2005-07-29 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino


While we have had a number of hot days, we have been fortunate to have escaped the killing heat other places have been enduring. On those really hot days, older folks are reminded to beat the heat by drinking plenty of fluids, saving the heavy housework for cooler days and staying indoors during the hottest part of the day.

Mardi Gras 2005 at Duffy’s Pub will have home cooked meals every Wednesday night for kids and adults from 5 p.m. until ??. (The flier for last week’s roasted chicken dinner told of more hats tossed in the ring: Bubba and Gloria for Mayor and Deputy Mayor and the House of Representatives! Call for information on August 3 dinners and reservations/delivery, 718 318-2300. Duffy’s will even deliver in Rockaway from Beach 90 to Beach 129 Streets. No charge for toll! All proceeds to support BCVFD.

Laci for Baby Face will present Stuffed Chicken Dinner with mashed potatoes for $7 on Friday, August 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Delivered to your door! Call Kathi at 718 318-9520. Proceeds to support BCVFD.

On Thursdays Grassy’s has dinners to benefit Larry in his bid for President from 5 to 7 p.m. Call for dinner selection. Eat in Grassy’s or call for delivery, 718 474-1688. On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be Car Washes. Proceeds from events will be used to support BCVFD.

A Craft Program will be held at the Library on Tuesday, August 2 at 2 p.m.. Called Treasure Chest for ages 5 to 12, the program requires pre-registration.

Game Day is coming to the Library on Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m. All ages can enjoy board games. Bring your own board game or use one of the libraries’ games.

On Monday, August 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the library there will be a Book Sale.

Go on a Wildflower Walk at the Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, August 7 at 10 a.m. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent and bottled water on this volunteer led trek. You will see summer wildflowers at their best. Register for outing at 718 318-4340.

BCAC football for ages 5 and 6 play an 8 game season, with 4 home games and 4 games away, while football players ages 7 through 14 play a 10 game season, with 5 home games and 5 away. Players’ registration includes jerseys, insurance, ref fees, and field maintenance and league fees. The BCAC enters the teams in the Nassau Suffolk Football/Cheerleading League. Anyone interested in coaching or helping out can e-mail the BCAC at bcacwebsite@aol.com

BCAC Co-Ed Summer Basketball games will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the 17th Road park on Mondays and Wednesdays. Karen Trudden and Jayme Galimi are still looking for some coaches. Anyone interested can see Karen or Jayme.

There will be BCAC Shamrock Cheerleading Registration on Monday and Wednesday during Basketball at the 17th road Park 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Interested people can also contact Michelle at 718 634-5799.

St. Virgilius Rosary Society will be sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Wednesday, August 10. The bus will leave Noel Road and Cross Bay at 8:30 a.m. and go to the Hilton. The cost is $26 per person; coin return will be $18 and food coupon will be $8. Contact Winnie at 718 474-2783 to reserve a seat.

Bagels and Books members will discuss “The Good Earth,” by Pearl Buck on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 a.m.. Laura Lippman’s novel, “To the Power of Three,” will be the next book discussed (probably in late September) by the P.S. 47 book discussion group.

Speaking of books, there will be a Book Sale at the B.C. Library on two consecutive days. On Monday, August 8 the hours will be from 1 to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, August 9 the hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. (Lots of folks buy them, read them and donate them to various good causes. Some nursing homes and health related facilities are happy to get books. Some charitable organizations and hospitals appreciate them as well!)

Is your pile of boxtops and ink cartridges growing? P.S. 47 and St. Virgilius schools both collect and use them in programs that offer the schools purchasing power for items they need or want. Products on which you can find these special boxtops number in the hundreds and include: the many General Mills cereals and snack-type products’ Bisquick; Bugles; Lloyd’s bowl meals; Totinos Pizza Rolls; tube refrigerated dough products like Grands; Hamburger Helper; Old El Paso products; Betty Crocker baking products; Gold Medal flour; Yoplait yoghurt products and Nature Valley granola bars to name a few! Each school can earn as much as $20,000 from each of three program components.

Computer people: Empty ink cartridges from your printer are POP’s too. Put them in a plastic bag before bringing them to the school offices in September when classes start once again.

St. Virgilius uses Campbell labels as well. Campbell makes many varieties of canned soups and beans. Some fresh mushrooms also carry a Campbell label. Pepperidge Farm labels for bread, rolls and stuffing mix are in the program as well as Prego pasta sauces. Campbell’s Supper Bakes, Chef’s Kettle, Franco-American, Goldfish, Spaghetti-O’s, Swanson, V8 and Splash are all labels to save under this program.

SAVE THE DATE! On October 9, there will be a communion brunch after the 11:30 a.m. mass at St. Virgilius. Sponsored by the St. Virgilius P.A., the Rosary Altar Society and the Golden Age Club, the cost is $10 per person.

Some words of wisdom from Mahatma Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

If you have an item of news or information you would like to see in this space, please get the information to me by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the week before it is to appear in The Wave. Send email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com

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