Blog: Devon’s Domain

Devon’s Domain

Devon Michael O’Connor is a fourth generation resident of Whitestone, Queens. As a local community activist he is the Founder and President of Welcome to Whitestone Commercial and Residential Civic Association, which is  a non-profit that promotes and produces family fun events to benefit the local community. Devon is also owner of a children’s birthday party center called Dabby’s.

The Bunny Raised Some Money
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 4/23/2012 at 3:15PM

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 – The Welcome To Whitestone Commercial and Residential Civic Association hosted it’s second annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny fundraising event. The event was hosted by Devon O’Connor at DABBYS “The Place for Children’s Birthday Parties” 11-02 Clintonville Street in Whitestone.   The purpose of this event was to raise much [...]

Where’s Munson?
Where’s Munson?
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 3/01/2012 at 4:23PM

On Saturday, February 25th, the beloved family friend and companion of a local Whitestone family went missing. Munson, a 14 month old golden retriever was last seen on 24th Road and Francis Lewis Boulevard in the Whitestone section of Queens at approximately 5:30am.   That evening at about 11:00pm, I received a facebook message from [...]

Love is in the air in Whitestone!
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 2/03/2012 at 10:02AM

It’s February! The month of Love! What are you and your valentine doing this Valentine’s Day? Enter our online “Time For Love” contest and you could win a FREE Valentine’s Day Dinner courtesy of Verdi’s of Whitestone!   It’s simple! All you have to do is send us a picture of you and your valentine with [...]

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance
Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 1/24/2012 at 10:06AM

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great holiday season and that the new year is starting off great for you!This past week I was honored to have been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance! I will be the Director of Publicity, Public Relations and Blood Bank. I look forward [...]

Shredding for Safety
Shredding for Safety
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 11/30/2011 at 5:15PM

This past Saturday, The Welcome To Whitestone Civic Association, Democratic State Committeemember Matthew Silverstein and The Waterside Estates at Cresthaven Homeowners Association were proud to sponsor a free document shredding event in the Whitestone Key Food Shopping Center. Over 75 people showed up, some with a few pages such as phone bills and credit card [...]

Every Sign has a Story!
Every Sign has a Story!
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 11/21/2011 at 3:32PM

This past Saturday, the Welcome To Whitestone Civic Association was pleased to unveil a brand new sign welcoming people to our neighborhood. The “Welcome To Whitestone” sign, located on Francis Lewis Boulevard and Locke Avenue has been a project 3 years in the making. The following is a little history of how this project began. [...]

11/11/11 11:11:11 Palindrome Friday
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 11/09/2011 at 4:37PM

This week we will be seeing something that hasn’t been seen in 100 years and won’t be seen for another 100 years. On November 11th, 2011 (11/11/11) at 11:11:11 (AM & PM), the time and date will be a perfect same-numbered palindrome. A palindrome is a word, phrase or number that can be read the [...]

Sexual Harassment in school is not a prerequisite
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 11/08/2011 at 2:30PM

Fifty percent of our neighborhood children in grades 7 through 12 have been the victim of some form of sexual harassment during school hours according to a new study released this week. Today’s topic is about Sexual Harassment. These are alarming statistics but there is no outcry and no protest. If this was anything else, [...]

Standing Up to Cyberbullying
Devon's Domain Devon Michael O’Connor 11/04/2011 at 1:35PM

For over 100 years, we have been using the phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It wasn’t true then and it’s not true now.  Today’s topic is about cyberbullying.   My name is Devon Michael O’Connor. I am a fourth generation resident of Whitestone and am the president [...]