HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

High Tide
Typography

*****

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  And thanks to readers who sent in mom pics.  See pages 21 and 38.

*****

Ok, we were all complaining but we weren’t wrong!  The lousy April weather we endured was historic. It was the coldest April since 1894. 

*****

Congratulations to the photographers who’ve had their entries selected to be in the next round of The Rockaway Times Photo Contest. These photos will be blown up to poster size and adorn the boardwalk, ferry landing, and Broad Channel. A few others, which didn’t crack the Top 30, but were loved anyway, will get the poster treatment, too (though not be eligible to win the Grand Prize of $500). Thanks to the NYC Parks Department, NYC Ferry, the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the Rockaway Artists Alliance and John Cori—this is much more than a contest—it’s a Rockaway event!

*****

Almost time for outdoor hoops. Registration for the St. Francis Summer Classic is now open at  www.sfdsparish.org. People who signed up to be members of the Bugalou Music Series are eligible for a discount of the summer league.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

*****

Last week, we published a letter from Jane Deligiannis, saying that she found an old class ring a few year’s back. We’re happy to report that it got the attention of Kevin Sautner, the son of the late Jeanne Keely Sautner, who the ring belonged to. On Monday, May 7, Jeanne’s husband, Donald Sautner, stopped by the office to let us know that he was going to meet Jane to retrieve the ring. We’re glad to hear it fell into the right hands!

*****

We print Local Color photos every week but we’ve got to put that on hold as we print Photo Contest Finalists this week and next. We’ll do our best to get to the backlog and if you were thinking of sending in new ones, maybe hold off until we clear the deck.

*****

Our next issue is May 17. Two days earlier, May 15, the summer parking rules go into effect. Saturday, May 19 starts at 12:01 a.m. and tickets have been put on cars minutes after the clock strikes midnight. Be sure to move your cars!

*****

After last summer’s ferry service proved so popular (in other words, people were left at the dock because the boats were too small and ran too infrequently,) Hornblower announced that Rockaway will get bigger boats and more frequent service this time around. It’s great news that the City and Hornblower are recognizing how important good ferry service is.

*****

There was a tiny thread of a Rockaway connection with the news that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was accused of sexual assault by four women. One of the four, Michelle Manning, volunteered in Rockaway after Sandy and wrote extensively about the failures of the Red Cross and other post-storm issues.

*****

The Broad Channel American Legion Auxiliary will host an "Oldies But Goodies Night of Doo-Wop" on Saturday, June 9. Of course, you should come in your best ‘50s outfit. Limited tickets are available on a first come basis. There will be no tickets sold at the door! For more info or tickets, call Carol: 917-930-0546, Janet: 718-483-3811 or Margaret: 917-751-3698. Proceeds will support the Legion’s veterans programs.

*****

Like kayaking? The new Community Boathouse on Beach 88th St. is now planning their free kayaking schedule for this summer. Individuals and community organizations interested in getting in on the fun as volunteers or participants should contact Rick Horan: 718-530-0040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS
Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.