Competitors come out for Ridgewood’s first-ever thumb wrestling event


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Locals were all thumbs at the first-ever Ridgewood Thumb Wrestling Competition held at Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar. Five brave competitors squared off in mini plastic rings in a fight for glory, honor, local pride and a free growler fill courtesy of Finback Brewery in Glendale.

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Flushing HS handball team impresses on the court and in the classroom


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Photo courtesy of Betty Chow

The players on the Flushing High School handball team are not just adept athletes, they are proficient in the classroom as well, with many of the student athletes taking advanced placement courses and holding near-90 grade point averages.

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10 places to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Queens


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

With millions of people around the world anticipating the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, sports bars and restaurants all around Queens are hosting events for local fans this Saturday.

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Arm wrestlers will battle it out to crown the ‘King and Queen of Arms’


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Photo courtesy NYAWA

Men and women from all over the tri-state area — and from as far away as Turkey, Puerto Rico and Russia — will gather in Queens next month to find out who has the strongest arms.

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Frank Charles Park repairs a home run for Howard Beach community


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Howard Beach residents hoping to enjoy America’s pastime at Frank Charles Park will experience a whole new ballgame when visiting the ballfields.

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