Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus!


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In 1972, when I was studying sales and positive attitude, I watched a movie called “Challenge to America,” almost every day. In it was a story told by the great Glenn W. Turner where he wrote a letter to Santa Claus every year that matched his wealthy cousins. Glenn was a poor farmer’s son who […]

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Astoria On Monday


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Santa will be visiting Astoria on Monday, Dec. 5. Children of all ages are invited to “Welcome Santa to Astoria” at 4:30 p.m. at the Queens Library Broadway Branch, located at 40-20 Broadway in Astoria. Both Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with kids, and each child who attends will receive a free book. The […]

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Santa was really a Rotarian


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THE COURIER/Photop by Alexa Altman

Santa Claus rang his sleigh bells loudly as he combed the halls of the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) Children’s Center. Followed closely by Frosty the Snowman, the pair peeked inside various rooms, searching for children. Toys in hand, they entered one at the end of the hallway — to an eruption of delighted squeals. […]

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Joy & Cheer: The Courier Delivers to Santa Letter Families


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German’s eyes lit up brighter than any Christmas tree or holiday decoration when Santa Claus walked into the room. The 12-year-old boy, who is mentally challenged and suffering from epilepsy, could not voice his excitement and joy, but his eyes - and his brilliant smile - said it all. You see, for the second year […]

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HELP SANTA


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When you head out to the stores on Black Friday, November 28, this year we hope you will remember this editorial plea to help us to help Santa this year again. The Queens Courier once again wants to make the holidays a little brighter for some of the children in our borough. We arranged with […]

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‘Santa’ visits Howard Beach


| nbrown@queenscourier.com

Even with the thick beard and glasses, Santa Claus bore a strange resemblance to Councilmember Joseph Addabbo during a meet-and-greet at Ozone-Howard Little League on Saturday, December 15. To hundreds of local tots excited to have their picture taken with St. Nick, however, there was no doubt that the man asking cheerfully what they wanted […]

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Help us help Santa


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The Queens Courier has made it easy for you, our readers, to help us help Santa this year. We have gone to the main post office in Manhattan and visited the employees who run the Postal Service’s “Operation Santa Claus” program. We selected a wide variety of letters to Santa, written with love, and hope […]

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Mrs. Claus visits Astoria


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The Central Astoria Tree Lighting ceremony was held last week on Broadway in Astoria. The event, a community tradition, was attended by many youngsters who saw Santa and Mrs. Claus and had a wonderful time.

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Santa at Queens Center Mall


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Radio City Rockettes Traci Reszetylo and Tiffany Whittaker with Councilmember Helen Sears and Santa Claus gathered at the Queens Center Mall for their Christmas tree lighting festivities, which included a hula-hoop contest.

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A note of thanks


| letters@queenscourier.com

Thank you sincerely for the wonderful holiday drive your newspaper organized for our students with disabilities. Santa Claus made the day very special, and the beautifully wrapped, wonderful gifts for each child quickly became their prized possessions. The visit was very festive, and all members of The Queens Courier were so caring with our children. […]

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