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Apr 28, 2016

The Lazer Speaks. Rockaway gets Noisy!

RAA debuted the Noisy Paint Box exhibition on Saturday, and it was a blast, and noisy! The idea is to combine several sensory experiences at once to enhance the entire, holistic gestalt. And guess what, it works. Combining some innovative, avant-garde art works with music in the great sTudio 7 space gave everyone walking around a little beat to their step. And here is the great thing…they served beer and wine for $3! I mean even if you didn’t like art, and you didn’t care for music, you could really enjoy yourself for about $20! For some nights there is a cover charge, for instance the Gray…

Apr 28, 2016

COUNCIL TO VOTE TO MAKE DEFIBRILLATORS

AVAILABLE FOR YOUTH BASEBALL TEAMS On April 20th, 2016, the City Council voted on legislation making defibrillators available to youth baseball teams and requiring defibrillators at games and practices. Out of the 51 total NYC council members, 46 voted in favor of the legislation with four abstentions and one member out on medical leave. This local law, sponsored by Council Members Steven Matteo and Corey Johnson, will require the City to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to youth baseball leagues playing on City-owned land at no cost. It would also require the City to prov…

Apr 28, 2016

A Veterinarian Tip

Does your veterinarian have New York State Licensed Veterinary Technicians on staff? Licensed Veterinary Technicians, or LVT’s as they are known are much more than assistants to the veterinarians. They have had to pass a New York State licensing exam, compiled of 200 questions covering all areas of veterinary medicine. This test can only be taken after a rigorous two years of intense training at an accredited college such as Delhi, LaGuardia, Suffolk and Mercy. The veterinary technician’s role in an animal hospital is comprised of being an anesthesiologist, a radiologist, a dental hygienis…

Apr 28, 2016

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge – Have you been there?

 “I have lived here all my life and didn’t know this place was here!” is a common reaction that Ranger Chavone Richardson and her colleagues often hear from new visitors at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The Wildlife Refuge is managed by the National Park Service and is part of Gateway National Recreation Area. It is composed of the open water and intertidal salt marshes of Jamaica Bay. It is also one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in the Northeastern United States and one of the best places in New York City to observe migrating species. More than 330 bird species have been spo…

Apr 28, 2016

Facts You Probably don’t Need

A lost masterpiece by Da Vinci is likely hidden behind a wall in Florence, but nobody is willing to take the wall down because it also has Giorgio Vasari’s priceless “Battle of Marciano” mural painted on it.   Every new issue of Hustler Magazine has been sent to all 535 Members of Congress since 1983 by owner Larry Flynt.   While filming The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell mistakenly smashed a priceless 1870’s Martin Guitar on loan from the museum when the prop department forgot he was holding the original. The Martin Museum says “The company will no longer loan guitars to movies u…

Apr 28, 2016

Spotted: Rocking More Than The Rock Times Tee !

We love seeing the Rockaway Times t-shirts on our readers but we were especially thrilled to see Michael Woods, not only in a coral classic but he brought with him a gift:  a handmade heart shaped sign.  The “rock” in Rockaway is made of rocks.  We love it, Michael!    

Apr 28, 2016

Photo Contest Entries Get Spotlight at Playland

 You hit us with your best shots and now it’s time to choose the top snaps. The Rockaway Times received hundreds of entries for the first Oh, Snap! Photo Contest, which ended on April 15. Photo contest organizer, John Cori, says there were roughly 400 entries into the contest, which launched in January. Anyone had a chance to submit photos falling under 10 categories, including 1)Sunsets/sunrise 2) jetties 3) surfing/ surfers 4) family/group fun on the beach 5) Dogs 6) Jamaica Bay-Boats, jetskis, etc. 7) Nature 8) Rockaway Bridges- Marine Parkway/ Cross Bay 9) Rockaway/ Broad Channel Sport…

Apr 28, 2016

Born Yesterday – In Town All Night!

Many years ago Grace and I were strolling through Toys R Us looking for the perfect birthday gift for our girls when I happened to spy what I thought was a unique toy guaranteed to bring hours of playful fun to our (then) small daughters, Amy and Vicky. It was basically a 10-foot section of plastic track, high on one end and ground level on the other, upon which sat a small cart with wheels. I immediately alerted Grace to my find.  “Are you out of your small male mind?  It’s a midget roller coaster! We’ll have to watch them every second! The girls will fall out of it and hurt themselves!  …

Apr 28, 2016

This Week in History

APRIL 28 Jim Moore was born.   1945 – Benito Mussolini was executed. 1947 – Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki.   APRIL 29 Terence McNicholas was born. Mary Sternhell was born.   1986 – Pitcher Roger Clemens set a major league baseball record by striking out 20 batters in a regular nine-inning game. He repeated his feat in 1996. 1992 – A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.   APRIL 30 Rose Love Resker was born. Margaret O’Hanlon was born.   180…


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