2005-08-05 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino


The summer is flying by! It seems that it’s way too short and passes much too quickly, except when it’s a really hot, humid day. We have been fortunate to have electricity (and no blackouts!) to operate those fans and air conditioners and—of course—the filters and pumps on the backyard swimming pools. If the electricity vanishes on us one hot August day, don’t forget to drag out the old Princess phone and plug it into the wall— because cordless phones don’t work without electricity.

Christ Presbyterian Church at Noel and Church Roads will present Game Night on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. Admission cost will be $5 per person. Coffee and cake will be served; refreshments will be sold.

An All Paws Bulletin in support of Laci for Baby Face says Dog Wash Day will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 14-24 Cross Bay Blvd. Your choice of herbal flea bath or regular flea bath; warm water and hair dryer will be used. For appointments call Lily at 718-474-7652 or 917-886-4006. Small dogs cost $10; medium sized dogs are $12 and large dogs will cost $15. All proceeds benefit the BCVFD.

Moonlight Bowling at the Cozy Bowl will take place on Friday, August 12. The cost will be three (3) games for $20. There will be raffles and 50/50 throughout the evening. Call to reserve lanes by August 5; ask for Kathi at 718-318-9520.

Laci for Baby Face is featuring Mrs. Heaphy’s Sauerbraten Dinner on Tuesday, August 9 from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. At a cost of $10, dinner includes potato balls and red cabbage. Call Kathi at 718-318-9520 early to reserve your delivery. All proceeds go to the 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.

Mardi Gras 2005 at Duffy’s Pub will have home cooked meals every Wednesday night for kids and adults from 5 p.m. until ??. Call for information on August 11 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.

There will be a Book Sale at the library on Monday, August 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 9 the hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. (One of our neighbors was able to buy a cookbook she really liked and borrowed many, many times from the library before it went for sale!)

On Tuesday, August 9 at 2 p.m., there will be a Craft Program for the Read-To-Me Club, which is comprised of children ages 2 ½ to 5. Pre-registration is required.

On Thursday, August 11 Scrapbooking for adults will take place at the library. Participants should bring their own photos. Pre-registration is required.

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.

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 Boulevard 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.

Join the East Pond Shorebird Walk at the Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, August 21 at 9 a.m. It is the peak of migration through Jamaica Bay and many different types of birds can be seen. Learn about conservation issues that affect migrating birds. Wear waterproof boots, sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring binoculars. Pre-registration is required.

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.

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

Help St. Virgilius School by getting and using Waldbaum’s Gift Cards when you shop at their food store. They come in different denominations: $25, $50 and $100. A portion of the card price bolsters school fundraising efforts. Gift cards are available during office hours at the rectory and school office or after the 5 p.m. Saturday mass. They can also be obtained by calling Dawn at 718 474-4182, Kieran at 718-474-6273 or Suzanne at 718-945-3922; gift cards obtained at these numbers will be delivered.

 Did you see it? Broad Channel “got ink” in Newsday’s G section last Sunday (July 31) in City Life in the form of a Then & Now article on page 10 that covered almost a half page of the newspaper. The article featured a photo of the Volies from yesteryear and a much more recent photo of the firehouse. A history of the island, including the struggle to own the land, was related by the writer. If you don’t read Newsday or just missed the article and recycled the paper already, a member of the historical committee probably saved the article for the archives in the library.

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 the weekend that you need it to appear in The Wave. Send email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com

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