May 9, 2008 RSS feed / Community

City Department Needs Volunteers

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) needs volunteers for their Beach Floatable program. More...

Locals Work At White House During Papal Visit

Catholic University of America students Katie Pastina of Belle Harbor and Tara Madden of Breezy Point worked at the arriving ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI at the White House on April 16. More...

Mahoney Is Going To Harvard

Ryan P. Mahoney of Broad Channel has been accepted to Harvard University. Mahoney graduated from St. Virgilius in 2004 and is a member of the class of 2008 at Regis High School. More...

NBC-TV Shoots 'Kings' At Arverne By The Sea Venue

NBC television has been shooting a new television series entitled "Kings," at Beach 65 Street in the Arverne By The Sea development. The scenes they are filming posit an attack on the "Kingdom of New York" by an invading army. More...

Lifeguard Jobs Available

The National Park Service is still hiring lifeguards for the 2008 summer season at Jacob Riis Park. Testing and hiring has been underway since January. No prior surf-lifeguard experience is necessary. More...

Baseball's Melting Pot

The Bayswater Jewish Center in Far Rockaway will present "Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio," on Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The lecture, sponsored by New York State Council for the Humanities will be presented by Dr. William M. More...

SJEH Hosts Luncheon To Honor Volunteers

On Friday, May 2, 2008, St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a luncheon in honor of its many volunteers. Vice President of Patient Care Services Lynore Dupiton, RN, spoke of the number of new patient-centered care initiatives ongoing at St. John's. More...

Traffic Light For Beach 104 Street

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer announced that the NYC Department of Transportation will install a traffic light on Beach Channel Drive at the intersection of Beach 104 Street by the end of August. More...

'Fathers First' Provides Outreach For Men

Some men come to get answers for problems at home. Some come to pass on to others their first-hand knowledge of how to raise a family. Some come to find the answers they need to help others, such as patients or clients, in their own work. More...

'It's My Bark Day' A Day For The Dogs

It's My Bark Day, an activity filled day for dogs of all sizes, will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rockaway Freeway Dog Park, located between Beach 81 and Beach 83 Streets. More...

'55+ Wellness Program'

Kingsborough Community College's Continuing Education Department presents 55+ Wellness Program. The classes will be held on Fridays, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20. More...

Free Swimming Lessons To Be Offered

Free swimming lessons will be offered for children and young adults at Far Rockaway High School, under a new program sponsored by Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Young Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Reserve Airman Maurice R. Young has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More...

LI Alzheimer's Foundation Salutes Local Resident

The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) honored 50 individuals, and three therapy Dogs, at its 14th Annual Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on April 10. More...

Ella Leonora Christened

Ella Leonora was christened on April 26, at St. Rose of Lima Church by Deacon Patrick Logue. Family and friends attending a reception at the Floral Terrace following the ceremony. More...

New Scholarship Program For Aspiring Nurses

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Red Cross Sets CPR, AED Classes

Designated by the U.S. Congress last December, June 1-7 marks the first National CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) Awareness Week. More...

Rockaway Earth Day Brings Crowds To Boardwalk

Despite cloudy skies and cold weather, a large crowd came out last Saturday for Rockaway Earth Day '08 on the boardwalk and parking lot at Beach 29 Street. More...

SJEH Hosts Quality And Safety Awareness Day

St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a Quality and Safety Awareness Day to educate patients, visitors and staff about the National Patient Safety Goals put forth by the Joint Commission and quality care. More...

With The First Robin,Comes Little League

It's spring, and with the first robins and the first warm days come little league and hundreds of young boys and girls who only want to play the national pastime. More...

Filmmakers Wrap Up Production In Rockaway

Parisian filmmakers Jean Marc Frambourt and Georgia Milonas wrapped up the production of their documentary on the Rockaway peninsula covering preservations of historical architecture, including the bungalows; new development; topographical, political More...


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