2000-11-25 / Columnists


Wave Historian Emil Lucev is looking for a description of the inside and outside of O’Shea’s Celtic Hotel, which was located at 155 Beach 95 street (now Connolly’s Pub). Give The Wave a call if you remember O’Shea’s.

Two reporters from National Journal, a weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C., interviewed Wave Publisher Leon Locke and Editor John McLoughlin earlier this week. Gideon Berger, a former Far Rockaway resident and now associate editor of National Journal, is doing an article on what’s happening in the Rockaways, from issues of development and transportation to schools and local politics. The article is expected to be in the December 1, 2000 edition of the magazine.

The 100 Precinct Community Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting for Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 333 Beach 90 street. If you have a question to ask Captain John Miller, a complaint or concern, or just want to get involved, stop by the meeting.

St. Camillus Special Olympics’ winter fundraiser will be on Tuesday, December 5 at Coppersmith’s Restaurant in Manhattan. This is a great program offered right here in Rockaway and we urge everyone to support it. Read the Special Olympics article in the sports section for more info about the fundraiser.

Now Rockaway has two local representatives vying for borough president of Queens in next year’s election. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who was re-elected on November 7, announced that she is a candidate for borough president. She joins Councilman Al Stabile, who announced more than a year ago that he is a candidate for that position.

Flyers have been seen throughout Belle Harbor and Neponsit that read, "For You, A Beautiful Basket of Fruit." Unsuspecting residents think that someone has sent them a fruit basket and call the number on the flyer. Turns out it’s a solicitation for selling and repairing vacuum cleaners by Kirby Corporation. We guess Kirby thinks Rockawayites are big suckers!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the annual holiday cocktail party sponsored by the Neponsit Property Owners Association, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, and the Rockaway Park Association. A special treat will be an opportunity to meet Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. Tickets can be purchased from members of the three civic associations. The affair will take place at the Washington Hotel, Beach 125 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard, on Sunday, December 10.

Beach Channel High School will have a memorial service for PTA President Reverend Henry Maddox, who passed away two weeks ago. The service will take place on Thursday, November 30 at 3 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

The Wave and Rockaway community welcome back Harry and Marge McGuirk. Longtime Wave columnists, Harry and Marge returned last week from a stay in Ireland. It’s good to have them back in town.

We hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Now that the winter has hit us, and hit us hard, we recommend taking some of the bones from the turkey and making a homemade turkey soup.

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