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 There’s a thriller writer in our midst. Belle Harbor resident Thomas O’Callaghan may be one of the nicest guys you’d meet, so it’s hard to believe that some of the darkest, most twisted scenes in thriller writing have come from his mind. O’Callaghan has been a published thriller writer since 2006, with two novels under his belt and he’s on currently writing his next horrifying tale.

O’Callaghan knows that the path to publication can be a scary one itself. Before becoming an author

It’s all in your head.  That’s what my crystal ball is telling me about my latest pain.  Your back?  Your shoulder? It’s in your head.

You doubt my crystal ball? You should. My tips and predictions are usually a good sign to go the other way. If I say one thing, bet the opposite and enjoy the winnings.

I’m like a psychic with a million questions. Somebody not to be believed. You know how it is with psychics: What’s your name? Where did you grow up? Did you lose a loved one? You’re the

 While we celebrate with the beach, concession crawls and barbecues on this unofficial start to summer, let’s not forget the true meaning of this three-day weekend. Memorial Day is Monday, May 30 and several ceremonies will take place in honor of those who died while serving their country.

On Sunday, May 29, Broad Channel will be honoring our veterans with its annual Memorial Day parade. The event, hosted by the Broad Channel VFW will start at 1 p.m. with a wreath laying ceremony at the 17th

Our Summer/ Community Gui­de is out!  The 96 page FREE magazine is chock-full of infor­mation and great articles and an advertiser index (so you’ll know where to go or whom to call).  We will be distributing the guide from now through 4th of July weekend.   Picking the cover was a tough choice but we finally settled on a photo of a bike on the beach by Tim Burke.  A bike, a beach, a sunset – now that’s a cover!

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With beaches opening and the season getting underway it’s sometimes easy to

 We did it. The long winter, although it was a mild one, is behind us and it’s time for Rockaway to spring back to life. The unofficial start of summer is here. Despite ongoing boardwalk construction, beach season starts this weekend and many will be open to the public.

On Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m., local elected officials, as well as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, will gather at Beach 94th Street to announce the official opening of the beach for the 2016 summer season.

According to the

This cute little guy was spotted by our own Katie McFadden who snapped these pics of this seal as he lounged on the sand at Beach 110th Street last Saturday. Health of such crea­tures is always a concern but we checked with the Riverhead Foundation which monitors marine life and they said the seal, which is a greyseal, appeared to be in good shape and had been seen making visits along the beach as it made its way downtown.

These photos and a video of the seal waving and stretching were quite

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