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(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 150,000 American Indian and Alaskan Native veterans throughout the United States. The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress invites these men and women to share their unique stories of military experience.
The sky was clear, the winds were calm, the sounds of a regular evening in Howard Beach — airplane engines overhead and cars whizzing past on the Belt Parkway — were the norm for a typical October evening.
But one year ago, none of that was true. One year ago Tuesday night, Howard Beach was a very different place, literally struggling to stay above water as Hurricane Sandy’s full might took the neighborhood by complete surprise.
The Kiwanis Club held its first annual community awards ceremony recently to honor members for their outstanding achievements in the Middle Village area.
Members of the Middle Village Kiwanis Club came together at La Bella Cucina on Juniper Boulevard South and several members were recognized. One in particular was Thomas Clarke, who received the Business Person of the Year award.
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser this weekend.
The event will be held at the firehouse at 102-33 Davenport Court in Hamilton Beach on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be food and prizes.
(BPT) - When it comes to the safety of your home and family, you would probably say money is no object. Yet cost (real or perceived) has long deterred many homeowners from considering a residential fire sprinkler system to protect their homes. The systems cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 80 percent, have broad support from safety experts and can even qualify you for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. But until now, a perception of high cost has overshadowed those positives.
An engine from the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department joins the parade.
A health fair, sponsored by the Lindenwood Alliance and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder was held in the playground at PS 232 in Lindenwood last Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The event included a blood drive sponsored by the New York Blood Center, as well as information on flu vaccinations and medical supplies for persons with diabetes.
Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary based out of Fort Totten in Bayside embarked on a mission Sunday to support the 21st Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition.
The crew of the Amigo IV from Bayside’s Flotilla 12-01 patrolled Flushing Bay and the East River before rendezvousing with the rest of the Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol group near the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department was on hand to give children tours of its fire trucks and ambulances.
An estimated 500 residents came out on Tuesday evening to take part in the 106th Precinct Community’s Annual National Night Out Against Crime at the PS 232 playground in Lindenwood. Residents took in lively music and entertainment and feasted on a smorgasbord of hot dogs, cookies, candy, popcorn, ice cream and beverages.
The event also featured tips on crime preventing, VIN etching, child fingerprinting, safety information and informational displays by local organizations and businesses.
Marines, both young and old, gathered to honor a forgotten hero of a forgotten war buried in a forgotten cemetery on Sunday morning. The North Shore Queens Detachment 240 of the Marine Corps League came in uniform to salute and rededicate the headstone of Pfc. Irving Aron, who was killed in action in Nicaragua on Dec. 31, 1930 and posthumously awarded a Navy Cross.
Aron, a Brooklyn native, is buried at Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park beside his mother, Cecilia. A plaque noting his name and accomplishments had been pilfered, as have many others in the derelict Jewish cemetery.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club helped its neighbors recover from the devastation left behind, even while some of the members’ own homes, including that of President Ed Tudisco, suffered damage.
The club raised $15,000 for recovery efforts. The Deerfield Beach, Fla. Kiwanis Club, whose president, Frank Congemi, is a New York native, donated $2,400. The Florida organization also sent 800 boxes of essentials immediately after the storm. Kiwanis gave $500 each to several Howard Beach religious organizations: St. Helen, Our Lady of Grace and Assembly of God Church. Scholars Academy school in the Rockaways and the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department also received $500 donations.
The love keeps pouring into the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
The organization, devastated by Hurricane Sandy, has been the recipient of donated fire trucks from all over the country, as far away as Mississippi.
Joel Miele Sr., who served as chairman of Community Board 10 for 11 years and later was commissioner of the Department of Buildings and the Department of Environmental Protection under Mayor Giuliani, passed away Monday at the age of 78.
Miele, a resident of Old Howard Beach, was also a well-known engineer in private practice with a firm on Furmanville Avenue in Middle Village. His partner in that firm was Benjamin Leonardi, who served as chairman of Community Board 9 in the 1990s.
The new firetruck donated by the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department in North Huntingdon Township, Pa. sits outside the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department house.
A fire broke out in a section of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel around noon Monday near a section of the A subway line under reconstruction after being damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
The flames erupted near the north shore of the refuge. Billowing smoke could be seen across the bay in Howard Beach and at JFK Airport.
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department has been feeling the love of other fire companies like theirs ever since the department lost all of their vehicles in Hurricane Sandy.
The crew has received donated fire trucks from all across the country, including from vollies as far away as Mississippi and Georgia.
Witnesses said they just thought it was a train passing overhead, but the sound of screams and a rising dust cloud told them otherwise.
Just yards from congested Jamaica Avenue at one of the busiest times of day, the second floor of an 109-year-old vacant structure at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. crumbled to the ground around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, destroying the structure and damaging a section of the newly-renovated Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps building next door, shutting down the Woodhaven Senior Center that operates there.
The Fire Department, elected officials and community leaders have responded to a rash of recent fires in Northeast Queens over the last two weeks by beginning a fire safety awareness campaign in Fresh Meadows.
The effort will help more residents become aware of the dangers associated with residential fires and ensure that more homes have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Despite losing all of their vehicles in the 10-foot storm surge created by Hurricane Sandy, members of the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department didn’t leave their community high and dry.
The members who were at the firehouse that night were honored along with vollies who assisted with responding to a car crash on the Belt Parkway earlier in 2012, at the department’s 85th Anniversary celebration dinner last Thursday at Russo’s On the Bay.
West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 85 years. The members who were at the firehouse that night were honored along with vollies who assisted with responding to a car crash on the Belt Parkway earlier in 2012, at the department’s 85th Anniversary celebration dinner last Thursday at Russo’s On the Bay. The department also honored politicians both past and present who have helped the department over the years.
Just ten weeks ago, the inside of PS 207’s front hallway was cold, dark and enveloped in an acrid smell. The floors and walls were lined with plastic and workers in hard hats and dirty jeans.
But on Jan. 2, the students came back and the school — badly damaged in Hurricane Sandy — slowly began to return to normal.
Thirty years ago, Ricky Byrd was strumming his guitar while rock icon Joan Jett belted out the words “I Love Rock and Roll” only feet away.
Today, Byrd is married with a daughter and, like all his neighbors in Howard Beach, is dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Now, he’s using his rock connections to help his community.
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a benefit dinner on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach.
The department, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, will salute its Honorary fire commissioners, D. Majorie Centrone, Anthony Gurino and Frank Russo Jr.
Captain Jonah Cohen of the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, center, speaks at a press conference with Borough President Helen Marshall, left, WHBVFD former Captain Mitch Udowitch, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Greg Calvano, director of store operations for Duane Reade and other Duane Reade managers.