August 17, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

Beachcomber

City Councilman James Sanders says that one of the major problems faced by police area toy guns that look real, especially to police officers facing the gun-toting teen. More...

Broad Channel Bits

We are headed toward the end of August and summer's home stretch- here's what's happening in the Channel: Ruffle Bar dinners every Wednesday, proceeds to BCVFD. Look for sauerbraten and surf & turf in the coming weeks. More...

Cross Currents

September is 'National Preparedness Month': Is Rockaway Prepared?

Recent fires, heavy rain, flooding, a tornado and the possibility that a hurricane can run up the coast and hit New York City should alert Rockaway residents that they need to do all they can to become prepared for all kinds of emergencies. More...

Erin On The Rox

On July 21, Charlie Weinsheimer celebrated his 80th birthday at St. Genevieve's Hall. His 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, along with the rest of his family and friends, helped him celebrate his special day. More...

From The Artists Studio

Adult Art Classes; Still Time to Catch the Moon

RAA Contact Info: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718- 474-4373; e-mail: rock art116@aol.com; website: www.rockaw ayartistsalliance.org. The Summer Moons Free Concert/ Entertainment Series: Start time: 7 p.m. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

The old saying was "We're going to the dogs," when actually, the dogs, along with the cats, will be coming to us. I've just learned that the Freeport Animal Rescue will be at the Fall Festival both Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. More...

MovieScope

'Survival Dawn' - Survival Of The Thinnest

Christian Bale is an actor in the Robert De Niro body-transformation tradition. But while De Niro put on pounds for aging boxer Jake LaMotta of "Raging Bull," Bale tends to take them off for his tortuous roles. More...

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Long-Term Care Insurance

In past articles we have described the Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, as a means for financing long-term care for the elderly or disabled. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

What's At Stake

I registered to vote as a Democrat shortly after I got out of college. My father made me do it. Although he often voted Republican, he'd always been a Democrat and so had our entire family. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... The commotion coming from the Tuesday night Bingo match at 85-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was not in celebration. A portion of the ceiling, which apparently was saturated, came down over the players. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Walk For A Cause

News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News • 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. More...

Health & Harmony

Echinacea

Information about the value of Echinacea when used to treat or prevent colds has come under fire in recent years. More...

On The Beach

Steel Magnolias Bloom At Post Theatre

Why I just do declare... y'all just got ta get yusselves all gussied up and get up to The Post Theatre this weekend and honey, y'all gonna have such a good time! More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

For Those Rockawayites Who Collect Matchbooks

During a recent postcard and paper ephemera show and sale, yours truly came across and purchased three matchbook covers concerning the Rockaways. 1. More...

Social Security And You

SSA And SSI: What's The Difference?

The question posed above is one we receive often, in a variety of ways. "What's the difference between SSA and SSI?" Or "Are Social Security and Supplemental Security Income the same thing?" The short answer is no, they're not. More...

Weed And Seed Report

The Weed and Seed Steering Committee has approved a project to do workshops in the local developments on the peninsula. We need your help to make the undertaking a success! The purpose of Project Neighbor H.E.L.P. More...


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