In The Spotlight
Photos by Artie Raslich/ GothamWhale.org
The American Princess’ last whale watching trip of the season ended in a big way. Guests on the Sunday, December 4 trip caught a glimpse of a rare North Atlantic Right Whale just three miles off of Rockaway. While the sighting was very exciting, not all was right with the mammal, as it appeared to be entangled, according to FireIslandAndBeyond.com, which broke the story.
It may seem like old news to spot a whale in our local waters as there have been
Eric Ulrich, reality TV star? The idea may not be so farfetched. Our local councilman of District 32 may soon be under a larger public eye on small screens across the nation.
Earlier this week, the New York Times’ J. David Goodman broke the news that Councilman Ulrich could be the subject of a new reality TV show that would follow his every move. Producers Brad Trackman and Johnny Russo saw the star potential of the young Republican councilman who is considering a mayoral run and approached
Out Rockaway has plenty to celebrate, but most recently the local LGBT group celebrated its two-year anniversary.
Back on December 5, 2014, locals Timmy Burke and Ed Mallon asked five friends to help form an organization that was a first for the local community. Out Rockaway is a social group that provides a safe outlet for gay and lesbian people to get together. “Our mission is to unite the individual LGBT people of Rockaway into a community of support and friendship,” co-founder Mallon
If you said that one year ago this month Broad Channel and St. Virgilius Church hit a high note, you’d be right.
The BC community’s New Life Choir, which regularly performs at church services and other events, started late last year from a simple idea. Choir director Doris Dady recalls it all started with a Facebook request. Longtime resident and community organizer Margaret Howard Wagner posted that she was looking for a place where she might sing with a group for Christmas Mass, since she