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Lord, give us the strength to overcome our sadness and loss during this violent time in our lives and country. Help us to rise up and protect our shores from those filled with hate.



 A Donation To The Victims Of The September 11th Tragedy
Has Been Made In The Name Of
The Far Rockaway High School Online Alumni Association

October 1997 
Back home for the big reunion, I finally got to ride the Staten Island Ferry for the first time.  It was a beautiful, crisp afternoon and I shot this photo of lower Manhattan, never dreaming of the devastation which would change this picture forever. 


Legendary Coach Jack Kerchman passed away
June 20, 2009.


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Don't miss our e-mail updates!  We occasionally send e-mail to you, so if you haven't gotten anything from us, we may not have your updated e-mail address.

Did your @home, @mediaone, @compuserve, or other ISP make you change to another provider?  Is your name now listed without an e-mail address on your class page?

If so, PLEASE send me your updated e-mail address!  If your e-mail has bounced you will now be listed on the "Lost" pages! If you see a friend's e-mail address you KNOW is incorrect, let me know.

In the next few days I will be adding a large number of new people whose e-mail recently bounced to the "Lost" list, so please check the list for your name.

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Far Rockaway High School Scheduled to Close in June, 2011

The final bell rings Monday, June 27, 2011



"There Used To Be A Boardwalk Here"
An Original Song About Rockaway
by Ben Budick, Class of 1967
If You've Never Viewed Anything Else,
You 'Gotta' See This One - Please Pass It On


Many thanks to Marty Nislick for giving us access to the FRHS Dolphin yearbooks.  The link is here.


'American by Birth, Rockaway by the Grace of God'

by Donna Gaines, Class of 1968

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Do you know how many Nobel Prize Winners FRHS produced or their names?

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What's New

Plans for a combined 1955 & 1956
combined reunion are in the works.

See Reunion News
Reunion for Classes 
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The Second Beach 17th Street Rockaway Reunion Party
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Reunion News

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Alumni List


Chat Board gone but lots of Social Networking sites open

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Alumni News

Updated 4/27/15

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Map & Chart

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FRHS Memorial Page

Rockaway Chat on MSN Has Been Cancelled.
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See photos of our
former Chatters


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Food from Home
(under Cartoons & Web Chuckles)

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Web Chuckles 
& Nostalgia


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Association History

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FRHS Singles

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 FRHS Alumni


Many new photos added to Wavecrest & Edgemere pages.

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History of the Rockaway Peninsula in Pictures 1800s-1900s

Welcome to the 
FRHS Online Alumni Association
Official Newsletter's "new look"!
The links on the left will take you to the pages usually found in the table of contents on my first page and those pages will also have links of their own.  This was done to reduce clutter.

We have several new features and my favorite has to be the new FRHS search engine, found on both my Alumni List first page and our home page.  It doesn't function quite like Yahoo or Ask Jeeves, but it will find who you are looking for on this site.  Please read the tutorial I wrote before using it.

Also, the female alumni are finally listed by maiden name.  I know you've wanted this for a long time and it should have been done that way in the beginning, but better late than never.

Please let me know if you would like to see any particular features in here because this is YOUR newsletter and as I have frequently said, it will not function without your input.

Carol Marston
FRHS 1956



See more of Randy's 'toons at on the Web Chuckles
page and also at:

If you'd like to thank Randy for OUR cartoon which he's permitted us 
to use indefinitely on this page, e-mail him at:


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