2017-06-02 / Columnists


The Wave would like to welcome Taisha Khalil to the newspaper. Our newest intern – who hails from Far Rockaway – comes to us from SUNY Oswego and will be covering events all summer!

Walker Hornung stopped by The Wave on May 30 to appear on our podcast “Riding The Wave.” During the interview, he honored us with a live performance of the late Greg Allman’s “Come And Go Blues.” Check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/thewavenews for the great performance. By the way, Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape will be playing their first gig at Rogers on Saturday, June 3 at 9 p.m.

Save The Date, as FDNY Bravest Boxing will face off against the West Midlands Fire Service pugilists from Birmingham, England on July 7, outdoors and under the stars at the St. Camillus parking lot (Shore Front Parkway between 99th & 100th Streets) gates will open at 6 p.m. The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.FDNYBOXING.com, proceeds to benefit veterans.

Get your Irish on this weekend as the lads from AOH 21 host the Fifth Annual Rock-away Irish Festival! The festivities kick off Saturday, June 3 at 100 Beach 100th St. from 6 – 9 p.m. For more info and a full line-up of bands, visit irishfest21.com/fest.

The New York Families for Autistic Children Foundation (NYFAC) will host a Smoke & Heat BBQ and Chili Cook-Off at the VFW Post 260 in Broad Channel at 713 Shad Creek Rd at Saturday, June 10 at 12 p.m. Attendees can compete or come and simply enjoy, sample and cast a vote for their favorite. For more info, call Frank at 347-453-1767 or visit www.nyfacfoundation.org.

The following students were named to the spring 2017 SUNY Oneonta Dean’s List: Julia Falcone of Rockaway Point and Darnel Rogers of Far Rockaway. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.

The St. Virgilius / St. Camillus Religious Education Program is letting folks know to visit its website (www.stcstv.com) or call the Rectory (718-634-8229) to register your child for the Religious Education Program. Every Catholic child who attends a Public School (Grades 1 to 8) is urged to register for their Religious Education Program. There is no Registration Fee. Classes will begin in September.

Mackenzie Thompson of Breezy Point was among The University of Scranton students inducted into the national honor society in psychology (Psi Chi). Qualifi-cations for induction into the honor society include a major or minor in psychology, rank in the top 35 percent in general scholarship, and superior scholarship in psychology. The University’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1969. Thompson is a senior majoring in occupational therapy at the Jesuit university.

There will be a NY State 6 Hour Defensive Driving Class on Tuesday, June 13 and June 20 at Springman Hall, Beach 100th Street in Rockaway Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fee payment guarantees a seat! For attending both nights, you will receive 10 percent discount off liability, collision and no fault insurance for three years and up to a fourpoint reduction off your driver’s license. No test will be given. Call Helen 917-553-2409 or Don 917-553-2408. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds benefit St. Camillus Catholic Academy. Parking is available in St. Camillus lot.

One of the best football games of the year is about to be played, as New York’s Bravest and Finest square off on the gridiron at 7 p.m. on June 3 at MCU Park in Coney Island. For ticket information please visit brooklyncyclones.com

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