2009-05-20 E-Edition

Grand Vacations For Grandparents And Grandkids



Dear Savvy Senior My husband and I are interested in taking our two grandkids on vacation this summer and are looking for some good ideas. Do you know of any travel companies that offer special vacation packages for grandparents traveling with their grandkids? Unsavvy Traveler Dear Traveler: Taking the grandkids on vacation is what the travel industry calls intergenerational travel. […]

Remember All Vets On Memorial Day



This coming Monday, May 25, the first threeday weekend since Presidents’ Day in February (a three-day weekend for some of us, but by no means all), marks the unofficial start of summer. Across the land, the barbecue grills will heat up, the shopping malls will gear up and the revels that attend Americans relaxing and enjoying themselves will begin. We […]

Letters to the Editor



Honor Our Vets To The Editor:   As we approach Memorial Day, many things come to mind. First of all, let’s remember all those who gave their lives to protect our nation in all conflicts since the American Revolution, when we fought for our freedom. Let us also salute our brave men and women who are now serving to protect […]

Memorial Day Is For Patriots



In some circles, “patriotism” has become a synonym for “arrogant” or “jingoistic”. Some people even use it as a political weapon; “Don’t question my patriotism,” they say. Yet, on this Memorial Day, and every other day for that matter, we should remember that those who died for this country are the true patriots. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called […]

Mount Sinai Queens Wins 2009 Aster Awards



The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens recently received the Bronze Award for Best Overall Campaign for advertising and marketing excellence in the 2009 Aster Awards competition. MSHQ Senior Director of Marketing Communications John Kump developed the award-winning campaign in partnership with Tim Kelly, creative director with New York-based CreativeSeven, LLC. All the advertisements in the campaign first appeared in the […]

Vallone, Nolan Honored By District 30 Education Council



City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan both strongly believe in public education. As parents, each has sent their children to public schools. For their efforts as elected officials, Vallone and Nolan were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the District 30 Community Education Council. “I so much appreciate what the Community Education Council does,” Vallone said. “Nobody […]

Sunnyside Chamber Hears Topics Broached At Board 2



Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley at the May luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce discussed Greenpoint Avenue street fairs, the Pulaski Bridge, mobile phone antennas on Laurel Hill Boulevard and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s storage lot and what happened to it when the MTA’s lease ran out, all topics that had appeared on agendas of recent Board […]

Queens Health Coalition Hosts Forum On Health Care



The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) on May 11 held its annual membership meeting, attended by more than 60 healthcare providers and representatives of community based organizations throughout Queens. City Councilmember and council Finance Committee Chair David Weprin as keynote speaker urged the audience to develop innovative ways to streamline their operations and to cultivate partnerships that “help the non-profit do […]

Gianaris Meets With Bryant H.S. Global Kids Club