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The Rockapulco Gold Music fest, in the parking lot at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, is Saturday. It’s in a tent so weather won’t be an issue, but the forecast calls for sun. It’s a launch party for the new Rockaway beer and some of Rockaway’s best musical talent will rock the tent from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Get your discount tickets online for $30 at RockapulcoRun.com or pay $40 at the door. Should be fun!

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The Graybeards Annual Blood Drive is Sunday morning, October 14, at St. Francis de Sales from 7:30 a.m. to  1:30 p.m.

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Well, the Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade won’t be as colorful. Ms. Colombia, who was known for his multi-colored beards and floral dresses was found dead in the water off Beach 149th Street. He was

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So all those long lines through the years add up. The Food Network had a segment recently on the Rockaway Beach Surf Club and Tacoway Beach. Turns out the TV host showed up just in time as Taco chef, Andrew Field, was preparing to serve his one millionth taco (including the ones served at Rockaway Taco which closed a few years back). The franchise with the Golden Arches better watch out.

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The car shuffle is over. Uptown summer parking rules are over for the season, so no need to

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Congrats to Tom Sullivan for his impressive win in the NY State Primary race last week. He beat Slawomir Platta. The newcomer to politics will take on State Senator Joe Addabbo in the November election.

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We got a tragic reminder of how dangerous the ocean can be this week. While swimming near Beach 86th Street on Sunday, Lamine Sarr, a 17-year-old student from Channel View School for Research, went missing. Rescue teams could not locate him. His body was recovered on Tuesday.

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Voting reminder: The state primary election date is Thursday, September 13, 2018. For Democrats, Governor Cuomo is being challenged by Cynthia Nixon. On the State Senate side, Republicans, Slawek Platta and Thomas Sullivan, vie for the right to challenge Joe Addabbo in the November general election.

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Seasonal reminder: Hurricane season has started and ends November 30. Rockaway and Broad Channel are in Evacuation Zone 1.

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Councilman Eric Ulrich chaired the Veteran’s

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The Catch a Cure run is this Sunday, September 30. The fun 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. at Beach 102nd Street. The run is held in honor of locals that died of cancer and proceeds help fund WISH, one of Rockaway’s great non-profits. You can register ahead of time by going to RockapulcoRun.com.

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The Army Corps of Engineers is holding public meetings regarding the Reformulation Plan (the plan to make Rockaway and other areas more resilient), and you can bet jetties and where they’ll

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If you’re reading this on Thursday, here’s a reminder to get out and vote. Primary Day is on Thursday this time around.

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According to the Commercial Observer, a media company covering commercial real estate, because Rockaway is experiencing a wave of residential development, there will be a retail boom. A senior executive at Cushman & Wakefield says the condos going up on Beach 116th Street “changes everything.”

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There was lots of online griping about a block party on

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The old, basically abandoned, decrepit, sad, sorry theater on Beach 116th Street has officially been sold for $6.125 million. Demolition plans have been submitted and approved. 

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Regular Local Color contributor, Timothy Moriarty, asked us to give a shout out to the Parks Department and Joe Mauro for doing a “fantastic job” clearing away sand last weekend at the Beach 74th ramp making it more wheelchair accessible for visiting disabled veterans.

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