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Date: Saturday, December 30, 2000
Time: 12:02 PM EST
Submitted by: Linda Besink
Email address: Scorpia31@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Statistics
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Comment: Some additional information on schools, and potential for alumni growth would be nice.

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2000
Time: 12:23 PM EST
Submitted by: Rose Cusanelli
Email address: annelliro@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Time: 3:51 PM EST
Submitted by: Nicholas J Carney
Email address: njcarney@ucdavis.edu
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: I was a resident as a child in 60's and early 70's. Great to connect to the old neighborhood in between actual (not virtual) visits from Davis, Calif... Great to see Forest Park being kept up with City parks money and the grand old homes on north 110st in exhibitory shape... Keep up the good work. As Sister Mary Maurus, my 5th grade teacher at Holy Child Jesus would say, "...history will become more important as you grow older. Look around you!"

Date: Friday, December 8, 2000
Time: 7:55 PM EST
Submitted by: Howard Wood
Email address: TJSMax926@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: Great place to bring back good memories! Lived in RH for 25 yrs.  Had very fond memories of it. Use to hang out in Jahns and then to Glens. Went to RHHS in the 60's. It sure was a fun place to live. Still have friends from there 51 yrs ago.  I treasure them.

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2000
Time: 9:46 AM EST
Submitted by: Howard Wood
Email address: hjimmywoodjr@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Like your Site. Would love to see more Historical surname lists showing founding settlers.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2000
Time: 8:44 PM EST
Submitted by: James jimmy Lefante
Email address: jlcapgunopton.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: Grew up 1940s 88th ave. Fond memories of Richmond Hill PS66 102nd Street PS90 jamaica ave el. wonderful neighborhood.

Date: Friday, December 1, 2000
Time: 10:20 PM EST
Submitted by: Jeanne F Carney
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I found everything interesting.  I would like to see more history of Holy Child Jesus Church & School, e.g. former pastors, principals, students.  I grew up in Richmond Hill and attended & graduated from Holy Child Jesus in the late 1960s.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2000
Time: 5:30 PM EST
Submitted by: Robert E Bergemann
Email address: abergemann@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: I grew up in RH from 1955 thru 1979. My first job was in associated grocery store on 112st and Jamaica ave. Spent too much time in Forest Park and was a graduate of HCJ in 1968.

Date: Friday, November 17, 2000
Time: 12:21 PM EST
Submitted by: maurisca
Email address: sallyme1@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Not Sure

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2000
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Submitted by: Lori Wade
Email address: topside4@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Hi, My former name was Lori Smith and I was in the graduating class of 1979.  How do I get in touch with some other graduates? Thank you very much. Lori Wade
webmaster- Richmond Hill High School Alumni Listings and Registration can be found here at our "sister site" www.richmondhillny.com

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2000
Time: 8:46 PM EST
Submitted by: John Romanovich
Email address: JROMANOVIC@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: I am looking for a copy of the covented "Looking at Richmond Hill Through the Keyhole of Time" without success. I asked my local library to find a copy through the library internet locating system. They did find one copy in the Allan County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana. They would not loan this book as it is classfied as a geneology book for reference only. I also asked my library to query the Richmond Hill Library. They responded they didn't have a copy.
webmaster- This book has a limited print-run and may be out of print now, however I believe it is still available as a library book for loan only from the Richmond Hill Library Branch. Your request will be forwarded to members who may have further info for you on how to obtain a copy.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Time: 11:02 AM EST
Submitted by: Chris Kishazy
Email address: ckishazy@orlando.agsexpo.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I really have a question for you. I used to live in Richmond Hill, the corner house on Lefferts Blvd. and 85th Avenue. The big brown house. I was disappointed to see that the house is not kept up anymore. It used to belong to the Church of the Resurrection. I was disappointed to see that the pastor's house was in need of repair as well, as well as the garden for the church on Lefferts Blvd. Anyway, there was a plaque on the brown house that says Page House or (Pace).  Can you explain to me what that is? Any information would be great! Thank you for your help.
Chris P.S. I lived there approximately 200 years ago.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Time: 2:43 AM EST
Submitted by: REV HAROLD PALMER JR ELDER UMC
Email address: JURHARA@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: I LOOKED AT THE SITE EARLY AND REALIZED THAT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE IS GREAT... HOLDING ON TO THE PAST IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CREATE A NEW HISTORY IN ORDER TO HAVE A BRIGHTER AND NEWER FUTURE.
INVOLVE THE NEW GENERATION IN THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. WHEN I LIVED IN B'MORE THEIR HAD CULTURAL DAYS. IS THAT HAPPENING IN RICHMOND HILL?  ONCE THE ITALIANS, THE GREEKS, THE GERMANS, WHERE THERE WHEN I WAS THERE. THEY HAVE A GREAT HISTORY TO TELL, GREAT FOOD TO EAT. BUT ALSO YOU HAVE NEW GROUPS FROM INDIA AND SOUTH AMERICA THAT HAVE MOVED IN. THEIR NEED TO BE  HIGHLIGHTED, TOO. THEIR BUSINESS SHOPS DOWN ON LIBERTY AVE. NEED TO BE LIFTED UP FOR THE NEW FLAVOR, THE NEW FOODS, THE NEW MUSIC AND EXCITEMENT THAT THEY BRING TO THE HILL. HAVE A CULTURAL FESS IN MUSIC AND FOOD. AND WHERE ARE THEIR PICTURES ON YOUR WEB SITE? RICHMOND HILL HIGH IS A RUN DOWN. THEY NEED A NEW BUILDING BADLY. WHAT IS YOUR GROUP DOING ABOUT THAT? TALK TO ME ABOUT THE NEW STATE OF THE ART HIGH SCHOOL YOU ARE BUILDING , TELL ME ABOUT THE SCHORLARSHIP PROGRAM YOU ARE STARTING: ONE DOLLAR FROM EVERY ADULT IN THE NEIGHORBOOR IS A GREAT START . TELL ME ABOUT THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM YOU ARE SUPPORTING. HAVE THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES COME BACK HOME AND SHARE THEY SKILLS, INSIGHT AND BLESSINGS. SOME OF THEN HAVE GONE AND HAVE DONE WONDERS, JOIN PRE- PAID LEGAL AS A COMMUNITY AND THEN RECYCLE THE MONEY BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY, START A CITY WIDE BALLROOM DANCE CONTEST, TEACH SWING TO THE KIDS, REPAIR AND UPKEEP OLD SMOKEY PARK, START A NEW STATE OF THE ART COMMUNITY BASKETBALL LEAGUE THAT WOULD BRING THE YOUTH TO YOU , INVITE THE WNBA DOWN TO THE COMMUNITY, OPEN UP A COMMUNITY COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER NEXT YEAR SO THAT OLD FOLK CAN BE EMPOWERED AND WORK FROM THEY HOMES, WHILE THE YOUTH CAN HAVE A FUTURE. ( I HAVE FRIENDS WHO CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN )
OK , I SAY ENOUGH, BUT YOU ASKED. ANYWAY, WHAT DO I KNOW. I MOVED OUT YEARS AGO BUT MY FAMILY IS THERE AND SO IS MY HEART.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Time: 1:23 AM EST
Submitted by: REV HAROLD PALMER JR ELDER UMC
Email address: JURHARA@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: I LIVED IN RICHMOND HILL FROM 1957- 1975. MY MOTHER, BROTHER , SISTER, STILL LIVE IN RH AND MY OTHER SISTER LIVES IN KEW GARDENS. WENT TO RHHS FROM 1966- 1970

Date: Monday, November 6, 2000
Time: 10:35 AM EST
Submitted by: ike ilkiw
Email address: ike4837@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: any old photos of Park Lane South? Thanks

Date: Monday, November 6, 2000
Time: 9:34 AM EST
Submitted by: Frank Orzo
Email address: forzo@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: I would like to contact Ronald Marzlock. Can you give me his e-mail
address? Thanks, Frank Orzoa

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2000
Time: 12:17 PM EST
Submitted by: Johannes Czakai
Email address: jo.czakai@gmx.de
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Hi, I am looking for a related family, which immigrated from Germany. Unfortunately I just know their first names - Henry and Dorothea. They had at least two sons, whose names were/ are Thomas and Peter. They lived at 8425 110th street. Henry died December 1950. If anybody knows something about this family, please write me back.

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Time: 7:14 PM EST
Submitted by: Richard F Thompson
Email address: xpictoc@juno.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Not Sure
Comment: I grew up in Richmond Hill, 1945-55 and attended P.S. 66, 90, R.H. High School (including Annex 56). When we moved to 102nd Street near 89th Avenue the street signs still carried their old names along with the new numbering system. I recently found that I had other relatives living in the area and that my great-grandparents are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. I remember how sorry we were when the Jamaica Avenue trolleys were discontinued in favor of busses and when the "el" fare went up to ten cents from a nickel. Since I now live so far away (Hawaii), I have not had the opportunity to visit R.H. in many years. I now have no known relatives in the ares. Aloha!
webmaster- Thanks for sharing your warm memories from Hawaii! Perhaps you can shed some light on about what year the photo was taken of the "Richmond Hill Line" trolley on Myrtle Ave. by the Hofbrau which is thought to be about the 1940's. What year were the trolleys discontinued?

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Time: 9:20 PM EST
Submitted by: Cindi Streb
Email address: Esquire1@bitstorm.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I would like to find out more about the author Maryann Kelly
webmaster- Mary Anne Kelly is a resident of Richmond Hill who has written several books which use Richmond Hill locales. Her latest book is "Jenny Rose". If possible you should become a member of the "Friends of the Richmond Hill Library" where recently the members got to meet the Author at their annual meeting. For more info email Vilnisman@aol.com

Date: Monday, October 30, 2000
Time: 10:51 PM EST
Submitted by: Rev Harold Palmer
Email address: jurhara@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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Comment: I lived in Richmond Hill from 1956-1974. Graduated from Richmond Hill HS in 1970. Family is still living in the area.

Date: Monday, October 30, 2000
Time: 5:04 PM EST
Submitted by: Stephen J Cedermark
Email address: ny2nj2nc@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I grew up in RH on 90th Ave, between 104 and 107th streets. I lived there from 1954 thru 1982, and attended Holy Child Jesus School / Church. I have many fond memories of growing up in Richmond Hill, including Forest Park, Steve's Pizza (111st / Jamaica Ave), and my first job making deliveries for DiPalma Meat Market (108 St / Jamaica Ave).

Date: Monday, October 30, 2000
Time: 12:52 AM EST
Submitted by: Hermione Rosenthal Greene
Email address: gonzo58@jps.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: My mother, Hermione Rosenthal, graduated in 1929 (she THINKS -- or it could have been 1928) and she's really dying to know if anyone is alive from those classes that is in touch. Her boyfriend was Jack Jawitz, and we've been trying to find him for so long.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000
Time: 5:55 PM EST
Submitted by: Louise
Email address: auntlouise@webtv.net
Most Interest?: Early History
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How you Found: Friend Told Me

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000
Time: 5:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Preedy Soca
Email address: DutttyFingaNail@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Friend Told Me

Date: Friday, October 27, 2000
Time: 6:28 PM EST
Submitted by: Lynda Maggiore now Durand
Email address: durands3@juno.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: I would like to see more pictures of  the interior of Richmond Hill High School.
webmaster- OK! Watch for more in future postings.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2000
Time: 9:25 AM EST
Submitted by: Jeff Fonseca
Email address: jfonseca@2die4.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I would love to interview someone for a documentary
webmaster- I'm available if interested? ;-)

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2000
Time: 7:32 PM EST
Submitted by: Georgia Sykora Marcinkevicius
Email address: Huminbird8@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: My husband Al and I attended the 100th Anniversary party and thourly enjoyed it!
I would like to have all the teachers who taught between the years of 1963-1967 please contact me. at Huminbird8@aol.com. We hare having a renuion in the year 2002 for our 35th anniversary of our graduation from RHHS. We would like as many as possible to attend. All graduates please contact me as well. Mr. Al Christie and Mr. Ray Gilliam have already expessed interest in attending. Georgia 1967

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2000
Time: 9:27 AM EST
Submitted by: Bert R Cedermark
Email address: trebced@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: I have great memories of growing upin Richmond Hill.

Date: Monday, October 16, 2000
Time: 6:18 PM EST
Submitted by: Tim Westhall
Email address: Westy459@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: As a firefighter in Richmond Hill - Engine 294 and a history buff I found this site very interesting.  Keep up the good work!
webmaster- Thank You!

Date: Monday, October 16, 2000
Time: 12:05 AM EST
Submitted by: Gayle Mcclure
Email address: biomomfound@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: just looking for rhhs schoolmates from1964-69

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2000
Time: 12:21 AM EST
Submitted by: Michael Mattes
Email address: mmattes200@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: I would like to see lists of past students. My father attended RHHS in the late 1920s and I would like to get some information from his school records.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000
Time: 5:57 PM EST
Submitted by: KEN GILBERT
Email address: KENGIL7@AOL.COM
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: LIVED AT 107th and 91ST ave FROM '39 TO 1950. LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME. TONY BENNET LEFT HIS HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO, I LEFT MINE IN RICHMOND HILL!!! (BUT DON'T TRY TO GET ME OUT OF CALIFORNIA)

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000
Time: 4:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Tricia Khan
Email address: DieUberMadchen@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Love the Historical Facts!
I have lived in Richmond Hill for over 10 years. I ended up at NYU and now I commute every day to the city. Despite what I consider a bit of overpoulation, RH is a peaceful, quiet place to come home to after a day in the city. It is hard to believe sometimes that this place that was once a farmland is now resonant of the lower east side circa 1900. The neighborhood is a mecca for
immigrants from just about everywhere, and I appreciate that we can all, for the most part, get along. I wish that all of us current residents can commit ourselves to making the neighborhood a better place to live, and I applaud your site for presenting a picture of RH as a neighborhood rich in history, diversity and a place worth investigating further. If anyone knows about Richmond Hill during the civil war, please drop me a line!

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Time: 10:40 PM EST
Submitted by: Louise Ambrose-Delap
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: Growing up in Richmond Hill was great!  We had the League of Nations on our block!  Everyone's grandma (who lived with all of us) had an accent!  I still find it odd to imagine a grandma without a burr, brogue or eastern European accent.

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2000
Time: 12:12 AM EST
Submitted by: John Saladino
Email address: JSSDINO@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Old maps
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Comment: I find your website to be etremely interesting. I was born in Richmond Hill and lived on 113th St. north of Myrtle Ave. and went to school and church at Holy Child.  I lived there from 1956 until 1978. Had a few birthday parties at Jahn,s. I hope it is still as great a town as it was back then. Occasionally I meet someone who lives there and they tell me it is and they tell me about so many people I grew up with that still live there.  I remember when Jacson pond actually had water an we could sail boats there.  Hikes in the woods of Forest Park were a frequent activity.  I especially enjoy your pictures of the grand homes.  There are so many that I know the ones you have a just a small sample.

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2000
Time: 6:21 PM EST
Submitted by: laleta nathu
Email address: lnathu@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2000
Time: 11:22 AM EST
Submitted by: Joan Gilburt Bohm
Email address: jgbohm@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: thoroughly enjoyed my visit and the memories it brought back

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Time: 1:19 AM EST
Submitted by: Amelia
Email address: flavarine@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: I am curious to know if Richard Maurer was ever an architect or some other historical figure in Richmond Hill - any ideas?

Date: Monday, October 2, 2000
Time: 8:38 PM EST
Submitted by: Michael Hurtado
Email address: Lgamech@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Search Engine

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000
Time: 9:45 PM EST
Submitted by: Neil Caplin
Email address: bydezign@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Statistics
Need More of: Trivia
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: A list of alumni. I'd like to see again who attended Richmond Hill High when i went there. Graduated in 1965.
webmaster- Visit classmates.com. This website allows you to register your Name, HS and year of graduation. Quite a few from RH have registered, including myself.

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000
Time: 8:43 PM EST
Submitted by: roger suttmeier
Email address: rogersuttmeier@cs.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: My family the Suttmeier's and Schamloffel's (mother's maiden name) lived in Richmond Hill. I moved to NJ with my family when I was three to New Jersey. The Suttmeier's and Schaumloffels were member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church along with many others who used to summer in Lutherland, also known as Pocono Crest in Pocono Pines, PA.
Anyone who knows Dorothy (Schaumloffel) Suttmeier or Fred Suttmeier is welcome to send email to reminisce about the 30's to 70's in Richmond Hill when our families lived there on 117th St. and 114th Street, and 118th Street.
webmaster- Sounds like you could be related to Henry Schaumloffel who recently visited this website and left a Guest Comment at richmondhillny.com. I'll forward your comment to him.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Time: 11:48 PM EST
Submitted by: Joseph Glaser
Email address: Jsgla45@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I grew up here! I went to school at Holy Child, and Richmond Hill High. Now I'm only a few miles away, and I'm usually in the area at least once a week. Frankly, I wish I could move back.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2000
Time: 12:44 PM EST
Submitted by: aa
Email address: nycitychik@hotmail.com
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Date: Sunday, September 24, 2000
Time: 7:46 AM EST
Submitted by: Paul Nelson
Email address: prnels@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
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Comment: am interested in Mr Grebe's life as I own one of his very early radios. It's a Model CR2 w/RORA detector. prnels@yahoo.com

Date: Friday, September 22, 2000
Time: 11:53 PM EST
Submitted by: Amelia Mohabir
Email address: flavarine@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: I have lived in Richmond Hill since 1991 - I attended RHHS and graduated in 1994.  Our home is on 114st between 95th and 101 avenues - I am really curious to know what it looked like in the past.  The previous owners were the Leiz's.  In repairing the roof - we found old newspapers (yellow and dusty, in pieces, used for insulation) that dated back to the 1930s, some of them German.  I think this house was built in the 1920s and was a farmhouse.  Any input in terms of finding out more about our home and pictures that may help to preserve it will be appreciated.
webmaster- Your comment will be forwarded to other members.

Date: Friday, September 22, 2000
Time: 8:17 PM EST
Submitted by: Arlene Blondo
Email address: mikeandarlene@dellnet.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: i was born in richmond hill and our family lived there for many years.  my father died there and my mother currently lives there.  it is now time to sell our family home and this is how i came across this interesting site. i attended rh high and graduated in 1980. and can recall walking from one end of the town to the other to visit friends and family. i also recall the grocery store near 125 on jamaica avenue and the pizza shop on jamaica near the high school. this site sure does bring back memories.  thanks.

Date: Monday, September 18, 2000
Time: 5:24 PM EST
Submitted by: xxx
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: I thought that the site was not only informative, but also laid out very well. My compliments.
from webmaster- We are very fortunate to have such dedicated members who have contributed their hard found research to this website just for the sheer enjoyment of sharing with all our visitors while bringing attention to our Historic Heritage that is Richmond Hill, and the importance of why we need to preserve it.

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Time: 10:43 PM EST
Submitted by: John Ade
Email address: JMAde2@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: born off Atlantic Ave... 1st busboy at Mabee's Charcoal Broil... hung out at ice cream parlour with Louis Sarasy, Frankie Wolfe, Norm Shoemacker, Jim Arnett, and Bobby Rugen... dated Kathy Wedlock and Peggy Thueret... Ozone Park Saints... L.A.M.F... movie matinee at RKO Keiths or Willard theatre... sneak up to balcony... kitchen sink in the back room at Jahns... pick up  the early paper the night before at 111th and Jamaica Avenue... played duckpins in basement of boys club on Atlantic ave. (used to be home of Communist party)... 35 cent sundaes at
Carvel on Atlantic and 108th... sunday morning breakfast at the diner on Atlantic and 111th... had my first beer at Westfall's... got drunk at Tooties... moved away in 1980... visited last month, highly run down now, especially area that borders Ozone Park... God, I miss when my whole world was less than 20 blocks long...

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Time: 12:36 PM EST
Submitted by: Nathali Ounaies
Email address: nifo12@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: this where a wery good home page
from webmaster- Thank you all wery very much!

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Time: 7:57 AM EST
Submitted by: JOANNE FROEHLING GOJAN
Email address: JOANNE.GOJAN@AIMCO.COM
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: I also grew up on 102nd street from 1955 - 1976 it was great. Remember Holy Child - does anyone remember Sweedys Ice Cream Parlor - Joes Deli or i think it its Westons Stationary Store - Keep up the good work

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2000
Time: 11:40 PM EST
Submitted by: Joanne Czaikowski Archer
Email address: car4068043@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Grew up on 102nd St in Richmond Hill from 1960- 1984.  Have fond memories of my years at  Holy Child Jesus. And the many wonderful stores along Jamaica Ave. Not to mention all the shoe stores on  Liberty Ave. Anyone rember the FLAME Restaurant on 104th st? Can never forget all the great bars that were there also! Enjoyed the site, keep it up
from webmaster- I remember the "Terminal" on corner of 104th St. where the staircase of the el station was located, maybe it was called the Flame as well.

Date: Sunday, September 3, 2000
Time: 9:53 AM EST
Submitted by: Lynda Maggiore now Durand
Email address: durands3@juno.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: I lived in Richmond Hill from 1963 to 1971, my parents stayed on 117th Street 1983. I "hung out" at Ponce's Pizza Place on Jamaica Ave and 114th Street. I graduated Richmond Hill HS in 1967. Richmond Hill was the best back then. Lots of fond memories.  If anyone out there knows me, please email me, I would love to hear from you. We are in the midst of planning a RHHS Class of '67 reunion and would love to include you.

Date: Friday, September 1, 2000
Time: 6:47 PM EST
Submitted by: LynBoyer
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Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Time: 8:29 PM EST
Submitted by: Kristina Kump
Email address: StinaNY@aol.com
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Comment: RHHS Class of 1990

Date: Monday, August 28, 2000
Time: 4:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Lisabeth Pifferrer
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos
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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2000
Time: 6:15 PM EST
Submitted by: Theodore Barnett
Email address: kaimi9@excite.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I attended RHHS from 1959-1962. This site brings back many fond memories. I wanted to contact the school for some memorabilia, but could not. I am thinking about bringing my children and grandchildren to Richmond Hill so they can see where I grew up. Great site.

Date: Friday, August 25, 2000
Time: 10:10 AM EST
Submitted by: Les Friedlieb
Email address: hubmaster@aol.com
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Comment: more tales, anecdotes, memories... It is a trip down memory lane to read about Richmond Hill where I grew up and went to High School.  It seems like yesterday when we were hanging around Jahns, going to the Keiths, or walking around Forest Park. I would love to talk to other people who have fond memories of the old neighborhood.

Date: Friday, August 25, 2000
Time: 9:52 AM EST
Submitted by: Janet Miller
Email address: Needils@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Great Site! This is where an RHHS Alumni Website should be located.  If you are trying to increase membership... what better way to reach former residents who grew up there and have a love for the town etched in their hearts. None of us want that grand old town or those lifelong memories we all share to fade into obilivion.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2000
Time: 1:17 AM EST
Submitted by: Frank Daliendo Jr
Email address: punkypoo@rcn.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I really enjoy this website. Richmond Hill is a often overlooked and overshadowed architectural gem in NY. Where else do you find homes like these? Unfortunately I think the boundries that define Richmond Hill are too large and separate official designation such as North Richmond Hill would help. I am also personally very upset about the pending demolition of the former Labate House on 118 ST. I never even knew it was for sale. It is one of the oldest houses in the area, and unfortunately it sits on a large plot. Kew Gardens supposedly changed it zoning so it will be interesting to see what happens. On that note there are many homes in Richmond Hill that sit on large plots and they could also have the same fate. Kew Gardens has been butchered repeatedly by developers, it could also happen to Richmond Hill. Keep up the terrific work Richmond Hill Historical Society! I offer my assistance anytime.
from webmaster- Thanks Frank your comments are greatly appreciated.

Date: Friday, August 18, 2000
Time: 3:17 AM EST
Submitted by: Christopher Williams
Email address: CiRcUsiS4Me@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: Info On Old Friends. I would like to get in touch with old friends that used to know me and live on 124th st between hillside and jamica ave.

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2000
Time: 10:09 PM EST
Submitted by: Stan Weiselberg
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Comment: I grew up in Richmond Hill. Great to see it on the web!!!!!!!!

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2000
Time: 11:18 AM EST
Submitted by: nancy cataldi
Email address: nancycataldi@earthlink.net
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Comment: we, as a historical society have had one restoration fair in the spring of 1999 and plan to have another one in the spring of 2001. at these fairs we provide free literature and have craftsmen at tables steering people in the right direction as far as restoration on their houses. also since then, we get listings of the new homeowners and give them welcome packages that have catalouges, resources, info about the library and membership info about our organization.  we try to reach out to everyone, but unfortunately, alot of the homeowners do not want to be told what to do with their homes...when a particular home on 111th street went up for sale, both the vice president and i approached the homeowner and told him what an origianl beauty he had and that he should keep it that way and we would help in any way to help him. the obvious outcome is vinyl siding and all the windows are gone.  stanley cogan our boro historian and pres of the queens historical society, also wrote them a beautiful letter urging them that the house was more valuable in the state of originality, but to no avail. another house on the corner of lefferts and hillside was another example...we stayed very close to the homeowner who was selling and he chose someone who promised to  keep it's old beauty, but immediately ravaged the house after it was sold. unfortunately, we are trying our best to educate everyone, but alot of people rather we mind our own business.  we work very hard, reporting illegal conversions, illegal construction and although we do all this, we cannot control what people do to their houses.  if we are as lucky as to recieve historic districting,  there will be limits to what will happen to these house. that is why we are working towards that. as a group, we cannot tell people what to do, but the landmarks commission can.  any suggestions are always gladly listened to, and why not join to help make us stronger and help us meet our goals.  nancy cataldi...president of the richmond hill historical society
from webmaster- Thank you Nancy for letting our visitors here know of the hard fight the Richmond Hill Historical Society is engaged in preserving and protecting our community by replying to the prevoius message from Andrea Kelly.

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Time: 9:12 AM EST
Submitted by: Andrea Kelly
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: Enjoyed the site very much.
It would be great if the Historical Society could advertise among the new immigrants and realtors in Richmond Hill. They might learn that many of their "renovations" are actually destroying our great historical neighborhood, and making many of the homes an eyesore. Maybe you could advise them of sources for wooden exterior clapboard, shakes, columns, decorative fencing, etc., as well as the names of contractors who do restoration work. Let them know the value of homes that have not been "remuddled." If you put out a publication, maybe you could sell advertising to contractors and other businesses that are interested in preserving our housing stock. Maybe there is some funding/grants available for such a publication. A "welcome" sheet for new homeowners/residents that contains this info might suffice. I hope these suggestions are helpful.
from webmaster- Thanks for your comment and your worthwhile suggestions on preserving the community's unique attributes. Your suggestions have been forwarded to other members.

Date: Monday, August 14, 2000
Time: 6:27 PM EST
Submitted by: Mary Whiteford
Email address: mwhitefo@calpoly.edu
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: My father, Robert Whiteford, was born in Richmond Hill in 1916. The Whiteford family lived at 101-37 121 Street from 1908 until 1984 when my Aunt Jeanne Whiteford died. We had many family holidays at their home. After his service in World War II, my dad and mom
(Cissie) lived in an apartment building on 121 Street. I was born in 1951 at Kew Gardens Hospital. In 1953 we moved from the apartment. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers Richmond Hill in the "good old days!"

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2000
Time: 3:24 AM EST
Submitted by: Sune Sandgren
Email address: sune.sandgren@telia.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Please help mi find eny dokuments on Grebe Radio Type CR-8 150To1000M Serial No 3962 and Grebe Radio Type Rork Serial No 4370 Sune from Umea Sweden.

Date: Monday, August 7, 2000
Time: 5:50 PM EST
Submitted by: Zabrina Porras
Email address: Queenzkraziest@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I wanna go home!!
I grew up in Richmond Hill on 95-79 114st. I lived for 16yrs. I just moved to Fl. a yr ago and I am still homesick. There is no place like richmond hill. I have many memories, happy ones. I had lots of fun growning up on my block. I went to RHHS for 2 years and regret messin up in school cuz I could've graduated from there. I will always consider RH home. One day I'll be back. I loved the nights that everyone chilled out late. I miss chillen wit all my niggaz around RHHS on 113st and Jam.ave. Taking the J train, going to the pizzeria and cuttin everyday. Mad love to all of RH.

Date: Monday, August 7, 2000
Time: 4:28 PM EST
Submitted by: Lori Menichetti
Email address: juniperes@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I am trying to locate info on my great grandfather, Francesco DiSalvo.Last info. I have is his address of 10612 95th Ave. in 1925, when my gret grandmother died! Don't know what became of him or when or where he died and is buried! (not with his wife!)Sure is frustrating!

Date: Monday, July 31, 2000
Time: 10:20 AM EST
Submitted by: Michael Deegan
Email address: deegan@ij.net
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Comment: Like information on great LIRR commuter train crash Lefferts and Jamaica Ave around 1952. I gratuated from the "Hill" class of 71, I never have been contacted about class reunions. Could you provide a contact or the schools E-mail ? Thanks
from webmaster- Mike Deegan!! Remember me from the "Hill" and Our Lady of the Cenacle. I'll pass your inquiry on to other members.

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2000
Time: 7:13 PM EST
Submitted by: Bruce Smith
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Enjoyed your web site. Would someone at the society know if the old Mortier Mansion in Richmond Hill, later home to Aaron Burr, still exists? Thanks for any help you could provide.

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2000
Time: 3:43 PM EST
Submitted by: Pat Bernardo Ph D
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Great site!  The pictures of the homes are super! Remember Mr. Stockfedder at RHHS?  I had the pleasure of working with him at Cardozo HS in the Dept. of Physical Education this past year. Yes, he is still teaching!  We sat across from each other in the office.  While I am moving to the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, it was a great way to go out.  Sports was a key factor in my upbringing and I am living the dream by teaching and coaching (Lacrosse)...I also have my own educational consulting service in Sport Psychology and Stress Management known as Mental Edge. Any RHHS graduates out there from 1973?  Go Lions!

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Time: 9:49 PM EST
Submitted by: Karen J Andrade
Email address: farmatty@javanet.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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Comment: I attended the 100th anniversary celebration held at South Street Seaport.  I was the only one there from my year, 1982, and just about the only representative of the '80's.  That was the only dissappointment about the event. Although, the people, noticably absent because of their passing, of course, made the reunion bittersweet.
from webmaster- Thanks for sharing this. I was given some material on this from one of our members and plan to post more on the 100th Anniversay of Richmond Hill HS in the coming weeks. If you would like to contribute any images to this effort please send via email to webmaster@richmondhillhistory.org

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Time: 4:11 PM EST
Submitted by: Ann Marie McGinley
Email address: maka10@earthlink.net
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: What a great site! Richmond Hill is my birth place! I was THRILLED to find such a
wonderful site! THANKS!
from webmaster- Your welcome, and thanks for visiting the "old" neighborhood again

Date: Monday, July 3, 2000
Time: 2:22 AM EST
Submitted by: Marisol
Email address: marisol00@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: Search Engine

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2000
Time: 5:17 PM EST
Submitted by: Bob Strickland
Email address: bob71@cyberhighway.net
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I'm hunting my ancestor John Stickline d.Sept 5, 1672, Jamaica came to Salem fr. Gravesend, early 1629 on "Lion's Whelp"Any variants of name (4 in his will) Who has records of Old Stone Presby. Ch. Advice welcome, I'm 72 and confused and new at this, Bob Strickland
from webmaster- Mr. Strickland, your request is being forwarded to some members who may have further info for you.

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Time: 11:57 PM EST
Submitted by: nancy cataldi
Email address: nancycataldi@earthlink.net
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Comment: has anyone out there ever heard of the Library Square Theatre?  i have recently acquired an old postcard of richmond hill that shows a group of people in a narrow room with a projecter hole in the wall in the back of the room with many american flag buntings on the wall...looks 40's or 30's according to the people. it is captioned  "Library Square Theatre".  has any one ever heard of this place and have any information for us about it? thank you...nancy cataldi

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Time: 7:27 PM EST
Submitted by: LynBoyer
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Date: Thursday, June 15, 2000
Time: 6:02 AM EST
Submitted by: Tom Connelly
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Grew up in Richmond Hill on 117st and Jamacia Ave. in late 50's to mid 70's when I moved to Virginia. Parents owned the candy store at the corner of 117th and Jamacia Ave. Enjoyed the review of the area.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Time: 1:12 PM EST
Submitted by: Edward B Ryder IV
Email address: woodieo@aol.com | woodieo@ireland.com | knights566@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: How about an email link?

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2000
Time: 11:07 AM EST
Submitted by: Zabrina Porras
Email address: queenznmbr1baby@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
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Comment: I use to live in Richmond Hill. I lived there for 16 years. I learned many things that I didn't know. I found it very interesting. The pictures were great and the informations is too. I want to learn more.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Submitted by: Russ Erickson
Email address: rerickson@market-wise.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: A relative of mine from Sweden is looking for relatives of a missionary Rev. Gustave Norling.  His earliest letters are from Richmond Hill, NY 1904 where he was attending the funeral of his father. Thanks...

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000
Time: 10:09 PM EST
Submitted by: Natasha
Email address: XxFBIxX@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: I would like to know what my block was before, I am on 105 street between 85 and 86 avenue?  Thank You

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2000
Time: 1:47 AM EST
Submitted by: Rodolfo and Adriana Terron
Email address: chubinskny@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: Rodolfo grew up in Richmond Hill and went to SBJL & OLC. Rodolfo and Adriana plan to visit Richmond Hill in July, 2000. We plan to visit SBJL and OLC Private Schools and maybe bump into old friends.

Date: Monday, May 15, 2000
Time: 10:47 PM EST
Submitted by: kimberly kunz
Email address: kissykat@juno.com
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Comment: My Great grand mother was Ellen Catherine gershinskey cahill, she lived in Richmond Hill all of her life. She was The founder of The Womans Democratic Club in Richmond Hill Queens around the early 1920's. She also served 2 terms as Deputy Sheriff. I am trying to find some more info about her. I am very proud to be her great grand daughter.
from webmaster- I hope one of our historians can help you with this, and I would say you have every right to be proud as you possibly can and are! Thanks for sharing

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2000
Time: 5:41 AM EST
Submitted by: gayle mcclure
Email address: gmcganne@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: my name was gayle fischer, my parents and grandparents lived there for nearly 80 years. i was the first member of my family to leave richmond hill but i really missed those warm spring days, and brisk autumns with colorful leaves all over the ground. i'm 49 now and have never lived in a more serene town than richmond hill. i would like to get in touch with old rhhs classmates from around 1964-1969. thnks for listening. gayle mcclure

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2000
Time: 10:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Patricia Rottino Cummins
Email address: cybercummins@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: I graduated from RHHS in 71.  I hung out with Cyndi Lauper at The Forest Park School of Art.  I lived across the street from P.S. 66 on 85th avenue.  I lived two doors down from Linda Martin. We hung out with the Dallis family at the park. Am still in touch with Steve Dallis.  Anyone out there remember sledding in the winter, and good times at Jackson Pond?
from webmaster- I remember when Jackson Pond was a pond. I also graduated in '71 (barely) and checked my yearbook and not only did I find your pic but you also signed my book! Thanks Pat

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2000
Time: 1:35 AM EST
Submitted by: steve dallis
Email address: samsspade@netzero.net
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: nice to visit home again!

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Time: 3:36 PM EST
Submitted by: Joel J Re
Email address: world2@erols.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: Great memories and a Great Website. Was raised in on 108 St.between 86 Ave. and Jam. Ave. RH. remember Connie's Pizza, Cordes, and Jahn's (Kithen Sinks) bowling at Club 111. Went to Holy Child Jesus Grad. in 1962 Would love to hear from any classmates or old neighbors. Now live in Alexandria Virginia but Great memories from Richmond Hill.

Date: Sunday, 23 Apr 2000
Time: 4:29 PM EST
Submitted by: helen sword barcus
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I was b, and raised in flushing heights. i was looking for it, came across this one, i can remember the y in the road. trolly cars, not the names, also remember when the 39 worlds fair came to our neck of the woods, and i do mean woods, thanks

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2000
Time: 1:36 PM EST
Submitted by: Patrice Nelson
Most Interest?: Early History
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Date: Saturday, 15 Apr 2000
Time: 22:54:07 EDT
Submitted by: David Dearborn
Email address: dearborndd@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I went to 6th grade at P.S. 51 in 1964-65 (teacher was Miss Littman); is she or any classmates like Richard Hallex or Peter DiPietra out there?  My grandfather, Dr. Eckerson, was a physician at 8927 Lefferts.  Most of the neighborhood has not changed too radically in 35 years.  I do miss the comic book/magazine stand at Jamaica and Lefferts! ('Meet me at the Corner'). It's a shame that the Triangle Hofbrau went out but glad to read in the RHHistorical Society website that the new owners won't destroy it.  It should be landmarked.  Congratulations on a fine website.  I found it through a link with the outstanding Forgotten New York website (www.forgotten-ny.com).  David Dearborn, Glastonbury, Conn.

Date: Saturday, 15 Apr 2000
Time: 16:07:15 EDT
Submitted by: Amy
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I really enjoyed the old houses! I think it would be better 2 add more pix of them and describe a little more history and how they are important to the history of New York.

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2000
Time: 12:09 AM EST
Submitted by: nancy cataldi
Email address: nancycataldi@earthlink.net
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Comment: i am searching for alumni from richmond hill high school who were in the coop program in 1970  and 1971 under mr. pam and also wondering what happened to mr. pam and mr. romano, a social studies teacher.  please contact me

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Time: 6:34 PM EST
Submitted by: nancy tompkins
Email address: karma1964@yahoo.com
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Comment: hi all i grew up on 120 and 97th ave went to 55 and 226 miss smokey park and the great memories richmond hill brings. it was the best place to live and growup the memories will remian forever even if the neighborhood changes thanks.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2000
Time: 12:31 AM EST
Submitted by: Patricia Brand
Email address: Pbrand39@aol.com
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How you Found: I'm a Member

Date: Friday, April 7, 2000
Time: 6:38 PM EST
Submitted by: carlo gambino
Email address: ps90-june-1944@webtv.net
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Comment: would like more info on web sites of former students in my particular case classmates of 1947-8. I was a member of the psal champion swim team under 'Commodore' Hoffman.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2000
Time: 12:53 PM EST
Submitted by: Michael W Mattes
Email address: mmattes200@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: Everything is great - need MORE! I grew up in So. Ozone Park - 121st St & 111th Ave. My father grew up in Richmond Hill and went to Richmond Hill High School. Does the high school still exist?
from webmaster- Yes, Richmond Hill High School still exists today!

Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000
Time: 16:10:15 EDT
Submitted by: Felix Garrido
Email address: feediddy@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: Love Richmond Hill, grew up in R.Hill., great memories!

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000
Time: 6:13 AM EST
Submitted by: Joe Mc Henry
Email address: ccc633@erols.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: Lived on 127st. off Liberty Ave. Went to PS 121 and RHHS. Remember when LIRR ran along Atlantic Ave. and Van Wyck was a Boulevard.
from webmaster- That is truly awesome!

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000
Time: 10:43 PM EST
Submitted by: nancy cataldi
Email address: nancycataldi@earthlink.net
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Comment: hey, everybody....make sure you don't miss barry lewis at our open meeting at the holy child jesus auditorium on march 31st  at 8 p.m.  he is doing a lecture and slide show and it's gonna be great...DON'T MISS IT!!!!!.

Date: Friday, March 17, 2000
Time: 6:57 PM EST
Submitted by: Ray Gilliam
Email address: rcjg1940@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: My name is Ray Gilliam. I taught at RHHS from 1963 to 1996. I was involved in the Spring Play with Al Christie from 1963 to 1976, the Stage band until 1973 and did the first six Sings. I coached track from 1989 to 1996. If there are any former students out there who'd like to talk, please let me know.

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000
Time: 7:12 PM EST
Submitted by: Anastasia persad
Email address: CoolieGyal86@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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How you Found: Friend Told Me

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2000
Time: 1:23 PM EST
Submitted by: sohail
Email address: nasim@phsmail.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos
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How you Found: Not Sure

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Time: 3:33 PM EST
Submitted by: Margaret Vollmer
Email address: margevoll@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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How you Found: Previous Visitor

Date: Tuesday, February 29, 2000
Time: 6:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Julie Harrington
Email address: julierado@worldnet.att.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I was born (1958) & raised in RH, graduated 1976 from RHHS (as did my brother Paul ('75) and sister Cathy ('73)); my father Victor was active in local happenings (Arts & Crafts Fair with the Wrights) the Block Assn., our church fairs at Resurrection, even had an "18 Piece Big Band" that played at various functions; and mom, Jean, was active in the PTA's, church, and town functions. Cathy lives in NJ and Paul on LI; Jean, Vic and I moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 1989; Vic died in 1996, and mom & I still live in VaBeach. We lived at 91-24 117th Street for 30 yrs; I miss what RH used to be -- single family homes with lots of trees and grass; sadly, now when I visit, all I see is cement where trees were and so many cars clogging up the narrow streets, now full of multi-family homes.We didn't have a car and were able to get around by the bus and trains in walking distance.  Any one who remembers any of us Harringtons please contact me!! Julie the 'redhead'.
from webmaster- Hi Julie! Give my best regards to your sister Cathy. Yes Richmond Hill has become more congested but I believe there will finally be a happy medium for the community.

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2000
Time: 2:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Robert J  Charleson
Email address: robertcahalan@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: In 1955 my third cousin Kathryn R. Clarke lived at 8720-98th Street, Woodhaven 21, New York. At the same time her mother Elizabeth Charleson Gallagher was living at 8737-95th Street, Woodhaven 21, New York. I would be grateful for any help concerning their dates of birth and death that would enable me to obtain certificates. Or about the date of death of Elizabeth Gallagher's father, John Charleson, originally from Co. Mayo, so I could get his death certificate. He was born in 1840. Thank you

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2000
Time: 1:58 PM EST
Submitted by: Joy Fischer Brady
Email address: JoyBrady@Webtv.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Stories
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: You should display your guest page as its fun to meet up with old Richmond Hill friends.
from webmaster- You are absolutely right, I will make a point to have the GuestPage link more easily accessible to the rest of the site. I overlooked the link for the GuestPage and the Update page by only having their links from the homepage.

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2000
Time: 6:07 PM EST
Submitted by: Margaret Emanuele
Email address: Duncan2246@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: Hi, I check this site all the time and it only keeps getting better.  I am writing this e-mail on behalf of my cousin who now lives upstate, she resided in Richmond Hill in the early 50's. Her name is Emily Micelli, and she is trying to locate an old friend of hers who also lived in R.H. in the 50's. Her name was Shirley Friedman, they worked together in the Manufacturers Hanover bank on Van Siclen & Blake Aves in Brooklyn. She married a man named Albert and they relocated to Baldwin.LI., marriage name is not known. Any one who knows of her please e-mail me.  Thank you.

Date: Monday, February 21, 2000
Time: 11:02 PM EST
Submitted by: Richard Strong
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Friend Told Me

Date: Sunday, February 13, 2000
Time: 10:20 AM EST
Submitted by: Ray Gilliam  RHHS teacher 1963-1996
Email address: rcjg1940@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Trivia
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I grew up on 113St. and 109 Ave. originally part of Richmond Hill. I went to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School, Holy Trinity H.S. in Brooklyn, NYU and then taught Social Studies at RHHS from 1963 to 1996. I was music director of the Spring Play, headed the stage band did all the music from several sings and ended up Girls' Track & Cross Country coach until I retired in 1996. I am currently an assistant coach at Valley Stream Soutn H.S. and will be Cross Country Coach at Molloy College starting this fall.
from webmaster- Hi Mr. Gilliam, I was a student of yours in '71 in Economics. I remember your class as being one to look forward to and not one to try and skip. Thanks for your creative, and instructive teaching.

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Time: 11:44 PM EST
Submitted by: mr willett
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Friend Told Me

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Time: 4:50 PM EST
Submitted by: Regina Asaph
Email address: Regina1054@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: Hi, I enjoyed your very well done web site. I live in PA and I am trying to find out about my greatgrandfather, Francis Edward Asaph. I know very little about him except that he was the fire chief at the Columbia Fire Department in Richmond Hill in the 1890s. I have some correspondence from the fire company to him dated in 1903. Does the fire company still exist? Are there any archives? Do you have any advice for me as I search for information? Thanks, Regina

Date: Monday, February 7, 2000
Time: 10:30 AM EST
Submitted by: Christine Robinson
Email address: threadancr@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I am trying to find out about the Lefferts Family.  I am a decendent of Leffert Lefferts who settled in Bucks County PA

Date: Sunday, February 6, 2000
Time: 12:08 PM EST
Submitted by: Maureen Cahill  nee Connelly
Email address: mocahill@earthlink.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Stories
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: Brought me back in time.  I lived in Richmond Hill for about 20 years.  It was a wonderful place to grow up. Went to Holy Child Jesus School & graduated in February of 1956. I live in the suburbs of Chicago now, but am still a Met fan.  Used to be a real Chicago Bull fan, but that sure has changed! Maureen Cahill (Connelly)

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2000
Time: 4:17 AM EST
Submitted by: David Fox
Email address: fox@dnt.md
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I am from Richmond North Yorkshire and I lived at the top of Richmond Hill.

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Time: 12:25 PM EST
Submitted by: Margaret Vollmer
Email address: margevoll@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I lived in RH for 15 years, raised my kids there, it's good to see the old home again. Hope to hear from someone from the 70/80's.

Date: Friday, January 28, 2000
Time: 10:27 AM EST
Submitted by: Kate Clark - Parks Department Historical Signs Program
Email address: kclark@parklan.cn.ci.nyc.ny.us
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I was wondering if you would like to participate in our program which is focused on installing a 24x36 historical sign in every park in NYC (you would help us with your area). We need researchers and writers.
from webmaster- Yes! We truly would like to partake in the Historic Recognition of Forest Park. I will pass this on to our members. Thanks for your consideration

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Time: 11:07 PM EST
Submitted by: Heather Crawford
Email address: FrauHeidekraut@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Some elements that really give out-of-towners like me see what Richmond Hill is like is photos. Lots and lots of everyday, scenery, historical sites etc. I am especially interested, however bizarre it may seem, in what the street signs of that area look like, particularly of Onderdonk St. If you plan on adding any details or can email me personally, I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Time: 6:58 PM EST
Submitted by: Harold D  Betancourt
Email address: 73152.570@compuserve.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I am very pleased to see that your organization has a website. I am very interested in preservation efforts, and would appreciate any information regarding civic activities that would target recent immigrants, so that they too would learn to see the history of this neighborhood.

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Time: 1:19 PM EST
Submitted by: shassi sachs
Email address: SHASSI@webtv.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Statistics
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: my father was DR H.J SACHS the veternarian on 101st ave for 50 years. richmond hill is a special place to me, it was family to all of us!

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Time: 2:03 AM EST
Submitted by: Lenny Curraro
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member

Date: Sunday, January 23, 2000
Time: 1:07 PM EST
Submitted by: charlie giglia class of 1983 rh high school
Email address: veelouvin@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Accident
Comment: i remember bill's candy store on 108 st and jamaica ave, harrys deli p.s.90 school yard, terry's lunchenette, holy child, 112 park, carmines pizza, plus the club diner, the j train covered with beautiful old style graffitti, and all my old friends who no longer live around there any more, i remember how it was

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000
Time: 11:14 PM EST
Submitted by: Peter Loft
Email address: peter_achillesnz@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: For a family reunion in New Zealand I am trying to find out information about Lofts candy, whom I believe had a factory somewhere around Queens early this century, does anyone have any info on the company or my Great Great uncle who founded it. Thank you for your help. Peter loft, auckland New zealand

Date: Friday, January 21, 2000
Time: 11:56 AM EST
Submitted by: Walter Eisenhardt Jr
Email address: eisenww@nytimes.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I am  former Richmond Hill resident. Our famiy business was on Liberty ave. and 111th street just down from Winthers Ice Cream shop. It was "Eisenhardt's Prime Meats and was there for over 50 years. Recently, Barry Lewis book entitled "Kew Gardens" Urban Village in the Big City" was published. The book featured a page on the "Homestead Inn"- there is a picture of my parents on page 19 as they were married in our lady of perpetual help church and had their reception in the Homestesd Inn afterward. I am a big fan of nostalgia and would appreciate finding out any and all information about Richmond Hill.

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Time: 4:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Siegmundt Krooss
Email address: Skrooss@gmx.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: i am from Germany and i wish to know, if Mr. W. Krooss and i have the same familytree. Maybe you know something about his contacts to germany.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2000
Time: 10:06 PM EST
Submitted by: Linda Hanley
Email address: jhanley@advinc.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I'm looking for information on S. Ozone Park as my Grandmother lived on a farm that is now Kennedy Airport... Any info?

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2000
Time: 6:44 PM EST
Submitted by: nancy cataldi
Email address: nancycataldi@earthlink.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Trivia
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: wonderful job dennis....I saw our 71yearbook....did you see mine?  Leave me a message.

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2000
Time: 3:37 PM EST
Submitted by: Jim and Ellie Webber
Email address: Slim@moonstar.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: We own a pianofore that is dated inside in the 1780's. Is is rather large and heavy but in good shape, we can fax you some pictures. We are planning on moving to a smaller home and would like to donate this beautiful, historical item to a museum or to be used in a restored home some where.  we personally bought it at an auction so we do not know it's precise history. If this is something you would have an interest in please contact us.  It is exactly like the one that is in the Poe Museum.  Sincerly  Yours, Jim and Ellie Webber- telephone number is 1-804-568-5011.

Date: Monday, January 3, 2000
Time: 2:45 PM EST
Submitted by: Nancy Moore Speth
Email address: nmoore@housing.ucsc.edu
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: HELP!  I am looking for a former classmate - Joyce Giordano - she sent me a wonderful email a while ago and before I could answer, my computer crashed and took with it her wonderful message.  I'd love to have her contact me again so we can reacquaint ourselves. If anybody knows her, please have her email me again. Thanks. 


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