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An Early Start for the Little North Pole

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Neponsit Ave. Right after he’s eaten his turkey and picked up some Black Friday deals for the Mrs., Santa Claus will be making a stop at the home of a good friend—Joe Mure. Christmas has come early this year to The Little North Pole, whic…

Rhapsody Players Ready To Rock ‘One-Night Only’

A big sound is coming to Rockaway this Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m., as the Rhapsody Players hit the Rockaway Theatre Company stage for a post-Thanksgiving celebration in song. The eight accomplished vocalists and six-piece band will be performing powerhouse hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and more at RTC’s Post Theater at Fort Tilden, with all tickets available directly at the door. For the group, it marks a welcome return. “We’ve got to do a show in Rockaway,” said the Player’s John Heffernan recently at a Bay Ridge benefit concert. Speaking to many Rockaway friends and fans who …

The New York Dippers Club Makes a Splash

Before filling your bellies with warm turkey and all the fixin’s, consider starting your holiday in an invigorating way, with a cold-water dip. The New York Dippers Club (NYDC) is taking off, and are welcoming all to join in on their daily dips into the Atlantic, or at the very least, for a grati…

Cristin Mullen Run Benefits St. Rose CYO

The spirit of Cristin Mullen lives on through the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy CYO program. On Friday, October 28, St. Rose honored the late athlete and celebrated the ways in which the proceeds of the Cristin Mullen Run are benefitting young athletes at the school. As described by Bobby …

One Year Later, Rockaway Remembers Lew

By Katie McFadden It’s been a whole year in Rockaway without Lew Simon. On Thursday, November 10, 100th Precinct Deputy Inspector Carlos Fabara, a dear friend of Lew, brought the community together for a candlelight vigil to remember the late Democratic District Leader who fought for everyone….

Election Results 2022

The results are in, and while some races are clear, one big Rockaway race is too close to call. Millions of voters across the state took to the polls in early voting and on Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, and as the polls closed at 9 p.m., results started to pour in. The race to watch …
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Pizza on the Point Comes to Breezy

Breezy Point finally has a pizza place and it’s on point. On October 29, Pizza on the Point opened with lines out the door, and that excitement has continued as locals line up to grab a slice of their own. With Tom McGoorty and Mike Strong of Breezy Point and Rockaway’s Pat Hayden and Meat Up …

Anna Palmer Brings Breast Cancer Awareness

Anna Palmer is a community member and a strong activist for Breast Cancer Awareness. She tirelessly goes to events to encourage people in the community to get their mammogram. Most recently, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, she held an event at the Community Serenity Garden (30-15 Seagir…

A 102-Year-Old Veteran Who’s Full of Life

Opportunities to sit and speak with those from the Greatest Generation, especially those who served our country, are becoming more rare as we start to lose them. But at nearly 102 years old, the self-proclaimed “Jimmy the Kid,” having lived a full life, is still full of life. On December 18, 1…

Ideas Welcome for Local Family Enrichment Center

Rockaway and Broad Channel residents—if you had the opportunity to design a family center—what would it physically look like? What programs would it offer? Where would it be located? With Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) being recently selected to run the ACS-sponsored Family E…

Rockaway Expats Populate  The World

Those who travel often find people they know in the strangest places. A former Rockaway resident sitting at a café on the Champs Elysees in Paris spotted a couple walking toward the Arc d’Triomphe. When they were approached, one of the men commented “It’s a good thing we are here with our own wiv…

What’s on the 2022 Ballot?

It’s that time again. Early voting is underway through November 6, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 and with governor on the ballot among several other important races, this election is not one to miss. Here’s a rundown of who you’ll see on your ballot this year. The race for governor is between current Governor Kathy Hochul (D) and running mate Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, and challenger, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R) and his running mate Alison Esposito. Hochul, the former Lieutenant Governor, became the first female governor of NY when she stepped into the role in August 2021 when Govern…

Army Corps & Partners Reflect on 10th Sandy Anniversary

Ahead of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and partners in city, state and federal government, stopped for a moment to reflect on how far the coastal communities impacted by the storm have come. On Friday afternoon, October 28, Assistant Secretar…

Attention: ‘A Few Good Men’ Comes To RTC

Things take a dramatic turn as “A Few Good Men” opens at the Rockaway Theatre Company at Fort Tilden on Friday night, November 4, at 8 p.m. The riveting drama involves two Marines on trial for murder where the official story may not be the whole the truth. The play and later film version, star…

Ten Years Later

Ten years. It was ten years ago as sometime after sunset on October 29, 2012, we watched the ocean rush down the street like a river, late for a scheduled meeting with the bay on the other side. Something many had only heard stories of from another storm 52 years earlier—Donna. The thought was a …

Putting Time in With Team Rubicon in Florida

When looking back on all of those who came to help Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy, Team Rubicon is at the top of many lists. It’s a name that stuck with people and is often recommended by locals as the go-to organization to donate to when a disaster strikes, anywhere in the world. After all, they…

What’s on the 2022 Ballot?

It’s that time again. Early voting is underway through November 6, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 and with governor on the ballot among several other important races, this election is not one to miss. Here’s a rundown of who you’ll see on your ballot this year. The race for governor is be…

Army Corps & Partners Reflect on 10th Sandy Anniversary

Ahead of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and partners in city, state and federal government, stopped for a moment to reflect on how far the coastal communities impacted by the storm have come. On Friday afternoon, October 28, Assistant Secretar…

Attention: ‘A Few Good Men’ Comes To RTC

Things take a dramatic turn as “A Few Good Men” opens at the Rockaway Theatre Company at Fort Tilden on Friday night, November 4, at 8 p.m. The riveting drama involves two Marines on trial for murder where the official story may not be the whole the truth. The play and later film version, star…

Ten Years Later

Ten years. It was ten years ago as sometime after sunset on October 29, 2012, we watched the ocean rush down the street like a river, late for a scheduled meeting with the bay on the other side. Something many had only heard stories of from another storm 52 years earlier—Donna. The thought was a …

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An Early Start for the Little North Pole

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Neponsit Ave. Right after he’s eaten his turkey and picked up some Black Friday deals for the Mrs., Santa Claus will be making a stop at the home of a good friend—Joe Mure. Christmas has come early this year to The Little North Pole, which will light up on Saturday, November 26. In its 27th year, the annual lighting of the Little North Pole will take place the Saturday right after Thanksgiving, giving locals and visitors alike even more time to see this holiday delight. With hopes of the weather being a little warmer, one of the …

This Week in History

November 23 Christopher Warren was born. Nancy Cregan was born. Mary Ryan was born.   1945- The United States stopped rations after World War II. However, sugar rations still existed.   November 24 Sheila Dalton was born. Mary Sanford was born.   1963 -Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters. 1971 – D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.   November 25 Margaret Powers was born. Jazmine Outlaw was born.   2002 – President…

An Early Start for the Little North Pole

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Neponsit Ave. Right after he’s eaten his turkey and picked up some Black Friday deals for the Mrs., Santa Claus will be making a stop at the home of a good friend—Joe Mure. Christmas has come early this year to The Little North Pole, whic…

This Week in History

November 23 Christopher Warren was born. Nancy Cregan was born. Mary Ryan was born.   1945- The United States stopped rations after World War II. However, sugar rations still existed.   November 24 Sheila Dalton was born. Mary Sanford was born.   19…

SPOTTED: THE TALK OF IRELAND

Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland you’ll be blessed with the Gift of Gab. Knowing some in this group, we think that’d be a bit of overkill! We can’t imagine them becoming more gifted in gab.  A large group of St. Francis de Sales parishioners from Rockaway made a trip to…

High Tide

***** Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for having loyal readers and simply awesome customers who have been so supportive this year (and every year!). We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. ***** Don’t expect any final call on the NYS Assembly race between Stacey Pheffer Amato and Tom S…

This Week in History

November 23 Christopher Warren was born. Nancy Cregan was born. Mary Ryan was born.   1945- The United States stopped rations after World War II. However, sugar rations still existed.   November 24 Sheila Dalton was born. Mary Sanford was born.   19…

SPOTTED: THE TALK OF IRELAND

Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland you’ll be blessed with the Gift of Gab. Knowing some in this group, we think that’d be a bit of overkill! We can’t imagine them becoming more gifted in gab.  A large group of St. Francis de Sales parishioners from Rockaway made a trip to…

High Tide

***** Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for having loyal readers and simply awesome customers who have been so supportive this year (and every year!). We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. ***** Don’t expect any final call on the NYS Assembly race between Stacey Pheffer Amato and Tom S…

Grateful For Silver Linings

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and feast on an abundance of food and drink. It’s about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with loved ones while chaotically preparing turkey, stuffing and all the comforting trimmings from sweet potato pie to pumpkin pie – and so …



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