In The Spotlight
The American Princess pulled out Riis Landing on Thursday, August 8 for yet another adventure in hopes of bringing its boat full of passengers closer to some of Rockaway’s newest neighbors—whales and dolphins. However, unlike its usual daytime tours, this trip’s theme was whale tails and cocktails at sunset. American Princess Cruises’ new sunset whale watching tours are yet another unique way for locals to feel like they’re on a whale watching adventure in Cape Cod, but instead, with a backdrop
They danced, frolicked and had fun. Last Thursday, August 8, Rockaway Beach Autism Families 2nd Annual Dance Out For Autism Awareness drew scores of people to Caracas Beach 106th Concession, where individuals with autism, and their families and friends showcased their dancing prowess, all in the spirit of boosting autism awareness and acceptance. The event featured a disc jockey and photo booth, where attendees got to don costume accessories and forever memorialize the fun event with photos.
Members of Broad Channel’s VFW Post 260 and the North Channel Yacht Club honored local veterans by hosting a Snapper/Fishing Tourney this past Sunday, August 11. The vets from St. Albans VA Hospital came for a fun day of fishing and barbecuing while feeling the ocean breeze and listening to live music.
“We try to get together with veteran organizations and clubs in the neighborhood to get the St. Albans residents out from their everyday mundane institutional life,” Bob Prokopowicz, Auxiliary
“A real estate agent took us to the house and opened the front door. We didn’t even go into the house. We were looking from the front door to the back door and we saw water, and that was it,” Dora Helwig said, recalling the day nearly 50 years ago when she and her husband, Winston, decided that a house by the bay on Beach 43rd Street would become their forever home. But after five decades in a home full of love, loss, friendship, hardship, hard work, memories and more, Dora’s chapter spent in