thanksgiving

Middle Village scout troop needs members
Middle Village scout troop needs members
Southwest Liam La Guerre 12/08/2013 at 3:48PM

The St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 of Middle Village was once a bustling group filled with dozens of youngsters eager to learn about the outdoors. But membership in the nearly 70-year-old troop has declined after years of competing for attention with computers, video games and now, mobile devices. About two decades ago there were [...]

MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 11/26/2013 at 3:19PM

From Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1 the MTA will operate on special schedules because of Thanksgiving weekend travel demands, according to the transit agency. New York City Subways and Buses New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of [...]

Middle Village man seeks home to donate his ducks
Middle Village man seeks home to donate his ducks
News Liam La Guerre 11/25/2013 at 4:25PM

One man wants to donate his birds, but won’t let them be sitting ducks for Thanksgiving. Middle Village native Frank Garet, who saved three ducks from possibly being the centerpiece of a dinner table last year, is now looking for a permanent home for the birds. He believes the ducks deserve to return to nature, [...]

Donations help thousands have a happy Thanksgiving
News Maggie Hayes 11/26/2012 at 6:02PM

Thanksgiving had a new meaning this year for thousands of Sandy victims throughout New York, who received Thanksgiving dinner donations at the request of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Boxes filled with cranberry sauce, vegetables, stuffing, gravy and other Thanksgiving dishes, along with thousands of turkeys, were delivered to New Yorkers affected by the storm. On Wednesday, [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Friday night: A slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradual clearing toward daybreak, with a low around 40. EVENT of the DAY: Improvius Maximus Some of the best improv teams, from all corners [...]

Shoppers line up for savings on Black Friday
Shoppers line up for savings on Black Friday
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 1:48AM

Fighting off the tryptophan, shoppers made their way out after Thanksgiving dinner eschewing sleep and leftovers for some early morning shopping. Nearly 150 million people were expected to take advantage of Black Friday sales throughout the country this weekend, according to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey. For some, Black Friday has become a tradition [...]

Cuomo visits Breezy Point, promises community will come back stronger
Cuomo visits Breezy Point, promises community will come back stronger
News Terence M. Cullen 11/21/2012 at 2:37PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thanksgiving Eve visited first responders and Breezy Point residents and promised them that, despite the current turmoil, the entire New York community would be rebuilt and stronger in a year’s time. “Today you see a day of damage, but you come back here in a year from now and you will [...]

Alleged ‘cannibal cop’ denied bail, plotted to feast on victims for Thanksgiving: reports
Alleged ‘cannibal cop’ denied bail, plotted to feast on victims for Thanksgiving: reports
News Billy Rennison 11/21/2012 at 11:02AM

The alleged “cannibal cop” will remain behind bars this Thanksgiving after reportedly planning to feast on “girl meat” during the holiday. Prosecutor’s read transcript obtained from Valle’s computer during a hearing yesterday, according to multiple reports. “I’m planning on getting some girl meat,” said Valle, according to transcripts. “This November, for Thanksgiving. It’s a long [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/21/2012 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 52. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 41. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at Flushing Town Hall  Professional jazz musicians, jazz students and music educators are welcome [...]

MTA Thanksgiving weekend service
MTA Thanksgiving weekend service
News Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 1:30PM

Starting Wednesday, New York City buses and subways, and area regional trains will operate on special schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Subways and Buses On Thanksgiving Day (November 22), subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, with additional service on the 42nd Street Shuttle for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also, some bus [...]