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Summertime in Woodhaven

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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:30 am

Did you enjoy your long holiday weekend,

I hope that you did.

Although our July 4 was overcast most of the day, it cleared and then the temperatures went up the rest of the weekend. Now we are in the midst of hot summer weather.

Remember, please check on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly. If you don’t have to go out, don’t. If you have to “go down to the avenue,” please linger in our air-conditioned stores, businesses and restaurants. As always you can conveniently order by phone and have your groceries or restaurant orders delivered to your door. If you don’t want to do your laundry in this heat, many of our local laundromats will pick up, wash, dry, and fold your laundry and return it to your homes. Many of the dry cleaners offer these same services. In Woodhaven, all of your needs are only a phone call away.

Now to the “pomp and circumstance” of our Woodhaven graduates and NY Army National Guard promotions of our neighbors in recognition of their capacity for additional responsibility and leadership.

They include Augustin Villalobos, named to the dean’s list at SUNY Farmingdale; Natalie Young, graduate from the University of Hartford; Josh Cepeda, Rochester Institute of Technology dean’s list; Hanije Tan, Fairfield University; Rosalind Kumar, SUNY New Paltz dean’s list; Alexa Criollo, Marfry Hernandez and Paola Vargas, Clarkson University in Potsdam; Rebecca Burgos, SUNY Geneseo dean’s list; Gabrielle Rosato, NY Army National Guard; Anthony Delacruzcortes promoted to private first class; Patryk Jaskowski promoted to private first class and Fiona Lau, a graduate who will be attending Clarkson University of Potsdam. Congratulations to our Woodhaven graduates and those promoted by our U.S. Army. You make us proud.

Come out to our parks this summer where there will be a number of events.

At the Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. come hear the sounds of Bon Jovi. On July 17 at 7:30 p.m., Blondes Have More Fun will take the stage and on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m., Ike Delguidice and Big Shot will perform. At Highland Park Wednesday, July 16 at 6 p.m., there will be a performance of “Beauty and the Beast” and on July 23, 6 p.m., “Sister Rain and Brother Sun” will be performed.

Sadly our condolences go out to the Ragusa family and the passing of Phil Ragusa, longtime leader in the Queens Republican Party.

Fly our American Flags proudly above all others this summer and wear your American Flag lapel pins. If you want a free lapel pin, call our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation office at (718) 805-0202.

May God bless our Armed Forces, our disabled veterans and may God bless America.

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