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Nov 24, 2022

Facts You Probably don’t Need

 The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three-day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians. Turkey wasn’t on the menu.  Because they do not have teeth, turkeys have two stomachs to help them digest their food.  The human population has officially passed 8 billion.  Brad Pitt, while starring as Achilles in the movie Troy, ruptured his Achilles tendon on set.  China has just one time zone (Beijing time) that covers the whole country. In the westernmost provinces, the sun may not rise until 10 a.m. or set until midnight. The border with A…

Nov 24, 2022

Things To Do

Jimmy Crusher O’Neill Turkey Trot On Thursday, November 24, considering running this turkey day 5K on behalf of Jimmy O’Neill, a local 10-year-old boy who has been battling cancer. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 126th Street. Pre-register at Rockawaytc.org or go to in-person registration and bib pickup at the St. Francis Small Hall on Wednesday, 11/23 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.   100th Precinct Thanksgiving Dinner On Thursday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., head to the 100th Precinct at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd. for a free Thanksgiving meal. If …

Nov 24, 2022

Go Green CLIMATE CHANGE WORLD CONFERENCE AND HOW IT AFFECTS US

With temperatures in November starting off a full fifteen degrees warmer than the usual average temperate at this time of year and Hurricane ‘Ian’ being only the second recorded November hurricane in Florida’s history, maybe it’s time for us to focus our attention on what is taking place a few thousand miles away in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (referred to as COP27) is being held from November 6 until November 18, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Diplomats, ministers, and world leaders from 200 countries will be attending this most important event….

Nov 24, 2022

Wanna Wiggle at RISE?

Monday, November 28, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., is your opportunity to express yourself, let go, and improvise. Maria Spizuoco, dance teacher extraordinaire, is offering a free class at RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity), 58-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. She is filling in for Ann Fosteris of Fitness to You, who was gracious enough to get her as a substitute. Spizuoco studied dance at Temple University, and teaches five dance classes a day and then instructs kindergarteners through sixth-graders in an afterschool program. She has been looking for more opportu…

Nov 24, 2022

Cooking Oils

There are many different issues to consider when it comes to choosing a cooking oil. Taste is just one factor. Fat content is another factor. Obviously, in the context of this column, how the oil may affect your health is a major factor. Last January, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a research article that found that people who consumed more than 7 grams (0.25 ounce) of olive oil exhibited a significantly lower risk of death. Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet, a very healthy and heart-conscious diet. Saturated fat raises levels of LDL, o…

Nov 24, 2022

Spotlight on Estate Planning: Test Your Estate Planning Knowledge:

In the State of New York, if you have no formal estate planning done, and you pass away with assets titled in your name alone (no joint owner or beneficiary designation) without a Will (intestate) the Estate Powers and Trusts law establishes who will inherit from you (distributees), and in what order of priority. If you prefer a different distribution of your assets, you should have a Last Will and Testament. In addition to the Will, there are documents you should have in place so that family or loved ones can assist you with important matters during your lifetime. Those documents are commo…

Nov 24, 2022

Turkey Meatloaf with Pico de Gallo

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-1/2 pounds of fresh ground turkey 2 eggs 3/4 cup unseasoned panko crumbs 1 container of Pico de Gallo (you can substitute salsa)   Directions: In a medium bowl, add two eggs. Scramble them. Add the panko crumbs and toss to they are coated. Add the ground turkey. Mix.  Add ¾ container of Pico de Gallo. Mix thoroughly. Put the mixture on a baking sheet on parchment paper. Make it into a mold. Add the rest of the Pico De Gallo over the top. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Put the meatloaf in the oven and cook one hour.  It’s done when it r…

Nov 24, 2022

Happy Anniversary, Doc

Our Ask the Doc columnist, Dr. Peter Galvin and his bride, Maryellen, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this Friday, November 25. They were married at St Vincent Ferrer Church on Glenwood Road in Brooklyn (it poured – good luck they say). This photo was taken at their reception at the Carlyle, a catering hall that once stood on Avenue D in Brooklyn (right across the street was Mahoney’s, where they all went after the reception).  At the time, Galvin was in medical school, so they put off a honeymoon until Christmas week, when they went off to celebrate the magic of their marria…

Nov 24, 2022

ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES

Thanksgiving is finally here, and all through our little slice of heaven—there’s plenty to do to burn those delicious Turkey Day calories. Plan your Rockaway Good Times weekend crawl with our entertainment guide below.   LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY, November 23 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join The Three Amigos—Taylor, Pete and The Butthead—at Harbor Light for a Thanksgiving Eve to remember! Giddy up! 129-18 Newport Avenue 7 p.m. Rocco’s transforms into NYC’s hottest dance club with DJ Matt Finley spinnin’ classic disco to classic house—and everything in between! 115-10 Rockawa…


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