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Volunteers Needed. The Friends of Tribute Park have received 500 daffodil bulbs from the Daffodil Project. These are to be planted Saturday October 30 at 10 a.m. Please bring gloves and a trowel. Questions? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Well, Curtis Sliwa, the mayoral candidate, running on the republican side, ditched the Tuesday evening Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) meeting at PS 114 after committing to it weeks ago. Seems he had to prep for last night’s debate with Eric Adams, the democratic candidate. A handful of people, who’d come to hear Sliwa left, but a good-sized crowd stayed to hear from City Council candidates Joann Ariola and Felicia Singh. The candidates answered pre-selected questions on a myriad of topics and those in attendance got a good chance to understand the positions of each. Kudos to Paul King, president of BHPOA and others for a well-run meeting. The organizers were savvy enough to hire James and Tim Tubridy of DJs @ Work, who set up a sound system that drastically improved the acoustics in a space that is notoriously tough for good listening.

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It happens every time you start thanking people. You know someone is going to be overlooked. In last week’s shoutout to our dedicated columnists, we forgot to mention all-stars Sean ‘Just The Facts’ McVeigh and Sharon Feldman who reliably submits the Recipe Swap week in and week out. The paper wouldn’t be the same without them!

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“You can hitch a ride or just take a bus to this Queens beach, New York City’s only legal surfing spot.” It was a clue on Jeopardy! on Tuesday. One of the contestants did get it right, but we know our readers would hit that buzzer immediately!

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Well, if you thought home prices couldn't go any higher, forecasters at Goldman Sachs say otherwise. According to their economists, home prices will head north by another 16% in 2022. Of course, you can watch the trends by checking out our Real Estate section each week. Nobody is better at knowing the local markets like our local realtors.

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Culture of Migration, an exhibit by Anthonia Akinbola, a recipient of a New York City Artist Corps grant, will be presented this Saturday, October 23 at the RCCG Chapel of Praise 67-19 Beach Channel Drive, from 1-7 p.m.

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We’re not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing but Rockaway (and NYC for that matter) did not make the 10 best or 10 worst cities for bloodthirsty vampires. The researchers obviously have not seen some of the Halloween-dressed homes in Rockaway. Chicago, Pittsburgh and Omaha are at the top because those places get lots of cloudy days, have relatively few churches, and no garlic festivals. Places with the most blood centers also scored high.

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Are you 50+ years of age? Retired? Thinking of Retiring? Want to learn something new? There’s an online Zoom program from November 4 through December 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. You can learn about navigating longer life, better sleep, financial fitness, exercise, health relationships and more. Email Susan Lavin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Susan at 347-260-3891 for more info.

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The YMCA is offering free Lifeguard Certification for those 16 and up from end of the month through November. The next pre-test is October 26. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details. 

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