize pubs and restaurants. On weekends, the best time to get a good seat is right after a thunderstorm. The DFDs flock home and locals take advantage. ***** It’s a farm affair. The Campaign Against Hunger is holding an event on July 31 at Far Rock Farm, 385 Beach 45th Street. Reverend Evan D. Gray of the Macedonia Baptist Church and Camesha Grant of the Food Bank will be the honorees. There will be food & drinks, live music and a farm market. Tickets can be purchased at bedstuyagainsthunger.org/farm-affair. (If you haven’t been to the farms/gardens

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‘The Best Dressed Man in Rockaway’ By Katie McFadden

There’s nothing aloof about a man in a flamingo-print suit. Owen Loof, dubbed the “Best Dressed Man in Rockaway” by many, is bound to catch your eye if you pass him dancing at one of the boardwalk concessions, appearing as an extra in films or television shows like Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, singing or doing stand up at a local open mic or say, crowdsurfing at a Flogging Molly concert. But it’s not just his dance moves, talent and carefree approach to life that makes people do a double-take and smile. It’s his flashy wardrobe featuring fun, bright printed suits with flamingos and palm trees to orange pineapples to glittery shamrocks and more, that really grabs people’s attention. And the man of many suits has the personality to match the wardrobe. Last weekend, Loof was spotted at Low Tide Bar sporting his bright orange suit with yellow

pineapples while dancing as Wine With Sue played. About a month ago, the 68-year-old was lifted by two guys at a Dropkick Murphy’s/ Flogging Molly concert while wearing one of his shamrock suits, and was sent flying above the crowd as the band dedicated a song to him. He was spotted sporting a similar suit at the Rockaway Irish Festival in June. However, this all started with a couple of flamingos in 2017. Loof showed up to Caracas on Monday evening, donning the suit that started it all, to talk to The Rockaway Times about the man behind the getup. From his pants to his tie to his jacket, Loof was covered in a sky blue print with bright pink flamingoes, topped with a white hat and white dress shoes to match, when he explained how this all began. “I went to a sketch comedy show in Manhattan and they had an open mic, and I said, ‘gee, I wonder if I could do that. I started going to more comedy clubs to get a feel for what was

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going on and noticed that everyone looked like a shlub, wearing dirty t-shirts, backwards baseball hats and sneakers. I began to wonder what I could do so that, even if I wasn’t funny, I would stand out. I remember burlesque performer, Gypsy Lee Rose saying ‘you gotta have a gimmick.’ Local Anne Lyons emailed me a picture of this suit on the Kohls website. So I went to the store and it was the last one they had and it was my size. That was the first one,” Loof said. Before he knew it, he had bright red suit with Christmas trees for the holidays, a bat suit and a pumpkin-print suit for Halloween, suits with shamrocks for all of Rockaway’s Irish-themed events, tropical summer suits, a sleek, flashy blue jacket, a floral jacket that he wears with a yellow vest and bow tie, and many more. He soon found that with the suits, comes an unexpected perk. “When I started going out dressed like this, I discovered that this happens…,” he said, before pulling out a picture of himself wearing a gold and color-splashed jacket and

matching bow tie, while standing next to a young, beautiful blonde woman he met at Irish Day in Long Beach. “These beautiful women suddenly want to take their picture with me,” he said, adding, “I never ask them to take a picture.” But it’s not just pictures that the ladies want. “This woman I met at Long Beach asked me to dance with her twice that day. I don’t even know her name,” he said. “My friends will joke, saying, oh, did you get her number? I didn’t get her number. She was 26 years old! If she wanted to go out with me, I would be creeped out,” he said with a laugh. “It’s not about that. Do you see the smile on her face?” he said, referring to the blonde in the photo. “That’s what it’s about. I want to make people smile and make people happy.” Loof says at an event he went to last weekend, about 20 different ladies asked him to dance, with husbands even encouraging them. “Recently a woman came up to me and said her date doesn’t dance and said, Continued on page 9


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THE BEST DRESSED MAN Continued from Page 8 ‘will you dance with me?’ So we danced. And I told her that when I met my wife, I couldn’t dance. I didn’t want to dance, but my wife always wanted to, and when we went out, she danced with other people. I didn’t like that. So I learned how to dance so she would dance with me,” Loof said. Loof’s wife of 45 years, Peggy, died after a long battle with

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 breast cancer, while they were living in Hawaii, in 2016. “I miss her every day. Obviously I wouldn’t be doing this if I were married. I’m having a good time though. She wouldn’t want me sitting in the house, crying. She’d want me to be happy and I’m having a good time. But I would give this all up and stop doing it to have her back,” Loof, who still wears his wedding ring wherever he goes, said. Loof has seemingly always had a knack for entertaining. In 2004, the Rockaway native and current resident, moved to Hawaii with Peggy to get away from the cold weather. Although he had retired after a 27-year career with the NYC Transit Authority, he picked up a second career as a history teacher in Oahu. “Obviously I was not your conventional teacher. Jokes were always a part of what I was teaching. I don’t know how much history my students will remember, but they’ll remember the jokes,” he said. His amateur stand-up in the classroom was good back-

Owen Loof and the fan he met in Long Beach.

ground experience for the open mic comedy events he later dabbled in when living back in New York City and trying to find his smile again after the loss of his wife. That open mic soon turned into an opportunity to sing.

Some may find Loof singing a song called “Sheila” whenever local band Squid is playing. The song was inspired by a woman he met while working as an extra for the recent film, The Greatest Showman. “We started going out and the second night at her apartment, she says, ‘I can’t kiss you until you get your teeth fixed.” So he did. And without an explanation, Sheila said she didn't want to continue seeing him. “She didn’t stick around to see the new smile,” he said. However, many others around town have seen it, and it sure is infectious. Or maybe it’s the suits. Or his ability to dance and tell jokes. But whatever it is, one thing is for sure… Rockaway can’t get enough of Loof and he can’t get enough of making others smile. “I love when people tell me, ‘you made my day,’ or say ‘you’re the best dressed man in Rockaway,’ or ‘I want to grow up to be just like you.’ The dancing, the suits, the taking pictures, I’m just having fun and it’s all about making others happy.”

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 grating corroding before our eyes? Is it just a construction scam? Whatever the reason, Rockaway needs something better from its only Brooklyn connection. Gil Hodges doesn’t deserve his name being besmirched by both the Mets and the MTA at the same time. Dylan Watton

The Impossible Dream Dear Editor: Gil Hodges’ namesake bridge is evidently as bad as the 1962 Mets team he helped to introduce to New York City. Every drive over is a new education into what traffic cones can look like. One day it’ll take 15 minutes to get over to Rockaway at rush hour because the right lane is closed; the following evening, you’ll get home 40 minutes later than you anticipated because it’s completely closed to the public. All of this and so few precious explanations as to why there’s always work to be done. Does the lift not work? Is the metal

you I will give you a big HUG and if the spirit loves me, maybe even a manly kiss on your cheek or forehead. Don't fight me, you know you want it. David Roya

Dear Editor: Your article (Boyleing Points, 7-12) about the TV remote is absolutely perfect, down to the dust balls and the battery being dead Double A in the end! I thought my husband wrote it, but checked the byline Dear Editor: Ha ha Kevin. Your column and it was Kevin Boyle! Thank about the batteries, hysterical. you for the good chuckle. Kathleen Dehler And we must share the same drawer. I hate that drawer. Deli Good Everything is stuffed in there, Dear Editor: small wrenches and screw drivI would like to send a shout ers, rubber bands, scotch tape, warranties to things long gone, out to 101 Deli located in random receipts and batteries, Rockaway Beach. They providnails, screws and God-knows ed about 50 of my guests with what else. Of course, when I amazing veggie and assorted actually go to that drawer that meat wraps for my 75th birthcan hardly move, looking for a day celebration without hesitabattery or something else, I can tion. My guests were so pleased with the amount of different never find a damn thing. Thank you for sharing some- lean meats that were added, thing so personal, yet touching fresh spring mix and the eggon the universal. You are truly plant wraps were tasty and seaa spiritual being. So when I see soned to perfection! Aloma Qualls

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Bike Litter Dear Editor: In only one day after the invasion of the dockless bicycles, one was thrown onto the dunes and another was left near a household’s trash cans. How many more will litter our streets, boardwalk and beach? Danny C Don’t Be That Guy Dear Editor: First, I want to commend our lifeguards for doing a wonderful job all summer, but especially this past Saturday, when the water was very rough from the storm out at sea, and the beaches were very crowded because of the nice weather. I witnessed them going in and out for saves all day. Unfortunately, also on this busy day, in the late afternoon, I witnessed two grown men go into the water and pull a joke on the lifeguards on Beach 127th Street. One man was doing the “dead man’s float,” while another started screaming, “Help! Help!” loud enough for the beach to hear, so the fe-

The Rockaway Times male lifeguard on duty ran in to help them, only for the men to tell her it was a joke. The men then got out of the water and I overheard one of them call the lifeguard a bitch as he stumbled up the beach. He and his group of friends left the beach shortly after. I approached the lifeguard to ask her what had happened. She told me that earlier in the day, she had asked the men to not go past their waist, as all swimmers were told that day, due to the strong rip currents and rough waves. The men apparently didn’t take that request well, one claiming that he was a Navy Seal and he knew how to swim and didn’t have to listen to her. They later pulled this prank in retaliation. Parks Department police were called to the scene, but unfortunately they showed up after the men had already left the beach. This whole scene was shocking, but I was even more shocked to later learn that the man that pulled the prank and called the lifeguard a bitch, actually lives on the block. Shame on you. Whoever this man was, I hope he comes to his senses and offers an apology to the lifeguards for distracting them with this nonsense on a day where the water was dangerous and they were already hard at work, rescuing people that really needed help. Our lifeguards deserve better. Michelle Ryan Ludwigs Love Dear Editor: On Saturday I served food from Ludwig’s Catering for my son’s high school graduation party at my home. I ordered the dinner package special that is advertised in your newspaper. All of my guests enjoyed chicken, eggplant parmigiana, sausage and peppers, and pasta. Also included was salad and dinner rolls. The portions were large and the food was delicious. I definitely recommend them if you are looking for good food! You won’t be disappointed, and I will be using them again. The McManus Family


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Yikes! Bikes! Lime and Pace Come to Town By Katie McFadden

What’s the talk of the town? Bikes, and lots of them. On Friday, July 13, the City launched a dockless bike sharing program and Rockaway, usually the last for things, is the first to try it. Following the launch, as many as 150 bikes from companies, Lime and Pace, were scattered throughout the peninsula, sparking mixed reviews from the community. It’s hard to ignore the bright green Lime bikes and the lessflashy white and blue Pace bikes scattered around town. They’re everywhere. So much, so that some thought someone was pulling a prank by seemingly abandoning bicycles around town. But it’s no prank. It’s all part of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) dockless bike sharing pilot program. How does it work? For those with smartphones, download the apps from the two companies—Lime and Pace. With the apps, you sync a credit card to

your account, which will be used to pay for each ride. It costs $1 per half-hour to rent each bike. Each of the bikes come with a GPS system, and maps in the app tell you where to find them if you don’t spot one nearby. Once you find a bike, you use the app to scan the barcode on the bike to unlock it, hop on and ride to your destination. With Lime bikes, you can leave the bike just about anywhere, but be courteous to others by not blocking a parking space, a sidewalk or the entrance of someone’s home or business. Lime bikes come with its own lock that goes around the back tire. Pace bikes can also be left anywhere, but they must be locked as a regular bike, to a bike rack or street pole. Then the next person can come along, using the app, and ride the bike to their destination. “There is no more fitting place in New York City to roll out our dockless bikes than the Rockaways,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference at Beach 109th Street on Friday, July 13. “Residents and

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visitors alike will now find the Rockaways’ world class beaches, restaurants and other attractions more accessible than ever.” “At ten miles long, the Rockaway Peninsula offers tremendous opportunities – for sun, recreation, delicious food and so much more – but distances are often just too long to walk,” DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. “With a dockless bike, the miles from Jacob Riis Park

to the A train or from the NYC Ferry dock to one of many great restaurants will seem so much more conquerable and fun. I for one cannot wait to explore those miles on a dockless bike.” On Friday, Pace brought 50 bikes to the peninsula and by the end of the week, there were supposed to be about 200. Lime introduced 100 bikes to the peninsula, but on July 28, a new law Continued on page 13


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YIKES! BIKES! Continued from Page 12 will go into effect that will permit the use of electric, or pedal-assist bikes in New York City. So starting July 28, Rockaway will see even more Lime bikes, but 100 of them will be pedal-assist, which allows a rider to pedal with little effort. These bikes will cost $1 to rent, and then 15 cents per minute to ride. Since the Bike-ocalypse arrived, the reaction from the community has been mixed. Some approve and some are adamantly against it. The Rockaway Times (RT) reached out to those that would be directly impacted by the new bike rental program—local bike rental companies—to get their input. For many years, Paul’s Bicycle Shop on Beach 116th Street, and more recently Boarders, have offered bike rentals. For the past few years, Boarders has offered rentals right out of their Beach 97th concession, and they just started another rental service at the ferry landing on Beach 108th. The RT reached out to the

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 owners for their take on the program, but Boarders owner, Steve Stathis, did not wanted to comment at this time, and Paul’s Bicycle Shop did not get back to us by press time. However, others have weighed in on their behalf. “The Beach 97th concession on the boardwalk rents bicycles. Support our local business,� John Kerrigan said. Another resident pointed out that the local businesses don’t offer rentals for 24 hours like the bike share program, to which Kerrigan suggested buying a bike of your own at Paul’s Bike Shop. Others suggested this program should be used to bring money back into the community. “Shouldn’t a percentage of the proceeds come to Rockaway? Maybe subsidize the bike rental businesses that it is putting out of business,� Bert Palummeri said. Others suggested that the money should be use to help protect Rockaway. “If de Blasio promised, in writing, a portion of proceeds from the rentals went to Rockaway's still-recovering process from Sandy (jetties, protection

plan, beach erosion), maybe Rockaway residents would feel less resistant and heard,� Lizzy Wright said. “Instead it's just taking away from local businesses who rent bikes, besides the fact that they're being left everywhere.� The bikes “being left everywhere� is a hot-button issue, as some have expressed a fear that someone will get hurt by tripping over a bike left by their property. Others have pointed out that riders need to be responsible with where they leave them. “The biggest problem we have is people who have no respect for others’ property! Use the bike and then park it in a spot that is not in anyone’s way, that’s not in the bay/ocean, on top of a fence or in a tree,� Rebecca DeMartino said. Photos of Lime bikes hanging in trees and glimmering under water were being shared on social media, but these were photos from other cities where this program has launched, such as Seattle. Besides a few that were knocked over, there’s been no sign of the bikes being mistreated locally.

In fact, many are thrilled with the new transportation option. “I think they’re a great alternative to taxis/Uber/Lyft. They are also a fraction of the cost,� James Supple said. “I took an Uber from Bungalow Bar on Friday and it was a group ride that cost $16. If a Lime Bike was nearby, I would have used the bike.� Those that have used it seem to love the convenience. My first experience with Lime Bike happened after an evening at the concessions,�James Otton, co-owner of The Fat Cardinal Bakery said. “We didn’t want to walk home, so we gave them a try. It was so easy to use and it was a little fun using the map to find the closest one. It didn’t impact a local business as the other rental sites were closed. We started using them at Fat Cardinal for running quick errands locally since parking can be a nightmare during the summer.� Thomas Quinn, also of Fat Cardinal Bakery, also supports the idea, saying, “It’s perfect for Rockaway in the summer!�

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Residents Demand Action in Wake of Fatal Car Accident By Kami-Leigh Agard

The fatal vehicular accident that resulted in the tragic death of an Arverne resident last week has left the surrounding grief-stricken community not only in shock and disbelief, but in fear of their own lives, and are demanding the DOT to take action now to expedite traffic safety measures. On Wednesday, July 11 at approximately 2 p.m., 63-year-old Valerie Razack was struck and killed by an SUV while crossing Beach 73rd Street, just a mere mile away from her home. According to police, the driver, Peter Lopez, behind the wheel of a 2009 Dodge Durango, was making a left turn off Rockaway Beach Boulevard, when he struck and dragged Razack several feet. She was rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

In reaction, just across from the YMCA at the intersection of Beach 73rd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, on Friday, July 13, The Heart of Rockaway (THOR) civic association held a press conference and vigil with Razack’s family, local residents, Arverne By The Sea (ABTS) HOA reps, community leaders and pols to honor Razack’s life and to express their frustrations

with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) foot-dragging on enforcing traffic safety measures in the area. Razack’s son, choked with emotion, repeatedly wiping tears from his eyes, while tenderly holding his mother’s portrait in his hands, said, “When my mother came to America, she moved to this very block. I carry this picture because it’s

the only recognizable picture I have of my mother. And because we don’t have any speed cameras and failed laws, I have to keep my mother in a closed casket because she is now unrecognizable. And this picture is all I have of my mother, who supported and raised me. So what is it going to take for us to have a speed camera here? Another death? Another life? Something has to be done now, so this doesn’t happen again.” Edwin Williams, president of ABTS HOA, Palmers Landing, and second vice president of THOR protested, “Somebody is dead. DOT is boasting about all these bike-shares they put in Rockaway, but people can’t even walk in the streets without fear of being killed. You think bicyclists are going to be any safer? “Though he was invited today, our Councilman nor any of his representatives showed Continued on page 15

The Board of Directors of St. Camillus Catholic Academy would like to thank our generous supporters of our Msgr. Burke Memorial Scholarship Raffle. Through the generosity of our wonderful alumni, Band members, and parishioners of the Parish of St. Camillus / St Virgilius we were able to offer three scholarships in Memory of Msgr. Burke to students who display a love for music. Our scholarship winners for the 2018-2019 school year are: Andres Chumpitaz, Kylee Falloon, and James Mbonu. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the St. Patrick's Day Rockaway Parade Committee. Their donation to St. Camillus Catholic Academy enabled us to help three more families give the gift of a Catholic education to their child. These scholarships were awarded to: Delilah Murphy, Ana O'Connor, and Morgan Brumsey.

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RESIDENTS DEMAND ACTION Continued from Page 14 up at our press conference, but made sure to be with the Mayor and the DOT Commissioner for the bike-share launch at Beach 108th. Donovan is the chair of public safety for the NYC Council, but I guess because his seat is not being contested, I guess he no longer thinks he has to

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 didn’t yield to this woman, who was crossing the street. Drivers also have to be held accountable for their actions.� The RT contacted the DOT, which responded saying, “There is a current capital project on Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 88th to Beach 73rd Streets, which will extend sidewalk space, add left turn bays, and medians. DOT will also review the Beach 73rd Street

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work for our vote. The woman who died this week could have been my wife, my sister, my mother. There is no Vision Zero in Rockaway, it’s a damn joke. For over 12 years, we’ve been fighting for the DOT to do something about traffic safety in this area, and are still waiting. My kids board their school bus right at this intersection. I’m not just angry, I’m terrified for them and everyone in this community. Something needs to be done now!� The Rockaway Times (RT) contacted Councilman Donovan Richard’s office and his chief of staff, Manuel Silva said Richards’ office is taking action. “DOT needs to expedite traffic safety measures for this entire area, including Beach Front Road,� Silva said. “Right after this tragic accident occurred, we sent a letter to DOT demanding that they take action now. A month ago, we brought in DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia for a tour of the area, and pointed out what was direly needed. We are very concerned, and doing everything we can to expedite DOT’s safety study, so necessary traffic safety measures can be installed. This was very tragic, but you also have to take in consideration that this driver

intersection for potential safety improvements. Following its initial presentation, the project’s scope and costs were revisited. It was registered in July of 2017, and the notice to proceed was given to the contractor the next month. This is a multi-year project, in which NYC DOT is working with NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and NYS DOT. Anticipated completion date is June 2020.� We also asked Mayor de Blasio's office to weigh in as since he’s been serving, the Mayor has called for several safety measures as part of his Vision Zero plan to improve street safety. The Mayor’s press officer responded, “Even one death due to a crash is too many. The Mayor is committed to deepening our Vision Zero initiatives across the city. City agencies are already undertaking significant improvements to reduce fatalities and better protect pedestrians and bikers in this area.� At the press conference, St. Rose of Lima student, Tyler Williams, summed up attendees’ anguish and desperation for something to be done with this: “When I try to cross the street, I get scared, but I do know one thing, we do not need another loss. We need this to be fixed now.�

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18-Year-Old Renaissance Man Proves That Purpose is Passion at ACS National Meeting this August. After The Rockaway Times (RT) was contacted by former RT contributor and local resident, Patricia Hannan, about Ruprecht, we were blown away by his accomplishments and conducted the following Q&A with him. However, when you learn about Ruprecht’s humble beginnings in Far Rockaway as a son of Polish immigrant parents and a shy Michal Ruprecht and his family. reluctant student, you’ll see why he is not just amazing, but a true school’s chemistry club, came By Kami-Leigh Agard up with a solution to solve inspiration for all youth. Eighteen-year-old postmil- Michigan’s Flint Water Crisis. RT: So first off, tell us a bit lennial, Michal Ruprecht, is a In fact because of his research, modern-day Renaissance man. he’s the first high schooler to about your Rockaway roots. Ruprecht: I was born in Far Besides his interests in jour- win the 2017 American Chemnalism and aspirations to be a ical Society (ACS) Ciba Travel Rockaway at St. John’s Episcodoctor, this just-graduated high Award in Green Chemistry Re- pal Hospital to Polish immigrant schooler, soon to be a freshman search, and is now headed to parents, who both won their U.S. at the University of Michigan, is MIT in Boston to present his re- green cards in a lottery. We lived passionate about Green Chem- search to over 20,000 scientists, in Rockaway for six years before istry research, and with his high including Noble Prize winners moving to Ann Arbor, Michi-

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 RT: Which was? ful of our environment. So once Ruprecht: I thought if we the Flint Water Crisis blew up, I wanted to conduct research to could develop a way to remove harmful elements from water, come up with a solution. that could possibly lead us in the RT: What was the solution, right direction. Dr. B helped us and how did you go about find- create a ligand, which is a molecule that bonds to other moling a way to solve it? Ruprecht: Well, I joined the ecules, and has the potential of chemistry club, and took the removing harmful substances initiative to amp the club up by from water. Our research showed creating a logo, advertising on that if our ligand could pull metsocial media, and recruiting stu- al ions into a nonpolar solution dents. Our club has grown more called monoglyme, it should be than 300 percent since I joined, able to pull metal ions out of an and I’m proud to say that 60 aqueous solution, meaning this percent of members are wom- ligand could potentially pull en. I contacted many profes- metals from tainted water. And sors and scientists in the Green it worked! Chemistry field to present our RT: Wow! So what’s in store for interest, but of course, no one would take us high schoolers you now? You’re headed to MIT seriously. We got so much re- to present your research in front jection. How could we compare of hundreds of scientists, but you to other graduate and doctorate mentioned that you are going to students with more education be a pre-med student at U-Mich? Ruprecht: I have so many under their belt? However, finally, University of Detroit-Mercy’s interests in research. I beDr. Mark Benvenuto, believed lieve whether you are journalin us, and now here we were fi- ist, scientist or doctor or even nally in a professional chemistry someone working in a store, lab working on what we believed we all can contribute to solving major societal problems. I was a promising solution.

love writing, research, science, and ultimately, I really want to make a positive contribution to help others in the world, as so many have helped me. My parents came to this country and sacrificed a lot for me and my sister. When I think of my grandparents, I am honored by their legacy. My grandmother was a teacher and during WW2 when Poland was attacked by Russia, she was amongst many who were deported to Russian camps because they were educated. My grandfather had to give up his dream to become a doctor because he had polio, and instead became a biologist. But you know what I learned from them? Education is power, and I’m going to continue to pursue my love of learning. RT: What would you like to impart to other youth facing obstacles, unsure if they can succeed? Ruprecht: Education is the most important thing one can gift to themselves. Find your passion, forget the naysayers and the bullies. Love yourself and feed your purpose in life!

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In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act was passed, prohibiting sex discrimination in any higher education program or activity that received federal financial aid. Since then, female athletic participation in the U.S. increased by more than tenfold. What has also increased since then is awareness of the link between athletics, eating disorders (i.e. bulimia and anorexia), and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation, or periods). In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine coined the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;female athlete triad.â&#x20AC;? This term described the combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis (at that time all three factors needed to be present). In 2007, they broadened the definition so that the syndrome can be diagnosed if any of the following are present: low energy availability (with or without an eating disorder),

Female Athlete Triad menstrual dysfunction, or decreased bone mineral density. Recognizing that low energy availability can affect athletes of either sex and have consequences beyond the female reproductive system and skeleton, in 2014, the International Olympic Committee coined the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;relative energy deficiency in sport.â&#x20AC;? Like the female athlete triad, this condition occurs when energy (food) intake falls below energy output to the point that it negatively affects the athleteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical and mental health. The female athlete triad can be seen in high school, college, and elite athletes, and is common in sports with subjective judging (gymnastics, figure skating) or sports that emphasize leanness (running). Studies have shown that the prevalence of just one of the three triad components occurs in up to 60 percent of exercising women, two of the components are found in up to 27 percent, and all three in up to 16 percent. Low energy avail-

ability can be intentional (due to eating disorders) or unintentional (due to activities). Prolonged low energy availability is associated with low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. The presence of eating disorders in female athletes is common and is found in up to 30 percent of them as compared to nine percent of the general population. Studies have shown that disordered eating is found in about 46 percent of athletes in sports that emphasize leanness like gymnastics and track as opposed to 19 percent in sports that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, like basketball and soccer. Low calorie intake and high-energy output can affect female reproductive hormones, causing menstrual problems and can affect bone mineral density as well. Considering that bone mineral formation peaks by 18 years of age, losing bone mineral before that age can cause severe osteoporosis later in life. Untreated female athlete triad can lead to fatigue, poor sports

performance, and related conditions like osteoporosis and osteopenia, stress fractures, anemia, heart arrhythmias, and amenorrhea. Therefore screening for this syndrome is important. Screening can be done by health professionals and family members alike. Treatment is simple â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eat more and exercise less until a healthy balance is restored. Daily caloric intake in athletes should be a minimum of 2000 calories. Some Olympic athletes may require as much as 12,000 calories a day to maintain weight and performance. Goals include a BMI of at least 18.5 in adults and a body weight of at least 90 percent of predicted in adults. Consultation with a dietician is often a good idea for athletes to ensure proper bone health and growth, and those with eating disorders should seek help from a mental health professional. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Solace In Good Friends Family is one thing. Friends are another. Knowing that there are people out there who are there for you and to whom you can complain about things and with whom you can just sit and be silent and who don’t judge, let you have your space and who accept you as you, is such a comfort. Take a minute and think about these special people in your life - you may not think they are there but think again. Even if it is someone not in

your daily life and when you talk, the comfort is there. These encounters with good friends are the simple pleasures that help to keep our bodies, minds and hearts balanced. It is not at all about gifts for occasions and keeping up with the births, marriages and deaths, it is about comfort and ease getting through the dayto-day. And the friends who understand us are the gifts. The value in a true friend is more than anyone can ever

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spend on a gift. Take a moment to recognize and acknowledge your good friends and send them nourishing intentions. I often say at the end of yoga class to take a deep breath in for the body to be healthy and whole, for the mind to be clear and serve you well, for the heart to be loving and compassionate. These, to me, are the foundation of a balanced self. Perhaps your intention for each of your true friends could be this one. Being a good friend to yourself opens the path to being a good friend to another. “...Learn to be a good friend to yourself, journeying in that place in your soul where there is love, warmth and feeling. May this change you. May it transfigure what is negative, distant, or cold within your heart. May you be brought into real passion, kindness and belonging.” (A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue) Being a good friend is to be there and present in the pos-

The Rockaway Times itive state mentioned above in the quote by John O’Donohue. Passion, compassion, kindness, caring, acceptance - these are all part of the give-and-take in friendships. And honesty. I really appreciate when a friend can take the step to be honest about something I may not want to hear. When I see or feel something in my gut, I think about how I would bring it to my friend’s attention. I may be wrong, but it is my duty as a friend to point out something that could be harmful or that may not be serving that person. Lightness and a sense of “freeing” can bring joy to a friendship, which is the icing on the cake. Everything doesn’t have to always be so serious and thoughtful between friends and in your own self friend. Lighten up, enjoy and acknowledge the solace in good friends. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.


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You Don’t Got Mail By Lou Pastina

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General? And that the U.S. Postal Service traces its roots right back to the days of the Revolutionary War? And in fact, it is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the U.S. Constitution? There are over 617,000 employees of the USPS, making it the third largest employer in the U.S., only behind the federal government and Walmart. The USPS operates the largest vehicle fleet in the U.S., if not the world, and is said to deliver more than 150 billon pieces of mail annually through its 31,500 post office locations. So, it was alarming to find out that mail that I put in a mailbox simply never got to its

destination. Over my 60 years here in the U.S., I always assumed that if you put mail in a mailbox, it would somehow magically find its way to its destination. So, when a week went by without any of my bills being paid, I didn’t panic. After two weeks I began to check my online bank account to see if any checks cleared, and when I didn’t see anything clear after three weeks, I thought to myself, “not good.” So, I went to our little Post Office on Beach Channel Drive, where to my surprise some customer was furious and yelling at the poor postal employee. I said to myself, well that’s very rude, I am not going to do that, and inquired politely how mail I put in a box not ten feet away from the Post Office had not been delivered in more than three weeks. Not one envelope in 12 reached their home. I was told that I should check with the Postal Inspector. Now I remember Wilford Brimley on Seinfeld

playing the Postmaster General, and I thought, really? In that episode, Kramer was dealing with a junk mail problem, and ole Wilford was not having any of it. I tried calling but to no avail. Then I noticed that there was a way to complain online with the USPS, so I did. And one night while rehearsing at AB Studios at about 10 p.m., I get a call from the postal inspector. I thought it was a joke, but they explained that they got my email and wanted to follow up and that I should call the number they gave me. And so, I did. The individual was very nice but explained that people have been robbing mailboxes. I said to him, “right outside the post office?” and he said, yes. Well, why not tell people that? He told me to cancel the checks. I told him at $35 a canceled check that was not going to happen. He said they would investigate if any check had been cashed. I thought, well at least they followed up.

With the ever-expanding Rockaway population, faith in the mail delivery system is all-important. I am not someone who believes in paying everything electronically, I just don’t know how anyone can keep track of their finances doing that. Although my youngest has been working a year and has yet to write a check in her life. I guess I am falling behind! Do you remember the old Santa Claus movie (Miracle on 34th Street) when they proved that Santa really did exist by delivering all the mail for Santa to the courtroom? What would have happened if none of it was delivered? Santa wouldn’t have existed? That would simply be too much for me at this point in my life. I believe in Santa, I believe that Wilford Brimley is the Postmaster General and I believe the mail will be delivered here in Rockaway, or at least I hope it will.

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A 110-YEAROLD MYSTERY! By Katie Lucev

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Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018).

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an hour, or as long as overnight. Heat your grill to medium high heat, then sear the lamb chops 2-3 minutes on each side. Lower the heat to medium and cook the lamb chops an additional 5-6 minutes, or until the internal temp reads 150 degrees. Let the lamb chops rest on a covered plate with aluminum foil for five minutes before serving.

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July 20, 21, 27, 28, Aug. 3, 8 p.m. July 22, 29, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Post Theatre, Fort Tilden See the RTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest musical performance. For tickets, head to www.rockawaytheatrecompany. org or call 718-374-6400. Friday, July 20, 8 p.m. OUTDOOR MOVIE: SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU Beach 59th Street Boardwalk Bring a chair or towel and enjoy this docudrama about Barack Obama's first date with Michelle. July 21 & July 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. BOARDWALK ART, CRAFT & GIFT FAIR Beach 83rd to Beach 86th Street Shop from dozens of different art, craft, gift and food vendors. Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ANIMAL ROCK Beach 94th Performance Space Celebrate our relationship with animals with animal blessings, a memorial service, reiki, adoptions, raffles and more. For more info, contact Jill at Jill@ HealingWithAnimals.com

Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. JAMAICA BAY COMMUNITY CLEANUP & PADDLE RISE Center 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd Meet at RISE to join the RWA for a cleanup and day of kayaking on Jamaica Bay. Sunday, July 22, 8 p.m. OUTDOOR MOVIE: NORTH SHORE Beach 94th Street Performance Space Bring a chair or towel and enjoy this surfing movie. Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SHELTER CONVERSATION BOCES Building 521 Beach 20th Street Come discuss new high-quality transitional housing at 22-15 Loretta Road. Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. 100 PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Cop of the month awards, precinct updates and more. Wednesday, July 25, 8:25 p.m. BEACH FLIX: CADDYSHACK Beach 125TH STREET Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this comedy under the stars from the RCA.

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Facts You Probably Don’t Need  In an attempt to win over  Jeopardy! first aired in 1964 Egypt, Napoleon considand was hosted by Art Flemered converting himself and ming. This version was on unhis army to Islam, however, til 1975. It was revived in 1978 the French troops would not for a season, then canceled. stand for abstinence from alThe current Trebek version cohol. has been on since 1984.  When George Washington  The footprints from the Apoldied, Napoleon ordered for 10 lo astronauts' could last up days of international mournto 100 million years on the ing. moon. Rocks erode at a rate of 0.04 inches every one million  The man who founded the years. FBI was the great-nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte.  The universe contains more than 1,000,000,000,000,000,0  Napoleon won more battles 00,000,000 (1 septillion) stars. than Alexander the Great, David Kornreich, an assistant Julius Caesar, and Hannibal professor at Ithaca College, combined. said that number is still probably too low.  Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek’s real first name is George. Alexan The International Space Stader is his middle name. tion (ISS) weighs 925,000 pounds and is 357 feet long  Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! and (just under a football field), Pat Sajak, host of Wheel of making it the largest manFortune, traded places on made object in space. April Fools' Day 1997. Sajak hosted Jeopardy! and Trebek Facts from Sean McVeigh, facco-hosted Wheel of Fortune tologist. with Sajak's wife, Lesly.

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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES 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!

at Caracas. Steer yourself straight to the boardwalk as they perform all your favorite 60s and 70s classic rock and blues, "Fer yer listenin' pleasure!" Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, July 20 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Deadheads, make a beeline to Low Tide Bar for the Rainbow Spirals’ epic 50-year celebration of the Grateful Dead! This ingenuous collective of NYC musicians will put you into a trance as they resurrect all your favorite Dead anthems. Definitely not a boardwalk concert you should miss! Low Tide, Beach 97th Concession

LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, July 19 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Get a jumpstart to your weekend with epic Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, Fernandito Ferrer at local outdoor dive, La Barracuda. As you lounge on a hammock under the stars, Ferrer will pluck at your heartstrings with his senFriday, July 20 sual percussive guitar acoustics, 9 p.m. poetic songs and stirring voice. Billy Ryan of The Bogmen Beach 97th Street & Rockaway fame describes himself as a muBeach Blvd. sician searching for the ultimate solo. Well, Rockaway groupies Thursday, July 19 — tonight get ready for Ryan’s 7:30 p.m. Tonight, Bungalow heats up foot-stompin’ country western with its summertime series, solo jam at Rogers. Will be a wild Thursdays with Bobby Butler and time for everyone! 203 Beach 116th Street Friends. Tonight The Butler will be jammin' out hard with Phil KaFriday, July 20 det at Bungalow’s outside deck. 9 p.m. With great weather and music on Enjoy a classic Breezy summer the menu, this will be a great night night at the BayHouse by listening of bay-full fun! to the ever-popular Mardi Gras 377 Beach 92nd Street Band. Grab some dinner beforehand, enjoy the sunset on the bay Thursday, July 19 and dance the night away. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. 500 Bayside, Breezy Point Get the party started with The Knobs at Connolly’s. From The Saturday, July 21 Smiths to The Cure — The Knobs 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. will rock all your favorite alternaDon’t mean a thing if it ain’t got tive/classic rock, leaving you literthat swing. That won’t be an issue ally ‘knobbed’ out! at Low Tide at their Swing Beach 155 Beach 95th Street Party. Come down to the concession as Molly and her Beach Friday, July 20 Bums, along with DJ Ryan Swift, 6 p.m. Jam out with Wine with Sue at present a night that features beBungalow Bar. Come on down ginner’s swing lessons and a perand see for yourself out why formance by Yeah Man. This is a they’ve been winning over crowds swingin’ night you won’t want to with their dead-on party rock cov- miss, Low Tide, 97th Concession ers and wild live shows for over a decade! Saturday, July 21 377 Beach 92nd Street 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In celebration of Colombian InFriday, July 20 dependence Day, local outdoor 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Set sail to the weekend with 3 dive, La Barracuda, serves up the Sheets to the Wind for the ulti- ultimate tropical dance party with mate Rockapulco summer party NYC’s mega latin band, Johan Roa

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with Letzing Vallenato. With CoSunday July 22 lombian vallenato, cumbia and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. salsa on the dancing menu, your Float with the summer breeze feet and hips will be on fire! into BPSC’s Captain’s Gig as the 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Breezy Grass band tickles your Blvd. senses with their high-energy musical mix of bluegrass, counSaturday, July 21 try and Americana. Pay $10 at the 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. BP gate to get a voucher for acTake a wild ride on the rock side cess, which can also be used towith locals’ darling favorite, the wards food or beverages at CapGrayriders. If you like the Dead, tain’s Gig. Stones, Los Lobos, Wilco — and of 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy course loads of laughs and a rock- Point in’ good time — tonight, Caracas is the place to be! Tuesdays Caracas, Beach 106th Conces8 p.m. to 12 a.m. sion Looking for an eclectic open mike night in The Rock? Well, Saturday, July 21 Connolly’s is one of locals’ favorite 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and with Professa Squid as host, Lou ‘Thunder Road’ Gerrero is grab the chance to jam out with coming out blazing with his clas- Rockaway’s best! sic Bruce Springsteen covers at 155 Beach 95th Street BPSC’s Captain’s Gig. Pay $10 at the BP gate to get a voucher for Saturdays access, which can also be used 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. towards food or beverages at CapBring in de ole’ time days back tain’s Gig. a yard with live sweet reggae mu1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy sic right on de beach. Come share Point the vibes every Saturday for sweet summer reggae nights. Saturday, July 21 DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th 9 p.m. Street & Boardwalk Folks tonight, Rogers is the OTHER ENTERTAINMENT place to be as insanely popular, NEWS good ole’ fashion rock and roll Sunday, July 22 band, Identity Theft’s lineup of 9 a.m. / 11 a.m. classic, funk, blues and pop will Start making your predictions literally steal your senses away. as GAA Football gets hot and 203 Beach 116th Street heavy at Rogers. At 9 a.m., it’s now or never for the vulnerable Sunday, July 22 Kildare as they go head-to-head 2 p.m. What better way to leisurely en- with Galway, and at 11 a.m. find joy your Sunday afternoon than out who will dodge the bullet — with Sal The Singer at Bungalow Monaghan or Kerry? 203 Beach 116th Street Bar? With the beautiful bay as Theater in Rockaway (Yes, a backdrop, Sal’s mesmerizing voice and unique guitar styling Rockaway has its own theater will leave you in a dreamy state of company!) Tickets for Rockaway Theatre nirvana. Company’s grand production of 377 Beach 92nd Street the iconic, 9 to 5 The Musical are up for sale. Tickets sell quickly, so Sunday, July 22 seize the chance to get your hands 4 p.m. What better venue to revel in on some! Show dates are July 20, Rockaway’s Celtic trad roots — 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, than with the charming vocals 5. Visit: www.rockawaytheatrecand versatile guitar-playing of ompany.org Rockaway’s born and bred Irish Got info on live music and art exhimusician and vocalist, Walter Ensor — than at Rogers, Rockaway’s bitions coming up in Rockaway and oldest Irish pub? Come on in and Broad Channel? Send it to kami@ rockawaytimes.com with the subject find out! line: “Rockaway Good Times.” 203 Beach 116th Street


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Library Exhibit Explores the Ocean’s Secrets Was that the Titanic floating in front of Peninsula Library on Saturday? Nope. The large inflatable boat was a replica of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) Resolution, a research trip that takes scientists around the world, to explore our oceans. The inflatable boat, full of informational kiosks about the findings inside, is part of Queens Library’s “In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A PopUp Science Encounter.” This program, sponsored by

the National Science Foundation, highlights the work of the JOIDES Resolution to excite visitors about the process of scientific exploration and discovery. The ship was first launched in 1978 as an oil vessel and converted for scientific use in 1984. The boat is now stationed in New Zealand, but it has made its way around the world, drilling the ocean floor to see what it can tell us about climate change, the seabed’s geology, the deep sea causes of earthquakes and tsunamis and other secrets of

the Earth. While the JOIDES replica was taken down Saturday evening, the informational kiosks that were inside, will remain at Rockaway’s libraries, including Peninsula Branch at Beach 94th Street, Arverne at 312 Beach 54th Street, Far Rockaway at 1637 Central Avenue, and Queens Library for Teens at 2002 Cornaga Avenue, all summer long. “The JOIDES Resolution research vessel is part of the International Ocean Discovery Pro-

gram (IODP). This program is perhaps the most successful international science program the world has ever seen, and it has literally written the book when it comes to climatic and oceanic changes for the past 100 million years (since the time of the dinosaurs),” Dr. Stephen Pekar of Queens College said. “I am thrilled to be able to share how amazing IODP is at this event as I grew up in the Rockaways and have always loved the beauty of this peninsula.”

Graybeards Family Run Friday Evening, July 20th “Come One, Come All!” organization providing services and support to the Rockaway Community and beyond. 6:30 P.M. 6:45 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:15 P.M.

Entry Fees:

2 blocks-Age 7 and Under 3 blocks-Ages 8-10 Special Olympians Run 1 Mile Open to all ages 5 Kilometer Open to all ages Walkers begin at 7:00 Kids’ Run

before July 15th after July 15th

In-person registration & pickup of numbers and shirts at St. Francis de Sales:

Saturday July 14 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Sunday July 15 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Thursday July 19 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Day of Race Registration at St. Francis de Sales, 215 Beach 129 St. 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

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$ 20, children under 12 $10 $ 25, children under 12 $15

Mail to: Graybeards Family Run, 129-04 Newport Avenue, Belle Harbor, NY 11694 Make checks payable to Graybeards, Ltd.

1 Mile- Top 5 Overall Male and Female 5K- 1st Place overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in these categories: Male & Female- 12 and under, 13-15, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

Refreshments, Awards, Raffles, and Entertainment at St. Francis following the race Youth Tee S M L Last Name_____________________ First Name________________________________ Age on 7/20/18_____D.O.B.__________ Sex____Phone #________________________ email address__________________________________________________________ limited to, falls, contact with other people, effects of the weather (including heat & humidity), traffic and conditions of the course, and state of my own health. All such risks being known and appreciated by me, and having read this waiver, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, do waive and release all race sponsors, all race officials, employees, and representatives of the City of New York, St. Francis de Sales, Graybeards, Ltd., from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation in this event, even if that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness by those named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

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Thrilla in Camilla Was a Big Hit Organizers say they were able to present a check for $30,000 collected from last year’s event, to the organization that builds mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans that need special accommodations. The sponsors alone, including several local businesses, raised $10,000 and the night’s 50/50 winner donated her winnings of $5,400 back to the cause. U.S. Army Sgt. John

Friday night sure was thrilling as the Thrilla in Camilla went down, with several cops and firefighters boxing it out for a great cause for veterans. On Friday, July 13, hundreds headed to St. Camillus to watch FDNY Bravest Boxing take on the London Metro Police, plus a grudge match between locals, to raise money for Building Homes for Heroes (BHFH).

McGuire presented a $30,000 check for Building Homes for Heroes

DiRaimo and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. James Byler, who’ve both received homes from BHFH, were on hand to receive all of the funds to give to the organization, as well as FDNY Ret. Capt Jimmy Hayhurst, a volunteer for the organization, who headed his staff collecting the World Middleweight Champion Vito Antuofermo, FDNY Boxing President 50/50 for the night. Bobby McGuire, Bobby Bartell and professional boxer Iran Barkley.

While there were many great matches, the event of the evening was the grudge match between Ryan MacNamara and Danny Quinn. Quinn came on top with a TKO in the second round. For more information about the rest of the results, head to FDNYBoxing. com

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