July 13, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Lopez Graduates From BC HS

Jasmine Marie Lopez of Arverne graduated from Beach Channel High School this past June. She will attend New York City Technical College this fall, where she was accepted into the nursing program. More...

Bostick To Attend College This Fall

Keyanna Bostick, daughter of Nicole Bostick and granddaughter of Louise Bostick of Far Rockaway, has joined the graduating class of 2007 and will attend college in the fall. More...

MovieScope

'Evan Almighty' - Bring Back Bruce

Even the power of the Lord himself can't save "Evan Almighty," with its Noah's Ark motif, from hitting a sandbar. This is assuming that God even gives a damn. More...

Abbracciamento Visits PS 108

School Named In Her Late Husband's Honor

Frances Abbracciamento, longtime Rockaway resident and one-time School Board President of District 19, returned to her Brooklyn roots last week and visited the school that is named for her late husband, Sal Abbracciamento. More...

Physics Scholars Attend Polytechnic Dinner

Eight Bishop Kearney High School juniors studying physics were selected this past spring for their outstanding scholarship and attended the Principal's Dinner/Symposium at Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn. More...

PS/MS 105 Penny Harvest Gives To Local Charity

After collecting pennies for the Penny Harvest, PS/MS 105 students received a grant of $1,000 to donate to charities of their choice. First-graders from Ms. Johnson's class and fourth-graders from Ms. More...

Beachcomber

We wouldn't call the Smalls family a typical Rockaway family, but it's instructive to take a look at the family's fortunes over the past year or so. More...

'Function At The Junction' July 21

Rockaway Community Reunion At Bayswater Park

The Rockaway's People Network, formerly known as "Down the Way Productions," will hold a Rockaway community reunion on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

EMSA Scholarship Competition

New York medical and undergraduate students conducting research in the medical field now have the opportunity to win a $1,500 scholarship through the 2007 Empire State Medical Association's (EMSA) Student Research Poster Competition. More...

Rockaway Native Killed In Washington Shooting

Argument At 'Steak And Egg' Led To Murder

A Rockaway native who was living and working in Washington, D.C. was killed in the early morning hours of June 29 when, police say, he had an argument with another customer at the Steak And Egg restaurant and was shot once in the chest. More...

On The Peninsula It's A Battle For The Beaches

The sounds of referee whistles, waves crashing and volleyballs in play filled the air at the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League's weekly tournament on July 3rd. More...

Old-Fashioned Bathing Suit Contest Winners

Laura Pfister (left) and her mother, Peggy Balukas, are pictured together at the Old-Fashioned Bathing Suit Contest held at Riis Park, where they placed first and second, respectively. More...

SJEH: 'Patient Safety Comes First'

St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently held a Patient Safety Fair to raise awareness among the public and staff of the importance of safety in the hospital. More...

Fifth Annual Graybeards Family Run 7/27

The fifth annual Graybeards Family Run returns on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 128 Street. More...

Park Service Sets Tight Security For Guyanese Nonevent

Security was tight last Sunday, July 8, at the entrances to both Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway and Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, in anticipation of the massive Guyanese-American Family Fun Day event. More...

'Summer Teen Scene' At Aviator

A "Summer Teen Scene" program on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights started this past Wednesday, July 11 at Aviator Sports and Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field, and will continue through August 25. More...

Flaherty Chosen As Adult Volunteer Of The Year

Patricia Flaherty was chosen as Adult Volunteer of the Year by the New York State Health Facilities Association in Saratoga Springs on June 26. More...

Howerton To Attend Scholars'Academy

Kiana Howerton, daughter of Deborah and Rick Howerton, graduated from PS 106 this past June with the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian and President's Outstanding Academic awards. Kiana will attend Scholars' Academy in the fall. More...

Dean's List:

Kate O'Sullivan Earning over a 3.55 grade point average, rising Providence College junior and Rockaway resident Kate O'Sullivan made the Dean's List for the 2007 spring semester. More...

Obarzanek Graduates From University OfVermont

Lucille Obarzanek received her BA degree during commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont on May 20, 2007. Almost 2,000 students were awarded a variety of bachelor's degrees during the University's 203rd commencement ceremony. More...

RMAC Host Mac Talla Mor At Sunset Picnic Concert

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council held its second Sunset Picnic Concert last Sunday, featuring the Celtic rhythms of Mac Talla Mor. More...

St.Francis De Sales Scholarship Winners

The faculty of St. Francis de Sales School would like to congratulate the Class of 2007. The eighth-grade class earned a combined total of twenty-one scholarships to various high schools. More...

Rockaway Residents Graduate

Eighteen Rockaway residents proudly graduated from Bishop Kearney High School on June 2. All of the girls will be attending college in the fall and many of them received scholarships to their desired universities. More...

CMS After School @ Far Rockaway HS Celebrates

End Of Year BBQ, Fashion Show And More

The CMS (Community Mediation Services) After School Program ended another great year at Far Rockaway High School with two end-of-year events. More...

P.S./M.S.105 Buddy Program

Teachers Ms. Martin and Mr. Krieger recently started a special Buddy Program at P.S./M.S. 105. More...

Free Immigration Workshops 7/14

Assemblywoman Michele R. More...

'Seniors In Shape' Free Summer Program

"Seniors In Shape" continues their exercise and activities program with Tuesday evening and Saturday morning summer classes at Aviator Sports and Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field through August 28. More...

Rockaway Benefits From Library, Parks Initiatives

Thanks to the efforts of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council, Rockaway residents - especially children - will benefit from two initiatives announced last week. More...

Local Dedicates Summer To Service

Christina Fulmore of Rockaway Beach has been selected from a pool of over 300 applicants to serve in the Bronx office of National Student Partnerships (NSP) through AmeriCorps National Direct. More...

Old Cell Phones Can Be Lifesavers

By fishing old and defective batteries and cell phones from drawers and closets, you may be able to help someone in an emergency. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... More...

West End Man Busted For Drugs, Weapons

A west end man who was found fast asleep in his car with the engine running has been arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on drug and weapons charges, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has told The Wave. More...

Two Refuse To Pay Fare, Assault Bus Driver

Two young men, who refused to pay the fare on the MTA bus they attempted to board at Beach 116 Street on Sunday, got belligerent when the driver told them to get off and began to beat him instead. More...

'Thank You For Your Support, Rockaway'

Local Sailor Visits PS 114 While On Military Leave

Petty Officer 3rd Class John G. Ross is pictured visiting Miss K. Moculeski's first-grade class at PS 114. Ross stopped by the school while home on leave, after an eight-month deployment in the Persian Gulf supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...


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