June 27, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Historic Ordination At First Congregational Church

He arrived at JFK Airport in July 2006, clutching two suitcases and a German-English dictionary. He also carried his passion to serve in the U.S. as a Christian minister; his twin missions to promote faith and social justice through his work. More...

'It's My Bark! Day' Goes To The Dogs

Twenty-two dogs were spayed or neutered courtesy of the ASPCA and its Mobile Animal Clinic during "It's My Bark! Day" last Saturday. More...

First Grandchild Enters Family

Thomas and Laurie Healy announced the birth of their new baby boy, Thomas Edward Healy, born May 4, 2008 weighing eight pounds three ounces. More...

Mahoney Graduates From Scholars'

Mary Mahoney, daughter of Monica and John Mahoney of Rockaway Beach, recently graduated from the Scholars' Academy. She will attend Stella Maris High School in the fall. More...

Davis Has Been Named Man Of The Year

The Bayswater Jewish Center names Arnold Davis, Esq., as its 2008 Man of the Year. Davis, a past president of the Center, has been active in many functions of the fifty-plus-year-old Far Rockaway synagogue. More...

PHC Celebrates 101st Anniversary Ball

Peninsula Hospital Center's Anniversary Ball Committee members gathered to continue planning for yet another auspicious occasion - the Hospital Center's 101st Anniversary Ball. More...

Locals Graduate Scranton With Bachelor Degrees

The University of Scranton conferred 1,561 degrees to members of the largest graduating class in the 120 year history of the Jesuit school. The University conferred 878 undergraduate degrees to graduates who included Allison L. More...

The Best Catch Of All

Anthony Graciano grew up in Rockaway Park. He learned how to fish from his grandfather, Papa Tom, a World War II veteran, who taught him how to hook bait, and reel in the fish. More...

Cunningham Graduates St. Francis Prep

John Michael Cunningham, son of Mike and Lisa Cunningham of Broad Channel has graduated from St. Francis Prep School. More...

Cancer Survivors Celebrate

The annual Cancer Society "Relay for Life," will be held this weekend at the Riis Park Mall. Dozens of teams will join to walk laps to raise funds to fight the disease. The event will begin at 6 p.m. More...

'IS 53 Survivors Club' Meets For Lunch At Lawrence

A group of retired teachers, who once walked the halls of the Brian Piccolo Intermediate School (IS 53) in Far Rockaway, got together last week for their semi-annual "Survivors Club" meeting. More...

Orr Family Welcomes Shane Matthew

Terrianne, Ron and Justin Orr, along with proud grandparents Marguerite and Anthony Manno and Helen and Ronald Orr, welcomed Shane Matthew Orr on June 11. Shane Matthew weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces. More...

Welcome Daniel!

Daniel and Danielle Kirk proudly announce the birth of their son Daniel Robert Kirk, born April 8, 2008, eight pounds four ounces twenty inches long. More...

Local Resident Stationed In Iraq

Spc. Joseph Ormsby of Rockaway has been deployed to Iraq. As a member of the National Guard, he is supporting the 3rd battalion 4th Marines in Al-Anbar Province and is stationed at marine base Camp Hit. More...

Samuda And Smyth Graduate Morrisville State

Local residents, Rowan O. Samuda of Far Rockaway and James T. Smyth of Breezy Point were graduates of Morrisville State College's class of 2008. Samuda and Smyth obtained associate of applied science degrees in the Automotive Technology Program. More...

Pheffer Attends Eagle Scout Ceremony

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Matthew Cheverino of Troop 82 in South Ozone Park on June 14, 2008. More...

St. Mary's, St. Gertrude's Celebrates Rockaway's Culinary Diversity

St. Mary Star of the Sea and its sister church St. Gertrude the Great, both of Far Rockaway, celebrated the area's culinary diversities with an International Feast last Sunday. More...

Celebrating The Community July 26

Reverend Dr. Arthur W. Davenport and the Rockaway-Inwood Ministerial Coalition will sponsor a community celebration on Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Hassock Street and Redfern Avenue. More...

Weiner Hosts Town Hall Meeting At PS 114

Congressman Anthony Weiner came to Rockaway last Sunday, June 22 for a town hall meeting. Weiner addressed such national problems as jobs, the economy and the war in Iraq. More...


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