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We publish next week on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving.  Please move those deadlines up (send ads by Monday, Tuesday in the a.m.).  If you’ve got Black Friday or Happy Thanksgiving ads to run, get ‘em to us early!  

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A terrific documentary, “Jane” was screened at the old firehouse on Beach 59th Street.  It is an awe-inspiring tale of Jane Goodall, the woman famous for her studies of chimpanzees in the wilds of Africa. Although her story might be familiar, this documentary provides long lost footage from the early 60’s and gives fresh insight to her amazing story. Brett Morgen directed, and Debra Eisenstadt is one of the producers. Highly recommended.

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The venue for the film, the old firehouse, now called RISE (Rockaway Institute for Sustainable Environment), is a great space for meetings, lectures, film screenings (maybe parties). If you’re looking for space for such things contact the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

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Saturday, December 2. We just happen to have 4 tickets to St. John’s basketball. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you’d like to get a chance to win.

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There’s no reason to search for a Rockaway Times newspaper. Sign up to get the full paper every Thursday morning (except when we come out on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) by email.  Go to our website, Rockawaytimes.com and click on subscribe.

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Bummer alert. There is no Taste of Rockaway this fall. The event that drew hundreds (thousands?) of people and was a real highlight on the Things To Do calendar.  Robert Kaskel of Thai Rock, a driving force behind Taste, said it didn’t get enough support but hopes the spring version will take place.

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Striped bass must be biting. The ocean was calm on Sunday and hundreds of small boats including a handful of kayaks appeared just off the beach for some weekend fishing. The most popular spot seemed to be around Beach 88th.

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Historians Brian Merlis and Lee Rosenzweig will be signing copies of their newly-released book, Rockaway Point, Breezy Point and Roxbury Communities this Sunday, November 19, 1 p.m. at the Christ Community Church, 60 West Market Street, Breezy Point.

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We’re not saying it, we’re saying Lew said it. Democratic District Lew Simon said he expects current City Councilman Eric Ulrich, who was just reelected, to leave office before the end of the four year term. There will be a special election and Lew will run. 

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Somebody stopped in to say hello the other day and told us a bar, the Park End Tavern, was located at Riis Landing, adjacent to the old Coast Guard station. We found a news clipping from 1969 mentioning the place. That got us thinking about bygone places: Ark Drugs, Delicious Endings, Harbor Bakery, The Raintower, The Magnet, Harbor Blues clothing, Trunz, Ram’s Horn, Waldbaum’s, 29 Deli, Papa’s Pizza, The Bridge, Slice of Life, Light Ship, Pisces, Fajitas, Boggiano’s, Snug Harbor, Hickey’s, Bay Terrace, Roxbury Barn, Nathan’s, Wendy’s, Pier 92, Rock Away, Surfside Cinema and One Stop Photo. And Straight Talk, the newspaper.

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Running news: The Thanksgiving Mile & 5K in Breezy will kick off at The Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point on Thanksgiving morning. The Santa Shuffle is December 15.  Ho, ho, it’s ok to go slow. Contact John Edwards for more info  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Councilman Ulrich says the Mayor is coming to Rockaway Park for a Town Hall. We'll have more detail in the next week or so.

 

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