2003-10-03 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino
Broad Channel Bits By Liz Guarino

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner. It’s incredible that it is October already—this year has really flown by at an incredible rate of speed. The mostly nice weather is welcome and hopefully it won’t get too cold by the end of the month f or all of the "trick or treaters." Did you trick or treat when you were a child? Did you wear a put-together costume or was it store bought? Did you always eat way too much candy?

The Broad Channel Pre K will be holding a bake sale outside St. Virgilius Church on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 following Saturday’s 5 p.m. and Sunday’s 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. masses.

The Annual Broad Channel Historical Day is set for Sunday, October 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Shad Creek Road.  View the historical collection—including items unable to be included in the library—such as framed maps and banners. Come and see the newly obtained loving cups from the Broad Channel Yacht Club, circa 1920. Help the collection grow by bringing your favorite pictures of old Broad Channel. (Your original photographs will be returned after they are copied.) Local artists are invited to exhibit their photography and paintings and offer their works depicting Broad Channel. These works will
also be offered for sale.  (The Historical Society requests a donation of 10% of sales).

Licensed Drivers Only: A two-session Defensive Driving Course, sponsored by St. Virgilius P.A. will be held on Tuesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost for the entire course is $55, payable by October 10. Completing the course will give you 10% off your auto insurance for 3 years or up to 4 points off of your license. The 6-hour course will be held in the school lunchroom. Refreshments will be served. Call Helen 718 945-4648, Cindy 718 634-5449 or Linda 718 318-5835 to register.

On Saturday, October 4, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Beach 90 Street in Rockaway the all-day First Annual Duke Kahanamoku Surf Competition will be held for all ages and all levels of surfing and body-boarding abilities. Entry fee is $25;

On the day of the event it is $30. Proceeds will be donated to BCVFD Building Fund and 100 Precinct Explorer Program. Applications are available at Tsunami Surf Shop or call 718 945-5223 for further information.

Happy Belated Birthday to Lorenzo Kolzow who officially became a teenager last week. He celebrated his 13th birthday with family and friends over the weekend. Congratulations on this milestone birthday, young man!

Tickes Are Available: BCVFD will be holding Daily Number the entire month of November. Based on TV’s Daily Number, ticket numbers run from 000 to 999.

Chances are $5 each and are good for the whole month. Matching numbers Monday to Friday wins a $25 prize while Saturday and Sunday matches win $50.

Call Eddie at 718 318-5504 to get the numbers you want.

The Annual Craft Fair at Christ Church will be held on Saturday, November 15 starting at 10 a.m. Crafts, Christmas gifts, ornaments and other hand made items will be available.

BCAC News: On Saturday, October 4 at 6 p.m., the Pee Wees will play North Babylon and Ponies will play Copaigue at 8 p.m. On Sunday, October 5, the Peanuts will play Syosset at 10 a.m. Home games are played at the Memorial Field at 1 Road. 

The in-house soccer coed k thru 2nd grade has 60 children on 4 teams and plays every Saturday at 10 a.m. Two teams are playing in the CYO soccer program; coaches are Jamie Galimi 7 and 8 grade and Ann Marie Sullivan, 4 and 5 grade. Donna Badamo and Tricia Corker coach the cheerleaders.

For more complete BCAC information, view the website at: www.broadchannelac.com.

Tickets for the $10,000 Giveaway Drawing are available now. The purchase of each $100 ticket entitles the owner to two places at the cocktail party at North Channel Yacht Club on Sunday, November 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. when the winning tickets will be drawn.

There will be 17 chances to win cash prizes in addition to the grand prize. For further information or to purchase tickets call Joann at 718 634-26789, Helen at 718 945-4648, Suzanne at 718 945-3222 or Sally at 718 318-9689.

A Workshop For Working People: Italy: From the Spiritual to the Flamboyant is coming to the Library on Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. A husband and wife team will give this presentation using music, commentary and beautiful slides of historical sites and attractions in Italy.

Calling For New Volunteers: BCVFD is having a membership drive. The three divisions that are looking for new members are: Auxiliary members can be any age and can perform such tasks as helping to get grant money. Junior department members are 11 to 17 and they learn first aid and man the firehouse. Members are 17 and up. Interested in joining the Vollies? Call the firehouse at 718 474-6888.

Books and Bagels, the Library’s book discussion group, will take place on Thursday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Under discussion will be The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

Artists from the Channel will be exhibiting their works in ArtSplash 2003 a month-long multi media event which includes performance art such as playing an instrument and dance. Exhibits can be seen from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday until October 26 in Fort Tilden’s Studio 6 and 7.

In last Sunday’s Newsday, there was a great picture of the Volies extinguishing a car fire. They were mentioned as part of an article called: "Answering A Call". There was a smaller title on the article which read: "Volunteer’s efforts make city life a little safer, a little kinder, a little brighter."

The photo is hung on a steel support at the Library.

If you are not online and want to share your news, drop a note for me in the red box in O’Macs or send an email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com.


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