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Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos and video courtesy of  Niko Krommydas/sandyreliefbeer.tumblr.com

There has never been a better excuse to drink.

This week, a specially created India Pale Ale, Surge Protector IPA, went on sale to raise proceeds for Sandy victims.

Dubbed Sandy Relief Beer, the alcoholic beverage was a collaborative project between eight Long Island breweries, with each one contributing an ingredient to the ale.

One of those participants, Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside, was destroyed in the storm, and some of the money made from Surge Protector IPA will go towards helping the business recover.

Half of the proceeds will also go to Long Island Cares, Inc.

Currently, the ale is available in six locations in the city, including Alewife in Long Island City and The Black Sheep Ale House in Mineola.

Visit sandyreliefbeer.tumblr.com/locations for updates on availability.

 

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LI girl joins president for gun reform announcement


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson

When President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence Wednesday, he was joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters after the Sandy Hook tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety.

One of those children was Hinna Zeejah, a third-grader from Oceanside, Long Island.

According to Newsday, when Zeejah asked her parents “why we have guns” they told her to ask the president.

“I just wanted to tell you that I feel really sad. Also I feel terrible for the parents who lost their children,” the eight-year-old wrote in her letter. “Mr. President, can we do something which will STOP all these terrible problems?”

In this video posted by the White House, third grader Hinna Zeejah reads the letter she wrote to President Obama.

 

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