2007-08-29 E-Edition

Ferrari Joins MADD



Faced with the unfortunate example set by a number of celebrities in the course of the past year, Domenico Pinto, owner of Ferrari Driving School, felt the school, which he operates with his two sons, Giancarlo and Michaelangelo, has a responsibility to educate the public that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is irresponsible and should not […]

Calendar of Events



Remember 9/11 Sep. 8, 1 p.m. Annual 9/11 Memorial Service and dedication of permanent monument; St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72- 02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-278-3240. Sep. 9, 1 p.m., American Day Parade dedication and unveiling of 9/11 Monument and Memorial Garden; Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Avenue/80th Street, Glendale; 718.381.2343. Sep. 11, 7:30 p.m. 9/11 Memorial Service, Church of the Resurrection, […]

Peeping Toms, Fighting Dogs, Make Vallone’s Busy Day



City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has kept a fairly busy schedule as a lawmaker since he began serving in his present post more than five years ago. But Astoria’s representative, who’s chairman of the Public Safety Committee, really outdid himself last Wednesday, introducing two bills which caught the attention of the City Hall press corps, and having a third passed […]

Ridgewood Eats

903 Seneca Avenue (off Myrtle Ave.) Ridgewood, NY 718.366.EATS (3287) Fax: 718.366.1335

Ifirst visited Ridgewood Eats when it opened, nearly two and a half years ago. Since then, this casual neighborhood eatery has become a regular spot for great breakfasts, lunches and dinners and caters to families and friends. Expert catering is also available. Owners John and Chris work tirelessly to maintain the high quality of the food served and the sparkling […]

Senior Spotlight

Offer Health & Fitness Program In 3 Queens Parks

Seniors throughout the city will have the opportunity to improve their health and fitness this fall by signing up for a six-week program being offered by the City Parks Foundation. The fall 2007 season of the City Parks Seniors Fitness Program will be offered at three Queens locations- Astoria Park, Roy Wilkins Park and Flushing Meadows- Corona Park- from Monday, […]

Glenridge Seniors Go Hawaiian



Tony Grant and Roseann presented the Aloha Iolani Hawaiian Dancers and staged a Hawaiian luau and dinner dance at the Glenridge Senior Center on August 19. Members of the senior center participated, joining in a hula presentation of their own.

Strength Training: Tips And Resources For Seniors



Dear Savvy Senior, Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? I have high blood pressure, some arthritis, and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my health. But at age 66, I have my doubts. What can you tell me? Falling Apart Dear Falling: Years of research have shown that strength training (also known as resistance training […]

Editorial

Labor Day Celebrates All American Workers

For a long time the debate over why and how two New York City Firefighters lost their lives battling a conflagration at the abandoned Deutsche Bank Building across the street from Ground Zero will go on. One fact is indisputable, however- Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia died doing work that they loved with every fiber of their being. They were […]

Stay Safe On Labor Day

To The Editor:

This Labor Day weekend, as you kick back to enjoy the weekend with family and friends, remember to celebrate responsibly if your plans include alcohol. Whether you’re at a barbecue or out on the water, be sure to designate a driver or a skipper if your celebrations will include alcohol. You’ll be in the company of 148 million American adults […]