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VOl. 8, NO. 45

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Forever Brave

Forever in our Prayers - Tim Klein

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A GOOD SIGN FOR CONNOLLY’S Story and Photos By Katie McFadden

Now that’s a good sign. After Connolly’s announced on Friday, April 22, that it was officially sold, the rumor mill started swirling again. But have no fear. The iconic local bar isn’t going the way of the Irish Circle. Connolly’s is here to stay. After all, it’s in local hands, or rather—Locals’ hands. That’s right, the young men of Locals Surf and Locals Collective, the Reinhardts and

the Kololyans, have officially purchased Connolly’s and they have one big promise—to “Keep Connolly’s, Connolly’s.” On Tuesday, April 26, The Rockaway Times spoke with outgoing longtime co-owner Jeff Aquilante, who ran Connolly’s since 1984, (with Kerryann Daly meeting Jeff and stepping in to whip the place into shape a year later), and stumbled upon the new owners, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan, hoisting up the Connolly’s sign to mark the start of a new era for the beloved bar. Later that day, the Mikes announced the good news to their many friends on social media. Out of respect to the sudden major news of Firefighter Timothy Klein’s tragic passing on Sunday, we’re holding off on details this week, but stay tuned for next week’s issue of The Rockaway Times to learn more of what’s to come for Connolly’s.

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Shore Front Adventure Course Now Open Story and Photos by Katie McFadden

Are you an aspiring American Ninja Warrior or parkour enthusiast? Or you just want to get out and play now that the weather is getting nicer? The new adventure course park on Beach 101st

to Beach 102nd Street and Shore Front Parkway is officially open. Ahead of its expected June 2022 completion, the $4.6M adventure course, which started being constructed last June, was open to visitors last week. The park is a young adventure-seeker’s dream with more than 13 obsta-

cle course components, including a large, netted challenge loop on the Beach 101st side. Another big piece, as pickleball becomes more popular, is a pickleball court on the Beach 102nd side. Even the iconic Parks chess tables are back in this new park. As weather warmed up last weekend, the new

park was full of kids putting all of the new components to use. The adventure course is just the latest new addition being built along Shore Front Parkway after Hurricane Sandy took most beachfront parks with it. Work Continued on page 7

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SHORE FRONT ADVENTURE COURSE NOW OPEN Continued from Page 6 is just beginning on the park next door to the new adventure course—the Beach 98th Street Playground, which will have seating areas, climbing components, swings, water play sections and more. This is expected to be complete by May 2023. A labyrinth and seating area from Beach 93rd to 94th, is expected to begin construction in June with an an-

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ticipated June 2023 completion. The performance space/gateway structure at Beach 94th Street is under construction since January and expected to be complete by January 2023. Work is also underway for the new dog run on Beach 90th Street to Beach 91st, with anticipated completion in September 2022. A multi-purpose area from Beach 77th to Beach 81st Street with ping-pong tables, sand volleyball courts, adult fitness equipment and more is under construction with an expected completion of May 2023. Parks projects, check out: https:// ning-and-building/capital-proFor more information about all w w w . n y c g ov p a rk s. o r g / p l a n - ject-tracker

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***** The funeral Mass for Firefighter Timothy Klein is tomorrow, Friday, April 29, 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales. ***** A newspaper isn’t the place where the phrase, “there are no words” makes much sense but it sure seems appropriate when trying to express the deep sadness and shock the community feels in the aftermath of the death of Firefighter Timothy Klein. A young man, just 31, part of well-known much-loved family, Timothy gave his life protecting others. There are no words, but try we must: Thank you, Timothy. Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. May your family somehow find comfort and peace in the

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THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 knowledge that you were a hero and a credit to them forever. ***** Want to put a nice pic of mom in the newspaper? Send your photo to Mail@Rockawaytimes. com and we’ll do our best to put it in next week for Mother’s Day. ***** Speaking of photos, the Top 30 have been selected in the annual Rockaway Times Photo Contest. As usual, it was especially challenging this year and choosing one great shot over another was tough. Some great shots did not make the cut. In some cases, the resolution was too low and therefore wasn’t suitable for when the photos are enlarged to poster size. Thanks to all who submitted: you make the contest great! ***** Wow and hooray. Connolly’s, the iconic Rockaway Beach bar, will live on. After the place went up for sale (listed at $6 million) some 18 months ago, there was great concern that the home of the frozen would be just another condo development. Turns out,

the guys from Locals Surf School had other ideas. After months and months of negotiations, owners Jeff and Kerryann made a deal and Mike Kololyan and Mike Reinhardt will now add Connolly’s to their growing business ventures. Congratulations and good luck to all! ***** Ed Mallon, who runs a writers’ group, Rockaway Pens, has really put the pen to paper and now has a book to boast. Thebes 338 B.C.E. is a historical novel set in ancient times told in the first-person by the young poet Aristedes. Alexander the Great, King Philip of Macedomia and other notables make appearances in this story built around the intrigue, struggle for love and power in the royal court of kings.” You can order the book on Amazon and at other outlets. ***** Vrroom! Former 100th Precinct Commander Inspector Scott Olexa got some media attention last week, unveiling the NYPD’s new-

est all-electric vehicle at the NY International Auto Show. Now Commanding Officer of the Fleet Services Division, Olexa personally test drove the fully loaded 2022 Mustang GT Mach E, which gets 270 miles per charge and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. It’s one of some 100 eco-friendly e-squad cars to be deployed by summer. No word on when/if any will be roaming Rockaway! ***** Maybe a sporting goods store will come to Rockaway one of these days. In the meantime, the SportsDepot in Long Beach is a fantastic option. Owner Sam Gold has been running the place since 2000 (after a stint in Howard Beach) and he’s got every sport and every uniform covered. Check out or stop by 36 E. Park Avenue. ***** Out of respect for Timothy Klein, family and friends, the St. Francis Card Party and the Bugalou Concert (Desert Highway - Eagles Tribute) are postponed.

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See What the Rabbi Saw

By Dan Guarino

What better way to kick off a celebration than with a wedding? Opening on Friday, May 6, the Rockaway Theatre Company cordially invites you to join in the stage nuptials of Wendy Kirschenbaum and Walter Saltzman in the fast and freewheeling farce, “What the Rabbi Saw.” The knockabout comedy will be knocking them down the aisle with performances on Fridays and Saturdays, May 6-7,12-13 and Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, May 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. “The whole show plays out in a hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria,” explains director John Panepinto. “It’s about the wedding of a couple and the hijinks that play out leading up to the wedding. The whole family is there.” Starting off before the wedding, he said, “we open on a couple in a bed. Of course, I won’t say who


the couple is, but... It’s very funny.” “What the Rabbi Saw” also starts off the RTC’s new season, the first since 2019, with a bang. Later in the season, “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Honeymoon in Vegas” and the riveting drama, “A Few Good Men” will grace the Fort Tilden stage. “We are beyond delighted to be back,” producer and RTC founding member, Susan Jasper said. “And to bring (almost all) of the season we originally planned. “When we closed our doors due to Covid in March 2020, two weeks before our production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and our season was set to open,” she said, “we had no idea those doors would remain closed until now.” Originally developed and cast by RTC’s Peggy Page Press and Michael Wotypka, “Rabbi” became one of that season’s five shows that were not to be in 2020. Lighting up the stage with


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RTC’s first full production in over two years, Panepinto knew he wanted to do something different, even a little crazy and offcenter, to make this production special. “I felt the responsibility of starting things off with a flame rather than a flicker,” he said. “I’m really honored to have been given that responsibility and I know the cast feels the same way.” Accordingly, the cast, entire proYou’re invited to “What the Rabbi Saw.” duction team and Photo courtesy of the Rockaway Theatre director have gone Company out of their way to make this a Rockaway theatre experience like no Continued on page 11 other. From the moment they

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Sitting in on an afternoon rehearsal, it’s clear that if anything, the challenges have only fueled the hyper-comic energy they bring to the play. Even watching the cast take pictures for the show is like dropping into a totally ad-libbed and wildly hysterical comedy of its own, complete with laugh lines, comebacks, swinging props and slapstick. And that’s just offstage. “There is nothing like live theatre to lift your spirits after such a long interlude,” Jasper said. “Especially a show like this one that will have you screaming with laughter! Welcome back!” RTC is more than ready to invite all back to its T4 Post Theatre, located in Fort Tilden, part of the National Park’s Gateway National Recreation Area. So, want to know “What the Rabbi Saw”? You’ll just have to order a ticket and find out!

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step in, theatregoers won’t just be an audience, they’ll all be guests and part of the wedding! Seasoned RTC veterans of all ages, were also delighted to bring up the curtain once more. They all gratefully acknowledged the foundation Press and Wotypka originally laid down. Amazingly, Panepinto noted, they were able to get almost all of the cast back, and they were eager to get back on stage. “The cast is incredible. I have to give them credit,” he said. Due to the lingering pandemic uncertainties of how and when they could open though, one very big factor was time. “We came into this almost a month short of the usual rehearsal time,” the director explained. “We came up with a vigorous rehearsal schedule. We really haven’t stopped moving. Tickets are available now at We had Act 1 down in about six www.rockawaytheatrecompany. or seven rehearsals.” org.



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This Week in History APRIL 28 Jim Moore was born. Sheila Schramm was born.

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1945 - Benito Mussolini was executed. MAY 2 1947 - Thor Heyerdahl and five others Mary Kilgallen was born. began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki. 1939 - Lou Gehrig established a new major-league baseball record when he APRIL 29 played his 2,130th consecutive game. It Terence McNicholas was born. would take an-other 57 years before Cal Mary Sternhell was born. Ripken, Jr., broke it. 1992 - A Los Angeles jury acquitted four 2011 - U.S. troops and CIA operatives police officers accused of beating Rod- shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abney King. Massive rioting and looting bottabad, Pakistan. ensued. APRIL 30 Rose Love Resker was born. Margaret O’Hanlon was born. Stephanie Wagner was born. Mike O’Donnell was born.

MAY 3 Marian Scannell Slakman was born. 1937 - Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.

1803 - France sold Louisiana and adjoin- MAY 4 ing lands to the United States Steven Greenberg was born. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Tracey Benison Mullen was born. 1945 - Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun com- Jimmy Balfe was born. mitted suicide. MAY 1 John O’Connor was born. Megan Rochelle was born. Susan Brennan Andresen was born. 1931 - The Empire State Building opened

1932 - Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion. 1970 - Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.

AN ATTEMPT TO KNOCK KING FROM BALLOT Paul King, the Belle Harbor civic leader who is challenging Gregory Meeks for his U.S. Congress seat this November, may lose his spot on both the Republican and Conservative ballots due to a challenge from another candidate, Amit Lal. King, who earned the support of the Queens County and Nassau County Republican leadership, collected the signatures of 2,960 citizens on his Republican petitions. Lal claimed that 70% of those signatures (more than 2,000) are invalid. New York State requires a Republican or Democratic candidate to collect 1,250 signatures on designating petitions. Mr. King submitted more than double the required number. Lal, according to King, only submitted 292 signatures. It is unclear whether Lal believes he can represent the Republican Party if his attempt to knock King off the ballot is successful. The Conservative party has a To advertise in The Rockaway Times call 718-634-3030 ·

much lower threshold. Only 78 signatures from registered Conservatives are required. Lal’s lawyers challenged about half of those signatures. In a hearing on Monday, April 25, several signatures were reinstated by the Board of Elections. However, Mr. King’s total is still three signatures short. If the State invalidates his Conservative candidacy, the party will have three days to correct the situation. “When I launched my campaign, people warned me that politics can be dirty,” King said. “I just didn’t expect this level of mud from a socalled Republican. My opponent is trying to disenfranchise more than 2,000 fellow citizens. He’s making it easier for Greg Meeks to be reelected yet again.” King said he has no intention of giving up his candidacy regardless of what happens in the upcoming legal battles. His campaign plans an active slate of fundraisers and rallies in May and June.

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Remembering Firefighter Timmy Klein By Katie McFadden

"Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department, they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman, his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the businessrequires." These words were among those spoken by Firefighter Timothy Klein as he eulogized his good friend and fellow Ladder 170 firefighter Steven Pollard at his funeral in 2019. They are now among the words being shared this week as the community, the FDNY and numerous shocked and devastated friends and family members mourn the loss of Firefighter Timothy Klein himself. As the call came in on Sunday afternoon, April 24, Firefighter Klein was among more than 100 FDNY members who answered the call for a 3-alarm blaze at a home on Avenue N in Canarsie. Klein, a six-year veteran of the job, knew the job well and according to fellow firefighters, “he did everything so well.” He entered the burning building with a hose team to extinguish the flames. But this brutal fire led to inconceivable circumstances when the home partially collapsed. In the fire, a 21-year-old resident, Carlos Richards, died. Eight other firefighters were injured with burns and smoke inhalation. And Firefighter Klein was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Timmy Klein was 31. The shocking news immediately rattled the City and New York’s Bravest as a whole. For Rockaway and Breezy Point, Firefighter Klein’s death hit closer to home. Klein grew up in Rockaway, has family in Breezy Point, and he had recently bought a home of his own on Beach 129th Street, not far from the elementary school he attended, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy (Class of ’04), and the church where his funeral Mass will be held

on the morning of Friday, April 29. Though referred to as “the Canarsie kid” by his fellow firefighters of Brooklyn’s Ladder 170, Klein was a local through and through. The SFDS alum and SFDS CYO athlete went on to Archbishop Molloy High School, where his three younger sisters followed, Tara, Bridget and Erin. He continued his course as a student athlete, with basketball as his main game, but he was no stranger to the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League’s sandy courts. They were games he would go on to play with the FDNY at any charitable tournament. Following Molloy, Klein went on to graduate from York College of Pennsylvania in 2012, studying Sport Management and Athletic Administration, something he practiced after graduating before following in his father, Patrick's footsteps and becoming a firefighter. During college summers, he worked some classic local gigs—a cabana boy at the Silver Gull Surf Club in Breezy Point and a seasonal worker at Riis Park for the National Park Service, where he made friends along the way. He even spent some time as a student associate for his favorite hockey team—The New York Rangers. Just last week, Klein was at Madison Square Garden to watch a game. The Rangers won. If one were to ask those who knew Timmy, he won at everything, and his sudden passing is a tremendous loss. Some of his fellow fire-

fighters, Adam Bishop, who Klein also worked for at Bishops Barn, and current Ladder 170 firefighters Brian Quinn and Matt McNair, between going through the motions to prepare for Klein’s funeral, for which they’ll serve as pallbearers, took some time to speak about their dear friend and brother. “He did everything so well,” Bishop said. Bishop called Klein his “righthand man” as he launched his businesses, the Portable Pigman and then Bishops Barn, but he had also worked with Klein at Ladder 170 before his promotion. “He was a phenomenal athlete, fun to be around. The kind of guy who when you made plans, you always wanted him to be there—and he showed up to everything,” Bishop said. “Everything he did, he excelled in—from sports to being a fireman to everyday life,” Quinn said. “And he could never say no to anybody. He was always there to help everyone. He got there early and was always the guy that put in the time and work,” McNair said. Beyond working the firehouse, finding time to help at Bishops Barn, attending Rangers games, spending time with family, hanging out with his many friends at Rockaway and Breezy’s bars, supporting his friend’s endeavors like Stephanie Wagner’s Country Swag and frequently showing up to country concerts, Klein found time to give to others. When a fellow Ladder 170 firefighter, John Vaeth launched

The Fight for Firefighters Foundation, a non-profit that builds wheelchair ramps for those in need, Klein was right on board. He joined the non-profit’s board and more importantly, he showed up. “He was an integral part of that and showed up to every ramp build,” Bishop said. “He always showed up.” Klein was also on his way to moving up in the FDNY. “He eventually would have been promoted in the FDNY,” Bishop said. “He was studying to become a lieutenant. He would’ve taken the test later this year. There’s no doubt in my mind he would’ve been promoted. He would’ve run the show.” Though younger than himself, Bishop says Klein was someone to look up to. “What really hurts so much is I have five kids, and he watched them grow up, and I always say to my wife, ‘If we could raise a kid like Timmy, we’d be doing something right.' He’s the type of man you want your kids to grow up to be." There’s no doubt, the pain of Klein’s loss will be felt for many years. “It’s just unbelievable,” Quinn said. “The firehouse is never going to be the same. He was everything to Canarsie.” Klein’s impact will be noticed even further at upcoming services. A wake will be held at John J. McManus & Sons Funeral Home (4601 Avenue N) in Brooklyn, with viewings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales in Rockaway (129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard). With roughly 20,000 people expected to attend, overflow crowds are to be expected. FF. Timothy Klein is survived by his loving parents, Diane and Patrick Klein, his sisters: Erin Klein, Bridget Klein, Tara Kirby and brother in-law, Sean Kirby, and his girlfriend, Courtney Gallagher. The FDNY Foundation has set up the “FF Timothy Klein Fund.” All donations received to the FF Klein Fund will support organizations that Firefighter Klein volunteered with. To make a donation, visit: donate/ and select “FF Timothy Klein Fund.”

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Tributes to Timmy Klein Dear Editor: I was at work on Sunday afternoon when I suddenly started to receive messages from my FDNY friends. They were saying that there was a bad fire in Canarsie, and that Tim Klein was in pretty bad shape. Unfortunately, the news only became worse. Tim and I really got to know each other while working together for the National Parks Service at Riis Park. Tim was two years older than me and before our years at Riis Park, Tim and I had known each other just how everyone seems to know each other in Rockaway— friends of friends, family friends. But through our time working together, I was lucky enough to become friends with Tim. I saw his kindness, generosity, and selflessness firsthand. We would report to work each day at 6 a.m. (oftentimes after being out at the Circle or Connolly's until the wee hours of the morning...) but regardless of what shape we were in, Tim would always greet me with a "how you

doing?" and a beaming smile. We knew that if we could just get each other through the first hour or so of work, we could get a much-needed bagel from Deirdre Maeve's! As we grew up and moved on from our time at Riis Park, we continued to play basketball and volleyball together. Tim was someone that I loved running into around the neighborhood. I know that it's a bit of a cliche to extol the recently departed, and heap all sorts of praise upon them, but Tim really was a "good guy." A great guy. Tim was someone that we should all aspire to emulate. He would rush to help anyone without a moment's hesitation. While I can't believe that Tim is gone, I am so grateful to have called him a friend. Tim, thank you for sharing your life with us, for being a friend, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. - Anonymous Dear Editor: Timmy and I worked at The Silver

TEMPLE BETH-EL OF ROCKAWAY PARK Rabbi Matt Carl The Officers and Members Would Like To Extend Deepest Sympathies And Condolences To The Family And Friends Of Fireman Timothy Klein On His Untimely Passing. May His Memory Be A Blessing To His Family And To All Who Knew Him.

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Timmy Klein was an all around Rockaway guy. Photo by Grogan Photography.

Gull together in high school. I was a lifeguard and Timmy was a cabana boy, perhaps one of the most grueling jobs a young kid could have as they would slave away to the patrons at the beach club. I would sit on the lifeguard chair and watch Timmy carry beach chairs back and forth, take groceries to cabanas and on occasion, watch him do a food run to the cafeteria. Timmy never stopped moving at the Silver Gull…and all with a smile on his face. We didn’t hang out in the same social circle (beach circle) but there was never a time where if Timmy saw me at a bar or on the beach, that he wouldn’t come over to give me a hello and ask how everything was going. I think that Brian Collier and Ryan Hurley are two of the funniest guys and over the years I have admired the friendship that Timmy and his friends have. ALWAYS laughing! Timmy’s eulogy for Steven Pol-

lard was strong and beautiful. Much like his love for Steven and the FDNY. Over the years I’ve seen through social media all that Timmy has done in keeping the memory of Steven Pollard alive. I don’t know another selfless 30-year-old guy who would dedicate as much time as Timmy has to honoring someone’s life. The last time I hung out with Timmy was at Jameson’s in January, hadn't seen him in years. I had two Graybeards Pot of Gold tickets left to sell. He practically ripped them out of my hand to buy one of my last ones. We shared shots and a lot of laughs that night. I only wish that he could have won that raffle. I sincerely mean that Timmy Klein has demonstrated what it is to be a gentleman. I pray for his family, his friends and the firemen in his firehouse who are too young to be burying another brother and friend. Tori Dresch

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Red Ribbons for Timmy

Since the news of Firefighter Timothy Klein’s passing, Rockaway to Broad Channel to Breezy Point has stepped up to show their support for Klein’s family and the FDNY. A sea of red ribbons have appeared around light poles and trees across the peninsula since Sunday. Part of that effort was spearheaded by Councilwoman Joann Ariola, who provided free red ribbons, at her office on Monday. Within 20

minutes, the ribbons were all accounted for. Follow “Joann Ariola NYC Council District 32" on Facebook for ribbon updates or call her office at 718-318-6411. On Wednesday, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy sent their students home with red ribbons to hang up in front of their homes, which were donated by Ariola’s office. The school will be closed on Friday due to the funeral. In Broad Channel, a neighbor donated red ribbons and volunteers strung them along trees on Cross Bay Blvd. On Friday, April 29, after Firefighter Timothy Klein’s funeral, the community will line Cross Bay Blvd. at 12:20 p.m. with flags in hand to salute the procession as it continues to the cemetery in Farmingdale. Elizabeth Hanna has also spearheaded an effort to sell lawn signs paying tribute to Klein and the FDNY, for which the proceeds will go to an organization of the Klein family’s choosing. For more information, send her a message on Facebook.

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Resistance in our lives takes many forms and comes up more frequently than I would like. All I can say is that it is in resistance that we remain stuck in the middle between what is what and what it will come to be. I’d like to share a recent experience and how I came to opening the floodgate of resistance. It is nothing extraordinary or life-changing - most of our days aren’t - just an awareness I lifted my heart to, that honored the way I felt and what my state of being was during a particular few days. I had been super-charged for about eight weeks developing something new plus getting deeper into things I love like yoga, music. Super-charged, really. Not enough hours in the day. Always felt great. Was inspired, creating into the evening. This past week my energy dialed down. And I was confused, trying different things to boost my energy like certain breath practices in yoga and yoga pose series designed to do just that. Nothing was changing. I was saying I felt low energy which came with a sad heaviness. It certainly was a reminder of how I had felt in my past. And I was trying to figure out why and putting up all sorts of invisible distractions. By that I mean focusing on everything but the inner core thing. The day I woke up to the visualization of letting the floodgate open for resistance to flow out is the day I lifted my heart to the awareness of what was exactly going on in my body, mind and heart. First, saying “low energy” or anything like that - as I always speak and most times

practice - will bring that exact thing to your consciousness becoming almost like an intention. So that’s the first thing I caught: re-language what you’re feeling so it is not a negative. I did that. Then I sat with myself in meditation, visualized the floodgate open and let things rise. And the simple truth I came to is that my body needed to rest, my mind needed to take a break and my heart needed some self-nurturing. So I had a day of no appointments, no lists - not even the ones that are in the yoga or music realms which I most enjoy - just being in the day. I honored my state of being on that particular day and, more importantly, allowed it to be. It was so relieving. So I wanted to share this and offer the thought to being present and accepting of a change in our inner selves - the way we feel through our senses and in the body, the way we feel emotionally, the quality of our thoughts. And letting it ride out in a loving and accepting way without constraint and resistance. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be compassionate. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.


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THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 Donoghue and Dockett and hope as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary, the area will again be called Memorial Circle. Maureen Walsh Friends of Memorial Circle

Young Voices Memorial Indeed Dear Editor: Richard Berger is so right about Memorial Circle. Seventy-five years ago this May, the Belle Harbor Garden Club established Memorial Circle to honor those local men who were killed in WWII. They obtained a local law to name the area “Memorial Circle,” and it is by that name that locals identify the area. On a whim, Parks Commissioner Henry Stern decided to rename the area “Veterans Circle” and replaced all the signs at the Circle

with that name. On a number of occasions, the Friends of Memorial Circle have tried to get the signage changed. As Mr. Berger points out, a veteran is someone who has served in the military. A memorial commemorates those serving their country and died during wartime. We have been in touch with Parks Commissioners

Dear Editor: I'd like to congratulate Ms. Joan Diehl, Creative Writing teacher at PS/MS 114 on last week’s column of excerpted essays by her students on the end of required masks. As a former high school, college teacher, and weekly columnist, I know the importance of proper writing skills. It requires organization, research, critical thinking, planning, attention to spelling, grammar and sentence structure. Writing is a skill that needs

The Rockaway Times to be nurtured and practiced, just as playing an instrument or sport skills. John Evangelista, a 4th grader in the school recently shared an essay with me, Dedicated to People Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated. It was well written, and I recently made him my guest columnist. Kudos to Principal, Ms. Wellsome, and teacher, Ms. Diehl. You should be proud that your students are being prepared for high school and beyond. Rockaway Times Publisher Kevin Boyle is also to be acknowledged for using his paper to support and encourage young writers. John W. Roberts

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A Veteran’s Way

On Saturday April 23, a crowd gathered in front of the Golden Gate Fancy Fruits and Vegetables store on Flatbush Avenue to honor its longtime owner, and World War II Veteran, the late john Cortese, with a street naming. John A Cortese was a legend in Brooklyn, known to many Brooklyn-Rockaway transplants, as he operated the local produce store, first opened by his parents in 1939, for many years. While he lived in Flatlands, some of his family resides in Breezy Point. In 1942 after his 18th birthday and graduation from High School, Uncle Sam recruited him for the U.S. Army. He spent time at Fort Bragg and then sailed overseas to fight in World War II. As a corporal in the 551st Field Artillery Battalion, John fought in the invasion of Normandy landing on Omaha Beach, The Battle of The Bulge and many other battles in France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Part of his duties was that of being a sapper, one who identifies land mines. He was given only two hours

of training a month before D-Day. He trained not in a classroom but on live minefields. He also played the bugle as he was a saxophonist. Cortese went on to live a long life, marrying the late Anne, had three children; Janine, Louise Anne and John, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cortese died peacefully in his home on April 19, 2020. In tribute, Rockaway’s Army veteran Brian Galarza was on hand to play the bugle at the Brooklyn street naming ceremony of “John A Cortese Way” on Saturday.

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The Pointers! Oui!!

By Lou Pastina

With the mermaid out of town, I decided to take the new puppy for an early evening walk and then head out to Bar Marseille for a quick dinner and to hear The Pointers, the all-female band from Breezy Point. I became friends with one of the ladies through the Connolly’s open mic series a few years ago, and I always liked her song choices and the way she played her Gibson Songwriter guitar. I also was familiar with the keyboard player, as she sings with the terrific guitar slinger and singer Kerry Kearney. But I didn’t really know the third player in the band, except that I saw her warming up before some other gig years ago and was

impressed with the way she was able to play a lead on an acoustic guitar. I had heard good things about this band but had never caught them live, and so this was my chance. But before I get to the music, let me say a word about Bar Marseille. First off, by the title, you may have gotten that it is French. My powers of detection are at their peak these days! I had only been there once before, and while I enjoyed the meal, I found it to be a bit pricey. This time, I indulged in the sea bass almondine, one of my favorite dishes, preceded by deviled eggs, and accompanied by a buttery Chardonnay. As Stanley Tucci would say, oh my God! It was to die for, and it just melted in my mouth. While still Manhattan prices, what you get is gourmet cooking and worth every penny. Of course, I was seated right in front of the band and my hopes of going unnoticed were dashed. But I did have a great vantage point to check the band out and how they

set up everything. First off, even though it’s just a three-piece band, the set-up is key. Their instruments included an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar and keyboard. Most bands in Rockaway don’t have keyboards, and it adds such a dimension to the music. Second, they mic’d their instruments, and had them come through the PA system, which means that the sound man had control of the overall volume. Yes, they had a sound man, and his role was not limited to just the voices and instruments, he also controlled some prerecorded bass and drums that were sync’d in occasionally. Before they played a single note, I was already impressed with the thought that went into the set up. And then they started playing. Again, most bands in Rockaway are guy bands, and there are a few who have good singers. A female voice is just different, and in a better way. Three female singers

who also know how to sing harmony correctly is unbelievable for a Rockaway band and let me tell you this group has put in the work to make harmonies sound great. If you are thinking at this point that they are just great at singing harmonies, I would be remiss if I didn’t extoll their musicianship, because each band member was terrific at playing music too. Now combine all that with great song choices and you have hit the trifecta. There are other bands that can sing harmonies and play well, but the song choices leave much to be desired. Not this group, they are able to pick songs that truly resonate with the listener. The Pointers have been playing around town both here in Rockaway and in Breezy. If you get a chance to catch them, I would highly recommend giving them a listen, you will not regret it. If you ask me about Bar Marseille and the Pointers, I have only one word for both: Oui!!

BCAC OPENING DAY The Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) is back! The BCAC held its annual Opening Day Parade and ceremonies on Satur-

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Team Up to Clean Up On Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be a Broad Channel Beautification Day to clean up the center malls long Cross Bay Blvd. Bring a broom and dustpan. Bags will be provided. For more info, reach out to or

Queens Defenders in a march through Far Rockaway and commit to ending sexual assault. The march begins at Beach 25th or Beach 100th along the boardwalk and ends at Beach 59th on the boardwalk. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the march begins at 3:30 p.m.

Belle Harbor Cleanup On Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at the beach wall at Beach 134th Street to join the Belle Harbor Property Owners Annual Beach cleanup. They’ll be cleaning the beach from 130th to 141st. Limited bags provided, volunteers recommended to bring their own. March for Denim Day Community service hours availOn Friday, April 29, join able.

An Intro to Climate Change On Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m., head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to explore the past, present, and future of climate change in National Parks with a walk to Jamaica Bay’s former “breach” caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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LEGAL NOTICES VALA LAVANDE VINTAGE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/04/22. 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, 6225 61st Street, Apartment 3, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

DLF COOPS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/23/20. 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, 29 Juneau Boulevard, Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Little Balkan LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2022. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Little Balkan LLC 2025 MENAHAN STREET, #2R RIDGEWOOD, NY, 11385. Any lawful purpose.

Quasar SW LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/29/2021. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 4175 Bowne St., Flushing, NY 11355. General Purpose.

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Decompression sickness (DS), commonly referred to as “the bends,” is caused by dissolved gas (usually nitrogen) in living tissue that is released to form bubbles as a result of decreased environmental pressure. DS may occur in diving, aviation, and spaceflight. A simple example of the bubble formation seen in DS can be seen in bottled carbonated beverages. In order to keep the carbon dioxide in solution, the beverage container is pressurized. Looking at the unopened liquid in the bottle no bubbles are visible, however when the pressure is suddenly reduced by opening the bottle, the gas contained in the liquid releases and forms bubbles. The compressor technology required for diving was developed in the 1800s but was initially applied to coal shafts below the

water table in the Loire Valley in France. The shafts were pressurized to prevent flooding by using pneumatic pumps developed by Jacques Triger. DS was reported during that project and examiners observed joint pain, paralysis, coma, and death in workers emerging from the pressurized shafts. They also observed that the pain and symptoms resolved when the worker reentered the pressurized area. Here in the U.S., compressed-air technology was first used for pressurized dry spaces (caissons) during the construction of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis. The on-site physician, Alphonse Jaminet, observed DS in workers emerging from the caissons. He prescribed various remedies but failed to recognize that the symptoms were caused by changes in air pressure. He actually went so far as to subject himself to pressurization and subsequent DS. His remedy was

beef tea and rum. Similar projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge, experienced DS in workers (sandhogs) but it was not until 1889 when Ernest Moir took over New York’s Hudson River Tunnel project that a recompression chamber was built and used on injured men. This reduced the workers death rate from 25% per year to two deaths among 120 men in 15 months. During WW II, DS was observed in flight crews when aircraft, which were not pressurized, rapidly ascended to over 18,000 feet. These symptoms were reduced by having flight crews prebreathe 100% oxygen, a technique now routine for high-altitude aircraft crews. In 60 years of spaceflight, only one case of DS (knee pain) was ever reported, and that was in Michael Collins in 1966 during the Gemini 10 flight. Atmospheric pressure, like seawater pressure, is caused by

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LEGAL NOTICE LIMITED ADMINISTRATION CITATION File No. 2020-3513 SURROGATE’S COURT QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent, TO: To the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributes of MILLICENT SHIELD deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to the heirs at law, next of kin, distributes, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY A petition having been duly filed by Sherri W. McManus, Vice President Loan Documentation of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, who is domiciled at 3476 Stateview Boulevard, Fort Mill, SC 29715; YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. , Jamaica, NY 11435 on May 19, 2022 at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of MILLICENT SHIELD lately domiciled at 1026 Bay 32nd Street, Far Rockaway, New York 11691, in the County of Queens, State of New York, granting Letters of Limited Administration upon the estate of the decedent to any eligible distributee or, upon their failure to qualify, to the Public Administrator of Queens County, and, if permitted to renounce, then to the Petitioner's nominee, Oscar A. Prieto, Esq., upon duly qualifying, that the authority of the representative under the foregoing letters be limited to represent the estate of the Decedent in a foreclosure action on a first mortgage dated November 10, 1999 and recorded at Book 5439, Page 0548 in the original principal balance of $224,950.00 on the Decedent’s real property located at 1026 Bay 32nd Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. NOTICE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW. AS A RESULT OF THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE COURT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PHYSICAL PRESENCE AT THE COURTHOUSE ON THE RETURN DATE IS NOT POSSIBLE. THEREFORE, IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE RELIEF REQUESTED, YOU, OR AN ATTORNEY ON YOUR BEHALF, MUST CONTACT THE COURT PRIOR TO THIS DATE IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THE ATTACHED NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT AS SET FORTH IN THE NOTICE IT WILL BE FOUND YOU CONSENT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. HON. PETER KELLY, SURROGATE Janet Tucker, Deputy Chief Clerk Dated, Attested and Sealed, April 4, 2022 (Seal) Name of Attorney for Petitioner: Gross Polowy, LLC Tel. No. (716) 204-1700 Address of Attorney: 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 201, Westbury, NY 11590 Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. 71727 To advertise in The Rockaway Times call 718-634-3030 ·

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BayHouse! 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

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With 54 days left until summer (who’s counting?), Rockaway’s metamorphoSaturday, April 30 sis into NYC’s ultimate hot spot for all 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. things fun is blooming! So, plan your Get ready to rock and roll as the Soccer Sweet Sundays BEACH DUNES EATS & ARTS Rockaway crawl with the #1 guide of things to do in Rockaway—The Rock- Dads run through RBQ— Rockaway’s 7 p.m. CAFE HOSTS SOCA SATURDAY away Times’ Good Times page! See the barbecue lovers’ playhouse! Multifaceted music man, Phil Kadet Saturday, April 30 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd roundup below! serves up an unforgettable songbook at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Whit’s End. The Campaign Against Hunger LIVE MUSIC 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd (TCAH) brings on Caribbean heat to Saturday, April 30 Beach Dunes Eats & Arts Cafe with 8 p.m. ARTS Soca Saturday! Get ready to wine to By popular demand, Sayra’s Wine Bar Friday, April 29 tunes from soca artists of yesteryear Sour Grape’s Stand-Up Comedy Show 7 p.m. and today, plus dine on Caribbean cuiGrab your best buds and heads to hosted by the hilarious Sekou Ali and ATD HOSTS BOOK READING & sine. Admission: $35. For tickets, visit: Breezy for a bay-rrific round of mu- the Joke Dealers is back. Free! Doors SIGNING OF “A HEART’S 7 p.m. sic, booze and bites with the Rock-ALANDSCAPE” day-tickets-309486722117 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd Wades at The BayHouse. Thursday, April 28 45-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd 500 Bayside, Breezy Point

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Today! Avoid The Day Bookstore & Cafe hosts author, Susan Lax, reading NUW MAMA’S DAY BRUNCH & Friday, April 29 and signing her recent work, “A Heart’s CELEBRATION WITH MASSAGE With summer almost here, are you 7:30 p.m. Head downtown to Bar Marseille for a craving some Solshyne? Rogers got you Landscape: An Invitation to the Garden Sunday, May 1 heavy dose of the blues from Kerry Kear- covered as the psychedelic rock band of Moments.” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 99-04A Rockaway Beach Blvd will certainly be there! ney & Friends. Join Rockaway’s premier wellness 203 Beach 116th Street 190 Beach 69th Street center, Nurture U Wellness, in celeRAISED FIST FILM FEST AT RBCO brating mothers, caregivers—all the women who help, support and nurture Friday, April 29 Sunday, May 1 Saturday, April 30 you with an afternoon of fun, compli8 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. to Midnight Life by the sea is always better, so set Get ready for a Fun-Day! Sun-Day! Rockaway Brewing Co. brings Raised mentary light bites, retail therapy (with sail to the Belle Harbor Yacht Club for a “well above Parr” at Harbor Light with Fist Film Fest 2022 showing a selection novelty treasures from local businessfun getaway helmed by music man Greg NYC firefighter/music man, Greg Parr. of short films and music videos. Plus, es) and a free 10-minute massage. Parr! 129-18 Newport Ave Raised Fist beer release, and live mu- RSVP by April 30. To schedule your 533 Beach 126th Street sic. Admission: $15. For more info, visit massage, call/text (646) 220-7006. For more info, visit NUW Massage on InsRBCO on Instagram. Sunday, May 1 tagram. 415 Beach 72nd Street 120-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Friday, April 29 4 p.m. Breezy’s all-female powerhouse, Th e 8:30 p.m. Lookin’ for somethin’ jazzy with funk Pointers, ushers in a rockin’, red-hot ATD HOSTS LOCAL AUTHOR THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL & SPA sprinkled on top? Head midtown— lineup at The BayHouse. READING SPRING FLING DRAG BRUNCH 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point ‘cause funk/rock/soul band, Glass Thursday, May 5 Sunday, May 1 Bottom Soul, brings it to the masses at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Happy Hour) Whit’s! Next Thursday at Rockaway’s sole 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Drag Brunch) Sunday, May 1 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd indie bookstore, Avoid Th e Day BookEmbrace the gaiety of spring with 4 p.m. A Sunday well spent, brings a week of store & Cafe, local author and poet, Rockaway’s queenliest, Ginger Ladd’s “beer-ment" with the Rock-A-Wades at Carolina Abreu, reads from her moving Spring Fling Drag Brunch at The RockFriday, April 29 prose poetry collection work, "Speak away Hotel and Spa. This all-ages show Rogers!” 9 p.m. English, You're in America,” which ex- with ticket tiers for children (13 and 203 Beach 116th Street It’s Friday, so why not raise some hell plores the complexities of belonging. under): $20, general admission: $50, and head to Rogers for a foot-stompin’ Book signing after. and VIP: $65—stars world-class enONGOING LIVE MUSIC rock feast with Hell or High Water! 99-04A Rockaway Beach Blvd tertainment featuring Queen Ginger 203 Beach 116th Street Ladd, Chase Runaway, Myster E. Mel Thirsty Thursdays SPECIAL MENTIONS Kiki, Prima Love, Stella Rise and Dia7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 mante Habibi. Pre-show cocktail hour Be seduced by grandmaster magician, dance party with DJ Dylan Sparkle, DESERT HIGHWAY RETURNS 4 p.m. plus a post-show meet and greet, and Calling all Dead Heads! Unite with the Adam Cardone’s mind-bending table TO BUGALOU - POSTPONED magic at Whit’s End. Plus, DJ Combat photos. For tickets, visit: www.theroRainbow Spirals at The Sugar Bowl! Friday, April 29 spins the beats of the street. Bedford Ave, Breezy Point 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd Eagles fans! Desert Highway is back brunch 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive at Bugalou with their epic tribute conSaturday, April 30 cert to The Eagles. Fools Night Out sets Slammin’ Saturdays 7 p.m. Got info on local live music, arts and the tone on this April night at St. CamilHoward Beach's roots rock/garage 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. more? Email: editor@rockawaytimes. lus Springman Hall. Admission: $40. band, Dungaree Dogs, debuts at The Let Bar Marsille’s dee jay de la soirée com To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030


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It was easy to spot the best dressed man in Roger’s last week and even easier to pick the best dressed man in the band. Don Sautner was rocking on the box drum all night with Wine With Sue but his attire was rock and roll hall of fame stuff!

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Ground Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf with Peace Glaze

The Rockaway Times 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard (I used French Grainy) ** optional ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley ** optional few leaves of fresh basil

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients exBy Sharon Feldman cept the mustard and preserves in a large bowl and mix well. Yields: Serves 6 Shape mixture on a rimmed bakIngredients: ing sheet into 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf. 1-1/4 lbs ground turkey Bake meat 45 minutes. Remove 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini from oven. Stir preserves and ¾ cup sweet onion, finely mustard in a small bowl to blend. chopped Spread glaze over top of meatloaf. ½ cup dry seasoned bread- Return to oven; bake until thercrumbs or panko mometer inserted crumbs (or 3 slicinto center regises bread, torn and ters 165 degrees, soaked in milk) about 20 minutes 1 large egg longer. 1 teaspoon salt Transfer meat½ teaspoon ground loaf to platter. Cut black pepper crosswise into 2-3 large garlic slices and serve. I cloves, minced made mashed cau¼ cup peach preliflower with garlic serves (or apricot) and herbs as a side.

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Daddy Dearest Dear Enchantress, I am a single Dad. I've been watching the work you've been doing with men, especially the "nice guy" and I am one. I am a nice guy, and I'm overly nice. I cannot say "no" to my 3-year-old daughter. I have tried, but it's like she knows how to push my buttons and always get her way. I go on a date once in a while, and I see how this nice guy way is horrible for me in all situations. I have my own business and I have delegated many tasks that I cannot do because I will over-give. In my personal relationships, this is turning into a disaster. Can you give me some steps or advice that I can use for my daughter, so I don't raise a monster? Dear Daddy Don't, Oy. And I'm glad you see that you are contributing to your little girl becoming a monster. Let me give you some very direct impact possibilities. You can raise a spoiled child, who will have tantrums and throw a fit anytime to anyone, specifically when boys tell her no. The other disaster is that she will not know what to do when a boy tells her what to do because she has no experience with the "no," so she can become a pushover herself and give in to whatever is asked of her. Both are terrible. Here are a couple of ways to start, and they have nothing to do with her, it's more about creating ways to get the word "no" out of your mouth. I bet when you want to tell her "no," you use a million words to explain. So stop that. If you need help to get the two little letters out, start with; "it's hard for me to say no to you, but no." Then

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This past weekend on Saturday, April 23, I had the pleasure of working for a great promotion called 1CW PRO Wrestling based in Delaware. The show was called "Body Slamming Autism," an event to help raise awareness for Autism and provide financial assistance for a local family affected by Autism. The show, held in the Houston Fire Department, in Houston, Delaware, drew over 350 fans, and Promoter/Owner Shawn Hardy was overwhelmed with the generously of the fans in attendance. Shawn has been running shows since 2010 and each event he holds, he donates to various charities, as he loves to help people in need. Their next event will be on May 21, 2022, and this show will be held to help raise awareness for

mental health. I encourage all of you to support this is great promotion and follow them at Most recently, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, the former Raw Women's Champion has taken shots at the Women's Division in All Elite Wrestling. As per the Drew Garbo Live Show, which Becky Lynch appeared on, she stated that the WWE's Women's Roster was levels above the AEW Women's Roster and went on to say that AEW is just an alternative to the WWE product, rather than being direct competition for the WWE. What are your thoughts about this, and do you consider AEW to be direct competition to the WWE? Former WWE producer Pat Buck has officially announced that he has joined All Elite Wrestling. Pat worked backstage produc-

ing matches and acted as a liaison between the WWE and Independent Wrestlers that were brought in as extras or enhancement talent. It's unclear at this time what role Pat will have in All Elite Wrestling. The Question of the Week comes from Darrel M. in Rockaway Park, and he asked, "What's going on with Shayna Baszler? I don't see or hear from her anymore." Darrel, you can blame one person for this, and his name is Vincent K. McMahon. Yes, old Vinny Mac is pretty much responsible for stopping the Shayna Baszler push in the WWE and for the life of me I can't understand why. Shayna is abso-

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