August 18, 2006 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

August is nearly halfway gone! Where did the time go? Summer is almost over-and in our little corner of the world, that means only one thing. It is almost time for Countdown Friday, Family Fun Day, Making a Float and the Grand Parade. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Mayor Edward I. Koch came to Rockaway this week to flail the holder of the seat in the Sixth Congressional District and endorse a competing candidate in a primary election on Tuesday, September 10. He endorsed the Rev. More...

On The Boardwalk At Rockaway Park In The Year 1910

This shot of the Rockaway Park Boardwalk was taken from atop Curley's Hotel at the Beachfront, on the west side of Beach 116 Street. The Promenade was twenty feet wide and less than two feet in height. More...

On The Beach

Why Go To Southampton?

I hope you were able to fare well during the most recent barbarous heat wave. It was dreadful; yet it reminded me once again just how lucky we are to live here. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Despite promises by city officials to cease dumping in the Edgemere Landfill by trucks from other sanitation districts, the dumping continues. More...

From The Right

Senate Passes Bill Protecting Teens On Abortion

In most high schools throughout our country, young girls cannot go on a field trip, take an aspirin, or participate in sex education without their parent's permission. More...

MovieScope

'Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby' - Very Fast And Very Funny

During one climatic moment in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," a spectacular two-NASCAR crash seems to go on endlessly, the bashed-up autos tumbling over and over until the stadium announcers decide to cut to a commercial. More...

Drawing On Science

Monarch Butterfly Migration You may have noticed many Monarch Butterflies passing through our area. These insects are migrating ... winging their way toward Mexico where they will settle in for the winter. More...

Health & Harmony

To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

"To sleep, perchance to dream." This quote from Shakespeare has always been a favorite of mine. Shakespeare, the master of narration of human complexities, ironies and intrigue was anything but subtle in his tales of woe. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Breezy's Beautiful Bride On The Bay

+ 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday It was the wedding of the year, the first I have heard of where a marriage ceremony was performed on the Bayside Beach at the foot of 219. More...

From The Artists Studio

Indaculture Returns And The Rubin Museum Rockaway Artists Alliance

Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Tilden through August 24 on the outdoor Rockaway Moon Stage between sTudio 6 and sTudio 7 Galleries. (Inside sTudio 7 if it rains.) BYO blankets, chairs, coolers, family and friends. More...

The Inner Voice

by Marilyn Gelfand

These days it is often difficult to tell the difference between perception and fact. More...

Simon says...

Thursday, August 17, State Senator Malcolm Smith will speak at a Town Hall meeting to be held at the Ellen Connolly Dance Studio, 114-03 Beach Channel Drive on the ground floor. More...

Beachcomber

While the Parks Department continues to say that there are plenty of lifeguards to patrol our beaches, anybody who lives in Rockaway knows that it not true. More...

It's My Turn

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He can be contacted at More...

Beachcomber

Word on the street is that Steven Good has taken on the task of reopening the "Last Stop Caf More...

Focus On Financial Affairs

Tools, Strategy And Wise Investors

Across the country, mutual fund companies are now offering - or will soon offer - their version of an investment vehicle known as the Individually Managed Account (IMA). More...

Broad Channel Bits

The sunlight used to stream into the house at 5 a.m.; now it's still pretty dark at 5:30 and getting up for work is harder when it's somewhat dark. And, of course, darkness comes earlier in the evening now than it did in the middle of the summer. More...

Erin On The Rox

The Baby Boomers who hosted the 60th Birthday Bash would like to thank Mary Armour, Jeanie & Mike Byrnes, Isabelle & Pete Glowacz, Laura & John Heeseman, Jane Morgan and Dee & Walter Ward for hiring photographer Kathy Sebade to capture the memories m More...

Souvenir Photograph On A Postcard From Rockaway Beach 1906

The handsome couple posing for this souvenir photo were all smiles (I guess!) under that seriously sober pose in the San Francisco studio, on the Bowery or Amusement Midway in the Seaside section of Rockaway Beach. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The sunlight used to stream into the house at 5 a.m.; now it's still pretty dark at 5:30 and getting up for work is harder when it's somewhat dark. And, of course, darkness comes earlier in the evening now than it did in the middle of the summer. More...


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