October 13, 2006 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Halloween Activities Coming

Overall, the September weather was great and, so far, the October weather has been very enjoyable. Beautiful blue skies with a few puffy clouds, gentle breezes and lots of sunshine are continuing to ripen tomatoes for some folks. More...

MovieScope

'The U.S. Vs. John Lennon' - The Battling Beatle

Known as the "smart" Beatle, John Lennon could also be called the "smartass" Beatle, particularly after he left the Fab Four and went on his own with second wife Yoko Ono. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Care For Your Mum

The flowers we have tended to all summer long are beginning to fade. The days have been getting a bit colder, and the air more brisk. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Playland's Transportation Depot And Parking Lot On The Shore Of The Bay

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Rockaway's Playland Amusement Park promoted the Rockaways, as well as its "Biggest Little Amusement Park in the World." More...

Social Security And You

Apply Now If You Are Planning a January, 2007 Retirement

If you are planning an early 2007 retirement, now is the time to contact Social Security. Here's why: we generally encourage people to notify us about three months More...

Chamber Chat

The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance will be held on Monday, October 23, 6:00 p.m. at Russo's on the Bay. We are proud to announce our 2006 honorees. More...

Focus On Financial Affairs

Long-Term Investing: The Tax Advantage

Under current tax laws, if you hold an investment for less than a year and realize a gain when you sell, you will be taxed on the gain at your ordinary income tax rate. If you sell after 12 months, your long-term capital gains tax rate will be 15%. More...

From The Right

A Vietnam Veteran and Iraq

It was forty years ago yesterday, October 12 1966, that Bill Terlik reported for duty with the United States Army at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. More...

It's My Turn

This information is provided by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Dr. Louis Abelson, a physician from Far Rockaway with an office at John F. Kennedy International Airport, takes time out from a session of the International Congress of Military Medicine to meet with His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. More...

Beachcomber

There is a disquieting phenomenon in our schools that needs to be addressed. More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockabilly At RAA And Friday The Thirteenth Rockaway Artists Alliance

final weekend: RAA's month-long arts festival featuring visual, performing and spoken word artists. On view through October 15 at the Rockaway Center for the Arts. Admission to the exhibition and special events is free. More...

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Protecting Your Home: Know The Facts Prior to Transferring Your Interest

Many clients who come to see us are interested in transferring the title of their home to their children. More...

Drawing On Science

Pluto Demoted

In the 1930's, astronomer C.W. Tombaugh snapped thousands of photographs through the lens of the Lowell Observatory's telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona. More...


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