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Mother’s Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here (Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which he has reprinted each Mother’s Day. It is a touching tribute to all mothers on Mother Day.) BY WALTER KANER What I wouldn’t give to have my mother back again. I would give up all I have if I could turn back the […]

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Every Mother’s Day We Remember Anna By Linda Wilson The woman responsible for the day Americans honor their female parent was never a mother herself. Anna Jarvis was a devoted—and unmarried—daughter who felt that grown children, preoccupied with their own families, too often neglect their mothers. Jarvis’ personal crusade to honor maternal parents began when her mother died in 1905. […]

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Community Meetings *Thursday, May 11th, 9:30 a.m., Community Board 1 cabinet meeting; meet at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36thSt., Astoria; 786-3335. *1 p.m., AARPRichmond Hill Chapter 1762, new member drive; meet at Church of the Resurrection, 86-09 118th St., Kew Gardens; 969-8813. *6:30 p.m., Queens CountyChapter of the InternationalAssociation of Administrative Professionals; meet at Donovan’s of Bayside. For information or […]

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Thermos Challenges Butler Once More In Dem Primary The parties to an old political rivalry—Assemblymember Denis Butler and Kimon Thermos—who were involved in a very closely contested Democratic primary two years ago, will be going at it again this year. Thermos, an attorney and insurgent from the Aldos Democratic Club in Astoria, made that certain when he formally announced his […]

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Maltese Honored By Catholic Conference

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On The Brief Side… Lafayette Calls For More Arts Funding Declaring that "the arts are central to the enrichment of our lives," Assemblymember Ivan Lafayette (D–Jackson Heights) recently joined several artists and actors in calling for more funds for the arts. "New York State must encourage an atmosphere that celebrates and promotes the arts," Lafayette stated. "They are simply too […]

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THE PULPIT St. Adalbert Bereavement: •May 15th. The third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., "Lost Miracles," bereavement support group for loss of a new-born or miscarriage, meets in room 101. •May 25th. The last Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., "Bethany,"general bereavement support group, meets in upper cafeteria. •June5th. The first Monday of the month, "Bereaved Siblings" […]

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Restaurant Of The Week By Teresa Barile Crete Diner Serves Sunnyside For 15 Years I’d like to open this week’s article with a very special message from Manny and Irene Kallergis, owners of the Crete Diner and Restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens: "Our family has been serving Sunnyside for many years and our goal still remains to serve the best possible […]

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Senior Spotlight By John Toscano S.S. Refund Coming; Vets’ Info Day On Benefits Set For May 20 Working Social Security recipients in the 65 to 69 age bracket who have worked since the beginning of the year and had some salary taken back by Social Security will be receiving an average refund of $3,500 by June 1st, according to Congressmember […]

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Hanac Seniors Meet Al Gore