Unsung Bay Ridge: A clean break


This week, I will break with tradition in highlighting the unsung contributions of long-time Bay Ridge residents, to acknowledge one that is relatively new because he has impressed me during the three years he has lived in our community. His volunteer service record has been exceptional.

Pastor Nathan Tubbs of the Cornerstone Church entered our community by taking a proactive role in cleaning the parks on Shore Road. He joined the Shore Road Gardens committee in identifying overgrown areas and solicited the help of 300 volunteers from the headquarters of his church in Arkansas.

Since that time, Pastor Tubbs has had his group come annually to paint light poles and fire hydrants, and clean the Shore Road parks. Pastor Tubbs and his wife, Lesley, have two small children that they intend to raise in Bay Ridge. They hold services at the Best Western Gregory Hotel every Sunday from 10:30 a.m.


You are invited to enjoy a concert by one of Bay Ridge’s favorite musicians, Frankie Marraff is 7 p.m., at 79th Street and Shore Road. The band was fantastic at the Fourth of July picnic in the park, so let’s go and have a great time listening to great music.

Let’s join my friend, Bay Ridge showman Martin McQuade as he sings the greatest hits of Frank Sinatra from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Schnitzel Haus Restaurant, 7319 Fifth Avenue. Martin’s music is the perfect accompaniment to a great meal at this German restaurant.


Alternative pain killers: Turmeric

Turmeric has been used as a pain and infection fighter for centuries. People who suffer from chronic pain report relief from taking one 500mg capsule of turmeric daily, then gradually increasing it to two per day.

You can introduce turmeric into your meals by adding a small amount (1/4 teaspoon daily) to soups and other dishes. Grated or powdered turmeric can also be made into a paste and applied to a bunion twice per day to lesson pain and inflammation.

Please consult your doctor if you are on any medication.

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