1999-09-04 / Columnists


With Hurricane Dennis kicking up the surf so much fishermen had to head to the bay where the water wasn’t so tumultuous.

Locals have pointed out that sunsets this week were particularly beautiful. Get your camera out around 7:30 and snap the sun going down between towers of the Gil Hodges. It’s amazing!

Al Stabile told The Wave’s John McLoughlin that there will be ferry service to Manhattan by the end of his term.

Major Car Wash, behind the Exxon station on Beach 116 street, is open. A big truck obscures the entranceway but it is open.

Steve Wolf will be the new man heading the Chamber of Commerce. He’ll be taking over for Lou Caucig as president.

We’re good neighbors. If the new $25 million lottery winner prefers to keep a low-profile, no reason for us to spill the beans.

A crime started in Brooklyn. The perp fled in a car and sped to Rockaway. The police plucked him out of Jamaica bay.

We can hear some parents singing, "It’s the happiest time of the year" as the school year is about to start.

Let’s hope the various Mardi Gras parades attract no outside attention this year. Have fun---and be smart!

Remember there’ll be no lifeguards after Labor Day. Please use caution, especially since the waves have been so big lately.

No Parking rules stay in effect until the end of September.

Rugby will be played at Beach 150 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard while the fields at Fort Tilden undergo improvement. Catch Fishead action on Saturday at 1 p.m.

From eyesore to nice store. Harbor Optics has transformed an old service station on Beach Channel drive to a beautiful new bayfront business.

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