Radishes, watermelon, lemon balm, and tomatoes are some of the delicious fruits and vegetables growing in our BBES Community Garden this year thanks to the new Garden Club started by Ms. Bialek and Mrs. O’Keefe. I interviewed them about the club, which has been meeting weekly since April at the raised garden beds next to the school.
They made it through their first year at BBES. And what a crazy year! Our eight new staff members are: Kathryn Skribner for second grade; Lisa D’Amore, a third-grade teacher; Marissa Raia for ESL; Barbara Schall a preschool aide; Yolanda Roeder for Spanish; Chloe Grady, a fifth grade ELA teacher; Yessica Lopez, attendance secretary; and Brian Auriemma for technology support.
When I saw some kids at school wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts, and even a backpack from the anime show My Hero Academia, I thought it might be worth checking out. Then I discovered that the Bradley Beach Public Library has the manga series.Manga is the name for action Japanese graphic novels that are read from back to front. As you probably know, anime is the animated version. The manga is almost always better than the anime. And My Hero Academia did not disappoint.
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi has 29 books in total in Japan and 26 books here in America. The main character’s name is Izuku Midoriya, but you’ll see that the characters call him Deku. He is 14 years old at the beginning and 16 where it leaves off. He will continue growing until the series ends. He is born in a futuristic world where 80 percent of the population have these powers named “quirks,” which are just super powers. There are three types — transformation, which changes the person by will; mutant, which are permanent transformations; and emitter, which let you create stuff.
Photo courtesy of Amy Hall, director of tourism for Bradley Beach
As you walk into the Maritime Forest, you hear the birds chirping, the frogs croaking, and the bushes rustling beside you. You hear the crunch of broken seashells, and smell the perfume of the beach and the ocean.
Tomorrow morning, Bradley Beach officials will dedicate this special place at the southern end of the Bradley Beach boardwalk to the late mayor Julie Schreck. Her vision helped transform this former parking lot and storage area into a natural buffer with many environmental benefits. Ms. Schreck was mayor from 2008-2012, and died in 2014.
Get ready for some laughs, it’s time for DuckTales!
DuckTales is a hilarious show for all ages, featuring Scrooge McDuck, his nephews, Huey, Dewey, Louie Duck, and Donald Duck, including new characters like Della Duck, Mrs. Beakley, Webby Vanderquack, and Launchpad McQuack. This show is a remake of the one from the 1980’s. I would recommend this show for people who like cartoons — 11 stars.
Della, Dewey, and Donald sometimes say “aw fooie,” which I think is funny. In one of the episodes, Donald kept on punching and kicking himself because a bug was inside his clothes. The storyline is that a bunch of the characters go on adventures. DuckTales fans will get a season finale in 2021. All in all, DuckTales is one the best shows ever.