As founder in 1985 of Schneps Communications,Victoria Schnepsis Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn. The Queens Courier and Brooklyn Home Reporter and Spectator. They also publish El Correo de Queens, and monthly pubs including Queens Business, the Long Island City Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Aspire.
Inspired by the power of the press during her advocacy work on behalf of her daughter Lara, brain damaged at birth, Ms. Schneps pursued her dream of being in the news business. She started a neighborhood newspaper in her Bayside living room, with a partner and a $250 investment.
Today, Schneps Communications publishes over 17 newspapers and magazines. The Queens Courier was chosen as one of the top 10 newspapers in New York State and their website as #1 for two years by the New York State Press Association.
As our Kings of Kings County made their way to the stage, their smiles were as bright as the full moon that night. I was so happy to see the joy on their faces as each man received a well-earned “Vicki” statue for their accomplishments. It added to the night that our impeccably dressed “King” […]
Bashful autumn’s leaves have barely begun to coax their brightest colors at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In fact, it’s still summer at Queens Theatre’s studio venue. The resident troupe, Titan Theatre Company, opens the season with a live encore presentation of William Shakespeare’s popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” At the Oct. 8 performance, artistic director […]
Now that it’s getting colder outside it’s important to stay healthy. Staying healthy means taking care of your body so you don’t get sick (or share your germs with other people). All of us might have some bad habits that keep us from staying healthy, but you can fix that. You might put your fingers […]
Anyone contemplating a trip with young family members, especially those who have done so before, knows there are certain “musts” that have to be taken into consideration: 1) Are we planning for the kids? 2) Will there be sufficient activities to keep them interested? 3) Will there be activities that adults can enjoy as well? […]
It was over two decades ago that I met Nick Nubile of Whitestone, and I was saddened to learn that he passed away last week after unsuccessful heart surgery. It is a huge loss to his family but also to the community to which he was so generous. Nick became a strong supporter of Life’s […]
Writing is an important skill to have. When you are older you might want to become an author of a famous book or a journalist or you can write for fun. When you write it is like showing people a movie in their mind. They can see what you were writing because you “showed” them […]
Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is following the infamous Rose Garden strategy of ignoring underdog Republican challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and refusing to participate in a series of public debates between now and Election Day. He recently did the same for the Democratic Primary by refusing to participate in any debates with his totally unknown, under-financed opponent Zephyr […]
As I began the celebration of the New Year in my new synagogue, I couldn’t help but remember the days of my childhood going to Shul with my mom and dad and then the huge family feasts after the services. And so the tradition continues. Since my 8-year-old Blake was beginning his training for his […]
When it comes to vacations, people want several things. They want to relax in a stress-free environment; they want a change from their everyday lives; they want activity within reason; they want exotic locales. That’s a tall order in one destination. Michigan’s Lower Peninsula fills the bill with plenty to spare. All of the above […]
What fun it was to be live on the Aurelia & CAStyles XYz TV show last Friday. The effervescent Aurelia has created a variety show, and I had the pleasure of talking with her during the hour-long show seen on Time Warner, RCN, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision. Her husband and co-producer Al Chico started the […]
Getting homework from class, it is really a task. Talking to my friends, it will never end! Doing math as a class, trying to finish really fast. This is life in second grade, it is quite the parade. I hope everyone is enjoying their class this year. Second grade is a little harder than I […]
The stock of industrial and warehouse space in Queens has become increasingly unavailable through this past year. Recently featured in the news is the gain in both sales and rentals Long Island is experiencing due to this lack of product in the Queens marketplace. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nassau County saw a 133 […]
Schools are open, but once again out-of-work, single income, poor, working and middle class parents looking for reasonably priced clothing and educational supplies had to pay more. This is thanks to elected officials who believe they know what is best for you. Year after year and now decade after decade, polls of ordinary New Yorkers […]
A blackened warehouse is pierced by the glow of a dozen lights. Shadowy figures pour onto the stage and into the orchestra pit. Trumpet blasts! Full stage lights! The musical story of “Godspell,” as told by the Rockaway Theatre Company, is about to unfold.
Eating fresh fruit off the tree, seeing chickens run free. Watching beautiful birds, and cows moving in a herd. This is my life in Puerto Rico. This August, I am in Isabela, Puerto Rico. This is the town that I am named after. It is where my mom is from. I would love to tell […]