April 27, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Second Annual 'It's My Bark Day' May 19

Dog owners and their furry friends are invited to the second annual It's My Bark Day on Saturday, May 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Brian McKnight And Joe At North Fork Theater 5/13

Live Nation presents R&B sensations Brian McKnight and Joe on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Known for hits like Brian McKnight's "Back At One," and Joe's "I Wanna Know," these artists define the true meaning of American soul. More...

Pheffer Meets With BCHS UFT Delegate

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer was pleased to meet with the United Federation of Teachers in Albany when they arrived on March 13 for their annual lobby day to discuss their legislative agenda for 2007. More...

P.S. 106 Hosts First Street Fair This Saturday

Beach 35 Street, between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the boardwalk, will be alive with activity on Saturday as P.S. 106 sponsors its first street fair. More...

Local Car Service Caught In City's 'Catch 22'

City Suspends License, Won't Approve Move

A local car service owner says that the city will soon put him out of business if he can't solve the "Catch-22" dilemma that has him scratching his head and contacting local officials. More...

Baskin-Robbins To Host 31 Cent Scoop Night

Inaugural Event Honors Fallen Firefighters

Don't be alarmed if you see fire trucks and some of New York's Bravest at Baskin-Robbins next Wednesday night, the ice cream chain is honoring firefighters and kicking off the summer season early with a special event at all of its st More...

PHC Thanks Muré For Fundraising Efforts

Robert V. Levine (left), President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is shown thanking Joseph Muré, Jr., Esq. More...

PS 114 Student Poets To Be Published

Whoever said that poets are the only true magicians was right! More...

Stackhouse Wanted For Leaving The Scene

Carl Stackhouse is wanted by detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway for leaving the scene of an accident in which a police radio motor patrol car (RMP) was involved on April 2. More...

Rockaway Point Vollies Finalists In Contest

Show Your Support By Voting Online

The Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire House has been chosen as one of ten finalists in an "Across America" contest, which will hold online voting starting April 28 to determine the winner. More...

Volunteer Tutors Needed At Peninsula Library

Volunteer tutors are needed to help adult learners with Basic English, reading and writing skills at the Peninsula Adult Learning center at Peninsula Community Library on Beach 92 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

Literary Lions Draw Crowds To Fort Tilden

The first ever Literary Arts Festival held on the peninsula drew large crowds to Fort Tilden on Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Rockaway Music And Arts Council, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, More...

Look Who's Turning 13

Tatyana Woods will celebrate her thirteenth birthday on Saturday, April 28. Her parents, Davone Madison and Dewayne Woods, aunt, Liza Dupont and grandmother Sylvia Madison will celebrate with an elaborate affair with family and friends. More...

Quintana Completes AF Basic Training

Air Force Airman Calvin R. Quintana has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Beach Channel High School Fashion Show A Big Hit

Beach Channel High School held its annual Fashion Show on Friday, April 13, blending fashion design, dance and vocals to create a varied and dynamic show with various "scenes." The show opened with Ms. Larcher's award winning BCHS "Hype" Steppers. More...

St.Francis Celebrates 100 School Days

St. Francis de Sales first graders found 100 ways to celebrate learning! The 100th day of school was filled with activities including counting, sorting, reading and writing. Students also engaged in group activities and 100th day festivities. More...

Warm Weather Brings First Bay Water Rescue Of Season

An errant boater who was trying to launch his boat into Jamaica Bay from the Beach Channel High School boat ramp fell into the bay as fishermen watched from the shore on Friday afternoon, April 20. More...

Local Arrested For Scamming Tow Lot Operator

A Far Rockaway man has been arrested by the city's Department of Investigations for allegedly using a forged City marshal's payment receipt to trick a Queens tow-yard clerk into releasing his 2006 Nissan Altima, which the marshal had towed for More...

SJEH Names Sealy Employee Of The Month

Patient Care Assistant Charles Sealy was awarded the honor of Employee of the Quarter at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Sealy, who has worked at the Hospital for 10 years, is a mainstay of the Psychiatric Emergency Department. St. More...

National Parks Week Volunteers Needed

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of historic Jacob Riis Park, and in honor of National Parks Week and JP MorganChase's Global Day of Service, residents are invited to attend a family-friendly day of natural habitat and site restoration More...

Controversy Over Postmaster's Return Heats Up

In the wake of allegations of incompetence and the arrest of one of his top lieutenants, Far Rockaway Postmaster George Buonocore has become the center of a controversy over whether he will once again come back from his special assignment to More...

Grenade Found On Beach Club Roof

Workers for the Lobster House were measuring the air conditioning units on the roof of the abandoned Beach Club catering hall on Beach 116 Street at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday night when they noticed a hand grenade sitting on the corner of the roof. More...

Wound, Diabetes Specialist To Speak At SJEH

Preventing foot problems for people with diabetes is a top healthcare priority. Wound care nurse specialist Pam Reilly, RN, CWOCN, will discuss diabetic foot care on Monday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. at St. More...

PHC Honors 'Nurses Of Distinction'

Peninsula Hospital Center will be holding its Annual Spring Bruncheon on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Russo's on the Bay in Howard Beach, honoring two "Nurses of Distinction," Margaret Galligan, CCRN, Assistant Head Nurse of the Coronary Care Uni More...

PHC Names Lawrence, Jones As Top Employees

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) have recently chosen their April Employees of the Month. More...

Pheffer Pushes NY Arbor Day Proclamation

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that she has introduced a legislative resolution to have Governor Eliot Spitzer proclaim Friday, April 27 as Arbor Day in the State of New York. More...

Smith Obtains Additional Funding For JCCRP

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith had announced his successful efforts to secure a $22,000 increase in funding for the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP). More...

Teens Busted For Far Rockaway Stabbing

Two local teens were arrested on April 16 for a viscous assault on two men in Far Rockaway. More...

Weiner: Put The Brakes On Motorist Tax

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, renewed his opposition to congestion pricing for motorists entering Manhattan in an outdoor press conference held on April 21. More...

Business Spotlight

We're Not Just Sandwiches!!

Newly-renovated and reopened, the 101 Deli, at 100-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is not just for sandwiches. Jerry and his sister, Maria Beladonna, owners of the deli, have been in business in Rockaway for more than 20 years. More...

Happy Birthday To Sylvia Madison

Sylvia Madison, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, celebrated another great birthday on April 13. She was joined by family and friends to help make her birthday a special occasion. More...

Jack Schmitt Celebrates Fourth Birthday

John Joseph "Jack" Schmitt, son of John and Christy Schmitt of Breezy Point, will celebrate his fourth birthday on Saturday, May 5. Jack enjoys going to the park and playing with his big sister, Annie. More...

Alyson Lee Inducted Into Ithaca Honor Society

Alyson Lee, daughter of Belle Harbor residents Michael and Denise Lee, was inducted into Ithaca College's Oracle Honor Society in March of this year. More...

Feast Of St.Lucia Celebrated At St.Francis

First grade students at St. Francis de Sales recently honored the Feast Day of St. Lucia. Traditionally, the youngest girl in the household serves special treats to family members on St. Lucia's day. To pay tribute to the kind spirit of St. More...

St.John's Episcopal Hospital Salutes Volunteers With Luncheon

At a luncheon last week, St. More...


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