Category Archives: Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. 1952 Fish Fry

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Fish Fry Sunday, August 31st, 1952. Decker’s Grove, Turkey Point Road, Essex, Baltimore, Maryland. Home movie from the Nickel Family Archive.

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Like Bluefins from the Bay, Nobles of the Hardshells Survive

By Jackie Nickel (10/28/1982) The day was hot, the beer was cold, and the steamed crabs were large and well-seasoned on an August afternoon in 1935 when the first gathering of the Ancient and Honorable Nobles of the Hardshells took … Continue reading

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For some, Independence Day is Christmas in July

By Jackie Nickel, The Avenue News, 7/4/2006 Following the excitement over the June 30 Marine Trades Fireworks Extravaganza, I’m focusing now on the real Independence Day, Wednesday, the 4th of July. Working folks will get a solitary day off from … Continue reading

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