June 11, 2010 RSS feed / Community

BioBlitz Takes Over Gateway National Park

Hundreds of scientists, amateur naturalists, birders, students, families and volunteers will make eco-history as they gather at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field from 3 p.m. on Friday, June 11 to 3 p.m. More...

Renovation Of F.R. Boardwalk Continues

Beaches Will Open As Construction Ends

Renovation of the boardwalk from Beach 24 Street to Beach 27 Street continues despite promises from Department of Parks and Recreation in January that the repairs would be complete by May 2010. More...

RWA Meets The JFK Falcons

Last week students in RWA’s Environmentor Program took a trip to JFK airport to meet falconers who are part of Port Authority’s habitat management program. More...

Tips On Beating Rip Currents

With the summer vacation season here, and in the wake of a plethora of drownings in Rockaway during the last beach season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service are alerting beachgoers to the threat More...

National Grid Offers Energy Star Product Rebates

National Grid is helping its New York State customers reduce their environmental impact and their energy bills by providing rebates for qualifying ENERGY STAR® replacement windows and programmable thermostats. More...

Thoracic Surgery Added To PHC Specialty Services

Howard Sussman, M.D., Director, Department of Surgery at Peninsula Hospital Center, welcomed Ali Safavi, M.D., to the specialty staff of Peninsula Hospital’s Family Health Center. More...

Salpeter Honored By United Hospital Fund

Lucy Salpeter, benefactor, patron and member of the Board of Directors at Peninsula Hospital Center, was honored by the United Hospital Fund at its annual Tribute to Hospital Trustees luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria on May 14. More...

Kate Hudson Graces Fort Tilden Beach

Actress Kate Hudson joined a dozen other actors from the cast of the new movie, “Something Borrowed,” on the beaches of Fort Tilden last week for a day-long shoot. More...

Cliffords Voted Family Of The Year

Cynthia Clifford claims that she never won anything before in her life. More...

HILI Class of 1960 Holds Reunion At Old School Campus

Fifty graduates of the Hebrew Institute of Long Island (HILI) came home to their old school campus on Sunday, June 6 to rekindle old friendships and to visit the school, which is now the campus of Yeshiva Darchei Torah on Beach 19 Street and Seagirt More...

Rockapulco Summer Run Series Begins

The Rockapulco Summer Run series kicks off on June 17. Runs start at 7 p.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 96 Street. The races are open to the public, all ages and all abilities. More...

Last Chance To See Cactus Flower

The cast of the Rockaway Theatre Company’s madcap production of Abe Burrows’ Cactus Flower takes to the stage for three final performances this weekend. More...

Weiner Promotes Rip Tide Safety At Riis Park

Summer is here and Congressman Anthony Weiner was out on the beach at Riis Park on Tuesday to raise awareness about the dangers of rip tides on the shores of Rockaway’s beaches. More...

Smith Gets NYPD Medal Of Honor

Police Sergeant Timothy Smith, who was gravely wounded by an emotionally disturbed Far Rockaway man in January of 2009, was awarded the department’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor, by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a ceremony on Tuesd More...

Dr. Nesoff Wins RPVFD Award

Eddie Valentine, chief of the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps, presents Aaron Nesoff, MD, with a special award for years of “outstanding dedication and devotion,” while s More...

Rock Vac Hosts CPR Training At O’Donohue Park

Park goers who came to O’Donohue Park for a day of fun and relaxation came away with something extra last Saturday – CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) lessons hosted by The Rock Vac Ambulance Corp with the assistance of First Response More...

Colgate Van Returns To PHC

Under the supervision of the Department of Dentistry of Peninsula Hospital Center, the Colgate Dental Van returned to the Rockaways on June 9. More...

Arverne By The Sea Trike-A-Thon A Success

Last Saturday children of Arverne by the Sea participated in a Trike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. More...


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