January 21, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Waiting Out Winter at Gateway Park

Discover wildlife tactics such as hibernation, torpor, and burrowing that facilitate winter survival. More...

PAL Smarts Assists Queens Youngsters

After school, Monday through Friday, Queens youngsters can be found working on math problems by cutting colored paper into shapes and sizes to visually solve fractions, participating in spelling bees and word games and listening to Billie Holiday son More...

Church of Nazarene Commemorates MLK Day

With his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech playing in the background, people filed into the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this week. More...

Jewish War Chaplains To Be Honored

At the Kew Forest Jewish War Veterans Post, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced that he will introduce legislation to establish a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Jewish chaplains who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. More...

St. John’s Hospital Names Employees Of The Month

With input from patients, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital honors one employee each month who has made a difference or whose performance has gone beyond the call of duty. More...

Ulrich Urges Volunteers For Homeless Outreach

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is urging residents and community groups to participate in the annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on Monday, January 31. More...

100 PCT CC Hosts 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee and Knights of Columbus presented the 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off last Friday in Rockaway Beach. The three finalists were Dalton’s Seaside Grill, Last Stop Gourmet Shop and Knights of Columbus. More...

Village Academy Receives ING Donation

This fall, ING Investment Management (ING IM) and Pencil joined together to place the students at Village Academy on the “Path to Success.“ ING, a well-known investment organization, also endeavors to give back to the communities they ser More...

Winter Waterfowl And Much More

Jamaica Bay is “the hotspot” for winter birds. Join naturalist Ron Bourque, Sunday, January 23 from 9 a.m. More...

Local Sisters Named To The Dean’s List

In recognition of superior academic performance at their respective schools during the past term, Alexa Bello has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Scranton University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with a 3.6 GPA. More...

RCC Hosts Martin Luther King Day Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, January 15, the Rockaway Community Corporation held its annual awards luncheon program at the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Far Rockaway, in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

American Legion Helps Out Veterans

During the holiday season, the Daniel M. O’Connell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 272 of Rockaway Beach hosted a tree trimming party at the St. Albans State Veterans Nursing Home. More...

Queens Library Hosts ‘Harlem On My Mind’

Queens Library will host Xoregos Performing Company’s “Harlem On My Mind” at multiple performances in honor of African American History Month. Admission is free. It is suggested for adults and children over age 8. More...

Governor WantsYour Medicaid Suggestions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the State’s new Medicaid Redesign Web site to track the progress of reforming New York’s costly Medicaid system, and to invite the public’s participation in the process. More...

ARF-ARF Rewarded For Outstanding Achievement

Local dog group, ARF-ARF (Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness) was recently invited to accept an award at the Queens Partnerships Award Luncheon. More...

DCA Sets Tips For Shopping For A Used Car

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz has announced the results of a 12-week investigation into used car advertising and the bait-and-switch tactics targeted to lure consumers into their dealerships. More...

City Aims To Limit Child Secondhand Smoke

No parent would intentionally subject a child to asthma, ear infections and bronchitis, let alone expose the child to cancer-causing chemicals. More...


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