2000-09-23 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Don’t forget to stop by the RMAC Fall Festival this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Riis Park. The day features vendors, family activities, entertainment, and art and floral exhibits.

Rumor has it that the one-millionth customer of The Beach Club could be any day now. The lucky customer will win a trip, valuable prizes and much more, so make sure you make The Beach Club your next destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!

Congratulations to Marty Andresen and all the coaches and parents of the Rockaway Little League who made it another great year for our local kids to play baseball. The kids also deserve recognition for their hard work and sportsmanship.

Lots of prayers for Steven Morales as he celebrates his seventh birthday on Monday, September 25. The Far Rockaway boy continues to receive treatment for his cancerous brain tumor. We ask everyone to keep Steven and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

It’s expected by August 2001 construction will begin on a center mall on Reads Lane in Far Rockaway and on Rockaway Beach boulevard between Beach 138 street and 125 street. The malls will take about a year to complete, according to the engineers involved with the projects.

There is always enough time in the day to help a fellow neighbor. The Claddagh INN is seeking volunteers to help distribute food and clothing during the week to Rockaway’s needy. The soup kitchen is located on Beach 73 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard.

Congressman Weiner’s office has expressed an interest in a canal connecting Jamaica Bay to the Atlantic Ocean at Beach 35 street. This idea was suggested by Wave Publisher Leon Locke as a method of naturally cleaning Jamaica Bay, reducing erosion of our beaches and potentially marketing the bay as a new Venice.

It might be a smart idea for the city to paint the handicap accessible curbs in the middle of the sidewalk. A Wave staffer witnessed a driver, who thought the curb was an opening into a parking lot, drive up onto the sidewalk. Blue would be an appropriate color…

Keep Tuesday, October 17 free on your calendar. The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways and The Wave are co-sponsoring a community forum. Details will be announced in future editions of The Wave.

There is a real serious accident waiting to happen on Rockaway Beach boulevard between Beach 116 street and 149 street. People are just driving too darn fast! How about some police presence in that area?


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