June 13, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Local Marine Completes Basic Course

Sean F. Higgins, son of Ellen and James Higgins of Rockaway Beach, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course. He was a 2002 graduate of St. Edmunds Preparatory High School and joined the Marine Crops in November 2007. More...

'Sex And Seniors' Seminar Set For June 25

Beth Abraham Health Services' Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Program, a member of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, is offering a free workshop entitled "Sex and Seniors: Living Well in the Golden Years" on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 10:00 a More...

Far Rockaway Youth Court Honors Graduates

The Far Rockaway Youth Court graduated 37 teens on Tuesday, June 10, in its first annual graduation ceremony. The Youth Court is a community-based initiative that trains teenagers, ages 14-18, to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys in the court. More...

Local Climbs Times To New Heights

When Rey Clarke, Jr., was a teenager, most of his excitement came from sports and from riding along with the Bayswater Civilian Patrol on its nightly circuits around the east end community. More...

Joan And Mike Suglia's 50th Anniversary

Joan and Mike Suglia celebrated their 50th anniversary with their children Barbara and Robert from North Carolina and their children, Robby and Angela; Michael and Vicki from New Jersey and their children, Anna and Agnest; and Gary and Debbie from Ro More...

Bobbitt Receives Dean's List Honors

Shawna M. Bobbitt, granddaughter of Sarah King of Far Rockaway, has been named to the dean's list at St. Francis College for the spring 2008 term. Bobbitt, a graduate of St. Mary Star of the Sea and Stella Maris is studying nursing. More...

Peninsula Hospital Auxilians Learn About Diabetes

Perry Herson, MD, director of the Peninsula Hospital Diabetes Center, met with the Hospital Center's Auxilians earlier this week to talk about diabetes: warning signs, prevention and treatment. More...

Cook Completes Marine Corps Course

Marine Corps Pfc. Charles R. Cook, son of Tess Cook, recently graduated from the Aviation Logistic Tactical Information Systems course with Marine Detachment Naval Support Activity in Athens, Georgia. More...

Sullivan Campaigns For 23rd Assembly District

Gerald Sullivan, candidate for change in Rockaway's 23rd Assembly District, says he is "humbled, grateful and honored to be endorsed by New York's two great parties: The Queens County Republican Party and the Queens County Conservative Party. More...

Nassau Is Now Accessible

Access-A-Ride will now be providing service across the border to Nassau County. Under a new negotiated agreement, introduced by Assemblyman Mark Weprin and sponsored by Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Thomas Competes In Mr. And Mrs. Arts And Tech Competition

Rockaway resident Keanan Thomas was the first runner-up in the fourth annual Mr. and Mrs. Arts and Tech competition at the High School of Arts and Technology in Manhattan, where he is a student. Thomas is the son of Charlene Latimore. More...

Midshipman Connor Graduates From U.S.Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Kristen R. More...

Coney Island Aquarium Free On Friday Afternoons

The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium is now offering free admission every Friday from 3:00 p.m. until closing. More...

Dedication For Memory Of 9/11 Victim

The area on the corner of 79 Street and 4 Avenue in Brooklyn was dedicated recently to the memory of Patrick Sullivan, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. More...

First Congregational Hosts Luncheon

The Ladies Aid Society of the First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach enjoyed their yearly spring luncheon on Thursday, June 5, 2008, dining at The Wharf Restaurant in Rockaway Park. More...

Thompson Questions Operations At Dayton Beach Park

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson is calling on the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development (HPD) to look into alleged mismanagement at a Dayton Beach Park Apartments in Rockaway Beach. More...

FR High School's Drafting Institute Visits The Solaire

Students from Far Rockaway High School's Drafting Institute received a guided educational tour of America's first green high-rise residential building, The Solaire. The trip was arranged by Anthony Peterson of High L. More...

Boy Acts Way Beyond His Years For Fifth Birthday

Timmy Mills of Belle Harbor, for his fifth birthday party, decided to do something slightly unconventional for a boy of his age. Instead of begging for more toys and swimming in newly desired presents, he decided to give away some of his old ones. More...

Rockaway's Research Extraordinaire

Jasen Patrick Murray of Belle Harbor has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University. He graduated Cum Laude with distinction in research. More...

Nutrition Doctor To Speak At Diabetes Group

On June 23, 2008, Daniel Bluff, Chief of Nutrition at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, will speak at the Diabetes Education Support Group, held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

SJEH Holds Classes For Expecting Mothers

Expecting? St. John's Episcopal Hospital is offering birthing classes to aid soon-to-be moms in preparing themselves for the big day. More...

Come Get Free Health Screenings,And Face Painted

A Health Fair will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2008, given by St. John's Episcopal Hospital together with Saint Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude's International Feast. The events will occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Watercolor Workshop

Interested in watercolor? The Rockaway Museum presents "The Art of Watercolor," a workshop for children ages 6-15. The workshop will include Sumi-e techniques, and will be taught by Norma Allende. More...

Thirteen Graduates Of BOC Child Care Training

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOC) in collaboration with the Blanche Community Progressive Day Care held a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 15 for the Child Care Business Development Project (CCBDP). More...

Younger Locals Respond to Home Sharing Program

Younger New Yorkers have responded to New York Foundation for Senior Citizens' expanded Home Sharing Program, a unique affordable housing option and free matching service, which has recently allowed younger "hosts" under the age of 60 to share thei More...


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