In The Spotlight
Rockaway will never forget 9/11. On Wednesday, September 11, the community gathered at Tribute Park on Beach 116th for the annual ceremony to remember the locals who died in that tragedy, 18 years ago.
Despite the park undergoing renovations, Tribute Park was cleared of construction equipment in time for the Wednesday morning ceremony. Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr remarked on the importance on continuing to hold the ceremony at the park despite the renovations, and how the contactor
Last week, we hosted a great friend of ours, Fr. Domingo, an IVE priest on loan from Lithuania, preaching the circuit of the Mission Appeal at the weekend Masses at various churches in and around New York. Since it was Father’s final church appeal assignment before returning to Lithuania, and the church was less than a half hour from our home, we convinced Father to stay over another night and that we would put him on “The Boat” to Manhattan, where he would connect to the subway back to the
Long ago, the United States shifted from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. We sell products, but for the most part, we no longer make them. However, one thing we continually produce with regularity is veterans. Veterans organizations are almost as old as America itself. The first such groups sprung from the Revolutionary War, when local charities were established to help ex-soldiers with disabling wounds and injuries. But it wasn’t until after the Civil War that vets got organized
The spirit of Clare Droesch shined on the schoolyard of St. Francis de Sales once again this past Saturday for the 6th Annual 3 on 3 By the Sea basketball tournament. Droesch initiated the tournament while courageously fighting her battle with breast cancer, and this year's event was the second following her passing last year.
Saturday proved once again that her legend will never be forgotten as more than 300 players on 83 teams turned out to compete in her name. The day began with a free