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    Grinder Girl Now Does Swimwear Design


    Her skills include fire eating, snake charming and walking on glass. But local vaudeville performer Kiva Kahl, perhaps best known as “Grinder Girl,” has another talent: designing swimwear. As Grinder Girl, Kahl performed regularly on the David Letterman Show and made appearances elsewhere: her performances involved using a saw against her metal corset to create…

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    Golden Inspiration: A Tree Shines In Rockaway


    New life, as well as a touch of whimsy, have been brought to one Rockaway neighborhood by a local homeowner. A Beach Channel High School teacher with a background an art, Suzanne Riggs always liked to decorate the outside of her home, often using recycled materials to do so. She would also adorn her red…

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    Arts, News

    Godspell Rocks the Rockaway Theatre Company


      Godspell, an amazing, exuberant and revolutionary retelling of the gospel according to St. Matthew in song and dance, burst onto the stage of the Post Theater at Fort Tilden this past Friday night and enveloped the entire audience in a completely unique theatrical experience the likes of which few theater goers have ever experienced….

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    Arverne Family Sees Hope After Sandy


    Good news finally came to an Arverne family whose home is being fixed by AmeriCorps after it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Suamy Blanco, the homeowner, had been living with his wife and three kids on the top floor of their home ever since Sandy brought a surge of water, destroying the basement and first…

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    Rockaway remembers at Tribute Park


    Seventy-six individuals from throughout the Rockaway peninsula perished during the September 11, 2001 attacks. And last Thursday, 13 years after a day that altered American history, those seventy-six names were read aloud during a memorial ceremony at Tribute Park in Rockaway. Tears were shed as family members, friends and other community members placed roses around…

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    Home sharing service Airbnb thrives in Rockaway


    It’s no secret that Rockaway has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. But where to stay has long been a challenge. Now some locals are offering options thanks to, a website offering unique overnight stays for travelers. And the options are varied, from single rooms to entire homes. In Rockaway, beachside condos,…

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    The Rockaway Times Bike

    The new Rockaway Times logo includes a bicycle and what better way to tell the world than to put a bike on the roof of the RT booth? We’ve gotten comments from “good place to work out during lunch hour” and “ET Phone Home.”

Back in the Day

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    Back In The Day

    Is it just us or did they make kids older back then? Fran Stathis dropped off a couple of classics from PS 114. This photo is from 1936.

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