August 4, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Drownings At Riis Park, Jamaica Bay Bring Total to Five

Two people drowned in separate incidents last week at Jacob Riis Park and Floyd Bennett Field, bringing the number of local drownings to five since the middle of May. More...

'Old Timers' Celebrate 60 Years of Friendship

At least a half dozen self-described old-time Rockaway residents and their spouses - many of whom have known each other for more than 60 years - met at the Irish Circle on Friday, July 28, for a reunion luncheon where reminiscing and catching up were More...

BoatU.S. Offers Free Guide To Hurricane Prep

New Yorkers have been hearing the message about hurricane danger since before this year's storm season began, and now one group that hasn't been addressed has a new guide to preparedness. More...

F.R. Weed and Seed Mum On Finalists For Site Coordinator Job

Craine-Bachner Not On Short List; Steering Committee Vote At Open Meeting August 16

After being without a site coordinator since the end of April, Far Rockaway's Weed and Seed is preparing to vote on a successor to the position at the monthly Steering Committee meeting on August 16. More...

'Second Saturday' Planting At Gateway

Friends of Gateway (FoG) will hold their fourth and fifth Second Saturday events on Saturday, August 12 and Saturday, September 9, starting at 11:30 a.m., where volunteers will gather at the Gateway Greenhouse, Floyd Bennett Field, for a day of envir More...

Beach Club BBQ Fundraiser A Success

The Beach Club's BBQ Fundraiser on July 13 for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island was a success, in part from pledged support by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and State Senator Malcolm Smith. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

Andy Cooney and his band performed last Sunday at our Sunset Picnic Concert and I have to tell you, you didn't have to be Irish to enjoy this wonderful performer. More...

Ryder Christopher Umbaugh Born

Leslie Barnett of Breezy Point announces the birth of her grandson, Ryder Christopher, to her daughter, MaryBeth and Christopher Umbaugh of Sunrise, Florida. Ryder, who was born on April 21, joins brothers Logan and Dylan. More...

Washington Named To Dean's List

Coleen Washington, of Rockaway Point, was named to Fairfield University's dean's list for the Spring 2006 semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must attain a 3.5 GPA or better. More...

McNeely Boyce Named To Dean's List

Samuel McNeely Boyce, a Rockaway Park resident, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester at the University of Rochester. More...

Twins Abigail & Ariel Win 1st Place In Talent Show

Six-year-old twin sisters Abigail and Ariel Feliciano of Rockaway won 1st Place singing in a talent show at the 4th Annual Twins & Multiples Family Day, held on July 23 and sponsored by Coney Island's Astroland. More...

Memorial Swim Draws Crowd To 'Bells Beach'

Steve Belson was a surfer, a Rockaway lifeguard and a firefighter who died in the terrorist More...

PHC Honors Employees For Perfect Attendance

On July 18, Peninsula Hospital Center hosted a recognition breakfast for twentynine More...

101 Precinct Barbecues For 'National Night Out'

Community members, representatives of the 101 Precinct and politicians celebrated the annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night with a barbeque in O'Donohue Park in Far Rockaway. Community Affairs Officers George Torres and Det. More...

Fireworks,Food and Fun at 100 Pct.'Nat'l Night Out'

The 100 Precinct celebrated "National Night Out Against Crime" Tuesday with entertainment and food at The Beach Club on Beach 116 Street. More...

Graybeards 'Family Fun Run'Draws Hundreds To SFP

The Graybeards "Family Fun Run" is quickly becoming one of Rockaway's premier More...

Rockaway Rotary Hosts Annual Riis Park Golf Tourney

More than 100 golfers teed off at the Riis Park Golf Course last Saturday night to benefit the More...

Shot At Redfern, He Walks to Hospital

A man shot in the hand at the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway last Saturday walked nearly a mile to St. John's Episcopal Hospital for treatment, police said. More...

Woman Injured At Troubled Construction Site

A female pedestrian was hospitalized last Friday after she was struck by a fence that fell down at a troubled construction site in Rockaway Beach. More...

'Sandy Hook' Squeaks Under Raised Marine Parkway Span

The center span of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge was raised last Sunday afternoon to allow the Sandy Hook, a dredge returning to Ambrose Channel after dropping off sand at Floyd Bennett field, to pass though. More...

Fewer Stops On MTA Rockaway Express Buses

As of July 3, city Metropolitan Transportation Authority express buses now go directly to Manhattan after leaving Howard Beach. Coming from Manhattan, the first stop for those lines is Howard Beach. The schedule is as follows: More...

'Operation Everybody Works' A Success

A project dedicated to finding employment for 90 people in 90 days was a success, Senator Malcolm Smith announced on Tuesday. More...

PHC Names August Employees Of The Month

Peninsula Hospital Center Vice President Allen Corby and Linda Dascher, RN, Vice President, Performance Improvement congratulated the Hospital Center's Employee of the Month, Heather Lobody, LMSW, Social Worker (center). More...

SJEH Hosts Golf Tournament Fundraiser

St. John's Episcopal Hospital's annual Invitational Golf Tournament, held on Monday, July 17 at the Woodmere Club, was a great success. More...

Health Fair Set For 8/5

The Far Rockaway Church of Christ presents the 4th Annual Community Health Fair and Festival on Saturday, August 5 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 21-25 Nameoke Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

My niece is staying with my family this week. She is a cute 11 year old and a little on the chubby side. Her mother is hell bent on her losing weight. My wife is trying to get her to eat a little healthier and maybe start some exercise. More...

Milestones

Belford Graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Peter J. Belford, of Breezy Point, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with the 202-member class of 2006. More...

Henson Graduates From Benedictine College

Nicole Henson, formerly of Arverne, graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. She is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Simmons and the granddaughter of Helen Henson, all originally from Edgemere. More...

Ehresman To Attend SUNY Oswego

Jeremy M. Ehresman, a Rockaway Park resident and graduate of Midwoood High School at Brooklyn College, has been accepted to SUNY Oswego and will begin fall classes August 28. More...

New Head Start Program Holds Open House

Scheduled To Open In September

After five years of refurbishing, the new Head Start center located at 41-05 Beach Channel Drive is set to open its doors. On July 28, an open house attracted parents and children to the building. More...

St.Francis de Sales Scout Group Goes On TMR Adventure

Boy Scout Troop #81, which meets at St. Francis de Sales Church, recently went on a grueling one week High Adventure Trek at Ten Mile River Camp Grounds (TMR). More...

Weiner: Punish Those Responsible For Security Breach

Representative Anthony Weiner recently sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld demanding that those responsible for a U.S. Navy security breach be held accountable and strictly disciplined. News broke today that two U.S. More...

B.131 Street Neighbors Honor Hank Iori

At the 16th Annual "Honor America Day" celebration, Hank Iori was honored by his friends and neighbors for his many years of commitment to the "Annual Ragtag Parade and Dedication." More...

Spotlight Business

5 Beach 105 Dental 'Makes Dentistry Affordable'

Start smiling for success this year, say the dentists at 5 Beach 105 More...

Goldie Maple Honored With Street Renaming

After paving the way for many in the Rockaway community over the years, Goldie Maple - an educational activist - was honored with a street named for her on July 29. More...

RMAC Hosts Andy Cooney For Sunset Picnic Concert

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted 'Irish-America's Favorite Son," last Sunday night at Fort More...


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