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Students Rally For Safety In Response To City's Shelter Plan By Kami-Leigh Agard

This past Monday, November 25, local students—surrounded by parents, local pols, community advocates and the 100th Precinct’s Neighborhood Community Officers—powerfully made their concerns loud and clear at a Kids Care Safety Rally organized by Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters (RSNS), regarding the proposed Department of Homeless Services shelter for 120 single men at Beach 101st Street. In true Rockaway fashion, on the surface the rally seemed like a party as attendees were treated with live music by DJ Paddy Tubz, free pizza from Elegante Pizzeria and a fire truck ushered in by local, Jerry Rea. However, once the rally began in earnest, the reality began to sink in as students got down to business to express why they’re not against the homeless, but

are concerned about what the shelter could mean for their safety. The site of the proposed shelter is an old brick warehouse at the corner of Beach 101st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, a roughly two-anda-half-minute walk to where roughly 5,000 kids go to school, including Scholars' Academy, Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability, Channel View School for Research, and New Visions Charter High School. The shelter

would be part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Turning the Tide’ plan to address homelessness. The city says it would be the first traditional shelter serving single men in a particular community district. The rally was organized by RSNS co-leader, Torey Schnupp, who was unable to attend the event as one of her daughters was in the hospital, however, Schnupp’s presence was profoundly felt as her other daughter was there to represent her mom and fellow students

by proudly holding up the sign, “I’m proud of my mom (Torey)!” DJ Paddy Tubz, another core RSNS leader, kicked off the event playing the well-suited 1980s Twisted Sister song, “We Not Gonna Take It.” As attendees chanted, “Kids Safety” pumping their fists in the air, Tubz said, “This is not an anti-homeless rally. We believe every human being should have shelter, but our kids’ safety should be a priority. This rally is about giving our kids a platform to speak, and today we want to hear them.” The first speaker was Lilly McKell, a student at Scholars’ Academy, who earnestly shared her concerns. “I go to Scholars’, which is a just a few blocks down the street. I’m involved in 10 student clubs and I’m at school late in the day. Like many students, I take the MTA and walk Continued on page 5

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STUDENTS RALLY Continued from Page 2 to school. This homeless shelter is a big issue because personally I don’t feel safe knowing that it’s going to be located here. Although, yes, it’s for homeless people, this is all about kids safety. So many kids go to school in this immediate area, and I would hate to see anyone get hurt. It’s the people of this community that makes us so great, and to see anybody at risk would just be terrible. So, I’m asking everybody here to please advocate for kids’ safety, and don’t let this homeless shelter go up.” Tubz then shared, “DHS publicly announced three times that third-degree sexual assailants will be residing here.” This comes after a few weeks ago, a resident of a homeless shelter in Ozone Park was allegedly caught on security footage, sexually assaulting a three-year-old at a laundromat. “So boo to DHS and boo to our mayor on this. It’s a bad move to place a single men’s shelter, that will

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 warehouse human beings down the block from eight schools,” Tubz said. Belle Harbor resident Bill Corsello, a father of four children, who has lived in the community for over 35 years, coaching little league and local roller hockey team, the Rockaway Rockies, is beyond upset. “It’s an outrage that the city is going to pay $71.5K for each man to live in a shelter that’s situated near so many schools. That’s more than what my wife and I brought home for our family of four children. Over the years, I’ve worked really hard for the children of Rockaway, and I know placing a shelter here would be devastating to their safety. No one is against helping the homeless, but our children’s safety has to come first,” Corsello said. Two eighth-grade female students from Channel View School for Research, expressed their worries about what commuting to school is going to be like if several homeless men will be wandering through the streets. They said, “On our com-

mute, many of us walk by this building every day. We came to this support rally because we feel really unsafe that a homeless shelter for single men is going to be here. In the morning, most of us are headed to school at 7 a.m. or leaving at 5 p.m., when it’s dark outside, especially during the winter time. Some of us are even walking alone. We’re going to have to find another route to walk, which may make the walking distance from the bus or train even farther.” Rockaway Park resident, Nicole Melhado, a mother of two nine-year-old children who attend school Waterside, is beyond frustrated. “I’m just about ready to pay off the

mortgage on my house, which is pretty exciting, but now I’m probably not going to be able to give it away, much less sell it. I’m terrified for my children since their freedom is going to be taken way, which they enjoy just being able to cross the street and go to the store, without being worried about staying clear of sex offenders. It’s very concerning to watch kids leave school at 4 p.m. and cross the street when it’s getting dark. Are we going to need a neighborhood watch to make sure these babies get home safe? Here I was thinking that next year, I’d give my kids the freedom to walk to school. With this shelter, that’s definitely not going to happen. It’s about their safety first.” The rally ended with DJ Paddy Tubz leading the crowd in shouting, “Kids Safety!” and as the crowd started to disperse, there was a somber feeling as the sky started to darken, almost indicating the pallor the shelter will cast to a bustling community of school children.

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***** Happy Thanksgiving. The Rockaway Times is blessed to do business in the greatest seaside town in the world. We thank YOU for all your support and couldn’t do this every week without you. We are not only thankful but lucky to have a great staff, supportive advertisers, talented contributors and well, interesting Rockaway types who keep things, uhm, interesting! ***** Leave it to Rockaway historian James Supple to find evidence that a newspaper called itself The Rockaway Times and it was a bit of an upstart. In the 1800s, Rockaway was part of Nassau County and a newspaper war was underway. There was a bit of a tussle over which paper could claim it was the first semi-weekly in

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What’s better than an evening catching up with friends and neighbors while getting a jumpstart to your holiday shopping? Find out at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club Holiday Boutique Extravaganza happening again this year on Friday, December 6, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., featuring two floors of 40+ vendors, live music, gift raffles, door prizes and a cash bar. And locals, the best part? You don’t have to leave the peninsula and spar the shopping-hungry masses to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones, office colleagues and even your child’s teachers and classmates. Instead, get a true local shopping experience surrounded by friendly faces—right here at home in Rockaway! Local resident, Susan Levin, in addition to being a real estate agent with Neponsit Realty, running senior programs at Kings-

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derful vendors who participate, I’ve met so many amazing and talented people both near and far, who have a second job or second hobby. Even some of the seniors in my program come out to support. For example, one of the ladies crochets, and another one told me that she has a daughter who makes jewelry. And because of all the wonderful people I meet, year after year, I keep running the market in both the winter and spring. Through referrals from other vendors, every year the market features something new from not just locals, but even artists hailing from out of state. It’s become a tradition that the community looks forward to as the market gifts us an evening to come together as we shop, socialize and appreciate our wonderful vendors’ talents,” Lavin said. The community-loving woman shared a very Rockaway-esque memory. “One time there was a winter blizzard, amazingly the market was so packed! We ended up staying so late,” Lavin said. “It was like a big party, despite the weather.” This year, the BHYC Holiday Market Extravaganza will feature vendors selling: clothing for the entire family, handbags and other accessories, American Doll clothes, the Pampered Chef, essential oils, art work, personalized coasters, candles, makeup and skincare, hair accessories, Avon, SeneGence/ LipSense, holiday ornaments and wreaths, designer glass-

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Ice Bumper Cars Fly Into Aviator By Katie McFadden

Something new has flown into Aviator—bumper cars! But these aren’t the ones you rode at Playland back in the day. They’re on ice. Over Veteran’s Day weekend, Ice Bumper

Cars made their debut at Aviator Sports Center, right over the Marine Parkway Bridge in Brooklyn. The facility that already features a number of sports ex-

periences, plus rock climbing, a video game arcade, and of course, ice skating, wanted to bring in something a little extra this year. “Aviator is consistently looking to expand on our drop-in activities. Ice Bumper Cars allows us to utilize the ice

unique? Aviator is one of the few places to enjoy Ice Bumper Cars locally. Bryant Park introduced them last winter, and Aviator is the only place in Brooklyn that offers the experience. So how does it work? Step on to the ice. This in itself can be an experience that can quickly become embarrassing if not careful, so wear some shoes with good traction! But don’t fret, you don’t have to go far. All 14 of Aviator’s Ice Bumper Cars are waiting for you by the nearest wall. Pick your favorite color, or maybe just the one that’s closest, and climb on board. With the flip of a button, an operator turns all the cars on simultaneously. They’re lit up with multi-colored lights, indicating that it’s go time. And you’re off! Using hand controls, which look like large joysticks on your left and right, you’re free to move the handles forward or

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ICE BUMPER CARS Continued from Page 13 backwards to help you navigate across the ice and pick your target—a friend, family member, a date, or even a stranger, and as you would in a normal bumper car—ram right into them! Since there are no seatbelts on this ride, the cars only reach a top speed of five miles per hour, which may look slow from the point of view as an onlooker, but not from the driver’s seat. And if you really want to

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only major rule is to stay in your car and avoid bumping into the walls of the rink, or into a nobump zone, which is marked off by black barriers near the temporary wall that separates the bumper car zone from the rest of the ice rink, where public skating sessions still take place on 3/4 of the rink. As Ice Bumper Cars are a new, exciting addition, reserving a space at least three days in advance is highly recommended, as it is not guaranteed that walkins will be able to ride when they show up. Registration can be done online at www.aviatorsports.com up until the night before the day you want to go. Each 15-minute session is just $13 per rider. There are three sessions per hour, starting at 7:50 p.m. and going until 10:50 p.m. on Fridays; from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 7:50 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 1 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. on Sundays. Riders are advised to show up at least 20 minutes before their scheduled session to check in and sign a waiver. Refunds will not be given to those who miss

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INVASION Dear Editor: The corporate offices of Walgreens now run Duane Reade and Rite-Aid. These are two of our Rockaway pharmacies. The takeover of these pharmacies has proved to be a disaster for residents of Rockaway. I have frequented both of these stores and the sales have become non-existent. Yes, they do give a 20% discount once a month, if you can get there on that day. Specifically, Rite Aid always had—Buy 1 get 1 free sales, and buy 1 and get the second half price—we don't see that any longer. This corporate takeover of these two firms has really been a setback to seniors, who for the most part rely on these stores. Bill Dickesheid Far Rock Gripes Dear Editor: I moved back to Far Rockaway after a 40 + years absence. Believe me, I know things change and unfortunately not always for the best. The once active Far Rockaway community, with a thriving business district, no longer exists. The politicians believe by put-

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 ting up affordable housing in crime- and drug-ridden areas will help. Me, I see unfortunate people who cannot afford decent housing being dumped into a jobless, dirty crime-ridden neighborhood that is so lacking of services that the local post office doesn't even have stamp machines. I also see a community where currently many streets in Far Rockaway have lots full of debris and garbage. Walking down our sidewalks, there are minefields of dog waste. Dog owners decide it's not their responsibility and from what I see, no one cares. We have two city garbage receptacles on my block that are only picked up after I spend a half an hour with a 311 operator. Getting tired of only having our refuse cans emptied by complaining, I decided to contact the local city councilman office of Donovan Richards. I emailed and included about 16 pictures, also explaining that the wind has been not only blowing the garbage into the streets and vacant lots, but the wind has also knocked the cans over. Well, it’s over a week later and the cans are still polluting the neighborhood with garbage. Councilman Richards proved to me that he doesn't care. After all, look how beautiful Rockaway is once you leave Far Rockaway. Problem is, if our paid city officials don't care, no matter how gorgeous the beach in Far Rockaway is, the town will be a place people living in Rockaway and Far Rockaway will not visit or shop in. Harvey Brownstein

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Fighting Back Against Hate By Katie McFadden

This year, Labor Day weekend, normally an occasion to make fun final summer memories, was instead marred by messages of hate at the Silver Gull Beach Club, and then again a few days later on a beach in Belle Harbor. On Monday, November 25, those from National Park Service, Ortega National Parks and the Simon Wiesenthal Center showed that those messages are not just bad memories that will be forgotten, but instead, they served as a catalyst for a partnership that will ensure that things like this, don’t happen again. On Friday, August 30, members of the Silver Gull were shocked to find messages such as “gas chamber,” “heil Hitler” and other anti-Semitic and racist messages, painted on walls in a part of the club that hosts a kid’s camp. United States Park Police were notified, who began their investigation almost immediately. The messages were removed right away, but the

damage had already been done. Two months after the event, the answer as to who did it, still hasn’t been solved. At Monday's press event prior to a discussion with community members and passholders, Jen Nersesian, Superintendent at Gateway National Recreation Area, announced that those answers still weren’t available. “We will not be addressing the criminal case itself. The investigation of what happened is still active and ongoing, and as such is confidential and will be without further

comment,” she said simply. Instead, Nersesian, along with Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Frank Pikus, Chief Executive Officer of Ortega National Parks and Michael Cohen, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, focused on their new partnership and the plan they are implementing to ensure that there won’t have to be meetings about additional acts of hate in the future. After the panel discussed their

new partnership, Cohen laid out their action plan. He announced that each year, starting this winter, members of NPS, the U.S. Park Police and Ortega National Parks will head to the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance to participate in a multi-day training that will train them to train others, like seasonal employees, on the areas of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and proper readiness for combating hate in their facilities and properties. Second will be an educational exhibit at both the Silver Gull and Breezy Point Surf Club during their first few opening weeks. The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Courage to Remember exhibit, a 40-panel exhibit detailing the timeline of the Holocaust, and demonstrating its underpinnings through the growth of unchecked hate, will be brought to the Silver Gull Beach Club from May 26-June 2, and then moved to the Breezy Point Surf Club Continued on page 21

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FIGHTING Continued from Page 20 from June 2-June 9. This display during the opening seasons of the clubs will aim to “show folks that this is being taken seriously,” Cohen said. The display will aim to educate and show members that ramifications of what can happen if hate goes unchecked. Lastly, at the request of Pikus, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will attend the national director’s meeting for Ortega National Parks, which represents parks all over the country, from California to Arkansas, New York and beyond. From this, the exhibit may travel to each park site and the training will reach a national scale to send a message that hate will not be tolerated anywhere. Cohen also expressed that the town hall meeting that followed Monday’s press event, in which the Simon Wiesenthal Center discussed their plan with passholders and community member, served as another way to show people that they are not taking what occurred lightly. Similar town halls are expected to take place in the spring as well.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 Local elected officials, Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, as well as a rep for Councilman Eric Ulrich were on hand. Together, they applauded the new partnership and action plan between NPS, Ortega and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Addabbo also spoke of some of the actions taking place on a legislative level. “When we have a hate crime situation, there’s usually a buzz of activity, an investigation and then we forget about it. It’s swept under the rug and we move on, but not today. You brought that follow up and showed that not only are these actions not acceptable, we’re going to address it going forward because we really can’t sweep it under the rug,” Addabbo said, also acknowledging the increase in hate crimes, particularly anti-Semitic hate crimes, taking place across New York City and the nation. In response to this, a bill has been introduced in the senate to educate kids in grades 6-12 about hate crimes, what hate symbols mean and how hurtful they can

be, and why it shouldn’t happen. Rabbi Cooper applauded this, saying that the rise in hate stems from social media. “Whether we like it or not, our kids and grandchildren are on the front lines of this. With your bill, you don’t have to worry that you’re going to expose kids to these negative symbols. They see this stuff 24/7 online. We have to empower them with the truth and the values that have made America such a wonderful place. We have no doubt that our consortium approach will serve as a role

model for the rest of the country,” Rabbi Cooper said. Pheffer Amato also supported the educational approach. “How do you combat hate? By educating everyone else. Give them an even playing field, because what I teach in my home, doesn’t mean that’s what someone else is teaching in their home,” she said. With the investigation of the Labor Day weekend incident still ongoing, The Rockaway Time asked the panel if anything is being done to ensure investigations can run more smoothly going forward, such as the addition of a surveillance system. Pikus confirmed that this is something that’s being addressed. “We’re updating our surveillance cameras so we can surveil almost all areas of the club. This includes some new equipment and technology we’re bringing in,” he said, but added that the most important thing is to have an ongoing conversation and educational aspect for passholders to continue to foster a “culture of care” within the club.

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P 718.945.2411 Susan Lavin â&#x20AC;˘ Kate Patterson â&#x20AC;˘ Peggy Moore â&#x20AC;˘ Ciji Stewart â&#x20AC;˘ Bronagh Rayder

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12/1 1-2:30pm 195 Beach 129 St

NEW EXCLUSIVE BEACH BLOCK BELLE HARBOR ONE FAMILY

SHORT TERM FURNISHED RENTALS

EXCLUSIVE GRAND NEPONSIT BEACH HOME

120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s One bedroom, parking, use of yard, all utilities included. Call for details Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$1800

166 BEACH 142 St. STEPS TO THE OCEAN

BELLE HARBOR PRIME LOCATION

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Charming 3 bed 2 bath, front and back porches, 0DVWHU%HGURRP 7HUUDFH(DWLQ.LWFKHQ New Stainless Steal Appliances, Living room, Dining room, )XOOĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG%DVHPHQW lovely yard, and long private drive.

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CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891 ............................... $995K

$1.950,000 CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891

NEW TO MARKET EXCLUSIVE LEGAL TWO FAMILY ONE OF A KIND 7KLVEHDXWLIXOKRPHRIIHUVRSHQOLYLQJVSDFHKXJH living room, eat in kitchen, custom built cabinets, skylights, /RYHO\KDUGZRRGĂ RRUVWKURXJKRXW7KUHHH[WUD large bedrooms, 3 baths, walk in closets, beautiful deck overlooking sunsets and city skyline. Basement perfect for mother/daughter situation. Private entrance to rental apartment, one bedroom. Private outdoor space and lovely grounds, private parking and garage. California cedar siding. CALL GERI 917 751 8476 ...................................... $1.200,000

COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERICAL SPACE BROOKLYN BAY RIDGE 86TH STREET PRIME LOCATION 1800 sq. Ft. and use of Basement, 1200 sq. Ft. 5 year term, Pay all utilities.

SHORT TERM OR YEAR ROUND - Center hall , large living with ďŹ replace, formal dining room, kitchen offers, Viking stove, sub-zero Fridge, and extra state of the art refrigerator in basement, 3 great sized bedrooms, 3 full baths, porch, terrace, garage and lovely grounds. Pay all utilities, Call Susan 347 260 3891...............................$4000

APARTMENTS ONE BEDROOM 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Block, out door space, small deck. Furnished, No pets, $100 for parking, all utilities inclued. Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$1550

YOU DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WANT TO MISS SEEING THIS CLASSIC NEPONSIT BEACH HOME!

120 No pets, pay $100 for parking, all utilities included. Available December 15th......................$1500 101 Furnished available from nov to april.

OCEANFRONT LAND BELLE HARBOR 72x100

CALL Kate 917 680-8051..................................$1100 TWO BEDROOM

$2,300.00 CALL SUSAN 347 260 3891

BELLE HARBOR BEACH BLOCK ONE FAMILY

Be on vacation every day in this lovely home by the Sea. Spacious and welcoming, this home offers 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms. Large living room, dining room, EIK, new washer and dryer. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and ocean views from the second level balcony.

120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk in unit, one block to beach. EIK, w/d hook up, 1 car summer parking, weekend only. Pay all utilities. Available Dec. 15th. Call Kate 917 680 8051 .................................. $2200 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small two bed w/ terrace and summer Wknd parking. Heat included. No smoking. No pets. Available December 15th. Call Susan 347 260 3891.................................$1500 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Living room & dining room combo, bath, terrace,

CALL KATE TO SCHEDULE APPT. 917 680ď&#x161;ş8051 REDUCED PRICE $895,000

W/D, parking, pay all utilities. Available December 1st.

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patio steps to beach, 2 parking permits, pay all utilities.

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CO BROKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH BELLE HARBOR REALTY

140â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand and newly renovated to perfection. 2 bath, large rooms, huge living room, EIK, terrace, W/D hook up, share yard, parking .................$3900 $3500

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

8 Year Member

Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson • Nia Casilla Lic. RE Agents: Ariana David • Colleen Brady • Tanya Bass • Joseph Magiera • Zachary Plattner

417 Beach 129th St • (718) 634-3134 • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

The Rockaprop Team

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OPEN HOUSE 130 BEACH 121ST STREET (5A) - SAT 11/30 - 11:30AM-1:00PM NEPONSIT - MAGNIFICENT SECOND HOME FROM THE BEACH! This quaint studio in an Oceanfront building with an alcove has plenty of closet space. Breathtaking coastal retreat with 5BR's, each with own private view terrace, The 5th floor gives you amazing views of Manhattan and Jamaica Bay. $165,000 indoor and outdoor pool and so much more. Call Lisa Jackson today. $7,000,000

NEPONSIT - BEACH BLOCK STEAL WITH DOUBLE DRIVEWAY! BELLE HARBOR - BEACH BLOCK 40' x 100' PRIVATE PARKING! Open floor plan with upgrades galore! Gourmet kitchen, salt water in-ground pool, Delightful 4BR, 3 bath home offers high ceilings throughout, terrace with ocean HW floors, 4/5 BR's, 4 baths, paved yard. Priced below market value! $1,975,000 views, HW floors. Situated just 4 homes from the oceanfront. $1,395,000 OCEANFRONT - LAND FOR SALE Belle Harbor This dream beach home can become your reality! Build your 3,600 sq. ft. masterpiece. Call today and we will get you started! $2,500,000

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Legal Two Family Owner's D unit is 3BR, 2.5O L baths, large Sbackyard, garage and S T private parking. 2 BR U J rental apartment for a guaranteed income. $895,000

FAR ROCKAWAY

Move Right In! 4BR home with open floor plan, master BR suite with walk in closet and private tiled bath. Gated property, cozy backyard and private parking. $729,000

ROCKAWAY PARK Direct oceanfront 2BR Corner unit with a private balcony! Bring your renovation ideas and transform this diamond in the rough. Sponsor unit, pet friendly. $325,000

BELLE HARBOR 60’ x 100’ Corner Lot Charming Tudor situated on a corner lot with 3BR's, 3 baths, fireplace, finished bsmt, CAC and lovely grounds.. $1,299,000

ARVERNE BY THE SEA

Two 2 Family Homes for Sale Located in the beautiful Dunes. Each home has 5 BR, 3.5 baths, private parking, yard and garage. Present all offers. $999,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Oceanfront 2 Bedrooms! This 6th floor unit has amazing finishes! Sunny kitchen, Hunter Douglas plantation shutters, quartz counters, shaker cabinets and copper finishes. $540,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Ocean Views! Bay Views! City Views! 5th floor beautiful, bright, big apt in a premier oceanfront building. Updated kitchen with granite counters and SS appliances. $309,000

BELLE HARBOR

Price Reduced! LargeL Dfront porch, O ceilings, LR high S T with fireplace, HW S 6 BR's, 3 full J U floors, baths, large bsmt and long pvt drive. $1,299,000

BELLE HARBOR Brand New to Market First floor 2 BR, 1 bath. LD Upper level has 2 BR, 1 O Sbath with radiant heat. S T Master BR with Juliette U J balcony. Finished bsmt. and a private garage. $819,000

CALLING ALL SURFERS! Wateredge Condo Check out D this fabulous, Lcondition mint condo O Sliterally steps to the T S water. There's room for J U your family and friends with 3BR, 2 bath plus 2 car parking. $495,000

BEACH FRONT APARTMENT Rockaway Park This fabulous 1 BR water view apt. is a blank canvas for your classically beach inspired decor. In mint condition with oak H/W flooring. $280,000

BELLE HARBOR - LEGAL 2 Perfect Mother/Daughter Owner enjoys 2 BR, 2 bath, full fin bsmt. decked yard with pool front porch and TWO private driveways. Two BR rental with private terrace. $1,250,000

BELLE HARBOR Desirable Corner - 50'x100' Legal two family home need TLC. Over 2,000 Sq Ft of living space has 3 BR, 2 bath and lovely grounds. Private parking with attached garage! $829,000

ROCKAWAY PARK

Oceanfront Condo T C 2 BR, R2 Abaths, Huge T OCEANFRONT patio N an oceanfront COand R terrace. PRIVATE deeded parking spot DE N plus storage space. . U $475,000

BELLE HARBOR Spectacular City Views Price D for immediate sale. O L Spacious 2 S BR with hardwood ST laundry on J U floors, site and available parking. $159,900

NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON!

NEPONSIT

Beautiful Reverse Floor Plan D Spectacular ocean O L in the areas views S you'll spend the S T wheretime. 3BR, 3.5 J U most baths, open floor plan, fin. bsmt and parking for 8. $999,000

NEPONSIT

40' x 100' Lot - Present All Offers! Sweet 3BR home recently renovated with a finished basement, cozy front porch, garage and long private driveway. $749,000

BRAND NEW TO MARKET Rare 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo CT Close RtoAbeach with private terrace, N T and backyard. COgarage in one of the E R Live most desirable surf D communities in all UN NYC! $469,000

BELLE HARBOR Spectacular City Views NewlyD renovated 1 BR first O Lfloor apartment. S Freshly painted ST new portico, J U hallways, laundry room and newly paved parking lot. $149,000

• Belle Harbor - Beach Block - All brick 50' x 100', 3rd home from the beach • • Rockaway Park - 1 BR Co-op with custom cabinetry, granite counters, huge patio and parking • • Rockaway Park - 2 BR, 1.5 bath Co-op with marble floors, terrace and parking • • Arverne - Beach Block Condo, 2 BR, hardwood floors, laundry, steps to beach and low taxes •

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

8 Year Member

Lic. Broker-Owner: Lisa Jackson Lic. Associate Brokers: Barbara Ferguson â&#x20AC;¢ Nia Casilla Lic. RE Agents: Ariana David â&#x20AC;¢ Colleen Brady â&#x20AC;¢ Tanya Bass â&#x20AC;¢ Joseph Magiera â&#x20AC;¢ Zachary Plattner

417 Beach 129th St â&#x20AC;¢ (718) 634-3134 â&#x20AC;¢ Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Happy Thanksgiving Rockaway! Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday Ã&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKIDPLO\GHOLFLRXVIRRGDQGPDQ\EOHVVLQJV

Happy Thanksgiving from the rockaprop team! RENTALS

RENTALS

125th: 1BR, 1BA third floor apt with HW floors and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,550

ABTS: Updated 2BR, 1BA apartment with private terrace, stackable washer and dryer (CB) . . . . . $2,200

79th: 2BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean views from private terrace (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

100th: Spacious 3BR, 2BA apt with HW floors, shared backyard and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,300

ABTS: Spacious and freshly updated 2BR, 1BA walk-up apartment (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800

137th: Spacious 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, SS appliances and balcony (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

ABTS: 2nd story 1BR, 1BA apt with washer, dryer and storage (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850

118th: Beach block 4BR, 1BA with SS appliances, HW floors and 1 car parking (ZP). . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400

109th: Large renovated 2BR, 1BA legal bsmt. apt w/ private back entrance & shared yard (NC). . . $1,850

ABTS: Bright and airy 2BR, den, rooftop terrace. Stackable W/D incl., plenty of storage (NC) . . . . . $2,400

116th: Renovated 3rd floor 3BR, 1BA apt with updated kitchen and terrace (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

44th: Single family 3BR, 1BA home totally renovated with modern finishes (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,450

110th: Beach block 2nd floor 2BR, 1BA apt with Eat in Kitchen (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900

124th: 1,600sq ft of medical or office space for rent, with waiting room/reception area (CB) . . . . . $2,500

97th: 2BR, 1BA apt with washer/dryer hookup and full basement for storage (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

98th: Oceanfront 3BR, 2BA apt with huge covered deck and parking (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800

80th: Spacious and updated 2BR, 1BA condo unit with laundry in building (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

Upper East Side: Fully furnished 1BR, 1BA apt with fantastic 30th floor views (BF) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,975

80th: Renovated 2BR, 1BA condo unit with ocean views from terrace (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100

137th: 3BR, 2BA home for rent with HW floors, available Sept-May (AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,300

97th: Newly renovated 3BR, 1BA apartment in Rockaway Beach (ZP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,150

140th: Renovated 3BR, 2BA in 2 family home with shared yard and parking (AD). . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900

ABTS: Updated 2BR, 1BA apt with private terrace and stackable W&D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

141st: 3BD, 3BA fully furnished house rental with HW floors, large terrace and parking (LJ) . . . . . $4,000

91st: 3BR, 2BA 2nd floor apt with SS appliances and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

112th: Professional, medical or retail space available, 2,200 sq ft with 2 baths (LJ). . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500

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Facts You Probably Don’t Need When they were first introduced, many people saw forks as sacrilegious because they were 'artificial hands.'

Asking $279,000 Call Cass for private showing. (702) 332-9776

Absolutely MINT 1 bedroom CO-OP in the Belle Harbor section of the beautiful Rockaways. This unit is completely updated with fully restored wood floors, brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and new paint. Tons of closet space. Located steps from local restaurants, bars, public transportation, and markets as well as 1 block to the beach. Laundry on site. Prime location.

William F. Berry in New Salem, Illinois. The bar eventually closed because William consumed most of their supply.

There once was a law known as the Sullivan Ordinance, The difference between jam which banned women from and jelly is that jam is made smoking in public. with fruit and jelly is made with fruit juice. The average American consumes about 3,550 pounds of sugar in a lifetime. That's George Washington was not always the face of the $1 the equivalent of about bill. Salmon P. Chase, the 1,767,900 Skittles. designer of America's first Fresh coriander and cilantbank notes, was the first to ro are the same thing. Both be on the dollar bills. cilantro and coriander come from the Coriandrum sativum plant. In the U.S., The ancient Mayans believed that turkeys were cilantro is the name for the plant's leaves and stem, vessels of the gods, so they while coriander is the name were worshipped as such. for its dried seeds. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. He opened a bar, Berry and Lincoln, with his friend

Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist. Got facts? Send them to facts@rockawaytimes.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Our office is in Brooklyn, but our homes are in Rockaway Susan Natale

Lic. RE Salesperson

Alex Choi

Lic. RE Salesperson

Arverne By The Sea

3bd/2.5ba w/ garage, washer/dryer — $2,800 2bd/1ba w/ step out balcony, super upgraded — $2,150 1b/1ba w/ parking — $1,800 6513 Seaspray Ave. $975,000 L SO

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Looking Ahead: Summer Stage 2020 Do you remember the Central Park Schaefer Music Festival? If you do, you are probably old enough to remember that Schaefer was a beer brewed in Williamsburg. The festival was held at the Wollman skating rink, and at the time, the $5 tickets were too expensive, so everyone I knew sat out on the big rock outside and listened for free. The experience of being in Central Park after dark was exciting, and a little scary in the 1970s, but it was fun. The festival eventually changed sponsors, Schaefer left New York, the festival moved to a West Side pier, and as they say, that was that. I never went to the pier, as I guess the main attraction was really Central Park. I loved the music and went to hundreds of shows (ok, the mermaid will tell you that I exaggerate, and I didn’t go to “hundreds” of shows, and she’s probably right). But at some point, I got a job, I started to like certain bands and music; and I was able to afford tickets, better seats, and became choosy. So about fifteen years ago, when a friend asked if I’d like to go see Levon Helm in Central Park, I said sure. And that was my initial introduction to Summer Stage. I had no idea that this area in Central Park existed right off 72nd Street and nestled behind the clam shell at the end of the Mall. We sat down for the beginning of the show in an open area but were free to walk about and enjoy the show. I thought it was a one-time event, but later found out it was part of a summer series. It was like I was let in on a secret New York experience, and every year after I looked for shows that I might go

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to. But living in Rockaway made for a long trip in, so I didn’t just go to any show. It had to be a musician I really wanted to see. About four years ago, the mermaid and I wandered in for a free show and it was lightly attended, proving my tastes are not mainstream and seldom appreciated. But as we walked by a special seating area, one of the attendants asked if we would like to sit there, and we nonchalantly said sure. There was a bar in this section, so being Rockawayites, I went and got the mermaid and me some libations. When I tried to pay, they told me that people in this section don’t pay. I thought, really! Then I went to the bathroom, and this experience was definitely one of CallA-Head's top of the line powder rooms. I asked afterwards, “How does one do this all the time,” and the reply was become a member of Summer Stage. Well, the following year, I became a member, got the schedule and was happily surprised to see many shows that my kids and friends would like and decided to invite them to various shows. Needless to say, free alcohol and nice bathrooms go really well with great music outdoors in Central Park after dark. Each year, I upped the level of the membership and with it came increased benefits, like free shirts, early ticket opportunities, extra tickets for friends. I was sold. This past year, the City Parks Foundation, the 1989 not-forprofit created to run the concert series in Central Park and all the other boroughs, in addition to all sorts of cultural experiences for

park-goers, significantly upgraded the Central Park facility. Quite honestly, I liked the old design, but as the mermaid likes to point out, I am getting cranky in my old age. When the 2019 schedule came out, I got more cranky because I was looking for those musicians that I really wanted to see, but I just couldn’t find them. But one of the amazing things about the people who work for the Foundation and run the concert series is that they are very high touch. By that, I mean they are humans! Not machines, not social media obsessed, not a computer or voicemails. They respond, they reach out, they ask how you are doing, can they do better. So, a recent rainy Monday night found me at the ancient Arsenal in Central Park to participate in a focus group on how 2020 could be better. Running membership organizations can be a thankless job, trust me, I ran a very large one in lower Manhattan populated by about 3,000 maniacal members. Members are never satisfied. But this focus group was different. The staff truly cared and, surprisingly, so did

all the members participating. There was a terrific dialogue, and I truly believe changes will be implemented as a result. If you have never been to a Summer Stage show, I highly recommend you go. The crowds are friendly, and almost like a small community. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Central Park after dark is beautiful. Most shows are free. If you want the free alcohol and nice bathroom experience that also come with free tickets to benefit shows, then dip your toe in the water and get a membership. The more expensive ones come with the benefits above, but you can get a less expensive one that gives you upgrades. Plus, it includes all five boroughs, including Coney Island. If you remember the Schaefer festivals, then by now you probably have the cash to do it, and you probably love music, and you probably would love reliving the sitting on the rock experience, but only this time being a little more pampered. Trust me, it is well worth it and a quintessential New York insider thing to do.

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Life Expectancy Life expectancy at birth in the U.S. decreased by 0.3 years from 2014 to 2017—the largest decline since 1993. Although originally attributed to rising midlife deaths among white non-Hispanic residents, decreases in life expectancy have been observed in other ethnic groups. The rise in mortality has been attributed to unhealthy alcohol and drug use and suicide, but this was not evenly shared across socioeconomic strata. By 2010, the gap in life expectancy at age 25 between high school non-completers and college graduates ranged from 4.6 to 11.9 years. Between 60 to 80 percent of this gap was attributed to heart dis-

ease, smoking-related disease, and external causes of death (i.e. accidents, drugs, alcohol abuse, and suicide). A subsequent study in 2011 found that drug use deaths accounted for 15 to 20 percent of this difference. Recently, a study was published that looked at differences in life expectancy in relation to educational achievement. It used publicly available data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and population estimates from the American Community Survey. They looked at two outcome variables—life expectancy at age 25 and years of life lost (YLL) between ages 25 and 84 from 2010 to 2017. They

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picked age 25 because by then most people have completed their education (except medical students, that is). They documented an overall decline in life expectance at age 25 between the study years. Although life expectancy increased among college graduates, this was offset by a decline in life expectancy in persons without a four-year college degree. An analysis of causes of death showed that educational differences were responsible for much of the increasing YLLs and were attributable to drug use, especially among less educated white men and women. This is consistent with other studies that have shown that drug use is responsible for increasing educational differences and early death from the 1990s to 2011. In black men, firearm deaths contributed to decreased life expectancies and increased educational differences. In white people between 25 and 84, rising mortality rates were especially increased in those with only a high school degree or less, while those with a college degree experienced an increased life expectancy. Nev-

The Rockaway Times ertheless, drug use mortality increased over the seven-year period even in those with college degrees. The nature of the recent declines in adult life expectancy and the differences in educational achievement across all racesex groups remains unclear. Prior studies had linked the rise in mortality to “deaths of despair,” which consists of drug use, alcohol use, and suicide. It has been argued that these deaths collectively reflect self-destructive behavior linked to growing social isolation, economic distress, and downward social mobility that have characterized large segments of the U.S. middle class. In addition, this study confirmed what other studies have found— years of life lost due to drug use were substantially higher than increases associated with alcohol use and suicide. How prescient our mothers were when they repeatedly told us to stay in school, don’t use drugs, and don’t drink to excess. It’s still good advice today. Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com


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By Sarah Arikian

Thanks to the generosity, hard work and willingness of so many neighbors, family and friends, 64 big, beautiful boxes of gently used children’s and young adult books are on their way to Ghana, Africa. They left Rockaway Beach on Friday morning to start their long voyage across the oceans to Accra. My friend, Susy, and I volunteer for Nurturing Nations (www.nurturingnations.org) and we couldn’t have done this without the help of St. Francis de Sales National Junior Honor Society, under the direction of Ms. Killian and Danielle; Cindy at New Jersey libraries; Pastor Joyce and our friends at First Congregational Church; and Daniel and Declan, who did heavy lifting. And thanks also go to Elania who unpacked donations and sorted according to

age, and to Fran and her perseverance with the toddler books. We are grateful for the help of the Ocean Bliss yogis with their enthusiasm and endurance at the boxing day, the generosity of new Hoboken and Scarsdale friends, book clubs, the kind elders from the Church of Latter Day Saints, Emily and her graphic design skills, Isabella who uncomplainingly shifted bags and boxes, Steve who drove through industrial Secaucus to collect 10 boxes of books from a stranger’s

garage, and the patience of family who had faith that one day the 4000 plus books would be leaving the living room! Nurturing Nations, along with a school and residential campus, built a rural library in Assin Adadientem in 2016. The library needed books, as there is a book famine in Africa. In 2017, we shipped out 38 boxes and loved seeing the videos of the villagers as they opened them and gently organized the books on the shelves.

For some, it was the first time they had seen or touched a book. We heard that the library has become a community focal point, with lines forming each day, even before it opens. Literacy is up and the children’s school grades are improving. We wanted to fill all of the shelves and knew that we had to track down more books we had enjoyed and didn’t need any more, knowing that they would continue to benefit others and be loved and cherished. Thank you!

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By Beth Hanning Thankful For… As I wrote in last week’s column, I love Thanksgiving. I love the food and the low pressure of no presents and just getting the house ready (which should be done by now but I am a bit behind). Here are a few things I am thankful for: My friends: Again, when I speak of my friends at work, not many have friends they can trace back to elementary school. I am very lucky to have a group of both old and new friends who live all around me. From book clubs, to Christmas in July, we always have such a great time. I texted one of my

friends this morning and she responded with exactly the comment I needed. A huge shout out to my friends who keep me off of the ledge all the time. My dad: For those of my loyal readers, you know I often write about my father. I introduced him to a few people this past Sunday and they all stated that they had read a lot about him in my column. His response was snarky and said that he is going to start writing about me. Go for it, dad. Handwrite that article and go see Marianne at her office to fax it to Kevin. I cannot wait to read it. (Editor’s note:

each week they read my column, they think of my mom. My mom passed away in 1988, over 30 years ago. Thank you, Mrs. English, you made my day. The town is super special this year with the Harbor Light reopening. Good luck Heeran family.

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Thanks, With Salt

As tradition has it, myself and my beloved Grace ("She who must be obeyed") were invited to spend Thanksgiving with other members of Grace's family. With all that is going on in our country, I spent some time ruminating about the Thanksgiving holiday and how I could make it more meaningful for the entire clan. I re-

alized that, especially now, the holiday presents a "mixed-bag" for folks. For some, it's a happy celebration of Americana. For others, it's a chance to gorge on food and watch football. For others still, it's a reminder that American history is filled with episodes of some people getting the shaft— where one group's success comes at the expense of another group. In light of the above, I fired off an email to the entire family as we all prepared to celebrate/acknowledge/tolerate/ protest Thanksgiving, depending on the individual's perspective, recommending that it might be appropriate to consider ways to have a more inclusive, appropriately sensitive, diverse, politically correct Thanksgiving. In keeping with that lone of thought, here's what I suggested. No turkey this year. The eating of turkey is a reminder that we have favored turkey

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over other forms of poultry (e.g., chicken, pheasant, duck, goose, pigeon, etc.). Such favoritism is not consistent with a spirit of inclusion. Similarly, we need to avoid pumpkin pie for it, too, is an egregious brand of favoritism —exhibiting blatant bias in favor of pumpkins over other, equally delectable squashes (e.g., butternut, honey bear, yellow summer, etc). No football this year because…Colin Kaepernick— enough said? Also, games are too long. There are other things we can be doing. We should all strive not to fight with family this year, as most year's fights devolve into serious breaches of manners, etiquette and professionalism to such a degree that if they were happening in an office rather than at home, everyone involved would be headed to H.R. for a lengthy speech about diversity, inclusion, and appropriate behavior. We will not have "adult" tables and "kiddie" tables. Such segregation is, quite obviously, antithetical to the spirit of inclusiveness as well as the Constitution. So, we will all sit together, even if it means you have to sit next to your nephew who eats his boogers. Rather than say "Grace" before or after the meal, we will engage in a gender-neutral, non-denominational recitation of our appreciation for the repast we are about to enjoy, and we will include in that recitation an appropriate level of guilt for enjoying food when most of the world doesn't have any. We will avoid saying that the host's best dishes are "china" as that is, without question, horrifically anti-Asian, unless, of course, the dishes were made in China, in which case, we will take our host to task for being unpatriotic and failing to "buy American." For similar reasons, the holiday meal shall not include any wine, beer or other spirits made anywhere but in the good old U.S.A. Thus, no French Bordeaux, no Italian Chian-

ti, no German pilsner, and no Jägermeister. If you want to get drunk, you'll have to do it the way we do it here in America— binge drinking as many different things as you can, as long as they're made here, close to home. After-meal TV viewing shall not include any movies that encourage divisiveness. The Wizard of Oz is out as it completely disparages the short of stature achondroplasiacs among us and I do now want to even discuss the short shrift our Wiccan friends receive by the portrayal of the movie's "Wicked" witch. Instead, I am recommending that we shall all repare to the den to watch a movie that reminds us that the American dream is about the importance of the immigrant to this country. Personally, I recommend that we all watch The Godfather, a movie all about an Italian immigrant's penniless arrival in this country and his family's hard work and struggle to attain that American dream. And, of course, we shall abstain from the day-after-Thanksgiving ritual of trampling each other at our local merchandise mart. For, while it is quintessentially American to be materialistic, trampling is very non-p.c. Accordingly, when you camp out at Walmart or Best Buy waiting to purchase that new TV, cell phone, or blender you really don't need, remember, trampling is bad, but keep in mind that aggressive assertion of your own physical space is okay, as long as you say, "excuse me, I respect your person-hood." Obviously, I am penning this column several days prior to Thanksgiving but I am still wondering how my suggestions will be received by the rest of the family, although "she who must be obeyed" has recommended that I stop by a Taco Bell on the way out to dinner to pick up my own Thanksgiving staples! Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?


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Giving Thanks Today is Thanksgiving, a day we traditionally give thanks for our blessings. We might want to include giving thanks for the technological advances that have improved our lives, such as the internet. The internet has given us non-stop access to information, commercial opportunities, social media, and convenience. But how did all this come about? Russia’s Cold War launch of Sputnik, coupled with America’s realization that the Russians had beaten us into space, resulted in the creation of U.S. scientific and technol-

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work. Another important phase was the development in 1991 of HTML, or hypertext markup language. HTML produced a user-friendly browser-based system that allowed users to click on links which link to other information. The development of HTML resulted in the internet’s transition from a network used by the scientific community into a worldwide web of information. The last major stage in the internet’s development was the creation in 1993 at the University of Illinois of the Mosaic browser. Mosaic, which later became Netscape, allowed users to search and navigate the web. Internet usage exploded. Email, social networking, privacy issues, online scams, spam, shady and X-rated sites, among other things, quickly became part of our daily reality. The internet has its issues and challenges, but nonetheless I am thankful both personally and professionally for its convenience.

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FARMLAND FRESH DAIRIES, LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/2/2019. LLC was organized in NJ on 1/27/2014. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY to mail process to 90-04 161 st St., Ste. 609, Jamaica, NY 11432. Required office : 802-814 Bergen St., Newark, NJ 07108. Cert of Org filed with : SSNJ, State Treasurer, Business/Commercial Recording Division, 33 West State St., 5 th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of W.R. Organization, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/30/19. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to W.R. ORGANIZATION, LLC, 97-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Apt. 12K, Corona, NY 11368. Any lawful purpose. CARING DENTISTRY OF QUEENS, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/18/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The PLLC 104-16 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

KAPP INTERNATIONAL LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/31/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 10-02 44 th Dr., Long Island City, NY 11101, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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LEGAL NOTICES 18-18 25TH ROAD, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/16/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 27-18 Hoyt Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11102. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Summer Fox LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 01/25/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 94-11 59th ave Apt D9, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. EC Training and Consulting, LLC Articles of Organization filed with NYS Secretary of State (SSNY) on 02/28/2018. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 46-06 Bowne Street, D5, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of PRESITINE TIMES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 06/04/2019. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 15330 89 TH AVENUE, APT. 321, JAMAICA, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Floral Parkwewell LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the secretary of state of New York SSNY on 10/15/2019. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 195-18 42 Ave, Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 1259 PLACE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/29/2016. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 88-08 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11417. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1717 MADISON, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/2019. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process may be serviced and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 151-71 25 th Avenue, Whitestone, NY 11357. Principal business address: 1717 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful act.

22-48 41 ST, LLC filed w/ SSNY on 10/17/19. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 22-48 41st St., Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful. Notice of Formation: Kyle 13219 LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/09/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to 292 Bay 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose or activity KNKA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/22/2019. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Perry Nathanail, 26-17 210th Place, Bayside, NY 11360. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. KJ’S INT’L GROUP LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 10/03/2019. Office Location: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 38-08 Union St, Ste 13B, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. Notice of qualification of Grand Asset Management, LLC. Authority filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/2019. Organized in Alaska on 07/11/2019. NY Off. loc.: Queen Cnty. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 W. 34th Ave. #977, Anchorage, AK 99503, which is also the address to be maintained in Alaska. Arts. of Org. filed w/ Alaska Sec. of State, PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Jose L. Nieves and Associates, PLLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 08/27/2019. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 213-37 39th Avenue, Suite 184, Bayside, NY 11361-2071. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. CHROMATIC FAS LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/15/2019. Cty: QUEENS. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 6762 79TH ST., MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY 11379. General Purpose. ALMA TOWER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/02/09. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2079. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 31-10 37th Avenue, Suite 500, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.


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Lining up plans for the Thanksgiving weekend? Well, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is teeming with fabulous live music, theater, arts and not to mention— shopping! Get the 411 in The Rockaway Times’ Good Times page. LIVE MUSIC: Friday, November 28 6 p.m. Looking for a relaxing reprieve from your Turkey Day feasting? Well, head to Bungalow Bar as the bayside spot will have a special kind of “bair,” as in Gerald Bair, who always move his fans’ spirits with his powerful voice and magical storytelling. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, November 29 7 p.m. Tonight, classic rock duo, the Rock-A-Wades, debuts at Rockaway’s beloved neighborhood spot, Harbor Light. So come on in for a night of good music, food and refreshing libations with your best buds. 129-18 Newport Ave

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421 Beach 129th Street Saturday, November 30 8 p.m. to Midnight Do the Boulevard boogie to RBQ ‘cause it will be lit with Winston McBoogie rocking your Saturday night with classic rock, Motown classics and more! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, November 30 9 p.m. Burn off your Turkey Day calories with Fiddler and the Crossroads Trio at Rogers. The band’s backroads’ music dish of cajun, bluegrass and country will have you foot stomping and hip slapping all night. Yeeehaaawww! 203 Beach 116th Street Sunday, December 1 4 p.m. Head to Breezy and continue your holiday weekend celebrations with Harry McDonald and the Locals Rule Trio as they rule the BayHouse with the best classic rock and oldies. 500 Bayside, Breezy Point

Sunday, December 1 4 p.m. Cap off your weekend fun at Friday, November 29 Rogers with Winston McBoogie’s 8 p.m. to Midnight RBQ will be sizzling as The Gray- always rockin’ live performances of Tripper Trio takes over the pop- your classic rock favorites. 203 Beach 116th Street ular barbecue spot, blazing your favorite oldies and rock classics. Sundays 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s The Mike Severino Trio’s deFriday, November 29 but of Sunday Jazz Sessions at Whits 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Make a beeline to the Belle Har- End! Get ready for a sweet evening bor Yacht Club for The Knobs’ of soulful jazz. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd post-turkey 80s party featuring a kickin’ lineup of the best WLIR era SPECIAL MENTIONS — alternative rock. HOLIDAYS LIGHTINGS 533 Beach 126th Street & SANTA POP-UPS Who can resist a communal holiSaturday, November 30 day lighting or a chance to see San5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This evening, Healy’s Pub ush- ta? Well, there’s holiday festivities ers in a squidalicious happy hour happening all around the peninsuspecial with Squid Trio featuring la. Louie D on keys, Karen and El Saturday, November 30 Profesor Squid! 5 p.m. 108-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd It’s the annual Beach 116th Christmas Tree lighting featuring Saturday, November 30 live music, caroling, treats, food, 6 p.m. The Rock-A-Wades are back dance performances and more! at Jamesons blazing the uptown Plus, you don’t want to miss taking pub with another round of rock a photo with the man of the season, Old Saint Nick. classics and oldies.

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Beach 116th Street (near the Firehouse) Sunday, December 1 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a festive Brunch with Santa at Bungalow Bar. Take some pictures with the red-suited celebrity. Plus from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., get decorated with face-painting by Rochelle. 377 Beach 92nd Street

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OTHER MUSES AROUND Sunday, December 8 TOWN 2:15 p.m. The Little North Pole is back! The ARTS annual lighting ceremony starts Saturday, November 30 with a pre-show at 2 p.m., followed 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. by the show at 3:15 p.m. Come out, This is your last chance to see enjoy the show and help them raise The Rockaway Artists Alliance solo money for JDRF! exhibition, Beach Towel, by Rock144-03 Neponsit Ave away Beach artist, Evan Mazellan. Mazellan’s seven paintings feature Sunday, December 8 photographs taken with his mobile 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. device. It’s Broad Channel’s always sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden spectacular annual Christmas THEATRE Tree Lighting! This year, don’t miss Christmas music performed by Sunday, December 1 New Life Choir and a special hol2 p.m. iday presentation by Thomasina’s Be transformed by the prolific Dance Co. Also, as you indulge in voices at the Rockaway Theatre treats, expect a special visit from Company’s Teen Story Slam! For Santa! Plus get even more in the seven weeks, 10 talented teens fineChristmas spirit by bringing an ly crafted their own personal stounwrapped gift for Anna’s Elves, a ries to share with the community. holiday gift drive for the Hematol- The theme is “Transformation,” in ogy/Oncology department at Co- which each storyteller explores a hen Children's Medical Center and moment in time when they experithe Ronald McDonald House. Plus enced change. donations of baked goods are welSunday, December 15, comed. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Broad Channel Athletic Field Monday, December 16, (125 Cross Bay Blvd.) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. HOLIDAY SHOPPING Calling all musical theater acPOP-UPS tor-singers! The RTC is holding Looking for that special holiday auditions for their production of gift? Avoid the mayhem depart- the epic rock opera, Jesus Christ ment store shopping, and instead Superstar. Bring headshot and reseize the opportunity to get one- sume if available. There will be no of-a-kind gifts at various pop-ups sides at the audition as the play is entirely sung. Auditioners should around town. be prepared to sing the selections noted in their character breakFriday, December 6 down. All ethnicities encouraged 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Belle Harbor Yacht Club’s Holi- to attend. Show performance day Boutique is a big one! Not only dates are March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, will you score that special gift from 29 and April 3, 4, 5. Visit: www. two floors featuring 40+ vendors rockawaytheatrecompany.org for selling clothing, art, crafts, accesso- travel directions, character deries, jewelry, culinary delights, skin scriptions and preparations. Post Theater, Building T4, Fort products, designer eyewear, and more—make a fete out of the ex- Tilden perience with live music, 50/50, gift Got info. on local live music and art? Email: editor@rockawaytimes.com raffles and door prizes!


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THE WRITING STUDENTS OF PS/MS 114 GIVE THANKS I’m counting my blessings, too. Among these are 104 fifth-graders with whom I share the magic of writing each week. Enjoy the excerpts from their Thanksgiving tributes. – Joan Diehl, writing teacher. SAM NAGEL If Mom says “no,” Nana says “yes.” This, plus her funny and thoughtful personality are why I’m so thankful for my Nana. She makes me laugh when she makes fun of cartoons. She gets as angry as a hornet. She yells at the characters when they miss obvious details. “Dora, it’s right behind you! Turn around!” she shouts at the T.V. Our favorite way to get in trouble is to go shopping. The mall is Nana’s church. She worships it; she’s there every Sunday. The adventure begins in her car. In her usually talkative way, she chews my ear off with stories from her childhood. When we get to the store, heaven help the poor worker she gets a hold of! An hour later, he knows about her recent trip to Egypt, and she knows how to say “potato” in Russian. Then, it’s the dreaded moment when we have to show my mother our recently-purchased treasures. Receipts are viewed. Mom yells. Nana apologizes, but clearly doesn’t mean it. She winks at me and sticks out her tongue. Nana says she’ll return everything, but she just hides our purchases at her house… JACKIE ANAYA Everyone has something to be thankful for. I am thankful for FOOD. Food is my safe place. John Walters says, “The only thing I like better than talking about food is EATING,” and I agree. When I smell a juicy hamburger cooking on the grill, my tummy explodes with flavors like fireworks on the Fourth of July. As I hear bacon sizzling in the pan, I do a kangaroo jump with happi-

ness. All I have to do is look at an oozy, cheesy pizza and my mouth starts to drool like a waterfall. I love when I dig my teeth into a ripe pear and the juice runs down my arm. I bite into warm turkey and my tongue tingles with all different flavors…

my opponent…My little brother once said that I look like I’m spinning around so long that my eyes are stuck going left to right… And, if you’re wondering, I do like being questioned about my condition because it makes me feel more unique than a flying penguin…

Sabella Miller I have a sweet tooth the size of a humpback whale. People may think this sounds peculiar, but I am thankful for my oven which I use to make many delicious masterpieces. My masterpieces are as satisfying as hot chocolate on a winter day and as lovely as wrapped presents with streamers of all different colors. My greatest accomplishment is my first three-tiered Easter cake. When I get older, I want to be a professional baker. I love to see the look on people’s faces when I unveil my latest creation. It’s as thrilling as winning a motorcycle race—against all boys. When everyone has a slice, I love their reactions. Everyone takes seconds; I usually catch my mom sneaking thirds. As Buddy Valastro from “Cake Boss” once said, “No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude!” Like Buddy, I will always have an upbeat attitude. In one hand will be my whisk and in the other will be an icing bag filled with confidence.

CHRIS FEDE On June 16, 2011, my baby brother was born. This is the day I became a big brother. I was two and a half years old. My baby brother was so cute and wild like a newborn puppy. When he was born, he was no bigger than a watermelon but now he can tower over a chair. We are the best of friends like “two peas in a pod’’. I have taught my brother lots of things like how to kick a soccer ball super high in the sky. It is a lot of fun to have someone always there for me. I am thankful that he lives in this world today. “A brother is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit.”-unknown

DYLAN KEANE I am thankful for my eyes. They say a lot about who I am. I have nystagmus, which causes my eyes to vibrate uncontrollably as if I am looking at everything at once. You may wonder why I’d be thankful for this when it is as annoying as ice skating in high heels. If something is on the bulletin board, it’s like trying to read from the other side of the planet. But, if I’m in a staring contest I always win because my nystagmus helps me distract

NICOLE ARGIRO Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates,” and there is a chocolate for each event in life. Having a bad day? The answer is clearly a toffee caramel. Smooth as silk, creamy and rich, it’s sure to drown your sorrows. Feeling feisty? Not in a good mood? Then a dark cocoa sea salt caramel chocolate will brighten your day. What about if your just plain old cheerful? You need something to curl up on the couch with? Something to wrap its sweet arms around you like a blanket? Well there is nothing better than a milk chocolate truffle… LAILA HAHN Roger Caras once said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole,” and I agree…When I come home from a busy day at school, I know my four-legged, furry friend is waiting to greet me. Chase’s tail swings like a vine

in a jungle. His fur is as golden as the sun and his eyes twinkle in the light like stars at night. Jumping up to kiss my face, his paws are as big as my hands as they land on my shoulders. He is soft like a teddy bear as he hugs me “hello.” It’s playtime and tug of war is his favorite game to play. He is as strong as an ox and drags me around like a rag doll. Chase is a special dog because I get nervous a lot and feel sad at times, and Chase is always there by my side when I need him… MICHAEL LOONAM I’m part robot. I have added mechanical parts to my body that keep me alive. I have Type 1 Diabetes which means my pancreas does not make insulin; it’s a real slacker. Without insulin, my blood sugar gets dangerously high and I feel like maple syrup is running through my veins. Too much insulin can make my blood sugar go low and I feel like Jello and shaky like an earthquake. Luckily, I have two devices that help me keep my blood sugar at a healthy level. The first is called a Dexcom which is a sensor that tests my sugar all day long and sends my blood sugar levels to my iPhone. I rely on my Dexcom like a carpenter relies on his tools. I am also thankful for my Omnipod which delivers insulin to my body and eats the sugars like Pac-Man. I may sound like a cyborg but these things help me. That is why I no longer feel like a pincushion and that is why I am grateful.

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LOCAL COLOR: READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX We might be a little biased, but we think some of the best photographers in the world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared with us this week. Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rockawaytimes.com and we’ll do our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

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ROCKAWAY AIRPORT 1940-59

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Ground Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf By Sharon Feldman

The 80-acre airport was opened in May 1940 by Harry Gordon and was located between Beach 47th and Beach 58th Street. Mr. Gordon owned seven small commercial aircrafts. The location was also a licensed flight school. The United States Army ordered all civilian coastline airfields be closed for the duration of WWII. As a result, the military took over the airfield in 1942. In 1946, the airfield reopened as a civilian airport and finally closed in 1959. Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

Yields: Serves 8 Ingredients: 1-1/4 lbs ground turkey 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini ¾ cup sweet onion, finely chopped ½ cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs or panko crumbs ** optional ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley ** optional few leaves fresh basil 1 large egg 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2-3 large garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup peach preserves (or apricot) (I used sugar free)

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients except the mustard and preserves in a large bowl and mix well. Shape mixture on a rimmed baking sheet into 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf. Bake meat 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir preserves and mustard in a small bowl to blend. Spread glaze over top of meatloaf. Return to oven; bake until thermometer inserted into center registers 165 degrees, about 20 minutes longer. Transfer meatloaf to platter. Cut crosswise into slices and serve. I made mashed cauliflower with garlic and herbs as a side.

Patricia “Patsy” Roberts Date of Birth: March 25, 1925 Date of Death: November 15, 2019

She was 94 Years old Life Long Resident of the Rockaways Patsy was a Homemaker

Preceded in Death by: Her Husband, The Late Walter J. Roberts, Her Daughter, The Late Christine Roberts, Brothers, The Late Chet Sherwood, The Late Paul Sherwood. Survived By: Her Sons John (Lynn) Roberts, Richard (Kathy) Roberts, Daughter Virginia Roberts Dobles, Grandchildren; Jaclyn, Genna, Gregory, Deirdre, Giangabriel , Luna, Raffaella, Great Grandchildren, Sophia, Grace, Johnny, AJ, Brendan, Rue, Ace and Genevieve. Many Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Mass was held on Friday November 22, 2019. Funeral Arrangement were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home

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Guests Speak at November 100th Precinct Meeting The latest 100th Precinct Community Council meeting was packed with information from guests. On Wednesday, November 20, many gathered at the Knights of Columbus to hear some updates from the 100th Precinct and beyond. Jeff Samerson, Manager of Local FDNY EMTs & Paramedics, gave a powerful rendition of the national anthem to open the November meeting. He then spoke candidly of the daily assaults and threats that uniformed EMTs and paramedics must face each day in order to save lives and assist New Yorkers. Assistant District Attorney Christine DeModna of the Queens District Attorney’s office was also on hand as a featured speaker of the meeting. She spoke about the scourge of domestic violence in the Queens community and resources available to victims through the

Jeff Samerson, Manager of Local 2507 FDNY EMTs & Paramedics, was a featured speaker at the meeting.

Deputy Inspector McCall of Transit District 23 & two of his NCO Officers attended the November meeting.

Queens District Attorney’s Office. Deputy Inspector Ronald McCall of Transit District 23 and two of his NCO Officers were

also on hand to share some good news. Deputy Inspector McCall advised that crime in Transit District 23 is at an all-time low. The meeting was the last of

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Council President Kathy Heavey & Vice President Andy McGee pose with speakers ADA Christine DeModna of Queens District Attorney's Office & Jeff Samerson, Manager of Local 2507 FDNY

the year for the 100th Precinct Community Council. After a winter recess, they will resume in February 2020.


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Life With Our “Artistic” Child By Kami-Leigh Agard

Give Thanks, One Day At A Time “I'm only human, I'm just a woman. Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am. Show me the stairway, I have to climb. Lord for my sake, teach me to take one day at a time. One day at a time sweet Jesus. That’s all I'm asking from you. Just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do. Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus. And tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way. One day at a time.” The above words of the iconic Christian song, “One Day At a Time,” I silently sing every day. Sometimes, I don’t want to take “one day at a time.” Yes, I have a beautifully magnetic daughter on the autism spectrum. Yes, some days are challenging for me as a parent, but in the grand scheme of things, life sometimes feels like a bitter sweet box of chocolates. And yes, Forrest Gump, “You never know what you're gonna get.” I am just a woman, walking every day with my head held high, like life is always sweet, but folks, oftentimes it’s not. Like every man and woman, I have my own challenges, heartbreaks and disappointments, whether it be at home, vocational and health. However, this song puts a bit of pep in my gait because I know my Creator is up there watching my every step. Sometimes I stumble, and just want to lay down and give up, but I know He’s up there whispering to me, “Get up and keep

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 going, not just for yourself, but the beautiful daughter I blessed you with” and for that I give thanks. So as you open your eyes on this Thanksgiving Day, I encourage everyone to give THANKS! Whether you plan on having a Thanksgiving meal with two, 10 or 40 people, or just yourself, give THANKS. There are multitudes who don’t have a home, family or friends to share the day with. Also, think about the people living on the streets, or the men and women who are away on military deployment serving this country and can’t be home with their loved ones. So yes, sometimes we feel downtrodden and disappointed, but there is so much to be thankful for! I want to give a special Thank You shout out to this wonderful community of businesses and locals, who continually support Rockaway Beach Autism Families’ endeavors (RBAF) to boost autism awareness and acceptance. Also, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Richie Knott and the team at the Knights of Columbus (KOC), who no holds barred—allow RBAF to use their space to host our monthly meetings, and for the second year, our annual holiday party, happening on Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m. at KO C (333 Beach 90th Street). The holiday party is free, and ever yone goes home with a gift, a belly full of food and fun. All are welcome to attend! Plus, O ld Saint Nick will be popping in to add his “Ho, ho” to our special gathering. If you are a business or a local resident who would like to donate a gift towards the event, please email ourartisticchild@outlook.com. Also, visit Rockaway Beach Autism Families on Facebook. Join us in turning the tide for our autism community, one wave at a time. Have a blessed Thanksgiving ever yone!

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Ribbon Cutting At St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (SJEH) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 21 in celebration of the grand opening of its new hospital lobby which includes a new outpatient pharmacy, café/gift shop, and reflection room. The lobby features a modern design equipped with LED lighting that runs in strips from the ceiling to the walls; a comfortable visitor seating lounge equipped with a flat panel television; a dedicated section containing iPads where visitors have access to their medical information and

can schedule their medical appointments through the patient portal; and a sleek, visually appealing “donor wall” featuring the names of those who donate to the hospital. Located within the lobby is a new, state-of-the-art outpatient pharmacy where patients and visitors can conveniently pick up their medications after medical appointments without having to worry about making an additional stop at an external pharmacy. The pharmacy offers free delivery, and competitive pricing and discounts with ac-

cess to not-for-profit programs that can help customers save money on prescription medications. “We are not the same St. John’s that people remember from years back,” Chief Executive Officer Jerry Walsh said. “We may have been around over 110 years, but with the investments we’ve made to enhance the quality of care our patients receive, and investments in improving our physical spaces and opening medical practices outside the hospital walls and into our community, it is as if we are a new hospital.” Since joining SJEH as Chief Executive Officer in late 2015, Walsh restructured the hospital’s leadership team, invested in staff education for the benefit of patients, and introduced a focus on patient- and family-centered care in which the patient and their family members are engaged in the planning and administration of care. Under Walsh’s leadership, the hospital is managing more

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