In The Spotlight
Beach 116th Street is looking merry and bright. On Saturday, November 30, crowds gathered on the commercial strip for the annual ceremony to light the Beach 116th Street Christmas tree.
Once again, Democratic District Leader Lew Simon, Kathleen Lalsie, and Liz Hanna spearheaded the effort to keep Christmas alive on Beach 116th Street at the annual lighting ceremony. Earlier in the week, with the help of Mazzone Hardware, the large tree was brought to the median near the firehouse, where the
A group of new recruits are being deployed to the Middle East with one mission—to spread Christmas cheer to military members spending the holidays away from home.
A home in Broad Channel has been transformed into Santa’s workshop, where nine-year-old Morgan Allen is hard at work playing Special Ops Santa. The P.S. 47 fifth-grader is putting in some extra work between school and homework, to make sure that deployed members of the U.S. Airforce and Marines have themselves a merry little
On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, while many of us were feasting on turkey and watching football, Far Rockaway native Curtis Turney-Rentas and his band of merry volunteers with the Far Rock National Pan Hellenic Council were celebrating by feeding all at their Second Annual Operation Thanksgiving Service at Mott Avenue train station. While the event was a resounding success, with over 180 plates given out, for the Greek lettered Alpha Phi Alpha college grad, giving back does not stop there. He
Nobody should be alone on Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, there are a few opportunities for those without a feast to enjoy, to have the opportunity at free community Thanksgiving meals. And with this, comes the opportunity to volunteer to help make the events a success.
Although Thanksgiving isn’t until Thursday, November 28, those from the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE) are hosting their community Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 23, from 1 p.m. to 3