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We heard Laurel.  (That's an internet joke).

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The 38th Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity run is Sunday, rain or shine. This year’s event honors the memories of Pat Tracy, Terry Flaherty, and Richie Bollman. All proceeds benefit HeartShare. You can get more info at HeartShare.org.

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This Saturday, May 19, the Annual Ryan Rudden Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held at the hockey rink on Beach 108th off the boardwalk. Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m.

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We’ve been getting calls, emails and even visits from people eager to get their hands on the Rockaway Times Summer Guide 2018. Next week, folks, next week. It will be delivered with the paper next Thursday, May 24.  We will also restock newsstands and other spots through the 4th of July.

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If you’re looking to put in Congrats Ads for the new graduate, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Happy Anniversary to Sean Sheridan and the Bayhouse. Just about a year ago, the Breezy bar/restaurant reopened after being destroyed by Sandy.

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Music fans please note. The Bugalou Music Series has postponed what would have been the season’s final show this Saturday because of Clare Droesch’s passing.  

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Roll up your sleeve. This Sunday at St. Francis de Sales gym from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the annual Blood Drive in memory of Walter Blum will be held. Hats off to all who make this worthwhile event happen!

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So a company called Original Grain came up with an idea about making timepieces and bracelets out of wood and steel. And sometimes not just any wood. The company made watches using 1923 Yankee stadium wooden seats. And seats and reclaimed wood from Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Well, look out now, the company is turning out bracelets “To honor the rich history and resiliency of the largest urban beach in the U.S.”  (That’s Rockaway). The bracelets will be made of reclaimed wood from the boardwalk and will include sea green glass beads. The launch is May 24. You can go to OriginalGrain.com to order.

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The EDC says all asbestos has been removed from the courthouse and, yes, it is going to be a medical facility. When?  Come on, you want everything?

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Here’s another reminder that the Rockaway Business Alliance is spearheading a fun street festival on Friday, May 18 from 6-10 p.m. on the beach block of 116th Street. Everybody is invited to Rock The Nite Away.

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It worked for a ring, maybe it will for a tackle box. Bill Louw is trying to find the owner of a tackle box loaded with fishing supplies, that he found on Shore Front Parkway a few weeks back. Is it possibly yours? Shoot Bill an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“It seems like it’s just a matter of time before New Yorkers will be legally able to reach for their bongs while betting on the Mets,” writes Bob Hardt on NY1.com (Well, maybe people will hit the bongs AFTER betting on the Mets but we take his point).  The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for sports gambling everywhere and there is a push in New York to legalize marijuana, so the times, they are a-changing.

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U.S. Education Secretary DeVos visited the Yeshiva Darchei Torah Boys School in Far Rockaway on Wednesday.  She has been criticized for not visiting public schools in the city with the largest public school system in the country.

 

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