Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Canarsie

Toasting Caribbean culture - Borough celebrates region’s rich traditions and people

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Special Assistant to the Borough President Yvonne Graham joined members of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community for a day of festivities in celebration of the annual National Caribbean-American Heritage Month observance in Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

TKTS Booth debuts

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
Canarsie

Thomas Jefferson Democratic club gala

A realtor and a clergyman shared the honors with other notables when the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County held an awards dinner in Mill Basin. Comment.
Canarsie

Teen Challenge of BK

The oldest, largest, and most effective private agency of its kind, “Teen Challenge of Brooklyn,” celebrates 50 years as a free faith-based residential recovery center that trains and restores victims of substance abuse and other life controlling addictions. Comment.
Canarsie

Take the ‘Roud to Healthy Skin’

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
Canarsie

Take the Cyclone home - Free replicas being distributed to fans at KeySpan Park

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone, known for its thrilling drops and blazing speed, might have achieved landmark status 20 years ago, but it will truly be immortalized this summer at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Canarsie

Stars & stripes on the move - Fresh route for this year’s Independence Day parade

The stars and stripes will be moving from Third to 13th Avenue for this year’s Independence Day parade. Comment.
Canarsie

Shopping for clues at vacant stores

For Canarsiens, it’s a depressing sight. Comment.
Canarsie

Salsa on the Waterfront

The Boricua Festival Committee’s Annual “Salsa at the Waterfront,” this year moving to Sunset Park, will be held June 28 at the 58th Street Pier, First Avenue and 58th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Rolling Thunder festival

Kickstart your choppers and come on down to the Ninth Annual Veterans’ Recognition Day in the Park, June 29 from 12-7 p.m., at the Asser Levy Seaside Park bandshell, Surf Avenue & West Fifth Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Red Lobster cooking for pier

The anglers at Canarsie Pier may have a high-powered companion trawling for a catch way bigger than the ordinary fluke or bluefish. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 272 students ease on down the road

Starry-eyed youngsters transformed the auditorium into a local Great White Way during a song and dance extravaganza to celebrate the end of the academic year at Public School 272. Comment.
Canarsie

Posthumous awards - NYPD hails fallen heroes

A Brooklynite killed in the line of duty and two fallen auxiliary officers were given the Police Department’s most prestigious honor last week during the NYPD’s Medal Day ceremony. Comment.
Canarsie

No religion at Hebrew school promised - School’s lead applicant responds to parents concerns

The brains behind the Hebrew-themed charter school proposal offered parents details about the school’s curriculum – and reiterated that religion would not be taught at the school. Comment.
Canarsie

Nature’s ugliest eyesore - Fed up residents want Fresh Creek area cleaned up

A Canarsie nature preserve continues to vex nearby residents, who say that it is more concrete jungle than urban oasis. Comment.
Canarsie

Meltdown at the Rent Control Board - Tenants socked with new round of increases; validity of entire system challenged

Amid the hoots and ear-piercing whistles that echoed throughout the Great Hall at Cooper Union’s vaulted ceilings, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted 5 to 4 to increase rents by 4.5 percent and 8.5 percent for the city’s rent-stabilized tenants renewing one- and two-year leases. Comment.
Canarsie

Local residents get first crack at employment

Ikea is open for business – with Red Hook residents manning the store. Comment.
Canarsie

Learn how to glide across the ballroom

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) this summer will sponsor free ballroom dance instruction for youngsters and seniors in its popular inter-generational dance classes starting July 8 at FIAO’S Beacon Program at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 12th and West 13th streets. Comment.
Canarsie

Land swap made inside cultural district - Two Trees Development to move into former Brooklyn Public Library site

In development circles, they could be considered taking lemons and making lemonade. Comment.
Canarsie

Jamaica Bay gets swept - Abandoned vessels pulled out of local waters

Operation Clean Bay was in full swing last week, as workers continued to rid Jamaica Bay of derelict vessels. Comment.
Canarsie

Here’s medical care at its very finest - 2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards

Members of the Calvary Hospital medical and nursing team were on hand at the “2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards” ceremony to cheer on their colleague, Luz Hernandez, MS, APRN, BC, NP. Hernandez was one of six NY/NJ Region finalists in the category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession.” Comment.
Canarsie

Gangs: stay away - Cops crack down on pier security

Cops in Canarsie and an assemblage of borough gang members clashed again Saturday with the Canarsie Pier acting as the NYPD’s line in the sand. Comment.
Canarsie

Coney Island loses star walrus at 14

Ayveq, the Pacific walrus who rose from orphaned Alaskan calf to beefy harem leader at the New York Aquarium, died on June 22. He was 14 years old. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s 54th Summer Fancy Food Show

Local and proud of it — that is the hallmark of the Brooklyn food manufacturers showing at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show under the Real Brooklyn™/Brooklyn Goes Global banner (booths 5414 and 5416), June 29-July 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Whether it’s fudge from an old family recipe but suited to today’s discerning foodie, or hot sauce that is truly “fuel for food,” Brooklyn will be well represented. Comment.
Canarsie

Blue & yellow fever hits Brooklyn - Shoppers flock to Swedish furniture store opening

With visions of Ivars and Billys dancing in their heads, thousands of Brooklynites filed into the borough’s brand new Ikea on opening day, Wednesday, June 18th. Comment.
Canarsie

Benefit for the needy

The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service — one of Brooklyn’s first and largest providers of social services to 13,000 disadvantaged children, families and adults with disabilities — will celebrate its 142nd anniversary and honor “The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund” at its annual fundraising event, June 25 at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, 15 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, 6-9 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Baby walrus celebrates b’day with fans

Brooklyn’s beefiest baby tipped the scales at 115 pounds at birth and boasts a legion of smitten fans, many of whom helped name him in a competition on the Today show to mark his first birthday. Comment.
Canarsie

A very special day at Nelly

“No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a handicapped child.” Comment.
Canarsie

Annual Lion/Lancer Open Golf Outing

The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School & St. Augustine Diocesan High School alumni associations are holding their 12th Annual Lion/Lancer Open Golf Outing, June 26 at The Middle Island Country Club, 275 Yaphank Road. Comment.

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