In The Spotlight
On Monday, December 3, thousands watched as host Taniya Nayak pulled up to the Mure home in Neponsit to announce that Rockaway’s Little North Pole was declared the winner of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Locals were filled with hometown pride and others across the country had tears in their eyes as Mure announced that the $50,000 prize money would be going straight to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the cause he’s been decorating his house for, for over two decades. On
Rockaway residents, Opal Young and Guy Latronico, though legally blind, refused to let their lack of sight define their lives, and with the help of nonprofit organization, Alphapointe, they are both sparkling beacons of light, reflecting how unexpected obstacles can only make you stronger and more resilient.
Young, who resides with her husband in Rockaway Beach, moved to the peninsula from the island of Jamaica in 1985. She graduated from Beach Channel High School and then attended York
Spirits were merry and bright at the Beach 116th Street Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1. Despite some light rain later in the night, a large crowd came out to enjoy singing by PS 114 and Channel View students, hot chocolate and goodies, and even a visit from Santa Claus. Father Bill of St. Francis de Sales led a prayer before the tree, donated by Mazzone Hardware, was lit for the season and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sang before Santa arrived to take pictures with
The holiday season is in full swing! On Saturday, November 24, the Rockaway Civic Association got into the spirit by hosting its annual Gingerbread and Chanukah House event.
Members from the Rockaway Civic and community members were welcome to participate in this festive event that included making and decorating gingerbread houses for the holidays. From gumdrops to peppermints and even M&M’s, plus frosting to hold it all together, the participating kids and their families had plenty to