December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Neighbor And Friend Marches In His 28th Macy’s Parade

Every year, Queens’ own Joe Ricevuto has marched as a clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year being his 28th.  More...

Simotas Attends 114th Pct. Community Council Holiday Party

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, her husband John Katsanos and their daughter, Eleni Evangeline Katsanos were delighted to meet Santa at the 114th Precinct Community Council Holiday Party. More...

Edward Jones Office Is Collecting Toys For Tots

Bill Manolopoulos, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marines’ Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive.  More...

North Shore-LIJ Mobile Vans Serve Hurricane Victims

To help ease the suffering of Queens and Long Island citizens ravaged by the violence of Hurricane Sandy, the North Shore- Long Island Jewish (NS-LIJ) Health System has launched “Project Coastal Care”—a mobile medical van that is se More...

Mt. Sinai Queens Completes First Stage Of $20M EMR Project

Mount Sinai Queens has brought full electronic medical records (EMR) to areas where ambulatory patients are treated, the first step in a $20 million project to implement a full electronic medical record system for all of Mount Sinai Queens by April 2 More...

NYHQ And Manhattan College Build Green Roof

With climate change undeniable in the aftermath of superstorm Hurricane Sandy, the importance of environment-friendly buildings, along with water and energy conservation, going green isn’t just being discussed, it is being done.  More...

LAGCC Students Fight For Freedom ‘Gangnam-Style’

When LaGuardia Community College students, faculty and staff gathered in the Cobblestone Courtyard to film a “Gangnam Style” group dance last week, it was in response to something much bigger than the wacky music video that became an Inte More...

Great Neck School Of Dance To Perform Nutcracker

The Great Neck School of Dance, along with the PTA of M.S. 67 is presenting “A Holiday Concert of Music and Dance”, on Saturday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Louis Pasteur Middle School, M.S. 67 at 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. More...

Queens’ First Literary Journal On Sale

Several Queens writers—emerging and well-established—have launched the borough’s first-ever literary journal featuring the work of local authors, essayists, and poets. More...

American Heart Association’s Winter Weather Tips

The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. More...

R.A. Dickey Interviewed By St. Francis Prep Students

On November 27, MSG Varsity media students from St. Francis Prep had the opportunity to interview 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. More...

St. Andrew Avellino Holds 11th Annual Turkey Drive

St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul participated in their 11th annual Turkey Drive which provided food to more than 100 area families.  More...

An Illuminating Tradition

As December approaches, many houses in Queens are already decorated with Christmas cheer. It seems that every passing day brings more battery-powered Santas, mistletoe-adorned doorways and strings and strings of lights. More...

New Christmas Movies Ring In The Holidays

There are a number of Christmas movies that come out every year, adding to the constantly expanding list of holiday favorites. Along with the typical classics, here are some new additions we can look out for this holiday season:  More...

This Year’s Most Coveted Christmas Gifts

With Black Friday gone and Christmas swiftly approaching, holiday shopping is in full swing. More...

Hassle-Free Holiday Travel Tips

For the millions of Americans traveling over the holidays, the details of planning and pulling off a trip  More...

How to Pick the Right Gifts for Gamers

The holidays are back, and with them comes a host of new video games on store shelves. Picking out the right video game for your kids – or any other family member or friend – can feel like a daunting task. More...

Kiwanis Holds Annual Auction And Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria and Long Island City held their annual holiday auction and fundraiser on December 3 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Long Island City. The evening opened with remarks from new Kiwanis President Dr. Arthur N. More...

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving morning, more than 218 children toed the starting line at the Long Island City YMCA. Kids ranging in age from two years old to 18 raced 100 to 1000 meters to kick off their Turkey Day. More...

Santa's Handy Hints

Make holiday shopping a little easier this year with a few hints from the big man himself. Whether they love music, technology, fashion or fun, these gifts will put a smile on everyone’s face — and turn you into a holiday hero. More...

Holiday Gifts for the Kitchen

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Astoria Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Holiday Jubilee!’

The Astoria Symphony Orchestra will perform its 10th annual “Holiday Jubilee!” on Sunday, December 16, at 5 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43-19 30th Ave. in Astoria. More...

The Pulpit

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Flushing House Thanksgiving Meals For Hurricane Relief

Thanskgiving meals were distributed by the staff of Flushing House to residents of the Dayton Towers on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, as well as to local law enforcement, FEMA employees, and o More...

jetBlue, Delta Dropped Fees For Those Affected By Sandy

U.S. Senator Charles E. More...

Officials Updated On Post-Sandy Repair Efforts

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, along with city and state elected officials and community leaders, were told at a post Hurricane Sandy briefing by the Mayor’s Office, November 30, that the Mayor’s Rapid Repairs program has made a More...

114th Pct. CC Holds Safety Oriented Meeting

The holidays got off to a fast start as a record 247 million shoppers, up more than nine percent from last year, visited stores and Web sites over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend spending an average $423 each, with total spending exceeding $59 bill More...

CALDC Honors Walsh, Schatz At Community Service Dinner

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s second annual community celebration, held a week after Thanksgiving at the Astoria World Manor, honored two local men for longtime service to the community: Michael Schatz, plant manager at NRG Ener More...

Students Learn About Aging and Rehabilitation At Parker

Students from the Floral Park- Bellerose School District visited Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park on November 29 to learn about aging and rehabilitative therapy, and observe demonstrations from Parker’ More...

Give the Gift of Creativity

Fun tech gifts that bring out the creativity in any child

Looking for some creative gift ideas for the kids on your holiday list? Why not give them gifts that encourage creativity?  More...

Gifts that Give Back

When you’re doing your holiday shopping, keep an eye out for gifts that will not only put a smile on someone’s face, but will benefit someone in need. More...

Vendor Opportunity At Bohemian Hall’s Christmas Market

Come one, come all! Vendors are all invited; ‘tis the season to sell your wares. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden still has spaces left to fill for their big holiday event. Help Astorians with their gift giving this year.  More...

Holiday Pet Care Tips

Celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year with new furry family members, if you are prepared for the responsibility. From Dec. 1 through Jan. 1, 2013, Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is holding a 2- for-1 cat adoption special. More...

General Dentistry: Tips To Finding A Qualified Dentist

Looking for a dentist that’s perfect for you? The field of general dentistry offers countless qualified, dependable and trustworthy dentists. You just have to know where to find them! More...

Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay Contest Winners

Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay and Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five:  •Second Grade Grand Prize winner Aaron Omar, who attends P.S. More...

St. Anastasia K Of C Raise Funds For Sandy Victims

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus, Council 5911 in Douglaston, held a fundraiser in front of St. Anastasia parish on December 2. More...

How To Stay Safe…And Sane When Cutting Your Own Tree

So you want to venture into the woods to cut your own Christmas tree. More...

The Vintner From Forest Hills

“Go west, young man”, the famous 19th century slogan that is credited for leading to the westward expansion of America, describes what Gary Grunner, a Forest Hills resident, did when he moved to California last year to start his own wine More...

Holiday Season Fun At The Voelker Orth Museum

On December 9, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., historic sites throughout Flushing are open to the public with special programs, as part of the 25th Historic House Holiday Tour. More...

Manton Family Holds Annual Tree Lighting Tradition

Residents of Woodside gathered on the mild evening of December 2, for the annual Manton Family Christmas tree lighting.  State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker and Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm joine More...

Chanukah

A Wholly Holy Holiday!

Chanukah is here!  More...

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Pet

(Family Features) The holidays can be a fun time for the whole family – and that includes family pets. If your pet deserves some special holiday love, here are some “pawfect” ideas to help you celebrate the holidays together.  More...

Great Gadget Gifts for Life on the Go

Technology is always high on holiday gift lists, and this year is no different. More...

A to Z Holiday Guide

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Bishop Chappetto Celebrates Thanksgiving Liturgy At St. Francis Prep

On November 21, Bishop Raymond Chappetto celebrated the Thanksgiving Liturgy at St. Francis Prep H.S. Chappetto is one of the newly ordained bishops in the Brooklyn Diocese.   More...

Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving

If you’re looking for something different to give as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider a gift that’s more than just “stuff.” Many individuals and families are looking for alternate giving ideas that help peo More...

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