July 18, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Auxiliaries Aid In Wounded Warrior Parade

The Police Department Auxiliaries assisted greatly in the Wounded Warriors parade, starting on Thursday, June 10 and continuing through Sunday, June 13. More...

Broad Channel Residents Enjoy Children's Park Festival

Broad Channel Park was a-buzz with activity last Saturday as State Senator Shirley Huntley hosted the 2008 Children First Festival. More...

Hammel Houses Children Celebrate New Playground

The children of Hammel Houses, were treated to a celebration, earlier this month, of the development's renovated playground courtesy of the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Blessed Trinity Awards Lew Simon

Lew Simon was awarded for his continuous service to the family of Blessed Trinity Parish, Breezy Point. More...

Local T-Ball Players Take Center Stage At All Star Fan Fest

Rockaway's head coach on the field with his players. More...

Get Up Close With Butterflies And Moths

The National Park Service has recently released information of two upcoming events given by the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. On Friday, July 18, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m., "The Night of the Moths" is taking place. More...

Plan Now For Summer Hurricanes

If a hurricane hit where you live, would you be ready? This is a question that PIANY, Professional Insurance Agents of New York Inc., is asking residents of Rockaway. More...

Rockaway Walks To Rid Pounds And Violence

On Saturday, July 12, Councilman James Sanders Jr. kicked off the 2nd annual Rockaway Walks event on Beach 59 Street and the boardwalk. The program was created to educate the community on ways to eat healthy and shed pounds. More...

Veterans Present Hospital With TV

Members of the Lt. Bernard H. Weiner Post 258, Jewish War Veterans, presented a "bedside flat screen" TV to the New York State Veterans Domicile in St. Albans. Pictured (l. More...

PHC Auxiliary Raises $10,000

Peninsula Hospital Center's Vice President, Operations, Allen Corby is presented with a $10,000 check from enthusiastic Auxiliary fundraisers. More...

Attention All Boaters

New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is having their fifth annual pumpout tour. The pumpout tour provides a free service that sends pumpout boats to remove waste from sewage tanks of local boats, instead of boaters disposing of it themselves. More...

Block Party Draws 'Special Olympians''Warriors' And Lots Of Locals

On Saturday night, Flip and Rita Mullen hosted their annual block party, a fundraiser for the Special Olympians and for the Wounded Warriors. Hundreds of people crowded the beach block of Beach 134 Street for the event. More...

Great Support From St. John's Episcopal Hospital

St. John's Episcopal Hospital became a supporter of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held July 28 to July 29, 2008, at Jacob Riis Park. More than $2,000 was raised by the hospital's energetic team. More...

Invitations To Participate In Graybeards Family Run

The Sixth Annual Graybeards Family Run returns on Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 128 Street. The Family Run is one of the highlight events of the summer in Rockaway. More...

Local Reenlists In Navy At Ground Zero

Luis Jose Reyes, a 1996 graduate of Beach Channel High School and former Rockaway resident, reenlisted in the United States Navy on July 1 at Ground Zero in Manhattan. More...

Local: Parks Is Failing Its Fitness Equipment

Some locals have pointed out that the fitness equipment on Beach 84 Street and Shore Front Parkway no longer resembles the fitness trail that it was designed to become. More...

Pheffer Honors Graduates For Community Service

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) has continued her tradition of honoring graduating students from local public and parochial schools with her "Certificate of Merit for Community Service" awards. More...

Rock 'n' Skate Takes Over O'Donohue Park

A large crowd came to O'Donohue Park on the evening of July 3, as the Parks and Recreation Department of hosted its citywide Rock-n-Skate program at the Beach 17 Street venue. More...

Surprise For Millennium Development

The Millennium Development, a club run through P.S. 225, was surprised when the staff at the Firefighter Museum gave a presentation to the children about fire safety and prevention. More...


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