For the first time in a number of years, it was a "Rockaway Day," beautiful skies and warm temperature, for the Sweet and Low Rockaway Ocean Run, hosted by The Rockaway Rotary Club. More than 130 runners took part in the annual five-mile run on the boardwalk. Pictured, Panfilo Gomez who crossed the finish line in 29:18, with Roberto Flores, at 29:20, only two seconds behind. It was one of the closest finishes in years. For more, see pages 80 & 81.