In The Spotlight
Some whaley unfortunate news came out of the west end when a small whale washed up dead on the beach near the Silver Gull Beach Club in Breezy Point on Monday morning.
At around 11 a.m. on December 11, a beachgoer found a dead whale on the shoreline around Beach 193rd Street and reported it. Members of the National Park Service (NPS) and the United States Park Police responded, followed by members of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to secure the area around the whale
WALK-RUN FOR A GOOD A CAUSE
Ho, Ho Ho and a Ready, Santa, Go! The annual Santa Suit and Pub Crawl Run aka the Santa Shuffle is set for Saturday, December 16. This year’s fun will include a special goal as funds raised will be donated to the Curley family. Twelve-year-old TJ Curley died in a fire on December 4 at 122-20 Ocean Promenade. Other family members were hospitalized, and the apartment in which they lived was destroyed.
The event is coordinated each year by John Edwards and the
The holidays are a time to spread cheer and some little ones are doing that in more ways than one this season through Rockaway Rising’s Rock the Holidays project.
Rockaway Rising, a local organization that helps kids at risk of dropping out of school, is showing their “Little Risers” the true meaning of the holidays by encouraging them to give back to the community and those they care about. In its fourth year, the Rock the Holidays project encourages kids to perform community service projects
Story and Photos By Nicole Taylor-Lang
The bell rings and the pitter-patter of feet go scurrying into classrooms. It’s another day of school at Village Academy in Far Rockaway, where 27-year-old Victor Boamah, Director of the YMCA after-school program, starts his day. “Working with the YMCA, I get a chance to impact young scholars’ lives,” Boamah says. “I encourage, motivate and challenge them to do better every day.” Boamah strives to motivate and challenge Rockaway youth by practicing what