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You Can’t Even Say “Speed Kills” Anymore

Some force on the planet was clearly at work, other than the combustion engine of the late model Infiniti G37 hard-top convertible coupe–the car that helped save three lives today. At about 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, the young … Continue reading

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It’s Spring–When a Boy’s Thoughts Turn to Baseball (Unless He’s Anthony Weiner)

At this time of year, I always realize how much I miss our family baseball years.  When my son played Little League, for three months straight, our lives were structured by those dates scribbled on a sheet by the coaches. … Continue reading

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Something There is That Loves a Wall

In his poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost fixed on the forces of nature that bring down garden walls, and how neighbors come together to repair them. On Saturday, May 21, residents of Rockaway Park focused on how to rebuild their … Continue reading

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Sinners and Saints–Your Choice This Week!

In case you’re not a fan of beer drinking, here’s a novel way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—by reading a great book about the history of Ireland. “How The Irish Saved Civilization,” the first title in Thomas Cahill’s “Hinges of … Continue reading

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One 5K Race, One Parade, One Beer

In the category of “only in Rockaway,” St. Patrick’s Parade Day this year featured a 5k running race on the boardwalk, starting at 9:45 a.m., with an after-party at Connolly’s on Beach 95 Street.  One free Guinness on tap was … Continue reading

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Pioneers of Faith Celebrate 125 Years in Rockaway Beach

OK, so I’ve heard that it’s considered “not cool” to blog or tweet about religion.  This post isn’t really about religion, as in–convert to mine!  But it is a fascinating snippet about the founding of the oldest church in Rockaway Beach, and the surrounding community.  In April, 1858, … Continue reading

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I Love MY Gateway!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my friends, neighbors and family!  These days, non-committed relationships are all the rage, and the terminology we use in our social interactions seems to be focused on mutual fulfillment, supporting one another, and every euphemism in the book as an alternative to … Continue reading

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11th Plunge into Surf Racks Up Big Bucks for CF

It was cold. It was wet.  Perfect weather for plunging.  Hundreds joined on the shore at Beach 99th to “Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis” on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. The charity fundraiser was started eleven years ago by locals John … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Salt!

So Punxsutawney Phil did his work!  At 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2011, he did NOT see his shadow, and predicted an early Spring. Phil was better off than the rest of us…he didn’t have to clean off his car … Continue reading

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City Luminaries Descend on Bayswater–for an Hour or So

Well, the Mayor and his entourage of city agency heads came—and went.   An impressive array of bigwigs stretched across the dais—about 30 in all.  Seeing these individuals in a group makes you realize that women are well-represented in the Mayor’s cabinet, but African-Americans … Continue reading

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