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Rockaway Water Park


Opens Saturday!
By Katie McFadden

Rockaway keeps getting


cooler. Over the past few
weeks, a video of a wild boat
called the Tarzan Boat had
been making its rounds on
the Internet. This movable
jungle gym includes diving
platforms, trampolines, a
slide and a swinging rope and
looks like a ton of fun. Well
now Rockaway is going to be
one of only five places in the
world to have one and the
first in New York.
Thanks to Robert Kaskel
of Thai Rock, the bay will
come to life even more
when the Tarzan Boat hits
the water this weekend.
Kaskel and his son, Moo
are starting a new venture
called the Rockaway Water
Park, in which locals and
visitors will be able to play
on this cool new toy.

Tarzan Boat Coming To Rockaway

When I saw the video,


it took me half a second to
say I want one of these to
give to Rockaway. I wanted
the people here to have that

same happiness I have just


from watching that video,
Kaskel said.
The creators of the Tarzan
Boat will be coming down to

Rockaway on Friday to assemble this 12-foot-wide,


34-foot-long, 16-foot-high
contraption at Marina 59
and it should be ready for
a grand opening on the
bay behind Thai Rock (375
Beach 92nd Street) at noon
on Saturday and the Rockaway Times will be there to
test it out.
For just $25, customers
will get two hours of playtime. It will be open every
day this summer with twohour sessions available at
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5
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Contact The Elected


Congressman Gregory Meeks
67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Arverne, NY 11692
Phone: (347) 230-4032
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder
214 Beach 96th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
718-945-9550
City Councilman Eric Ulrich
114-12 Beach Channel Drive, suite #1
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
718-318-6411
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.
88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd Room 311
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
718-318-0702
City Councilman Donovan Richards
1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
718-471-7014
Assemblywoman Michele Titus
1931 Mott Avenue,
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
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Get your costumes and
floats ready: The second annual Poseidon's Parade is
kicking off this year on Saturday, September 17 at 12 p.m.
The parade starts on the
boardwalk at Beach 106th
Street and runs to the Beach
94th Street plaza, where the
"Under the Sea" lounge will
feature children's activities, a
DJ and our awards ceremony
following the parade.
There are new award categories this year that encourage people to get creative
with their family, friends and
neighbors.
They will be awarding trophies in the following categories: Best block, best apartment building, best group:
children, best group: adult,
best bar or restaurant, best
bike, best baby carriage, best
individual marcher, best pet,
best use of recycled materials
and best overall float.
They are also hosting a contest for children ten years and
under to send in a sea-in-

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lounge during the parade.
Last year's parade was a
beautiful celebration of the
Rockaway community, the
ocean and summer. Get ready
to wow the peninsula with
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Riis Park is part of the Rockaway
Renaissance. The Bazaar at Bay
9 has been a huge success and
now park officials are looking to
go even bigger. In the coming
months there will be Requests for
Proposals (RFPs) issued for the
historic bathhouse (which is four
buildings in total) and perhaps
the old Coast Guard station at Riis
Landing. These facilities scream
potential. No word yet on the
Neponsit Home.
*****
Speaking of renaissance, the
bay is quietly becoming its own
destination. Bungalow Bar, The
Wharf, Thai Rock, and Bayview in
Broad Channel, are all booming.
Whitney Aycock of Whits End has
opened a place in the marina at
Beach 72nd and Thursby. Youve
got paddle boarders, jet skis,
and even overnight lodging on
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The annoying No U-turn at
the Post Office / Dunkin Donuts
intersection at Beach 113th and
Beach Channel Drive is staying
as is. The DOT completed an
investigation and said, a survey
revealed a high volume of
pedestrians as well as vehicular
traffic at this location. Therefore,
no changes are recommended.
*****
Three police officers from
the 101 Precinct helped stage a
surprise marriage proposal last
week. The cops pulled over the
driver and his girlfriend and
ordered them from the car and
then told the male driver to open
the trunk. When he opened the
trunk out flew some balloons he
had stashed there knowing hed
be pulled over. The driver then
got down on his knee and popped
the question to the surprised and
happy soon-to-be fianc. Great
story that might have a bummer
ending. A PIX News report
claimed the NYPD said in an
official statement, "This incident is
being reviewed by the NYPD and
based on preliminary findings,
will be referred to the proper unit

for possible disciplinary action."


Cmon! Keep in mind community
relations!
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Mobi-mats have been installed
at Beach 142nd Street, bringing
great joy to a few people who
otherwise had no access to the
beach. Hats off to the Parks
Department for getting this done.
*****
The Queens Tribune supports
reactivation of the old Rockaway
Branch Line. More and more
mainlanders in Queens are
realizing that transportation is
a critical issue for the borough.
They wont support QRail to do us
any favors but if they realize theyll
benefit as well there just might
be a ray of hope. This is a real
boost for the advocates whove
championed the line for years.
*****
Sandy scammers named.
New York Attorney General, Eric
Schneiderman has charged GEB
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Pappalardo, a former director,
of altering engineering reports
that had been used to assess the
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was done so insurance payments
would be cut.
*****
Corey Kilgannon of the other
Times, the New York Times, did
a fun series on The Silver Gull
Beach Club. Its a trip back in time
and some locals get mentions.
The other Times sometimes does
some lazy and unfair reporting of
Rockaway but Kilgannon is always
on the mark.
*****
Before bike riding and pedestrian warfare breaks out (at
least in letters to the editor) lets
remember that Riis Park has no
bike lanes on its boardwalk and
things seem to work out just fine.
Be alert, considerate, and sensible.
And forgive the oblivious chances
are they will remain so.
*****
Thomas Brookins film, Fire
& Water about the connection
between firefighters and New York
surf history, will be screened at
the Long Beach Film Festival (179
East Park Avenue in Long Beach,
NY) at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, August
5. Tickets can be purchased at
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Binging
We live in Rockaway, so we
know what binging means,
right? It's that fabulous feeling
of starting out on a Friday night
and ending sometime Sunday
and wondering how we will top
the last 72 hours next weekend!
Packing in as much beach, reunion, pool and family fun as
we can possibly handle into one
short span of time. (Editor's: Or
starting out on a WEDNESDAY)
But thats not what I am talking
about this time. No, I am talking

about watching TV. Yes, thats


right, that type of binging. With
so many hot sunny days, beautiful
waves, sunsets and things going
on in Rockaway, I drew the curtains, locked the doors and stayed
hidden in my cave for a while; and,
watched TV.
This rejuvenating exercise
brought me back to some unbelievably good shows that I hated
myself for watching but couldnt
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Convention.
One of the wonders of modern
life is the ability to watch a shows
entire series from show one til
the end in one long sitting. The
On-Demand, Netflix, Amazon
Prime world has made this a reality. Back in the day there were only
a few TV stations (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11
and sometimes 13). And you had
to wait a whole week for the next
episode. Of course that made for
great water cooler conversation
about what might happen next
week. But today, you dont have to
wait a wait a week. Just one click to
the next episode, and presto.
My first introduction to this
mode of watching TV was Netflixs House of Cards; I was immediately drawn to President
Frank Underwood (F.U. to close
friends). But I expanded my binging to Homeland On Demand
and then discovered a plethora
of British shows on Netflix I had
never seen before. Foyles War,
Broadchurch, River all touched
a chord. Having devoured those
series I moved on to Bloodline,
Happy Valley, Luther. On Amazon
Prime I am mowing down Bosch.

Binging, I discovered from my


much younger brother is the way
that America watches TV. And I
do want to make America great
again, so I admit it, I binge. Albeit
not like the old days, but I guess
you can call this senior binging.
So if you have done the Open
Mic, gone to Whits for the steak or
got tired of the concessions nonstop fun, I highly recommend
changing your voice mail message,
drawing the curtains, stocking up
on ice cream, soda and chips and
binging!
The good news about this binging is that you will not wake up
with an excruciating headache
and aching bones. Your eyes may
be a little sore, but you will now be
enriched with exciting new stories
to tell friends at parties. And when
you find fellow bingers you will be
able to exchange shows you never
heard of and stay in the loop. Nothing to be ashamed of! Staying on
the couch all day I believe is good
for the soul from time to time. We
all do it, so when you see a fellow
binger, simply give them the conspiratorial wink to let them know
you know what they know about
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In a world plagued with


dark news, we could all use
a bit of love. Next week at the
Colony Theater, there will be
plenty of it at the 44th Annual
Breezy Point Teen Show.
The way things are in the
world right now, we need
love, Maryellen Barnes, director of the Teen Show since
she started it with Gert Hendry in 1972, said. Every night
at 8 p.m. starting Monday,
August 8 through the finale on
Friday, August 12, 135 teens
will come together to put on
a production showcasing the
theme, Its All About Love,
through song and dance.
From a performance of All
You Need is Love by the preteens, to a dance performance
of Love Runs Out by the
girls kickline and the boys,
to Seasons of Love sung by
the whole cast, the love will
be felt throughout the theater.
The theme may be different every year, but since the
beginning, Breezy Point residents, kids who participate
and those who have helped,
have fallen in love with this
Breezy Point tradition. The
Teen Show began in 1972 as a
way to give kids something to
do over the summer instead
of making bad choices. The
secretary of the co-op, Ruth

Clarke, asked me to help provide something productive for


the kids to do, Barnes said.
As a cast member of the traveling Broadway production of
Pippin, Barnes knew a thing
or two about musical productions. The first Teen Show
started out on a small scale
in the Breezy Point Catholic
Club, but has grown to a cast of
nearly 150 boys and girls who
perform each year in the Colony Theater, which can seat
200 people each night. Kids
can join when they become
pre-teens, at about 12 years
old and perform throughout
their teenage years. It really
is a rite of passage. You cant
wait until youre old enough
to be in the show, organizer
Angela DiLalla said. Several of those who help with the
show were once performers
themselves and many former
performers are now parents
of kids in the show. It really
is a phenomenon. Were going on our third generation of
families who have been in the
show, production assistant
Sue Valentine said.
Each summer, the Teen
Show provides kids with a
supportive outlet to show off
their talents, build their confidence and make friends in
the process. For some, its

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Rockaway Theatre Company


WELCOME TO LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
By Dan Guarino

We are what we are. And what


we are is an illusion!
With those opening lyrics, the
Rockaway Theatre Companys
production of La Cage Aux Folles
takes off with a bang.
The
comedy/musical/love
story opens on Friday, August
5, at 8 p.m. Running through
August 21, show times are Fridays and Saturdays, plus a performance on Thursday, August
11, at 8 p.m. Sunday shows start
at 2 p.m.
Reserve tickets at www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org
or
call 718-374-6400.
The basic story, La Cage Aux
Folles director John Gilleece
says, revolves around a young
man who is about to get married. He must introduce his fianc and her parents to his parents. But he is embarrassed by
his parents because they live an
alternate life-style.

Hes also worried because his


fianc's father is a strict Conservative politician. So the meeting
of these two families presents the
audience with many opportunities
for comparison -- and comedy.
Many people, Gilleece says, may
be familiar with the story from the
original French movie, adapted from a play. Or they know the
American version, The Bird Cage,
starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
Why else did he pick this play?
Because it has so many themes
that our audience can relate to.
What child has not been embarrassed by his or her parents? What
family has not dealt with issues of
love and respect?
The situation allows the audience to watch as the son learns
to respect and love his parents,
despite what many people would
consider their eccentric life-style.
In fact, as the character of Albin
says to Georges in the play, This
is all about love"

The RTC production is based on


the Broadway stage adaption with
a script by Harvey Fierstein and
lyrics/music by Jerry Herman.
I liked the soaring and sentimental songs Jerry Herman created for the show. I Am What I
Am and The Best of Times have
become iconic hits. But there are
many other tuneful love songs
and comic songs that help to reveal the emotions tugging at these
characters.
RTCs La Cage is not short on
dancing either.
Gilleece explains, I saw plenty of opportunities for dance in
this play -- and our audiences
love to watch good dances. The
Cagelles, a collection of talented men in drag in the play, have
several show-stopping production numbers which I am sure
our audiences will appreciate.
Our Cagelles have spent countless hours perfecting their songs
and dances to ensure that will
happen. And I have staged it so

Photo by Rob Mintzes


that many other characters sing
and dance also.
I also liked the comic dialogue
and situations. Many characters
are funny by themselves, many
lines of dialogue are hilarious
and many situations are examples of comic genius. It is a very
funny show.
Its a show that has been three
months in the making. But,
Gilleece says, Working with
this cast has been an absolute
pleasure. In fact, this is one of
the hardest-working casts I have
ever directed.
Finally, I liked the happy resolution of the familial conflicts and
the ultimate realization that we all
have to love and respect each other because, after all, we are what
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a way to deal with personal struggles. Each one of
these kids has a personal story that really makes the show
special. We all know whos
been through what, whether
good or bad and that comes
through, Barnes said. Im
also a guidance counselor and
thats what were doing here.
Were helping build their
self-esteem through music
and fun.
The show includes kids of all
skill levels. What I really love
is that everyone is accepted.
I had a brother with special
needs who was in the show for
many years. This year we have
two girls with Down syndrome
who are going to do splits on
stage, choreographer Bridget
Leonard said. One time Maryellens husband built a
ramp so my cousin who is in
a wheelchair could get on
stage, choreographer Megan
Esposito said.
A lot of time, sweat and hard
work goes into pulling off the
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Inside Look at the Riis Park Bathhouse


AND OPPORTUNITY AWAITS !
By Katie McFadden

The historic Riis Park Bathhouse, the old red brick


Art Deco building with the
recognizable twin octagonal
towers on top, has long gone
underutilized, but that may
change soon. A lot work of
has been going on to clean
up the mess that years of neglect and Hurricane Sandy
left behind and the National
Park Service is looking to put
the historic building to new
use, so the Rockaway Times
recently took a tour of this
iconic site.
The Riis Park Bathhouse,
listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has long
been an icon along the boardwalk of the peoples beach.
It was designed between
1930-31 by architect John L.
Plock and construction began in 1932. The project was

budgeted at $425,000, but it


wound up costing $530,000.
Construction wasnt officially completed until 1933, but
the building was officially
dedicated on August 6, 1932,
so it celebrates its unofficial
84th anniversary this weekend. When it was completed,

the building contained 8,100


mens and womens lockers,
washrooms, a medical clinic, a glass cover sun room,
two restaurants and a cafeteria, plus a concession to rent
chairs and umbrellas. When
Robert Moses took over the
New York City Department

of Parks and Recreation, Riis


Park, and the bathhouse, fell
under Parks Department jurisdiction and the area was
further developed with the
goal of replicating Moses
Jones Beach State Park. It
wasnt until 1974 that the National Park Service took over
with the establishment of the
Gateway National Recreation
Area.
Due to deterioration, the
Bathhouse has gone underutilized, with the exception of serving as a headquarters for the federal lifeguards.
Attempts were made to renovate the 40,000 square-foot
Bathhouse in the 1990s. Close
to $20 million went towards
asbestos removal, electrical
upgrades, window replacements, new elevators and
facade work but the fund-

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Local Handyman to Get Screen Time


By Katie McFadden

Artie, The DIYer

cause the first shoot was supposed to be in Arverne. They


came across my Facebook page
and website and saw I had a
good reputation, so they contacted me. We went back and
forth a bit, but I finally agreed
on a deal and they called me in
for the first show in Arverne,
Wallace said, adding that it
led to a second shoot. They

with us, so we feel strongly that


if the network continues with
the show, well be working together more, he said.
Wallace says the experience
made him more comfortable
on film. Im not one to be on
camera, but I felt comfortable working on the show and
it turned out to be an exciting
experience. I was hesitant at
first to see my face on TV, but
now Im kind of looking forward to it, he said. While he
waits for the show to air, Wallace has started his own video
project. Wallace, who writes
the DIYer column for the
Rockaway Times, has taken it
beyond print. He is working
with Susanne Max of Fabulous Finds and Refurbs and
filming his own DIY project
episodes called Quality Affordable Makeovers for YouTube. Its similar to what I do
with the DIYer, but on a larger
scale. Theyre projects for the
everyday person. Susanne is
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Sometime this late summer
or fall, TLC will premiere Hidden Money Makeover. Design
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their home makeover dreams
arent impossible. They help
turn clutter into cash, which
they use to transform a part
of their home. However, local
handyman Artie Wallace, and
his crew were selected to do
the brunt work behind some of
these makeovers and will appear on the show.
When the producers decided
to film an episode in Arverne,
they went on a search for local
construction crews. They were
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were happy working with me,


so they asked me to go to New
Jersey for another episode as
well.
Wallace filmed both episodes
with the crew in July. He says
he got to work alongside Cass
in several scenes and he and
his crew did much of the construction on site for each episode. We had to build walls,
put in doors, make a bookshelf, install shutters and other
things, Wallace said.
Wallace says it was a good
opportunity for exposure.
I thought it would be good
publicity and a nice chance to
show off my work in a big way.
I feel like its a big thing for
a local crew like ours to have
their work shown on national
television, he said. The airdate for the episodes has not
yet been announced, but if all
goes well with the pilot episodes, Wallace says he may get
more screen time. We had a
good experience with the producers and were happy to work
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Body Image
For months I have contemplated writing on this topic but I
was hesitant, not really knowing
enough about it or having experienced a negative body image
myself. I have always been happy with my flaws thinking this
is what God gave me and I am
not going to change anything.
I worked towards being strong
and feeling good. But I began to
become aware of others and their
inaccurate images of themselves.
Social media certainly doesnt
help anyone who feels the least
bit inadequate. Can we please

stop posting selfies or images


of ourselves in bikinis and yoga
poses with little clothing on our
body? It doesnt help us, it actually makes some people feel inferior or that they have to strive
to be this person. Sorry if this
becomes a rant but I am serious
about what we are creating in our
youth. They are beautiful just the
way they are and we dont want
to change their bodies. We want
to improve and create a healthy
lifestyle where they are solid in
their bodies, minds and spirits.
I was brought up in a family

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of seven children and we ate as


much food as we could get our
hands on. We also exercised six
days a week at the YMCA, swimming competitively and working up a really healthy appetite.
Never were we concerned about
our weight or what we looked
like because we felt pretty good
about ourselves being strong and
healthy. There was no such thing
as no carbs or gluten. The three
major group types: protein, carbs
and vegetables was all we needed on a daily basis. Dessert was
offered to us on Sunday evening
and oh what a treat it was: ice
cream sundaes. No one spoke
of dieting, just eating a balanced
diet, exercising and going to
church to thank God for this life.
Now I am living with my
grown-up college kids and they
are all very focused on what they
look like. They look at their portions and stay away from carbs.
They exercise six days a week and
are strong and healthy. This I am
very proud of, but I often question their reasons for keeping in
shape. Are they concerned about
what they look like or do they exercise and eat healthy because its

the right thing to do for their internal bodies? I am all about the
inner workings and not so much
about external. I do not practice
yoga with mirrors because it is
counterproductive to what I believe in. We work from the inside
and only then will the outside become and feel beautiful. I do not
believe in fasting, dieting or intense extremes of exercise. It is a
slow, steady and positive practice
of living with good intentions but
nothing excessive.
Practicing
yoga in the traditional way gives
me a foundation of awareness.
With this awareness I am happy,
content and full of gratitude for
this body and mind. There is no
such thing as perfect, in fact imperfection is normal. Let us teach
our children that they are beautiful and to work towards being
kind to one another. Less judgment and more praise. It is a work
in progress but be aware. We are
capable of change without extreme measures. This I know to
be true. Take time to listen, be
quiet and be in your own personal space deep within. Namaste
my friends. Be well, be happy, be
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it on repeat while they slept. They
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the death occurred, so they can
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Charles Sheen once spent over



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of Anaheim Stadium, determined
to catch a home run with three of
his friends. No home runs were hit
that day.
Jennifer Lawrence once drew

the bow and arrows she used
for training during "The Hunger
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Wordplay
RAA PRESENTS WORD WAVES
By Dan Guarino

Words wont fail you at Fort Tilden this Saturday. And youll get
a happy earful as a wave of words
and music are presented.
For the second year in a row the
Rockaway Artists Alliance presents
Word Waves, a vibrant mix of storytellers, comedians, poets and players. The event kicks off this Saturday, August 6, at RAAs T-7 Gallery
at 7 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
This promises to be an eclectic extravaganza, says organizer
and RAA Board member Victoria
Barber. Its an evening of inspiration, poetry, comedy, storytelling
and song. We bring together local
Rockaway artists and our old and
new friends.
Among those old friends are
Rick Patrick and Will Lee. Known
as Mr. Patrick and Master Lee, the
duo formed TalkingStick, an ever
changing group of spoken word
performers and musicians. A veritable variety show TalkingStick has

come to be world known and just


finished a nine year residency at
Manhattans Rubin Museum.
TalkingStick was in fact the inspiration for Word Waves. Invited to
play at Rockaway Artists Alliance
last year, they blew the audience
away. Performers were even invited to play at other places on the
peninsula.
Noting the reaction, RAA also
began to think of hosting similar
events. So Word Waves was born.
About this years event Barber
notes, Joining us from the Irish
American Writers and Artists
group are comediennes and playwrights Sarah Fearon and John
McDonagh.
John, she says, is known as the
Bard of Gridlock and is rumored
to have a Rockaway tale (in his repertoire). His original play Cabtivist
is in this years Fringe Festival, one
of the largest multi-arts festivals in
the country.
Fearon, who recently appeared
at the packed Impulsive Acts benefit at RAA, presents her own orig-

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York.
The Word Waves bill will also
boast performances by a variety of
storytellers, poets and writers. Taking the stage will be Michael Kusen,
Sandra Proto, George C. Pizzo and
Robin Bady.
Punctuating the show with music will be well-known local singer/
songwriters Jessie May of the band
Ethoscope, Jammin Jon Kiebon,
Frank Robbins and John Simonelli.
Book lover Marilyn Macron and
jack-of-all-trades performer/author Dan Guarino round out the
evening.
Word Waves audience can also
take home more than a good story
or song. The RAA Press Printmaking Studio will open up as a pop-up
bookstore with books and other
items from the featured performers, as well as music and fine art
prints.
Website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.
Before the show visitors can
also take a look at RAAs newest

exhibition, Forbidden Fruit. Subtitled Street Art in a National Park,


it showcases fourteen large scale
works in, outside of and around
the T-7 Gallery. Forbidden Fruit
was made possible by a grant from
the National Endowment for the
Arts. Chosen from over 30 submissions, the selected artists created
each of the paintings at RAA. Each
was created specifically for Forbidden Fruit, often with a Rockaway
theme. Many cleverly become part
of the Fort Tilden environment.
You couldnt ask for a better
back drop for Saturdays performance, said one RAA member.
It might be your funny bone that
gets tickled or your eyes that get
watery. There may be a song ringing in your brain or a story stuck in
your head.
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Eating Around The World:


In Rockaway
VODKA SAUCE BONANZA AT BOARDWALK PIZZERIA
By Pat Morgan

Is Vodka Sauce truly an Italian dish or was it invented right


here in the good ol U.S. of A?
We know for a fact that this
rich sauce, which is a combination of tomatoes, ham, dairy
and alcohol first appeared in
the 1970s, with penne as the
pasta of choice to absorb it. One
source states that it gained popularity during that decade when
a variation won a national recipe
contest in Italy. Another claims
that James Doty, a graduate of
Columbia University, was the
creator of the now famous dish,
Penne alla Vodka. Still, others
say that it was invented by vodka manufacturers who tried to
pass it off as Italian.
The combination of cream
sauce mixed with tomatoes or
red sauce is unusual in Italian
cooking because the acidity of
the tomatoes tends to make the

oil in the cream separate. Using


alcoholic beverages, particularly wine, is common in Italian cooking. So why the vodka?
Well, it serves as an emulsifier
or stabilizer, allowing the water and lipids to remain mixed
together. It is also thought to
release certain flavors from the
tomato that would otherwise be
inaccessible.
We do not know the exact
origin of Vodka Sauce, but we
do know that Boardwalk Pizza has taken it to the next level
by offering five different variations. Their version is made
fresh daily, which includes San
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Hydrant? What, Hydrant?

Traffic agents love to


flout the rules on Beach
129th Street. Too bad they
dont know that Tom Murphy catches them ever y

time. Maybe a Traffic super visor will see this pic


and tell the ticket writers
that parking near a hydrant
is a no-no.

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RWA Hosts Bike Bonanza


The event took place on July
17 on Rockaway Freeway between Beach 59th Street and
Beach 56th Place, where traffic
was shut down for the day. The
elevated A-train track made this
the perfect spot for the event,
as it is protected from rain and
shaded from the sun.
DOT sent a team of experienced staff and volunteers
who gave out more than 260
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Later in the afternoon, a trained
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local kids. The blender is filled
with the makings of a strawberry banana smoothie, and as the
bikes pedals move, so do the
blades of the blender, and voila, a
fresh smoothie is made.
This event was a part of a larger
community engagement initiative begun by RWA called Project
Underway. Project Underway
seeks to actively engage residents,
business owners, transit advocates, and government agencies
in working together to develop
a plan to better utilize the Rockaway Freeway under the MTA
A-Line to support local community initiatives and events like the
Queens Bike Bonanza.
The week prior to the bonanza, all students in the RWA Shore
Corps and Aqua 101 middle
school summer program were
also lucky enough to receive their
own brand new bikes through
the generosity of Bike New York

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Ask the
DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

ON SUGAR
Back in April one of my columns mentioned the 20152020 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans. It was produced by
the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) and
the Department of Agriculture
(USDA). Although the dietary
recommendations were mostly common sense, I would like
to go into more detail about
one of the recommendations
in the Guidelines. This recommendation is not-so-sweet advice for sugar lovers.
Sugar, specifically added
sugar, constitutes about 13.4
percent of daily calories for
American adults and about 17
percent for children and adolescents, despite the recom-

mendation that added sugar


not be above 10 percent of the
average daily caloric intake.
The American Heart Association (AHA) goes even further,
recommending limiting added
sugars to no more than 100 calories a day for women, 150 for
men. This is about five percent
of daily caloric intake or half
of what the Guidelines recommend. One 16-ounce Coke or
Pepsi would take care of the
entire daily consumption of
added sugar if 10 percent was
the recommendation that one
followed. Added sugars are
linked to obesity but also increase the risk of high blood
pressure, inflammation, abdominal fatness, elevated lipid

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levels, type 2 diabetes, heart


disease and some cancers.
In the typical US diet, 31
percent of added sugars come
from snacks and sweets and 47
percent come from added sugar in beverages (excludes milk
and 100 percent fruit juice).
Twenty-five percent of added
sugars come from sweetened
soda alone. Some sugar can
appear in natural products like
fruits and dairy products but
consumption of these products is not limited because
of the other nutrients they
contain that are needed for a
healthy diet.
Increasingly the government
is looking for ways to control
our diets, if not most aspects
of our life. As I have said before the government assumes
that we are too stupid to make
our own dietary decisions, and
perhaps that may be true for
some individuals. The government has aimed its regulatory
cannon at added sugar and in
particular sugary sodas. That
cannon consists of public education, portion-size control
(remember Mayor Mike?), tax-

ation, package labeling and


access restriction in schools
and at the workplace. In 2010
the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids
Act was passed and its Smart
Snacks in School standards
resulted in limiting access to
junk food and sugary drinks
for kids. In addition many
fast food chains have dropped
sugary drinks from their kids
menus. All this is designed
to reduce childhood obesity,
which of course is a good idea.
However, in my opinion, it
should be the parents and not
the government determining
what a child eats.
So try to limit your daily consumption of added sugar to
200 calories for a woman, 300
for a man. Of course if you are
diabetic that number should
be zero. Talk to your doctor or
a dietician if you need help adjusting your diet. For further
information go to the website www.health.gov/DietaryGuidelines
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Gateway Proposing
Riis Parking
Increases
SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT

Joseph F. Keenan
Attorney At Law

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Phone: (718) 747 8850


jfkeenan@joekeenanlaw.com

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114-04 Beach Channel Drive Suite 9


Rockaway Park, New York 11694

Gateway National Recreation Area is proposing


to increase camping and
parking fees, which locally
means that the parking fees
would rise at Riis Park in
the 2017 season. Gateway
is also providing a public
engagement period regarding these increases, allowing residents and visitors to
provide feedback.
The proposed 2017 fees for
Riis Beach are $15 per day,
$75 per season, $30 per oversize car per day and $150
per oversize car per season.
(The fees are currently $10
per day, $65 per season, $20
per oversize car per day and
$135 per oversize car per
season). The park charges per vehicle, not per person. Visitors with Senior
or Access Passes would be
charged half price for parking, as they are currently.
The hours of collection are 7
a.m. to 6 p.m.

According
to
Gateway Superintendent Jen
Nersesian, the money received from the increased
parking fees will help improve visitor facilities and
ser vices.
Gateways public engagement period on the proposed fee increase runs
from Friday, July 29 through
Monday, September 5, 2016.
Feedback will be accepted
via email at Fee_increase@
nps.gov, or via US mail at the
following address:
Office of the Superintendent
Gateway National Recreation Area
ATTN: Proposed Parking
Fee Increase
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York
10305
Gateway states that they
will consider all opinions before making a final decision.

The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

Page 29

HOME ALONE PART I

This past week Grace and


my youngest daughter Victoria have been down in Virginia visiting with Grace's
sister, Maryellen.
This
has left me at home with
my oldest daughter Amy,
who, being 21, only visits
the homestead sporadically when she is not working or hanging out with her
friends. Don't get me wrong,
I am not complaining. After
all, just like Amy, I was 21
years old once upon a time
in a galaxy very far away and
I recall that, just like her, I
was never home. Of course,
I was never home because I
was in the United States Marine Corps but that is a story
for another time. As Grace
and Vicky pulled away from
our house on West 12th
Road early Monday morning I slowly realized that
in a matter of minutes, just
like Macaulay Culkin in the
1990 film, I would be "home

alone" and free to undertake


whatever adventures I chose
unbridled by the shackles of
familial obligations.
Our goodbyes said, I
walked back inside the
house closing the front
door behind me and our
dog Zach strolled down the
stairs from the second floor
with a guilty look on his face
and his tail between his legs
and plopped his 70 pound
lab-mix carcass on the tiled
kitchen floor. Right then and
there I should have known
something was wrong but
all I could think about was
jumping back into bed and
sleeping until noon. I made
my way upstairs but as
soon as I entered the bedroom I realized sleeping in
would not be an immediately available option as my
friend Zach apparently had
a bout of diarrhea and deposited a huge mess on the
bedroom's hardwood floor.
Thirty minutes later with
the bedroom floor completely cleaned, scrubbed
and sanitized I jumped into
bed and stretched out fully intending to head right
to the land of nod when I
spied the clock on the bed
stand which now read 6:25
a.m. I suddenly realized
that it was Monday, a work
day for the contractors raising the street on West 12th
Road and Victoria's car was
still parked in front of the
house and had to be moved
off the block by 7 a.m. I
quickly got dressed again
and went downstairs where

I ran into Amy who was on


her way to work. "Dad, it
looks like rain, do you think
you could drive me over to
Rockaway for work?"
No big deal I thought, I had
to move Vicky's car anyway
so I told her to hurry up and
meet me outside in the car.
After stopping at All American Bagel and Barista Co.,
where I bought Amy breakfast, I headed to the Cross
Bay Bridge where I realized that Vicky's E-Z Pass
was nowhere to be found
in the car. Thirty minutes
and $8 in tolls later I returned to Broad Channel
where I finally found a
space and parked on the
Cross Bay Boulevard median down by 16th Road and
limped home with my cane
arriving back at the house
around 7:45 a.m. where I
heard the phone ringing.
Thinking perhaps Grace
and Vicky had encountered
a problem en route to Vir-

ginia I quickly answered the


phone only to be greeted by
a recorded voice advising
me that if I or any member
of my household received
government
assistance
we qualified for a free cell
phone at taxpayer expense.
Somewhat annoyed but
happy in the knowledge that
my taxes are being put to
good use, I terminated the
call and was about to head
back upstairs, still intent on
catching a few more hours
of sleep, when "Nibby," one
of our four cats waltzed up
to me and began whining
to be fed. Then it dawned
on me, I still had four cats,
two turtles, a guinea pig, a
bearded dragon and a dog to
be fed and three litter boxes to be cleaned. And that
my friends, is when things
started to really go downhill! Stay tuned.
Broad Channel, why would
anyone want to live anywhere else?

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The Rockaway Times

Twig Letters
!

Step 4: Cut your twigs to fit


your design and glue them to
your letter/design. Hot glue is
best, but for indoor use Elmers
or wood glue can work. Glue
your pieces in as you go. When
gluing your twigs, have a pattern
in mind and layer your twigs if
needed (to add more design).
Step 5: Once your design is
complete, allow to dry thoroughly, then coat with a fast
drying brush-on lacquer. If
you're going to keep your twig
letter/design outdoors, apply
three coats of lacquer to protect
it from the weather.
Some of the things you can
make with twig letters/design:
wall art, initial for wall or in
front of your house, your house
number for your front lawn, the
list goes on. So use your imagination and you might be surprised
at what you can come up with.

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For
Over

Years

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Car Detail ent
tm
by appoin ay
only Tuesd ay
d
and Thurs

Here is a project you can do


with the kids, best of all you can
start it on a nice day and finish it
on a rainy day
Step 1 is the easiest. On a nice
day, take a walk in a park and
collect as many twigs as you
can. Collect different sizes and
shapes, youll never know what
you will need when you start
making your twig letter.
Step 2: Draw out, on a piece of
oak tag (or wood if your twig letter will be outdoors), your letter
or design that you want to make
with the twigs. If you would like
your twig letter/design to have
a full back (for multiple letters/
numbers or to frame your design) use wood (outside use) or
cardboard (inside use) and skip
step 3.
Step 3: Carefully cut out your
letter/design.

60

ty

By Artie Wallace

The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

Page 31

Spotted:

Rocking The Rockaway Times Tee

Nancy Gentile and Toni Geraghty make the Rockaway Hall of Fame by wearing their
Rockaway Times t-shirts in Nashville. Brian Boyle is about to set sail in full RT-naval
regalia. And Jon Antis was spotted at the Dark Star Orchestra in Brooklyn. Another
shirt was spotted on a fellow riding a bike but the dog in the basket, Scooter, upstaged
the shirt!
The Rockaway theatre company, inc.
Proudly Presents

The moods Contagious,


You can bring your whole outrageous entourage!

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman

900

Served 12 - 3pm weekdays

Book by Harvey Fierstein


Based on the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret
Adapted for film as The Birdcage

Director- John Gilleece Music Director-Richard Louis-Pierre


th

Choreographer-Nicola DePierro-Nellen

Aug. 5 , 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th @ 8:00 PM


Matinees- Aug. 7th, 14th and 21st @ 2:00 PM
For best seats call RTC Hotline at 718-374- 6400 or
visit our website www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

Tickets: Adults-$20.00 /Seniors -$15.00

Due to adult content, children under 15 will not be admitted without parent.
All performances are given at The Post Theater, Bldg T4, Ft. Tilden, NYSupported, in part, by public funds from NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Councilman Eric Ulrich
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French, 235 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10003

Sunday - Thursday - 12pm -10pm


Friday & Saturday - 12pm -11pm

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

Friday, August 5, 3:30 p.m.


to 7 p.m.

WATER FESTIVAL
Beach 108th Hockey Rink
Fun-filled day with inflatables, games
and refreshments.

Friday, August 5, 7 p.m.

BEACH CAMPFIRE WITH A RANGER


Riis Park Bay 9
Bring a blanket or chair and fixins for
smores.

Join for meditation followed by yoga


class at Bay 2 near the bathhouse.
Donations welcomes, Yoga $10.

Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.


to 1 p.m.

DOGGY ICE CREAM PARTY


Beach 92nd and Shore Front Parkway
Doggy ice cream, musical chairs
contest, raffles, 50/50, giveaways.

Saturday, August 6, 3 p.m.

JELLO WRESTLING CONTEST


Playland Motel
97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Dress as a super hero and compete
in the jello wrestling contest!
Participants drink free. Live music.

Friday, August 5, 7 p.m.

SUNSET PADDLE W/ A-TEAM


The Cove, Breezy Point
Join A-Team for a sunset paddleboard
excursion. Bring your own board for
free or rent one for $30. Call A-Team
for details 718-945-0300

Saturday, August 6, 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR FILM: WALL-E


58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Free outdoor family film with RWA.

DREAMLAND ROLLER DISCO


PARTY
Beach 108th Hockey Rink
Bring skates and skate for free or rent
a pair.

Saturday, August 6, 8 a.m.

Saturday, August 6, 7 p.m.

Friday, August 5, 9 p.m.

YOGA ON THE BEACH


Beach 108th
Join Helen Kilgallen for this free
hatha yoga class.

RAAS WORDWAVES
sTudio 7 Fort Tilden
Join for a night of poetry, comedy,
storytelling and song.

Saturday, August 6, 8:30


a.m.
MEDITATION & YOGA
Riis Park Bay 2

Towers for a yoga class. Bring a mat


or towel.

Sunday, August 7, 8 p.m.

Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

MOVIE NIGHT: GOOSEBUMPS


Beach 17th & Seagirt
Family-friendly film. Bring a chair or
towel. Popcorn will be served.

Wednesday, August 10, 1:30


p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DEAD HORSE BAY PADDLE


Gateway Marina
Join a ranger on a kayak excursion of
Dead Horse Bay and Plumb Beach.
Ages 6+. Call 718-3383799 to reserve.

August 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19,


20, 8 p.m.
August 7, 14, 21, 2 p.m.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Post Theatre Fort Tilden
See the RTCs latest musical. Call
(718) 374-6400 or go to www.
rockawaytheatrecompany.org for
tickets.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

ZUMBA WITH MAXIE


Beach 17th Street Performance Space
Free dance workout.

Thursdays, 7 p.m.

ZUMBA UNDER THE STARS


Beach 108 Hockey Rink
Join Lisa G for this free dance
workout.

BEACH YOGA
Beach 105th Street
Join Kevin from Dayton

MEDITATION & YOGA


Beach 106 Concession

RIIS PARK KAYAKING


Riis Landing, Bayside Free kayaking
with NPS. Ages 6 and up with an adult.

Saturdays, 8 a.m.

ROCKAWAY WALKS
Beach 19th Street Boardwalk
Join Councilman
Richards on this walking exercise
program.

Mondays, 6 p.m.

WCNY BASKETBALL NIGHT


Martin de Porres HS
140 Beach 112th Street
Play basketball with 100
PCT officers.
All ages welcome.

Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.


OPEN MIC
Connollys Beach 95th

Tuesdays and Thursdays,


7:30 p.m.
AL-ANON
First Congregational
Church
320 Beach 94th Street

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30


a.m.
CAMP GATEWAY RANGER
ADVENTURE
Floyd Bennett Field Campfire Ring
Nature walk, games and exploration
for kids 6-12.
Call (718) 338-3799 to reserve.

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The Rockaway Times

The first championship shirts


for the 2016 St. Francis Summer Classic have been awarded following the Graybeard
Championships last Thursday.
Both games, in the Legends
and Young Guns divisions,
were close and hard-fought in
an oven-like atmosphere.
Meanwhile, Rock Park AllStars completed the Men's
Open regular season undefeated. Quarterfinals are tonight
with semi finals on August 11
and the championship on August 18. Women's Open playoffs begin this Monday and
Tuesday, with the championship on August 15. GOAT leads
the way.
The other divisions finish
regular season play this week,
and then begin playoffs on

August 15, with championships on August 16, 18, and 19.


We are thankful for our many
coaches who volunteer their
time to guide our younger
players.
Two weeks left so don't
miss out on the action at the
St. Francis Summer Classic.
(Report submitted by KEITH
GOLDBERG, CYO COORDINATOR 718-281-9550, KGOLDBERG@DIOBROOK.ORG)

The Rockaway Times

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

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TLC3137 LLC. Art. of Org. filed with
the SSNY on 03/17/16. 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, 31-18 37th Street,
Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: Any lawful
purpose.
Contempo Dog, LLC Arts of Org filed
with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on
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LLC upon whom process may be served.
SSNY shall mail copy of process to the
Registered Agent: Delaney Corporate
Services, Ltd. 99 Washington Ave Ste.
805A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any
lawful activity.
Be Rockaway Enterprises LLC Articles
of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY)
1/04/2016. Office in Queens Co. SSNY
desig. agent of LLC upon whom process
may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of
process to 114-04 Beach Channel Dr.,
Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Purpose:
Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of NY
Choice One LLC, Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of
New York (SSNY) on 06/01/2016. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY
shall mail process to NY Choice One
LLC, 83-73 Daniels Street, Queens,
NY 11435. Any lawful purpose.

Anchor Pest Services, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/4/16.
Office location: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process
against the LLC may be served. SSNY
shall mail process to The LLC, P.O. Box
#604574, Bayside, NY 11360. General
purpose.

Notice of Formation of Prestige Unlimited LLC, Articles of Organization filed


with the Secretary of State of New York
(SSNY) on 01/26/2016. Office location
Queens, NY. SSNY designated as
agent of LLC upon whom against it may
be served. SSNY shall mail process to
Prestige Unlimited LLC, 50-50 Broadway APT 3B Woodside, NY11377. Any
lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of PO Trade Capital, LLC Articles of Organization Filed


with the Secretary of State of New York
(SSNY) on 05/26/2016. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY designated
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on 04/15/16. Office in Queens
County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom
process against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail process to the LLC,
14715 NORTHERN BLVD APT 3G
Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any
lawful purpose.

Bouvant Stuar t LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY


on 3/23/16. Office location:
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SSNY shall mail process to The
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PYRAMID CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LLC Art. Of Org. Filed


Sec. of State of NY 1/18/2013
and a name amendment filed on
2/10/2014. Off. Loc.: Queens Co.
Bilal Cheema designated as agent
upon whom process against it may
be served. SSNY to mail copy of
process to The LLC, 6608 Austin
St. 1B, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of formation of STARORION, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed
with the Secretary of State of New
York (SSNY) on 06/16/2016. Office
location: Queens County. SSNY
has been designated for service of
process. SSNY shall mail a copy of
any process served against the LLC
to P.O. Box 1083, Manhasset, NY
11030. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

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LEGAL NOTICES
NANCY HERSH FAMILY LLC. Art.
of Org. filed with the SSNY on
06/09/16. Latest date to dissolve:
12/31/2099. 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
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This Week in History


AUGUST 4
Keith Green was born.
1892 - Lizzie Borden's father and
stepmother were killed with an axe
in Fall River, Mass.
1944 - Anne Frank and her family
were found hiding in Amsterdam by
Nazis.
AUGUST 5
James Supple was born.
Mike Dalton was born.
Anne Murphy was born.
1861 - For the first time, the U.S.
government levied an income tax.
1962 - Marilyn Monroe died.
AUGUST 6
John Grillo was born.
Janice Ameruso was born.
1945 - The first atomic bomb
used in warfare was dropped on
Hiroshima, Japan.
1997 - British Prime Minister Tony
Blair and Sinn Fein president Gerry
Adams meetthe first time in 76
years that a British leader and an IRA
ally meet.
AUGUST 7
Jim Cunningham was born.
2000 - Sen. Joseph Lieberman of

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Conn., was selected by Al Gore to


be the first Jewish vice-presidential
candidate on a major party ticket.
2007 - Barry Bonds passes Hank
Aaron on baseballs all-time
homerun list. The record is discredited by many because of Bonds
alleged steroid use.

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AUGUST 8
Tom McVeigh was born.
Michael Foley was born.
Terri Bennett was born.
1876 - Thomas Edison patented the
mimeograph machine.
1974 - President Nixon announced
he would resign the following
day as a result of the Watergate
scandal.
AUGUST 9
Thomas Pulkowski was born.
1936 - Jesse Owens became the first
American to win four gold medals in
one Olympics.
1995 - Jerry Garcia, lead singer and
guitarist of the Grateful Dead, died.
AUGUST 10
1977 - David Berkowitz was arrested
for the Son of Sam killings,
1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg was
sworn in as the second female U.S.
Supreme Court justice.

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2 p.m.

Beach, Bands and Art

-Music fills the beach at Riis Park


Beach Bazaar with Weeping Icon,
Youthquake, No Ice, The Teen Age
and DJ Music by High Waisted.
By Dan Guarino

Summer in Rockaway is the


natural habitat of all things music, art and fun!
Take a look at these places to
be, art and performances to enjoy and musicians to hear.
Thursday, August 4
12 noon

5 p.m.

-Meet at the Dredsurfer Grill


for Salsa on the Beach featuring
Conjunto Sabor. On the Boardwalk at Beach 17th Street.
6 p.m.

-Its the Brocharos at Caracas!


7 p.m.

- This week Rock! Away! at Riis


Park beach Bazaar presents The
Rizzos, The Mad Doctors of King
Pizza Records will and Walker and The Brotherhood of The
Grape!

-Expect a flood of music, spoken word and storytelling as


Word Waves 2 rolls into the T-7
Gallery at the Rockaway Artists
Alliance. Fort Tilden.
-Come out for Wine With Sue
at Community House.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

-The Bungalow Bar has live


music on deck every Thursday
with Bobby & Friends.

-Cool Hand Lou and the


Downtown Daddy-Os rock the
Captains Gig pub at the Breezy
Point Surf Club.

Friday, August 5

-Theres live acoustic music


followed by DJs at Bungalow Bar
every Friday afternoon.
6 p.m.

-Be at Caracas for a great show


by Fools Night out!
7 p.m.

- Bring your instruments and


singing voices for Campfire Fridays. Every week at Riis Park
Beach Bazaar. Hosted by the one
and only Loreen Leigh and her
ukulele.
-Enjoy live music and good
food at Community House.
8 p.m.

-Opening night! La Cage Aux


Folles bursts onto the stage at
the Rockaway Theatre Company
at Fort Tilden!
9 p.m.

-Breezy brothers TK and Kerry


play it all with energy and style
as Thai Rock present the Kearney
Brothers Band.
Saturday, August 6

-Theres even more live acoustic music followed by DJs every


Saturday afternoon at Bungalow
Bar.

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8 p.m.

-Jimmy Dowd hosts Walker and the Brotherhood of the


Grape at the Bayview Grille and
Marina.
9 p.m.

-August West: A Tribute to the


Grateful Dead comes to Thai
Rock.
Sunday, August 7
2 p.m.

-Enjoy the Bay, live acoustic


music and more at Bungalow
Bar. Every Sunday.
-Riis Park Beach Bazaar brings
on Butt Sand, The Shipwrecks, DJ
High Waisted, Flesh and Dead
Leaf Echo.
4 p.m.

-Countryswag.com presents
Rob Bellamy, live at Community
House.
5 p.m.

-Catch the one, the only True


Brit playing the Captains Gig
pub at the Breezy Point Surf Club.
6 p.m.

-Viva calamari! Squid Trio


plays Caracas.
-Spin with DJ Mouse every
Sunday at Bungalow Bar.

-Jump and jive with Swing Fest


at B97th Street Concession.
6:30 p.m.

-Celebrate pianist/vocal Mike


Tedescos new EP Put To Rest
as he plays over at Thai Rock.
Monday, August 8

-Bring your instrument and


voice or just come and listen. Its
Acoustic Open Mic every Monday at Kerry Hills Pub.
Tuesday, August 9
5 p.m.

-Lose the weekday blues with


Killer Karaoke with DJ Frankie
at Riis Park Beach Bazaar. Every
Tuesday!
7 p.m.

-House on the Rock Church, 9108 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,


presents local and international
artists and other activities as they
launch Caf Nights, an adults-only night out every Tuesday.
8 p.m.

-Guy Nevirs of Squid hosts one


of the best Open Mics in town
every Tuesday night at Connollys! Come out and play!
Thursday, August 11
12 noon

-Hello, Thursday! Its time for


Rock! Away! at Riis Park beach
Bazaar. Local DJs, bands and
artists rule.
7 p.m.

-Modern folk/jazz, funk and


world rhythms? Its the Toby Tobias Ensemble at Thai Rock.
Performance News:
-The riotous, the musical, the
fabulous La Cage Aux Folles is
here! August 5 to 21 at the Rockaway Theatre Company. Reserve
tickets at www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.
-Word Waves, a stunning night
of music, comedy and storytelling,
hits the Rockaway Artists Alliance
T-7 Gallery on Saturday, August
6, 7 p.m. Featuring Sarah Fearon,
John McDonagh, Sandra Proto,
Michael Kusen, George Pizzo, Rick
Patrick and Master Lee from TalkingStick, Marilyn Macron, Robin
Brady, John Simonelli, Jessie Mae,
Frank Robbins, Jon Kiebon and
Dan Guarino!

Art Beat:
-New York Arbor gallery, at
Beach 114th and RBB, hosts its
first annual Summer Show! Featured artists Linda Brandwein,
Susan Graham, Roberta Lawson,
Christopher Saucedo and Joel
Stoehr evoke the essence of the
summertime season. Gallery
hours Tuesday-Friday 6 p.m. to
sundown; Saturday/Sunday 3 to
8 p.m. through August 15.
-Topless gallerys newest exhibitions feature artists Gavin
Kenyon and Aude Pariset, and
the Heatsink, with Michael
Freeman Badour and Liam
Crockard.
Gallery hours every Saturday
and Sunday from 12 to 7 all summer. At Beach 91st Street and
Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
- The Rockaway Artists Alliance
and MoMA PS 1 team up for two
amazing exhibitions under one
banner, Rockaway, at Fort Tilden.
Rockaway Artists Alliance
presents Forbidden FruitStreet Art in a National Park,
featuring large-scale works created by fourteen diverse artists
in RAAs galleries, exclusively
for this show. They range in, out
and around RAAs T-7 Gallery.
Just off Fort Tildens beach
artist, Katharina Grosse has
transformed the old Aquatics Building into an immense,
breathtaking painting. The exhibition was curated by Klaus
Biesenbach and hosted by
MoMA PS1.
RAAs gallery hours are Saturday/Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. and
by special arrangement. Katharina Grosses work can be viewed
at all hours Fort Tilden is open.
Got info on exhibitions coming
up and musicians playing Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it
to Workingstories@aol.com with
the subject line "BBA"!! Please
include band/musician name,
performance or exhibition title,
location, date and time. Well be
glad to hear from you!
Dan Guarino is a Broad Channel resident, community journalist, performing singer/musician/
songwriter, author, creator of
Who's Playing, actor/performer,
exhibiting artist, photographer,
event organizer, President of the
Rockaway Artists Alliance and
dedicated supporter of all things
art and music in Rockaway/BC.

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RIIS PARK

Continued from Page 13


ing eventually ran out and
the work stopped. Between
years of neglect, damage
from Tropical Storm Irene
and then even more destruction by Hurricane Sandy, the
bathhouse has seen better
days. But there may be bright
days ahead for this historic
buildings future.
Since December, Lee Construction has been cleaning
up the space, conducting
renovations and making the
building more storm resilient.
The contractor filled about
35 to 40 dumpsters with debris and deteriorated material
from the building, including
bird droppings and bird carcasses. Work is expected to
be completed by late November. Theyve been doing a lot
of Sandy recovery work and
repairs. Instead of fixing the
building completely, theyre
making the building more resilient by adding roll up doors
on the first floor so that water could flow through in the
event of another storm and
cleaning out the second and
third floors for whatever leasing opportunity comes this
way, Jennifer Nersesian, superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area, said.
That leasing opportunity
will be open to anyone who
is looking to put the building
to good use. In recent years,
Riis Park has started to come
back to life with the addition
of the concessions brought in
through the Riis Park Beach
Bazaar, and now NPS is look-

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016


ing for an outfit to add to the
revitalization of Riis by doing something with the four
buildings and two courtyards
at the bathhouse site.
It is expected that within
the next month or two, NPS
will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for interested
parties to propose ideas. Details about the RFP have not
yet been disclosed, but it will
be open to anyone who is interested in putting the work
into this large project, while
maintaining the historic aspects. There are certain criteria that must be met, such
as compatibility of the proposal's intended use with respect to preservation, protection and visitor enjoyment of
the park, financial capability,
and experience. Since this is a
historic property the compatibility of the proposal with the
historic qualities of the property is also a selection criterion, Daphne Yun of Gateways
Public Affairs office said.
The interior of the building would require modification, which is permitted,
as long as the historical aspects are maintained. A maximum of a 60-year lease can
be offered, but NPS may give
shorter leases higher consideration. Well probably look
for the shortest lease just to
try whatever it is out, Nersesian said. Proposals would
also have to include a way to
accommodate the lifeguards
that occupy the building in
the summer.
On Friday, July 29, the Rockaway Times took a tour of this

historic space as Nersesian,


Yun and a representative from
Lee Construction led the way
through the three floors of
the main building. With the
exception of the lifeguard
area and bathrooms, most
of the first floor is now open
and aired out. The contractor will install roll-up gates
that can enclose the area,
but will allow for water to
roll through the building in
the event of a future storm.
NPS encourages those who
provide proposals to utilize
this first floor area, but suggest it be filled with items
that could easily be removed
in the event of a storm. The
second floor of the building
maintains the historic light
blue tiling but much of the
flooring has been removed,
due to damage and several
years of birds remains collecting over time, but there
are no more signs of that other than inside the two towers

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on the third floor. When inside the second floor, youre


able to grasp the idea of just
how long the building is as
the east and west wings seem
to extend beyond sight when
standing in the middle.
The buildings third floor
will likely be the biggest
selling point for any investor. The view cant be beat.
Aside from the towers, the
third floor contains a wideopen floor space that would
make the perfect spot for
a rooftop bar, restaurant
or dance space as it overlooks the ocean. We were
lucky enough to spot some
dolphins swimming along
beyond the lifeguards who
were training on the overcast weekday. The Bathhouse could be the next Riis
Park hotspot depending on
who leases it and what they
do. More details about the
RFP will be in the Rockaway
Times once it is released.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

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2016 Summer Olympics


WE SHOULD WATCH IT REGARDLESS

By Pat Morgan

The Olympics doesn't have


the same impact it did when
we only had seven television
stations and the stage was a
proxy conflict between Cold
War superpowers.
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the
Games of the XXXI Olympiad, but commonly known as
Rio, is mired in controversy:
The Zika scare causing top
athletes to boycott, a Brazilian economy that has deteriorated since it was selected
to host in its 2009 economic heyday, its current economic instability, doping by
the Russians, drug-resistant super bacteria found
in Rios polluted water that
may interfere with a number of sports, plus security
concerns about protecting
athletes and fans. Organizations have even called for
the games to be cancelled.
There are plenty of reasons
NOT to watch these games.
Regardless of these detriments, our country is still
sending our young women
and men there to participate. After years of preparation and countless hours of
training, these athletes are
competing to achieve their
dream - standing proudly on
the podium, with a medal
(preferably gold) displayed
prominently on their chest
while listening to an instrumental version of our national anthem. If watching
that doesn't raise the hairs

on the back of your neck,


nothing else will.
We must not forget that the
event has a history of tragedy and controversy, which
dates back as far as 1908:
The 1936 Olympics in Germany where Hitler sought to
exploit the games for propaganda purposes, the 1972
games in Munich where Palestinian terrorists murdered
11 Israeli athletes, coaches
and judges, the 1980 US boycott of the Moscow Summer
games and the 1984 reciprocation where the former
Soviet Union boycotted the
Los Angeles games.
Despite the checkered history and current situation,
we must see the positive. We
need to support our young
men and women by watching these games. It's tough
during the summer because
of time spent on the beach or
boardwalk, out-of-town vacations and travelling. But if
there is a will, there is a way.
Everyone has either cable or
satellite service that come
with DVR boxes. Most people have smart phones and
NBC has an app where you
can watch on their smartphone or tablet (the app is
available for free at your respective download store).
NBC also has it streaming
live on their website, nbc.
com. For all of you techies,
NBC will be broadcasting
85 hours of it in 360-degree
virtual reality to owners of
Samsung smartphones who
also have compatible Samsung Gear VR headsets.
So, there is a lot to get excited about. There are over
10,000 elite athletes representing 206 countries,
competing in 42 Olympic
sports. Longtime favorite
events such as swimming,
gymnastics, track and field,
beach volleyball and soccer
are joined by new additions
like golf and rugby sevens,
which are making its Olympic returns. There are the

more famous athletes, like


Michael Phelps returning
for a record fifth Olympics,
Gymnast Gabby Douglas,
one of the Fierce Five from
the 2012 London Olympics
and the Mens National
Basketball Team, that looks
like an NBA All-Star roster.
Then there are the breakout stars such as track and
field prodigy, Trayvon Bromell and gymnast Simone
Biles. If it wasnt for her
recent appendicitis, local
runner Kerri Gallagher may
have been going to Rio, but
Rockapulco Run regular and
1500-meter champ, Matt
Centrowitz, will be making
his return to the big games
with the US Track team.
We should use this an opportunity to spend time
with our children or grandchildren or with our friends

and family. No one collects


stamps or coins anymore,
which for many in my generation allowed us to discover where places like
Upper Volta were. This is
an opportunity for the kids
to learn about the world as
well as new and different
sports. Perhaps one day we
can write an article in the
Rockaway Times about a local athlete's experience of
winning a gold medal.
The Rio Olympic Games
2016 begins on Friday, August 5 and ends on Sunday, August 21. The full
television schedule can be
found at nbcolympics.com/
full-schedule
By the way, the Rio 2016
Paralympic Games start on
September 7 and end on
September 18. Yet another
good cause to support.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016

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The Pipeline:
Uncle Sams Surf & Surplus
By Katie McFadden

Left, left, left right left. March


on down to Rockaway Beach.
Youll feel like a recruit as soon
as you step into Uncle Sams
Surf & Surplus (USSS) by Beach
92nd Street. Theyve put a new
twist on the surf shop concept
by also providing military inspired apparel and gear.
Rockaway Park resident Lou
Harris, a self-taught surfer of
10 years, opened USSS in May
along with Richard Geist. Geist,
the CEO of the 20-year-old Uncle Sams Army Navy Outfitters
shop in Manhattan, brought
the idea to Harris after coming down to Rockaway. My
girlfriend, Danielle, is the district manager of the Manhattan shop and Richard came out
here for her birthday one year
and saw people wearing camo.
He knew I surf and suggest-

ed that we combine the two,


Harris said. Rockaway Beachs
USSS is now one of five Uncle
Sams shops in New York and
Toronto.
At USSS youll find Army/
Navy apparel from 26 countries
including things like jackets,
shirts, shorts, pants, bathing

Surf Conditions
Sunday, August 7

Avg. Water Temp:


74-76 Degrees
Thursday, August 4

83 Degrees/ Mostly Sunny


Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 5:09 a.m./ 5:24 p.m.
High Tide: 11:31 a.m./ 11:37 p.m.

78 Degrees/ Sunny
Swell: 1-2 ft
Low Tide: 3:11 a.m./ 3:17 p.m.
High Tide: 9:13 a.m./ 9:23 p.m.

83 Degrees/ Sunny
Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 5:46 a.m./ 6:09 p.m.
High Tide: 12:16 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Tuesday, August 9

Monday, August 8

78 Degrees/ Mostly Sunny


Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 3:52 a.m./ 4:00 p.m.
High Tide: 9:59 a.m. /10:07 p.m.

83 Degrees/ Sunny
Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 6:26 a.m./ 7:00 p.m.
High Tide: 12:22 a.m. / 1:01 p.m.

Saturday, August 6

Wednesday, August 10

84 Degrees/ Scattered Thunderstorms


Swell: 1-2 ft
Low Tide: 4:31 a.m./ 4:42 p.m.
High Tide: 10:45 a.m./ 10:52 p.m.

83 Degrees/ Sunny
Swell: 1 ft
Low Tide: 7:13 a.m./ 8:01 p.m.
High Tide: 1:08 a.m. / 1:46 p.m.

suits and even underwear, as


well as useful gear. We sell a
lot of things that we survived
on during Sandy, Harris said.
These items include Ready-toEat meals, tents, cots, sleeping bags, canteens, lanterns,
flashlights and other items that
could be used for survival, or
maybe even a camping trip.
If youre looking for accessories for a costume, they have
things like gas masks and grenades. Heavy-duty multi-compartment backpacks that come
with weatherproof covers or
even built-in-canteens are also
a big hit. Harris expects business to do even better in the fall
as theyll carry items like peacoats, jackets, thermals, heated
socks, parkas and blankets.
USSS isnt just about the military lifestyle. Harris brings
his knowledge of surf products from previous experience.
I used to be the manager of
Breakwater and when Nigel
was working there, he took me
to trade shows and I got more
involved in the business side of
surfing, Harris said. At USSS
youll find a limited number of
boards for sale, as well as wax,
ding repair, fins, leashes, traction pads, sunglasses, surf films
and more. Someone asked me
how does surf and military go
together. You dont always have
waves in Rockaway, so a lot of
surfers will travel out to Montauk or Long Beach and will
sleep in their cars or go camping and we offer things that can

make that easier like tents and


sleeping bags. I have friends
that went camping and they
stopped by and were able to get
everything they needed, Harris said. Incorporating the military angle also makes USSS different than other surf shops in
the area. We didnt want to be
a surf shop primarily. I have a
lot of respect for Steve at Boarders. He sold me my first board
and Nigel at Station helped me
a lot. We didnt want to step on
anyones toes, Harris said.
Harris and his staffers like
Ernie Herrera bring a friendly, approachable vibe to USSS.
When people come in as customers, they leave as friends,
Harris said, adding that they
often promote other businesses within the neighborhood to
visitors. Well set up times to
surf or hang out with customers or will recommend they go
check out nearby places like
Connollys for a pia colada,
Whits for pizza or the Rockaway Beach Surf Club for a drink
and tacos. We want to support
other businesses, so if we dont
have something, well send
them to Station or Boarders
of even Zingara Vintage or Off
Season, Harris said. They also
offer discounts to Rockaway
residents. All locals get 15 percent off. Rockaway is a blue collar town with cops, firefighters,
construction guys and teachers so we want to help them
out with discounts. USSS also
helps the community by coordinating beach cleanups with
local girl scouts and they run
a non-profit called the Black
Surfing Association, in which
they provide free surf lessons
to kids who may not have the
opportunity to learn otherwise.
Uncle Sams Surf & Surplus
is located at 92-14 Rockaway
Beach Boulevard. Hours are
12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays
through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 718-634-SURF (7873)
or check out www.unclesurf.
com for info.

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14th Fam Fun Run A Blast


The 14th edition of the Graybeards Family Run once again
defied dire early weather predictions producing a fabulous
night that saw a new high for
registered runners with 500+
participating in at least one
race. Spectators more than
doubled race attendance,
cheering the runners of all
ages from 1-86, and then convening in the Fr. Grogan Memorial Schoolyard at St. Francis de Sales, to celebrate with
food and beverages, music
from Gearth, Wind & Firemen,
games and childrens rides,
raffles and awards.
The childrens races kicked
things off at 6:30 with waves of
runners pouring down Rockaway Beach Blvd to receive
their ribbons after completing
their trek. Rockaways Special
Athletes followed, drawing a
tremendous response from the
crowd. The 1 Mile set off at 7:00
and Kyle Cornish took the trophy in a blistering 5:19. Sean
Mulvihill, Terence Marten, Ian
Byrne, and Joseph Butler completed the top 5. Annie McManus was female champion
in 6:20 followed by Chloe Murphy, Kathleen Walker, Kelly Erhard, and Kaitlin Potter.
With the boardwalk once
again open for the first time
since Sandy, the main event
returned to a 5K distance. Alex
Goldberg led a coterie of Archbishop Molloy veterans to take
the 5k championship in 17:41,
wresting the title from his
brother Patrick, who finished
3rd. Fred Murgida was 2nd,
Kieran Rock 4th, and Ronald
Joseph 5th. Jackie Thompson
of Notre Dame Academy won
the female plate in 21:57. Caroline Gifford was 2nd, Olivia

Murray 3rd, Brigit Butler 4th


and Siobhan Fitzgerald 5th.
Tom Patchett finished 6th, and
posted the best combined time
in the Family Run, the Kevin
Kearney Rockapulco Run, and
the BCAC Shamrock Shuffle/
Dawns Fun Run, to capture
the Rockaway Triple Crown.
Caroline Gifford retained the

crown on the female side. In


addition to their crown, each
received a $500 prize courtesy
of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Eric Ulrich. Goldfeder was in contention for the crown but Patchett
was too strong. To retain her
amateur status, Gifford donated her prize.

Age Group winners were as


follows:
12 and under- Male-Joseph
Butler, Female-Brigit Butler
13-15-Male- Michael Tuffey,
Female-Megan Murray
16-20-Male-Kieran Rock, Female-Carolyn Crocker
21-29-Male-Eugene Shvartsman
30-39-Male-Ronald Joseph,
Female-Mannon Gilroy
40-49-Male-Paul Monahan,
Female-Siobhan Fitzgerald
50-59-Male-Tom Patchett,
Female-Diane Tuffey
60-69-Male-Danny McCarthy, Female-Jackie McGinty
70-79-Male-Octavio Lopez
80+ Male-Bert Robbins
Many thanks for this great
evening are due to our sponsors, Graybeards Administrative wonder woman Jean Condon; all my fellow Graybeards
who turned out to volunteer in
droves, and all the runners and
their families. Special thanks
for all those who bought raffle
tickets to support a local family in need. Mark your calendar for the 15th annual Graybeards Family Run on Friday
July 28, 2017.

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Woerners World
AN ODE TO THE CLASSICS
By Ryan Patrick Woerner

Like it or not, the dog days of


summer have unceremoniously
arrived back in Rockaway. Back
to School advertisement themes
inundate our print and broadcast
media. We will resolutely ignore
the fact that the sunset is a minute or two premature with each
passing day. Eventually, it will be
dark again on the morning drive
to work.
The shining star of these lethargic days will undoubtedly be
the Summer Classic Basketball
League playoffs, taking place on
weeknights at the St. Francis de
Sales indoor and outdoor courts
on Beach 129th Street.
These amateur round ball doubleheaders will, if nothing more,
feature energetic coaching as
well as inspired play from grade
school, high school, and middle-aged participants alike. If you
follow the direction of the LED
halos above the courts along the
flip flop express to take in a night
of basketball at de Sales, chances
are you will not go home disappointed. Late game theatrics and
emotionally-charged (but PG rated) Coach v. Referee dialogue
provide an abundance of entertainment for nightly regulars who
occupy the aluminum roll-off
bleachers or dangle from fence
behind the western baskets.
The league, now celebrating
its 32nd summer, began in response to a growing popularity of pick-up basketball games
taking place in the St. Francis de
Sales schoolyard during weekends and after-work hours in
the late 1970s and early 80s.
In the first decade of the Classics existence, the Mens and
Womens Open division served
as a Northeast Region Pro-Am
tournament of sorts, attracting
a high-level talent pool from the
collegiate ranks. It was customary for each teams entire starting five (and even some of their
reserves) to be standing members on college rosters. The
youth divisions were no slouch
in their own right, with the high
school division operating as a
Whos Who of CHSAA backcourt talent and the grammar

Championship teams are awarded coveted long sleeve t-shirts

school division being an appropriate setting for local prep


coaches to evaluate the next
wave of talent.
The league distributed a required dress code to participants: a specially designed
St. Francis de Sales Summer
Classic cotton t-shirt with cloth
shorts bearing the same logo.
You would do well to wash your
uniform on non-game nights
as there was a strict requirement to be in full uniform during play. Sponsor names were
prominently featured on the
back of the uniform shirt. Local
barrooms and hot Wall Street
shops offered their support to
the emergent league.
Spearheading the leagues
operation since its inception
has been local staple Keith
Bugsy Goldberg, whose enthusiasm and organizational
management skills have allowed for it to remain intact
until this present-day. Whether
he is pushing orange parking
barriers around the schoolyard,
instructing referees on their

court assignments, or policing


the area for potential hazards,
his presence has been one of
Summer Classics primary constants for the past 32 years. His
contributions are worthy of
their own 2000-word long form
journalism piece, something I
am sure he would not even allow to print due to his uncommon humility. But if you make it
up to the schoolyard on one of
these warm nights in the coming weeks, be sure to give an
unseen nod of respect to the
guy in the Graybeards tank top
with the lifeguard whistle. And
if youre physically able, maybe
help push a bleacher back to the
Boulevard fence at the culmination of the last game!
The recognized profitability
of AAU Basketball over the past
twenty years in some ways has
taken the wind out of the sails
of local summer leagues like
de Sales and its now defunct
Brooklyn counterpart, the St.
Brendans Summer League.
Players from the Peninsula and
surrounding areas are thrust

into a black-hole adult-profiting


mechanism in the six-month
off-season that involves defense-averse games, extensive
travel, and limited emphasis on
skill development. The promise
of the ambiguous concept of
exposure to college coaches
prioritizes this basketball experience over competitive local leagues that once ruled the
day. As a result, it has been less
common for the starting guards
from a Xaverian or Archbishop
Molloy-caliber program to play
in the Summer Classic.
With that said, todays Summer Classic still offers a spirited product to participants and
spectators alike. The cloth shorts
are gone but the patented hoop
logo remains. The baskets and
playing surface even got a much
needed upgrade following Hurricane Sandy, with fiberglass
backboards standing in place
of their steel double-rimmed
predecessors that ruined even
the best of shooters' nights..
The Mens Open Division features no less than 32 current or
former college basketball players spread out among its eight
quarterfinal qualifying teams.
The strongest youth play may be
found in the Girls High School
Division, a modest four team
outfit whose games are played
inside the gymnasium. Nearly
all of that divisions partakers
are high school letter-winners
with quite a few underclassmen
showing early promise for at
least small college scholarship
basketball. The outdoor divisions offer spectators an opportunity to choose from the flavor
of that particular night, be it a
close high school boys contest
or a family member running
up and down in the grammar
school ranks.
As we look ahead to the dreaded (but weather friendly) month
of September, be sure to fill your
heart with some Rockaway nostalgia at the St. Francis de Sales
Summer Classic. It will certainly
be a fun August on the blacktop.
Want to weigh in? I am not hard
to find. E-mail me ryanpatrick.
woerner1@gmail.com.

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Jamaica Bay
Softball
RAIN DOES IT AGAIN !
By The Commissioner

The league squared off


once again with Mother Nature. There were plenty of
attempts of everyone trying
to get the games in. Playing
musical fields and even trying to make a field but in the
end Mother Nature won like
she always does. All games
were cancelled being that it
is so late in the season, the
games will not be made up.
Everyone who was scheduled to play will end up with
a split.
Congrats to the Orioles,
with the split they pick up
their first win of the season.
Also with the splits, Morning Wood and the Mudsharks have clinched first
round byes. Have to wait until next week to see who will
be 1 and 2, but those are the
teams who will have a week
off when the postseason begins. The Moneyballs had a
shot at the 2 spot but their
chances ended when mother nature didn't want to play
fair. They need at least one
win next week or else we can
see them fall to the 4th seed
in the playoffs. The Knights
of Columbus finished their
inaugural season with a
winning record and can finish no further then 4th but
can jump up to 3rd owning
a tie breaker over the Moneyballs.
For the rest of the League,
it will be a interesting last
week. As of now, Misfits and
Old Head hold the last two
spots in the playoffs. The NoShows and Chuggernauts
only sit a game behind. Its
pretty simple for the Misfits and Old Head, win and
youre in. For the Chuggers
and No-Shows its win and
get a little help from the rest
of the league. Last but not
least we have the Orioles.
They may not be the best
team in the league or in the

postseason but they definitely are the fans favorite


team. Even with the down
pouring rain, they pitched
up tents and hung out in the
parking, so kudos to them.
They will have the chance
to play spoiler next week.
Speaking of next week, this
is what we have in store for
the last regular season week
of our season.

The Rockaway Times

Fran Browne
Volleyball Champs
Rainy weather didnt stop
the 6th Annual Fran Browne
Volleyball Tournaments and
rain certainly couldnt stop

this years champs, pictured


here. The annual event is on
the beach from 127th to Beach
130th.

9:30 Field 1, Mudsharks vs


Moneyballs

This could be a possible


postseason matchup. This
is a big game for the Moneyballs who need to boost their
confidence heading into the
playoffs after playing poorly the last few weeks. Mudsharks are still looking for
that top spot, but need to
sweep and get some help
from the Misfits. Moneyballs
11:30 Field 2,
can fall to 4th if they dont
Chuggernauts
vs Old Head
put one in the win column.
PREDICTION:
Mudsharks
Old Head are already talkSweep
ing like they are in the playoffs but forgot seem to forget
9:30 Field 2, Orioles vs
that there is a game that still
No-Shows
has to be played. ChuggerOrioles still have a chance nauts season depends on
to finally get a real win and this matchup. Two wins can
play spoiler. No-Shows need better their chances of makto win or else their season ing the post season and at
will be done. They need the same time knock out Old
some help from other teams Head. PREDICTION: Split
as well but need to take care
of their own business first. BYE- Knights of Columbus
PREDICTION: Split
Their regular season is
over. Now they just sit back
11:30 Field 1, Morning
and relax to see who they
Wood vs Misfits
will be playing in the first
Morning Wood can lock round of the playoffs.
up their second straight 1st
place regular season finSTANDINGS as of Week 8.
ish with a sweep over the
Misfits. Misfits on the other
1. Morning Wood 12-2
hand need to win or their
2. Mudsharks
11-2-1
season will most likely be
3. Moneyballs
8-5-1
over. Misfits were one of the
4. KOC
8-7-1
top teams early in the sea5. Misfits
6-8
son but fell apart and hav6. Old Head
6-8
en't been able to get back.
7. No-Shows
5-9
PREDICTION:
Morning
8. Chuggernauts 5-9
Wood Sweep
9. Orioles
1-12-1

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JBSL also check us out on
Instagram @jamaicabaysoftballleague. Also the date for
the Monohan Tournament
has been set for September
10th. Start getting your teams
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