August 7, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Summer is really flying past us at a very fast pace. Fortunately, a month or so is still available for all to enjoy. Saturday is the Irish Festival — it looks to be a really fun day, with many different events to enjoy. More...

Beachcomber

Rockaway's beaches got a passing grade last week from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which issued a report stating that both Coney Island and Rockaway had safe beaches, getting three stars out of five. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

History As Art

"The Art of Robin and William Pogrebitskiy" opens in sTudio 7 Gallery on Sunday, August 16 (see gray box for details). But this is not simply an exhibit of splendid artwork. More...

Simon says...

On Wednesday, July 22 I received my monthly cable bill from Time Warner Cable. The envelope contained a brochure for a number of coming changes. There was a new navigator and everyone can get start over. More...

Poetry...

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Dorothy Dunne

You're A Doll!

"You're a Doll!" How many times have you said that to someone? And, now you Can be a Doll. Editor of The Wave, Howard Schwach, called me to let me know he received an image and likeness doll of me from "My MINIME. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 One teenager drowned on Sunday, August 6, near Beach 67 Street, and one near Beach 9 Street came so close to drowning he still is in a coma. "This is a tragedy. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Most people love to get away from life's worries, whether it be a week at the beach, a trip to visit friends or relatives, or traveling to an exotic overseas destination. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Let's Go To The Beach At Rockaway

Many a deleted expletive was uttered by drivers of automobiles in the mid 1920s to the late 1930s. Getting to the beach on a hot summer day during the week was not as bad as on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday! More...

The Inner Voice

We can change ourselves. Life is about flow, like a river constantly moving, where nothing stays the same. It is made up of a little of this and a little of that. We have an intellectual and an emotional side. More...

The Progressive

Blaming The Victim

On July 23, 2009 E.J. McMahon of the Manhattan Institute's Empire Center criticized public employee unions for considering not endorsing the governor. McMahon feels the unions are biting the hand that fattens them, as the byline stated. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Enjoy Your Cut Flowers Longer

Whether you receive a loose bouquet of fresh cut flowers as a gift, pick a bunch from your local florist, or cut them from the flowering plants in your garden - there are a few tips to extending the life of your colorful blooms. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

And the rains came, and the lightening and thunder and hail and then a rainbow, but by that time we felt it would not be safe to proceed with the concert featuring Kenny Vance & The Planotones and so the concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug More...

The Rockaway Beat

Prove To Me That The Firefighter Test Is Biased

I am tired of hearing that a test has to be biased if too many minorities fail that test. Perhaps that is because I have made up too many tests and proctored many more. More...

It's My Turn

Health Care Reformers: Don't Forget Women

Ralph Riviello, MD, MS, is a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health and an attending physician at Hahnemann University Hospital. More...


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