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Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks
Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/18/2014 at 12:02PM

This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.

Walk to raise funds for Flushing toddler’s chemo
Walk to raise funds for Flushing toddler’s chemo
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/06/2013 at 3:34PM

Kimberly Scott’s life changed in March, when doctors discovered a lemon sized tumor in her toddler’s brain. “They said in a week, he would have died if he didn’t have the surgery,” she said. Her 3-year-old son Alex now faces at least six months of aggressive chemotherapy after the cancerous brain tumor was removed. Hundreds [...]

Bellerose woman helps sick kids with superhero cape campaign
Bellerose woman helps sick kids with superhero cape campaign
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/17/2013 at 1:06PM

A Bellerose law student is crusading to turn sick kids into superheroes, one cape at a time. Evgenia Soldatos, 23, has started a campaign to give handmade superhero capes to the nearly 100 patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. “I hope it’ll bring them a sense of empowerment,” Soldatos said. “They’ll have a superhero [...]

Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/20/2013 at 11:24AM

A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 7:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Cowboys & Aliens at Rockaway Beach Enjoy films, sand, waves and salty air at the same time in [...]

Laughing Devil hosts fundraiser for Colorado shooting victim
Laughing Devil hosts fundraiser for Colorado shooting victim
News Alexa Altman 7/31/2012 at 4:27PM

While increased security at local movie theaters and debate over gun control brought the Aurora, Colorado, shooting closer to home, a Queens comedy club came together to raise money for an aspiring comedian who was injured during the rampage. On Monday, July 30, the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City hosted a fundraiser [...]

Delicious way to raise money
Delicious way to raise money
News Queens Courier Staff 5/03/2012 at 12:50PM

Eat chocolate, raise money? That’s exactly what happened this past weekend when the Rotary Club of South West Queens hosted a chocolate fundraiser for the community-based Our Lady of Grace Ministry of Care and Service Food Pantry. For the price of admission, attendees were able to indulge in treats such as M&M pancakes, chocolate pancakes, [...]