March 1, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

There we sat last Friday night, my good friends Geoff and Sophia and me. We just came from a great time at Rockaway Artists Alliance workshop held in LIC, and stopped off at a great Greek restaurant on Steinway Street, Astoria. More...

My Turn

What To Do With $20 Million

What do you want to do with $20 million, Rockaways? If you had that sort of budget authority to see economic development spurred in the peninsula, how would you spend it? That's what I've been racking my brain over ever since I heard about it. More...

School Scope

Have I Got A Story to Tell

Is it safe to come out of the post-Sandy waters by writing about education issues again? Well, maybe not. Possibly when we are all enjoying the beach (I already bought my new Costco beach chairs and umbrella) again – if there is a beach. More...

Paw Prints

Exercise Season Is Approaching

Now, exercise can be complicated, from when, how much, how often and what kind...if you think about it, the same rules apply to each of us! More...

Words

Why Did We Stop Reading Aloud? I am from a family of 10…well, 12 I guess, if you count the parents. Ten kids running about with one real bathroom was, to say the least, extremely chaotic. My oldest and youngest siblings are 22 years apart. More...

Eye On Rockaway

Parks Department Plans Need Community Input

For most people in Rockaway life after Superstorm Sandy has been one of rebuilding and trying to get their lives back on track to normalcy. More...

Boyleing Points

Okay, the Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday which is a mouthful when you think about it. I’m thinking it should just be called Shamrock. The Rockaway version is kinda the Woodstock of the many St. More...

Beachcomber

Call 311. Like if you see something – like a steel structure that might fall—- hanging off the Park Theater at 148 Beach 116th. Please call and report it. Maybe community input will wake these negligent building owners. More...

Slice Of Life

Technology Etiquette

No calls during dinner, no calls after 8 p.m., and no phones in our rooms. These were the phone rules in my parent’s house. If the phone rang after 9 p.m., it would be an emergency or bad news. More...

Inner Voice

There’s an old expression that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Isn’t everything in the eye of the one that is looking? Our perspective colors what we see like a lens of perception. More...

From The Artists Studio

The recent art workshop for RAA hosted by Materials for the Arts was an enormous success. Let’s hear the comments of a few of those who attended: “I haven’t had this much fun in a long time.” “Much needed outlet. More...

Simon says...

This Saturday come one, come all and show your support for our local Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We kick off at 1 p.m. More...


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