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Love On Display At Sandy Hook Shoppers Family Fundraiser Rejoice! C-Town Set To Fill Foodtown Void by Sherilyn J. Sabba

Members of the organizing committee for the event pictured above with Councilmember VanBramer, (L-R) Tonia Nelson Moore, Roger Hitts, Rebecca Wilkins, Jennifer Busnel, Samantha Felixbrod, Gretchen Schmelz and Kim Brown (not pictured). by Rob MacKay

The Facebook comments say it all. “Absolutely an amazing night,” wrote Samantha Felixbrod, “am reminded why I live in Sunnyside besides so many other kind generous families!” Last Saturday, hundreds of locals filled Sunnyside Community Services to have fun and raise money for the Wheeler Family – parents David and Francine and boys Nate

and Ben. Sunnyside native Ben, age six, died in the Sandy Hook Massacre last December. “Can barely even begin to write my sense of [enthrall] of [event organizers] Kim Brown, Samantha Felixbrod, Rebecca Wilkins and our many, many other nonFacebook friends for the amazing job they did at the Wheeler family benefit tonight,” wrote Roger Hitts, another organizer who also served as master of ceremonies. “I bow to you, honor you and love you all.”

Restaurants such the Dog and Duck donated food. Local businesses donated raffles items. Woodside children’s music legend Richard Younger got the crowd dancing and singing with a live performance. Volunteers worked the Children’s Corner, where youngsters painted their faces and nails and applied countless temporary tattoos. City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer helped auction off Jet Blue tickets. (continued on page 5)

14th Annual Black History Month Celebration Photo Credit: Dominick Totino Photography

Borough President Helen Marshall, special guest Rep. Marcia Fudge, CM Julissa Ferreras, Anne Cotton Morris, Rep Joe Crowley (Coverage on page 4)

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After many calls and emails to Woodside Herald over the past couple of months, I am happy to report that the site of FoodTown on Greenpoint Ave. will no longer be empty. You asked and the grocery store gods answered. C-Town is on its way in. Permits are currently in the works for the location. Dennis Wallin, VP of retail development for Alpha 1 Marketing, the company that is in charge of the new store’s development, stated that C-Town will begin its hiring and soft opening around July or August. This will come after the old FoodTown store is gutted and reequipped with all new flooring, walls, isles and equipment. Without disclosing the owner/ operator of the location, Wallin said he is currently running three other stores and has an excellent track record. He is looking forward to this newest location and plans to try to bring back some of the old employees that were laid off from FoodTown, along with other local hires and experienced employees from other stores. Wallin claims this store opening will create approximately 50 new jobs in the area. The store will have a large focus on fresh and prepared foods as well as organic foods. Wallin said he believes “The community will really be happy with C-Town. It’s a great location and we’re going to create a beautiful store.”



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Reform On How State Deals With Child Abuse Crimes The years-long campaign to reform the archaic statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse crimes in New York State is intensifying in 2013. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) and the New York State Assembly Codes Committee will hold a public hearing on the subject in at the State Office Building. 250 Broadway, in New York City on Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m., prompted by her new legislation (A1771) that would complete eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations for the following offenses: A1771 Will Completely Eliminate Statutes of Limitations in the Future; Also Provides 1-Year Window for Old Civil Cases to Give Justice to Victims and Expose Pedophiles The Assembly Codes Committee, chaired by Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, will hear from law enforcement and criminal justice officers and officials, mental health experts, victims and others who are being asked to testify about why there should be no statutes of limitations on child sex abuse crimes. “We are particularly interested in hearing about research

that clearly demonstrates why so many victims of abuse do not come to grips with the abuse they have suffered until later in life, long after the current law permits them to come forward, and long after their abusers and those who hide them can be identified and punished,” said Assemblywoman Markey. “There is no limit on what is so often a life-time of suffering and anguish for victims of child sex abuse; likewise, there must be no limit on the ability of victims and society to prosecute abusers and to hold accountable the institutions and organizations who protect and hide them making it possible for pedophiles to continue to prey on new victims,” she added. Markey first introduced her Child Victims Act legislation eight years ago. That original bill would have added five years to the New York State statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, extending the time for a victim to come forward with allegations of abuse to the age of 28. Markey said, “I saw how so many victims of abuse were not able to come to grips with what happened to them until they were older, so we thought this modest

extension would be a good first step toward a more equitable law. However, after adopting that bill four times in the Assembly since 2006, but failing to see it ever come to the floor of the State Senate, we have had shocking revelations emerge in the U.S. and around the world that clearly demonstrates why adding a few years to the statute of limitations is no longer enough. That is why my new legislation, A1771, now seeks to completely eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes in New York State. There is compelling evidence that New York should to act to reform its archaic statutes regarding child sex abuse crimes and my bill will do that, appropriately protecting future generations of children by identifying known predators and providing justice for past victims. As with previous legislation adopted by the Assembly, this new bill also includes a oneyear ‘window’ that completely suspends the civil statute of limitations for old crimes in order to make it possible for older victims in these cases to get a measure of justice.”

U.S. Supreme Court Challenge To The Voting Rights Act Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement upon the Supreme Court taking up the case of Shelby County v. Holder, which calls into question Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the law’s key provisions. Section 5 requires states with a history of voting discrimination to seek approval from the federal government before making any changes to voting laws. “For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has served as one of

the fundamental pillars of our nation’s democracy. Yet, today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing a case that could overturn the critical protections included in this law. Last year we saw a concerted effort to make it harder for Americans to vote. Those who were involved claimed they were fighting ‘voter fraud’, even though there was zero evidence of any fraud. It’s a shame that so much time, energy and money is wasted on a non-existent problem, especially when the fraud that actually exists is the construction of false barriers

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at the polls. Real fraud is forcing people to choose between getting a paycheck or waiting in line all day to vote. Real fraud is telling communities that in order to exercise their right to vote, they need a form of identification they may not even have. Real fraud is the disrespect these actions show to each and every American. The Court should reject this challenge to Section 5, which helps guarantee the civil liberties and rights of millions of voters. We can’t afford to turn back the clock on voter rights.”




Sitting Too Long Is Bad For Your Health Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic kidney disease. “The best defense — the only defense — is to move more,” says Dr. Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association.

Walk The simple act of walking can help you get in shape and feel great. It’s easy, burns calories, reduces the risk of heart disease, tones muscles and increases cardiovascular endurance. Walking as little as 12 minutes a day can have a significant positive effect. To get the most from your walk, move your arms freely in coordination

with the opposite leg, walk “with purpose” to maximize your cardiovascular workout, don’t stoop your head or look down as you walk and don’t carry weights, as they’re better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen.

Alleviate Pain Aches and pains prevent many people from even taking that first step toward better health. Chiropractic physicians — experts in treating muscles and joints — offer not only a drug-free approach to alleviating pain through spinal adjustments and manipulation, they also promote overall health and wellness through nutritional counseling, rehabilitation and exercise and lifestyle recommendations. Search for a chiropractor in your area by using “Find a Doc,” the American Chiropractic Association’s online member database,

Sit Correctly “When you do sit, make sure to do it correctly so you don’t ruin your posture or strain your muscles, leading to pain that

could inhibit you from getting the activity you need,” suggests Dr. Overland. To prevent problems, keep your feet on the floor or a footrest and don’t cross your legs. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and midback or use a back support, and avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. Include frequent micro-breaks into your sitting time, stretching your neck, arms, wrists, back, and legs. Simple stretches include neck rotations, fist clenches, arm dangles, and shoulder shrugs. Most of all, don’t sit for too long. Stand up and stretch your legs with a short

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walk about every 20 to 30 minutes. Avoid working through lunch.

Maintain Good Posture Poor posture not only consumes more energy but also can lead to excessive strain on your postural muscles and may even cause them to weaken when held in certain positions for long periods of time. The postural muscles are prone to injury and back pain, but maintaining good posture, sitting properly and moving regularly can help you stay pain-free. You can learn more healthy tips at While you may not be able to quit your desk job, you can prevail over inactivity and move yourself closer to better health.




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Black History Month Celebration

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Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, along with special guests Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and City Council Member Julissa Ferreras, celebrated Black History Month at Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona. Congresswoman Fudge, who serves as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered the keynote address and Crowley and Ferreras honored several local leaders for their contributions to the community. The annual event brings the community together to celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout our history and celebrate New York’s rich diversity. “Black History Month is a time to pay tribute to the struggles of those who came before us and the subsequent achievements that have helped to transform our nation. While it’s important we stop to celebrate the progress our nation has made, we must also not lose sight of what lies before us and the need to make further advancements in building a better, stronger nation for every American,” said Rep. Crowley. “I share Congresswoman Fudge’s commitment to the issues that will keep the nation moving forward – strengthening America’s middle class, increasing access to an affordable college education and improving voting rights protections. Marcia is a tireless fighter and it is a great honor to have her here in Queens for our 14th Annual Black History Event.” Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio served as this year’s keynote speaker and honored guest. A dedicated public servant, Congresswoman Fudge has focused her efforts on giving a voice to those who need it and championing the causes that make our nation stronger. In 2000, she became the first African-American female mayor of Warrensville Heights, OH and in 2008, she was elected to the House of Representatives. In January, Congresswoman Fudge was sworn in as the 23rd Chair of the 43-member strong Congressional Black Caucus. Established in 1971, Congressional Black Caucus has consistently been the voice in Congress for people of color and vulnerable communities. Known collectively as the “conscience of the Congress” and for more than 40 years, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined together to empower America’s neglected citizens and to address their legislative concerns. “I am honored to join Rep. Crowley and

members of his community to celebrate Black History Month and to recognize the local leaders who are continuing the rich legacy of African American leadership in this country,” Congresswoman Fudge said. “The civil rights movement of today may not look the same as it did decades ago, but communities of color are still facing basic threats to our rights as we did before. It is critical for us to pay attention to the issues that are currently being threatened like voting rights and the economic and social injustices that continue to undermine every individual’s right to pursue their version of the American dream in this country. I’m proud to celebrate the work of African American leaders here in New York and to share what Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and our colleagues like Rep. Crowley are doing to support their efforts and to be their voice in Congress back in Washington, D.C.” During the event, Crowley and Ferreras honored several local leaders for their contributions to the community. This year’s honorees include George R. Dixon, District Leader, 35th Assembly District; George Gibson, President, Corona/East Elmhurst NAACP; Barbara Jackson, District Leader, 35th Assembly District; Anne Cotton Morris, President, Woodside Houses; and Aleatha Williams, President, Youth Leaders on the Move. “We honor five outstanding New Yorkers who, among countless other forms of community service, have dedicated themselves to teaching our young people about our nation’s history, the importance of selfrespect and self-improvement, and the need to stay focused in the classroom and off the street,” said Crowley. “Their work is not only making a difference in our community today, but it’s making an investment in a brighter future for the next generation of New Yorkers.” Attendees of the event were treated to musical performances by the Antioch Baptist Church Choir and a dance performance by Titilayo Derricotte. The invocation was led by Pastor Gilbert Pickett, Sr., Mount Horeb Baptist Church, and the benediction was delivered by Minister Sharon Bierria, Eternal Love Baptist Church. Crowley has hosted an annual Black History Month event every year since 2000. Recent guests of honor include former President Bill Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and former NBA great Len Elmore.

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Rep. Joe Crowley and Council Member Julissa Ferreras with the 2013 Black History Month Celebration honorees (Back Row): George Gibson, George R. Dixon (Front Row): Borough President Helen Marshall, Barbara Jackson, Rep. Marcia Fudge, Aleatha Williams, and Anne Cotton Morris To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772




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For The Love Of The Wheelers “Just came back from a wonderful time spent at our neighborhood fundraiser for Ben Wheeler’s family,” wrote Ellery Beggs Sandhu. “The room tonight was filled with lots of love for a member of our community who lost their young life in the Newtown shooting. I always knew I loved the people of Sunnyside and Woodside, but it is times like these that [put] me at a loss of words for how amazing our little neighborhood in the big city is.” The Wheelers were not able to attend. But they issued a statement: “We are grateful and deeply moved at the generosity of our friends and former neighbors in the very special community of Sunnyside. The love for Ben and the support for our family shown by the SunnyMoms [a Yahoo group Francine co-founded] and their families and friends connects us to these important people forever.”

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Girl Scouts Learn About Public Service On February 23rd, CM Van Bramer was invited to be the guest speaker at the Sunnyside/ Woodside Girl Scouts Sleepover at St. Sebastian’s Parish Center in Woodside. Nearly 200 Girl Scouts from Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona as well as their sister troop from Howard Beach attended the gathering. During the event, Van Bramer answered their questions and spoke to the local Girl Scouts about the importance of community service. Local Girl Scouts also presented the Council Member with a t-shirt featuring the Sunnyside/Woodside Girl Scouts’ logo. Photo Left: Council Member Van Bramer joined by local mothers and troop leaders; Meridith Maskara, Jenn McGowan, Jennifer MacKay, Mary Egan, Mary McKnight, Kelly Quinn, Malibika Das, Luan Suarez And Chrystal Salas, as well as Girls Scouts Troops (4074, 4222, 4289, 4581, 4547, 4208, 4247, 4269, 4275, 4283, 4266, 4198, 4579, 4545) from Northern Queens and Howard Beach.

Performance Space At Sergeant Collins Triangle

On February 25th, CM Van Bramer visited Sergeant Collins Triangle in Woodside with New York City Department of Parks. Van Bramer allocated $350,000 to the local park in an effort to enhance the green space as well as develop a performance space for local arts groups and the residents of Woodside. Photo Above: CM Van Bramer joined by Joanne Amagrande of the Queens Parks Department. To Advertise E-mail or call 718-729-3772


PAGE 6 HEALTH & HOLINESS Remembering & Celebrating National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Sunday, March 3, 10am (Eng.) & 12pm (Spanish) Guest Speaker for March 3rd: Daniel Leyva Wednesday, March 6, 7pm Special Service Sunday, March 10, 10am (Eng.) & 12pm (Spanish) All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 43-12 46th Street, Sunnyside This program is funded by The Latino Commission on AIDS & Episcopal Response to AIDS Light refreshments will be served. All are invited


Free Program For Join Us In Celebrating Entrepreneur Space’s Young Fathers If you are a young father who is unemployed or underemployed and would like to move forward in your life, LaGuardia Community College is offering a free four-month program that focuses on academics and career exploration. Classes begin March 18. The CUNY Fatherhood Academy, for fathers between the ages of 18 and 24, has classes in GED preparation and college prep as well as parenthood, health and financial literacy. There will be classes where students will explore careers and educational opportunities as well as job readiness skills classes that will help them prepare for employment. The three-day-a-week program will be held in the college’s Cbuilding at 29-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, please call (718) 730-7336.

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Terrible twos? Not in these parts! All are invited to LIC to celebrate the Entrepreneur Space’s second birthday on March 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm. In addition to networking with roughly 300 others, attendees will be able to sample and purchase a wide array of products made by clients of the food-and-business incubator. Expect everything from designer marshmallows to gluten-free baked goods to pigs-in-a-blanket to vegetarian seitan gyros. It is free to attend this festive affair, and Coffeed, a new café located near the E-Space, will provide coffee and other treats, while Delta will raffle two free, round-trip tickets to anywhere in the United States. Join the Queens Economic Development Corporation, which operates the E-Space, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia representatives. Martha Stewart’s American Made initiative celebrates creative entrepreneurs and makers whose efforts are a powerful engine for economic development. Nowhere in New York City are these efforts as strong as at the E-Space, which was lauded by Martha Stewart for providing individuals and companies alike with community-oriented workspaces and support to develop their enterprises. Located at 36-46 37th St., the E-Space officially opened on Jan. 19, 2011. This 12,500-sq.-ft., NYC Economic Development Corporation-sponsored hub features a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices and classrooms that entrepreneurs can rent at below-market rates as they build their businesses. To improve outcomes, QEDC also offers a wide array of business counseling, technical assistance and financial classes to clients on site. Currently, the E-Space has over 165 clients, including dozens of bakers, an employment firm and a tutoring service. To register for this event, go to entrepreneurspace or contact Rob MacKay at 718-263-0546, ext. 12 or

March 6th from 6pm to 9pm LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE File No. 2004-2023A SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: PHILIP SASSO if living and if dead, to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Josephine Scannell, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. An amended petition for probate and letters testamentary having been duly filed by Virginia Gibbia, who is domiciled at 25580 Heritage Lake Blvd., Punta Gorda, Florida 33983. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on March 14, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Josephine Scannell a/k/a Josephine M. Scannell, lately domiciled at 3820 Bowne Street, Flushing, New York admitting to probate a Will dated April 20, 1998, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Josephine Scannell, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters

Testamentary issue to Virginia Gibbia. Dated, Attested and Sealed January 23, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate Margaret M. Gribbon Chief Clerk Despina Kyriakidis Attorney for Petitioner 914-965-5040 X 3003 Telephone Number C/O 722 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703 Address of Attorney (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.] 2/8/13, 2/15/13, 2/22/13, 3/1/13 File No.: 2012-2362/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Ismael G. De La Cal Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Estela Alvarez, 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 Estela Alvarez, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 90-11 35th Avenue #3C, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, 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 Estela Alvarez, 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, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 11th day of April, 2013 at 9:30 o clock in the forenoon, why the Account of 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 $7,602.92 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 each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 14th day of February, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens CountyMargaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogates Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11 th Floor, 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 3/1/13, 3/8/ 13, 3/15/13, 3/22/13 PROBATE CITATION File No. 2011-3278/B SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: To the heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Regina Gillan, a/k/a Regina M. Gillan, deceased, if living, and if any of them dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and

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successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Public Administrator of the County of Queens Attorney General of New York State A petition having been duly filed by Marlene Kostak, who is domiciled at 48-53 44 th Street, Apt. 4C, Woodside, New York 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 April, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Regina Gillan, a/k/a Regina M. Gillan lately domiciled at 48-24 43 rd Street, Apt. 7L, Woodside, NY admitting to probate a Will dated October 15, 2007, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Regina Gillan, a/k/a Regina M. Gillan deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters of Administration C.T.A. issue to: Marlene Kostak (State any further relief requested) FEB 26 2013 (Seal) HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate Margaret M. Gribbon Chief Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner Law Office of Dennis J. O’Sullivan, P.C. Telephone Number (718) 352-7600, Address of Attorney 210-13 35 th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361 [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.] 3/1/13, 3/8/13, 3/15/13, 3/22/13





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It has been an exciting and busy first few months as the new executive director of the Sunnyside Shines BID. I have enjoyed meeting many business and property owners as well as our community leaders and other neighborhood partners. Currently, we are planning for two upcoming events this month. The first is a free social media seminar for Sunnyside business owners on March 6 at the Sunnyside Library, which we are hosting in partnership with the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. The second is our annual meeting on March 21 at Sunnyside Community Services, which is also free and open to the community. At the annual meeting, we will present our accomplishments during our last fiscal year and discuss what we have planned for the coming year. Last week’s article in the Woodside Herald focused on a changing retail climate for small businesses in Sunnyside. While Sunnyside Shines cannot force any property owner to rent to a particular tenant, we are helping to create a more inviting, cleaner and more vibrant place to shop and do business. One of the ways we do this is through our supplemental sanitation program. Our sanitation team is out in the district seven days a week sweeping the sidewalks, emptying trash cans and maintaining our street furniture. Last fiscal year we handled more than 60,000 bags of trash and cleaned more than 3,000 incidents of graffiti from street furniture in our efforts to beautify the commercial district. Another way we promote the Sunnyside commercial district is to organize events and promotions that bring more people into Sunnyside’s businesses. These events have included the Taste of Sunnyside, Sunnyside Summer Streets and the Santa’s Pic-Stop event, where we encourage local holiday shopping while providing free pictures with Santa. We look forward to building upon these events and planning new promotions this year. I enjoy hearing ideas from Sunnyside residents, businesses and property owners, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with your feedback about how we can make Sunnyside an even more inviting, cleaner and more vibrant place to shop and do business. Thank you for shopping local in Sunnyside! Rachel Thieme, Executive Director Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District

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It’s In Western Queens! Consider the following: outrageous comedy, wormy compost, geographical trivia, community theater, German wine, live jazz, intergenerational theater, performance art, a walking tour with food, lantern-making, historical-to-modern lectures and an international film festival. Queens never ceases to amaze! Here’s the rundown.

March 1, Sixth Annual Panorama Challenge NYC Team Trivia Game @ 6pm Participate in the world’s only geographical trivia-based game night involving the world’s largest architectural model The Panorama of the City of New York. This challenge involves audio clues and laserpointers highlighting assorted NYC landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods, parks and more. $10 suggested donation with all proceeds supporting the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, (718) 592-9700.

March 2, German Wine Tasting Party at Historic House @ 5pm Back by popular demand, Barbara and Bruce Goonan will host a German wine tasting. Participants (21 and over) will receive a complimentary wine glass inscribed with the Onderdonk logo and enjoy light refreshments. $40 with required registration. Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, (718) 456-1776.

March 2, Jazz at St. Albans with Camille Thurman @ 5pm St. Albans native Camille Thurman is a multi-talented saxophonist, vocalist and composer. Her lush, velvety sound and her ability to sing four octaves recall Ella Fitzgerald. Free, but donations welcome. St. Albans Congregational Church, 172-17 Linden Blvd., Jamaica, (718) 657-8282.

March 2, Money for Nothing and Dance for Free @ 3pm Set in No Longer Empty’s contemporary art exhibition How Much Do I Owe You?, this site-specific dance explores themes of commodification, physical exchange and economy in and around the artworks and the architecture of the vacant bank building. Works will also explore the value and de-valuing of the art of dance and the role that economics plays in the quest to create art while sustaining artist’s life. Free. The Clocktower, 29-27 41st Ave., Queens Plaza North, (646) 645-5506.

March 4, Northern Boulevard in the Footsteps of Gatsby @ 7pm

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Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is wrapping up the latest remake of The Great Gatsby starting Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in NYC during the 1920s Jazz Age, this is the first serious drama attempting to render a major city in 3-D. The evening’s lecture starts with a brief history of Northern Boulevard and pictures from the time that the fictional Gatsby would have seen as he took his legendary drive through the borough. The program’s second half shows the film’s interpretation of locations based on the actual images sent to the production team. (The Greater Astoria Historical Society is credited as historical adviser to the movie production.) $5/Free for members. GAHS, 5-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, LIC, (718) 278-0700.

March 5, The Third Annual Queens World Film Festival opening night @ 8pm Festival runs until March 10. Films from around the world and around the corner. The Queens World Film Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image with an opening night program featuring international short films from Italy, Belgium, Australia, Croatia and Queens. The six-day festival will feature 104 independent films and three venues: Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst), Secret Theatre (LIC) and the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights). Awards will be presented to narratives, documentaries animation and LGBT films. Don Cato,, (917) 562-9648. The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions.




1. Money under mattress, e.g. 6. Convex and used for cooking 9. Practice in the ring 13. Male contessa 14. “A likely story!” 15. Pipsqueak 16. Run _____ of the law 17. George Gershwin’s brother 18. Speak like Pericles 19. *”Chariots of Fire” sport 21. *Mr. Miyagi’s sport 23. Sticky stuff 24. Not a hit 25. Writing point of pen 28. Comfy spot 30. Agitated 35. In a frenzy 37. To buy something “for a ____” 39. Stallion’s cry 40. What Simple Simon wanted to taste 41. Glorify 43. Expunge 44. Open-mouthed 46. Time for eggnog 47. Son of Aphrodite 48. *Manny Pacquiao’s sport 50. At a great distance 52. Lusitania’s last call 53. Flipside of pros 55. Part of smog 57. Gourmet’s organ? 60. *Grand Tour sport 64. Meeting place 65. Fish eggs 67. Divided country, e.g. 68. Compacted mass 69. Delivery vehicle 70. Give the boot 71. Freebie 72. Young newt 73. Office stations

1. It’s often there for life 2. Vegan’s protein choice 3. Soon, to a bard 4. What bee did 5. Roman Sol 6. American Revolution supporter 7. Propel, in a way 8. Uniform shade 9. Evening in Italy 10. Everglades deposit 11. Chips, perhaps 12. Pastrami holder 15. Decline 20. Pirate’s necklace 22. ___ Wednesday 24. Marie Antoinette’s garments 25. Muslim ruler honorific 26. Insect, post-metamorphosis 27. Laundry booster 29. Jimi Hendrix’ “___ Lady” 31. Formally surrender 32. Wedding cake layers 33. Icy hut 34. *Bobby Fischer’s game 36. Civil War headgear 38. *Subject of “A Good Walk Spoiled” 42. Like kale and spinach greens 45. Live in a tent 49. Caught 51. Did this to one’s world 54. Bundle of axons 56. Taken to field in baseball 57. *a.k.a. “the sport of kings” 58. Mojito, _ ___ drink 59. Coal unit 60. Copper coin 61. Eye part 62. Adam’s apple spot 63. Gangster’s pistols 64. Communications regulator 66. Stumblebum

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