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Comma drama. Did you know last Monday was Grammar Day? Good thing we missed it, too. Our staff engages in comma battles all the time. Although we won’t often agree on proper usage, sometimes it’s a matter of life and death. There’s a big difference between “Let’s eat Grandma” and “Let’s eat, Grandma.”

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The Bugalou Music Series is back for Season 2. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will kick things off at St. Camillus on Saturday, October 27. Even better, the show will include The Kerry Kearney Band. Go to Bugaloumusic.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets and/or more info.

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The bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 includes a provision that directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to quickly complete the Rockaway Reformulation Project. According to a press release from Senator Gillibrand,  “The bill authorizes the Army Corps to proceed directly to preconstruction planning, engineering and design if the Secretary of the Army determines if the project is justified when the report is complete.” So, wait? The report is completed and then the Secretary of the Army still might put the kibosh on it? As John Cori or Yogi Berra might say: It ain’t over, ‘til it’s over.

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Sign up to get the full Rockaway Times each week by email. Go to RockawayTimes.com and click on subscribe or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Just in case you don’t get the real paper delivered, you can always get the email edition (which, they tell us, is the future!)

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Do people on your block vote? Gothamist and WNYC Radio offers a breakdown of Election and Assembly Districts showing how each did in comparison to citywide numbers using data from the recent September primary. The Rockaway peninsula (including Broad Channel) ran the gamut from A+ to F. Go to project.gothamist.com/voter-turnout/23041and type in your address to see what grade your neck of the woods got.

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The Quilters'  Mass will be on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis de Sales. Quilts are donated to the Sisters of Life to give to children in need. Quilts will be raffled off in the Small Hall after Mass to support the group.

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Action: The Rockaway Film Festival runs this Thursday through Sunday (see more on Page 12).

If you get the chance, please support this event with both original and classic films. We think it could become a great tradition! Also, check out The  Rockaway Times calendar – Things To Do – each week for reminders of all the great stuff going on.

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Inksplash by RAA runs October 20 through November 18 with an official opening on October 21. This is the tenth annual printmaking exhibition, which includes pen and ink drawings, traditional etching, monoprints and silk screening, to more experimental forms of printmaking, using sun and seawater in the process. The work of 20 artists will be on display. InkSplash is at the sTudio 7 Gallery at Fort Tilden.

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Chilly weather and competing Oktoberfest events didn’t stop the Rockapulco Gold Music Festival from being a blast last Saturday. The new beer, some old bands, and the big tent in the parking lot at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, right off the bay, made for a great Rockaway day. We think a food truck and music festival might have to happen. Oh, and a pop-up holiday flea market…which is already on the calendar. Vendors are wanted for a pop-up flea market just ahead of the holidays. John Edwards says to call him to reserve space starting November 3. You can reach him at 917-287-7280.

 

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