America: The Healing

Grief counseling, financial assistance, Catholic Charities: Corona/Elmhurst, 779-1600; Glendale, 456-7001 and Woodside, 779-1234. The Family Center Staff emergency financial assistance, 726-9790. Grief counseling, Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505. Dislocated Workers Assistance, The Consortium For Worker Education (CWE), 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 544-5490. FEMA/NY State/NYC Disaster Assistance, FEMA, (800) 462-9029, TTY (800) 462-7585 from 8 a.m. to […]

An Enchanted Forest…and A Donkey

An Enchanted Forest…and A Donkey Andre Wolfrum of Astoria will play Oberon, the Fairy King, in the Phoenix Production of William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," on Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, at the Phoenix Studio Theatre, Monmouth Street at the corner of Pearl in Red Bank, New Jersey. Tickets are $15. For information, call (732) 747-0014.

The Bay Terrace At Bayside Holiday Festivities Schedule Date Event Time

The Bay Terrace At Bayside Holiday Festivities Schedule Date Event Time Saturday, Dec. 8 Santa and Elf will be at the center. 2—4 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony. 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Horse and buggy ride with Santa and Elf 10:30—12:30 p.m. around the center. 1—3 pm. 3:30—4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Horse and buggy ride with Santa and Elf […]

Pataki Rapped For Skirting Disaster Aid Fight

Governor George Pataki, whose efforts alongside Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the World Trade Center recovery following the September 11 attack gained him immense popularity as the start of next year’s reelection campaign approached, is now experiencing a political backlash from his Democratic opponents and even some Republicans for matters related to the recovery. The governor’s opponents charge that he has […]

Gianaris, Students Discuss Policy

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) recently discussed New York state energy policy with students from CITYterm, a high school that brings students together from around the country to study public policy issues in New York City.

The Pulpit

Dated material will be inserted in chronological order, nondated material will follow dated material. Please submit information three weeks in advance of issue date. Publisher reserves the right to edit content as necessary. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: •Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Music and prayers class •Dec. 7, Friday, 6:15 p.m. Temple Tots dinner and service, […]

Pataki, Greek Cleric Meet

Governor George E. Pataki (r.) recently welcomed H.E. Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, for a meeting during which the two discussed issues relating to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site. His Eminence requested that the archdiocese be involved when plans for the rebuilding of the financial district take place, with particular attention given […]


We're Proud To Serve

There’s more to the world than Queens and its neighborhoods. We acknowledge this. In the wake of September 11 and the crash of flight 587 it has become increasingly obvious that the citizens of New York City are inextricably linked to each other and the world outside the five boroughs and the tri-state area. We’re sometimes asked why we don’t […]


Variety Thanks Officials

To The Editor: Not always reported, and many times placed somewhere in the middle of the paper, is the work our elected officials do to help organizations like Variety Boys and Girls Club continue their mission. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to publicly thank some of those individuals for their efforts on behalf of the children. […]

Roving Photographer

By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead What thoughts did you have during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?