Students at Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 celebrate ‘kindness’ with Toys for Tots


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. Marine Corps Sergeants Mike Roy and Miguel Villalobos brought the Toys for Tots donation program to the 88th Street school on Friday.

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Toys for Tots Douglaston drop-off


By Queens Courier Staff

The Douglaston Manor, at 63-20 Commonwealth Boulevard is an official drop-off point for Toys for Tots. If you bring in a new, unwrapped toy you will receive a complimentary glass of wine. To learn more, call 718-224-8787. Pictured at the kick-off reception were Sergeant Silva, Mikayla Sturm and Corporal Allen.

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Dinner benefits Toys for Tots


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Residents of Howard Beach, Ozone Park and beyond opened their hearts - and wallets - to ensure that Queens kids had a happy holiday. At a fundraising dinner dance on Saturday, December 23, organizers collected more than 350 gifts for “Toys for Tots.” “Everybody had a nice time and the party will continue every year,” […]

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Toys for Tots drop center


By Queens Courier Staff

Skyline Commons is an official drop-off center for the Toys for Tots program. To make a toy donation, bring your unwrapped toy to 82-15 Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica. Call 718-820-0818 for directions or more information.

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Big boys’ toys


By Queens Courier Staff

It was classics on display at Forest Park’s George Seuffert Bandshell as the East Coast Car Association Toys For Tots hosted its summer car show on Sunday, August 15. All donations to the East Coast Car Association Toys For Tots go directly toward St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside. To learn more, visit www.eccatoysfortots.org. […]

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Kids get toys at 109th


By Queens Courier Staff

The 109th Precinct held their annual Children’s Holiday Party at P.S. 20, the John Bowne School, on Saturday, December 19. Although the party for neighborhood children in need was cut short by the first blizzard of the season – that dumped close to a foot of snow on Queens – the kids got to see […]

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Dressbarn collects toys in Whitestone


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Dressbarn, a leading national specialty women’s apparel retailer with several locations in the Queens area, announced a new partnership with Toys for Tots in a toy drive. From Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 12, local residents can bring new, unwrapped toys to Dressbarn stores, including the Whitestone location at the Whitestone shopping center, according […]

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Whitestone Vols collect toys


By Queens Courier Staff

The Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service collected piles of presents for needy children, and on Wednesday, December 19, Certified First Responder Eric Howard, EMT John Reyes and Vice President Herb Klein Piles (left to right) posed for a photo with a few of the action figures, games and stuffed animals. Klein estimated that the group […]

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Toys galore will bring joy


By Queens Courier Staff

Dr. Robert J. Mittman, of the Allergy and Asthma Family Care Center, sits among the toy donations that his Bayside office, located at 38-21 Bell Boulevard, collected for Toys for Tots. During the toy drive, which was held in conjunction with Assemblymember Ann-Margaret Carrozza, community residents dropped off donations that will make the holidays brighter […]

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Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

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Bayside teen to vie for Miss New York Teen USA 2014


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Photo courtesy of Rachel Xing

It would be a dream come true, literally, if Rachel Xing wins Miss New York Teen USA next year. The 16-year-old from Bayside is entering her first pageant in January to fulfill a possible prophecy her mother had while five months pregnant with her.

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Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A local toy drive is going international. Several medical practices from an area devastated by Sandy are collecting toys for children stateside and sending aid to those affected by the latest disaster in the Philippines. Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PC and Cross Bay Foot Center have partnered with Toys […]

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