2003-11-07 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino
Broad Channel Bits By Liz Guarino

Last Tuesday was Election Day. One of the issues on the minds of some people was Proposal 3. There was more commentary on it in the Voter Guide that came in the mail than any other issue or candidate. The guide also carried a diagram to let folks know the position on the ballot of the proposals. Did you get over to P.S. 47 to turn the levers last Tuesday and let your choices be counted?

Speaking of P.S. 47, there is a new curriculum in place which is keeping
everyone there quite busy. The Parents Association found time to draw a beautiful mural on the front wall of the school on Power Road. It is a great addition to the memorial garden. Everyone at the school sends the artistic P.A. folks a big "thank you."

There will be some exciting things happening at the school this month. 
Students from grades 7 and 8 will have an opportunity to participate in a health program designed by the Road Runners Club every Monday and Wednesday after school under the guidance of Ms. Pam Clemente, the school’s Adaptive Physical Education Teacher.

Open School week will begin November 17. During this week parents as well as other community members can go and see the school in operation.  The dates and times will be available at
the main office. Parent teacher conferences will take place November 18 and 19. 

BCAC Football Game Schedule:  On Sunday, November 9 the Midgets will play West Babylon at 11 a.m. The Ponies will play Bayville at 1 p.m. Both games will take place at the Memorial Field at 1st Road and Cross Bay Blvd.

The St. Virgilius Parents’ Association is sponsoring its annual Penny Social on Friday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall in Broad Channel. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m.  Prizes include a china table with service for 8, karaoke machine, DVD player, CD player, Waterford, beautiful basket prizes, toys & many, many more.  Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  The entry fee includes 54 chances. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Stacy at 718 945-0732 or Danielle at 718 945-1290.

There will be a Turkey Shoot at the American Legion Hall by the K of C #197 on Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. More information in next column.

On Sunday, November 23 there will be an American Legion Post #1404 Auxiliary Brunch at the American Legion Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sweepstakes raffles will be sold the weekend of November 15 and 16 after all the masses.

Proceeds from the brunch and sweepstakes will benefit the Children’s Christmas Party.

One of the folks I have met in cyberspace is the webmaster of www.broad channelny.com, Dave Arnemann. (Hi Dave!) He received some emails and asked me to share them with you. About two weeks ago, an animal lover sent him the following email: "A medium-sized black dog has been spotted on and around East 10 and 9
Roads.  It is hiding in the marsh.  It has been injured.  Possible broken leg.  It is a mixed-breed, maybe a Lab or a Shepherd.  It is afraid and will not let anyone near it.  Please help find the family of this dog."  Does anyone recognize this animal from the description? Can anyone help him/her?

"The Broad Channel U.C.O. Board reminds homeowners that time is running out for UCO members to submit the Release and Indemnification form.   If you are a member of the UCO and own a home in Broad Channel you are entitled to a $250 refund once you submit the Release and Indemnification form."

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.

Get set for Spring with a Kitemaking Workshop! This program is the day after Thanksgiving and it is for young people ages 10 to 18. All materials are furnished by the Library. Seats are limited for this program and signup is required. Stop in the Library to register or call 718 318 4943.

On Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. learn how to make a Harvest Thanksgiving Wreath. This workshop is for adults. The Library will supply all materials for the completion of this project. Pre registration is required as seats are limited. Call or stop in the library and signup.

A Workshop For Working People! On Monday, December 8 make a Holiday Angel Rag Doll. Materials necessary to complete this project will be supplied by the Library. This promises to be a well-attended workshop, with signup necessary as seats are limited. Call the Library or stop in and register.

The VFW Hall will hold a brunch on Sunday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $6.

A number of talented residents are members of RAA. The next exhibit to
feature the work of some of these local artists is called "Gifted: A Holiday Member Exhibition," which will run from November 8 through January 11. The exhibit will be open on each Saturday and Sunday during those days from 1 to 3 p.m. The opening reception will be held Sunday, November 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in sTudio 6 Gallery at Fort Tilden in the Gateway National Recreation Area.

BCAC lost one of their dearest members and biggest supporters when Chris Keegan passed away last Thursday. Chris "cared so much about this town and the kids that live here." He was AC’s hockey Commissioner for many years as well as a coach. Chris also coached baseball for his sons’ teams. There is a College Scholarship fund set up for Chris’s and Colleen’s children. (Contact Marty Feeney for details on contributing to this fund.) Sincerest condolences are extended to his family.

Keep me up with your organization’s news. Drop a note in the red box in O’Mac’s or send an email to: Lizbc< bits@aol.com.

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