1999-12-11 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Looking for a good Christmas tree…go by the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, until December 24, for freshly cut Balsams, Pines, Spruces, and Firs.

Talking about trees…the Parks Department is planting trees free of charge on sidewalks in front of homes, apartment buildings and businesses. Contact Community Board 14 to request a street tree.

The Wave has some competition. Sixth grade students at the Active Learning Prep School (ALPS) at J.H.S. 180 came out with their first newsletter of the year. They did a great job.

Maybe New York City should take some tips from Long Island. Cedarhurst has suspended meter charges in municipal parking lots throughout the holiday season. Hey Mayor Giuliani…How about you do that in Rockaway?

Looking to spend a few hours a week doing meaningful work. Whether you are 15, 45 or 85, the Claddagh I.N.N. needs volunteers to distribute food and provide other necessary tasks. Neighbors helping neighbors…there can't be anything better!

Lundy's in Sheepshead Bay was the site of a brunch honoring Congressman Weiner on Sunday, December 5. More than 1000 people attended, with notables such as Senator Schumer, Public Advocate Mark Green and Comptroller Alan Hevesi.

Residents are invited to attend the annual Christmas party of the Rockaway Action Committee, to be held tonight, Saturday, December 11, at 6:00 p.m. The event is at St. Camillus.

Forty new homes at Beach 59 street are coming along. Work has started on the second floor of the two family homes.

People are still using Arverne as a dumping ground as evidenced by garbage at Beach 41 street and the boards.

Another business has opened up. A new nail salon can be found at Beach 88 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard. Best of luck!

Marie Hays-Connolly, 96 years old and presently living in Florida, left Rockaway three years ago. She called The Wave to tell us she remembered that when she walked to elementary school she would take a break and sit at a marked entrance to Belle Harbor, which was on Beach 126 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard. Look for more on this hot topic in next week's paper.

It looks like a whole new neighborhood in Bayswater with the new homes at Falcon avenue (across from the park).

 

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