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St. Sebastian Boys Rule the Pool! Congratulations to the boys on their undefeated season! They worked hard and it paid off. During the boys dual meet season, they won all of their meets against the teams in Queens. They then had a head to head meet against Good Shepard, which similarly, won all of their meets in Brooklyn. This “Dual in the Pool” between two undefeated and excellent programs was exciting to be sure. It went down to the last event and the St. Sebastian boys pulled it out. A win by 3 points. A great meet for both teams! Within 30 minutes, the boys were in the water again. This time competing for the Diocesean Championships against Good Shepard, St. Francis DeSales, and St. Anselm/Our Lady of Angels

of Brooklyn and St. Gregory, Kevan/Anastasia, and TriM of Queens. The guys kept their focus, pulled together, delivered their times expected of them, with great results. We were in second place coming out of the Novice division, the Bantams, got us back on top, the Juniors secured it further and the Seniors drove it home. A special shout out to the Seniors…they really delivered the goods and ensured the win. Congratulations to the team: Novice: Matt Skarzynski, Declan Murphy, Owen McClean, Matt Osiecki, Matt Togher, Lucas Osiecki, Barry Reilly, Matteo Silva, Damien Wadolowski Bantam: Damien Togher, Conor Mullin, John Park, Ryan Long, Chris Powell, Derrick Huertas, Lucas Semczuk, Kevin

Werneck, Chris Satolcman, Martin Mosorjak, Jacob Czachor, Aaron Sheridan, Andrew Hussein, Jakub Dardzinski, Alex Mroz Junior: Mike Gilheaney, Seamus Finneran, Dan Szewczyk, George Drimba, Gabriel Restaino, Patrick Wadolowski, Matt Klimcyk, Minwoo Kim, Mat Tupas, Maurice DoComo, Adem Idrizi, Julian Lipovac, Sebastian Lipovac, Harry Escobar, Claudio Torres, Jake Clarke, Ethan Monasterio, Ben Gargan, Kieran Rock, Randy Thio, Joe Schneider, Leonardo Jorge, John Alma, Winrich Sy, Omar Nasr, David Strugacz. (Continued on Next Page)

Sunnyside Chamber Welcomes New Members By Patricia Dorfman, Photo by Luke Adams

“We are very happy to welcome P.C. Richards, Bank of America, Unity Stage Company and Yoga Tonic to the Sunnyside Chamber,” said Chamber President Ira Greenberg at the busy, fun and informative February 9th Luncheon. Chamber Luncheons, held at Dazies Restaurant on the second Tuesdays of the month, cost $20 and are open to all. President Greenberg also noted to applause that Sherilyn Jo Sabba (of this newspaper!) “Is a new officer of the Chamber.” Sherilyn, Third generation board member, takes over the reins of Secretary from Patrice Lee of April Glass, who had to resign due to time con-

straints. Greenberg thanked Lee for her service. Bank of America staffers got a jump on community outreach by joining the chamber by attending the February 9th Luncheon. The new local branch will occupy the SW corner of 46th and Greenpoint. Small business specialist Luis Rubio said, “It was fun. We enjoyed Bob Singleton’s slides and lecture on Sunnyside history.” Rebecca Barker, board member, spoke for a few minutes about her individualized approach to financial planning. The luncheon also featured a raffle from Marketing (Continued on Next Page)

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE SUNNYSIDE/ WOODSIDE REZONING MEETING Wednesday February 24th @ 6:30PM Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.- 1st Floor.

Sunnyside Community Services, First floor 39th Ave., between Queens Blvd. & 43rd Ave. (See page 2 for more details)

SUNNYSIDE/ WOODSIDE LIONS CLUB MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00 PM Queen of Angels Center (Directly across from Queen of Angels Church).

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108 Police Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting Tuesday, February 23, @ 7pm

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Gathered around the piano at Dazies are Patricia Dorfman, Artist, Luis Rubio from Bank of America, Lily Gavin of Dazies, Mike Schadler of P.C. Richard & Son, and Sofia Landon Geier of Unity Stage Company. (Not pictured is new member Kandi Kitich of Yoga Tonic).

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Assistant Chief Diane Pizzuti, Borough Commander of Patrol Borough Queens North will be at the February 23 108 Precinct Meeting, invited by 108 Council President Diane Ballek to assist in thanking holiday party donors. The 108 Precinct Police Community Council Annual Holiday Party for Children would not be possible without the generous

support of individuals, local businesses and organizations. This year’s special gifts for the children, which included factory-renewed bicycles was one of the best received by local children. The 108 Council sent a thank you letter to every donor who gave so generously, and each gift is precious. For major donors, that is, $500 and above, the Coun-

cil is this year bestowing Sugar Plum Rose awards to thank them and Chief Pizzuti will hand out the special citations and speak briefly. The citation ceremony is just part of our regular monthly meeting, and all are welcome. The 108 Council also wishes to thank Knights of Columbus for allowing the December party to be held there.

**Additional Info for CB2 Meeting** Community Board 2 has scheduled a public meeting for the community to review proposed rezoning text amendments for Sunnyside/ Woodside. New York City Department of Planning will present proposed zoning changes followed by a question & answer session. For additional info. Please call CB2 (718) 553-8773 or email Qn02@cb.nyc.gov Wednesday February 24th @ 6:30PM @ Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.- 1st Floor.

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Crowley Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Social Security with Sunnyside Seniors Congressman Joseph Crowley (DQueens, the Bronx) visited with seniors at the Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of Social Security and talk about his work in Congress on behalf of seniors. The first Social Security check was sent 70 years ago on January 31, 1940. “Social Security is one of the most effective Federal programs ever created – providing millions of seniors with a secure income throughout their golden years,” said Congressman Joseph Crowley. “Democrats spearheaded the creation of Social Security and, since its inception, we have been working to improve and strengthen it. We have modernized its services and fought off attempts by Republicans to privatize the program. From my seat on the Social Security Subcommittee, I will continue to be a strong advocate for Queens and Bronx seniors and the Social

Security program.” The United States celebrated the 70th anniversary of the issuance of the first Social Security check this year, on January 31st, 2010. Social Security was created during the Great Depression to provide a guaranteed retirement income for seniors and widows with dependent children. It has lifted millions of seniors from poverty over the decades and continues to provide a guaranteed, steady, and stable stream of financial support to seniors in the USA. On January 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, VT, received the first monthly retirement check—in the amount of $22.54. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security program, which had been established by legislation in 1935. Congressman Crowley is a member of the exclusive Committee on Ways and Means and member of the subcommittee on Social Security.

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St. Sebastian Boys Rule the Pool! Senior: Jorge Oidor, Shawn Park, Maciej Biernacki, Richard Mosorjak, Antonino Sacchetti, John Gilheany, Matt Stypulkowski, Andre Navarra, Ethan Zhou, Kelvin Li, Conor Hurley, Steven Togher, Ryan Mullin, Joshua Clarke, PJ Cheung, Emmett Reilly, Alex Escobar, Daniel Murphy, Branden Warders, JohnLuke McFadden, Kevin Chung, Isaiah Foust, Alejandro Hennao, Kenny Guo, Peter Boros, George Carmona, Peter

Plaskota, John Gargan, Peter Ploszaj A shout out too, to the parents who helped us on deck with timing and organizing the swimmers. Of course to our coaching staff of Dawn Hughes Monasterio and David Stott. For more information about St. Sebastian Swim Team, see our website at www.stsebastianswims.org and/or email the head coach at Shawn.Slevin@gmail.com.

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Sunnyside Chamber Welcomes New Members Director Luke Adams, of his popular homemade rum cake, a Valentine tradition. The announcement of P.C. Richardπs membership drew a loud round of applause from those attending, who have been waiting for a Chamber member as a local source for electronics large and small. P.C. Richard carries computers, software, and is known for their customer service. Member Angus Grieve-Smith praised new member Yoga Tonic, which features Gyrokinesis machines, a device-assisted form of Yoga for strengthening, relaxation and overall health. Unity Stage Company is an active local theater production company with the January hit Equity showcase ‘Loyalties’ run, and recent After School Aristocats.’ “Sofia has agreed to help the Chamber do

a fundraiser play, using local talent,” Lily Gavin of Dazies reported excitedly. The multi-talented Geier scoped out Dazies as a location for the summer event, looking approvingly at the piano. Among interesting items from the lecture of Singleton, President of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, were that the Queensborough Bridge is a more apt symbol for Queens, not the giant globe in Flushing. He noted that the construction of the bridge essentially created the Queens overnight, as we know it. The Mathew Flats, Sunnyside apartments with a ‘window in every room,’ are also often overlooked as the revolutionary construction project they were. “There were no foreclosures,” Bob noted. “We could learn from that today.”

GRANDMA THE “TECHIE” Thanks to a project of the Queens Health Coalition (QHC) entitled: JuniorSenior Partnership, 15 young adults met with 15 older adults to swap information on communications. For the oldsters’ part, they reminisced about pre-high tech days: no cell phones, no computers, no text messaging. As one senior recalled: “In those days, you looked for a quarter and a pay phone; Google was just a dream and instantly knowing what your friend was up to, was unheard of and would be thought of as more information than you needed to know.” The teens were aghast! To them, a world without immediate communications; the need to own a library card and not sharing your every thought, every minute seemed, well, primitive. Most of the older adults did admit that regardless of the simplicity and charm of “the good old days” they would gladly take on the trappings of this “new tech age” except for one problem: despite

countless gifts of BlackBerrys, PCs and Sidekicks from their sons and daughters, few really understand how to work them. As Phyllis Shafran, Executive Director of QHC noted: “This is where the great value of the Junior-Senior Partnership is seen. While the teens welcomed the stories of surviving time-delayed information and the art of personal communications, the seniors left that day with email accounts set up, learning to Twitter and how to find the side effects of their new medication on Google.” The next Junior-Senior Partnership program is being planned for mid- March. Participants receive a stipend, a MetroCard and refreshments. For more information call Moona at 718-762-0346 extension #13 or Lorena at extension #12. Queens Health Coalition conducts the Junior-Senior Partnership, hosted by partnering agency, Voces Latinas of Sunnyside.

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COUNCIL MEMBER JIMMY VAN BRAMER HOLDS MTA’S FEET TO THE FIRE IN TOWN HALL MEETING Council Member Van Bramer Holds an Emergency Town Hall Meeting Regarding # 7 Subway Line Disruptions Members of the community made themselves heard yesterday by a six member panel of MTA executives in a lively town hall meeting focusing on ongoing number 7 subway line disruptions. The meeting, held in Long Island City and sponsored by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, was also attended by Assembly Members Catherine Nolan and Michael Gianaris as well as Chair of Community Board 2, Joe Conley. With little more than ten days of notice, the MTA began disruptions on the number 7 subway line that would last nine consecutive weekends. These disruptions completely halt subway traffic between Queensboro Plaza and Grand Central Station leaving many residents in Western Queens stranded and crippling small businesses and cultural organizations. Three main issues were raised by Council Member Van Bramer: lack of notification from the MTA; lack of community input; and a deficient shuttle system. As a result of the pressure put on the MTA by Council

Member Van Bramer, the MTA has increased the frequency of shuttle buses from every ten minutes to every five minutes. However, Van Bramer is demanding that the MTA provide direct shuttle service from the Vernon Jackson subway stop to Grand Central Station. The MTA has also agreed to attempt to minimize the time that loud tunnel fans are operated in Long Island City while work is being done in the tunnels. Residents have complained that the fans, which produce a loud drone, keep them awake – at times all night long. By the end of the town hall, the MTA executives agreed to evaluate the Council Member’s demands and respond to the needs of the community. Van Bramer promised to keep the pressure on until the issues discussed are resolved. “I thank the MTA for hearing the community’s concerns. But there is a lot more work that needs to be done and I look forward to working with the MTA and the community to improving service in the short and long term.”

Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club Brings Valentine’s Day Cheer to The Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility

Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club President Eddie Avila and fellow Lions helped to spread cheer to the residents of the Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility. Club members distributed Valentine’s Day Teddy Bears to the residents and exchanged Valentine’s Day greetings. Lion Mark Wilensky was heard to say ”it feels so good to see them smile”. The Club visited the Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility located at 6111 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY 11377 on Saturday February 13, 2010 at 1 PM.

Cub Scout Pack 390 Holds Annual Award Ceremony

Front Nathaniel Torterreli, Thomas Callahan Jr., Fermino Jeffcoat, Daniel Carlson, Jordan Arias, Eric Moy, and Xavier Fernandez. Back Deacon Robert Abundo and VFW Post No. 2813 Sr. Vice Commander Marvin R. Jeffcoat.

Pack 390 conducted its annual award ceremony this past Friday. The awards were presented by representatives of the Pack’s sponsoring organizations. Deacon Robert Abundo represented St. Teresa RC Church and Cub Master Marvin R. Jeffcoat represented VFW Post No. 2813. The boys received a variety of awards including badges of rank, and pins and belt loops for various academic and athletic achievements. The ceremony was held in St. Teresa’s CYO Gym located at 50-20 45th Street, Woodside, NY 11377 Friday February 12, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

St. Patrick’s Night Dance!! St. Raphael’s is holding a St. Patrick’s Night Dance! Saturday March 13th from 9p.m.-1a.m. @ St. Raphael’s School 48-25 37th Street. There will be beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda, coffee, tea, homemade Irish Soda Bread, and a door prize all for the price of $25. There also will be raffles with great prizes and a D.J. for your entertainment. All are welcome please come out and help support St. Raphael’s. For tickets and information please contact: St. Raphael’s Parish (718) 729-8957; Teresa Walker-Buckmaster (718)350-0740; John O’Sullivan (347)421-9456 or Joe O’Sullivan (917)440-4186 To Advertise E-mail SherilynSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER JIMMY VAN BRAMER TOURED WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL WITH PRINCIPAL AARON PEREZ The Council Member, an alumnus of W.C. Bryant, met with Principal Perez and student leaders to tour the facilities New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer toured W. C. Bryant High School on Friday, February 12, 2010. The tour was lead by Senior Class President, Irma Jakupovic, along with other student leaders. The Council Member visited the classroom from which Torque Enterprises, a virtual business, teaches students management, accounting, and marketing skills. Torque Enterprises has won the Queens Challenge for the previous 5 years. The Council Member also had the opportunity to meet the parent coordinator and to see some of his former teachers from his time in W.C. Bryant. Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer represents City Council District 26, which includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth. Pictured Right: Principal Aaron Perez, President Nabeel Alamgir-Arista, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Bryant Union President Ayrin Absar, Senior Class Vice President Francisco Alvarez, Senior Class President Irma Jakupovic, Parent Coordinator Nancy Alvarez.

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LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with Queens Botanical Garden, is offering a series of workshops on organic gardening beginning in February. The workshops being offered are: Creating a Sensible Landscape — February 18: learn the basic concepts that make for a trouble-free landscape. Lean how to choose the right plants and gain an understanding of the cultural practices that keep them healthy. House Plant Care and Clinic —February 25: learn the basics of watering, light, feeding, soil and potting. Participants can bring their own house plant for diagnosis and recommendations Plant Propagation—March 11: explore different techniques of plant propagation such as cuttings, division, layering and direct sowing of seeds. Learn how to care for indoor and outdoor plants, focusing on various kinds of plants, soil mixtures and containers. Starting Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds—March 18: discover an economical and fun way to grow a garden from seeds. Participants will receive a hands-on demonstration of starting annual, vegetable and perennial seeds indoors. Planting mixes, proper watering and light requirements will be discussed. The two-and-a-half-hour workshops, which run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be held at the Queens Botanical Garden at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. The fee for each is $29. To register by phone, call (718) 482-7244; online visit www.peopleware.net/ace; in person go to LaGuardia’s Main Building (room M-141) at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, call (718) 482-5125. SAT Test Prep Classes Beginning March 6 Register Now To help high school students prepare for the June SAT exam, LaGuardia Community College’s Teen Academy is offering Saturday intensive test prep classes, beginning March 6. The four-hour-long sessions, which begin at 10 a.m., will be held in the college’s main building at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. The course runs through March 22. Registration is now taking place. Those who are interested in attending may call (718) 482-7244 or register online at www.peopleware.net/ace.

St. Patrick’s Parade of Queens St. Pats For All 2010! New York City’s Inclusive St. Patrick’s Parade Where: begins at 43rd St. & Skillman Ave & ends at 61st St & Woodside Ave When: Sunday, March 7th, 2010 Remarks, music and dance: 1pm Parade: 2pm Grand Marshals: Daniel Dromm (NYC Council Member & Chair of The Immigration Committee) Mary Lanning (Director of the Street Gourmet Project & NYC Clothing Bank- providing food and clothing for New York’s needy) Now in its 11th year the St. Pats For All begins with a Concert on March 2nd at the Irish Arts Center. Limited seats Leaders & Groups marching are asked to register CONTACT: BRENDAN FAY 718-721-2780 Or Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy info@stpatsforall.com http://www.stpatsforall.com To Advertise E-mail SherilynSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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Fully Fund Your IRA - All at Once or Throughout the Year Millions of Americans invest in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) - and with good reason. An IRA is a great way to save for retirement, and it’s available to anyone with earned income. Yet, many people don’t fully fund their IRAs each year. That could be a costly mistake - so do whatever you can to avoid it. Before we get to the funding issue, let’s examine the key benefits of an IRA: Tax advantages - When you invest in a traditional IRA, your earnings can potentially grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means your money can grow faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you pay taxes every year. And depending on your income level, some of your contributions may be tax deductible. If you have a Roth IRA, your contributions aren’t deductible, but your earnings can potentially grow totally tax-free, provided you’ve had your account for at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you reach 59-1/2. Wide choice of investments - You can fund your traditional or Roth IRA with just about any investment vehicle available, including stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit and Treasury bills. You can even choose an investment mix that reflects your long-term goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. Clearly, it’s a smart move to contribute the full amount to your IRA every year. So, why don’t more people do it? One reason is that many investors may become intimidated by the IRA’s contribution limits. You could invest up to $5,000 to your IRA for the 2009 tax year and for 2010, or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older. These limits can look imposing, especially if you think you have to pay the money all at once - and pay it around tax time. Of course, if you can afford to fund your IRA all at once, it may be to your advantage to do so, because the earlier in the year you have your IRA funded, the more time it has to potentially grow. But if you can’t write a check for $5,000 in January, why not divide the amount into 12 monthly payments of $416.00? That amount may also pose a challenge to your monthly cash flow, but it’s probably far more manageable than writing that big one-time check. Making regular investments into your IRA may also offer “strategic” advantages. While your monthly payments can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market, they may be able to help you overcome some of the volatility of the financial markets. How? Suppose your $416.00 monthly IRA investment goes to buy stocks. When stock prices are low, that $416.00 will buy more shares, and when prices are high, it will buy fewer shares. Be sure that you consider your ability to continue investing through periods of low price levels. If you haven’t fully funded your IRA for 2009, you’ve got until the tax-filing deadline, which is April 15, 2010. After that, if you’ve got the money to fund your IRA for 2010, do it as soon as you can, or do it throughout the year. Just get it done. Someday, you may be glad you did. 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.

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• 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 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 residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributes of Richard P. Kelly, 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

LEGAL NOTICE •

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 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF QUEENS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-1, Plaintiff against GREGIOS 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;

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LEGAL NOTICE • 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 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF HOKE 09 CVD 906 JANETH B. HEDGPETH & VARDELL HEDGPETH, PLAINTIFFS VS KARINA MERCEDES HERNANDEZ & ROQUE J. HERNANDEZ, DEFENDANTS TO: KARINA MERCEDES HERNANDEZ: TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action in the District Court of Hoke County. The nature of relief being sought is as follows: Child Custody. You are required to make defense to such pleading within forty (40) days after February 19, 2010, exclusive of the date, and upon your failure to do so, the Plaintiffs shall apply to the Court for the relief sought. This the 19th day of February, 2010. Regina Roberts Sutherland, Attorney for the Plaintiff, Willcox, McFadyen, Fields & Sutherland, 112 E. Edinborough Avenue, Raeford, North Carolina 28376 (910) 8754065. 2/19, 2/26, 3/5.


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Letters To The Editor

REAL ESTATE FACTS

The following letters are the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of the Woodside Herald.

by RITA LOWRY

WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Selling your home in anything other than an active market can seem challenging, but what do you do when yours is only one of many homes in your neighborhood with For Sale signs? Surprisingly, there are actually some advantages to marketing your home in this situation. More buyers are drawn to neighborhoods where they can preview more homes at once. (More buyer’s means more opportunities for your home to be seen and to attract an offer, so make your listing stand out against your competition. Price your home aggressively after reviewing the comparable sales figures that your Realtor will provide. (Don’t give your neighbors the advantage of looking like a bargain compared to your listing — take it yourself and show buyers what a great value you’re offering. (If you’re competing against foreclosure listings, having your home in “move-in” condition will help, because foreclosures often need lots of repairs. ( With this much activity in the neighborhood, make sure that your home is available for showing on literally a moment’s notice. (Buyers who come to look at other listings may spot yours and want to see it right away to make comparisons. Be prepared for impulse prospects with good housekeeping and an escape plan for unexpected showings. Finally, don’t worry if your neighbor sells first — that just makes for less competition in your market.

Dear Editor, I was shocked to encounter iceberg lettuce priced at $1.99 in the supermarket. Iceberg lettuce, of all things! Unfortunately, it is not just iceberg lettuce. The prices of all green vegetables seem to be skyhigh this year. Don’t blame the supermarkets. In California, one item for example, we used to get 3 crops of iceberg lettuce per year from the fertile area near Salinas, California. But not this year. This year, some 400,00 acres in that area of California are not growing much, thousands of farm workers are idle because of no farm work. Why? Some fish. Environmentalists in power have prevented the food growing area from accessing irrigation waters from the Sacramento River. The water is flowing straight out to sea to help some fish. Thus, very little is growing. We suffer high prices because of the scarcity. Frankly, the fish aren’t worth it. Thousands are not working; prices of essential vegetables are ridiculous because some powerful government bureaucrats have decided some fish are worth more than healthy green vegetables. Government is too intrusive. We need a Tea Party in Northwest Queens. Al Volpe, Woodside

CELTIC PARK OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 48-24 43rd St., #3H Sunday Feb 21st 1-3pm Must see this updated 1BR in move-in condition. New bathroom, hwfs, EIK, windows in all rooms $219K. WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE 718-706-0957

YOUR EYES by DR. IRVING ROVIN, OPTOMETRIST

CHANGES AS WE AGE You may have had your eyes tested and diagnosed as farsighted (see in the distance more easily than nearby objects). At that time you had no problem in reading or seeing things clearly because the lens of your eye could change focus easily. That’s one of the advantages of youth. As most people grow older, the lens of the eye loses some of its flexibility. Because of this natural change, focusing at close range may become more and more difficult. By the time the average farsighted person is in his forties or early fifties, he finds he must hold the printed page father and farther away in order to be able to read it. Eventually, glasses are needed to do the focusing that the lens of your eye is no longer able to do. This condition is called presbyopia and very few people escape it. As the farsighted person gets older, he may also need glasses for distance viewing, though they will probably be much weaker than the glasses used for reading.

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Entertainment Guide 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 ○

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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

Wednesday, March 3rd @ 11am Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside

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 ○

March 4th-7th, 10th-14th, and 17th-20th @ 8pm MEASURE FOR MEASURE The Secret Theatre 4402 23rd Street. LIC 11101 Info (718) 392-0722 Tickets $15 Matinee performances on March 13th and 20th @ 3:30pm

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Until MARCH 21 at 8 PM, and SUNDAYS at 4 PM THALIA SPANISH THEATRE Borges & Piazzolla’s 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 www.thaliatheatre.org

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This weeks pet is... This is Roscoe, beloved ‘son and constant companion’ of Debbie & Murray Levy. He recently went over the rainbow bridge on 12/04/09. The 14 year old was was an ex auto repair guard dog, rescued by the Levy’s in 1997. Because of him, they bought a house in Woodside! He was their financial advisor!

Saturday, March 3rd 9pm - 1am St. Patrick’s Night Dance @ St. Raphael’s School 48-25 37th St. (718) 729-8957

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