2000-11-11 / Columnists



Beachcomber. . .

Things look very bad for Whalemena. With all the holes in her, she looks like she’s been harpooned. Why can’t somebody fix her up, or put her out of her misery?

Garbage is starting to pile up again in the Arverne Renewal area. Before the snows come it’s time for another clean-up.

Well, the election has come and gone and, as usual, there are no surprises in the local races. When will we ever learn.

It may be a little early for Holiday shopping, but if you stop in at the Rockaway Museum you can pick up a piece of memorabilia from Rockaway’s past as a unique gift item. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Speaking of early holidays, today is only the 11 of November but we at The Wave distinctly heard Holiday music emanating from the Dayton Shopping Center.

Congratulations to Rockaway Park resident Richard Keith George, jr. and summer resident Ryan Grogan and their entire Loyola High School baseball team for capturing the championship in the Elm/Jackson World Series, Babe Ruth Division.

Five more school in School District have elected to become Drug Free Zones! JHS 198, PS 197, PS 104, PS 100, and PS 232 received their set of four signs declaring each school to be a Drug Free Zone. The signs are made available to any school wanting to join the program by the Second Kings Masonic District. This program is run on a state wide basis by the New York Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.

Rockaway Museum now has the NC-4 display in addition to its usual displays. The NC-4 display includes a 15 minute film of actual footage shot in May of 1919 as the Navy flying boat NC-4 crossed the Atlantic from Rockaway to Europe.

Those who have been through the Jamaica Wildlife Reserve these past few weeks were treated to some really beautiful fall foliage, which just goes to show you that you don’t have to run to the mountains. You just have to head up Cross Bay boulevard.

Anyone who would like to share their special Thanksgiving recipes for publication in The Wave is asked to E-Mail them to us at thewave@poboxes.com, or drop them off to our office at 88-08 Rockaway Beach boulevard by Tuesday, November 14 .

There’s a fundraiser Saturday, November 11 for "Friend In Need" Michael Regan at Healy’s Bar, located at 108-07 Old Rockaway Beach boulevard. The affair will last from 1 to 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 and prizes. Donation can be made at the door.

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