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VOL. 8, NO. 49

THURSDay, May 26, 2022

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The Summer Guide Is Here!

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The 2022 Rockaway Times Summer & Community Guide is out and we’re thrilled to announce it’s 120 Pages of great articles, useful info, and ads that boast so much of what Rockaway has to offer. Did we mention it’s 120 pages?! The Guide will be distributed through the 4th of July (so if you don’t get your copy this weekend, don’t worry, we’ll have more on the way). Kate Horan took the amazing cover photo and to our surprise and delight, the young woman is Melanie Frances Homsey who was on our 2020 Summer Guide cover though she was wearing a mask in the summer dominated by Covid. Things are different now. We love that her arm is out like an extension of the clock. The photo made us smile and ask: What time is it? Summertime!

Memorial Day Services This Monday By James Trainor

Before enjoying your holiday weekend, remember what it’s all about—those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving this country. On Monday, May 30, American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 will host its 100th Memorial Day Parade. The day will commence with a Memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. on Beach 129th Street at Saint Francis De Sales Church. At the conclusion of services, a ceremony will be held at the Four Chaplains monument outside the church. The parade will proceed to 121st Street for a ceremony at the Jewish War Veterans Memorial Circle. The parade will continue to the Doughboy and Doughgirl monuments at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Beach 94th Street for a concluding ceremony. Following this ceremony, we will retire to the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street for refreshments and hot dogs. The Grand Marshal for the pa-

rade will be Norman Lunde, a World War II veteran and Rockaway resident. All Veterans, whether a member or not of the American Legion or any other Veteran organization, are invited to march. Memorial Day is the most solemn of days for Veterans as we remember the brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice to defend and preserve freedom around the world. We are well aware the Memorial Day weekend has become the official opening of the “summer season” and many people are busy attending and hosting their BBQs. We as Legionnaires do not march for ourselves but for those who gave their all for a grateful nation, we would be grateful for a robust turnout. I would like to give special thanks to the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 21, and St Francis De Sales for their support and participation.

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Contact The Elected Congressman Gregory Meeks 67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Arverne, NY 11692 Phone: (347) 230-4032 Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato 9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Email: amatos@nyassembly.gov 718-945-9550 City Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 • 718-471-7014 City Councilwoman Joann Ariola 114-12 Beach Channel Drive, suite #1 Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Email: joannariola32@gmail.com 718-318-6411 State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. 88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd Room 311 Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Email: addabbo@nysenate.gov 718-318-0702 State Senator James Sanders Jr. 1931 Mott Avenue – Suite 305 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Email: sanders@nysenate.gov 718-327-7017 Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson 19-31 Mott Avenue, Suite 301 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Email: Andersonk@nyassembly.gov 718-327-1845

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LOVE ROCKAWAY? SEE THE MOVIES! Local heroes abound in two critically acclaimed documentaries

The Bungalows of Rockaway is back on the big screen for one night, June 14 at 7:30 PM at the Maritime Film Festival at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. To purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3wqJMFg.

The Bungalows of Rockaway (2010) A 100-year history of NYC’s urban beach community, the highs and lows, told through the lens of the bungalow colonies. “Outstanding!” – The Rockaway Times “Perfect!” – Phillip Lopate, film critic “Fun, informative, and empowering” – Daniel Walkowitz, New York University Time Out New York Critics’ Pick

Everything Is Different Now (2015) Superstorm Sandy hit Rockaway hard and Rockaway responded. “A very important film on many levels” Independent Film Quarterly “Superb” – Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University “A celebration of how people in an area can cooperate to help recover” – William Wolf, film critic. “A very beautiful film” - Sharon Marcus, Columbia University

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FROM GO GREEN: IT’S TIME TO REDUCE DEPENDENCY ON PLASTICS

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If you take a stroll along our beautiful Rockaway beaches, you will not have to walk too far to see a plastic straw, bottle, fork, etc., washing up on our shores. The same holds true if you walk along Rockaway Boulevard or any other section of the neighborhood, plastic is all around us. What you don’t see is the plastic buried in our landfills and floating in our waterways or lying on the bottom of the ocean. Plastic is one of the most commonly used materials on the earth, and single-use plastic has become a huge problem for our planet. To learn more on the harmful effects of plastic, then read the following: Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down; Plastic is made from petroleum oil, which isn’t sustainable. Oil is a nonrenewable fossil fuel that pollutes our air; Based on current plastic use estimates, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050; Making plastic requires the use of a lot of water. It ac-

tually takes double the amount of water to produce a single-use bottle as the amount of water in the actual bottle. One million plastic water bottles are purchased every single minute across the globe, but less than 10% are recycled; Single-use bottles are usually made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — a material that photodegrades instead of biodegrading. Even when bottles break down through photodegradation, tiny pieces of microplastic are left behind which can reach critical drinking sources and harm wildlife. Half of all plastic in the world today was produced in the last 15 years. Eight states have already banned single-use plastic bags in retail stores, but the amount of plastic expected to be produced in 2050 is still 3.5 times the amount that was produced in 2015; Humans ingest plastic daily through our drinking water, foods, plastic wrap, and other sources. This ingestion of plastic has serious Continued on page 22


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***** The annual Summer & Community Guide is out this week. We had an outstanding response from advertisers who believe in us and the Rockaway community. Somehow, we were able to put together a 120-page magazine. Just like the weekly newspaper, The Rockaway Times Summer Guide is free and will be available throughout the peninsula. ***** Longtime NYC Parks official, Liam Kavanagh, has retired. Kavanagh held top jobs, including Parks Commissioner (twice in an “acting commissioner capacity) and was a regular visitor to Rockaway and was known to face some very hostile crowds at Communi-

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 ty Board and civic neetings when he was giving updates on boardwalk reconstruction after Sandy and walkways and dunes in Belle Harbor and Neponsit. Away from the crowds, he could also be spotted visiting and checking on the condition of parks throughout the peninsula. We even spotted him, on an off day, enjoying Rockaway with his grandchildren. To be sure, he led Parks through turbulent times here. One thing for sure, one of his best moves was his support for The Rockaway Times Photo Contest! Happy trails, Liam. ***** And happy trails to Joe Addabbo. The New York State Senator will no longer represent Rockaway as redistricting has forced him to plan a run for a senate district on the mainland. State Senator James Sanders Jr. will now rep the entire peninsula. ***** Speaking of redistricting, former presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio, saw an opportunity

to jump into a congressional race in Brooklyn after the new district lines were announced. ***** The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning plan for Arverne East / Edgemere which will transform the long-vacant beachfront lots and is supposed to bring retail, housing, a nature preserve and more in an ecological-friendly and resiliency-based manner. Some months back, Community Board 14 voted against the rezoning. The City Council will review the plan next. ***** No wise cracks, please. The official beach opening is Saturday, May 28 with lifeguards on duty daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sunday, September 12. Swimming is strictly prohibited at all other times. Officials will gather the day before, on Friday, May 27, to celebrate the opening at a ceremony on Beach 17th Street and the boardwalk at 11 a.m.

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THURSDAY, May 26, 2022

And Summer 2022 Begins By Katie McFadden

We made it. Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and that means the unofficial start of Rockaway summer. With ongoing Army Corps work to protect the shoreline, the beach will look a little different with some limits in areas, but the fun will go on! With the official beach opening ceremony this Friday, and the boardwalk concessions ready to launch in full swing, summer 2022 is here. New York City’s beaches officially open Saturday, May 28 with lifeguards returning from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September 12. To kick it off, Rockaway’s beach opening ceremony will be Friday, May 27 on the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street. Due to construction on groins (jetties) and the start of the reinforced dune project, some beach interruptions are expected, particularly in the areas of Beach 92nd to Beach 95th and Beach

109th to Beach 111th, which will be completely closed to access until July 15, and Beach 114th to 117th and 119th through 121st, which will be completely closed from July 15 through September. There will also be restrictions with sand only access in certain areas, and periodic closures from Beach 149th to Beach 136th due to dune construction work. NYC Parks will keep visitors aware of disruptions with signage, but for daily updates, see: www.nycgovparks.org/facility/

beaches/beach-recovery/rockaway-beach-closures Despite the disruptions, the beach fun will go on! The boardwalk concessions will be open and keeping the party going all summer long. Rockaway Beach Bazaar, the group that oversees the concessions at Beach 106th, 97th and 86th, is ready for its second season. Caracas has been serving up arepas and sangria, and Brothers has been serving up its healthy toasts and juices at Beach 106th, while Rippers on Beach 86th has been dishing out hard body burgers since last Friday, but the large central concession on Beach 97th is ready to join the fun this weekend. Beach 97th got a makeover during the offseason and now is completely winterized to operate year-round after the summer. Beach 97th will see the return of food vendors Red Hook Lobster Pound, La Cevicheria, Seany Pizza, Palanque, La Fruiteria and Edible Island to go along

with Sand Shark Bar’s popular beach friendly beverage offerings. And some new places are joining the mix, including OddFellows ice cream, Hook Burger and Chickenwreck. The entertainment will be returning with Beach 97th hosting a free summer concert series every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national holiday. This weekend, Solshyne takes the Beach 97th stage on Friday, May 27, followed by Wine With Sue on Saturday, Junxion Presents on Sunday and DJ Mouse on Memorial Day, with music starting at 5 p.m. each night. For a full event lineup, see: rockaway-bazaar. com The concessions will also offer a summer full of activities like lobster boils, movie nights, yoga and volleyball. A little something may also be coming to Beach 68th this summer. There are tentative plans for Rockaway Continued on page 10

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AND SUMMER 2022 BEGINS Continued from Page 9 Clam Shack and a bar to set up shop there, but it’s not definite at this time. There will, however, be other mobile vendors including Josie’s Delights, serving up jerk bbq chicken at Beach 73rd Street on weekends. Beach Side Valet carts will be rolling along the sand with ice cream. Also, find Yum Ices and Mr. Softee along Shore Front Parkway all summer long. Not a concession, but a summer exclusive, Connolly’s will be back open, serving up frozen piña coladas and more, all summer long, starting Friday, May 27 at noon. Under new ownership of the Reinhardts and Kololyans, Connolly’s is here to stay and ready to serve up fun all summer. It isn’t just about food and drink service this summer. Don’t worry about lugging your surfboard or umbrella to the beach.

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A Memorial Day Honoree By Tom Dugan

In 1944, a few months past his 18th birthday, East New Yorker Norman Lunde was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. After training at Fort Dix, NJ, he was shipped to Le Harve, France in time for the drive to Berlin to end the war. The first days of the war were an eye-opener for young Norman. Not only was PFC Lunde now carrying a M1 rifle for the first time in his life, but people were shooting at him as he marched east to Germany. The going was tough, as the 76th Division marched 600 miles through France, Belgium and southern Germany, fighting for almost every mile covered. The plan was to press into Germany from the south while the Russians moved west into Berlin to finally end the war. But General Dwight Eisenhower held up Norm’s Division to let the Russians take Berlin. Germany surrendered a few days later.

Of all of the things he endured during the war in Europe, the most terrifying was the Screamy Meemies. Those were the ear shattering German Nebelwerfer rockets that made a hellish and loud MEEEEMing sound as they were shot at you. “You never knew what to expect with those terrible hell-hounds,” PFC Lunde said, “They could carry high explosives, poison gas or smoke to allow German troops to attack in hand-tohand combat. In later conflicts this would have caused PTSD, but during the war, we called them the Heebie-Jeebies. It was really hard to get that nightmare sound out of your head.” Finally, a month later, Norman got to climb the Eiffel Tower and gaze out over a liberated world, a sight that he still remembers with great awe. He claims that was the closest he’s ever been to flying, climbing 906 feet to the top viewing platform of the tower. The one incredible thing that got him through the war? With a

huge smile lighting up his face, Lunde says “HERSHEY BARS!” and shakes his head. “We always got half a dozen a week and they were amazing! They tasted so good. We would get packs of Lucky Strike cigarettes too, but I wasn’t a smoker so I gave mine away." And of all his soldiering memories, what was the best? “Steaming back into NY Harbor past the Statue of Liberty aboard the Queen Mary with 14,000 other GIs,” said Lunde. “It never felt so good to be coming home.” Lunde, got married soon after his return, to Gloria Harris and they moved to the Rockaways to raise their family where Norman has lived

ever since. PFC Lunde will get his second home-coming welcome Monday, May 30 as Grand Marshal of the Rockaway’s proudest veteran’s celebration, the Annual Memorial Day Parade.

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Ocean View BUREAUCRACY AHEAD! By Josh Kane

When I walked down to the boardwalk this morning (Monday, 5/23) I hadn’t intended to return home with a potential “photo essay”— and, in fact, I’m not sure this even qualifies. But I was compelled document some of what

I saw. If nothing else, this will serve to amplify the unsatisfying communication between a vocal group of concerned residents and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Parks Department. Their combined skill at corporate-speak, misleading answers and obfuscation could fill a book. How many ways can one say, “we’ll look into it,” or “we’ll take it under advisement” or “we’ll get back to you” or our “contract with the contractor ties our hands”? Let me count the ways. I’ll spare the long and frustrating history of that interaction

here. Just know that for the better part of a year we’ve been lobbying to have the beach construction staging area moved a few blocks eastward to eliminate its proximity to residential dwellings. Along the way, we have carefully documented the significant health risks and disruption to families’ quiet enjoyment and lifestyle (ask me about the 6:30 a.m. caravan of rock and boulder-bearing trucks waiting for the stroke of 7 a.m. to unleash the earth-shaking and ear-splitting torrent that marks each of their deliveries throughout the day). Anyway, let me bring this up to the moment. The nice weather this past weekend brought beachgoers out from under the rocks – or in this case, ON the rocks, as we were treated to the sight of sunbathers laying out on the enormous boulders that await their relocation to the groin construction areas. People were swimming in the ocean (obviously prohibited with no lifeguards on duty). And a handful of youngsters climbed on to the construction equipment (Where were the contractor’s security people? Will it take an unfortunate accident to finally spur them into preventive measures to safeguard the people of Rockaway and other visitors?) But perhaps the piece de resistance was the trio of young women perched atop what we’ve come to call our “Rocky Mountain” – again

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illegal and dangerous. I’ve already written more than I intended, for which I apologize. But more than just an exercise, this indulgence will serve as

poor quality…taken from a distance with an iPhone and then cropped, resulting in blurring). “NO ELECTRIC BIKES” - One of the more ineffective warnings. In

my own record which I can also share with elected officials and other (not so) responsible parties. I called this a “photo essay” partly for my own amusement. Among the photos: “ROCK SITTERS” - The young women perched atop “Rocky Mountain” waved to the photographer; they were having a ball. (Sorry for the

fact, I had to dodge two electric bikes whizzing by as I was preparing to snap photos. “SAFETY IS A JOB REQUIREMENT” - One of my favorites. It’s admirable that the contractor wants to report its safety record, injuries, time lost to injuries, etc….but it would be even MORE admirable if I didn’t have to move a trash can aside to be able to see it.


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This Week in History MAY 26 Lloyd Carroll was born. Thomas Carroll was born. Felicia Johnson was born.

MAY 30 John Manning was born. Deirdre Cori O’Donoghue was born. Sean Carroll was born.

1977 - George Willig, "the human fly," scaled the World Trade Center. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb.

1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic. 1911 - The first Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun.

MAY 27 Wil Hurley was born. Kerin Whalen was born. Kevin Kelleher was born. Nadia Murphy was born. Christopher Wallace was born. Charlie Zurheide was born.

MAY 31 Alison Boyle was born. Lynn Olsen-Pagano was born. Kathleen Baumann was born.

1937 - Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.

1962 - Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. JUNE 1 Alex Karinsky was born.

1938 - The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published. 1968 - Helen Keller, blind and deaf au1957 - Baseball owners voted to allow the thor-lecturer, died. Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to 1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) debutmove to Los Angeles and San Francisco, ed. respectively. JUNE 2 MAY 29 1886 - Grover Cleveland became the first 1790 - Rhode Island became the 13th state U.S. president to get married in the White in the United States, the last of the original House. colonies to ratify the Constitution. 1941 - Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of 1953 - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Nor- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare gay became the first to reach the summit type of paralysis now referred to as Lou of Mount Everest. Gehrig's disease. MAY 28 Patricia O’Hara was born.

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It’s Time to Tap That RBNY By Katie McFadden

How many times have you gone to a busy bar, and grown frustrated, having to wait to be served, or waiting for the check after a meal at a restaurant? A new place in town is aiming to take away that wait and frustration, by making that service personal. It’s all about self-serve at Tap That RBNY, a brand-new selfpour tap parlor and restaurant in Rockaway Park. The first of its kind concept in Rockaway, opens this Saturday, May 28. John Agnello, a Rockaway resident for nearly six years, was thinking of his next move after Covid and unhelpful landlords forced him to close his two Burger Bistro restaurants in Brooklyn. “At the time, to see this vision I’ve owned for 12 years and having to close both in the same month, it felt like the end of the world. You can’t see the other side," he said. "But as I was trying to figure out my next move, I was researching new concepts and I came across this technology, and it was an instant ‘this is it.’” In his research, Agnello had come across the concept of self-pour taps, allowing customers to pour their own beers and pay by the ounce. And he figured his new hometown would be the perfect fit. “There was no question that this was the perfect concept given the time and environment we were in, and there was no other location other than Rockaway to roll it out," he said. "I believe in Rockaway. I live here, I work here, I make and spend my money here. To live in New York City, there is nowhere else to be but here. With the ferry, it’s been a gamechanger for businesses, and I just think the overall attitude of Rockaway, being this fun beach community, is really going to embrace this concept. It’s a feel-good neighborhood and I’m gonna run a feel-good place.” There will be plenty of happiness to pour as Tap That will feature 30 different taps. From ales to IPAs, lagers to pilsners, ciders to stouts, hard seltzers, wines, sangria and even a wine-based margarita cocktail on tap, there’s a little something for everyone’s tastes. And customers will have an opportunity to try

it all and see what they like, while serving themselves. How does it work? “You walk in and check in at a hostess desk, you give us a credit card or cash, and we link an RFID card to your card. It’s like opening a tab. Then you walk up to any tap and put the RFID card in the reader, and it activates the tap, in which you can pour by the ounce. So if you’ve never tried something, you can try two ounces and if you like it, great, if not, you move on to the next,” Agnello explained. The selections range from just 25 cents to 65 cents an ounce. Once you’re done pouring, you can bring your drink back to one of the many indoor or outdoor seating areas at Tap That, and enjoy. And it’s not just about the beverages. Following in the footsteps of his father, who was a chef, Agnello has been in the restaurant business for 35 years, from running fine dining steakhouses to his more casual burger spots. So he’s concocted a well thought-out menu of options, many of which will be unique to Tap That. “I tried to create a menu that you couldn’t get anywhere else in Rockaway. Because I’m a professionally trained chef, I wanted to create something that I thought a beach community should have. There are a few items other places have but for the most part, things on the menu are going to be unique to us,” Agnello said. Asked what he thinks some of the big sellers might be, Agnello listed fried oysters, a fried clam roll,

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a mahi tuna club sandwich, fresh hand-cut fries and fried corn on the cob that he describes as “the best corn on the cob anyone’s ever eaten.” From small plates like wings and salads to large plates like kobe beef burgers, chili chicken sandwiches and lobster rolls, plus even a selection of ice cream sandwiches, mouths will be watering just reading the menu. Going along with the theme of not having to wait for service, customers will be able to order food using the unique QR code at their table, pay from their table, and have the food brought out to them. “There’s no more waiting. No more flagging down a bartender. You don’t have to flag down a server to take your order or to pay your bill. We’re putting this whole experience in the hands of the guests. They’re controlling the pace of their experience,” Agnello said. In a place like Rockaway, that is swarmed with people in the summer, Agnello sees the concept working well. “With limited places and so many people at times, it can be overwhelming with bars and restaurants being so busy

and trying to serve all the people you want while still offering that high level of service. This technology bridges that gap,” he said. Agnello had planned on bringing the Tap That concept to Rockaway as early as last fall, but ran into several obstacles. From supply chain issues to waiting on all the permitting and cutting through red tape to turn a location that had never been an eatery before, into one, it took longer than anticipated. But Agnello is grateful to finally see it all pay off when he opens his doors on Saturday, May 28 at noon. “It feels like I’ve reached a place in the world that was unattainable. There were times I thought I’d never make it here. I think it will all hit me the night I lock the doors after getting that first day under my belt," he said. Opening day on Saturday will feature a DJ from about 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Agnello is planning on incorporating live music and DJs into the Tap That experience that he says will be “fun, upbeat and an extension of a beach party. It’s just going to be a feel-good place.” Tap That RBNY, located at 11104 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will be open daily, starting at 11:30 a.m., for lunch and dinner hours. If anyone is interested in working at Tap That, feel free to stop by. For more info and menus, see: tapthatrbny.com


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Please Remember Dear Editor: On Memorial Day, we remember all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms, and we honor those loved ones who they left behind. This weekend, while we enjoy our time with our families, we should also take a moment to think about those who can’t be here with us, and those who will always have a hole in their heart for our fallen heroes.

Nearly 1.4 million Americans have lost their lives in a warzone since the birth of our nation. Each and every one of those lives cut short belonged to a man or woman with so much to give, with a family, friends, loved ones, dreams, and futures. They sacrificed all of that so that we can enjoy the rights and freedoms afforded to us as American citizens. They stood against some of the greatest evils this world has ever known, staring into the face of fighters who were determined to create a world in which our way of life would no longer exist. Had it not been for those brave men and women our world might be a very different place – a much darker place – and we all owe them a great debt for what they gave so that we can live the way that we do today. This weekend, take some time to visit one of the many memorials set up throughout the district, and think about

those who gave so much so that revenue and their bid. we can be where we are today. It is said, words are mightier Joann Ariola than the sword. In a disagreeCity Council Member, ment, money talks. District 32 Mark Eidinger Money Talks Dear Editor: Like many in the Rockaways, I heard that the beaches from Beach 116 to Beach 90 will be closed for most of the summer. Screaming, stamping your feet, contacting our local city representatives or writing letters to the Editor of the local papers will not change the Parks Department schedule of beach closings. The loss of revenues will. I suggest that the businesses that have the leases at the concession stands demand that their leases be renegotiated. That the terms of the original agreement have changed or that the Parks Department had not fully informed them that the beaches would be close thus affecting their projected

(Editor’s note: The suggestion is appreciated, Mark! To clarify, more developments have occurred and the beaches from Beach 90th to Beach 116th will only be closed to water access up until July 15. The sand will be accessible, and full access to sand and water will be available after July 15. Parks has also agreed to not charge rent for the concessions, each day that the beaches are not fully open).

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SLICE OF LIFE By Beth Hanning

Beach Etiquette I should have had this column in last week, but I did not know it was going to be such a spectacular weekend. And I am sure with beach closures and ferry visitors, space will be a hot commodity. Here is my annual beach etiquette column and it is for all of our new residents and our visitors that were pouring off of the ferry this past week. One loyal reader last year said Kevin should place my column as one of the board-

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walk photos, but he has not done that yet. And it is not just for the actual beach but the peninsula in general. Rule 1: When you get to the beach and there is a lot of space, please do not sit directly on top of people already at the beach. I never understand why someone who has never seen me or met me before wants to sit so close to me? Don’t you want your own space as well? 1b: This also goes to setting up

a huge crew directly in front of someone. Many times the residents know that the tide will be coming in as the day goes on and you sitting directly in front of them is both blocking their view and now creates a problem when you have to move when the tide comes up the beach. I truly think this rule will be broken as the beaches close to the ferry are so small from boardwalk to shore and many beaches are closed. Rule 2: I love music. Our group often has a radio on the beach. However, when your music is so loud that the entire beach cannot even hear their conversation, that is rude. 2b: This noise rule also applies to vulgar language. Rockaway is a family-oriented beach, so please respect that families with children that are surrounding you. Rule 3: Clean up after yourself. This was said in Robert Fulghum’s book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. One of his things he listed 25 years ago was: clean up your own mess.

This is not beach etiquette; it is etiquette in general. This is especially for Beach Channel Drive around the ferry, please do not clean out your beach bag onto Beach Channel Drive. Also, if you know your teenagers are heading to the beach (day or night) send them with a garbage bag. Rule 4: Dress appropriately. Shirts and pants are not optional. Please understand that I am not against non-residents of Rockaway from enjoying our beaches, and our local establishments, I just think that if they knew the rules, it would be a bit better. I have a few more rules and they will be out next week. Have a great week everyone. Of course, if I missed a rule, let me know so I can include in next week’s column: email me at mrshanning308@gmail.com. PS. Thank you for all of your support last week regarding the parking regulations. We only had a few naysayers. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

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FROM GO GREEN Continued from Page 6 health related problems for humans such as cancer, infertility and neurodevelopment disorders like ADHD and autism. Production of plastic bottles is damaging our ozone; Every minute, a garbage truck's worth of plastic pollution ends up in the ocean. Oceana estimates that 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans annually. What can you do to stop the devastating effects of plastic on the environment? Well, it’s quite easy to do, you just need to put in a little extra effort, as we recommend below: Stop using plastic water bottles, instead always keep a reusable water bottle with you. Keep one on your bike, in your car, backpack, etc. In addition to protecting the environment you will also save money; Replace laundry detergent plastic bottles with laundry detergent sheets that come in bio-degra-

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 dable packaging. Check out Earth Breeze and other similar plastic-free products. When buying coffee, bring your own reusable coffee mug/container. Most stores will gladly fill up your reusable coffee mug instead of using their own plastic cup. If possible, stop using plastic straws. If you need a straw, there are many alternatives such as – stainless steel straws, straws made from bamboo or other natural sources such as corn. Plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles are a major waste problem. There are now many non-plastic alternatives such as shampoo and conditioner ‘bars’ that come in plastic free packaging. Reduce plastic bottles used for house cleaning solutions. Several companies now provide cleaning tables with reusable bottles. Educate family members, friends, neighbors, and others on the effects of single use plastics and how they can reduce their plastic usage. Next time you need a gift idea, think about

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giving a loved one or friend a plastic-free gift or a subscription to an eco-friendly company that sells plastic free utensils/ devices and other environmentally friendly products. Petition local stores/restaurants to use plastic-free products only. If they want your business, then they should be considerate about the environmental needs of the entire community. If the local stores do not address your plea for a clean-

The Rockaway Times er and nontoxic environment, then a boycott could be used an effective tool to get your message across to the owners. So, the next time you reach for a plastic water bottle, plastic straw, or plastic of any type, think again. Is there a better, more sustainable option? Every small act of conservation through the reduction of single use plastics will have a substantial impact on the future of your environment.

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Paul King, candidate for New York’s Fifth Congressional District, will receive the endorsement of former Congressman Peter King, who represented Long Island for fourteen terms, at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on June 2. Paul King is running against incumbent Gregory Meeks in the district that covers southern Queens, including the entire Rockaway peninsula. Like Peter King, Paul had immigrant grandparents, grew up in Queens, and attended college locally. Peter and Paul are not related but they share working class values and a belief in the American Dream. “I am honored to receive Congressman King’s support. I admire his values and integrity, and will try

to emulate them in Congress,” Paul King said. In Congress, Peter King was a consistent voice in support of soldiers, first responders, secure borders, and the safety of all Americans. Despite his conservative bona fides, King was ranked as one of the most bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Paul King is new to elective politics but as a member of the Community Board 14 and president of a local civic, he has demonstrated his ability to work across divides for the common good. His platform is “The American Dream for Every American.” Professionally, King is managing partner for a consulting firm that helps private companies and government agencies solve systemic problems. The Belle Harbor Yacht Club is at 533 Beach 126th Street in Rockaway. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. People interested in attending can register at https:// paulkingforcongress.com/rsvp2.

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Beach Block Legal 3 , 4 BR, 3 bath, pvt. parking. Call for rent roll and details. $1,299,000

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ED R E N7T bath home (LJ) . . . . . . . . . . $40,000 B. 147: SUMMER RENTAL Massive 7 bedroom, JUST B. 125: 4BR, 2BA unit with updated kitchen and large private terrace (NC) . . . . $8,500 T E D and washer/dryer (ZP) . . . . $4,800 B. 141: 4BR, 3BA house rental with basement, R E Ndeck JUST NTED B. 76: 3BR, 2.5 BA duplex w/ HW floors,J UW&D, S T R E garage and parking pass (RM) . . . $3,000 B. 96: Brand new 1BR, 1BA condo with rooftop cabana and radiant heat floors (ZP) . $3,000

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APTS FOR RENT

Beach 111 St- Modern two bedroom w one bath. CAC. $2,100

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SUMMER EFFECTS WELCOME SUMMER By Robin Shapiro

The summer season has mixed effects on the Rockaway real

The first day of market. summer falls vacation (mail,community garbage, newspaper estate On the onethis hand, we are a beachfront and theJune draw of theMemosummer activities does bring year on Tuesday, 21. delivery), lendpeople eachhere other tools and beaches, swimming, cycling, running, surfing, organized rial Day is onfor: Monday, 30 and thatthe proverbial cupcrimp of sugar! teams for kidsMay and adults (although pandemic may marks the beginning of our summer The summer season some of these this year; thankfully the “end” is in sight). On the has mixed other hand, NYC some sellers are reluctant to sell during the sumbeach season. In fact, beaches effects on the Rockaway real esmer because they enjoy the aforementioned activities and don’t are scheduled to to re-open swimtate market. We are a beachfront want give themfor up so fast! It can be harder sell real estate during the summer due to ming on Saturday, May 28to(except community where the draw of vacations by buyers and sellers alike. Summer activities can also for closed sections) withinstead lifeguards summer activities brings people occupy people of allowing them to focus on the home on duty fromsale 10 process. a.m. until 6 p.m. for beaches, swimming, cycling, The spring season has been generally good for our real estate marWelcome home to our few rerunning, surfing, organized teams ket. There has been action across the board in all price categories turning “snowbirds” from for $1kids adults. However, with an emphasis on thetheir range below millionand (approx). Prices firmed up within of recent comparable and winter hiatus.have Welcome alsothe toframework the some sellers aresales reluctant to sell in some cases are creeping higher. Inventory levels remain very low. many familiesCall who just718-490-9463 for during the summer because they me,join Love, us Robin. the summer – including season- enjoy the aforementioned activial rentals. I have rented a few of ties and don’t want to give up so those this year. I am blessed with fast! Sellers should keep in mind EarlyVoting Primary Election Day great neighbors whom I especially that most sales take at least three June 12–20 June 22 appreciate during the summer. My months to close. Therefore, a June neighbors live by the Golden Rule sale could easily close in Septem– we help each other with parking, ber or October. Call me.fair Love, s taxes watch each other’s homes while on Robin

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Riis Beach Campfire On Friday, May 27, head to Riis Beach by the Wise Clock at 7 p.m. to kick off the summer season with a beach campfire! Join a park ranger to sing songs, learn about the park, or to just enjoy the campfire, beach, and sunset. Bring an instrument and play along. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, and dress for the weather. Canceled in event of rain. All welcome. BC Memorial Day Services On Sunday, May 29, Broad Channel will be honoring Memorial Day. Starting at 9 a.m., Vets from the American Legion post, as well as the VFW and other vets, will be assembling for special services at Christ Presbyterian by the Sea Church and St. Virgilius RC Church. The names of Broad Channel's fallen will be read out at each service. After, at 10:45 a.m., there will be a formal ceremony at the Broad Channel

Save the date. The AOH Irish Festival is next weekend, June 4 and 5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days at St. Camillus’ lot on Beach 100th Volunteer Fire Department fire- and Shore Front. Bands, vendors, house. The Vollies will be paying rides and face painting for kids, tribute to those members of the etc. department who have "answered Fundraiser for Preterm the final alarm." Babies Rockaway Memorial Day On Sunday, June 5, from 2 p.m. Services to 6 p.m., head to124 Beach 62nd On Monday, May 30, the Amer- Street in Arverne to shop from ica Legion hosts its Memorial local clothing, décor, food venDay Services and Parade. The day dors and more, and buy raffle will commence with a Memori- tickets for some nice prizes. All al mass at 10:30 a.m. on Beach proceeds are in honor of baby 129th at Saint Francis De Sales Josie and support Project Sweet Church. After, a ceremony will Peas. be held at the Four Chaplains Hatha Yoga with Soupy monument outside the church. The parade will proceed to 121st On Mondays, Wednesdays and street for a ceremony at the Jew- Fridays starting May 9, head ish War Veterans Memorial Cir- to Beach 102nd at 8:30 a.m. for cle. The parade will continue and yoga on the beach with Kevin to the Doughboy and Doughgirl Soupy Campbell. monuments at Veterans MemoriShape Up NYC: Cardio al Plaza at Beach 94th Street for a Punch concluding ceremony. Every Saturday through June Irish Festival 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., join at

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of AMV Soft Wash LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 2/1/2022. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 7533 67 Drive, Middle Village, NY 11379. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

JOLEN GARDEN PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/05/22. 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, 64-60 58th Road, Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: Any lawful purpose

Beryl Designs by Keenia L.L.C. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 9/13/2021. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 163-57 Mathias Ave Jamaica NY 11433. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

SATE REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/28/22. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2279 46th St., Apt. 2, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business loc: 25-27 32nd St., Astoria, NY 11102.

On Point OT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/24/22. Office in Queens Co. SSNY Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Michal Warga, 375 Beach 13th St. Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Atcja Realty, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/21/2022. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 72-27 Cypress Hills St., Glendale, NY 11385. General Purpose. Atlas Sports, LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 01/11/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNYdesignated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 114-35 209th Street, Cambria Heights, New York 11411. Purpose: Any lawful purpose EGP Mobile Notary Services, LLC Articles of Org. filed with NYS Sec. of State (SSNY) on 01/18/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be serviced. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 13035 Springfield Blvd, Laurelton, NY 11413. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. PRMTP LLC, Arts of Org. led with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/26/2022. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3636 Main St., #CS, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purpose.

Metro One LK LLC filed w/ SSNY on 5/5/22. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 31-25 Union St., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful Notice of formation of KINGDOMWERKS, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/27/22. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 58-27 69th Place, Glendale, NY 11378. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE OF FORMATION of PRAXISBONUM LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/01/2022. Location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Praxisbonum LLC, 2507 75th St, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS CULTURAL EVENTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the SSNY on 09/17/21. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as an agent of the LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC to c/o United States Corp Agent, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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COME INTO BALANCE Our yoga studies teach us about the “chakras” or energy centers that spiral their way up the spine and emanate rays of light - colors of the rainbow. (Like the colors on the wall from the sun going through a clear prism.) Each one has a different meaning, issue associated with it, affirmation, etc. The qualities of our thoughts directly affect how the chakras function, affecting our physical, mental and emotional health.

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Repeating positive affirmations associated with the “chakras” can help to reset the balance of these energy centers and move the energy through our bodies to balance us and make us feel good. It’s the same idea as “daily gratitudes” I have written about many times in this column. Being grateful for everyday things like a hot shower or our comfortable warm bed, family, friends, pets - every single day - saying thank you for the food

we eat, etc., continuously, gives us a sense of well-being and joy. Not a one-time thing - but all of the time. Same with positive affirmations. I always say, “what we do, say, think, feel become a part of us.” Almost makes us who we are on one level. So if we repeat gratitudes all of the time, if we repeat positive affirmations all of the time, they come to affect how we feel and think. Personally, I feel happier, lighter, more even and balanced. It has become a way of living and I am sharing it with you because it has made a profound difference in the way I wake up in the morning. These are the positive intentions associated with the “chakras.” You can bring these into your daily life as they are stated or create your own. They provide a powerful focus on wholeness - solid and sure. They also remind us that we are connected because of these energies. When I practice meditation on my chakra centers, I ask for balance and ease - harmonizing the body’s energies and prana (life force energy).

I have. I am safe, secure, grounded. I feel. I am free to be me. I can. I am the source of my own power. I love. I am compassionate. I forgive myself. I speak. I listen to my inner sound. I see. I am in the flow. I rely on my inner guidance. I know. I am you, you are me, we are one. As we begin “our season” here in our most beautiful place, take a moment here and there to listen to the sights, smells and sounds outside - waves crashing on shore, singing plovers - feeling connected to Mother Earth. Trace the energy centers from the lowest part of the spine up through the crown of the head asking for balance and lightness. And then connect the inner energies to the energy of our Mother Earth. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you be compassionate. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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There’s a saying: “The most powerful music is music with purpose,” and this past Saturday, May 21 indeed proved that true as Solshyne, Winston McBoogie and Chris Long brought locals out in droves to support a music festival fundraiser at RBQ for Ukraine’s displaced autistic community. And with the final tally of $4,500 raised—locals, Laura O’Connor Leonard of the Global Autism Project, and

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teachers on working with autistic individuals), shared that one of the most significant takeaways from this event was the power of the word, “yes.” “I approached Kami about rai­ sing money for GAP’s initiative. She suggested a musical festival fundraiser, and that same day, she reached out to John Moroney of RBQ. Then she reached out to all these musicians. I approached several local businesses, and my ABA Tree practice’s employees and parents about raffle donations. Amazingly, all these people said, ‘yes,’ and we raised all that money after putting the event together in a mere 10 days. Plus, the person who won the 50/50 donated $1,000 back,” Leonard said. For Agard, her passion to always help is always driven by her nonverbal autistic daughter.

“What on earth do you do when you’ve got an autistic child and trying to get out of a war zone? A colossal thanks to Solshyne, Winston McBoogie, Chris Long, Mason Porretto and John Moroney for making this event so successful. Like Laura said, the power of the word, ‘yes,’ reaps endless blessings,” Agard said. A special shout to Baya Bar, Happy Feet, Tudor Nails, Orange Theory, Fat Cardinal Provisions, Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor, Boardwalk Pizzeria, Kimo’s, Ciro’s On the Beach, Cuisine by Claudette, Meat Up Grill, Gift is Love, Chef ’s Table, Bagel & Barista, Hot Yoga, The Rockaway Hotel, and RBAF member, Rado Rafiringa, who all donated raffle prizes. For more info about GAP and how you can help, visit: www. globalautismproject.org


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By Peter Galvin, MD

The term “routine checkup” refers to a visit to a primary care physician for the purpose of maintaining wellness. They are centered around preventing illness rather than treating an active symptom or already diagnosed illness or disease. This type of visit can also be referred to as a wellness visit, preventive visit, health evaluation, or general medical examination. Although referred to as “physicals” or “annuals,” these visits do not need to include a full physical examination and do not need to happen yearly. However, as many health insurance companies now offer financial incentives to both patients and physicians for a well visit once a year, many people now see their doctors for checkups on an annual

basis. A patient should expect a routine checkup to include at least: • Checking blood pressure, heart rate, height and weight • Discussing age-appropriate cancer screening tests (such as colonoscopy, mammography, and Pap smear) • Discussing other screening tests (i.e., sexually transmitted diseases, osteoporosis, and Hepatitis C) • Drawing blood for tests that are age- and medical history-appropriate (i.e., cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin A1c) • Administering various immunizations • Screening for depression • Additional assessments for older individuals such as fall risk, hearing and memory loss, and advance directives Chronic illnesses and new symptoms (i.e., pain or injury) are not covered by a checkup.

These visits are referred to as acute visits, evaluation and management visits, or sick visits. For patients with chronic illnesses who are also due for a checkup, these items may be addressed at the same doctor visit, but the medical insurance may be billed separately for them. Physical examination is not always required for a checkup on an otherwise healthy individual who does not have specific symptoms. Today, some checkups are done via telehealth where the doctor may order screenings, tests, or immunizations which the patient can schedule at a later date. A study published in 2021 showed that checkups were associated with increased cancer screenings (such as for colon and cervical cancer) and increased detection of chronic diseases (such as high blood pressure and diabetes). Checkups may promote a healthier diet, more regular exercise, and may improve patients’ self-rat-

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Food and Beverage Insider: Summertime Livin’ Easy Cocktails By Natalie Crooks

There are few simple indulgences better than a cold, refreshing cocktail on a hot, summer day and the cocktail world is only growing more vast and complex each year. The summertime classics like margaritas and Aperol spritzes never seem to go out of style but

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ing new cocktails have made their way onto the scene. Perhaps it is our post-covid attitude or maybe just human nature, but people are getting more adventurous with their taste and as palettes evolve, so do cocktails. In the past few years, the espresso martini has taken off and become overwhelmingly popular, bars struggle to even keep up with the volume of orders each night and having the best espresso martini is a title everyone is competing for. What’s not to love? It is basically an iced coffee with booze. Add some Bailey’s if you want a sweet and creamy cocktail and use freshly pulled espresso for best results. It’s the perfect cocktail to kick off a night (or day) of partying. Everyone seems to be buzzing over the same summertime cocktail for 2022. The dirty Shirley has risen in popularity not only for

its refreshing qualities but for its nostalgic qualities as well. This spiked Shirley Temple might bring you back to childhood but it’s also really delicious, often served with vodka, but some prefer tequila and the addition of a squeeze of lime or lemon juice will balance out the sweetness. If it’s still too sweet for you, try club soda instead of lemon lime soda, a splash of grenadine and a squeeze of lime, then add vodka or tequila. For gin drinkers out there, try out a last word this summer. It’s not exactly a new cocktail, in fact, it’s been around for a long time but isn’t as well-known as some other classic cocktails. This refresher features equal parts gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino and lime juice, shaken, and served up. It’s on the strong side, so be careful with this one. It can also go well with just about any liquor, whether you prefer

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Aries:

you can’t change the past, but you can decide to do things differently going forward. Your strength is your self-discipline, use it. Lucky Beaches: 113, 144,25 Taurus:

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Memorial Day Weekend is here, marking the unofficial start to summer! So, Friday, May 27 unleash your Rockaway Groan and 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. start planning your weekend itinerary Launch your holiday weekend on with The RT’s Good Times page! See the a BEasy note with The BEasy Band & roundup below! And before the fun, in Friends’ jazz and folk melodies at Bar honor of Memorial Day, don’t forget to Marseille. observe those in the military who lost 190 Beach 69th Street their lives serving the U.S.A. (See Page 3 and 36 for services) Friday, May 27 LIVE MUSIC 8 p.m. Summertime happiness is watching Thursday, May 26 the sunset and jammin’ with Chris Long 6 p.m. Treat yourself to a smashing evening tonight at Belle Harbor Yacht Club. 533 Beach 126th Street at The Rockaway Hotel’s Rooftop Dinner & A Band with guest chef, Side Alley Friday, May 27 Smash Burger, serving up the biggest 8 p.m. burgers in town, and The Electrix beltin’ Oh, ya has vuelto! Squid Squad is back out tunes from The Grateful Dead, All- in Rockaway playing at RBQ! man Brothers, plus original tunes. $20 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd admission. For tickets and more info, Friday, May 27 visit: www.therockawayhotel.com/hap9 p.m. penings/dinner-and-a-band Head to Th e Sugar Bowl for a rockin’ 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive rock out with Interboro. 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point Thursday, May 26 7 p.m. Tick, tock—at Sayra’s Wine Bar—it’s Friday, May 27 always wine o’clock! Time to check in 9 p.m. with Irish indie folk artist, Niall ConnolPaul Gray hits the stage at Rogers with ly, at seven o’clock! classics you know and love. 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd 203 Beach 116th Street Friday, May 27 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 Talented singer/songwriter Chris De5 p.m. cker gets your weekend started with a Wine With Sue celebrates their 28th view at The Wharf and some acoustic anniversary as Rockaway’s #1 party band hits. at the Beach 97th Street concession with 416 Beach 116th Street a blast to the past. Loads of surprises in store! Friday, May 27 Beach 97th Street Concession 5 p.m. Elevate your Friday well above “parr” Saturday, May 28 with Greg Parr at Jameson’s. 7 p.m. 421 Beach 129th Street From the Beatles, Springsteen, U2, and more—rock with five-piece NYC Friday, May 27 band, One Too Many at The BayHouse. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 500 Bayside, Breezy Point Get plenty of “sol” and “shyne” with the immensely talented gentlemen of Solshyne electrifying the boardwalk. Saturday, May 28 Beach 97th Street Sand Shark Conces8 p.m. sion Oooo! lookie! Guess who’s back at RBQ blazing your favorite oldies and Friday, May 27 rock classics, plus a barrel of laughs? The 7 p.m. Grab your best buds and head to Grayriders! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Breezy for a bay-rrific round of music, booze and bites with The Fizz at The BayHouse. Saturday, May 28 500 Bayside, Breezy Point 9 p.m. Salute the brave men and women who Friday, May 27 fought for this country with The Brook7 p.m. Do the uptown boogie with Winston lyn Bards’ rich songbook of Irish trad.

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Let Bar Marsille’s dee jay de la soirée move you to unwind, eat, drink and dance at the French-Mediterranean Sunday, May 29 seaside spot. 2 p.m. 190 Beach 69th Street It’s Sun-Yay! Chris Solo kicks off summer music magic at Harbor Light. 129-18 Newport Ave Sweet Sundays 7 p.m. Multifaceted music man, Phil Kadet Sunday, May 29 serves up an unforgettable songbook at 3 p.m. Barbecue and music lovers! Indulge Whit’s End. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd all your cravings at RBQ with their finger-lickin’ food, and tunes from acoustic ARTS guitarist, singer/songwriter Frank Persico. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd ATD HOSTS DIRT DINNER POP UP Friday, May 27 Sunday, May 29 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dirt dinners are adventurous, uber 4 p.m. Wine With Sue continues their 28th secret supper performance art parties year anniversary weekend celebrations combining performance art and elegant an outdoors rock n’ roll fest for the entire dining. This evening’s tickets include dance performance by Micca, live mufamily at Callie’s. sic by Gio Fernandez-Kincade, and lo410 Beach 129th Street cally-sourced vegan dinner by Breeze. Sunday, May 29 Tickets are $55 per person, $200 for four 4 p.m. people, and $385 for a party of eight. For Continue your festive Memorial Day tickets and more info, visit: www.micca. Weekend celebrations at Rogers with co/event-details/dirt-dinner-pop-upMikey & Miley’s 60s and 70s acoustic at-avoid-the-day-1 classic rock jams. 99-04A Rockaway Beach Blvd 203 Beach 116th Street SPECIAL MENTIONS Sunday, May 29 COUNTRY SWAG PRESENTS FIL4 p.m. MORE AT THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL At The Sugar Bowl, DJ at 4 p.m., then Saturday, May 28 Be Grateful Dead again with Rainbow 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Spirals at 9 p.m. For some, if it ain’t country, it ain’t 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point music, and with Nashville-based artist, Tyler Filmore’s viral blend of pop Sunday, May 29 and electronic elements with off-the6 p.m. The Knobs are keeping the holiday hook country songwriting—tonight The weekend fun going at The Wharf with Rockaway Hotel is where it’s at! Plus, DJ Big Country spins all your favorite countheir WLIR era alternative rock hits. try hits before and after Filmore’s set. 416 Beach 116th Street Tickets: $30. For tickets and more info, Sunday, May 29 visit: www.therockawayhotel.com/hap6 p.m. to 10 p.m. penings The gods have spoken—big band, Big 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive Squid is back at Caracas with their inky squidaliciousness! CONNOLLY’S IS OPEN! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession With Connolly’s swinging its doors open from this Friday at 12 p.m., folks ONGOING LIVE MUSIC near and far know it’s officially summer in Rockaway! And with local new ownThirsty Thursdays ers, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan 7:30 p.m. Tonight at Whit’s, it’s not just Thurs- from Locals’ Surf School and Cafe at the day, but Thirsty Thirst-day with Adam helm keepin’ the pub’s revered history Cardone’s bewitching night of magic, intact—including its revered frozens— plus DJ Combat waxes the vinyl with the the longtime popular hanging out spot will be poppin’! DJs each night all Mebeats of the street. morial Day Weekend! 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd 155 Beach 95th Street Got info on local live music, arts and more? Email: editor@rockawaytimes. Slammin’ Saturdays com 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030

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Live Like Kristine By Katie McFadden

August 28, 2016. It was my first time joining in on Rockaway’s Ponytail Trail, the annual all-girls bar crawl meant to help raise money for a special woman in need. I didn’t know the honoree that year, Kristine Caruso, or anything about the debilitating disease she had, Spinocerebellar Ataxia II, or SCA 2. We were on our third stop of the afternoon at the Kerry Hills when I approached the young, beautiful girl in a wheelchair to say hello, and asked her if she wanted to dance. She put her arms out and, in that moment, I learned how to dance with the girl that couldn’t walk. She made it easy. The day was for her, but she made me feel so special as she looked up at me with that beaming, contagious smile. I didn’t know that pub crawl would lead to a beautiful friendship with the sweetest girl in Rockaway, and being embraced by her incredible family. Over the years, I got to know who Kristine Caruso was. I also got to learn more about SCA2, the genetic neurodegenerative disease that she was diagnosed with at 17, which put her in a wheelchair after her 21st birthday. SCA2 robbed Kristine of so many things in the prime of her life. It slowly robbed her of her mobility, her coordination, her speech and her independence. I only got to know the version of this girl who had this illness. I met her when she was 24. I will never understand why she had to live her life this way, but there were so many things SCA2 did not and could not ever take away from her. She was so much more than the girl in the wheelchair. Kristine faced her diagnosis with the utmost bravery. In a 2014 article about a fundraiser for a chairlift for Kristine, at age 22, she told The Rockaway Times, “Would I rather live life to the fullest or be a hermit?” If there was anything to be learned from her, it was how to live life. As Kristine’s illness progressed, robbing her of her mobility, she learned how to dance with her arms. As it took away her speech,

she learned to sing at the top of her lungs. When her circumstances in life tried to knock her down, Kristine chose to live life to the fullest. SCA2 never stopped Kristine from being the beautiful soul she was inside. There was no way to see this girl and everything she was going through, and not be inspired. She never let anything bother her. And she never, never stopped smiling. In the nearly six years I got to know Kristy, we created such wonderful memories. From hanging out at Rockaway’s bars, to joining her for the Poseidon’s Parade with her amazingly talented mom, Linda, creating the most beautiful mermaid costumes, from a karaoke night at Lucky Bar 13, singing Backstreet Boys at the top of our lungs, to her festively fun birthday parties, holiday dinners and pool days at the Caruso home, to her celebrating my 30th birthday with me, to the many, many nights watching her favorite band, Wine With Sue, play the concessions, the Yacht Club and even her 29th birthday party last year, because of course their number one fan deserved a personal concert. I don’t think there’s anything that sums Kristine up more than her favorite song that she always had me request when Wine With Sue was

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playing—“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers. Here was the girl in a wheelchair, unable to walk a step, singing, “And I would walk 500 miles” at the top of her lungs, dancing with her arms in the air. And I loved every moment dancing with Kristine. Until someone else took her hand. Kevin O’Connor was Kristine’s miracle. With so much love to give, there was nothing she wanted more than to be loved in return. Like every other young girl who wants to fall deeply in love with their soulmate. She found that in Kevin. He gave her the gift of true love and made her his fiancé. And she made us all laugh with the googly eyes she would give him whenever he was nearby. Kristine’s world was filled wonderful people who helped her live the life of fun, love, beauty and laughter, that she deserved. To her parents, Linda and Al, for the deck of cards they’ve been dealt with in life, having to care for not one, but two children with SCA2, Kristine, and her older brother, Joey, they’ve done it with complete Grace. I am convinced Linda is a Saint, the way she has dedicated every waking moment to making sure her children live a good life. And to Kristine’s many, many friends that have stuck by her side and kept her smiling all these years, you’ve all been nothing short of amazing. I know you’re hurting too. There is no doubt, many, many people are as heartbroken as I am to learn that on May 19, Kristine was called by the angels and left this world. I’ve cried a thousand tears. My heart is shattered. But she wouldn’t want that. If I were to stay broken, I wouldn’t be living as Kristine did. After sharing the news of her passing with me, a good friend, Pat Gallagher reminded me, “You know

she’s up there, walking, dancing, singing, drinking a Twisted Tea.” She’s right. Kristy is free. And what timing. On Saturday, May 21, we were supposed to celebrate ahead of her 30th birthday on May 24. And this weekend, Wine With Sue will be at the concessions, kicking off the summer. In the last few years, as her illness progressed and Covid hit, Kristine was unable to enjoy so many of the things she loved, in the way she used to. This party just wasn’t fun anymore, so she walked 500 miles and then some, to find the party above. I only got to know the girl who lived with SCA2. I imagine she’s up in heaven, being the girl she was before that, the girl she always was inside, but in a healthy body. Kristine may be gone from this world, free from the prison that became her body, but this week, for her 30th birthday and for Wine With Sue’s Memorial Day Saturday show, she’ll be on her legs, dancing, singing, drinking a Twisted and walking 500 miles, along with the other angels, and alongside us all in spirit. I love you, Kristine Caruso. My sweet friend. My fellow mermaid. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship. I will never forget you. You were a true angel here on earth. And I know you’re looking down as one in heaven now. On Monday, May 23, one day ahead of her 30th birthday, we sent our angel off with a funeral Mass at St. Francis de Sales, followed by a party at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, where we raised a shot of Twisted Tea and danced to “500 Miles.” On Saturday, May 28, at 5 p.m., Wine With Sue’s show at the Beach 97th Concession will be dedicated in memory of their number one fan. May we all strive to Live like Kristine. The Caruso family’s battle continues, as Al and Joey continue to live with SCA2. If able to help them through this difficult time, please consider donating to the “Donate to the Caruso Family” fundraiser on GoFundMe.com or https://gofund.me/b46c312c


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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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From the Graybeards: Flags Will Fly Since Hurricane Sandy, The Graybeards have been mounting flags along Rockaway Beach Boulevard as a sign of our neighborhood’s patriotism and resilience. Initially, flags had been purchased by the Wounded Warrior Project to display along their welcoming parade route when they arrived in July to take part in the Wounded Warrior Weekend. Following Sandy, we thought it a good idea to keep the flags up between Memorial and Veterans Day. The bulk of the expenses have been picked up by The Graybeards since with the help of Mazzone's Hardware. The Graybeards will now begin mounting flags along Newport, Cronston and Neponsit Avenues. If anyone would like to contribute to this initiative, donations can be made through the Graybeards (a 501 non-profit). If you are interested checks can be made out to "The Graybeards." Please make note in

memo "FL AGS" Donations can be mailed or dropped off to the Graybeards office at 12904 Newport Ave (Office entrance is on the 129th street side of the corner building) Furthermore, if you or anyone you know has a flag that needs to be retired, there is a painted "mailbox" behind the steps of the Graybeards office. If you see an unsightly/ damaged flag, you can contact us at the below e-mail address, and we will see that it is retired properly. These flags will be given to our local VFW to be ceremoniously retired. (Email: office@ thegraybeards.com ) To advertise in THE ROCKAWAY TIMES call 718-634-3030

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MORE 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.

Andrzej Zbrog

John Brennan

Ken Lavery

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Patrick Larkin

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¼ teaspoon seasoned salt 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel) 1 medium onion, sliced ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips ½ orange bell pepper, cut into strips Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish. In a small bowl combine the By Sharon Feldman oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic I got the night off. My hubby powder, dried oregano, and salt. got creative. Here is his version. Drizzle the spice mixture over Serves: 2 the chicken and stir to coat. Next add the tomatoes, peppers and Ingredients: 1 pound boneonions to the dish less, skinless chicken and stir to combine. breasts, cut into strips Bake uncovered 1 tablespoon vegefor 20-25 minutes table oil or until chicken is 2 teaspoon chili cooked through and powder the vegetables are 1-1/2 teaspoons tender. cumin We served this on ½ teaspoon garlic gluten free tortillas powder with salsa, guaca½ teaspoon dried mole and shredded oregano cheddar cheese. By Sharon Feldman

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The Community Volunteer Ambassador position is a yearlong internship. The details include: a weekly Stipend of $500 and an additional $65 a week if housing is not provided. You must be 18-30 years old (35 years old if you are a veteran) and apply by May 30. The position will start on Monday, September 12, 2022, and run for 50 weeks until Friday, August 25, 2023. Applicants will need to apply at: https://form.jotform. com/221255497395162 (CVA Member Application 2022-2023 (September Cohort) (jotform. com)) A cover letter will be required. More details about the program at https://www.cvainternships.org/

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SASHA BANKS & NAOMI WALK OUT ON THE WWE By Eric Jayden

Sooooo, it's been another crazy week in the World of Professional Wrestling! Let's start off by reporting the biggest news coming from the WWE, which saw WWE Superstars and Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi walk out from a scheduled Monday Night RAW Show due to frustrations with the creative direction they were given that night. As first reported by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, both Sasha and Naomi arrived to last week's Monday Show on May 16 and found out the outcome of a planned main event, which would have featured both of them in a Six Pack Challenge alongside WWE Superstars Asuka, Becky Lynch, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. to determine who will face WWE Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair at the "Hell In A Cell" Pay Per View. Now, Sasha,

not happy about the match, decided to speak with WWE CEO Vince McMahon to voice her concerns. Vince McMahon is said to have disagreed with Sasha's concerns and refused to change the plans for the match and the creative direction of Sasha and Naomi. Frustrated, Sasha and Naomi both left the building to return later that night. They both went to the office of WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis and placed the Tag Team Championship Titles on his desk and left the show. This drew backlash from WWE management as they released several official statements, claiming overall their displeasure with Sasha and Naomi, calling them both "unprofessional." It was reported before the release of this column that the WWE has stripped the titles off Sasha and Naomi and indefinitely suspended both of them. The WWE has confirmed

that they will be holding a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament in the near future to crown new champions. Now, this is my opinion about this whole matter. The WWE, for a long time has been the number one game in town. But I have seen the WWE over the past years, misuse and mistreat talent, sign talent to unfair contracts and I have watched them think they can do whatever they wanted to do with their talent because they were the top promotion in the world. I'm sorry WWE, the talent you sign are people. They are people who you use to make millions off of but refuse to allow them any kind of creative opinion. In my book, more talent should step up and voice their opinion when it comes to how they are used and treated. Overall, the WWE has been going down these past years with poor storylines and their failure to

keep fans interested in the overall product. But they have bigger issues from within and I have a feeling this won't be the last time we hear about an incident like this. Staying with the WWE, it's been reported that Stephanie McMahon will be taking a leave from her current position within the WWE. It's unknown why she is taking a leave from the business, but we will keep you updated as we continue to get more information regarding this story. Send any questions or comments to eavil183@yahoo.com and have a great weekend!

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