Category Archives: Rockaway Beach / Turkey Point

Rockaway Beach History: 1949: Rockaway’s New Firehouse Begun

(The Baltimore Sun, 8/31/1949) Foundation work for a new firehouse for the Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Department has been started, and members hope to have the station in service by the time cold weather arrives. They will do all the … Continue reading

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How can a wildlife creature be so human?

By Jackie Nickel, 9/6/2006 A couple months ago I discovered a box turtle in my yard and was delighted with this increasingly rare sighting. He or she had two white scars on his/her back and seemed to have seen some … Continue reading

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Plaque dedicated in Jackie Nickel’s honor

Photo By Anna Ren­ault Thomas Nickel, grandson of the late Avenue News columnist, editor and reporter Jackie Nickel, is pictured with a plaque in Jackie’s honor which was dedicated on what would have been Jackie’s 68th birthday on July 28. … Continue reading

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