Some local projects are actively seeking to restore things that used to exist, before Superstorm Sandy. One is the whale display near the Rockaway Beach boardwalk, Whalemina, that was torn to bits by the storm. Geoff Rawling and Laura Cryan are selling a childrens’ book about the whale which contains their original writing and artwork, to raise funds for the rebuilding. Check out the website, http://www.whalemina.com, where you can purchase the book.
In another very worthy endeavor, Nancy Hanson, long-time resident, business owner and past president of Rockaway Rotary, is raising funds on IndieGoGo to infuse into MESSAGE Teddy Bear Company, a Rockaway Beach enterprise that creates gift teddy bears with custom messages of celebration and commemoration hand-knitted into the bears’ sweaters. Nancy, who many may remember headed up the former Roxbury Mills operation prior to Superstorm Sandy, would appreciate your support. Here is the link to a video describing the MESSAGE Teddy Bear Company: