2000-04-01 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Best of luck and congratulations to Malcolm Smith, who was elected to the state senate last Tuesday. Unofficial tallies from the Board of Elections had Smith with 4,813 votes, Andrew Jenkins with 440 votes, and Gerard Borriello with 105 votes. As seen by the numbers, voter turnout was pathetic.

The Claddagh I.N.N. is in need of a used van for transporting food and clothing. This is a tax-deductible donation to the soup kitchen, which is reopening to the community with a new dining room and renovated interior. A grand opening will be announced in a future edition.

Congratulations to Rabbi Weiss and Wave Editor John McLoughlin. Both are being honored by the Rockaway Park chapter of Hadassah for having "given selflessly to others and to the improvement of our daily lives." They will be honored, along with Hadassah members Reggie Kriegel and Bobbi Seiden, at the Heart Luncheon on Tuesday, May 9 at the Silver Gull.

The Broad Channel Historical Society is selecting photos for the 2001 calendar. Anyone with pictures of Broad Channel can submit them to members of the Historical Society. All pictures are returned.

Spring is here--and so is daylight savings time (the worse day of the year). Don't forget to put your clocks ahead this weekend, or you'll be late for work on Monday.

Baseball is back! The Mets play Monday in New York for their home opener. Lets hope they have another exciting season.

Mosquito alert! It's that time of year again. Locals are starting to see the first signs of the pesters around town. Just for your info, standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Things like pool covers and tires make good homes for mosquitoes. Try to clean-up those areas where water remains stagnant.

Rockaway Little League is in need of parent volunteers to help prep the field, located in Ft. Tilden, starting on Sunday, April 2, from 9 a.m. through the afternoon.

Rockaway resident Steven Rocker, a senior at Beach Channel High School, recently appeared on an episode of the Rosie O'Donnell Show. He was recognized for his outstanding scholastic achievement and community involvement. He also was featured in an article in the Daily News about kids who overcame challenges to succeed in life. Congrats Steven--you have made the community proud!

If you haven't filled out your census form yet, don't procrastinate any longer. The census will assist our community in obtaining the necessary dollars we need for schools and other services.

Warning to all dog owners. The police are out and intend to enforce the laws, which include no dogs without leashes anywhere, no dogs on the boardwalk/beach, and all owners must abide by the pooper-scooper law (a.k.a. clean up after your dog does his business). It's important that all pet owners be considerate of their neighbors…

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