Santa came early this year, bringing holiday cheer and bags full of presents for children at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in South Richmond Hill, thanks to The Queens Courier’s annual holiday gift drive.
Father Christmas will be at 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, starting this weekend and going through the rest of the season.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Christmas is almost upon us and there is much for parents to do to make Christmas a special time for their children. There is that special magic about Christmas that brings much joy and happiness in a little child’s eyes. Mothers and Fathers are busy this time of the year and try to make this magic happen. […]
Their eyes lit up when they saw him – it was Santa Claus, and he arrived on a fire truck. The residents of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside got their annual visit from the big-hearted firefighters from Engine 320/Ladder 167 on Thursday, December 17. “These guys are terrific, they come year after year,” […]
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 […]
It was former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan who said, “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.” As far as the kids at Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children are concerned, the woman behind Santa Claus is Lillian Bossio. Bossio, a principal of the New Hyde Park-based insurance agency Bossio, Ross and Associates, is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.