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Next week is Thanksgiving so we won’t be delivering the hard copy of the paper until Friday, November 26. We will be emailing the paper, as usual, on Thursday. If you can’t bear to wait to read The Rockaway Times, now would be a good time to sign up for the email version, which is free, of course. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we’ll add you to the list.

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Stand by your pan. That’s not a typo (as in, stand by your man). That’s the message from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires. So, with all the cooking that’ll be going on around Thanksgiving, please stand by your pan.

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Speaking of cooking, The Rockaway Times is offering an expanded food and beverage menu. Dan Guarino is speaking to local restaurateurs each week (this week with Pico and Batesy’s, Chris Miles); Scott Ruscillo is doing monthly reviews and James Mallios of Bar Marseilles and other establishments will be penning a regular column covering trends, specialty cocktails and recipes. See his debut column on Page 46. Yummy stuff. 

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The TV show Blue Bloods was being filmed last week on the boardwalk and at Boarders Surf Shop on Beach 92nd Street. Donnie Wahlberg, one of the show’s stars, was said to be quite nice towards fans. According to some local sources, the guest star, Jimmy Buffett of Margaritaville fame, was playing himself and an impostor of himself¬. And if we’re wrong? Don’t blame us; some people claim that there's a woman to blame.

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Get up early tomorrow (Friday, November 19) if you want to see the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years. The lunar wonder will last about 3 hours, 28 minutes. The moon should be in the west that morning, if you’re looking. If you’re up at 4:03 a.m., that’ll be peak eclipse. We look forward to your photos!

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There will be a Thanksgiving Interfaith service at St. Francis de Sales Church on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. It’s an opportunity for people of different faiths to come together in the spirit of community and gratitude. There will also be a tribute to Lew Simon. A Potluck Dessert Reception will take place in the SFDS Auditorium afterwards. Please bring a dessert that can be shared.

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Help light up Broad Channel! The annual $5,000 Giveaway to raise the money is now underway. Tickets for the raffle are $50 and only 400 tickets will be sold. There will be one grand prize winner of $5,000 plus 9 additional cash prizes. The drawing will be on Facebook live on November 24, 8 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased at  www.bclights21.eventbrite.com  

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Liz Hanna and Stacey Amato will host the traditional Menorah Lighting on Beach 116th Street on November 29 at 5 p.m. Lew Simon will be remembered as will Noni Ostrow Signoretti, two people, gone too soon, who loved this time of year.

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The members of the St. Francis de Sales Bereavement Ministry invite anyone who has recently lost a loved one to join them for a Memorial Prayer Service on Saturday, December 4, at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis de Sales Church, Beach 129th St. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served after in Monsignor Reddy Hall.

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Kudos to the Graybeards, RIBS, and Blessed Trinity volunteers who picked up more than 2,000 bags of canned goods and other items to help local food pantries in advance of Thanksgiving. And kudos to all who gave!

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