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Help Keep Veterans’ Memory Alive We want you—to help with information on the 140 people named at the Beach 94th Street “Doughboy” monument. Robby Schwach, of Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office has his next project in mind—finding out the stories behind the people recognized on Rockaway’s “Doughboy” plaque. Schwach said, “In 2016, I started a project to research the stories of men who are named on small stones at Memorial Circle at Beach 121st and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The project began when some of the boys in the local Boy Scout Troop (147) inquired about the names. Who were they? Where in Rockaway did they live? As Scoutmaster, I didn’t know the answers and no one else did either. Very few of them still had relatives in Rockaway and some had very tenuous connections to the peninsula. “After several months of research and community out-

reach, I was able to get basic information for 33 of the 35 men. Our office printed a small tribute booklet with this information that is now distributed each Memorial Day so the stories of these brave men are not lost to history,” Schwach explained. Now he has a new focus. “I’m just beginning the research to do the same for the 140 people named at the ‘doughboy”’ monument on Beach 94th Street. I could use some help as there may be family members of these veterans still in the neighborhood. There are 17 WWI veterans, 82 WWII veterans (some of which are also listed at Memorial Circle), 12 Korean War vets and 29+ Vietnam War vets.” If anyone has any information regarding any of the 140 people named on the monument, please contact Robby at Ulrich’s office by calling 718-318-6411 or emailing him at RSchwach@ council.nyc.gov

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Locals Hope Traffic Construction Woes Will Come To A Halt Kami-Leigh Agard

From closed off lanes, gridlocked roadways, menacing construction crews and bumpy roads—for local motorists— there seems to be no escaping the clamor of road construction everywhere, especially on the peninsula’s east-west main thoroughfares, Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Blvd. Just ask Belle Harbor resident, Dr. Peter Galvin, and the chorus of locals bemoaning the rampant traffic and hazardous road conditions. Well, The Rockaway Times got on the beat and reached out to the various agencies involved and Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office to see what could be done to ease congestion. According to Dr. Galvin, driving from Beach 122nd to Beach 117th Street in what usually would have been a quick five-minute drive, recently took him more than 20 minutes. “There was road construction on Beach Chan-

nel Drive (BCD) and Beach 118th Street, plus on Rockaway Beach Boulevard (RBB) at Beach 114th Street. These are Rockaway’s main east-west bound roads. Why is construction happening on both at the same time, where whole lanes are blocked? This is not just about traffic, but safety. What if there was an emergency?” Galvin exclaimed. Another Belle Harbor resident expressed similar sentiments. “I have to pick up my grandchildren from school on Beach 135th Street. Do I take RBB and get stuck on Beach 114th Street or do I take BCD and get stuck between Beach 116th to 117th Streets? You never know how long you'll be

stuck or how much time you will need.” Also, for residents, traffic is not the only issue, but the hazardous conditions of the roads. “Commuters trying to dodge traffic coming past Beach 79th and 80th Streets, rolling past stop signs as though there is no sign there at all, caused me to run over a cone from a hole that has been in the road for weeks from the machinery that is riding up and down that stretch of road for months! These are unacceptable hazardous conditions from construction companies that should be held accountable. You would not believe the debris of pebbles and stones in the road!” stated one angry resident. Another resident said after driving westbound from Beach 116th Street heading to KeyFood on Beach 87th Street, she found a nail in her tire. “The road conditions on the Boulevard are horrible. Who do I blame for the nail in my tire? Of course, I had to pay the bill to replace it, not the city, but me,” she said.

Galvin joked that with the rocky ride on the streets, chiropractors are the ones who will be benefitting. “People’s backs are getting out of whack driving along the bumpy roads. It’s really ridiculous,” he said. The Rockaway Times initially reached out to the Department of Transportation (DOT), but was told that these are projects happening under the DepartContinued on page 5

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TRAFFIC CONSTRUCTION Continued from Page 3 ment of Design and Construction’s (DDC) umbrella. There are currently two main DDC projects happening in Rockaway, both designed to install sewers and repair infrastructure that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. SANDHW11 is the project happening on BCD between Beach 115th and Beach 124th Streets, that will extend to Beach 145th Street. On RBB, the construction work is from Beach 116th to Beach 114th Street. (See map). SANDHW13, currently happening from Beach 73rd to Beach 88th Streets on RBB, is to improve approximately one mile of streets and sidewalk to current DOT standards, install a new drainage collection system, and upgrade and replace existing sanitary sewers and water mains. When asked why the SANDHW11 was happening

simultaneously on BCD and the Boulevard during the day, especially in the hectic summer season, DDC’s spokesperson stated, “DDC’s contractor is now working on BCD. PSE&G had been doing separate work on RBB. That’s why both streets were affected at the same time. We understand that the PSE&G work is now completed, so traffic should improve. Going forward, we will instruct the DDC contractor to be sure not to obstruct both Beach Channel Drive and RBB at the

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same time. Those were the only answers The RT received from DDC, but Councilman Ulrich’s Communications Director Natalia Kozikowska, was able to furnish more information. Regarding SANDW13, Kozikowska stated, “Temporary, two- to three-month projects can be scheduled to avoid the summer, but not projects this large. Additionally, construction projects often take advantage of the nicer weather and extended daylight hours available in the summer. The construction does not take place on weekends or major holidays when beach traffic is at a peak.” When asked why the construction can't happen at night, as opposed to during the day, when traffic is at its peak, she responded, “Some of the construction is occurring at night, to avoid shutting off water services to businesses and medical offices during the day. But if the entire project was done at night, res-

idents along BCD would be subjected to constant banging, truck traffic, and would never be able to sleep. Generally, highway construction is done at night, but not on local roadways in residential areas for this reason.” As for the hazardous conditions of the road, Kozikowska stated, “We meet and communicate regularly with the project’s Community Construction Liaison Anthony Toussaint. He has been able to get the contractor to re-patch areas that were deemed unsafe. Residents can contact him directly with their concerns.” Residents in both areas affected by the construction can reach out to the respective project’s community construction liaison. SANDW11’s liaison, Toussaint, can be reached at 718-318-0163 or 732-5002816. His office is located at 98-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. SANDW13’s liaison, Erich DeSuza, can be contacted at 347-771-5846 or email: sandh13ccl@gmail.com.

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***** Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July! ***** The Kevin Kearney Scholarship Rockapulco 5K will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. on the boardwalk starting at Beach 116th Street. Race day registration, number pick-up and post-race activities will be at Rockaway Gliders, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive. In Kevin's name, organizers provide families in need with financial help covering some of the cost of a Catholic education. Sign up for a good cause. ***** And the Kevin Kearney Run is not the only time to get your feet moving. The Graybeards Family Fun Run is set for Friday evening, July 26. This fun event draws some of the biggest race crowds of the year. Stay tuned for more details.

***** The Warriors are coming! The Rockaway Warriors Weekend begins with a parade on Thursday, July 11, at around 6:30 p.m. in Neponsit and Belle Harbor. Come show your support for these heroes by lining Rockaway Beach Boulevard and cheering them on. ***** Welcome, Georgina’s. The new Italian bakery on Beach 116th, taking over the Blue Bungalow location, is having a soft opening on July 4. ***** The other Times, the New York Times. Ran a “36 hours in Rockaway Beach” article this week. A lot of local places got rave reviews and if you thought the ferry was crowded before, just wait ‘til the next sunny day. ***** We hate the idea of new laws but we wish there was some way that phone, electric, and cable companies were compelled to remove old, unused wires. Some poles and buildings have a nest of black spaghetti and it’s like hanging litter.

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***** The Rockaway Times photo contest will soon declare a Top 10 (out of the current Top 30) and then the winners will be announced at a public gathering at Caracas on the boardwalk. We’re still working on the exact time and dates. If you haven’t gotten to the boardwalk or ferry dock for a look at these great photos, you should! ***** The Rockaway Little League has concluded another season and too often we neglect to salute the coaches and staff and many volunteers who make this such a Rockaway institution. So, it’s about time we say: Well done! ***** Bruce Hodes, who runs World Champions Karate, wants everyone to know he has moved upward. Upward as in the second floor. The long-running karate school is still at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive but is now sharing space with Elaine’s School of Dance. ***** School hours are not expanding but the hours of speed cameras near schools are. An

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This Week in History JULY 3 Patricia Rorke was born. John McGunigle was born. 1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. 1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people. JULY 7 Eileen McLaughlin was born. Christine Stengel Puma was born. Michael Herman was born.

1946 - Italian-born Mother Frances JULY 4 The United States of America was Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint. born. 1981 - President Ronald Reagan Neil Rowe was born. Christine Mahoney-Schneider was nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court. born. 1826- Former presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died. 1831 - Former president, James Monroe died.

Let them play—hockey! Broad Channel officially has a new hockey rink. On Friday, June 28, Councilman Eric Ulrich and the NYC Parks Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new hockey rink at Broad Channel Park. Six years in the making, the project funded by Ulrich was inspired by local children who wanted to improve their community park. With strength in numbers, supporters voted for the rink as part of the participatory budgeting initiative in 2014. The hockey rink would ultimately garner enough votes to get funded. The rink at Broad Channel Park is officially open to the public just in time for the summer.

JULY 5 1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain. 1996 - Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born. JULY 6 Kathy McCormack was born. Donald Gallagher was born. Norrin Radd was born.

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What’s the Dill? Boardwalk Fair Is In a Pickle By Katie McFadden

Rockaway is in a pickle. The pickles aren’t in Rockaway. Recently, an uproar started across local social media pages when the Pickle People, the popular vendor with the biggest lines at the Rockaway boardwalk craft fairs, removed Rockaway from their schedule, and informed their fans that they were allegedly no longer welcome in a place that has hosted them for about 25 years. The uproar grew beyond the Pickle People problem when the first boardwalk craft fair on June 29, was set up in a location away from regular foot traffic, leading many to ask—what’s the dill? Since the old Rockaway Music and Arts Festival held in Riis Park in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Pickle People, a West Hempstead-based company, has been bringing their pickles to the masses in Rockaway. The vendor was rarely seen without huge lines in front of it, as people lined up to have quarts

and half gallon containers filled to the brim with their favorite pickles. The pickles are so popular that owner, Leeann Jacobian shared a story of a time at the old Riis Park festival, where an elderly woman fell while waiting in a line of about 50-people. “She injured her hip and couldn’t wait in line anymore as an ambulance came. One of the EMT’s came up to us and said that the woman refused to leave until she got her pickles,” Jacobian said. The Pickle People came through and the woman set off in the ambulance, with pickles in tow. That dedication to the Pickle People remained strong until the Riis Park festival came to an end in 2009. In 2013, Alan Finchley, who

has organized street festivals for more than 30 years, thought it would be a good idea to give his old hometown a boost, by bringing his Nassau County Craft Show model to the struggling post-Hurricane Sandy Rockaways. After scouting several locations, he chose the boardwalk to bring attention back to the beach again. The Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Fair made its debut in the summer of 2014 and was an instant hit, especially with the Pickle People making a triumphant return to Rockaway. Each summer, for about one weekend a month, the fair brings in dozens of vendors selling everything from jewelry to clothing, to personalized and crafty gifts, service companies and more. It was limited to very few food and beverage vendors, like lemonade stands and pretzels, as to not cause conflicts with nearby concession stands and has typically been held anywhere from Beach 84th to Beach 108th Street. With local vendors hav-

ing a place to sell their goods in the summer, and residents and visitors able to buy unique items in a place that’s a shopping desert, the boardwalk fairs were a success, with people regularly asking, when’s the next one? However, this summer, changes have occurred. About a week before the June fair was set to take place, word spread that the Pickle People would not be at the Rockaway fair, with the Pickle People telling customers that they were told they were no longer allowed to participate because “the concessionaire who controls food will not allow me there any longer. They feel I am hurting their sales,” they said in a message to a customer. The assumption soon turned into a rumor that spread across social media and led some to calling for a boycott against the boardwalk food concessions. The rumor grew even more when on June 29, the first

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Cheers to 5 Years

Sisterly Love Dear Editor: Congratulations to you and your staff! During the last five years, we thoroughly enjoyed reading The Rockaway Times. Articles by Katie McFadden, Beth Hanning and Dr. Peter Galvin were tops! You and your staff need to be commended for their superb work. May The Rockaway Times continue to flourish for many more years. Many thanks. God bless you. Sisters Pat Walsh, Paul Marita and Pat Chelius

Dear Editor: Years ago, at the start of my own full-time career as a journalist, someone told me something very important. Something that has stuck with me to this day. He said it in reference to Rockaway, but it really applies to journalism across the board. "It's not like crime or bad things don't happen in Rockaway," he said, "and we will report on them. But they are not the ONLY thing that happens in Rockaway." That was my editor, Kevin Boyle, on his first day as my boss. I kept that mantra in my mind every day as assistant editor. Especially in those days after Hurricane Sandy had almost... almost...devastated Rockaway and Broad Channel out of existence, it was a powerful message. Hell, we not only resurrected a paper, but we even won awards in that first year after

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that brutal storm. I not only had the pleasure of working with Kevin, but even also with now award-winning editor, Katie McFadden. Later Kevin went on to found The Rockaway Times. He, Katie and so many others have not just held to that mantra about the good that happens in Rockaway. They have made it blossom into the superstar that is The Rockaway Times. To me its reflection of life, of superior grit, community, creativity and joy is what makes it truly Rockaway's newspaper. It is us. Happy 5th Birthday, RT. Wishing you many, many more. Dan Guarino

A Tough Cell Dear Editor: In 2008, as noted in the June 27 Rockaway Times edition, the West End Temple was being considered as a cellphone tower site. My mother attended a meeting concerning that, as a member of the temple. Had the cell site gone in, it would have been a source of income for the rental of a small portion of the Temple buildings or grounds, covering some of the temple's costs of operation. The crowd was almost militant in objection to the site being placed there, in part, as also noted in the article, to "protect the children." My mother also noted that many there, in the NIMBY protest, were actively on their cellphones. At the time, she commented to me that the protesters were somewhat hypocritical, as they seemed to want things both ways, being able to use their cellphones, but no site for their cellphones to connect through. When the "temporary" cellphone tower went up in the middle of "Rockaway Beach Drive/Mickey Carton Way" at Beach 108th Street, the comments were not in protest, but in bewilderment, "What IS that monstrosity?" Due to Superstorm Sandy, many towers in Rockaway were disabled, and temporar-

The Rockaway Times ily replaced by trailer-mounted towers. There were more cellphones being activated, due to the "Land Lines" being down. As I was a storm refugee, I finally got a cellphone for my own use, to the amusement of some who know my usage of other electronic devices. As for the possible tower site in the Neponsit Home, only time will tell if the neighborhood will accept it or not. Richard Berger

The First Class Dear Editor: Regarding your article last week about the closing of St. Camillus School, 68 years ago my mother was waiting on line to enroll two of her boys in the first classes of the school. My mother was second in line when the woman in front asked if my Mom could watch her spot as she had to take her son to the bathroom (or lavatory as we were taught). Soon after, the doors opened for registration. My mother tried to explain about the absent mother, but the nuns didn’t want any delay, so my older brothers, Pat and Jerry, were the first students to enter the roll at SCS. Pat was the first student from SCS to attend Annapolis but more importantly, Jerry sold more chance books than anyone in school history. Every year for about six in a row, he won top prize: a Phillips portable radio. I’m not sure if anyone ever won the top raffle prize: a trip for two to the Caribbean. Shaun Reen

What, Er, Gives? Dear Editor: Now that summer is upon us, my water bill skyrockets. I agonize over using my sprinkler system. It occurs to me that water used for sprinkler systems, pools and manually watering lawns is NOT disposed of through the sewer system. Since the bulk of the charge is sewer (1.5 times the water), we are being overcharged consistently. This is unfair. Mary C O'Leary


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WHAT’S THE DILL? Continued from Page 11 boardwalk fair of the season was held around Beach 80th Street, instead of closer to the concessions, which negatively impacted vendor sales. “As a vendor, you have to pay a fee of $90 per day for a table. I didn’t make $90 back in sales,” photographer Joe Lupo, who sells prints of his scenic beach shots said. “In year’s past, where the fair was somewhere between the performance space on Beach 94th and Rippers on Beach 86th, you couldn’t keep up with the demand, with so many people coming through.” As few customers passed through the fair on Saturday, the rumor of the move being due to complaints from the concessions spread, and anger toward the food concessions grew. According to Maribel Araujo, the owner of Caracas, who serves at the go-to person for the Rockaway Beach Club, the group that oversees the Beach 86th, 97th and 106th concessions, the rumor was never true. “The pickle guy has been

coming to that fair for years and we’ve never said anything. We have absolutely no problem with the pickle guy at any of the three concessions. No one ever said no to the pickle guy because we thought it would hurt our business. That would never happen,” Araujo said in response to the pickle vendor allegedly being told that the concessions didn’t want them there. As for the fair being moved further away from the concessions, Araujo said, “We have never been asked if we have an opinion on where the fair is located. We don’t have the power to decide where a fair goes or doesn’t go. It’s not the greatest idea to have the fair in the middle of the most congested area of Rockaway Beach, but we don’t have any kind of say in that.” Putting the accusation to rest, the Parks Department said that their agency was the one that had the fair moved further away this year, for various reasons. “Yes, we did ask the craft fair to move to Beach 80th Street in order to make sure that the

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vendors and our beach concessionaires are not competing for space, reduce congestion on the boardwalk and to activate other sections of the beach,” a Parks spokesperson told The Rockaway Times. As a vendor, Lupo believes the move was well intentioned, but harmful for vendors. “The decision to relocate the fair and broaden the scope was good in theory, but it wasn’t really a good move for business. We had a long walk to the bathrooms and the foot traffic was little to none,” Lupo said. As for the Pickle People, Parks claims, “We did not restrict the Pickle vendor! The pickle vendor is welcome to sell their prepackaged jars of pickles. However, the craft fair vendors should not be selling any prepared foods (such as unpackaged pickles, lemonade, etc).” As the Pickle People have been selling pickles out of cool barrels, with pickles packaged on site at the fairs every summer before, The RT asked for clarification, to which Parks responded, “They’ve only ever been allowed to sell prepackaged jars.”

The RT pushed for further, asking if this was overlooked since it has occurred in prior years, but received no response as of press time. Despite changes occurring that haven’t happened in year’s past, Parks’ earlier statement claimed that nothing has changed. “It was never intended or permitted as a food and beverage fair. Food and beverage vendors are subject to additional Health Codes and permitting, designed to make sure that everything people purchase and consume is safe,” the Parks spokesperson said. “Our main priority is to ensure compliance with all City/State rules so that everyone can have a safe and fun summer. We are in regular conversation with the craft market organizers about this, and none of our policies are new or have changed in the past year.” While Parks claims nothing has changed, it seems as if more regulations are being enforced that previously weren’t. “I know Parks has been way more deContinued on page 15

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Giving Hope For the Warriors By The Rockaway Warrior Weekend Organizers

We’ve made it through the cold and summer is finally here! As we prepare for long days at the beach with beautiful sunsets, we can’t forget the people who are the reason we get to enjoy it all. It is with great pleasure that we welcome back wounded service members of our great nation’s armed forces for the annual Rockaway Warriors Weekend. The festivities will kick off with the Hero’s Welcome Parade, taking place on Thursday, July 11. The motorcade will enter Belle Harbor via Rockaway Beach Boulevard to Beach 120th Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the soldiers riding in vintage NYPD squad cars, the Fire Family Transport Engine 343

and FDNY ceremonial apparatus. They will then make their way down State Road in Roxbury via Beach Channel Drive and into Breezy Point by 7 p.m. This year, the parade will turn in on Beach 207th Street (*instead of 208th Street*) and then onto 8th Avenue, continuing around the Breezy Point ball field. The parade will once again end at the Rockaway Point Yacht Club, whose members have been with us since day one. As in years past, we ask that all of our neighbors once again show their appreciation by lining the parade route to cheer them on. Come out and wave your American flags in support of these brave men and women who have sacrificed so much de-

fending our freedom. Be sure to smile too, as this year’s event will be recorded by Travis Mitterway and his company Mittermax Films. The footage can be seen by following us on Instagram @ rockawaywarriorsweekend. Please come out and say hello to Charlie Cannon and Tom McCarthy, who will be selling Rockaway Warriors Weekend t-shirts at the shopping center in Breezy Point every weekend until the event. They will also be available for purchase at Roxbury’s Band In The Sand on July 6, as well as at the Surf Club - see Kevin Corbett. All proceeds will go to the Rockaway Warriors Weekend, so be sure to get your shirt in time for the parade. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a patriotic handmade afghan blanket made by Cathy Winters can also be purchased at the stores. For the fourth straight year, we are joining forces with Hope For The Warriors to share our beaches with our valiant veterans and their families. These brave soldiers will partake in a well-deserved weekend of fun in the sun. On July 12 and 13 on the ocean side of Beach 219th Street from 9 a.m. until noon, AmpSurf will be providing lessons to veterans including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. At the same time on the bayside, they will also enjoy sailing and fishing provided by the Rockaway Point Yacht Club. Amy Mahony from Peaceful Minds will be on the beach at the RPYC offering acupuncture and massage therapy for our veterans. On Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

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at the Breezy Point September 11 Memorial, we invite you to bring your beach chairs and join us for a memorial service led by Blessed Trinity Parish. Refresh-

ments will follow provided by the Breezy Point Cooperative. Our largest supporter since 2017 may not be a resident, but he has a huge passion for helping our nation’s war heroes. The Gary Sinise Foundation has provided the funding for lodging the warriors who come from near and far to participate in this amazing weekend. The contributions from Mr. Sinise's foundation are a vital part of making this event a huge success. We are eternally grateful for his continued support. Without the support of Breezy Tours and Travel, the Civil Service Council and the help of hundreds in the community, none of this would be possible. We are also very fortunate to

have the support of many locals who volunteer their time and services to make this weekend run as smoothly as possible. Their efforts and dedication ensure that our heroes can focus on having fun while creating memories to last a lifetime. They include Gateway Bike and Boathouse, Atwell Tent Company, The Graybeards, Danny Prince and the Fire Family Transport Foundation, Bishop’s Barn, Ludwigs Catering, The Inn at New Hyde Park, Burn Center of NYC, Peaceful Minds Paul Signs, Call A Head, VFW Post 8540, The American Legion Breezy Point Post 1847, The Rockaway Point Association, The Point Breezy Association, The Sons and Daughters of Breezy Point, DJ Mouse, Staten Island Shop Rite Stores/Mannix Family, The Point Breeze, Rockaway Point and Roxbury Volunteer Fire Departments, Wine With Sue, The Kitchen with Sick Vic, Breezy Point Public Safety, the 100th Precinct Community Affairs, the NYPD and FDNY who go above and beyond to help create a safe, restorative, relaxing environment so our veterans can enjoy our tiny piece of Heaven on Earth. Volunteers and donations are always welcome and needed. If you are interested in supporting Rockaway Warriors Weekend, a tax deductible donation can be made out to FDNY Foundation and mailed to Richard Whalen at 27 Reid Avenue, Breezy Point, NY 11697. To volunteer or for more information, please email us at rockawaywarriorsweekend@gmail.com. To provide further support for the program, on Friday, September 20, the Civil Service Coalition of Building Trades is hosting a fundraiser Golf Outing at the Pelham/ Split Rock Golf Course (870 Shore Road, Bronx). Registration starts at 7 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a shot gun start at 9 a.m. All registration fees support Hope For The Warriors. We look forward to seeing the roads lined with patriotism as we welcome and support our heroes and their families. God bless our troops and God bless America!


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WHAT’S THE DILL? Continued from Page 13 tailed and precise when it comes to special events because before, nobody wanted to do anything in Rockaway, and now everyone wants to do something,” Araujo said. “They’ve been going through all of their requirements and teaming up with the Department of Health, but when I asked them about what’s going on, they said ‘we haven’t changed anything, but we are enforcing all of the required paperwork for vendors to come to the boardwalk.’” Lupo also noticed this as a vendor. “To apply as a vendor, I had to fill out a worker’s compensation form so that if we got hurt on the boardwalk, we couldn’t blame Parks. I never had to do this before, until this year,” he said. For Finchley, who organizes the fair, he says he noticed changes after he tried to apply for his regular permits for the event in November and requested to have the fair operate every weekend. Finchley said, “I was told that was not possible be-

THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019 cause a Request For Proposals for boardwalk vendors had gone out two years ago and Lola Star won the RFP. In the meantime, May comes around and I never got any confirmation or permit for the few dates I requested.” According to Finchley, Parks then gave him some choices, saying he could work with Lola Star under her agreement, but when the stipulations of that started to become unclear, he opted to operate under a Temporary Use Agreement, as he’s done in the past. With Finchley’s first boardwalk fair originally scheduled for May and his options still being unclear, he cancelled the May fair altogether and when June’s event approached, he decided to limit it to one day instead of two, to see how things would play out. “I had no idea what was going to happen, and I didn’t want our vendors and the public to get ambushed by what I would encounter on Saturday, so I figured I’d cancel the 30th, see what happened on Saturday, and deal with the aftermath later,” Finchley said. “Every ven-

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dor was on 81st, looking down at 86th and 96th and wondering, why aren’t we there? I said, I have no idea. I don’t know if it has something to do with whatever agreement Parks has with Lola Star or if the policy came from the concessions telling Parks what to do or if it’s just Parks telling me, or somebody else. All Parks tells me is that it’s ‘the city’ giving them instructions, and I don’t know what that means. Is it attorneys? De Blasio’s office? I don’t know, but my main concern is that we wind up with nothing in the end. Although Beach 79th to 81st was a huge challenge, it is better than nothing, but I think the best-case scenario would be for everybody to leave us where we were in the past.” Going forward, Finchley hopes that these recent mishaps can be rectified so the craft fairs scheduled for July 20-21, August 17-18 and September 14-15 can continue without a hitch. “The path that we took to get to this point is irrelevant. All that matters is what happens from here and hopefully we can

find a way to make it work for everybody. If they let us operate from Beach 82nd to Beach 85th, so we’re not in the way of the concessions, but still within 100 feet of that area where there’s a bathroom and people can see us, it will work.” As for the Pickle People, their fate is still up in the air. While Jacobian says she would love to continue selling their pickle products at the Rockaway fair, the requirement of having to bring prepackaged jars would not be possible without compromising the quality of her product. “Imagine jars of pickles out on an 85-degree day? The liquid becomes hot and these pickles are fermented, so there’s no vinegar to stabilize them. It would ruin the product and that I just can’t do,” she said. However, she says the Rockaway love has been strong and other local businesses have offered her space to host a pickle pop-up. “Rockaway is our favorite place, so maybe that’s something I would do so we can keep coming out there,” Jacobian said.

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Yacht Rock Charters Provides Deliverance From Land By Katie McFadden The sun warms your face as the gentle summer winds that pass keep you cool. You’re gliding within a few feet to a few inches from water, and all you hear is the wind occasionally whipping the sails as it propels you into an adventure with no set destination in mind, but no matter where you are, you’re instantly transported into vacation mode. It’s all about you, some great company, and the sea, until the sound of a siren or a helicopter snaps you back to reality for a second, reminding you that you haven’t gone very far at all, as you’re still surrounded by the sounds of the city. But it doesn’t take much to bring you back to a feeling of relaxation as you cruise through Jamaica Bay aboard the schooner, Deliverance, the new sailboat from Yacht Rock Charters, delivering you to a temporary escape. If you’ve looked out on Jamaica Bay recently, it’s hard to miss the beautiful sailboat making its way through the bay. Set it to the backdrop of a colorful sunset and the city skyline, and you have a picture perfect scene almost out of a dream, which many have recently caught on camera. The main subject at hand is Deliverance, a nearly 40foot schooner being chartered for weekend escapes, day tours and quick trips to give people a taste of what it’s like to go sailing. For those that operate Yacht Rock Charters, sailing has not only become a method of transportation, but a way of life. After being hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, losing everything in their first-floor apartment on Beach 102nd Street, the Astin family figured, if you can’t beat the sea, why not join it? And that’s just what Jarad and Christel Astin did, with their two young daughters, setting out to the sea in the fall of 2013, to pursue a longtime dream of living on a boat and playing their music around the Caribbean. As the music duo, Stell & Snuggs, they brought their musical talent down south for the winters while strengthening their sea legs on board their new home, a 43-foot C&C sloop sailboat called Cath-

even their cat, “Cat-tain Jackson,” who breaks the stereotype that cats hate water. For Arden, operating the boat is an ideal summer gig, but it’s also practice for the future, and a way for her to sail into her dreams. Arden hopes to attend maritime college, and Deliverance is playing a big role in that. “We’re trying to set up some business opportunity to help fund that dream and this boat is a big part of it,” Jarad said as his daughter set up the sails, making it look effortless. Meanwhile, the Astins are still perusing their “day-jobs” erine. And in the summers, they of playing music. Their new made their way back to Rockaway. Last summer, they started to take a chance on a new adventure—chartering their sailboat. They started out chartering Catherine but quickly ran into an obstacle that would limit their business—the Cross Bay Bridge. The boat that served as the Astin’s home proved too big to safely pass under during high tides. So Jarad started looking for other vessels that could win the game of bridge limbo. The answer was Deliverance—a nearly 40-foot, steel hull schooner, designed in the ‘50s and built in the ‘80s, offering ample deck space for people to relax on, and four sails short enough to travpartnership with Thai Rock has been a match made in nautical heaven, with Thai Rock and Rockaway Jet Ski owner, Robert Kaskel, allowing them to operate Yacht Rock Charters on the bay, while providing them with a Monday night residency to perform their music at the restaurant. “Thai Rock is one of the best music venues in Rockaerse the water under the bridge way, so we would play here and during all tides. The Astins I started talking to Robert and purchased the boat about two brought up the chartering idea. months ago, and it’s been deliv- Robert is the only person on the bay that’s really doing any water ering like a dream ever since. Spending several months liv- activities here and he’s a great ing together on a boat, there’s guy who’s always been excited no doubt the Astins grew close, about new opportunities for the and with their new adventure, water, so he got on board. He’s they’re keeping it in the family. got the dock, I got the boat, and You’ll either find Captain Jarad, it’s worked out great,” Jarad said. Deliverance floats upon the his first mate, Christel, or even their now 17-year-old daughter, bay behind Thai Rock, but you Arden at the helm, with appear- don’t have to jump in the water ances by young sailor, Riley, and to get to her. A little skiff called

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Thank You For Your Service, Near and Far By Katie McFadden

Even when duty calls, the work never stops. Lakia Ech-

ols, a strong advocate for Far Rockaway youth, has been called to duty, deploying with the U.S. Army to the hot desert, Kuwait. However, despite being gone, Echols says her efforts to help the youth will keep going. As founder of MakeMyMotherProud (MMMP) and the director of The Child Center of NY Redfern Cornerstone, Echols’ work to help disadvantaged youth never stops. Between the Center and MMMP, Echols and others strive to give opportunities to kids that come from struggling backgrounds or those that live below the poverty line. Despite possibly being gone for almost a year due to her deployment, Echols says her work at home will not be put on pause. Among its many offerings, MMMP offers tutoring services, and this summer, they will kick off their first summer tutoring program to help prepare students from grades K-12 for the school year ahead. The organization has teacher and student tutors that can help kids in any subject. Also, on July 20, MMMP’s vice president will be hosting an All Girls Jump Challenge in Bayswater Park. MMMP is also known for its annual Santa’s Sleigh Run around the holidays, which

will go on as planned this year on December 21. For info on how to volunteer, look out for updates on the MakeMyMotherProud Facebook page. As a hardworking activist in the community, the news of Echols’ absence may be upsetting to some, but Echols says the opportunity will give her the time to work even harder for Redfern. "This deployment will be a great opportunity for me to help do more for the community and especially Redfern,” Echols said. “Thank you all for the fight with getting me back in the Center in 2017. That was the most traumatic experience, but also it was the most heartwarming experience to see how people can come together to appreciate your work and to fight to have you back. Even though I may be gone for almost a year, I pray what I have started will continue and if things are going good when I come home, then it’s my time to move on to other areas in need.” Some other goals Echols hopes to make happen is to have a building to offer more services and to kickstart a Manny Fiallo Foundation, in honor of her late friend and fellow activist, who provided many opportunities for the youth in Far Rockaway before he died in May 2017. For more information on the summer tutoring services, Santa’s Sleigh Run or any of the other events and services offered by MMMP, email mmmproud@yahoo.com, or follow MakeMyMotherProud on Facebook, MakeMyMotherProud_Queens on Instagram, or MMMProud_Queens on Twitter and feel free to message the group on any of those outlets. If you’d like to support Echols’ efforts at the Redfern Cornerstorne Center, head to http://childcenterny.org/ message-from-redfern-director-lakia-echols to learn about how to donate and keep these programs going for the youth in Redfern.

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P 718.945.2411 Susan Lavin • Kate Patterson • Peggy Moore • Ciji Stewart

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61st: Second floor spacious 3BR, 1.5BA apt with HW floors and shared yard (NC) . . . . . . . . . $2,300

118th: Freshly painted beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, skylight and parking (BF) . $1,700

98th: Gorgeous 3BR, 2BA renovated apt with updated kitchen and baths (NC) . . . . . . . . . . $2,500

125th: 1BR, 1BA third floor apt with HW floors and W/D (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700 111th: Beach block 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors and W/D hookup (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

Broad Channel: 3BR, 2BA house rental on the canal (CB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700 ABTS: 3BR, 2.5BA duplex unit with backyard, CAC and parking (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,795

64th: Renovated 2BR, 1BA home with private driveway and backyard (NC). . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100 93rd: Renovated 2BR, 1BA apt with HW floors, shared porches, yard and laundry (AD) . . . . . $2,175 102nd: Totally renovated 2BR, 1BA apt with one parking spot included (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200

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The enthusiasm by advocates of the legalization of marijuana is diverting attention from the drug’s many adverse health effects. Multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that chronic marijuana use is associated with long-term damaging effects on cognition. Many studies have additionally shown that when compared to non-users, regular use of marijuana diminishes the brain’s executive functions, attention, learning, memory, and motor skills. In addition, these altered brain functions may persist long after cessation of marijuana use. Even more concerning is emerging data suggesting that when marijuana use begins prior to completion of brain maturation (which usually occurs at about age 21), changes in brain function and structure may occur and persist. As one

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Weed Warnings can imagine, these findings may have major medical and social implications. Marijuana use starts early in many Americans and is the most commonly used illicit drug in Americans 12 years of age and older. In 2019, seven percent of eighth graders, 15 percent of tenth graders, and 21 percent of twelfth graders have reported use of the drug, and these numbers are most likely underestimated. Lifetime marijuana use in 2016 averaged 15 percent for ages 12-17, 52 percent for ages 1825, 46 percent for ages 26-65, and 22 percent for age 65 and older. Few Americans believe that cannabis, or marijuana, is harmful to one’s health, and legalization of its use has increased the public’s interest in its possible benefits. However, regular use of marijuana is associated with a range of behavioral abnormalities. Adolescents who use it are much more likely to become addicted than those who start

at a later age. Regular use is associated with declines in short-term memory and cognitive function leading to poor school or work performance, mood disorders, and psychosis. In addition, it impairs the ability to operate machinery like motor vehicles and this effect, like alcohol, is dose-dependent. Car accidents occur two to seven times more frequently while using marijuana, a fact often cited by those who oppose legalization. Recent studies have shown that there is evidence of permanent neurological changes associated with marijuana use that begins prior to age 21. Evidence of neuropsychological dysfunction has been seen with its use, and these changes were permanent in those who started using the drug prior to age 21, even if they stopped using it. The probable explanation for these permanent deleterious effects can be found in the biology of brain development. Studies using

diagnostic brain imaging has shown abnormal brain anatomy in those who began use before age 21. These studies have used standard street cannabis, which contains about 10 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Marijuana has over 120 psychoactive compounds termed cannabinoids, including THC. Some synthetic cannabis products contain much higher amounts of THC, for example concentrated cannabis extracts which may contain up to 80 percent. Imagine how magnified the ill effects of the drug would be if the person used a compound eight times stronger than street marijuana. As our liberal elected representatives seem hell bent on legalization, they would be wise not to legalize its sale to those under age 21, lest they create a generation of poorly functioning and dysfunctional individuals. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Yoga Day June 21 was International Yoga Day. I happened to hear the prime minister of India (who originally proposed to mark this day in 2014) speak. He said: “Yoga brings people together and could bring peace to the world.” This resonated with me, as I often think that when we come to practice yoga— the whole of it and whatever type—everyone is equal. There is also a kindness that happens, a softness that is more prevalent than anything

else. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, what position you have, how much money you have, what car you drive, where your kids go to school. So what matters? Yoga brings people in our community together, yes, and it is an individual practice. It is something that really happens inside each individual, creating overall wellness, after a while getting into whatever practice suits your body. The mind and the heart kind of follow

that so it happens inside first and that’s the key to peace, that inner harmony. “Yoga,” means joining together or unity, so in our practices it comes to mean the unity of mind, body and heart. It is a continuous transformation that promotes inner peace, tranquility, harmony. ` So, we—individuals—have this balance, this inner peace, this harmony IN the yoga room or in our private practices. When we step off our mats, because it is within/ inside, chances are we take some of it with us for the day. I often hear people say when they show up for a class: “I really need this today.” We need to be centered and whole and peaceful in order to navigate “humanly” throughout our lives. The prime minister in India witnesses large gatherings of yoga classes and feels the vibrations of the people around him. He imagines that this could bring peace to the world. The whole practice of yoga: the breathing, concentration, mantra rep-

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Relaxing

By Lou Pastina

This past weekend was a rare one for me. I actually went to the beach and sat in a chair and did nothing but stare at the water, read my book, and nod off. Two days in a row, a total of almost six hours of what most people call, “relaxing.” While this might seem like an article “about nothing,” to paraphrase George Costanza, it’s actually a big deal for me. I didn’t invent multi-tasking, but I have been rightfully accused by the mermaid of taking it to absurd lengths. Take for instance the day she came home to find me in a weighted vest folding laundry. Looking at me incredulously, she said, “What in God’s name are you doing?” I responded that by doing

several baskets of laundry in the basement and then folding said laundry on the second floor, I was able to get something done and also get a workout in at the same time. Needless to say, I received one of those looks reserved for people who used to live at the Seville on the Boulevard. I am also famous for engaging in conversations with the mermaid while I am either doing the dishes, throwing the trash out, sweeping the floor, bundling papers, or doing some other meaningless, menial task while talking and listening. Apparently, this attempt to do two or possibly three things at one time is somewhat misguided, because the conversations usually don’t end well. And I can see how my actions can be misinterpreted as not listening or “being present,” and I would agree that would be true of most people, but I tell myself I can multi-task. Even as I write, I have a

wash on, the sprinklers on, am waiting for replies to several emails and texts, but continue to type away merrily. Is there something psychologically wrong with me? Possibly. We all need to relax our minds and bodies. But for some, it’s not so easy. I remember some friends coming to the mermaid’s Yoga Nidra class years ago. The purpose of this type of yoga is to guide one into a state of meditated relaxation. Done well, it can really provide deep relaxation and rest for active minds. My friends couldn’t sit still, listen, meditate or find any relaxation. It was funny, really. Meanwhile I was happily snoring away until someone nudged me to tell me most of the class had left, and the teacher, the one I live with, was in the car and ready to go home. My wife, known in this column as the mermaid, recently had a conversation with a friend who was trying to

convince her to let me back out on the basketball court with the guys. Having been banned since the last knee operation, the conversation went something like this. Friend: we play easy, friendly, no one gets hurt. Mermaid: yeah that’s ok for most people, but my mellow guitar playing mate who pretends to be “love & peace” gets on a basketball court and a switch gets flipped and he becomes super-competitive. Friend: yeah, that’s true…never mind. I guess guilty as charged. So, if you see me sitting on a beach chair down by the water, try not to interrupt this idle moment of relaxation for this overactive mind. But know this, I probably have the grill on at home pre-heating the hot dogs, the dishwashing machine on, the dryer going. Oh, and if you look at my legs, I might have ankle weights on, because hey, sitting there doing nothing is a good time to get some leg lifts in!!

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

‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond’ I don’t know if you will consider this a diary entry about love or just a stream of conscious thoughts, but here it is. The other day, it deeply sunk in what the meaning of true unconditional love is, and my heart was literally singing. I was in my studio working, when I heard my daughter’s pitter patter of footsteps coming down

the stairs. Admittedly, I was a little put out as I was under some pressure to finish an assignment, but her little face made me stop what I was doing, and stare. Instead of trying to bolt outside like she usually does, she just plopped herself beside me, curious to see what I was doing on my laptop. She is nonverbal, but I felt like she

wanted to say, “Mummy, invite me in to your world.â€? She loves listening to music, so I decided to put on a song that I knew she loved years ago, when she was a toddler. “Diamonds in The Skyâ€? from pop star Rihanna used to enrapture her, so I played it on YouTube. Her eyes were transfixed as she stared at the imagery on the screen. The diamonds flowing like sand from Rihanna’s hand in the ocean, the wild stallions running freely on the beach, the sun twinkling on the water’s surface‌I too was enraptured. Then my daughter started humming the tune to the song. I must have played it 10 times, as I saw how the song rhythmically relaxed her body and opened her up. Her eyes looked like the ocean in the video—halos of mystery and depth with an unmatched beauty. She eventually fell asleep next to me, and I just cuddled with her, intently watching her gently snore, thinking

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SHINE BRIGHT Continued from Page 26 in me died. For years, I felt cold, desperately clawing to be, do something significant that could warm up what became frigid. I blamed myself, but that day my daughter—with autism—who is sometimes ostracized, pitied, prejudiced by the outside world, taught me a valuable lesson about what truly loving and accepting yourself are all about. She and I are like, “Diamonds in the sky.� Beautiful, different, both marching to the beat of our own drums. And parents, caregivers, even those of you who are not directly affected by autism, we all are in the same boat— “Just diamonds in the sky.� The value is in what you do with your time on this earth. Living, being, accepting and loving yourself, truly shining like a priceless diamond. My 10-year-old daughter diagnosed with autism taught me that.

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OLD ENGLISH STYLE circa 1915

By Katie Lucev

Seen here is an example of Anglo-European or Old English Style of Bathing. Women were discouraged against wearing bathing attire while traveling to and from the beaches. Bathhouses were numbered and lined up on the shoreline. Once quested, the horses backed the bathhouse on wheels into the surf for the bathers to change to and from. When the bathing was over, the horses were hitched to pull the house out and back on the shore or dry beach. Ostend Beach was in Far Rockaway, but this example is in Belgium. Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

Light Version of Moo Shu Pork Stir-Fry By Sharon Feldman

Watching your diet? This dish will help! Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound lean, thin cut pork cutlets 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce with garlic and green onions 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (3/4 cup teriyaki sauce with garlic and green onions) 1 teaspoon peeled, minced ginger root 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ pound shiitake mushroom, caps sliced 1 – 14 ounce package coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) 6 medium scallions, chopped

Cooking spray (4x) Instructions: Whisk together teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside. Cut pork into thin strips and cut each strip on the diagonal. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat large wok or large deep skillet over medium high heat until a drop of water sizzles in it. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Add the pork in three batches and stir-fry until browned, 3-4 minutes, spraying pan nonstick spray between batches. Transfer pork to a plate and keep warm. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Add mushrooms and stir-fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the coleslaw and teriyaki mixture and stir-fry until cabbage wilts, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the pork back in. Add the scallions on top of each portion and serve.

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File No.: 2018-2050/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Patrick McGuiness, Mary Reid, Ellen Stefan, John W. Badcock, Evelyn Haynes, Mary Margaret Skinner, Ellen Hopkins, Samuel Badcock, Mark Badcock, Matthew C. Badcock, Toni Anne Badcock, Alec Christopher Badcock, Jr., Wayne D. Badcock, Attorney General of the State of New York. The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, a copy of this citation and account, along with all amendments to it, if any, shall be served on the Guardian ad Litem, Albert Petraglia, Esq., legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 70-74 Harrow Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Bridget R. Pett, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 15th day of August, 2019 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $108,870.62 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 3.5% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(3); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 20th day of June, 2019 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens County James Lim Becker Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court. GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 200 Lake Success, New York 11042. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation

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How do I start online dating? All my friends are doing it, and they are having fun and I want to date more. I'm a single woman and I like to have fun but no man sticks around, and the ones that do are super needy and want TOO much of my time. How and where do I begin, I'm so overwhelmed! I also live in Rockaway, so I feel like no guy will come out here? I don't want to travel to the city just for a date. Thanks! Dear Online and Overwhelmed, You have the right attitude! Fun. Online fun. I see so many women going on there with a super seriousness that will kill any vibe. Online dating is a total playground for you. What the biggest problem that I see is, attachment to a fantasy or idea of who someone is before even meeting them, and since there is minimal connection, it's super easy to be like, "eh that's over." Also, it can be filled with judgement based on stories that are formulated instantly in the mind even before talking. The next pitfall is when two people STAY in their fantasy and get into a texting mania relationship and never actually meet, and a large amount of energy and emotions are expended for minimal return on the time and energy spent. SO! Let's get started. First choose five current photos. Face, full body dressed, dressed-up, regular every day and something self-expressed. Next, write about yourself fast, no thinking, no projecting, just type

out whatever comes first. Next in the same style, write what you are wanting from this, what kind of man are you wanting. DON'T hold back. You can always update, so really write from a place of ideal, as far as you know. Next, start swiping fast, don't read, just swipe, why waste time reading if your initial gut reaction is "meh" or why read if you are super attracted and like what they write, if they NEVER write back or you don't even connect!?!? Once you do connect, then read. Next stage, when you connect, depending on the app, you may have to write first or the guy might write first. Who cares? This is your playground, it's the place to stretch your muscles and practice expressing yourself with men. I support women to write the extremely first thought that comes to mind. It may seem ridiculous, again who cares, write it. This is a very brief answer here and, if you are wanting more specific support, you can reach Shane at love@enchantedembodiment.com.

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 By Beth Hanning

Summer Bucket List While writing this column, I started to research the term, â&#x20AC;&#x153;bucket list.â&#x20AC;? I had remembered a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, which was made in 2007, and the research online says that is generally when the term was born. The two men break out of a cancer ward and attempt to do things they have wanted to do before they die. It comes from the phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x153;kick the bucket,â&#x20AC;? which we

all know means to die. Another show I enjoyed was a reality show on MTV called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Buried Life,â&#x20AC;? which was about four young guys who traveled around North America, crossing off things on their bucket lists and helping others achieve the same goal. I crossed a few things off of the bucket list the last few years by traveling to Europe. But I still have many things on the bucket list. I am still aiming

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to travel to Greece, Spain, Ireland and I really want to drive the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible. While driving the PCH, I also want to stop and visit the hotel where Marilyn Monroe filmed, "Some Like It Hot," with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. I am not one to want to bungee jump or do anything dangerous. I recently went snorkeling in Cozumel and was looking forward to doing it next week while in the Bahamas but the sharks have scared me straight. My summer bucket list is a little less ambitious: Reading more. I have a list of many books I would like to read. Each year I try to add in a classic with all of the romance and thrillers I read. I started this a few years ago because as an English teacher, people think you have read EVERY SINGLE BOOK. I need a suggestion for this year. I was thinking Wuthering Heights. I know, it is quite embarrassing that I have never read it. I am trying to exercise a lot more. My girlfriends and I

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By Kami-Leigh Agard Happy July 4th! if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s Independence Weekend, and you have a good excuse. With the beaches and concessions poppin’, plus a sizzling lineup of live music, theater and arts—you better let folks know—ain’t no reason to leave the peninsula—the Rock is the place to be!

LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, July 4 4 p.m. Salsondria brings their hot floating Cubano dance party to La Barracuda. With their sizzling mix of traditional and contemporary Cuban music topped off with a twist of R&B and soul, you’ll be swinging your hips and spinning on the dance floor all night long! Corner of Beach 97th & Rock Beach Blvd.

Thursday, July 4 6 p.m. to Midnight Indaculture—Low Tide Bar— and the Fourth of July go together like mustard, hot dogs and buns. Join them for an epic Independence Day celebration in the best beach town in the world—Rockaway! Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession

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Fridays. 377 Beach 92nd Street

Friday, July 5 6 p.m. Revel in sweet Rockaway Beach life at La Barracuda with Linda Lorenzo Duo’s dazzling lineup of blues, classic rock and soul. Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

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have you on your feet sweatin,’ prayin’ for the music not to stop, but when it does, you will be on your knees. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Saturday, July 6 9:30 p.m. Summer is fabulously kickin’ and with Friends in Sound at Rogers, this will be one awesome balmy night of classic rock and blues. Never one to miss! 203 Beach 116th Street

Day or night—Mara’s on RBB is a much-needed icy treat, but starting tonight, check out “Mara’s After Dark.” Not only will they be dishing up their wine-infused ice cream and more, but music in their backyard beach with a soulful acoustic set from Ben Deixler. Talk about sweet nirvana! 92-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

It’s going to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon, so head to Bungalow Bar and absorb the sunshine, bay views and great food as Taylor Searing serenades you with his acoustic magic. 377 Beach 92nd Street

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Sunday, July 7 4 p.m.

Rocking for the last time is 3 Sheets To The Wind together as a band. This is going to be one night you don’t want to miss at Thai Rock. Wow, definitely a band going to be missed. 375 Beach 92nd Street

Wowser, it’s Sunday, but Rogers always feels like a Saturday night, and with Winston McBoogie aka Chris Vought jammin’—you’ll be dancin’ into Monday! 203 Beach 116th Street

Friday, July 5 9 p.m. to Midnight Hell or High Water live at The BayHouse. Hell, you better be there or you will miss out on some heavenly hellish music on the bay. 500 Bayside Drive

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It’s the 4th Annual Festival of Color at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Color countdown starts at 8:30 p.m. sharp! Come in white. Dust masks and color packets will be provided for free. 302 Beach 87th Street

Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter Ensor is back at RBQ performing his signature moving folk tunes and melodies. Sláinte! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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RBQ always has a fantastic feast, and for the 4th—Blac Rabbit (the entire band) will be pumpin’ out your favorite Beatles’ songs and original music. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

The post-Independence shenanigans kick off with Seán McCabe at Rogers. Get ready for a rollickin’ night of sweet music in sweet company! 203 Beach 116th Street

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Continue your July 4th celebrations on the bay with the Rock-AWades’ always epic classic rock jam at Bungalow Bar’s Acoustic

Walker Hornung and The Brotherhood of the Grape will be at RBQ. This band brings in an eclectic genre of music that will

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Calling all musicians and vocalists—time to strut what you got at RBQ’s Open Mic Night! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Fridays 5 p.m. Join Riis’ famous Friday night rosé flowing lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. Firstcome, first-served or reserve at lobster-jam.eventbrite.com. Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar

Sundays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz/beebop lunch featuring Mike Severino, Simon Chardiet and special guests. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

SPECIAL MENTION TWO BRIDGES MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 6 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Barracuda is going to be a hot ticket tonight as The BEasy Band makes their grand return. Get ready to be tickled with their BEasy jazz rhythms and melodies that you’ll never forget. Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

The Two Bridges Music Festival is back—and this time in Rockaway Beach—with a rockin’ lineup, plus food and drinks, make a beeline to La Barracuda for a jamfilled day of fun with a whopping 10 bands including: Nonstop To Cairo, The Lo-Fi’s, Patsy, These People, Phil and The Family Band, Mixed Bag, The Upstart Crows, The Breakaways and The Rock-AWades. $10 cover. Corner of Beach 97th & Rock Beach Blvd.

Sunday, July 7 4 p.m.

SUPPORT ROCKAWAY’S FIRST-EVER BOOK-BAR!

It’s Sunday FUN-DAY at RBQ, and with popular Broad Channel music man Chris Long on the entertainment lineup—it’ll be a rollickin’ afternoon of your all fave classics. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

How about a book-bar in Rockaway? Jason and Jianna Heuer, after two years of pop-up shops, and a semi-permanent location for the last month, they see that the community both wants and needs an independent bookstore both financially and ideologically. They've started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Any amount will help to bring a bookstore to Rockaway. To donate, visit: https://igg.me/at/avoidthedaybookstorebar/x/2022137#/

Sunday, July 7 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesdays 8 p.m. to Midnight Looking for a fun open mike night in The Rock? Well, Connolly’s is a local favorite and with Professa Squid as host, grab the chance to jam with Rockaway’s finest! 155 Beach 95th Street

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Graybeards Family Run Friday Evening, July 26th “Come One, Come All!” organization providing services and support to the Rockaway Community and beyond. 6:30 P.M.

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

6:45 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:15 P.M.

Entry Fees:

before July 22nd after July 22nd

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

Saturday July20th 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Sunday July21st 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Thursday July 25th 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

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Refreshments, Awards, Raffles, and Entertainment at St. Francis following the race Youth Tee S M L Last Name_____________________ First Name________________________________ Age on 7/26/19_____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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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 LITTLE LEAGUE CROWNS CHAMPS The Rockaway Little League concluded its 2019 season with championship play last weekend. In the Pee Wee Senior division, the Athletics topped the Reds; The Hornets

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