thanksgiving

Big-hearted people help Sandy victims during the holidays
Big-hearted people help Sandy victims during the holidays
News Alexa Altman 11/20/2012 at 11:48AM

Cans of vegetables and boxes of macaroni brought Linda DeSabato to tears. DeSabato, owner of Vallo Transportation, engineered her company’s first Thanksgiving food drive, weeks after Superstorm Sandy drowned hopes of traditional festivities for thousands. Within days of announcing the drive, crates of sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and jugs of apple cider, donated by [...]

Holiday party in minutes: Three gourmet cheese plate pairings guaranteed to impress
Holiday party in minutes: Three gourmet cheese plate pairings guaranteed to impress
News Brandpoint 11/18/2012 at 2:23AM

Whether you’re gathering with friends, colleagues or family this holiday season, entertaining with appetizers is the perfect way to have fun without the stress of creating a multi-course meal. And when the question of what to serve arises and you need an easy-yet-impressive solution, cheese plates are an ideal way to bring a gourmet touch [...]

How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
News Brandpoint 11/18/2012 at 1:55AM

When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they’ll come away from the experience with a lot more than just [...]

Deafening Noise After Incident At Queens Plant
Deafening Noise After Incident At Queens Plant
News Billy Rennison 12/05/2011 at 3:11PM

Two women shot in Astoria Cops are on the hunt for a man who allegedly shot his wife and daughter inside of a home in Astoria on Monday morning.  According to reports, the two women were shot in the head and were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and are now listed in stable condition. Read More: [...]

Thanking the men and women in blue
Thanking the men and women in blue
News Queens Courier Staff 11/29/2011 at 9:49AM

102nd Precinct Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the Northern part of Ozone Park Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and the Richmond Hill Block Association’s Simcha Waisman delivered Thanksgiving dinner to officers at the 102nd Precinct, including Executive Officer Captain Martin Briffa on Thanksgiving Day.

Mayor Bloomberg serves up Thanksgiving in Ridgewood
Mayor Bloomberg serves up Thanksgiving in Ridgewood
News Billy Rennison 11/25/2011 at 12:37PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited the Peter Cardella Senior Center in Ridgewood to don an apron and help prepare a Thanksgiving feast. Two hundred elderly Queens residents gobbled up a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey, stuffing, butternut squash soup, cranberry sauce, baked sweet potatoes, corn on the cob and pumpkin pie. “The Peter Cardella Senior Center [...]

Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
News Melissa Chan 11/25/2011 at 12:33PM

There’s no time to nap for Fahad Azad. The Black Friday shopper told The Courier he had been awake since 5 a.m., but still plans on spending the entire day hunting down good deals. “We want to buy things,” he said. “This is the only day that we can get a big sale and where [...]

Thanksgiving Weekend Mass Transit Schedules
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2011 at 10:59AM

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, mass transit will be running special schedules between Wednesday, November 23 and Sunday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. MTA Trains and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving.  On Black Friday, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions.  There will be less service, [...]

No garbage, recycling collection on Thanksgiving
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2011 at 10:05AM

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Thursday, November 24. Residents who normally receive Thursday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Thursday after 4 p.m. for pickup.  Those receiving Thursday recycling collection will not have their recycling picked up until the [...]