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 that was torn to bits by the storm. It was formerly called “Whaleamena,” and is now dubbed “Whalemina.” 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.
Here is 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 would appreciate your support. Here is the link to a video describing the MESSAGE Teddy Bear Company:
Finally, don’t forget that the Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of Damn’ Yankees opens this Friday, November 14, 2014. The Sunday afternoon matinee on November 16 is already sold out, so make your reservations soon for the other available dates. You can reserve online at http://www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.