January 9, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Biting Cold Does Not Deter Beach 146 Street Plungers

Despite biting cold and a wind-chill in the single numbers, more than 150 hardy souls showed up at Beach 146 Street at noon on New Year's Day to take a quick, chilly dip in the Atlantic Ocean. More...

A Wintry Family Stroll

Park Rangers at the Gateway National Recreational Area's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge will lead a stroll on Sunday, January 11 at 1 p.m. More...

Locals Take A New Year's Dip

A large group of Rockaway residents gathered at Beach 119 Street on New Year's Day at 12 p.m. to bring in the New Year by racing into icy waters. More...

Rockaway Reunion In The Villages

Mary Dever Kelly welcomed Irish entertainer Andy Cooney to The Villages during his concert at The Savannah Center on December 15. Cooney is well-known in the Rockaways for his Christmas concerts at St. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Observes Kwanzaa

The Pastoral Care Department of St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a ceremony to observe Kwanzaa, a celebration which includes candle lighting centered around seven principles meant to help uplift the African-American community. More...

Local Knights Of Columbus Council Spreads Cheer

Knights of Columbus Council #2672 members brought pre-Christmas holiday cheer to children in the Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit of Peninsula Hospital Center. Pictured with the center's Associate Director of Pediatrics, Dr. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

Fears that illegal parkers would keep fire equipment from reaching an emergency scene as quickly as possible turned out to be real last Friday night, January 6, at old Beach 88 Street, Rockaway Beach, which can be reached by vehicle only from Beach C More...

Starting Off The New Year On A Beach

For the 25th consecutive year the American Littoral Society hiked the beach at Fort Tilden on New Year's Day. A group of 40 people showed up for the event cosponsored by Gateway National Recreation Area and NYC Audubon. More...

'Take The Plunge' For Cystic Fibrosis

The ninth annual "Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis," will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Camillus, located at 185 Beach 99 Street. More...

Sarnoff On Queens Public Television

Award-winning Rockaway filmmaker Robert Sarnoff is being featured on QPTV Channel 35 on Sunday, January 11, 18 and 25 at 5 p.m. The show is produced by Ina Gay. More...

Meeks Welcomes New Postmaster

Congressman Gregory Meeks welcomes Far Rockaway's new postmaster, Dermont Tuohy, to his office in an informal meet and greet last month. An official press conference or meeting to introduce Tuohy to the community is expected shortly. More...

Rockaway Penguins Are First In The Water

The Rockaway Penguins celebrated the New Year by being the first in the water and the last ones out. The group took a dip in the ocean at Beach 127 Street at 10 a.m. on January 1. The newest penguins include Jimmy Lunny and John Ross. More...

Beach 127 Street Walruses Take The Plunge

Despite the cold weather, members of the Walrus Swim Club went for a New Year's dip on Beach 127 Street on January 1, at noon. The Walruses inducted their newest member Bob C. before hitting the surf. More...

K Of C Christmas Celebration

The Monsignor William F. More...

Testing Set For NPS Lifeguard Positions

Strong female and male swimmers are being encouraged to take the pre-employment test scheduled locally to qualify for summer 2009 lifeguard jobs with the National Park Service (NPS) at Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, Great Kills Park in Staten Island More...

Doughboy Monument Then and Now

The Doughboy Monument which stands in Memorial Plaza, on Beach 94 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, has been a patriotic symbol in Rockaway for decades. The monument, which was sculpted by Joseph P. More...

Seniors In Shape Winter 2009 Program

Seniors in Shapes is calling on all dancers to join them for a New Salsa Workout, led by the founder of NYSalsababy.com, Cynthia La China. Classes start Saturday, January 10, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More...

West End Temple's Winter Activities

The West End Temple has been busy with kid-friendly activities this winter season. Youngsters can participate in many activities including rock and roll concerts and indoor soccer. More...

Two MTA Hearings On Tap

There will be two Metropolitan Transportation Authority hearings so that the public can speak out on the proposed fare increases as well as the restoration of the Cross Bay Bridge toll for local residents. More...

Derech Emunoh Celebrates Chanukkah

Many congregants and friends of Congregation Derech Emunoh gathered on Sunday afternoon for the annual Chanukkah party. Young and old gathered to celebrate the occasion. The highlight of the evening was when several members lit the Menorah. More...


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