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Please take notice of our advertisers as the holiday season approaches. Please shop locally, hold company parties, go to holiday boutiques, cater your affair, spread the cheer in Rockaway!

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That’s a lot. The Graybeards conducted a food drive last weekend and collected 1,800 bags of food from generous Rockaway people. We figure bags have to weigh at least a couple of pounds, so they picked up some 3,600 pounds of food for families in need. Great job, Graybeards! And thanks to all who contributed (including young people doing volunteer community service).

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The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association is having a meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 7 p.m. at P.S. 114, 134-01 Cronston Avenue.

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Congratulations to

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Never forget. And we never will. This Tuesday, November 12 marks the 18th Anniversary of the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor in 2001. It was a terrible and terrifying event that occurred as the community was dealing with the aftermath of 9/11. Two hundred and sixty people aboard the flight were killed and five Rockaway residents were killed in their homes. We hope the best for families and friends who still mourn those who died that day.

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Rockaway represented at the New York

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Tuesday marks the seventh anniversary of the storm that changed everything. Coincidentally enough, The Rockaway Times would probably not be in existence if not for the storm (which triggered so many things, good and bad). As a reminder, please consider checking your emergency supplies (flashlights, water, batteries, etc).

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Longtime Belle Harbor resident Bill Hanson, 65, who ran Roxbury Mills with his wife, Nancy, some years back, was killed when a glider plane he was operating

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Happy Harbor Light Days.  Here’s to many chickens in many baskets.

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The Rockaway Film Festival is now an annual event and we see it growing. The more off-season options, the better. Best of luck to all who have films entered and to the organizers.See Pages 38 and 39 for some  more details and try to check out a few of the films in this unique venue on Beach 74th Street. 

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So many of you know where Rogoff’s is on Beach 116th Street. They’ve subdivided the space and now an

The Rockaway Times is looking for freelance and part-time reporters. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your interest, experience and availability. There’s lots to cover and we hope you’ll consider coming onboard The RT.

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If you’re reading this on Thursday: Boo. Happy Halloween! And we hope you parents enjoy raiding the kids’ candy.  Scientific studies show that candy tastes better when it’s pilfered from your kids.

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Fall back. Spring ahead. Clocks go back on

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We’re all flooded with news so sometimes things slip by or don’t get the attention they deserve. It was front page news when British athlete and neurologist Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile (a feat thought impossible) in 1954. Similarly, many thought breaking two hours in a marathon was beyond current human capabilities. Eliud Kipchoge, from Kenya, made history Saturday, becoming the first person to complete a marathon in under two hours at an event in Vienna, Austria. He

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Yom Kippur begins in the evening on Tuesday, October 8 and ends the next evening, October 9.  Gut  Yuntif, Yom Tov.

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Our thoughts are with the family of Michael Shea, who died unexpectedly on Sunday. Shea is the man behind NYC Daylighting, which uses Solatube technology to provide natural light to indoor spaces without electricity, something that came in handy especially following Hurricane Sandy.

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Holy pepperoni. Plum Tomatoes on Beach 129th Street has been sold. The

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