March 21, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Summer In The City

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org "Structure" Spotlight: Mary Blair translates energy and mood into paint in "Summer Storm, 59th Street Bridge. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Many Old Time Bathing Lines Preceded Civil Service Lifeguards

During the mid 1870s rough surf acting on high and steep beach berms caused drowning to increase in the Rockaways. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Members of Community Board 14 met for the second time this month, on Tuesday, March 15. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Unlike last year, when taxpayers were afforded two extra days to file their personal income tax returns, this year's deadline to file federal and state returns is April fifteenth. More...

School Scope

$220 Billion for Bail Out, Zilch for Schools

The education "reformers" always talk about accountability in terms of "no excuses" for poverty, large class sizes, etc. More...

The Progressive

Attacks And My Response

Frequently, all political commentators are forced to examine their statements and reflect on their validity. Many never change their views. They cannot be called flip floppers. I am often a flip flopper. More...

Broad Channel Bits

National Parks Week Coming April 19 -- 27

The weather has not been extreme of late. So, without further comment on it, here is what's happening locally: The Broad Channel Pre-K will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Abbracciamento's Still Caters At The Explorer's Club

Frank Abbracciamento, former chef and owner with his mother Frances, of Abbracciamento's on the Pier Restaurant in the Rockaways, has now been in the catering business in CA and NY and all over, with his sister Alda Spina for quite a number of year More...

From the Editor's Desk

First, Shoot All The State Officials

Shakespeare was right when he wrote, "First, kill all the lawyers." He just didn't write about the right group. If he were alive today, he would have focused instead on our state legislators - many of whom are lawyers. More...

HOROSCOPE

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The Inner Voice

How we choose to look at life is up to each of us. I was walking on the beach one day last week, and it was raining and sunny at the same time. I had an umbrella for when it rained, and it was light enough to carry when the sun was strong. More...

MovieScope

'The Other Boleyn Girl' - Kept Her Head

In the '60's, the group, Herman's Hermits, recorded a fun pop song called, "I'm Henry the Eighth I Am." While this ditty was not necessarily about the 16th century English monarch, one thing is for certain: Henry VIII wasn't much fun. More...

Simon says...

MTA Executive Director Elliot Lee Sander recently announced that the old Rockaway Beach line of the LIRR is on the five year proposed capital budget list. We are aware that it will not happen overnight. More...


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