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Photo Gallery October 30, 2008  RSS feed
Enjoying Their Dinner With Thanks
     Enjoying Their Dinner With Thanks The volunteers and staff of the Queens Symphony Orchestra enjoyed a dinner, hosted by Herbert Mark Chain, QSO president, and his wife, Heidi Harrison Chain, to celebrate the new season and thank everyone for their efforts.
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Learning About Senator's Work
     Learning About Senator's Work Students in grades 4 through 8 at Rego Park's Resurrection Ascension School had an opportunity to learn about the work of a state lawmaker as they welcomed State Senator Serphin Maltese at a student assembly. During his visit, the veteran legislator from Middle Village answered students' questions about saving the environment, the current state of the economy and what he's accomplished in his years of public service. Maltese is pictured with recently elected officers of Resurrection Ascension's Student Council and their teacher moderators.
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Golden Couple
     Golden Couple Antonio and Antonina Rapisardi of Ridgewood recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party in their honor at the Peter Cardella Senior Center on Fresh Pond Road. Over 300 seniors gathered with the happy couple, who were married on Oct. 15, 1958.
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It's A Boy!
     It's A Boy! Kathleen and Anthony Pellegrino of Ridgewood announced the birth of their son, Gavin Avery, on Sept. 18. The new arrival weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2" long. He was welcomed by big brother Ryan (shown as Scarecrow). Proud grandparents are Dorothy Carberry of Glendale; Ana Garcia of Astoria; and James and Christina Pellegrino of upstate Clinton Corners.
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Graduated
     Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Sylburn V. Peterkin has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx. He is the cousin of Hoa Thach of Bleecker Street in Ridgewood and Tammy McKenzie of Elmont.
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Graduated
     Air National Guard Airman First Class Eric M. Dang has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx. A 2006 graduate of Aviation High School in Long Island City, he is the son of Hoa Thach of Bleecker Street in Ridgewood.
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Glendale Post's New Slate Installed
     Glendale Post No. 104 of the American Legion recently installed its new slate of officers. Shown from left: (standing) Charles Kammerer, vice commander; Joseph Stein, sergeant-at-arms; Charles Spiegel, chaplain; Bill Cook, adjutant; Charles Arndt, treasurer; (seated) honored guest Norbert Chwat, Queens County vice commander; Bob Loreng, Post No. 104 commander; and Michael Honan, Queens County commander, who performed the installation.
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CK Hosts College Fair
     CK Hosts College Fair Over 500 parents and students turned out as Middle Village's Christ the King Regional High School held its 10th Annual College Fair last Wednesday, Oct. 22. Representatives from more than 80 colleges were on hand to answer questions and provide information regarding their respective institutions.
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Kiwanians Sponsor Costume Party
     Maspeth seniors got an early jump on Halloween by dressing in costume for a party, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth, at the Maspeth Selfhelp Center. As part of the Oct. 16 event, Club President J.P. DiTroia, Immediate Past President Marie Breslin and Kiwanians Tina DiTroia and MaryAnna Zero performed a judging of the costumes. They are pictured with Virginia Ashton, who took first place as the Pillsbury Doughboy; Rose Mendolia as the court jester; Ralph Volpe, second place winner, as the pharoah; Josephine Cornetta as the altar server; Millie Wollack, third place winner, as the nun; Martin Bleiweix as the priest; and Joseph Sparta as the policeman.
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Watching Their Steps
     Watching Their Steps Students from Glendale's St. Pancras School looked ready, willing and able as they took part in the school's walkathon event on Oct. 15.
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Their Car Show Had A Cause
     Their Car Show Had A Cause Some classic car enthusiasts gathered for a good cause at the East Coast Car Association, Toys for Tots' Second Annual Car Show, held at Holy Family Church in Flushing on Oct. 18. The event, hosted by the Holy Family Knights of Columbus with music provided by Joe Fuoco and Friends, proved to be a success. As noted, proceeds will benefit the Toys for Tots club's sole charity, St. Mary's Children's Hospital in Bayside.
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Students Of The Month
     Students Of The Month Picked by the faculty based on their positive attitude and readiness to begin school, the young scholars pictured above were honored as Students of the Month at St. Brigid School on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Brooklyn. Shown from left: (bottom row) Kirwin Taveras, first grade; Melanie Rivera, pre-kindergarten; Ashley Varghese, kindergarten; (middle row) Justin Garcia, fifth grade; Emily Lara, third grade; Alex Jacome, fourth grade; Brandon Amaro, second grade; (top row) Aury Gonzalez, eighth grade; Kelsey Rivera, sixth grade; and Cristina Espinosa, seventh grade.
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Hats On For Fun And A Good Cause
     Hats On For Fun And A Good Cause The headgear came in all shapes and sizes as students at Ridgewood's Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School took part in Silly Hat Day. As noted, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Bikers Rolled For Toy Run
     Bikers Rolled For Toy Run An estimated 800 motorcycle riders rolled out of Forest Park and headed to Howard Beach last Sunday, Oct. 26, as the Independent Bikers Toys for Tots of Queens held their 28th Annual Toy Run. The event benefits the residents of the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center on Cross Bay Boulevard, which served as the site for the end of the toy run. (photo: Allen Epstein)
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Breakfast With A Taste Of Country
     Breakfast With A Taste Of Country The United Methodist Church of Glendale held its "Country Breakfast" fund-raising event last Saturday, Oct. 25. Among those welcomed by Pastor Philip Hardt (seated at right) were City Council Member Anthony Como (seated at center) and State Sen. Serphin Maltese (seated next to Como, at left). (photo: Allen Epstein)
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Flushing Firehouse Marks A Milestone
     Flushing Firehouse Marks A Milestone One hundred years of service was a cause for celebration for the members of Flushing's Engine Company 273 and Ladder Company 179, which celebrated their centennial last Wednesday, Oct. 22. Founded on Dec. 1, 1908 as Engine Company 172 and Ladder Company 174, the FDNY units were originally housed at separate quarters in the neighborhood before moving in together in February 1932 at their current home on Union Street. The ceremony featured visits from FDNY brass including Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano and more than 80 retired firefighters who served the company. A plaque was also dedicated in the memory of two Ladder 174 members who were killed in the line of duty. Current members of the two companies are shown posing for a photo at the completion of the ceremony, including Engine Company 273 commanding officer, Capt. Mark Doran, and Ladder Company 129 commander, Capt. John Urbielewicz. (photo: Allen Epstein)
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Funding For Forest Park Seniors
     Funding For Forest Park Seniors Responding to the news that city funding for Woodhaven's Forest Park Senior Center had been cut, State Sen. Serphin Maltese (at center, holding check) obtained a $75,000 grant to allow the facility to continue to provide assistance and services to seniors in the area (Queens Borough President Helen Marshall subsequently announced that $100,000 in her discretionary funding for the center had been restored). Maltese is pictured with seniors from the Forest Park Senior Center, including Donna Marie Caltabiano, center director, and Joseph Palladino, president.
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