July 29, 1999 RSS feed / Columnists

Beachcomber

As if there weren’t enough to worry about at St. John’s Hospital, we hear they’ve been without air conditioning for much of the recent heat wave. More...

Chatting With Chapey

Let’s celebrate Irish culture and tradition.

The eighteenth annual Irish Festival in the Rockaways brought everyone together. It comes at a time when the country is focused on things that are Irish because of the untimely and tragic death of John F. Kennedy, jr., his wife and her sister. More...

Dot on Roxbury

Kim and Michael Knowles are the very proud parents of a baby girl Ashley Elizabeth Knowles who entered this world on July 15, 1999 weighing seven pounds, two ounces and 19 inches long. More...

From the G-Man

Property Weasels Among Us

Hey people! I want to take a moment to issue a special alert. I’m in a real foul mood this week, and this installment will not be for the weak at heart. I’m taking no prisoners, and I’m making no apologies. More...

Breezy Point Par-Tee News

Eileen Watson's 57 last week tied Par Tee's record low score set by Nancy Heffernan last year. Finishing at two over par, it was surprising to learn that Eileen started to play golf only three and a half years ago after retiring from the Army. More...

School Scope

What do you say to a twelve year old girl who failed three subjects this year when she asks you why she has to go to summer school for five hot, grueling weeks in order to graduate to high school, when her two best friends, who failed all of their su More...

Boyle-ing Points

Sports Illustrated ran an interesting article a while back about "favorite" athletes. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Kennedy’s restaurant was all dressed up for a wedding on Sunday, July 25. It was the first marriage performed in the restaurant. More...

Ed’s Fishing Station

When is this heat going to give up! No new news to report this week. Fishing is still slow, but then again, people are not fishing. It is just too hot! More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance

Presently at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery until August 22 is a marvelous exhibit of watercolors and oils by Dan Gibbons. All done on location, half were done at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. More...

Meet The Irish

My little Margie was very happy the other day as she read a beautiful letter from her dear friend William Bennett. He is one of the top V.I.P.s in America. More...

Rockaway Short Takes

By all accounts, the attendance at the Rockaway Irish Festival was way down this year. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate both the venue and the order of battle. More...

Simon Says…

We attended a meeting of Local 1199 members at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway chaired by Bruce Lanes, an organizer. The hospital is going through a major financial crisis with layoffs of 95 or more employees scheduled. More...


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