Experience The Gateway Bike And Boathouse



Rick Horan has wondered for more than 20 years why the people of Rockaway have a tendency to only explore and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula and not the Jamaica Bay side as well. Access, he says, has always been the problem. Most of the land along the bayfront is protected wetlands, and not available for commercial […]

Anti-Semitism Expert at West End Temple

Will Speak November 21

Michael Whine, an expert on European Anti-Semi-tism will be a guest speaker during Shabbat Services on November 21 at 7:30 pm. He serves as Director of Government and International Affairs at the Community Security Trust, which provides defense services for the Jewish community in the UK. He will discuss, “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Diplomatic Initiatives to Combat Anti- […]

St. John’s Hospital Dared To Wear Pink



St. John’s Episcopal Hospital capped off Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities with a Dare to Wear Pink Day on Thursday, October 30. The Sunbums, St. John’s team, walked in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 19. The team raised more than $17,000 through pledges, selling ribbons and raffles. They came in third place […]

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago… People throughout Rockaway are upset by an Election Day choice of the Make Mine Silver & Gold jewelry store for daylight of robbery. Alexander Jones, a resident of Far Rockaway his whole life, is glad he was on the beach on Sunday morning, November 6, when he spotted a man clinging to a bobbing boat in apparent […]

PHC And MTA Honor Koffer



Butterflies by the Sea, Eisenstadt Hospice Center at Peninsula, was the host of a “rewarding” presentation to one of its inpatients this week. Steven Koffer, MTA employee, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a cash award by senior MTA officials to thank him for his money-saving idea for the MTA. Koffer’s idea, which came through the Employee Suggestion […]

PHC Receives Nonprofit Security Grant



Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation are pleased to announce that they are the recipients of an FY08 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program from the New York State Offices of Homeland Security. The grant program provides funds for the purpose of integrating nonprofit preparedness […]

PHC To Host Diabetes Awareness Day



Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of North Shore-LIJ Health System, will be hosting a “Diabetes Awareness Day” special event on Monday, November 17, 2008. The entire event will be devoted to the provision of information for diabetics and their families through guest presenters and on-site information booths. This special event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in […]

The Rockaway Artists Alliance Bake Off



Artists will trade paint brushes and pencils for cake pans and cookie sheets, as the baking arts take center stage at the Rockaway Artists Alliance Bake Off! The first ever bake off coincides with the RAA’s Gifted exhibition and promised to liven up the season with an artistic array of entries vying to please the sense of sight, scent and […]

PHC’s Sulik Honored By Transitional Services



Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs at Peninsula Hospital Center, was recently honored by Transitional Services of New York (TSI) with their 2008 Community Leadership award at their annual “Paint the Town Red” Dinner Gala at Russo’s on the Bay. Honored from Rockaway, also was the Honorable Audrey Pheffer, assemblymember, who received the Public Servant of the Year Award. Dr. […]

SJEH Nurses Attend Lecture Series



One hundred nurses attended the 10th Annual Distinguished Nurse Lecture Series held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. The lecture, entitled “Legal Issues in Nursing” and “Compassion Fatigue: Fatigue Healing the Nurse, Self-Care Just for Me,” was presented by Yolanda G. Smith RN, MSN, CCRN. Smith is also the founder and director of Holistic Self- […]