March 13, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Local Resident Spots Beached Dolphin

When local resident Gerard Hoffman spotted a beached dolphin on Sunday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. on Beach 121 Street, he went home to retrieve his camera. When he returned, he found the dolphin being eaten by seagulls. More...

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry of Nassau and Suffolk Counties will conduct recruitment from March 4 through February 17, 2010 for 40 electrician apprentices. More...

The 'Proof ' Is In The Performance

The Rockaway Theatre Company treated audiences to a stunning production of David Auburn's Tony award winning drama, "Proof." The play is about a young woman, Catherine (played by Heather Meagher), who is struggling with her loss after the recent de More...

Environmentors' Poetic Experience

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's "Environmentors" recently enjoyed the works of A train poet Derrick Wilson, aka "Blue." Wilson traveled to Rockaway last week for a special workshop on the power of words through poetry. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Local Residents Honored United Hospital Fund

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary member Margaret (Peggy) DeMatteis and hospital volunteer John Ward were honored by the United Hospital Fund on Friday, March 6 at a luncheon in the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. More...

PHC Receives QRCR For 2009

Peninsula Hospital Center recently received its annual renewal as a national Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) hospital for 2009. More...

The Children Marched Proudly And The Bagpipes Played Loudly

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Congregation Derech Emunoh Celebrates Purim

The Congregation Derech Emunoh celebrated Purim on Monday, March 9, by reading the Book of Esther. Rabbi Heshy Rubinstein gave a sermon. More...

Stroke Support Group Meets At PHC

The Stroke Support Group at Peninsula Hospital Center met on Thursday, February 19. The guest speaker, Dr. More...

Local Students Become Civic Activists

While some local students may have spent their winter breaks on skiing vacations or trips to Florida, high school students Emilia Jerez and Rebecca LaMadrid chose to devote their break to civic action. More...

SJEH Observes Black History Month

St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated Black History Month on Thursday, February 26, 2009, with a performance by St. John's choir in the hospital lobby. More...

FDNY Sets Fire Safety Events

The New York City Fire Department will be hosting fire safety events at major transportation hubs across the 5 boroughs on Friday, March 6th to encourage New Yorkers to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when More...

Bloomberg To Officiate At Ulrich Ceremony

City Councilmember-Elect Eric Ulrich announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at a ceremonial "swearing-in" this Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Public School 207 in Howard Beach. More...

Ash Wednesday Observed At St. John's Episcopal Hospital

The Pastoral Care Department at St. John's Episcopal Hospital imposed ashes on patients and staff in observance of Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, February 25. More...

Scholars' To Host Blood Drive

The Scholars' Academy will host a combination thrift sale and blood drive at the school cafeteria, located at 320 Beach 104 Street on March 14, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. More...

Geoff 's Art Class Exhibition At Rockaway Artists Alliance

"Geoff's Art Class," a new exhibition at RAA, displays the artwork of more than 30 of Geoff Rawling's painting class students. The class is ongoing and open to all skill levels. More...

Mosaic Art On Display At Far Rockaway Library

Often times, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities struggle with communicating to the outside world. More...

PHC Announces New Leadership Board

Peninsula Hospital Center recently announced its new 2009 Medical Board Leadership. Pictured left to right are President of the Medical Board, Martin A. More...

Annual St. Pat's Day Parade Steps Off Saturday For Thirty-Fourth Time

The 34th annual Queens St. Patrick's Day Parade stepped off from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue on Saturday under clear skies and warm temperatures. More...

Thousands Line Parade Route On Saturday For 34th Annual Parade

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Celebrating Shabbat Across America

The West End Temple will join hundreds of synagogues across the continent at 6 p.m. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Thanks Donors

St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a blood drive with the Long Island Blood Center on Friday, February 27, 2009. The Hospital is very grateful to those who donated. There is no substitute for donated blood. More...

Village Academy Set To Open In September

The New York Department of Education Office of New Schools recently approved the opening of Village Academy Middle School, in order to better service the needs of the students and their families in the Far Rockaway community. More...

Pheffer Welcome Queens County VFW To Albany

As part of the New York State Legislative Day, Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer welcomed the Queens County VFW Legislative Committee to Albany to discuss their legislative agenda for 2009, on February 23. Pictured l-r: Senior Vice Commander Marvin R. More...


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