2006-11-22 E-Edition

Clauses Visit Astoria



Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa Claus made their annual pre-holiday visit to Astoria last Monday at the intersection of Broadway and Steinway Street. Arriving in separate but equally elegant style, Santa and his Mrs. were greeted with cheers from kids and parents who were eagerly awaiting their arrival. The event started at 4:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Christmas […]

Calendar of Events



Here Come The Holidays Nov. 24, Alley Pond, celebrate Thanksgiving and learn about Native American Culture, $5 & $10 p.p., registration required, seating limited, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; call for fees, 718.229.4000. Nov. 26, St. Paul the Apostle, Christmas Sale, 98-16 55th Ave., Corona; 718.271.1100. Nov. 29, Hillcrest Senior Center, pre-Christmas show, singer Dino Rosi, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica; 718.297.7171. […]

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Dems Ahead Of Schedule In Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving 2006 started a couple of weeks ago for the Democratic Party as they feasted on this year’s election victories, which should keep them happy through Christmas and beyond. The question is: will anything filter down to John Q. Public that will give him something to be thankful for tomorrow besides the traditional Thanksgiving Day turkey fest. On the national […]

Gazette RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Cup Diner And Bar Has Retro Cool And Comfort Food

t here’s something for everyone at Cup Diner and Bar. From incredible breakfasts served each day, an impressive brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and lunch sandwiches, wraps and paninis to full-course dinners that epitomize comfort food, Cup is on my list of favorite places. Cup’s spacious, multi-level interior can be described as American retro diner meets Soho. Chiclet tile floors […]

‘Whitestone’ Relates Community’s Past, Present



Like other books in A r c a d i a Publishing’s “Images of A m e r i c a ” Series, in Whitestone Jason D. A n t o s through historic photographs and w e l l – researched accompanying text chronicles the town’s transformation from a quiet Dutch settlement to a massive urban center. Antos, a […]

Senior Spotlight

Sign Up Period For Part D Rx Aid In '07 Starts

Last Wednesday, November 15, marked the start of the sign up period for the Medicare Part D drug prescription program for seniors who are Medicare members. Beneficiaries have until December 31 to sign up for a plan, but federal officials who set the December 31 deadline advise members to sign up by December 8 to avoid the crush of late […]

College Point Man Receives AARP NY Andrus Award



Gene Barrett of College Point has been selected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the leading nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and over, to receive the New York 2006 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service. This award symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to […]

THE SAVVY SENIOR

Senior News And Information Resources

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I have become real current events buffs since we’ve retired and we especially like keeping up with news and information that affects seniors. Outside of AARP, which we don’t belong to, can you recommend some other resources that provide reliable senior news? We’re both computer savvy, so online resources would be great, too. News […]

Editorial

Reasons Exist To Give Thanks

Tomorrow is celebrated throughout the United States as a day for reflecting on the many things for which we have reason to be thankful. Among them the fact that we live in a country where we are free to think and believe as we choose. The freedom celebrated by the Pilgrims on that first Thanksgiving Day in 1621 includes the […]