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Union Protests At LIC Apartment Building Photo Credit: Dave Sanders

by Rob MacKay

A long-standing local labor dispute flared up again last Friday afternoon, as protesters rallied against real estate company TF Cornerstone. With some wearing T-shirts reading “$2 for the American Dream,” participants gathered outside Cornerstone’s Manhattan building at 387 Park Avenue South, near 27th Street. They then rode bicycles over the Queensborough Bridge to a Cornerstone apartment building, EastCoast, at 47-20 Center Blvd. along LIC’s Waterfront. Organized by SEIU 32 BJ, the “Ride for the American Dream” aimed to bring attention to allegations that Cornerstone refuses to allow EastCoast workers to unionize. A press release claimed that Cornerstone “is denying its service workers industry-standard(continued on page 6)

Crowley & Woodside On The Move Join To Provide Necessary Resources Congressman Crowley and Adrian Bordoni, executive director of Woodside on the Move, and students with their new school supplies.

Kids Krafts

Congressman Joe Crowley hosted a back-to-school drive with Woodside on the Move for children attending summer camps at PS 11 and PS153 in Woodside, Queens. After touring the camp at PS 11 and talking to students to about the need to focus on their education, Congressman Crowley donated back-to-school supplies to over 300 campers, including notebooks, pens, pencils, paper and other needed items. (continued on page 3)

by Sue Baldock

Janet Hohenstein of Sunnyside Shines came up with a fantastic idea for one of this year’s events: arts and crafts for children of all ages! Starting at 1pm and going strong until the very end, this was a great afternoon of family fun. Kids were wowed by all the crafting ideas available to them. (continued on page 4) To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772




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NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (center) and the merchants of the 37th Road Plaza in Jackson Heights announced a new partnership to ensure the plaza remains an active and vibrant part of the local business community. The merchants also announced the formation of a new non-profit organization called Social Uplift Knowledge and Hopes Initiative (SUKHI) to manage and program events on the 37th Road Plaza. As part of a diverse array of events being planned, an Eid Bazar and Chand Raat Festival will take place on the Plaza from August 16th through August 20th. Dromm pledged his full support for the organization and applauded the efforts of the stakeholders of the 37th Road Plaza and their commitment to making the plaza the gateway to Jackson Heights’ diverse community.

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From left to right, NYS Senator Toby Stavisky, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, NYC School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo, NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm, NYS Assembly Member Michael DenDekker and School District 30 Superintendent Philip Composto.

Last Tuesday, NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm was joined by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, NYS Assembly Member Michael DenDekker and other elected officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for I.S. 297 (also known as the I.S. 230 annex) in Jackson Heights. The school, which is set to open in the fall of 2014, will add 400 new seats for students in grades 6-8 and help to alleviate the overcrowding in nearby intermediate schools 230 and 145. “This is a very exciting development for Jackson Heights as it is a major step towards alleviating the overcrowding in the intermediate schools in our neighborhood,” said Dromm. “As a former public school teacher for 25 years, I can attest to the City’s need for smaller class sizes. Smaller class sizes allow teachers to cater to individual student needs. I.S. 297 and other new schools are a necessary investment in the future of our students and I will continue fighting to see more neighborhood schools in Jackson Heights.” Since Council Member Dromm

took office, 1,350 new school seats have been added to his district. 600 new elementary school seats were added when Public School 280 opened in the fall of 2010 at the former Blessed Sacrament School site. Another 350 seats were added when a new wing was added to P.S. 13 in LeFrak City. I.S. 297Q is the result of a community-based effort to bring new schools to the area. The site on which the school will be built was originally the home of a doctor who worked at the Physicians Hospital, which is currently I.S. 230. The doctor’s home was a beautiful mansion-like structure. When plans were first discussed to use this site for a public school controversy erupted in the community. After much debate, the community decided to back the building of the school as an annex to I.S. 230 recognizing that that school was severely overcrowded. This giveback from the community, approved by Community Board 3, was done with an eye toward improving education in the neighborhood. “Our schools should be an en-

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vironment where both students and teachers can thrive, yet crowded classrooms create just the opposite,” said Rep. Joe Crowley. “I applaud the groundbreaking of this new school in Jackson Heights, which is the first step in ensuring a positive environment for both learning and teaching. Every investment in education is an investment in helping our future generations to reach their full potential.” “Jackson Heights is one of the fastest growing communities in New York City, and school overcrowding poses a very real concern to the welfare and education of our children,” said NYS Assembly Member Michael DenDekker. “I want to thank and commend those members of the community - including Council Member Daniel Dromm - who worked so diligently to make this new school a reality.” I.S. 297Q will be a fully air conditioned four story building with 12 standard classrooms and administration offices. There will also be a special education classroom as well as facilities for science, music, art and physical education.

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Crowley & WOTM Resources “Every child deserves to have the necessary resources to succeed in the classroom. That’s why I am proud to partner with Woodside on the Move to host this back-to-school drive for students here in Woodside. The supplies these children are receiving will not only give the students much-needed tools to help with their education, but will ensure they get off to the right start on day one this school year,” said Congressman Crowley. “On behalf of Woodside on the Move, I’d like to thank Congressman Crowley for hosting this back-to-school drive today. It was inspiring to see the excitement on the faces of each of the children as they received their new school supplies. I look forward to


THE WOODSIDE HERALD continuing to work with Congressman Crowley as we ensure that every child receives the quality education they deserve,” said Woodside on the Move executive director Adrian Bordoni. This is the sixth year Woodside on the Move has hosted the summer camp at PS 11 and the fourth year at PS 152. Both camps are funded by New York City’s program Out-of-School-Time, which provides academic, recreational and cultural activities for students during after school hours, the summer and holidays. After funding for both programs were cut under the initial city budget, Congressman Crowley and other elected officials successfully rallied to have the funds restored to the after school and summer programs. Photo Front Page: Congressman Crowley and Adrian Bordoni, executive director of Woodside on the Move, and students with their new school supplies.

A Garden Tour in Queensbridge CM Van Bramer recently visited the Community Garden at Jacob Riis Settlement House in the Queensbridge Houses. Nearly 20 community residents care for the community garden, which has become a space for seniors to socialize, receive nutritional information and observe food demonstrations. The garden also features intergenerational programming with local seniors, which engages over 100 Riis Academy Youth. Van Bramer was joined by Lyndell Williams, a senior participant of the Queensbridge Senior Center and Bob Madison, Director of Senior Services, as he toured the garden which features four recently built raised beds that have yielded herbs, vegetables and flowers; including basil, epazote, rosemary, oregano, eggplant, lettuce, okra, sunflowers and moon flowers.

L.I.C. Lions Club by Debra Guthrie

During these lazy days of August while so many are able to vacation why not daydream about making a wonderful impact on your community. Just imagine lying on the beach, wearing your sunglasses with UV protection, thinking how you can service your neighborhood. The Lions Club of LIC/Astoria has been very busy lately. I am a member of this chapter and the group is growing in membership monthly. We have meetings the second Tuesday of every month at Rivervue Restaurant in LIC at 6 PM. Just hop on the “7” train, get off at Vernon/Jackson and walk 5 blocks to the river. The view of the NYC skyline is unbeatable, the restaurant delicious and the Lions group that gathers has an energy about it that is contagious. We sponsored a Blood Drive recently. There will be another in a few months. We would like more volunteers to help and also more Sunnyside dwellers to donate some blood. I am involved in a committee to establish an Eye Hub at the Floating Hospital in LIC. The Floating Hospital provides all kinds of healthcare services to the residents of LIC. There is an absolute shortage of available health care in this area...and yes, it once was a boat that sailed the Hudson. We are collecting eyeglasses for the needy too. Come by my office to donate old glasses. The Lions Club does so much good in our world. Come to a meeting to say hi, to join. We would love to have you.

Powerful House Democratic Whip Makes Queens Stop by Rob MacKay

Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer was in Kew Gardens August 7th, to promote “Make It In America” legislation. The Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives said that the multi-pronged effort would increase manufacturing jobs in the U.S. He has proposed the Jobs Opportunities Between our Shores Act, which would establish a pilot program to provide education and training programs in advanced manufacturing. (President Barack Obama has already signed 10 related “Make It In America” bills into law.) Hoyer (front, right) stood in front of Queens Borough Hall with Flushing-based Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who is presently running for Congress in New York’s Sixth District, which stretches from Queens into Long Island. Last month in the NYS Assembly, Meng (front, left) introduced the “New York State All-American Flag Act, which would require state agencies, departments and commissions to purchase domestically made U.S. flags.


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Janet arranged for local residents Ruth Fernandez, Jonathan Dunn, Lisa DeRensis, Nazaria Johnson Patrice Lee of April Glass to help out during the event; but realizing she needed more assistance reached out to NY Cares, the city’s largest volunteer organization. Amy Singh, Skita Mohan, Barbara Joseph, Thea Bardin, Shu Choy, Glenn Alcott, Onome Ofoman, Clara Ra, Fatmire Boljevic, Sarah Kornbongkotmas, Francia Toro and April Iezza all rose to the occasion, making this one of the most successful summer streets yet! Magnets, fans, flowers, mobiles, masks, scrap books and jewelry making were among the crafts that the children enjoyed. There were also erasers and fun stuff to bring to school donated by Czarinna Andres and her mother, proud new owners of Bing’s Hallmark on Greenpoint Avenue. It was a

lovely entry into the community and the kids will remember their generosity as they return to the classroom. The fun didn’t stop there, Bobo and Bubbles were back! These two clowns really know how to get a party started. They painted faces, made balloon animals, lead dancing and limbo and even brought a little magic to the Sunnyside Arch. The event was incredible and no one wanted to see it come to an end – thank goodness there is more to come over the next two weekends. Frank Pedulla & The Music Staff Swing Orchestra will play on August 18th from 4 – 6pm and The Jon Bates Band will join us on August 25th from 1:30 – 3:30. Join the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District for the next events. It all happens under the Sunnyside Arch on 46th Street.Visit www.

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Drum Corps Celebrates its 35 Year! Photo Credit: Gloria Rodriguez

by Peter A. Ross

As the years march on so have Sunnyside’s “Ambassadors of Goodwill” the Sunnyside Drum Corps. This past June 30th saw the current members, their families and several alumni get together for their annual awards ceremony at the Corps home base at All Saints Episcopal Church. Uniforms not required on this day the youth made their way into the Church, instead of the undercroft, where the festivities began as has been their tradition with the lighting of the Sabba Candle in remembrance of the Corps founder following the Pledge of Allegiance reciting by Shannon Gordon and the singing of the National Anthem by soprano Beatrice Ross, both youth members of the Corps. Another youth member, Nejla Aktash, then displayed her musical talents by warming the crowd up with some fine finger work on the piano after which the presentations began. Certificates of Appreciation for Participation and Service to the Community, this year in a fireworks and American flag design, were awarded to all youth members who performed and well as those for the “Travelers” signifying those boys and girls who travel at least a mile routinely to come to parades and rehearsals. This year Hollis, Queens got the nod as the furthest hometown of one of Corps members (great job Kyle!). “Practice makes Perfect!” it is said and with respect to that famous adage High Practice Attendance medals were awarded to Emilie R., Alejandro A., Matthew R. and Arturo P., two sets of siblings, for attending at least 75% of the official rehearsal dates. Emilie Ruiz also was awarded the Most Improved Music Medal for her stellar work in picking up the glockenspiel (moving on from the cymbal line) and for her quick learning of the instrument and taking the lead at a couple of parades when some of the more experienced members were not able to attend due to conflicts. Congratulations Emilie! The snare pin was presented to Alesandro J. for moving up to the snare line (from the tom-tom line) and medals of participation were given to Luke B. and Aaron W., one of the Corps younger members. Acknowledgement of New Member Sponsor Awards, for recruitment and retaining of new members, were made for Cheyenne R. and Jeremy R. (for Aaron

Mommies Matter!- Most Valuable Parent medal recipients Maria, Claudia, Fanny and Nazaria.

High practice attendance medal winners Emilie R., Alejandro A., Matthew R., and Arturo P. (all attended at least 75% of all rehearsals).

The entire Sunnyside Drum Corps celebrates another successful year- the Corps 35th- for a group photo before indulging in some goodies.

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The Glockenspiel girls relax and eat after the ceremony. From left Cheyenne, noelani, Emily V., Emilie R., Alesandro (moving to the bell line?), Shannon, Tasmiah and Nejla (not pictured Emily S.).

W.), Emilie R. (for Emily V.), and Gustavo R. (for his sister Selena R. the Corps newest member). The parents were not left out either as American Flag medals were presented to several parents who have given much assistance to the Corps during this year, whether its driving equipment to a destination, keeping kids together as the Corps goes from one location to another, and even stepping in to carry the flags or banner. These MVPs (Most Valuable Parents) included Maria Vera, Fanny Monard, Nazaria, and Claudia Pinto. It was then onto the bigger hardware which most of the kids were looking forward to- the trophies! These were given out based upon performance attendance and appearance (uniform attire) utilizing the new point system, which was instituted last year for this purpose. Three different trophy levels were awarded this year for points for attendance at from 4 to 17 parades. While this year no one had perfect performance at-

tendance (the Corps played at 17 different parades/events over 15 dates during this last season not counting several which were cancelled), three of the youth attended 15 of them. The Corps top attendance honors, known as the Lou Lodati Awards within the Corps circles, were awarded for the second year in a row to Arturo Puerto who this year moved up to the bass drum line and Noelani Ross of the Glockenspiel line who has earned or tied for this award at least 5 times since she joined the Corps in 2003. They are among a core of youth in the group, many named previously above, who routinely show up both for practice and performances to hone their skills and share their talents with the community. Beatrice Ross who has reached “Alumni” status as she is aging into her college years was also recognized for her role a line leader and trainer of the glockenspiel line. She like several of her cohorts including Jonathan Bermeo, Jose Luis

Trophies/ awards awaiting presentation prior to the Sunnyside Drum Corps annual awards ceremony celebrating completion of its 35th year.

Rodriguez and Tasmiah Mosobbir will come as they are able in between studies to share their experience with the younger members. At the conclusion of the ceremony the members, parents, staff and guests made their way to the Church’s undercroft for a reception where they indulged in a spread of fresh fruit, cookies, dessert pastries and of course the requisite chips and salsa. With another year completed, the group in pockets around the tables reminisced on the past year’s work and memories created and thought to the new marching season which now is upon them. With the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Concert and

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National Night Out Against Crime upcoming it will be time for a new round of performances and memories to create. The Sunnyside Drum Corps is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to the youth of Sunnyside/ Woodside and the surrounding communities. Membership and instruction is free and open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18 years old. Registration is on Tuesday evenings at 6 P.M. at their headquarters located on the lower level of All Saints’ Church at 4312 46th Street, Sunnyside, New York 11104. For more information please call 718-786-4141.


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Union Protests At LIC Apartment Building security, retirement, safety-training, citizenship assistance, scholarships and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in the city.” “We don’t begrudge Cornerstone’s success,” stated Larry Engelstein, executive vice president elect of 32BJ in the press release. “But when you charge $5,000 for a 2 bedroom, shouldn’t you provide the workers who run these buildings with what they need to live and advance in New York City?” This spring, Community Board 2, which encompasses LIC, Sunnyside and Woodside, adopted a resolution supporting workers’

rights to organize as per SEIU 32BJ’s request. The basically unprecedented and non-binding resolution informs that CB 2 supports the rights of “all union and nonunion workers” to seek and receive fair and just wages and benefits. Executive Vice President Kevin Singleton responded to the vote with a letter claiming that Cornerstone offers better benefits than any union would. He opined that most of the EastCoast’s workers don’t want to unionize. SEIU 32BJ’s members include many janitors, porters, doormen and security guards who work in residential apartment buildings.


Something for everyone? An inundation of fun? A summer climax? Whatever you want to call it, the upcoming week is jampacked with entertainment. In fact, some venues will hold two events on the same day, and one theater will hold two events at the same time! And as to be expected at this time of year, there are various outdoor events, including free concerts and a puppet show. But this diverse array of activities also includes a debate, a modern-day scavenger hunt, a lecture, a carousel ride for a cause and a chance to donate blood and receive Mets tickets.

Here’s the rundown on upcoming borough events: Aug. 17 @ 8 pm, 2012 Latino Cultural Fest Superstars of the Dominican music genre Bachata — Andy Andy, Henry Santos and 24 Horas – will unite for a special performance as part of the 2012 Latino Cultural Fest. 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 718.760.0064, $40. (

Aug. 17 @ 8 pm, 2012 Latino Cultural Fest Musical group AfroMantra incorporates a variety of Jazz elements, while balancing original compositions drawing from the Cuban, American and South American traditions and influences as part of 2012 Latino Cultural Fest. Queens Theatre Studio Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 718.760.0064, $25, (

Aug. 17 @ 6:30 pm, An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s Whirling lights, flashing colors, piping organ music, giggling children, galloping horses and a chance to raise money for programs and services for those who have Alzheimer’s. Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven, 718.788.2672, $3-$10. (

Aug. 17 @ 7:52 pm, A Better Jamaica’s Classic Film Friday Series Outdoor screening of Knocked Up, the romantic comedy about a career woman who gets pregnant by a slacker. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica. 718.657.2605, Free. (

Aug. 17 & 18, noon - 4 pm, Crafts from the 1800s Craft demonstrations on Aug. 17 will include quilting, decoy carving, tooled leather and spinning. Craft demonstrations on Aug. 18 will include tinsmithing, woodturning and broommaking. Listen to folk music on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. In King Park, near Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd streets, Jamaica, 718.206.0545. Free. (

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Aug. 18 @ 2 pm, Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Concert The Lucky Dogs will perform. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, 718.478.8274. Free. (

Aug. 18 @ 1 pm, 1962 A lecture will describe a time when gas was 28 cents per gallon, rent was $110 a month, the Cold War was raging and the Vietnam War was brewing. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Bway., Long Island City, 718.278.0700, $5, free for members. (

Aug. 19, 2 pm, Summer Sundays at Travers Park The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, a longstanding, well-respected puppet troupe, will perform Bessie’s Big Shot. 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, Free. (

Aug. 19 @ 5 pm, Summer Sundays in Travers Park Musical bands AC Haley, Bethany Wild and Jia-Ye He will perform classic rock, Broadway, American standards and harmonica virtuoso tunes. 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights. Free. (

Aug. 21, 7 pm, Juniper Valley Park 2012 Summer Concert Series Native son Lenny Musso returns to play classic rock with the group Generations. 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village, 718-651-5865, Free. (

Aug. 22, 7:30 pm, Maspeth Summer Concerts 2012. The band Big Shot, which claims to offer “New York’s World Class Billy Joel Experience,” will perform. Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Field, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, Maspeth, 718.335.1300, Free. (

Aug. 22 @ 8 pm, Flux Death Match: Is Small Big Enough? (Planning and Intervening in Public Space). Four highly opinionated experts will argue in a rapid-fire, presidential-style. Spontaneous responses, frustrated rebuttals and “smack downs” are in store, along with active audience participation. The losers must serve as interns for the winner for one day. 39-31 29th St., Long Island City. (

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Nancy C. Quarto, who is domiciled at 1176 Cove Edge Road, Syosset, NY 11791 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at the Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, on September 6, 2012, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Steffi Stern, lately domiciled at 41-72 Judge Street, Elmhurst, NY admitting to probate a Will dated March 29, 2012, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Steffi Stern, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Nancy C.

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More On Key Food Like M’s Kahn, I too got fed up with Key food so called “sales’ policy. My last straw came over a jar of Hellman’s mayonnaise. For weeks Key food had a large display almost to the ceiling of Hellman’s with a big $4.99 sign. The very day the mayonnaise went on sale for $2.99 there was no display and no Hellman’s to be found outside of a few odd varieties now located on a bottom shelf at the back of the store. Since Key is known for never having sale items 1st day of the sale, I came back almost everyday looking for the product and was given such a runaround by management & staff I wrote to Key Food Corporate looking for some sense. Where did all those jars of mayo disappear to overnight and why? I was told they sold out; the truck is outside, coming in tomorrow and more nonsense. I just don’t understand. I’m a senior citizen and remember when all the supermarkets proudly displayed sale items in the middle of the aisles, now they hide them-why? I suggest M’s Kahn and every unhappy consumer contact Key corporate-I still haven’t gotten a reply. All the supermarkets now have their sale gimmicks. Associated has great sales if you are willing to spend $20 or $40 to get the deal, but they always have the sale items available. Food prices are so out of control that we need to shop more carefully than ever before and we deserve not to be fooled, tricked or cheated by our food sources.

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Don’t Fret Over Changing Bond Prices When you own stocks, you know their prices will always fluctuate. To help ease the effects of this volatility on your portfolio, you could add other types of investments, such as bonds. Yet bond prices will also rise and fall. But there may be — in fact, there should be — a big difference in how you view the ups and downs of stocks versus those of bonds. Any number of reasons can cause stock prices to go up or down. But in the case of bonds, prices go up and down largely, though not exclusively, for one reason: changes in interest rates. Suppose you purchase a bond that pays 4% interest and then, a year later, newly issued bonds pay 3%. You could now potentially sell your bond for more than its face value because it provides more income to investors than the new bonds. Conversely, if newly issued bonds pay 5% interest, the value of your existing bond would drop because it’s unlikely that someone would pay full price for a bond that provides less income than newer bonds. When you own stocks, or stockbased investments, you want their price to rise because you probably

plan on selling those stocks someday — and you’d like to sell them for more than you paid for them. But it’s not so cut-and-dried with bonds. While some people may indeed purchase bonds in hope of selling them for a profit before they mature, many other investors own bonds for other reasons. First, as mentioned above, owning bonds can be a good way to help diversify your portfolio. Second, and probably more importantly, people invest in bonds for the income they provide in the form of interest payments. And here’s the good thing about those interest payments: They’ll always continue at the same level as long as you own your bond, except in the rare case of a default. (Although defaults are not common, they can occur, so you do need to take a bond’s “credit risk” into account before investing.) Thus, if you plan to hold your bonds until they mature, you don’t have to worry about a possible drop in their value. But if you need to sell your bonds before they mature, the price you receive will depend on current interest rates. You can’t control or predict in-

terest rates, but you can help soften their impact on bond prices by building a “ladder” of bonds with varying maturities. Then, if market interest rates rise, you can sell your maturing short-term bonds and purchase new ones at the higher rates. And if market rates fall, you’ll still have your longer-term bonds working for you at higher rates. (Usually, but not always, longer-term bonds pay higher rates to compensate investors for incurring inflation risk over time.) Keep in mind, though, that the investments within your bond ladder should be consistent with your investment objectives, financial circumstances and risk tolerance. Whether you own your bonds until maturity or build a bond ladder, you can do something to protect yourself from price movements. And that type of control can prove valuable to you as you chart your course through the investment world. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Vincent Renda, whose office is located at 47-01 Queens Blvd. Suite 203 Sunnyside NY 11104. Phone him at 718-361-1306.

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QEDC Training Courses It’s time to build on a recent runaway success! This past winter, the Queens Economic Development Corporation launched “Home Improvement Contractor Training,” a Mandarin-language program for existing and aspiring home-improvement contractors. More than 100 participants completed HICT and then passed the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs examination to obtain city licenses to work legally in the construction industry. This fall, QEDC is going to offer HICT in English and Mandarin. A preview class for English HICT will take place on Aug. 21, 6 pm to 8 pm, at the JFK Corporate Square Marketing Center, 93-43 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. English

HICT classes will then take place on three consecutive Saturdays: Sept. 8, 15 and 22, 10 am to 4 pm, at the same location. Both HICTs cost $200, but there is a special offer. If a participant does all the required work and has excellent attendance, but doesn’t pass the NYC DCA exam, he/ she can take the class again for free. For more information, call Nicholas Hardie at (516) 366-9674. He speaks English and Mandarin. There is a 20-student limit per class, and the previous sessions were filled to capacity. Thus, QEDC advises interested students to enroll as soon as possible. Support for HICT comes from NYC EDC, Deutsche Bank, Flushing Bank and Crystal Windows.

Lucky Locals by Rob MacKay

Sunnyside Reformed Church held a Service Appreciation Day recently. The event honored long-serving members, some of whom began contributing to the Skillman Avenue religious institution in the 1940s! As a special treat, Irving Douglas Estella, who used to pastor the church, paid a visit. Honorees seen in photo include Ethel Dooley, Pat and Luis Colberg, René Miller, Julia Jimenez, and Bob Havlena, representing his mother Alice. Honorees not pictured include Roberta Gebhardt and Grace Pocze.

Eftali Nikpreljevic of Astoria won $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing held on March 16th. Nikpreljevic purchased the winning ticket at the Smj Services at 31-88 21st St in Long Island City. Teddy Chin of Astoria won $250,000 in the Mega Millions drawing of March 13th. Chin’s winning ticket was purchased at the Sahil Minimart at 30-03 Astoria Blvd in Astoria. Maria Velasquez of Woodside won $10,423 in the Take Five drawing of March 9th. Velasquez’s winning ticket was purchased at the Queens Mini Market at 45-01 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside. Mary Bollinger of Astoria won $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing of March 27th. Bollinger’s winning ticket was purchased at the Alexandria’s Deli Of NY at 2813 Steinway Street in Astoria. Robert Dertinger of Woodside won $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing of March 30th. Dertinger’s winning ticket was purchased at the Vijraj Enterprises at 5015 Skillman Ave in Woodside. Lokrita Matsis of Astoria won $17,642 in the Take Five drawing on April 14th. Matsis winning ticket at the Astoria Convenience at 22-55 31st Street in Astoria. Robert Canning of Long Island City won $20,142 in the Take Five drawing held on June 27th. Canning’s winning ticket was purchased at the Diamond Candy & Grocery at 25-44 Broadway in Astoria. Michael Brennan of Sunnyside won $48,695 in the Take Five drawing on June 29th. Brennan’s winning ticket was purchased at the Viraj Mart at 40-03 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside. Larry Mueller of Woodside won $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing on June 26th. Mueller’s winning ticket was purchased at the New Rockline News at 60-19 Roosevelt Ave in Woodside. Najib Bennani of Astoria won $20,000 in the Lottery’s Cashword Doubler scratch-off game. Bennani’s winning ticket was purchased at the Alexandria’s Deli Of NY at 28-13 Steinway Street in Astoria. Sergio Molina of Woodside won $20,000 in the Bingo Doubler scratch-off game. Molina’s winning ticket was purchased at the Himalayan Minimart at 39-02 64th St in Woodside. Dick Lai of Woodside won $20,000 in the Cashword Doubler scratch-off game. Lai’s winning ticket was purchased at the J&J Beauty And Gift Shop at 58 Elizabeth St in New York. Raymond Lin of Astoria won $25,000 in the $100,000,000 Spectacular scratchoff game. Lin’s winning ticket was purchased at the Executive Deli Grocery at 37-01 24th Ave in Astoria. Javier Reyes of Woodside won $25,000 in the Lottery’s 6x The Luck scratch-off game. Reyes’s winning ticket was purchased at the Stop & Shop at 34-51 48th Street in Long Island City. Become Part Of Your Neigborhood’s History


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