ANNOUNCEMENTS AND WHAT'S NEW
FRHS AND THE NOBEL PRIZE
Do you know how many Nobel Prize Winners FRHS produced?
Do you know their names? Go here to find out:
ANOTHER TALENTED ALUM TO PUBLISH AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Richie (Rick) Berger, class of 1963, has a book coming out in the
fall. It's about his life as an FBI photographer who became a ventriloquist,
fulfilling a lifelong dream to be an entertainer.
Read about it here.
Fondly remember your days at Far Rockaway High School? Or, do you remember the angst of being a teenager and running too often into Phil Teitze?
In either case, the Rockaway Museum, located at 88-08 Rockaway Beach Boule-vard, wants you and your memories for a new exhibition to be mounted in March of 2005.
Although the museum, now entering its tenth year, has lots of Far Rockaway High School yearbooks and memorabilia stored away in its archives, it needs the help of the school’s alumni to come up with those very special items that defined the high school years – prom pictures or memorabilia, athletic awards, uniforms, class pictures, pictures of extracurricular activities, letter jackets, cheerleaders uniforms and the like.
In addition, the museum plans to run videotapes of alumni talking about their time at FRHS. Those tapes, which should be 3 to 5 minutes in length, will run as a continuous loop in the museum’s technology corner.
Material for the exhibition may be either donated or loaned to the museum. Items on loan must remain with the museum for the run of the exhibition – planned for March through December, 2005.
“We want this exhibition to be something special,” said Howard Schwach, the chair-person for the museum’s Exhibit Commit-tee. “We want to span the entire history of the school with alumni remembrances and memorabilia from every decade from the beginning to those who graduate this year.”
Those who provide material to the museum will be invited to a gala opening ceremony next year and their names will be affixed as the donor.
One of the central pictures to be exhibited is a large mural-sized picture of the school’s 50th Anniversary Dinner with many familiar faces of staff at that time as well as hundreds of alumni.
Other material includes yearbooks and artifacts from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
Those interested in further information can contact the museum’s docent, Micki Coughlin on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. at 718-634-4000.
Click the above image to go to "Old Rockaway Photos," be patient as they load!
New demographics are up!!
To view the map, go here
To view the chart (by class) go here
Please visit the "Rockaway Chatters" page featuring photos of some of our former chatters. Feel free to join in chat and send your scanned photo to me so I can include it in our "rogue's gallery."
Click to go to the Chatters Page (Rogue's Gallery)
If you have a sweet tooth and remember the past like I do, which is how it TASTED, you will love the new link on the Web Chuckles, Cartoons and Nostalgia page. It's under the "Ziggy" cartoon.
Ever wonder how the Internet began? Check out
SEND ME NEWS!You can post information about anniversaries, travel, kids' and grandkids' activities; graduations, weddings, births, etc. Just e-mail the information to me at:
Please look at your listing on the Alumni pages. If you see something that's incorrect or needs to be updated, please let me know! Due to the recent ISP changes (@home.com, @mediaone.net, etc.) many of you have new e-mail addresses and if you've not received anything from Skip and me recently, you are probably now listed on the"LOST"(no e-mail) list. To see if you are listed, go to the list and go through the pages to find your year and your name. This list is five pages long. Please send me any updates at the above e-mail address, and if you see a friend's e-mail isn't correct, please update that as well!
Carol Marston, FRHS '56
I created this heart, not only for Valentines Day, but as an everlasting symbol of the heartbeat of our graduates, who never cease to amaze me with the loyalty and love they carry with them for FRHS.
THE ROCKAWAY BUSINESS CONNECTION
IS UP AND RUNNING!
Please contact Skip Weinstock at firstname.lastname@example.org details or go to the
Rockaway Business Connection Form
OLD ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK
by Vincent Seyfried and William Asadorian
Sandy Cohen, Class of 1974, writes the following.For those interested in Rockaway's history, a new book titled Old Rockaway, New York by Vincent Seyfried and William Asadorian is a must read! It is a collection of vintage photos (1850-1950) of the Rockaways and text divided into chapters on Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Riis Park and Breezy Point. I ordered it from the Rockaway Museum for $12.95 plus s/h.
If you need additional information, please contact the Rockaway Museum in Rockaway Park or write to Sandy at email@example.com
A personal comment about this book from me, Carol Marston, editor of this newsletter. Elisa Bachrow Hinken sent me the book as a gift and I cannot begin to tell you how great it is. What a wonderful present for someone who loves the Rockaways and wants to see how it was "back then." There's one photo of Central Ave. & Mott taken in 1940 which shows Cushman's Bakery and Whelan's Drug Store which brought back many wonderful memories for me.
I NEED YOUR HELP!
On a related note, I am searching for any old photos taken of the LIRR "el" which crossed over Mott Avenue. I've been to all the LIRR sites and it is not on any of them. If you have one or know where I can find one, please let me know via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the New Laurelton Page
March 4th NEWSDAY Article by Patrick Fenton: "In the still of winter, Rockaway Beach wonders when the economic tide will rise again." (Click here)
Found a treasure of a page...old New York local kids' TV shows. Packed with nostalgia. From 40s through 70s, contributions by readers. Take a look:
A "fall on the floor laughing" computer story about WordPerfect support (true story) on Page 4.
PLEASE send news to me at: email@example.com
(Remember to include your graduation year
when sending news.)
FRHS Pages Viewed Internationally I found this interesting...checking the counters on my various FRHS sites, it seems that we have readers all over the world, even more than the countries where we have grads living, including Iceland...Iceland??????:
I've put a * next to the country where an alum is listed...we DO get around!
Costa Rica *
Ghana, West Africa *
New Zealand *
United Kingdom *
West Africa *
US Virgin Islands *
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