Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march to honor Vietnam vets


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Vietnam War veterans and the city’s top veterans’ advocate will be recognized in a special way during the 85th Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

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‘Legally Blonde, the Musical’ in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Photo by Alicia Brosky

The well-worn stereotype of the clueless sorority girl absorbs some good natured jabs in “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” It’s currently staged by the Marathon Little Theatre Group at 245-37 60th Ave. (Marathon J.C.C.) in Douglaston. Director Barbara Auriemma and producer Sandi Plotkin introduce us to beautiful, good-hearted, extroverted blonde Elle Woods (Brittany Juilfs). She’s broken-hearted […]

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Douglaston teen is pitching for a good cause


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Michael Petze

Michael Petze is like most other 14-year-olds in that he loves baseball. However, now he is using his baseball skills to raise money for his cousin, Anthony, 24, an athlete with Down’s Syndrome.

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Douglaston plaza opens near LIRR station


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Paul Vallone's office

The Douglaston pedestrian plaza has opened to the public. The completion of the project, near the LIRR station on 41st Avenue, was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with Councilman Paul Vallone and the Douglaston Local Development Corporation (LDC).

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Douglaston station street plaza gets green light


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy the Department of Transportation

Douglaston will receive a new Department of Transportation public plaza near its LIRR station, by extending the sidewalks into the turnaround in front of the station.

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Douglaston Eagle Scout prospect collects donations for St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Douglaston teen Michael Tuffey is collecting personal care items for the Veterans Affairs Community Living Center at St. Alban’s to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank for members of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Douglaston school walks against bullying


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Students from the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy School embarked on their first “Stamp Out Bullying Walkathon” on Friday in an effort to remind themselves and the community about the damaging effects of students picking on each other.

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“Hairspray” shines in Douglaston


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Welcome to Baltimore, 1962. The teens are rockin’ and rollin’ on Corny Collins’ TV show. But trouble is in the air. It’ll take some stiff strategies to stand up and shine. That’s right. You’ll need “Hairspray!” On opening night, dozens of exuberant performers play to a standing room only crowd. Their energy and sincerity are […]

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‘Daughters’ in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Hungry? Let’s have a meal with five interesting ladies. They’re already at the kitchen table in Douglaston for the DCT players’ version of “Daughters”. It’s onstage weekends through November 30. Director Marilyn Welsher’s acting and directing credits span several decades. For her current project the audience is introduced to four generations of mothers and daughters. […]

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Vets honored in Douglaston ceremony


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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American Legion Post Post 103 in Douglaston hosted a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11 that included participants (left to right) Michael Proto, Tom Dinegar, John Block, Jerry Vilbig (bugler), Reverend Lindsay Lunnum, Reverand Monsignor Anthony Sherman, Reverend Dr. Linden DeBie, Sebastian Dagostino and Robert Anastasia.    

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Community Board 11 OKs Douglaston car dealership expansion


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according […]

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