1999-10-30 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Beachcomber

Wondering why there were all those cameras on Beach 116 street at the beginning of the week? Hungry Man Production was filming a commercial for ebay.com and used our local beaches during filming.

For those who like to walk across the Gil Hodges bridge, shuttle service is available--by the circle outside Fort Tilden and on the tip of the bridge on the Brooklyn side.

Community Board 14 will have a public forum on government’s role in the future of Rockaway’s development on Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall. The only way you can voice your opinion is if you attend!

Another reason to shop locally--locals are reporting that asbestos is visible during construction inside King’s Plaza Mall. Complaints have been filed with the proper city agencies.

St. John’s Residence for Boys has openings on their Community Advisory Council. Call or stop by the residency in person to obtain an application.

On Thursday, October 21, a small black car, license plate T64OKE, was going westbound on Rockaway Beach boulevard, went through a red light on Beach 126 street and then turned onto the beach block of Beach 130 street. How about taking one of the many safe-driving courses offered in the community?

Between eight and ten streetlights are out in the center mall between Beach 102 and Beach 108 streets.

Work is progressing nicely on the houses at Beach 59 street. The ones on Beach 97 and 98 streets are being scooped up quickly.

Don’t forget to vote this Tuesday, November 2. Candidates for Supreme and Civil Court and district attorney, along with the New York City Charter revision, will be on the ballot.

Want to read about a town that made their abandoned courthouse into a respected and well-visited museum. Go to the website of the Hicksville Gregory Museum at www.liglobal.com/t_i/attractions/museums/gregory/

Remember…fall back, spring ahead! It’s that time of year to set your clocks back one hour.

Rockaway’s Rotary Club and kids from local schools will have a Halloween window painting contest at Beach 116 street on Saturday, October 30, at 10 a.m. The Rockaway Artists Alliance will judge the paintings.

Only 56 days to Christmas! Start your shopping early to avoid the rush…and support the local stores.

Have a happy and safe Halloween. Police are cracking down on unruly and disruptive behavior, so keep out of trouble.

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