2004-06-25 / Community

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino

It’s official-the good ol’ summertime arrived this past Monday. I hope everyone has been enjoying the splendid weather we have been having and reveling in a lot of outdoor activity. And, oh yes, really going with the Mardi Gras flow of fundraisers!

Speaking of Mardi Gras-this weekend will be a really good time to primp the pooch! According to an All Paws Bulletin, Dog Wash Day is Sunday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on West 11 Road. Sponsored by Jake, Pee Wee and Pooh- candidates for Popular Pet- a flea bath/nails cut will be available for large dogs at $15, medium dogs for $12, and small dogs will cost $10. Dogs who prefer to only have their nails trimmed will pay $5 as will cats who get their claws trimmed. Call for an appointment Donna 718 634-4270 or Lily 718 474-7652. All proceeds to the BCVFD. The three dogs ask everyone to remember the donation cans in the stores and to keep buying 50/50’s. (They said their Sunday bake sale was a success.)

Shad Creek Association presents its 10th Annual It’s a Fluke Tournament at 529 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel, 718 474-5476. This year will be the biggest and best yet with over $1000 in prizes!  There is an entry fee of $25 per angler. Tournament begins at 7 a.m. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. sharp. Captains meeting/sign-up is on Thursday, July 8 starting at 5 p.m. There will be food and beverages at the weigh-in party. Call or E-mail Headly 207@aol.com for further information. There will be a calcutta for the biggest Sea Robin!

East 8 Road is having a Flea Market with all proceeds going to the BCVFD building fund. It will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date is Sunday, June 27. Since East 8 is running for Popular Block, they are running unopposed at present! Who will step forward and challenge them?

Chances on the $10,000 Giveaway are being sold for $100 each all summer. Those who want tickets should call Ginger at 718 318-5504. Drawing will be at the firehouse on Friday night, September 3. There is over $14,000 in prizes. There will be a Bake Sale each weekend at the firehouse.

Buy a $5 Chance on a Dell computer. Tickets will be on sale all summer! Call Ginger for tickets at 718 318-5504.

Support the Raisins for Senate! Duffy’s Irish Pub will have Karaoke on Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. Everyone is invited to show off their talent or just relax and enjoy themselves. There will be Buckets and $1 dogs. On Tuesday, June 29 Pot Roast Dinner with red cabbage is available for $7 each. Eat on premises or get free delivery. Call as early as Monday to reserve your dinner at 718 318-2300. All proceeds to BCVFD.

Young people ages 5 to 14 interested in joining the Broad Channel Shamrock Cheerleaders can call Michelle at 718 634-5799 or Trisha at 718 634-6067.

Registration will begin at the end of June.

The BCAC needs volunteers to organize the summer basketball program in the B.C. Park. Basketball was cancelled last year because there were no volunteers. Anyone interested can call Margaret at 718 634-1956.  Registration will start as soon as possible.

The Broad Channel Athletic Club will host a Thank You party for Marty Feeney on Saturday, July 17. There will be music, food and drink at the BCAC Memorial Field at 4 p.m. that day. Marty and his family will be relocating to Florida. All friends and neighbors from Broad Channel, Howard Beach and Rockaway are invited. 

Readers of all ages can sign up for Summer Reading Programs at the Library. Programs, prizes and parties are free for the entire family.

The Book Discussions have been reversed by the Library. On Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle will be discussed and on Thursday, August 26, "Awakening" by Kate Chopin will be discussed.

A four-session workshop of Beginner’s Quilting designed for children age 8 and up will be held at the Library on Friday, July 9; Tuesday, July 13; Friday, July 16 and Monday, July 19 at 1 p.m.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call to register at 718 318-4943.

All materials for this workshop are provided by the Library.

Advanced Drawing Classes with Sister Jean Shea at the Library are designed for talented teens.

Sign up for this workshop to be held on two consecutive days: Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

The Broad Channel Library is asking for donations of new or good condition CD’s and DVD’s.

They will be sent to the overseas troops as part of Operation Gratitude.

Read more about the program on the internet at: www.opgratitude.com.

Recycling reminder: The city has given us 3 months to get back in the habit of recycling glass.

Starting July 1, each violation of recycling rules will carry a $25 fine.

At least two artists from B.C. are showing their work in the exhibit, Dialogue with Nature, currently in sTudio 7 at Fort Tilden. Additionally, there are many very wonderful paintings and photographs of scenes in places familiar to most of us, including Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and our general area, including Rockaway beach. There are tall, slim sculptures of shore birds and fish using objects found on a beach, such as driftwood. The gallery is open to the public and there is no charge for viewing the works. The hours are: Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Art works can be seen through the last day of the exhibit—Sunday, June 27.

Mardi Gras happening?

Other important event?

Will your organization do anything over the summer months?

Share the news with your neighbors.

(Please get your important information to me by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning if you need it in that Friday’s column.)

Send email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com.


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