Insurance team helped ensure a bright holiday


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Petschauer Insurance

Petschauer Insurance in Ridgewood recently collected and donated toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in the hopes of making the holiday season brighter for children in need. The toys were presented to Staff Sergeant Price (second from left) by members of the Petschauer team — Rosmarie Wyszinski, Sherri Cosentino, Lauren Wisnowski […]

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Have you thanked an entrepreneur lately?


| rbasso@queenscourier.com

As I was shopping in Huntington on Small Business Saturday to support the local merchants, I was struck by how much these entrepreneurs and small business owners give back to their local community with almost little or no fanfare.  Aside from the fact that small business owners create two out of three jobs each year, […]

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St. Michael’s Cemetery gives from the heart


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Mike DiBartolomeo

Over the past two holiday seasons, St. Michael’s Cemetery has brought happiness to local children through participating in Toys for Tots. This past weekend marked the culmination of their annual toy drive, resulting in the collection of 720 toys for local children in need. “[People in the community] appreciate and feel sorry for those less […]

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Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Councilmember James Gennaro

A joint effort across eastern Queens is attempting to provide children and their families with warm bodies, full stomachs and plenty of presents to open on Christmas. Councilmember James Gennaro united with New York Cares service events manager Joseph Salas, Marine Corps Staff Sergeants Daniel Sweeney and David Bonney of the Sixth Communications Battalion and […]

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Bikers with big hearts


| amanning@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alana Manning. Thousands of bikers and onlookers gathered to donate to Jamaica’s Bernard Fineson Developmental Center during the annual Independent Bikers Toys for Tots toy run.

Motorcyclists got revved up for a good cause at the 31st Annual Independent Bikers Toys for Tots (IBTFT) toy run, which left from Forest Park and ended at the Creedmoor Center on Sunday, November 6. Thousands of bikers and onlookers gathered to donate to Jamaica’s Bernard Fineson Developmental Center, which provides a wide variety of […]

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Weekend Street Closures in Queens


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Weekend Street Closures During this year’s Middle Village Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, November 6 the following streets will be closed: 80th Street between Juniper Valley Road and Metropolitan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and 65th Lane. The 2011 ING NYC Marathon will also close multiple streets in Queens.  the closures include:             […]

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Star of Queens: Mike Bilski


| amanning@queenscourier.com

Mike Bilski

East Coast Car Association – Toys for Tots Community Involvement: Since 2008, Mike Bilski has worked with the , a club dedicated to helping the children of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. He is also involved in numerous other organizations, including the Middle Village Veterans Day Parade Committee, the Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336 and […]

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NYRA visits with Big A CB 10


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As construction of the Aqueduct Racino continues, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) touched base with the local community at a board meeting. Joanne Adams, Community Relations Manager for NYRA, spoke to Community Board 10 at its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 6. Adams announced that the Wood Memorial, a Kentucky Derby prep race, run […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ 12-23


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SCHOOL EVENTS Senate President Malcolm A. Smith was joined by the new city Schools Chancellor Cathie Black, Assemblymember Rory Lancman and Councilmember James F. Gennaro for a tour of Hillcrest High School on Monday December 13. They toured several classrooms and met with students and teachers. Smaller classroom sizes, after school programs and increased community […]

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Flushing J.H.S. kids give back


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Students at Junior High School (J.H.S.) 189 are in the true Christmas spirit as they are raising money to buy toys for less fortunate children. For the past three years Gary Malone, an eighth-grade teacher at J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, has been helping the students raise funds to buy gifts to support the United States […]

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A time to give back


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Representatives from White Castle, St. Demetrios of Astoria, NYPD and members of the East Elmhurst community helped make the annual Toys for Tots toy drive at St. Michael’s Cemetery another successful venture. Bags filled with unwrapped toys as well as various monetary donations flooded the chapel on Friday, December 3. “Since St. Michael’s serves families […]

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AREA TOY/FOOD & COAT DRIVES


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New York Hospital Queens Toy Drive for children of the military New York Hospital Queens, Main Entrance Security Desk 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY, 718-888-8747 New York Hospital Queens, Public Affairs & Marketing Department 41-61 Kissena Blvd, Suite B, 1st floor, Flushing, NY, 718-670-1065 New York Hospital Queens, EMS Department 163-15 46 Ave; Flushing, NY, […]

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