Summer Swings In Tomorrow @ 1:16P

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 19:11

Ready or not, we are getting closer to the first day of Summer June 21st, 2011- The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, the Sun reaches its most northern point in the sky at local noon.

All our the days start getting shorter, so get busy and complete all this tasks you have been putting off.

To celebrate, the Federal Government has announced that everyone will be allowed Free Entrance Days in all the National Parks.

America's Best Idea – the National Parks – gets even better with fee-free at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Additional City Island Theater Group AUDITIONS

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 18:09

CITG announces auditions for Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate by D. M. Bocaz-Larson.

Peggy is a little pirate who wants to sail the seas but is always picked last for a crew. But when the other pirates are captured by a sea monster, it's up to Peggy to save the day.


PEGGY - a small pirate who sets out to rescue the pirates from a sea monster

SCUMMY - young pirate who says mean things to PEGGY

BOB - Brave can be either gender (Bob can be short for Roberta). One of the mean pirates who pick on PEGGY.

SUE - the Smelly can be changed to Sam. Another mean pirate.

One item that both young and old can enjoy

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 15:35

There is something else besides worrying about the economy that unite moms, dads and children these days.

They all appear to enjoy using digital cameras. Some even go as far as describing themselves MA-Memory Archivists. The latest digital cameras make it easier to take better pix.

Statistics indicate more photos are taken and shared during Fathers Day, Mothers Day and other major holidays.

The type of digital cameras vary with millions having been sold over the years. One thing for sure, there are new features constantly being developed and introduced into the marketplace.

Why is It That Most Women Behave Better Than Men?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 13:23

Perhaps more men could learn how to behave by taking lessons from our better half - WOMEN.
Men should consider following the behavior of those ladies in their lives as a very best role model.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen too many men behaving badly. The latest to re surface is John Edwards, who may be facing as many as five years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines for allegedly violating campaign laws to cover up a love affair with a former staffer was photographed by the US Marshall's Office.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 12:36

Andy Garcia earned an Academy Award nomination for playing an Italian mobster. Andy Garcia was born in Havana. After the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, the 5-year-old Garcia left Cuba for Miami, where his family set up a successful perfume business.

Garcia speaks out regularly on behalf of Cuban political prisoners and in favor of democratic change on the communist island.

Celebrate Parents Day Everyday

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 06:57

When I became an adult as a husband, then twice a father, now three times a grandfather, I found myself seeing my own parents less often and since they have both passed away, I miss them both each and everyday.

Since my career required me to live in different locations, I was not able to physically be with them, but I will always be by their side spiritually and emotionally.

I am glad that I was able to send them cards, gifts, and I always called my parents to tell them that I loved them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 06:25

The U.S. Department of HUD is inviting public housing authorities across the country to participate in Father's Day 2011 on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Modeled after a successful event organized by the New York City Housing Authority last year, Father's Day 2011 will bring fathers and their children together to celebrate fatherhood and family, and at the same time connect the fathers to local programs and services.

Lehman Field Falls Short

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 21:43

Lehman High School members as well as alumni of the HS football team are planning to file a law suit against NYC over an under-construction football field that will fall 50 yards short of regulation length.

The Bronx Football team laments having to play all its "home" games away. They say the city School Construction Authority inaccurately planned the $4.5 million field.

The Department Of Education says they never meant to replace the current 80-yard practice field with a full-size one because they claim the Army Corps of Engineers owns the property necessary to expand.

Special City Island Forecast.

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 06:36

Very Heavy Rains, Lightning and Thunder
High: 76° Low: 65°
More Rain with Thunder
Feels Like:
66 °F
29.87 in and falling
88 %
10 mi
63 °F
SSE 12 mph
UV Index:
UV Description:
5:21 AM
8:27 PM
* Today: Rain likely with a thunderstorm possible during the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High 76F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

Celebrate Happy Fathers Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:44

As you know, this Sunday is Father's Day. If you are blessed to have your Dad near you, or you are a Dad, please grab a video camera (borrow if you don't have one) to capture those great stories you're always hearing and sharing.

Get everyone into the picture. Get a group of loved ones telling their stories or jokes, laughing, singing, dancing or sitting around the barbecue grill.