Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and “In Practice: Under Foundations,” thru March 30, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 361-1750.
(BPT) - To protect yourself from developing cervical cancer, you need to know how Pap and HPV tests can work together to assess your risk, as well as how often to get tested since the greatest risk is not getting screened. A newly released survey, Cervical Cancer Today: A National Survey of Attitudes and Behaviors, paints a picture of women and their healthcare providers as resistant to changes in one of the most successful cancer prevention programs in U.S. history: cervical cancer screening. The survey, conducted jointly by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and HealthyWomen (HW), explored the attitudes and decisions in the exam room of more than 2,000 women and 750 healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more visit www.npwh.org or www.healthywomen.org. Join the conversation online with #CervicalCancerToday.
(BPT) - While hosting family and friends at home can be a fun, bonding experience, the extra traffic can create less than comfortable quarters. Give your overnight guests a bathroom retreat specially designed to meet their needs away from home. With some slick, yet simple, lavatory upgrades, your only worry will be ensuring your guests remember to leave.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
(Family Features) When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen complemented by different techniques?
(Family Features) When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself quickly bored with your surroundings. While you wait for the sun to make its next appearance, it’s the perfect time for a mini-makeover to make your indoor space feel fresh and appealing.
(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.
(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.
(BPT) - Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular home improvement projects and they provide impressive return on investment. While plenty of focus goes into selecting the perfect tile or ideal shower surround, there’s one critical area that too often is overlooked: the lighting.
(BPT) - Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: “Come on in, the water’s warm.” But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might come sooner than you expect.
Recently the only movie theater close by, the Cinemart Cinemas theater, stated that if they did not get more business, they would have to close. This is a true “small business,” family owned and operated historic theater. In order to help them, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is going to purchase 10 adult tickets and 10 senior citizen tickets to distribute free of charge to our community. The movie that is now showing at the theater is “American Sniper.” This program, the GWDC hopes, will start a trend with other local organizations of buying “blocks” of tickets to help this theater survive and flourish. The GWDC intends to do this for other movies in the future.
Although this theater is not in Woodhaven, it is the closest to our community and we have to support it.
A close-up of a painting, left, by artist Chris Freeman reveals surprising texture. Freeman, right, sits with his dog, Barbie, in Topaz Arts in Woodside. On the cover: “Twins” by the artist.
Relocating is a chaotic and overwhelming experience for most people, but for those who move regularly, it becomes a calculated and familiar process, often mixed with a tinge of sadness.
Since the 1990s, artist Jewyo Rhii constantly displaced herself from her native South Korea to study and work across Europe, in London and Amsterdam, and the United States.
It’s winter. The trees are stark and ghost-like — and that’s just the art.
At first, the idea of large paintings depicting black-and-white woodlands in a season when most New Yorkers fantasize about the tropics isn’t so appealing.
Former Queens Mafia kingpin John Gotti Jr. is “setting the record straight” in a tell-all, self-published book that was released on Monday.
The story, “Shadow of My Father,” will be available as an e-book and is a firsthand account of how Gotti grew up in, controlled and eventually got away from the Mafia life.
If it would be possible to sum up Dabney Montgomery’s life in a single sentence, Gerald Karikari would have it about right.
“He stood up when it was time.”
(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.
(NAPSI)—Longing for the days when you felt good about driving your car, truck or SUV?
A tangle of limbs, gripped with emotion. A pile of fish, plopped within a clear glass bowl.
Upon entering the space of Artistrun Gallery, it takes a moment to make the connection between the work of the two artists featured in a new exhibit titled, “complex FORMS.”
Love is in the air, and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) wants to show his affection for veterans.
The politician will be collecting food and other goods for veterans staying in hospitals and nursing homes, as part of the Valentines for Vets program. Donations will be accepted at his district office, at 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd., until Feb. 12.
The shelves are almost empty, signs announcing a close-out sale are taped to the front windows, and a steady stream of customers file into Square Hardware, the Ditmars Boulevard landmark that is closing its doors at the end of the month after a six-decade run.
Some are stopping in to pick up an item or two or to have a key made, but many just want to take one more look around and say goodbye to the store’s longtime owner Tomas Orama, who attributes much of the decision to close to an impending hip operation.