New Group Dedicated To Serving Rockaway

'The Rockaway Jetty' Aims At Improving Quality Of Life

Rockaway Jetty invites all those interested in participating in similar charitable endeavors to attend the "meet and greet" on April 4. If you would like further information about becoming a charter member, or reserving a table at the event, please call 718-474-2534, check out their website,, or send an email to: The group’s slogan is a quote from […]

Lucille Rose Day Care Hosts Children Obesity Workshop

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Queens Alumnae Chapter hosted a Parents Workshop on Children Obesity at the Lucille Rose Day Care Center in Arverne on March 10. Pictured are Mattie Oliver; Valena Woodley; Yvonne Duncan; Dr. Yvonnecris Smith Veal; Roslin Spigner, chapter president; and Joan Ann Bostic, president of Atled, Inc.

Cancer Relay Kicks Off 10th Year In Rockaway

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This summer marks the 10th year that Rockaway residents will step up to the plate to help find a cure by taking part in the Rockaway Relay For Life at Riis Park. The ACS hosted the annual kickoff dinner at the Irish […]

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Medical Staff Meets

The Medical Staff of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital met on Tuesday, March 3, at the Woodmere Club in Woodmere to hear guest speaker Mendel Warshawsky, MD, St. John’s Chief of Oncology. Dr. Warshawsky, who recently joined the Medical Staff of St. John’s, has a goal to develop a comprehensive cancer center at the hospital. Dr. Warshawsky said, “The idea is […]

RWA To Host Community Advisory Meeting

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will host a community advisory meeting to discuss some of the critical budget and community concerns that are affecting the Rockaway community, on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Hospital Meditation Room. This is an opportunity for civic organizations and individuals throughout the peninsula to bring issues of concern and any plans of action […]

100 Precinct Community Council Chess Club

Aces And Wave Host Family Camp Night

The Brooklyn Aces, the new professional minor league (EPHL) hockey team playing at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, and The Wave teamed up last weekend to host a family camp night that brought more than 25 kids and adults to the Floyd Bennett Field facility for an hour of conditioning and on-ice training. All photos by Howard Schwach.

PHC Weighs In On Nutrition

To recognize National Nutrition Month, Rachel Wetzel, MSRD, CD-N, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Peninsula Hospital Center, along with her staff, is leading a lunch hour National Nutrition Month series for employees and volunteers at the Hospital Center. The purpose of the series is to reinforce healthy eating habits and encourage healthier lifestyles. Although not specifically designed to be a “weight […]

Firefighters Rescue Trapped Kitty

Drawn by the screams of an animal in pain, firefighters from the Beach 116 Street firehouse rescued a cat from a barbed wire fence on Tuesday. The injured cat was brought to the Animal Hospital of the Rockaways at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 114 Street. There, the cat was rushed immediately into surgery, where Dr Alan Simon and his […]

Rockaway Youth Wins In Queens PAL Contest

In February, Queens children, parents, staff and community neighbors gathered at the 61st Annual Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Brotherhood/ Sisterhood Art Contest at Affirmation Arts in Manhattan. Over 100 PAL youngsters, ages six to 18, received recognition for their demonstration of this year’s theme, “Careers: Who I Choose to Be.” The exhibit showed the winning artwork that expressed the young […]