May 30, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Cancer Relay Brings Out City Residents

The American Cancer Society's Director of Special Events Leslie Orlovsky welcomes participants to the Fourth Annual Shea Stadium Relay For Life on May 17 as Mr. Met and event committee members look on. More...

Local Custodian Develops Dynamite Beach Umbrella

Eric Doreste is the custodian at Far Rockaway High School and often spends lots of time on the beach. One day, he got tired of chasing his beach umbrella around every time there was a wind gust. More...

Iconic DJ's 'Bookends'Stand Up Through Generations

Most aging baby boomers know Pete Fornatale from his time as a disk jockey at 102.7 WNEW during the 1970s. More...

DA Brown Speaks at 100 Precinct CCMeeting

Police Officer Timothy Villani is honored with the Cop of the Month award for April. More...

Langbaum-Mitchell Wedding

Fran Langbaum, a recently retired PS 114 teacher, married Ray Mitchell, a retired Belle Harbor mailman, on May 4 at the Swan Club of Roslyn Harbor. Belle Harbor chiropractor/minister, Dr. Nancy Gahles officiated the ceremony. More...

Costa Graduates Cum Laude

Veronica Costa of Belle Harbor graduated Cum Laude from Iona College on May 18. She has made the dean's list four consecutive years. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Stroke Screenings

Stroke Screening was held last week at Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, as part of the Hospital Center's Stroke Awareness Month activities. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Nurses Receive TLC

Peninsula Hospital Center nurses were treated to special meals prepared in their honor at the Hospital Center. Chief Nurse Executive Robin Blackwell, RN honored all of her nurses as part of the National Nurses Appreciation Week celebration. More...

RAA Presents Russian Folk Art Exhibition

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents a Russian Folk Art Exhibition at sTudio 6, from June 7 through June 22, with an opening reception to be held on Sunday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. The ethnographical club "Paraskeva," based in the city of St. More...

Rockaway Memorial Day Parade - A Small But Determined Contingent

While the number of marchers in the Rockaway Memorial Day Parade seems to fall each year, the number of local residents who lined Rockaway Beach Boulevard to cheer them on seems to grow with each passing year. More...

Exhibition Exposes The 'Other Side'Of The Rockaways

The Citizens Committee for New York City introduces New Yorkers to the 'other side' of the Rockaways, with a compelling photo exhibition titled Rockaway: Images from the Rockaways and Broad Channel, by photographer Matthew Jensen. More...

Free Canoe And Kayak Trip At Bayswater Park

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will host a free paddle day at Bayswater Park on Saturday, June 28. Urban Park Rangers will take beginning paddlers out from 1-3 p.m. More...

'Whalemina'

Marks The Official Start of Rockaway Summer

The Department of Parks and Recreation officially kicked off the summer beach season last Friday in ceremonious fashion on the Beach 95 Street boardwalk. More...

All-Star Project Demands Rockaway Trauma Center

The All-Stars Project, an anti-violence program that focuses on teen development, has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to visit Rockaway and to provide a number of services th More...

BC Memorial Day Parade Draws Hundreds To CBB

Broad Channel held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 25, with many marchers and hundreds lining the sidewalks of Cross Bay Boulevard. Once again, the parade was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended by many local groups. More...

EMS Workers Commemorate Fallen Colleagues

The week preceding Memorial Day is EMS Week, when we take the time to honor, remember, appreciate and thank the members of the Emergency Medical Service. More...

Roles Still Available for Local Production

The Rockaway Theater Company is still holding auditions for their upcoming production of The Philadelphia Story. Auditions will be held on Friday, May 30, 200c8 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden, New York. More...

Life-Saving Car Seat Tips

Car crashes are the number one cause of death among children under the age of fourteen, according to Ray Palermo, director of public information for Teachers' Insurance Plan. More...

Painters and Allied Trades Recruits Apprentices

The painters and Allied Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund, District Council 9, will conduct recruitment on June 6 for 100 painter apprentices. More...

A Golden Anniversary

James and Patricia Carson will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, May 24 at St. Camillus. They are the parents of Virginia (Sean), Timothy (Sue), Kristine (Randy), Carol (Loc) and the grandparents of six grandchildren. More...

Local Student Makes Dean List

Ernest Obubah, of Far Rockaway has been named to the dean's list at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh for extraordinary work in the spring 2008 semester. More...

Open For Business

F.R. Beaches Welcome Residents After Long Winter

With the Memorial Day weekend came the unofficial start of summer and, after nine long months, the opening of Rockaway's famed beaches. More...

100 Open Spots For Painter Apprentices

Be one of the 100 painter apprentices being called for by The Painters and Allied Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund, District Council 9! Recruitment will be held on June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

St.Rose Of Lima Teen Life Program Hosts Flea Market

Rockaway WISH, a newly formed charitable organization, held a clothing/ toy drive and donated the items to St. Rose of Lima's flea market. The flea market was held to raise money for St. Rose's Teen Life Program. More...

'All Aboard'- Rockaway Music And Arts Council Visits Yesteryear

Members of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) left the Rockaways for Essex, Connecticut on Saturday, May 17, on a trip to "yesteryear." Upon arrival, the group boarded a turn-of-the-century steamtrain and locomotive for a trip through the h More...

Rockapulco Summer Run

The Rockapulco Summer Series will resume their annual run on the boardwalk starting on June 5. The 2008 Summer Series of a quarter mile, mile and 5K runs on the boardwalk will begin at Beach 95 Street and is open to all people of all ages. More...

St.John's Episcopal Hospital Celebrates EMS Week

Eergency Medical Services, the first responders who rush to give lifesaving aid and comfort at scenes of tragedy and disaster, were honored by St. John's Episcopal Hospital at its first EMS Week celebration on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. More...

Youth Committee Donates To Tribute Park

Members of the 100 Precinct Council Youth Committee and Explorers raised more than $500 at a bake sale on the weekend of May 16, held to raise money to maintain Tribute Park. More...


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