Titan Theatre Co.’s ‘A Christmas Carol’


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Photo by Lloyd Mulvey

Bah, humbug! What possible spin could be added to this holiday classic? Just include some wit and warmth to compete with Charles Dickens’ original version. The result is the Titan Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol.” This new adaptation by Emily Trask and director Lenny Banovez begins with a kindly “grandfather” who shares his storybook introduction. […]

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Countdown to Christmas at the flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Through Dec. 21, the popular Long Island City flea market, which made its move to the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, has two floors of a mix of 60 vendors offering a selection of unique, local, handcrafted and vintage items.

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Whitestone family brings the Christmas lights back after winning reality show


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THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

After winning a reality competition series on spectacular Christmas lights last year, the Lynch family has put up their sparkling holiday decorations once again with a bunch of improvements and a whole new fan base. ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” brought the family a winning prize of $50,000 and a level of fame that stretches past the borders of their Whitestone neighborhood.

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Whitestone resident adds a little nightmare before Christmas


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THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

Resident Kevin Lynch likes to mix his ghoulish décor for Halloween with Christmas decorations. For 18 years, Lynch and his family have been decorating their house for the season, starting with Halloween and Christmas. But rather than separating the two holidays, Lynch mixes the two, offsetting a severed head with a snowman.

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Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run


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A man died early Wednesday morning after a car struck him in East Elmhurst before fleeing, police said. Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of Elmhurst, was crossing Astoria Boulevard, near 103rd Street, about 4:30 a.m., when the vehicle hit him, according to the NYPD. Clemente-Ovando was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The car, which […]

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Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes


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Photo Courtesy of RWDSU Communications

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

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Number of Christmas movies drops in recent years


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A traditional activity during this time is movie-going, for you may relax and immerse yourself in a world of candy canes and mistletoe. Now a days, however, options are much more limited than expected. The presence of Christmas films has declined dramatically, due to the demand for realism in film by the older movie viewers and the demand for horror films by the younger demographic.

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Little North Pole Christmas celebration


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Photo by Vito Catalano

The North Pole came to Neponsit Beach for a night and the community celebrated Christmas in style. Lights showered Joe Mure’s Neponsit Avenue home where he hosted his annual “Little North Pole” event to benefit juvenile diabetes on Saturday. A Christmas display surrounded the house and close to 5,000 people came to see the show, […]

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Whitestone family wins ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ on ABC


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Tina Lynch

The Lynch family from Whitestone won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” Dec. 9. They beat out three other houses in the nation and collected the $50,000 prize.

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Watch Whitestone family compete for best Christmas lights on ABC


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Tina Lynch

The Lynch family will find out Monday night if their Whitestone home won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” The new reality-competition show airs Dec. 9 at 9 p.m.

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Christmas tree collection to begin today


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program […]

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Cards for Christmas: Students help ill boy reach record


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Photos by Elizabeth Smalios

Bayside youngsters have risen to the challenge of fulfilling a terminally ill Kentucky boy’s dying wish. Students at P.S. 46 have joined a worldwide initiative to help nine-year-old Dalton Dingus reach a world record for receiving the most holiday cards. Dingus, who is in stage 4 of cystic fibrosis, skyrocketed to national stardom this month, […]

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