In The Spotlight
It was a blessed evening. Rain threatened to pour on the night of St. Francis de Sales’ lighting and blessing of the trees in the Prayer Garden on Tuesday, December 10, but in a Christmas miracle, the rain held off and made for a lovely evening to light more than 100 trees and angels.
The evening began with carols played on speakers as crowds of local families and children gathered around the prayer garden on Beach 129th Street. Father Bill Sweeney and Father Jim Cunningham then led everyone
As 2019 concludes, Community Board 14 (CB14) held its final meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street. There was a strong turnout of concerned Rockaway residents, eager to hear news and updates regarding Education, Transportation, Parks and Public Safety, as well as other issues.
CB14 District Manager, Jonathan Gaska, started the meeting by reading his letter to Mayor de Blasio, requested by the Board in October, advocating for a Gifted and
This past Sunday, December 8, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s event space was packed with folks clamoring to see the unveiling of internationally-known NYC-based artist, Jayne Holsinger’s exhibit, “National Parks.” This exhibit was quite the undertaking for Holsinger as it spans her grandfather’s photo-documented travel to national parks throughout all 49 continental United States. Also, what made it even more special, was upon invitation to the Refuge by her friend, Elsie Maio, a Rockaway
The Little North Pole is back! On Sunday, December 8, tradition continued as crowds filled Neponsit Avenue for the big show leading to the lighting of Rockaway’s most decked out holiday home—The Little North Pole.
Coming off last year’s win on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” this year’s lighting of Joe Mure’s Little North Pole was even more special. As the countdown began down from 10 and the home was illuminated at the end of the night, spectators were greeted by a new addition to