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SNOWBOUND! Story by Patricia Dorfman, Photo by Luke Adams

Rich and poor, employed and jobless, old and young, new to New York City or seasoned stalwarts, all of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City residents were forced to take an snowy step back and figure out how to cope with the both troublesome and beautiful deluge of white weather which started early Wednesday. By daybreak Wednesday, snow was starting, streets were empty, and even our squirrels and birds were keeping a low profile. It was only the beginning. Neighbors looked in on elderly residents as more humanitarian feelings emerged with the common challenge. Grocery

stores reported brisk sales of staples Wednesday evening, as radio and television news made the coming snowstorm and safety warnings the center of their broadcasts. We were cautioned to make only absolutely necessary trips outside our residences. Many stocked up on food in advance. Some retailers also suffer in a storm; some survive. “We sold more milk today than even we expected,” said Associated Supermarket Managers, Fermin Gutierrez and Aris Duran. In a rare move for NYC Public Schools, parents had 24 hour warning that they had to cope with the almost complete school

closings. Ophthalmologist Debra Guthrie, MD, as most of our doctors and dentists were forced to do, contacted patients Tuesday to cancel appointments. “Of course, I will handle emergencies, but I can’t ask my patients to get themselves to appointments.” And rarest of all, the storm caused even cranky New Yorkers appreciate our city government, noticing the excellent snow plowing and salting provided by Sanitation, whose 6200 workers are not allowed the days or nights off. Children seemed to be the only ones with sense to respond with unalloyed cheer to Mother Nature’s power, giddy as they

packed off to play or wage war with snowballs. There were the usual few automobile owners digging their vehicles out with dedication to go nowhere; one suspects with sympathy they might just need a break from all that family “quality time.” “Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed in a tumultuous

privacy of storm,” Ralph Waldo Emerson aptly puts it. The most sensible response to the snowbound state, as most did, might have been to just give in a little to a sense of awe, indulge in memories or create some new ones, and grin, bear and try to enjoy enforced community and family connection.

Fine Art Festival Coming in June Photo and Story by Luke Adams

Sunnyside/Woodside has long been an area with many artists, and some of us still remember the exciting Sunnyside Up Art Shows last century! Emerging and established local artists have already begun inquiring about applications for entry for Sunnyside Artists at Queen of Angels III. The Sunnyside Artists Executive Board met February 3rd in the Church Meeting Hall to begin early stages of planning for the jam-packed, June 13, 2010 schedule. Rules will be posted at when details are final in a few weeks. Three different events will be held under the Sunnyside Artists banner- The Art Fair III, a new juried show, “Portrait of the Ex-

quisite,” opening June 13th and up five weeks at Bliss Bistro, and “The Art of Architecture,” mounted by Laura Heim at her architecture studio. In addition to these events, taking place during Queens Art Express, a borough-wide arts festival along the #7, coordinated by the Queens Council on the Arts, and also a Unity Stage Company theatrical production and another by the Thalia Spanish Theater. And if that wasn’t enough, the day before, on Saturday, June 12th, the wonderful Kiwanis Annual Flag Day Parade and All Saints Church Strawberry Fair take place. Many of our bars and restaurants have signed up for (Continued on Page 5)


Board Members Conrado Gomez, Dan Glasser, Frances Schmidt, Christopher Whalen, Manual Gomez, Roel Vanderkooi, Deidre Feerick, Father Brian Dowd. Seated, L-R: Rita Lowry, Simon Donikian, Patricia Dorfman, Anna Ko, Rebecca Barker.



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Dear Neighbors: As many of you know, I recently held a press conference with Speaker Quinn and Assembly Member Nolan regarding disruptions to the 7 subway line. While this brought much needed attention to the issue, my efforts did not stop there. Following the press conference I held a meeting in my District Office with representatives from the MTA to discuss how we can mitigate the impacts of these disruptions for small businesses, cultural institutions, and those trying to get in and out of Manhattan, and how we can improve communication between the MTA and the community. I am pleased to announce that I am sponsoring a Town Hall meeting in Long Island City at Manducati’s Rustica Restaurant, 4635 Vernon Blvd, on Wednesday, February 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to speak directly with members of the MTA and my staff on all issues concerning the 7 subway line and transportation issues in general. We will be covering not only what can be done immediately regarding the 7 subway line — including our demand for shuttle service to and from Grand Central — but also what can be done in the future to give Western Queens more notice when these service disruptions take place. To RSVP to the Town Hall, please contact my scheduler, Asher Jacobs, at I am working very hard for the District but I can not do this alone. Please join me at the Town Hall to voice your concerns so we can demonstrate that we are standing together as a community and that the MTA can not continue to do “business as usual.” People of Western Queens deserve better service, more reliable service, not less service. These disruptions have been happening every year for two decades and it is time to say “enough is enough.”

Congresswoman Maloney Introduces Bill to Spur Job Growth -Legislation Would Provide Tax Credits for New HiresToday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that she has introduced in the House the Small Business Job Creation Tax Act of 2010 (H.R. 4585), legislation that would provide tax credits for small businesses that create jobs. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Robert Casey introduced the legislation in the Senate earlier this month. “Too many New Yorkers are out of work – but this legislation, when signed into law, will create the jobs we need,” Maloney said. “A similar program in the 1970s

was credited with creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and I believe this proposal will be even more successful. “One of the last areas to recover in a recession is job cre-

ation. We are digging our way out of this recession, but we need to work harder and faster for the millions of American families who have been hard-hit in the economic downturn.” The bill would provide tax credits equal to 20% of the cost of new hires for businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and a 15% credit for businesses with more than 100 employees. The tax credits would be available for one year following the enactment of the bill and would be available only to businesses that increase payroll by hiring new workers.

Assemblyman DenDekker Announces Two Scholarship Opportunities For College-Bound High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) today announced that his office is seeking applications from collegebound high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who reside in the 34th Assembly District, for two, $1,500 academic and athletic scholarships to be offered in 2010 by the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators. “Each year,” Assemblymember DenDekker said, “the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators awards four scholarships of $1,500 each to deserving students in New York State. Two of these scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, while another two are given based on athletic talent. This year, as a member of the Conference of Italian-American Legislators, I have the opportunity to nominate two students

from the 34th Assembly District; one for the academic scholarship, and another for the athletic scholarship.” Qualified candidates who are interested in applying for these two scholarship opportunities should contact Assemblyman DenDekker’s district office at 3346 92nd Street, Suite 1W, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372, (718) 4570384, in order to learn more information on this invaluable opportunity, as well as to obtain either the academic or athletic scholarship applications. Please note that completed applications must be received at the district office no later than Friday, April 2, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. In the interests of fairness, no applications received after that date and time can be accepted. Eligibility for these scholarships is based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in

pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, and individual financial need. Additional information can be obtained at Assemblymember DenDekker’s district office in Jackson Heights, Queens. “I strongly urge qualified candidates in my district to apply for this prestigious opportunity to help pay for a portion of your college or university education,” Assemblyman DenDekker added. “In addition, under the rules of the scholarship, the winners of these scholarships must be present at the Conference of ItalianAmerican Legislators in June of this year in order to receive their awards. This gives the scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet some of their state legislators - and be honored for their academic and athletic achievements at the same time.”

Correction Notice: Last week we printed an email address for Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer that was incorrect. The correct address and contact information is as follows: 47-01 Queens Blvd., Ste. 205, Sunnyside, N.Y. 11104. Telephone number 718-383-9566 Fax number 718-383-9076.

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Collection for Haiti Happening in Sunnyside

by Alice Farrell

Watching the coverage of the devastation in Haiti I couldn’t help but want to do something to help. Like many in the current economy, I didn’t have a lot of money to contribute, so I was looking for a local organization that was accepting material contributions. To my surprise I found on Facebook a collection that was happing for the Flushing-based organization S.H.A.D ( who is mounting an effort to take much needed supplies down to the people of Port Au Prince. They have been given the opportunity to create a drop-off point right here in Sunnyside at Bar 43 on 43rd Street between 43rd Avenue and Queens Blvd. The owners of Bar 43 have taken it on themselves to help spread the word around the neighborhood and have dedicated a portion of their basement as a storage and assembly space for all the donated goods. Founded by Marie Jose Santelli in 2008 Soin Humanité Amour Dévouement (S.H.A.D.) which translates as Care, Humanity, Love, Devotion, is an existing organization devoted to providing aid and access to adequate healthcare to impoverished women in Haiti. S.H.A.D has joined forces with another not-for-profit, Edeyo (, which is helping them collect, transport, and distribute the much needed supplies to people in the earthquake ravaged areas surrounding Port Au Prince. Their organization is in direct contact with a hospital that survived the quake, and they are ready to travel down to Haiti in early March with the supplies and

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Nick Murphy, Clodine St.-Louis, Michael McCreesh and Marie Jose Santelli.

funds that they are currently gathering. So far, with the help of local individuals and businesses, they have managed to amass a considerable amount of goods, but are still in need of more. “We need rice, flour, dried beans, cooking oil, powdered milk, adult and children’s clothing, toys, cloth diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene items, and general medical supplies,

all of which are in short supply there now” says Ms. Santelli. “There are so many people who have lost everything and we have to do what we can.” Those interested in donating goods can drop them off any day after 12noon at Bar 43 and the bar will be hosting a fund-raiser on the night of Sunday, February 21st from 6pm featuring a Karaoke contest and door

prizes, with the aim of raising $10,000 or more. For more information you can contact Michael McCreesh or Nick Murphy at 718-361-3090. Donations can also be made following the 21st or by contacting Marie Jose directly through In Marie Jose’s own words “No donation is too small!” So please come out and support this most worthy cause!

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NYC COUNCIL MEMBER JIMMY VAN BRAMER TOURED PS 111 IN L.I.C. WITH PRINCIPAL RANDY SEABROOK New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer toured PS 111 on Monday, February 8, 2010. He met with teachers, students, parents, the PTA President Julia Ocasio, and parent advocate Ms. Morales. The Council Member also had an opportunity to discuss the progress and needs of the school. “I am pleased to report that both reading and math scores are up from last year,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “Under the leadership of Principal Seabrook I have high expectations for PS 111 moving forward.”


“The only way I’m not going to be Governor next year, is at the ballot box. And the only way I’ll be leaving before, is in a box.” -Governor Paterson, when asked if he would be stepping down in light of recent allegations.


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Fine Art Festival Coming in June Photo and Story by Luke Adams

the QAX discount program, where a customer presenting an MTA fare card can get special offers. Sunnyside Board President Rebecca Barker takes the art show reins from Patricia Dorfman, who co-founded the show in 2007 with then Pastor Vincent Daily. Becky reports, “We don’t have that many available slots in the Fair space, and our committee to select artists will have an almost impossible task. Glad it’s not me! Next year, we will work on adding to another space to accommodate many more artists. We have not issued the “Call for Entries,” yet and it is clear that the depth of talent in the Sunnyside Woodside area could fill three spaces this large. The dynamic Barker adds, “Perhaps next year we could also add a children’s art show.” Father Brian Dowd, who is kind enough to allow the art show once again at the Church Meeting Hall on 44th Street and Skillman, says, “I am glad to hear that many more Sunnyside artists will have a chance to apply for the juried show. We have already been getting many calls. Please know that the decision is not up to Queen of Angels. I understand there is a

new committee formed by Sunnyside Artists so that all get a fair application process.” Simon Donikian, who has long been one of the most respected local artists and whose body of work contains many local scenes, and who has participated in the first two art shows, suggested that a theme be considered for the Art Fair III, such as all artists being asked to submit a rendering of the same local location or a selfportrait in that location. “I am glad to be a part of the Board this year, so I can have early input. I enjoyed both of the previous shows tremendously.” The mission of the shows, which include artists donating 10% of proceeds to Queen of Angels-associated local food pantries, is to promote the concept that art can be made, enjoyed, promoted, bought and sold right here. Last year’s single event drew over 400, and visitors remember the one year Museum of Modern Art free raffle prize and the amazing variety of artwork by their fellow residents. We are all looking forward to Sunnyside’s art show weekend! (See Back Page for details)

(Not pictured on front page, other Board Members Luke Adams, Rigo Cardoso, Tim Chen, Lily Gavin, Laura Heim, Catherine O’Flaherty, Joseph Pagano, Ellen Mandelbaum, Maruf, Michael O’Herlihy, Leonora Retsas, Sherilyn Sabba, Eliza Shaw Valk, and Wu Yei Hung).



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It’s Tax Time Again - So Get Organized With all the Palm Pilots, laptops, desktops and every other gadget in this high-tech world, do you know what you may find most useful as you get ready for filing your taxes? The humble manila folder. It’s true. As you get organized to do your taxes, you probably won’t find anything as helpful as a manila folder - or, to be more precise, three manila folders. You can label them “income,” “deductions” and “medical deductions.” What should you put in these folders? Let’s take a look. Income folder - This should contain all the records of your income from earnings and investments. Use this folder for your W2 forms (wages) and your 1099 forms (interest and dividends). This is also the place for your year-end bank and brokerage statements, mutual fund reports and any other documents related to earnings from savings and investments. If you’ve sold any stocks during the year, you’ll also want to put your 1099-B forms in the income folder. However, these forms only indicate your sales price. To calculate your taxable gain or loss, and to determine whether short-term or long-term capital gains rates


• LEGAL NOTICE File No: 2008-4923C CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Barbara Joyce, Mary Ann Aumiller, Elisabet Hehn, Marion Wagner, Bessie Aumiller, Robert Aumiller, Bryan Aumiller, Susanna Schoenwolf, Attorney General Of The State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Helen Aumiller, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Helen Aumiller, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident 37-61 64 th Street, Apt. 1F, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Helen Aumiller, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6 th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 11 th day of March, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of

LEGAL NOTICE • Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $807.56 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4)and why the Last Will and Testament dated June 8, 1992 should not be admitted to probate; and why Temporary Letters of Administration duly issued by the Surrogate’s Court on December 18, 2008 should not be revoked; and why Letters of Administration C.T.A. should not be issued to the Public Administrator of Queens County; and why the net

distributable estate should not be paid as per the Last Will and Testament dated June 8, 1992 as follows: 1/5 to Bessie Aumiller; 1/5 to MaryAnn Aumiller; 1/5 to Barbara Joyce; 1/5 to Marion Wagner; and1/5 to Elisabet Hehn Dated, Attested and Sealed 11th day of January, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County ALICEMARIE E. RICE Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, Suite 626, Rego Park, New York 11374. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 1/29, 2/ 5, 2/12, 2/19

apply, you’ll also need the paperwork or canceled checks showing when you bought the securities and how much you paid for them. If you have reinvesting, you will also need the amount paid to purchase these additional shares. Deductions folder - It’s important to keep track of all your itemized deductions, because they can significantly affect the amount of tax you’ll owe. Your biggest deduction will probably be your mortgage interest, so save your Form 1098, which contains this information. And save the receipts for your charitable contributions, personal property taxes, real estate tax payments and state income tax paid. You may also incur a lot of unreimbursed business expenses. Keep tabs on everything else that’s work-related such as tuition for classes, books, uniforms, professional journals, etc. If you’re selfemployed, all your office supplies and computer equipment will likely be deductible. If you work out of your home, you can deduct a percentage of your mortgage payments and utilities. (To learn more about deductible business expenses, request IRS Publication 17.) Medical expenses - You can’t deduct your medical bills unless


the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. Public Administrator of Queens County Attorney General of NYS Perry Kelly A petition having been duly filed by Mae Ann Gilbert who is domiciled at 512 Seneca Avenue, Apt.2 L, Ridgewood, NY 11385. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on 11 th day of March, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Richard P. Kelly lately domiciled at 114-04 Lefferts Blvd, 2 nd Flr South, Ozone Park, New York 11420 admitting to probate a Will dated October 7, 2003, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Richard P. Kelly deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Mae Ann Gilbert. Hon. Robert L. Nahman Surrogate, Alicemarie E. Rice Chief Clerk January 21, 2010. Petitioner Pro Se Mae Ann Gilbert (718) 821-3573 Address 512 Seneca Ave. Apt. 2L, Ridgewood, New York 11385 [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] 1/29, 2/ 5, 2/12, 2/19

PROBATE CITATION File No. 2006-1790 SURROGATE’S COURT-QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: the issue of the children of predeceased brother William Kelly, Jr, Jane Doe Kelly, and John Doe Kelly and the heirs of post-deceased sister Kathleen a/k/a Kay Zerrenner; Eugene Zerrenner, Kathy Zerrenner-Turak and heirs of post deceased Steven Zerrenner, and alleged Ex-spouse Helen Laskaris, and to their heirs at law, next of kin, and distributes whose names and places of SUPREME COURT – COUNTY residence are unknown and if they OF QUEENS DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST died subsequent to the assignees NATIONAL COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR and successors in interest whose names are unknown and to all other LONG BEACH MORTGAGE heirs at law, next of kin and LOAN TRUST 2004-1, Plaintiff GREGIOS distributes of Richard P. Kelly, against To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772

they exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. That may be a high threshold to cross, particularly since you can’t deduct medical costs reimbursed to you by your health insurance provider. Nonetheless, it might be worth your effort to keep records of the various medical expenses you incur, such as out-of-pocket hospital costs, lab work, dental and eye care costs, prescriptions and insurance premiums. It may seem like your manila folders will be stuffed to overflowing by the time you’re ready to work on your taxes or hand them off to your tax provider. But over the years, you’ll learn which documents, forms and receipts you need to keep and which ones you can “weed out.”After you’ve filed your taxes for the year, you may want to keep all your paperwork in a more permanent binder. But when the next tax season rolls around, it will once again be time to put those manila folders to work. This article comes as a courtesy of your local Edward Jones financial advisor Vincent Renda. He is located at 47-01 Queens Blvd. Suite 203 Sunnyside NY 11104. Phone him at 718-361-1306.

LEGAL NOTICE • MANTALEROS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 8, 2004. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Queens County General Courthouse, 8811 Sutphin Boulevard, Court Room # 25, Jamaica, N.Y. on the 5 th day of March, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Temple Street, distant one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Temple Street and the easterly side of Sherman Street; Running thence southerly and at right angles to Temple Street eighty-six (86) feet eleven (11) inches; Thence still southerly and parallel with Sherman Street fifty (50) feet; Thence easterly and at right angles to Sherman Street twenty-five (25) feet eleven and one-half (11 Ω) inches; Thence northerly and parallel with Sherman Street (50) feet; Thence still northerly and at right angles to Temple Street ninety-three (93) feet eleven (11) inches to the southerly side of Temple Street; Thence westerly and along the southerly side of Temple Street twenty-five (25) feet to a point or place of Beginning. Said premises known as 12-14 30 th Road, Astoria, N.Y. 11102. Tax account number: SBL: # 516-34. Approximate amount of lien $341,457.11 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 16631/ 04. Gary DiLeonardo, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 1800 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, N.Y. 14614. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26









NOW THERE’S NO EXCUSE It’s the best news in real estate since last year’s First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit: an estimated $22 billion will pump into our economy as a result of the government not only extending the tax credit, but including current homeowners, too. The existing $8,000 maximum credit stays in place for the first-time buyers. A “first-time” buyer is one who has not owned a home during the three years prior to purchase. However, repeat buyers who have lived in their home for five of the past eight years may also qualify for up to a $6,500 tax credit on their purchase. Unlike before, as long as the property is under contract by April 30, 2010, buyers will have an additional 60 days to close by July 1, 2010. The credit applies to single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and coops. The qualifying income limits have been increased as well, up to $125,000 for individuals and $225,000 for couples filing jointly. If an individual makes up to $145,000 or a couple up to $245,000, the credit can still be claimed but at a reduced percentage. Any income over those amounts won’t qualify. If your tax credit totals more than your tax bill, you’ll receive a refund! Approximately 2 million people are expected to take advantage of this buying opportunity, so jump to action before the April 30 deadline!

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Giving Your Significant Other the Gift Of Language for Valentine’s Day Wondering what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day? LaGuardia Community College may have the special gift: a language weekend language course. Classes begin in March. Classes are offered in American Sign Language, Arabic, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese. “We have found that many of the students who are attending our weekend institute are boyfriends and girlfriends of native speakers,” said Dr. Jack Gantzer, chairperson of the Education and Language Acquisition Department. “For those who wish to share a language with a significant other, this is a perfect gift.” The 12-session basic-language classes are taught in a combination of in-class lessons that are conducted by a qualified professors, and online exercises. Classes can be taken for college credit or non-credit. For more information, visit The classes will be held in the college’s main building at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, please call (718) 482-5640 or e-mail or . To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772




Entertainment Guide Osun Designs is launching the first Queens Fashion Week, February 11-13. Please copy the links below to learn more about it, and to help you consider participation/attendance. Please contact Delali with any questions: (718) 978-3467, ○

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SUNDAY EVENING FEB 21 Haitian Fundraiser @ BAR 43 Karaoke & Prizes. 43-06 43rd St. Sunnyside 718-361-3090

Feb 25-27 and March 3-5 @ 8pm. Matinee Feb 29, 4pm In My Free Time I Self-Destruct The Secret Theatre, LIC Info/ Reservations (718) 392-0722 ○

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Feb10-14 and Feb 17-20 @ 8pm Matinee’s Feb 13 & 20 @ 3:30pm The Servant To Two Masters The Secret Theare, LIC Info/ Reservations (718) 392-0722 ○

February 18 @ 4 pm City Sticks with Freddy Dugard Freddy Dugard will introduce various rhythms, beats, music notes and percussion sounds to ages 9 to 14, who will then perform with newly learned skills. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required Long Island City Library – 37-44 21 Street, Long Island City 718-752-3700 ○

Feb 10-14 and Feb 17-20 @ 8pm Matinee’s Feb 13 & 20 @ 3:30pm Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest The Secret Theatre, LIC Info/ Reservations (718) 392-0722

Kiddie Cats on Skillman

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Until MARCH 21 at 8 PM, and SUNDAYS at 4 PM THALIA SPANISH THEATRE Borges & Piazzolla TANGO TICKETS: $ 30 STUDENTS & SENIORS $ 27 FRIDAYS ONLY $ 25. 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue,Sunnyside Subway # 7 Local to 40th St. Station. Buses Q60, Q32 to Queens Blvd & 41 st St. INFORMATION & TICKETS (718) 729-3880

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The roar of the crowd begins its lure.

The smell of the greasepaint magic begins.

Local theater fans were transported to the alleys and chateaux of Paris, the setting for Unity Stage Company’s “Disney’s Aristocats” children’s after school dance/musical in two sold out performances Feb 6th staged at Sunnyside Reformed Church. The plot, which includes a dastardly poisoning, ends with aristocats and alley cats finding they are the same under the skin. Quite notable were the geese. The creative team of Sofia Landon Geier, Kate Scott and M.J. Geier shepherded 23 boys and girls as young as five in what were true feats of flawless memorization and nonstop song and dance routines. One first grade thespian remarked, dragging offstage with only an hour before a repeat matinee, “this is exhausting!”

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