This Saturday, October 14, the guys and gals up at the Broad Channel VFW will be holding their annual Penny Social at the American Legion Hall in Broad Channel located at 209 Cross Bay Boulevard. Everyone is invited! Admission is $10 with doors opening at 6 p.m. There will be early bird specials, a door prize, a 50/50 and raffles. This year, raffle calling will kick off at 8:30 p.m. in order to give everyone ample time to partake of the early bird specials, view the raffle prizes and obtain their tickets. 

There are some great raffle prizes, which will surely pique your interest, such as several brand new bicycles, luggage sets, deck furniture, tickets to attend live network morning shows such as The View and Live with Kelly and Ryan

The combination of constant news, social media and an unfiltered fire hose of opinion has created a tsunami of political news, comment, and often times downright fiction that can best be described as overwhelming - especially to many of us who are already beset upon at all times by our own personal problems and struggles. This almost pandemic infection of rancid political diatribes on the part of our nation’s self-perceived aristocracy who seriously believe they are eminently more qualified and

For many years I was a self-described political junkie and policy wonk. I would spend hours each week devouring stories carried by the major print media publications. Evenings were spent glued to the boob tube to watch the local national news broadcasts. Wherever I lived, I always was on a first name basis with the local librarians who went out of their way to service me in my never-ending quest for recently published tomes and other information.

Back in the 1980s, when the World Wide Web

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - will only be seen along a path stretching across the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Although the "Total" phase of this coming Monday's eclipse of the sun will not be

This past weekend saw the various members of the Arnemann clan of Broad Channel and their friends gather within the dining room of the North Channel Yacht Club on a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon to surprise the ever lovely Diane Arnemann on her recent birthday. Shortly before 3 p.m. the crowd erupted in applause as the dining room door swung open and Diane walked into the room accompanied by her husband, Charles. Despite being wide-eyed and open-mouthed, it only took Diane a few seconds to

The next six to eight weeks represent the heart of the 2017 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and the likelihood of tropical storm and hurricane formation will increase. Now is the time when storms are more likely to form off the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, giving them plenty of time to feast on what’s now bathtub-warm water as they move thousands of miles towards the North American coast.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently updated its 2017 hurricane

Not unlike Waiting for Godot, this past Friday many of us found ourselves waiting around for Mayor de Blasio who was supposed to visit and tour the recent street raising/new bulkhead Capital Project, as well as the 30+ Build it Back home elevations and rebuilds underway on West 11th and 12th Roads.

Quite unsurprisingly, the Mayor failed to show and in his place a Deputy Mayor appeared and walked the west side streets of Broad Channel. News of the Mayor's visit had been kept on the down low

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