November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Ten-Year-Old Prepares For The Storm

After hearing that another storm was coming, Andrew Psahos, a 10-year-old resident from Woodside and fifth-grade student of Louis Armstrong Middle School began brainstorming. More...

Raccoon Takes Shelter At Queens Library

Sometime during Hurricane Sandy, a clever raccoon made his way into the atrium at Queens Library at Baisley Park. No one knows where he came from. He was discovered under a shrub when neighborhood volunteers came to clean up after the storm. More...

The Vital Grid

Some say it’s the most complicated machine we’ve ever built. We rely on it not just each day, but each moment of each day. It reaches into our homes, factories, offices and stores. More...

5 Milton Stories Teaches Youngsters Valuable Life Lessons

In the world of children’s books there is as much variety as can be found in the plethora of adult genres. There are some books that appeal to a child’s emotional, visual and even moral and intellectual level. More...

Pub Crawl To Support Sandy Victims

If you’re interested in helping fellow New Yorkers recover from Hurricane Sandy, Pub Crawl Astoria is hosting Drink Up To Dry Up N.Y. on November 17 to that end. More...

The Pulpit

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Muslim Community Collects Funds For Sandy Relief

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) accepted a check from the United Muslim Relief Foundation payable to the American Red Cross for $1,658 for relief programs designed to assist those Queens residents who were hardest hit by Hurrican More...

UCCA Discusses ObamaCare

Just two days after the re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term, “ObamaCare – Blessing or Curse?” was a timely topic at the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) public informational meeting held on November 8 at More...

Walcott Addresses Sandy’s Effect On Education

Going on two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, two dozen schools in District 27 Queens are still closed, their students temporarily relocated to other schools. More...

Quontic Bank Collects For Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Food Drive

Quontic Bank has been chosen as one of the drop-off locations for the Annual Astoria/LIC Kiwanis 2012 Food Drive. More...

Queens Plaza, Hurricane Sandy Discussed At Dutch Kills Meeting

There was a two-person contest for president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association (DKCA) at the November meeting, held at Growing Up Green School. More...

Donate For Sandy And Get Flushing Town Hall Tickets

Flushing Town Hall is now accepting donations (see essential items list below) for the victims of Hurricane Sandy from noon until 5 p.m. daily, for as long as needed. Donations will be picked up for distribution. Most essential items: More...

Louis Armstrong House Museum To Hold Gala

It’s Gala time for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Tuesday, December 4th. All are invited to the Manhattan Penthouse at 80 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan to lend support. More...

Tips For A Fire-Safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for family gatherings, football rivalries, swapping memories and gobbling down a great meal. More...

Insurance Companies Push For Higher Deductibles For Sandy

On November 12, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer warned insurance companies not to try to skirt their obligations to their policyholders. More...

APAC’s Billy Witch: A Dark, Wild Ride

Billy Witch, the show currently on board at Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), may have an unpredictable effect on you. If you loved summer camp as a kid, I predict you will love it…at first. More...

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